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Fri, 21:56

The Lancashire countryside is the training ground for Olympic gold-medalist and Tour de France winner, Bradley Wiggins - we pick our favourites for the amateur rider that take in a bit of scenery and culture

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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 this spring

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Monday, March 16, 2015
Bridge House

However many times you’ve visited, there is still much to see and do in this pleasant lakeside town

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Friday, March 13, 2015
Coronation Street The Tour

Coronation Street The Tour goes behind the scenes of the television studio where the nation’s favourite soap was filmed for over fifty years before it moved to MediaCity on Salford Quays.

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Friday, March 13, 2015
The River Cocker meets the River Derwent with All Saints Church

There’s plenty to do in this Lakeland town

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Style

Fri, 21:45

Designer Kirsty Hartley’s funky children’s clothing is must-have play wear with a celebrity following, and now her new book means you can make it yourself. Gillian Hook reports

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time to Rock The Ages with the new Jo Malone collection launching on March 1 that has been inspired by five defining eras of history. Tudor Rose and Amber and Lily of the Valley and Ivy are our personal favourites, £42 each

The perfect gift for Mother’s Day on March 15th? It’s got to be fragrance

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Saturday, February 14, 2015
Selini Jewellers with Robin Girling at Cedar Farm, Mawdesley

The market for designing and selling jewellery is an incredibly crowded place so, to be a success, you really need some sparkle.

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Walks

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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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
River Wyre

Keith Carter discovers a lost village in the Wyresdale countryside close to the M6

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Monday, January 5, 2015
This view Stonyhurst College at Hurst Green is well worth a short detour

A selection of walks near the A59 taking in the beauty of Pendle Hill, Ribble Valley and the Forest of Bowland

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Monday, December 29, 2014
Bow Fell towers over Upper Eskdale on the return walk from Harter Fell; Looking across Buttermere to Fleetwith Edge; The Langdale Pikes in winter; Castlerigg Stone Circle; From Silver Crag, looking across Ullswater to St Sunday Crag

Outdoors writer and photographer Vivienne Crow picks some of her favourite lowland Lake District walks for winter

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Restaurant Reviews

Monday, March 16, 2015

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Fazenda, Spinningfields, Manchester

Thought cowboy food just meant a mess of beans? The South American cowboys do much better for themselves, as a stylish Manchester restaurant demonstrates

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Monday, February 23, 2015
Hipping Hall

This 15th century manor house hits just the right note with fabulous food and luxurious rooms, writes Roger Borrell

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Arts

Fri, 21:46

A campaign is underway to highlight the rich artistic and cultural heritage of this world-class destination

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the Convent Garden, by George Dunlop Leslie, at Sudley House, Liverpool

The Convent Garden by George Dunlop Leslie (1835 – 1921)

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Comic Actor - Utagawa Kunisada, 1854. Lewis Collection. Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery

Riches gathered by Lancashire’s collector-philanthropists are showcased in a new London exhibition

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Artist of the Month - John Elles

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The Borough, Lancaster, by John Elles

Rich colours mixing the past and present create a perfect ‘film set’ vision of Lancaster, writes Barbara Waite

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Leonora Carrington
The Old Maids 1947
Oil on board
582 x 738 mm
 
Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts University of East Anglia. © Estate of Leonora Carrington / ARS, NY and DACS, London 2014.

This Chorley born woman’s extraordinary early life is matched only by her surrealist paintings, writes Barbara Waite

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Theatre Reviews

Sunday, January 25, 2015

It’s curtain up on the annual Manchester Theatre Awards as David Upton previews the nominations from a glittering year of performances

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Thursday, December 11, 2014
Anything Goes, Pendle Hippodrome

Anything Goes – Basics Junior Theatre School – Pendle Hippodrome Theatre - Wednesday 10th December 2014

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Thursday, November 27, 2014
Comfort and Joy – The Lytham Anonymous Players – Lowther Pavilion, Lytham

“Comfort and Joy” – The Lytham Anonymous Players – Lowther Pavilion, Lytham – Wednesday 26th November 2014

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Thursday, October 16, 2014
A Farewell to Arms - Photo Ed Waring

“A Farewell to Arms” by Imitating the Dog – The Dukes Playhouse, Lancaster – Wednesday 15th October 2014

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Ormskirk Theatre Company present: Remember

In November 1914, records show, The Ormskirk Territorials marched off to war.

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Life TV

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Black puddings are old favourites but they are set for a new beginning, as Paul Mackenzie reports

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Monday, January 19, 2015
Rae Morris

22-year-old releases her debut album

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Neptune God of the Sea

From glass for churches to a Roman god in Lytham, they’ve all been created in Clitheroe, writes Paul Mackenzie

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Showcase

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Cosmetic surgery claims increase in the UK

Cosmetic Negligence Law helps victims of cosmetic negligence claim the compensation they deserve.

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Monday, March 16, 2015
Bolton School

At Bolton School, we offer children the very best start in life.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Gleaming Fresh Clean

Your chance to win cleaning vouchers from Gleaming Fresh Clean and ease the burden of your domestic chores.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Maria B Evans Estate Agents - Horse and Rider

Find your perfect equestrian property with Maria B Evans Estate Agents.

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Photography

Thursday, March 19, 2015

It’s time to get snapping as we launch our annual hunt for the county’s best amateur photographer

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Thursday, March 5, 2015
Down the Dale, Wasdale

Parbold-born Ian Lawson has covered windswept fells and rugged mountains to record the lives of Lakeland’s iconic sheep and their farmers

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Monday, February 23, 2015
Ernie, the drone, being used on a beach

Photographic drones have been in the news for the wrong reasons but two Lancashire lensmen have taken the art to new heights. Mike Glover reports

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2014 Lancashire Life Restaurant of the Year The Oyster and Otter

Your chance to nominate and support Lancashire’s finest food and drink businesses

Food & Drink

Fri, 16:01

With up to £10 off you can enjoy a fabulous leisurely lunch at Northcote

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Sunday, March 22, 2015
Hawkshead Brewery

The Lake District has the highest concentration of small breweries anywhere in Britain. Here's a selection you might like to try

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
A view over Ullswater from Sharrow Bay

It is no secret that the Lake District has some of the best places to eat, from Michelin-standard food to simple dishes that showcase the region's top local produce. Here is our insider's guide to just a few of Lakeland's finest

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Monday, March 16, 2015
The Zen Restaurant, St Annes

Digest this mini-review in 60 seconds

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Competitions

10:09

Five lucky readers have the opportunity to see the Hotpots in Blackpool and enjoy a pie a week from Hollands

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Thursday, March 19, 2015
The 2014 winner was this photo of Ashness Bridge by Roger Green

It’s time to get snapping as we launch our annual hunt for the county’s best amateur photographer

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
VW camper

Buying a VW Camper is serious business and, despite the name, you’ll find there’s nothing funny about these guys!

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Events

Fri, 12:00

Lancashire Life picks ten events that might keep you and the family entertained over the Easter holidays

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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 this spring

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Friday, March 13, 2015
Coronation Street The Tour

Coronation Street The Tour goes behind the scenes of the television studio where the nation’s favourite soap was filmed for over fifty years before it moved to MediaCity on Salford Quays.

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Monday, March 9, 2015
On top of Orrest Head Picture by Tony West, Cumbria Tourism

Spring has sprung, so it's time to make the most of the beautiful Lakeland scenery. Here's our top ideas for days out this spring, whether you want to pull on your walking boots or take a day out with the children

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People

Fri, 21:45

Designer Kirsty Hartley’s funky children’s clothing is must-have play wear with a celebrity following, and now her new book means you can make it yourself. Gillian Hook reports

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Monday, March 16, 2015
Paul Abbott, Maria Balshaw, Howard Bernstein, Tom Bloxham, Frank Cohen, Carol Ann Duffy, -Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, Caroline Rush, Ian Simpson, John Whittaker

In our view they are the city’s top ten most influential people. Find out why...

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
A family gathers around the TV eagerly waiting for Tripe Club to finish

Part Two of our resident historian Dr Derek J Ripley’s look back at an offal period in Lancashire’s history

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Monday, March 9, 2015
Claire Sweeney with Jaxon.  Photo by Nils Jorgensen/REX

At the age of 43 Claire Sweeney will enjoy her first Mother’s Day since the birth of her son writes Paul Mackenzie

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Saturday, March 7, 2015
An early painting of Ribby Hall

Today, we know Ribby Hall as a five star holiday and leisure venue near Preston. But House historians Carole Knight and Jude O’Gorman have been digging deeper into its past

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Homes & Gardens

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This month’s dream home is flooded with light from exceptional panoramic views

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Palewood House, Whitewell

Magnificent barn with its own stream

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Friday, March 20, 2015
The Fairways, Lostock

Handy for schools and golf

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Discover

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

We provide complete wardrobe solutions for all occasions,from casual wear to wedding wear and everything in between,

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Coniston Hotel

Celebrate in style at the Coniston Hotel

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015
The Laura Ashley Belsfield Hotel1

The Belsfield Restaurant offers unrivaled, unique and spectacular views over Lake Windermere and the fells beyond...

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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Sell you home from only £99

The advance in communication is rapidly changing the way property is marketed with national surveys showing the first point of contact for the majority of house-hunters is the internet rather than visit an estate agents office...

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Redrow builds both starter homes and larger detached properties

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Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s most forward thinking developers.

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