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Yesterday, 00:00

If you’re from Lancashire, then you will know how the rain can wash out your best laid plans. Here’s a few suggestions for you to keep the family entertained

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Yesterday, 00:00
The Beach at St Bees - Ben Barden

The remoteness of St Bees made it a suitable location for a Benedictime monastary, nowadays it’s the perfect retreat from your everyday hustle and bustle.

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Wed, 00:00
This scene of the statue in Ulverston, is by Lancashire Life artist Nick Oliver. See more of his work at www.smilecreative.co.uk or contact him at 01257 427465.

Ulverston is one of the region’s most vibrant small towns and it’s about to celebrate the anniversary of its most famous son

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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From pottery to cooking, Peter Rabbit to exotic wild animals, there’s plenty to see and do in the Lakes with the family /p>

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Monday, May 11, 2015
The Barn on the Green

Our gardening expert Linda Viney is constantly on the look-out for the region’s top plots. Here are ten of her favourites

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Style

The ladies of Kirkham and Rural Fylde Tangent Club are full to the brim with generosity – and hats. Words by Rebekka O’Grady

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Beautiful fabrics from the Lancaster works

When a customer brought in a barbecue and asked them to create a fabric design based on the burnt remains it didn’t faze Emma Douglas. After all, as head of design at the UK’s biggest home furnishing printers she’s used to unusual requests.

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Sunday, April 12, 2015
Manchester Vintage

Turning a hobby into a business is all the fashion but for Charlotte Mitchell it wasn’t without its challenges, writes Roger Borrell

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Walks

Sunday, May 10, 2015

In the first of his watering hole walks, John Lenehan traces the River Darwen and passes one of Lancashire most dramatic castles

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Spire Hill

After eight years of writing walks for Lancashire Life, this month’s is the last. Regular readers will know there are not many places in Lancashire which have not received my attentions so it was important that this, the very last, should be a favourite and stand for the best to be found in walking in our county.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Tebay walk

Tens of thousands of people thunder past the Howgill Fells every day, but Keith Carter says there are good reasons to stop and explore

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Friday, March 27, 2015
Nordic walkier, Edwina Collinson and her standard poodle, Taksi, on the hills above the Keer Valley

One woman’s long march back to good health is described by Sarah Briggs

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Saturday, March 7, 2015
View to Worston

Keith Carter gets muddy boots on his first visit to Worston, a quiet village near Clitheroe,

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Restaurants

Sue Riley winkles out a new place that is shellfish heaven thanks to a former Roux Brothers disciple

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Sunday, May 10, 2015
The dining room is light and airy without being barn-like

I’m always a little nervous about going to dinner with someone who has been on a diet. Will they tut loudly when I order chips or, worse still, will they growl like a ravenous bear cub when they study the menu full of forbidden fruits (especially those served in a sugary coulis)?

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Friday, May 8, 2015
Lancashire Cheese and Spinach Souffle

Martin Pilkington is impressed by the tasting menu srved in the stunning setting of Mitton Hall

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Arts

The niece of a largely forgotten Manchester artist is fighting to restore his reputation. An exhibition being staged in Salford should help. Words by Paul Mackenzie

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The Call of Nature – The Kings Arms Theatre, Salford

Rob Gemmell reviews The Call of Nature at The Kings Arms Theatre in Salford on Tuesday 19th May

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South Pacific – Blackburn Musical Theatre Company

Rob Gemmell reviews the Blackburn Musical Theatre Company production of South Pacific at the Thwaites Empire Theatre, Blackburn on Thursday 14th May.

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Maddison, Daniel, Ryan and Leo

The ukulele has seen a huge surge in popularity with many youngsters following in George Formby’s footsteps.

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Ladies Day – Blackburn Drama Club - Thwaites Empire Theatre - Thursday 30th April 2015

Rob Gemmell reviews the Blackburn Drama Club production of Ladies Day at the Thwaites Empire Theatre on Thursday 30th April 2015

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Theatre Reviews

Wed, 09:44

Rob Gemmell reviews The Call of Nature at The Kings Arms Theatre in Salford on Tuesday 19th May

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Friday, May 15, 2015
South Pacific – Blackburn Musical Theatre Company

Rob Gemmell reviews the Blackburn Musical Theatre Company production of South Pacific at the Thwaites Empire Theatre, Blackburn on Thursday 14th May.

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Friday, May 1, 2015
Ladies Day – Blackburn Drama Club - Thwaites Empire Theatre - Thursday 30th April 2015

Rob Gemmell reviews the Blackburn Drama Club production of Ladies Day at the Thwaites Empire Theatre on Thursday 30th April 2015

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Lowther Rose Gardens

Lytham is now one of the season’s hottest tickets with sport, song and outdoor theatre

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Best Visiting Production presented by Jane Asher
The Curious Incident Of the Dog In The Night-Time, from the National Theatre, at The Lowry received here by Bunny Christie

Top actors gathered at the Royal Northern College of Music to see who would take home a trophy from the region’s most prestigious theatre awards. Words by David Upton

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Holmeswood Methodist School Gardening comp winners, Joe (7) and Emily Sutton (10) and David Prescott (10) with John Foley of sponsors, Holden Clough

It’s time for pupils to dig for victory as we launch the 2015 Lancashire Life School Garden of the Year competition

Photography

Friday, May 8, 2015

A Preston photographer’s shot of Tinkerbell the Great Dane was good enough to win her a best in show. She spoke to Roger Borrell

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Monday, April 20, 2015
Food Stylist, Rachael McNeela

A Preston food stylist shares her tips on creating picture perfect dishes ideal for impressing dinner party guests. Emma Mayoh reports

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Lone tree among the bluebells

Photographer Mark Gilligan captures one of Lakeland’s great shows when the bluebells appear

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Food & Drink

Thu, 12:47

Enjoy free Prosecco with fish and chips

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Cameron, front, and his fellow finalists

Despite just two hours of sleep the young chef follows in the footsteps of his boss to win county title

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Wed, 00:00
Grandma Singletons Whey Cream Farmhouse Butter

Butter is back on the menu. We visit a Longridge dairy producing a special type of spread. Emma Mayoh reports

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Tue, 00:00
Ginger curd, lime curd and lemon curd

Nikki Frith and Lindsey Oldroyd entered the Dragon’s Den lair and survived. Emma Mayoh reports

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Competitions

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

It’s time for pupils to dig for victory as we launch the 2015 Lancashire Life School Garden of the Year competition

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Lilibets of Paris

Lilibet Connard’s cakes are the coveted centre piece for many brides wanting that ‘pièce de résistance.’ Now here’s your chance to win your own stunning designer confection that tastes as good as it looks.

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Friday, May 8, 2015
Ideal Home Show Manchester 6-th-8th June 2014 Event City Manchester

Following a hugely successful launch in 2014, the Ideal Home Show is back at EventCity, Manchester this year, for 4 days filled with top brands, industry experts and hundreds of ideas for your home.

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Events

Yesterday, 00:00

If you’re from Lancashire, then you will know how the rain can wash out your best laid plans. Here’s a few suggestions for you to keep the family entertained

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Wed, 00:00
This scene of the statue in Ulverston, is by Lancashire Life artist Nick Oliver. See more of his work at www.smilecreative.co.uk or contact him at 01257 427465.

Ulverston is one of the region’s most vibrant small towns and it’s about to celebrate the anniversary of its most famous son

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Mon, 00:00
Tractor pulling at the Great Eccleston Show

Enjoy everything our county’s beautiful countryside has to offer with our guide to some of the best places and events to try. Emma Mayoh reports

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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From pottery to cooking, Peter Rabbit to exotic wild animals, there’s plenty to see and do in the Lakes with the family /p>

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People

Mon, 17:03

Two men quit the world of computers to pursue their dreams of becoming makers of fine furniture. Roger Borrell reports. Photography by Kirsty Thompson

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Friday, May 15, 2015
Pendle Hill seen from Clitheroe Castle

Just what is it that makes the Ribby Valley such a captivating place? We spoke to a selection of people in the know

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Thursday, May 7, 2015
Will the people of Lancashire vote with their feet?

Our resident historian Dr Derek J. Ripley takes a look at some of the smaller, stupider parties vying for our votes

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Sheila Robinson

For more than 40 years Sheila Robinson has been at the helm of the Great Eccleston Show, one of the most popular events in the county calendar

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Sunday, April 26, 2015
John Leadbetter (left) with his dog Skye and Roger Pickup with his border collie Ted

The man who made hiking popular in the Lakes was also a great animal lover and his legacy lives on, writes Mike Glover

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Homes & Gardens

Thu, 12:13

A chance to own a beautiful farmhouse with oustanding views and 13 acres of gardens and pastures

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Appletree House, Gisburn, Clitheroe

Charming blend of old and new

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Monday, May 4, 2015
Hawett Hill Farm, Parbold.

This detached property has been beautifully restored and it sits in an attractive two acres

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