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Events

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Here’s our pick of some of the best summer happenings

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Ribble Valley
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Our guide to the best events in and around region.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Blackburn will host the UK’s first national celebration of manufacturing, as Paul Mackenzie reports

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Blackburn
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

As summer approaches, this coastal favourite has a packed programme of outdoor entertainments.

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Lytham Summer in Lancashire

Restaurants

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So does Grand Pacific in Manchester make you really feel you’re dining at an old colonial hang-out? Janet Reeder went along to find out.

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Manchester Restaurants Asian Food
Thursday, May 18, 2017

There is an emerging fine dining scene at the heart of our county’s galleries and museums, as Mairead Mahon discovers

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Lancashire Restaurants

Places

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The National Trust at Formby celebrates 50 years of glorious beaches, dramatic sand dunes, sweeping pinewoods and fascinating wildlife. Rebekka O’Grady visits to talk to those who protect this special coast

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Test your knowledge on Manchester with our picture based quiz.

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Quiz Manchester
Saturday, June 10, 2017

How well do you know the north west coast.

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Quiz Coastal Lancashire
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Roger Borrell and photographer Kirsty Thompson sample the delights of this quiet corner of Lancashire.

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Carnforth
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Linda Viney visits a delightful garden that makes a perfect spot for afternoon tea.

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Style

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Get ready to experience a fashion and beauty event like no other…

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Lancastrian Cliff Bashford has been giving ladies the Colour Me Beautiful treatment for nearly 30 years. Is it relevant to today’s women? Rebekka O’Grady investigates.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

If you thought becoming a hairdresser was a dead end job, you’ve not met Rochdale’s Melissa Timperley. She’s a cut above

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Manchester

Walks

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Stumped for a great walk? If so, bowl along to the idyllic cricket ground of White Coppice and join John Lenehan on this scenic hike.

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Chorley
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Five family members are walking 80 miles from the West Riding to the west coast of Lancashire to raise funds for charity.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

John Lenehan takes the high road through the stunning Trough of Bowland,

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Bowland Walks
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Our walks man John Lenehan guides us on a trip through the lonely Longsleddale Valley and up to the summit of Kentmere Pike.

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Lake District Walks
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

From the top of chilly Winter Hill to the beautiful coastline around Arnside, we bring you some of the best walks to enjoy this Spring.

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Bowland Walks Ribble Valley Walks

Arts

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Artist Cassandra Battersby’s latest project involves capturing the beauty of Lancashire’s private estates. She talks to Olivia Assheton, a long admirer of her work.

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Ribble Valley

Three exceptional pictures made it to the final of our Landscape Artist of the Year competition but there was only one winner. Barbara Waite reports.

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Artist profile - Tracy Levine

Sunday, June 11, 2017

It started with beautiful flower heads and blossomed into an exhibition and a tribute to the artist’s late father. Roger Borrell reports.

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Husband and wife artists inspired by a love of hares and their children’s imaginary friends are gaining fans across the world. Sue Riley reports.

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Audiences and performers are preparing for another season of spectacular outdoor theatre, writes Julian Wilde

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Theatre Reviews

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Audiences and performers are preparing for another season of spectacular outdoor theatre, writes Julian Wilde

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Mary Cooper is a lecturer and a playwright with over thirty years’ experience. Her latest project, From Shore to Shore, explores a subject that has really opened her eyes to the British Chinese community.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Octagon Theatre in Bolton will shortly host a new play from writer Timberlake Wertenbaker which looks at what it means for women to resist, how far they’ll go for a cause they believe in and at what point does the fight for freedom become terrorism. Rob Gemmell speaks to one of the shows cast, Louise Jameson.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

The curtain was raised on the Manchester Theatre Awards at HOME but who were the winners? Janet Reeder reveals all

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Manchester Theatre Awards
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Hilarity, wildness, eccentricity and Ann Diamond! The latest collaboration between writer, R.P. Douglas and director, Mike Heath, had it all for the enjoyment of the watching Kings Arms audience.

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Photography

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Head over to one of the hidden gems of the North West coast.

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Arnside photography
Saturday, April 15, 2017

You would never guess that these tranquil scenes were captured right by one of the busiest motorways in the country.

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photography Preston Lancashire Wildlife
Monday, April 3, 2017

Our readers celebrate one of the great sights of spring.

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Spring photography

Competitions

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Five luxury hampers to win marking the launch of a new foodie website.

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Tue, 00:00

Win an overnight stay for two, a three-course dinner and a full cooked breakfast in the morning.

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Ullswater
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Get ready to experience a fashion and beauty event like no other…

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Food & Drink

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So does Grand Pacific in Manchester make you really feel you’re dining at an old colonial hang-out? Janet Reeder went along to find out.

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Manchester Restaurants Asian Food
Friday, June 16, 2017

Our Lancashire Life Chef of the Year has spent a lifetime foraging for food. He spoke to Emma Mayoh about growing up in the Lake District, his multitude of awards and life at Michelin starred Forest Side.

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Grasmere
Monday, June 12, 2017

The Ribble Valley is one of the top foodie destinations in the country and you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to afternoon teas.

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Afternoon Tea Ribble Valley
Friday, June 9, 2017

Our guide to some of the top gin distillers in Lancashire and the Lake District

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Gin

Events

00:00

Here’s our pick of some of the best summer happenings

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Ribble Valley
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Our guide to the best events in and around region.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Blackburn will host the UK’s first national celebration of manufacturing, as Paul Mackenzie reports

Read Full Story »
Blackburn
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

As summer approaches, this coastal favourite has a packed programme of outdoor entertainments.

Read Full Story »
Lytham Summer in Lancashire

People

Mon, 16:44

We have selected the items that will form our History of Lancashire in 70 Objects.

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Mon, 16:42

We’re searching for the items which tell the county’s story as we prepare to mark Lancashire Life’s 70th anniversary

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Monday, June 12, 2017

The award-winning actress has never lost her sparkle, as Martin Pilkington discovers

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Liverpool
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A chance encounter in a Preston street led Elizabeth Grant to the finals of Miss World. She tells Mairead Mahon her story and the tragedy that spurred her on.

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Preston
Monday, May 15, 2017

The One Show’s Christine Walkden is one of the VIPs at this year’s Southport Flower Show. She spoke to Roger Borrell

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Homes & Gardens

Friday, June 16, 2017

These stylish homes have been recently built.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

This fabulous home has spacious rooms and beautiful grounds.

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Friday, June 2, 2017

A local developer has breathed life back into an abandoned Lancaster building.

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