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Events

Yesterday, 00:00
Notarised and Silvestre De Sousa win the Old Newton Cup at Haydock Park (photo credit: John Crossick)

Ladies, put a sparkle into your summer and come to Haydock Park on August 6 for the Betfred Rose of Lancaster Stakes Ladies’ Day

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Equestrian
Tue, 20:23
Jodie will be performing at Lytham Proms

Musical stage star Jodie Prenger is heading home for her first visit to the Lytham Festival. She spoke to Roger Borrell

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Holker Garden Festival

A round-up of events in Lancashire and the Lake District during June

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Things to do in Lancashire
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
King Street Festival

Head to King Street this long weekend to celebrate the past, present and future of the city’s most iconic street.

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Restaurants

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Roast rump of lamb, aspragus, peas, broad beans, boulangere potatoes and red wine jus

This super Northern Quarter venue is a magnet for visitors searching for good food and drink. Emma Mayoh reports

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Manchester Restaurants
Friday, June 3, 2016
Fireplace at The Inn at Whitewell

Our guide to some of the Ribble Valley’s best gastropubs, in no particular order. Emma Mayoh reports

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Lancashire Restaurants Pubs and Bars Ribble Valley
Friday, May 20, 2016
Waddington Arms

This pretty Ribble Valley village is a honeypot for visitors searching out good food and drink. Roger Borrell joined them

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Lancashire Restaurants Pubs and Bars

Places

Mon, 00:00
Main Street, Kirkby Lonsdale

More and more people are making their home in Kirkby Lonsdale. Sue Riley met one couple who fell in love with the town

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Kirkby Lonsdale
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Sally-Ann Bromley (Vice Principal), Grant Bromley (Principal Director) and Charlotte Ormwood (Choreographer) with students from Valley Academy Easter school 2016 in Crawshawbooth

The arts are playing an increasingly important role for Rawtenstall and the surrounding area, reports Martin Pilkington. Photography by Kirsty Thompson

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Silverdale

Silverdale and Arnside are not just pretty coastal villages - they also host the county’s biggest art weekend,

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Silverdale
Friday, June 10, 2016
MV TERN is 125 years old this month (June 2016)

This town always attracts huge numbers of visitors eager to take to the water. Mike Glover joined them. Artwork by Nick Oliver and photography by John Cocks

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Bowness
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
David Lewis of Northern Mill Engine Society photographed at Bolton Steam Museum

Bolton is setting a cracking pace in the drive to rekindle the town’s creative spirit. Martin Pilkington reports. Photography by Kirsty Thompson

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Style

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Ministry of Craft

Mairead Mahon embroiders a story about the great sewing revival gripping the region.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Barney models a Tommy Hilfiger New York Fit White Oxford Shirt, £75, with French Connection Mozart Marine Blue Jumper, £50 and Tommy Hilfiger Denton Chino, £100, all from Stringers. Olivia joins him wearing a Riani Frock Coat, £599, with Riani Green Vest, £55, Riani Hose Slim Fit Bootcut, £155, Riani Scarf, £175, and Riani Handbag, £330, all from Muse

Get ready for spring with inspiration from our exclusive fashion shoot at Bartle Hall

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Friday, April 1, 2016
Dress, Hobbs - £199,
Shoes, Dune - £79,
Necklace, Helene Zubeldia @ Cadenzza - £169,
Ring, Helen Zubeldia @ Cadenzza - £99,
All available at Liverpool ONE

A Lancashire Life fashion exclusive at Aintree with our top female jockey Katie Walsh

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Liverpool ONE

Walks

Friday, June 17, 2016
Peel Tower

Country dwellers who felt they were getting a raw deal stopped moaning and did something. Roger Borrell reports

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Ramsbottom
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
White Coppice

The views on this walk from Brinscall are stupendous and the home made tea bread and cheese is delicious, says John Lenehan

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The Marina is still busy but Glasson was once a busy trading port

This small corner of coastal Lancashire turned out to be an unexpected gem. John Lenehan reports

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Foulridge Reservoir

I should take my woolly hat off to my friend John Serjeant - he never gets it wrong when suggesting a walk. I had decided that my next outing would be around the moors of Haslingden Grane and I asked John to accompany me.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Gummer's How walk

This walk around Gummer’s How takes in some of the finest views in the south Lakes

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Lake District Walks

Arts

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Silverdale

Silverdale and Arnside are not just pretty coastal villages - they also host the county’s biggest art weekend,

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Silverdale
Edward with a work featuring Gandalf, of Lord of the Rings

This painter has a growing international reputation for his almost mystical works, writes Barbara Waite

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There are only 233 Shakespeare first folios known to have survived

It was big news when a Shakespeare First Folio was found on a Scottish island, but we have our very own here in the Ribble Valley. Julie Frankland went to see it

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Stonyhurst

Ad Feature: Blackburn artist shows Lancashire the colour of love

Friday, May 20, 2016
Love and Colour

Six months ago, in the small hours of the morning, artist, Daniel Davidson had a brainwave which led to his latest online venture.

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The Graduate

“The Graduate” – Blackburn Drama Club – Thwaites Empire Theatre – Thursday 19th May 2016

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Theatre Reviews

Friday, May 20, 2016
The Graduate

“The Graduate” – Blackburn Drama Club – Thwaites Empire Theatre – Thursday 19th May 2016

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Tasos Pattichis and Emma Hill

There’s something unusual on the menu at a Bolton chippy this month. Paul Mackenzie reports

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
WiLd!

Tutti Frutti are a theatre company who specialise in performing for children and young people touring their shows both nationally and internationally. Robe Gemmell caught up with director Wendy Harris about their next show which is a first for the company.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016
Ladies in Lavender

Rob Gemmell goes to see the Lytham Anonymous Players production of Ladies in Lavender at the Lowther Pavilion in Lytham

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
John Foxx

John Foxx was the original founder of the popular 70’s band, Ultravox and has a career which has spanned for nearly fifty years. I spoke to John about his time growing up in Chorley where he was born and his involvement in the adaptation of the E.M. Forster short story, “The Machine Stops” by Pilot Theatre and the York Theatre Royal.

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Photography

Saturday, June 18, 2016
Ambleside Boat by Keith Meredith

Our readers visit one of the more popular locations in the Lake District, and their photos illustrate why.

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Ambleside photography
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Stepping Stones over the River Hodder, Whitewell by Ron Sutton

Our readers share their photos of the one of the prettiest parts of the county

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Bowland photography
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Cal Cottrell - Short-eared owl at Blackpool. They look around when they hear the camera shutter

Cal Cottrell put down his gun and picked up a camera in pursuit of Lancashire wildlife

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Lancashire Wildlife photography

Competitions

Wed, 00:00
Ainsley Harriot

Southport Flower Show will be opened by celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott and you could be his VIP guest

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Tue, 21:52
A venison dish from Forelles restaurant

Escape to boutique country house hotel, Fishmore Hall, for a luxury three night stay

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Monday, June 6, 2016
John Foley, of Holden Clough Nursery

Green fingers at the ready! The Lancashire Life School Garden of the Year competition is back

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Food & Drink

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Roast rump of lamb, aspragus, peas, broad beans, boulangere potatoes and red wine jus

This super Northern Quarter venue is a magnet for visitors searching for good food and drink. Emma Mayoh reports

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Manchester Restaurants
Monday, June 13, 2016
Whin Yeats Dairy milk and Fellstone cheese

When Max and Jenny Burrow’s children didn’t want to continue the family business, Clare and Tom Noblet stepped in. Sue Riley reports

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Cheese
Friday, June 10, 2016
Adam Reid

Adam Reid, head chef at The French in Manchester’s Midland Hotel, doesn’t believe in rushing things, as Emma Mayoh discovered

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Chris Neve's smoked salmon with scampi fritters, charred cucumber and brown shrimp mayo

A delicious light lunch delighted guests at one of Lancashire’s top dining inns.

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Lancashire Life Luncheon Seafood Pub Co

Events

Yesterday, 00:00
Notarised and Silvestre De Sousa win the Old Newton Cup at Haydock Park (photo credit: John Crossick)

Ladies, put a sparkle into your summer and come to Haydock Park on August 6 for the Betfred Rose of Lancaster Stakes Ladies’ Day

Read Full Story »
Equestrian
Tue, 20:23
Jodie will be performing at Lytham Proms

Musical stage star Jodie Prenger is heading home for her first visit to the Lytham Festival. She spoke to Roger Borrell

Read Full Story »
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Holker Garden Festival

A round-up of events in Lancashire and the Lake District during June

Read Full Story »
Things to do in Lancashire
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
King Street Festival

Head to King Street this long weekend to celebrate the past, present and future of the city’s most iconic street.

Read Full Story »

People

Friday, June 17, 2016
Peel Tower

Country dwellers who felt they were getting a raw deal stopped moaning and did something. Roger Borrell reports

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Ramsbottom
Mia McLoughlin

With a prestigious theatre scholarship under her belt, ten-year-old Mia McLoughlin from Whalley is set to have her name in lights

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Whalley
Thursday, June 2, 2016
D-Day veteran, Gerard Rogerson, holding a pop-up card made by local children depicting the church at Saint Come de Fresne which rang the first bells of freedom

June is the time we remember the D-Day heroes who launched the liberation of Europe. Stephen Canavan spoke to one of Lancashire’s few survivors

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Crewe members in front of the Lytham Lifeboat Station

A new museum in a Lytham landmark recalls a tragedy which changed the face of the RNLI, as Paul Mackenzie reports. Photography by John Cocks

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Lytham
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Meeting House and Wardens Cottage

The Quakers are leaving one of their most historic Meeting Houses. They spoke to Mairead Mahon.

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Homes & Gardens

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Monday, April 11, 2016
Arnold & Philips

Spring is here and the property market is blossoming. If you’re on the move, David Arnold, partner at Arnold & Phillips which has branches at Ormskirk, Southport and Standish, has five tips for buyers and sellers.

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Sunday, January 17, 2016
Napthens

Valuable legal advice from Napthens, myth-busting divorce and relationship rumours.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Delabrousse Aesthetics

Teresa Delabrousse, practitioner at Delabrousse Aesthetics lists 7 secrets to healthy, youthful skin.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015
Shaw Hill

Apart from being surrounded by undulating acres of a woodland park golf course, Shaw Hill sits like a magnificent jewel at the top.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015
Tom Wood nominee for Butcher of the Year

Tom Wood, the Butchery Manager at Huntleys Country Stores Ltd represents Team GB with nomination for Butcher of the Year

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