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Events

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Tractor Pulling Great Eccleston Show

If you haven’t made any plans for the long weekend, here are a selection of events that might fit the bill.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Ambleside

Celebrate the great outdoors by walking, running and swimming at an all-action new festival in Ambleside

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Ambleside
Monday, August 1, 2016
A scene from The Dukes production of The Hobbit which runs from July 5-August 13 in Williamson Park, Lancaster

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

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Clitheroe Food Festival

Summer time is always jam packed with range of different festivals and shows and 2016 is no different. We’ve selected some of the best festivals that are happening across the region for you and whole family to enjoy.

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Restaurants

Yesterday, 15:47
The Golden Rule

Pull up a chair, dine on fine food or enjoy superb ales in one of these fantastic Lake District inns.

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Pubs and Bars Lake District
Monday, August 15, 2016
The Midland Hotel

You can dine in style along the Lancashire and Lake District coastline, as Emma Mayoh discovered

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Coastal Lancashire Lancashire Restaurants Pubs and Bars
Friday, June 24, 2016
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

Places

Monday, August 22, 2016
View of Grasmere from Allan Bank, Wordsworth's other home....

Grasmere is back in business after the chaos caused by the devastating floods, writes Eileen Jones

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Grasmere Floods
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Swallows and Amazons - Four on the fellside above Coniston

Script changes and an outbreak of political correctness can’t hide Coniston’s star quality. Mike Glover reports

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Coniston
Walney Island by Dave Willis, Cumbria Tourism

Join us on a whistlestop of the Lancashire coastal locations that have become our firm favourites for days out. Roger Borrell reports

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Coastal Lancashire
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Coniston Old Man by Rob Mcewen

Hundreds of tons of stone to be airlifted in to restore popular footpath

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Lake District Walks Coniston

Style

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Fairisle panel shirt, £400, Kefiya camouflage suiting trousers £315, Neil Barrett

The Northern Quarter is Manchester’s coolest area and a fitting location for this month’s shoot which features some directional designerwear

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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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Walks

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Arnside

John Lenehan tackles a beautiful coastal walk with great views and rewards himself with fish and chips

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Sunday, August 7, 2016
Coniston Old Man by Rob Mcewen

Hundreds of tons of stone to be airlifted in to restore popular footpath

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Lake District Walks Coniston
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
View from Jeffery Hill

John Lenehan walks from the quaint village of Chipping to find some of the Lancashire’s most rugged countryside

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Bowland 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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Arts

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Ike Rann Photo by Sten Roosvald

Ike Rann, winner of the ‘Last Choir Singing’ 2015-2016 song writing contest, has recorded and published his winning song ‘Genius’, both in its original form and as a dance track.

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Buy Art Fair

One lucky reader will win an original painting and tickets to Buy Art Fair, plus a meal and overnight stay

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Mark with the two Oscars awarded for scientific and engineering

Mark Crabtree talks about his amazing Oscar-winning career, taking things apart and putting them back together and the love he has for his home town. Nicolette Webster reports.

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The Hobbit at Williamson Park Photo Darren Andrews

The Dukes Theatre stage a special production of the Hobbit in Lancaster’s Williamson Park

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The Hobbit will be presented by The Dukes from July 5-August 13 in Williamson Park, Lancaster. Russell Richard is seen here preparing for his role as Gandalf

The Tolkien classic will be performed in Williamson Park this month, writes Louise Bryning

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Theatre Reviews

Monday, July 25, 2016
The Hobbit at Williamson Park Photo Darren Andrews

The Dukes Theatre stage a special production of the Hobbit in Lancaster’s Williamson Park

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
The Hobbit will be presented by The Dukes from July 5-August 13 in Williamson Park, Lancaster. Russell Richard is seen here preparing for his role as Gandalf

The Tolkien classic will be performed in Williamson Park this month, writes Louise Bryning

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016
The cast of The Miser

Two of Lytham’s well known amateur dramatics societies join forces to perform a play with a difference.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The stunning backdrop at Brantwood

Fingers crossed for fine weather as Julian Wilde reviews the host of outdoor theatre this summer

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Summer in Lancashire
Friday, May 20, 2016
The Graduate

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

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Photography

Friday, August 26, 2016
Coniston Reflections by David Blenkharn

The lake, the Old Man, the views.... there are so many reasons to visit Coniston as our selection of reader photos show.

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photography Coniston
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Evening Sun at the Tower by Bob Bedford

Our readers explore the countryside around the Darwen Tower

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photography
Friday, August 12, 2016
Hesketh Park, Southport by John Cocks

With a beautiful coastline and numerous parks and gardens, Southport is as pretty as a picture.

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Southport photography

Competitions

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Buy Art Fair

One lucky reader will win an original painting and tickets to Buy Art Fair, plus a meal and overnight stay

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Monday, August 1, 2016
Capuwa - One Piece Swimsuit With Coral Fringe

One lucky winner will receive the Capuwa one-piece swimsuit from Rose Powder, worth £200!

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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

Yesterday, 15:47
The Golden Rule

Pull up a chair, dine on fine food or enjoy superb ales in one of these fantastic Lake District inns.

Read Full Story »
Pubs and Bars Lake District
Friday, August 26, 2016
Mary Berry and fellow Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood. (Love Productions/Mark Bourdillon)

Millions tune in to see the Queen of Baking share her culinary wisdom each week on The Great British Bake Off – but how much do you really know about judge and food writer Mary Berry?

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Friday, August 19, 2016
Colin surrounded by hams in the drying room

The art of making real British charcuterie would probably have been lost but for one family. Roger Borrell reports

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Thursday, August 18, 2016
The Seafood Pub Company App

Get a free £10 voucher this week only at the Seafood Pub Company when spending £100. For App users only or download the app and you will receive the £10 as a joining gift.

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Events

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Tractor Pulling Great Eccleston Show

If you haven’t made any plans for the long weekend, here are a selection of events that might fit the bill.

Read Full Story »
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Ambleside

Celebrate the great outdoors by walking, running and swimming at an all-action new festival in Ambleside

Read Full Story »
Ambleside
Monday, August 1, 2016
A scene from The Dukes production of The Hobbit which runs from July 5-August 13 in Williamson Park, Lancaster

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

Read Full Story »
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Clitheroe Food Festival

Summer time is always jam packed with range of different festivals and shows and 2016 is no different. We’ve selected some of the best festivals that are happening across the region for you and whole family to enjoy.

Read Full Story »

People

Friday, August 26, 2016
Mary Berry and fellow Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood. (Love Productions/Mark Bourdillon)

Millions tune in to see the Queen of Baking share her culinary wisdom each week on The Great British Bake Off – but how much do you really know about judge and food writer Mary Berry?

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Thursday, August 11, 2016
Mark with the two Oscars awarded for scientific and engineering

Mark Crabtree talks about his amazing Oscar-winning career, taking things apart and putting them back together and the love he has for his home town. Nicolette Webster reports.

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Monday, August 8, 2016
Holly Bradshaw of Great British pole vaulter.  (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF)

There may be an awful lot of coffee in Brazil, but pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw is looking forward to returning from Rio for afternoon tea in Lancashire. Paul Mackenzie reports.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Britain's Sophie Hitchon competes during the women's Hammer Throw qualification of the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium, also known as Bird's Nest, in Beijing, China. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

Andy Greeves speaks to some of the athletes who will be flying the flag for both Great Britain and Lancashire in Rio this month

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Lucy Cavendish

Some might support male inheritance, but Holker Estate is now in the capable hands of a talented woman, writes Roger Borrell

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Homes & Gardens

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Charnock House, Charnock Richard, PR7 5LH

This stunning home in Charnock Richard is a perfect entertaining and leisure space.

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Monday, August 1, 2016
Regan and Hallworth

These stunning properties each have over two acres of land

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Thursday, July 28, 2016
An aerial view of the Promenade. No 43 is second from this end

It has built up a reputation as one of the best B&Bs in Britain. Lesley Hornsby shares some of her secrets with Roger Borrell

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Friday, August 26, 2016
Barry Hilton - The Approaching Storm

The landscape of contemporary art can be a tricky one to navigate.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016
Jane Chester, Karen Young,  Marie Shields, Zoe Thomas, Sam Legge, Sarah Hendley, Nick Green, Karen Park, Julie Tebay and Caroline Scott

A GALA dinner raised almost £8,000 for the restoration of Egerton Park at Bolton.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
'Hello Sunshine', domestic client

Think of the sun setting on the busy high street. The daylight fades and the darkness sets in, but the street is far from dead. The neon begins to flash above the clubs and the bars, and the daytime shoppers give way to the nighttime revellers.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016
The Lake District is easily accesible from Cartmel

The Lake District has long been one of our favourite holiday destinations in the UK, and with its breathtaking mountains, deep tranquil lakes and rolling Dales it’s easy to see why. From Lake Windermere to Ullswater the area is rich with tourist hotspots heaving with hikers and ramblers all the year round. But is there anywhere in The Lakes where you can still experience their magic?

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Thursday, July 14, 2016
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