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Events

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Our guide to the best events in and around Lancashire during July

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Read about what is on offer at the award-winning visitor attraction during the summer months.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

An artistic success story returns this month when Create Longridge is expected to attract hundreds of visitors to the Ribble Valley, writes Alistair Sheret, one of the organisers.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Downham Hall will open its gardens to the public on the afternoons of Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July this year in aid of The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal and Downham Village Hall.

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Restaurants

Friday, July 20, 2018

It’s summer, so let’s eat out on the riviera...the Mersey riviera, that is

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Liverpool
Monday, July 9, 2018

Our guide to some of the best places to eat in Lancashire and the Lake District where the accommodation is as stellar as the food.

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Lake District Lancashire Restaurants
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Tattu offers a sensory dining experience from east to west in Manchester city centre

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Manchester Restaurants Asian Food Spinningfields

Places

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Huge swathes of Lancashire countryside have been destroyed by fires which have wiped out whole ecosystems

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Bolton
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Handmade and homegrown are the key to success at these Burscough businesses, writes Rebekka O’Grady

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Author and photographer Richard Barrett, who wrote ‘Cycling in the Lake District’ for the Kendal-based guidebook publisher, Cicerone, chooses his top 5 rides.

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Lake District Cycling

From growing in the garden to fun at a festival, there’s a real buzz in this coastal town

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A new generation of businesses are making the Lancashire town a destination in its own right

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Style

Thursday, July 5, 2018

As the weather hots up give your look a modern boho twist

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Monday, June 11, 2018

This Ribble Valley gem is home to creative people and imaginative retailers who make it the perfect place for a day out.

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Whalley

Overseas royalty and fashion designers have fallen in love with a not so humble Lancashire horse blanket made on the moors above Darwen.

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Walks

Friday, July 20, 2018

Ramsbottom may have become a property hotspot and a foodie destination in recent years, but thing that remains a constant is the wonderful walking landscape right on its doorstep.

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Ramsbottom
Friday, July 6, 2018

A visit to Musbury Tor is summit not to be missed says John Lenehan

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Ramsbottom
Friday, June 29, 2018

Kendal is often referred to as ‘The Gateway to the Lakes’. It’s the perfect base to explore the South Lakes and these walks that begin within a 10 mile radius of the market town give you a good selection of days out for a short break.

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Kendal
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Ever wondered how Clitheroe Castle got that huge hole in its tower? John Lenehan might have the answer after this walk from Sabden.

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Ribble Valley Walks

While many people head north towards the Lake District for walking, the city of Lancaster has plenty on offer for ramblers.

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Lancaster Canals

Arts

Monday, July 9, 2018

Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake (TBTL) have taken us back to the late 80s and ‘The Troubles’ in Northern Ireland with this challenging play by Rona Munro.

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An artist from Chorley has made a fine art of upcycling and has a growing reputation for her craft. Roger Borrell reports.

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Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake have recently started a run of two short plays by Alan Bennett collectively called Single Spies - which gives you something of an idea of their subject matter.

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This year’s thrilling open air drama at Lancaster’s Williamson Park will have a 21st century twist, writes Louise Brynning.

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There was another big entry for our Lancashire Life Landscape Artist of the Year contest. Here are the shortlisted artists.

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Theatre Reviews

Monday, July 9, 2018

Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake (TBTL) have taken us back to the late 80s and ‘The Troubles’ in Northern Ireland with this challenging play by Rona Munro.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake have recently started a run of two short plays by Alan Bennett collectively called Single Spies - which gives you something of an idea of their subject matter.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

This year’s thrilling open air drama at Lancaster’s Williamson Park will have a 21st century twist, writes Louise Brynning.

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Rails is an unashamedly hard-hitting look at life for today’s youth and their expectations for the future.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake (TBTL) has opened its new summer season of plays with a cracking farce which I predict may well be the smash hit of the year.

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Photography

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Our readers capture the spectacular sunsets and iconic artwork that attract many people to this section of the Lancashire coast.

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Coastal Lancashire photography
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

A pretty village that lies at the foot of Pendle Hill.

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photography Barrowford
Monday, April 9, 2018

Start snapping for our annual photography competition in association with Wilkinson Cameras

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Competitions

Friday, July 20, 2018

The Great British Food Festival is also offering five runners-up prizes of a Family Pass for free entry to any day of their choice at the Stonyhurst College event.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Enjoy wonderful seasonal colours and great garden shopping at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

We’ve teamed up with the new-look beach-side hotel Gara Rock, opening this summer near Salcombe in South Devon to offer you the chance to win a two-night stay for two

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Food & Drink

Friday, July 20, 2018

It’s summer, so let’s eat out on the riviera...the Mersey riviera, that is

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Liverpool
Friday, July 20, 2018

An old tea service owned by her grandmother set Tina Nunn on the path to a rewarding new career.

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Afternoon Tea
Thursday, July 19, 2018

A young couple are taking an innovative approach to farming on land overlooking Morecambe Bay

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It’s all the rage in trendy capitals around the world and now ice cream rolls are available in Lancashire.

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Events

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Our guide to the best events in and around Lancashire during July

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Read about what is on offer at the award-winning visitor attraction during the summer months.

Read Full Story »
Friday, June 22, 2018

An artistic success story returns this month when Create Longridge is expected to attract hundreds of visitors to the Ribble Valley, writes Alistair Sheret, one of the organisers.

Read Full Story »
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Downham Hall will open its gardens to the public on the afternoons of Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July this year in aid of The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal and Downham Village Hall.

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People

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

FIFA’s second president organised one of the first international football competitions.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Actor Cath Tyldesley surprised fans by quitting Coronation Street but she has a bucket list of plans that will keep her extremely busy. She shared them with Lancashire Life readers.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Two sisters who worked for the secret service during World War II recall their remarkable father whose memoir of life in a Japanese prisoner of war has come a best seller. Peter Adams met them.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

An inspiring young woman who suffered in silence for years because of a debilitating stammer has made a remarkable transformation.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Ribble Valley’s Bill Carter is following the family tradition of being a blacksmith using ancient skills to make unique pieces.

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Homes & Gardens

Monday, July 9, 2018

Encompassed by great gardens in a private location, this unique home is perfect for family living.

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Residential property company heylo recently signed the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging its commitment to fair treatment and support to the Armed Forces community, including regulars, reserves, veterans and their families. The signing took place in a ceremony held at Wellington Barracks

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Surrounded by stunning countryside, this spacious and spectacular home is perfect for modern family living

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Monday, April 16, 2018

An outstanding family home with fabulous living spaces.

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

This stunning property is situated in 20 acres of private grounds.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

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