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Events

Thu, 00:00

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

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Blackburn
Wed, 00:00

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

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Lytham Summer in Lancashire
Thursday, April 20, 2017

The search is on for the region’s most successful female entrepreneurs in a competition supported by Lancashire Life

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Once again, Chatsworth Park is hosting one of the great countryside events and you’re invited.

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Equestrian

Restaurants

Friday, April 14, 2017

Whether you’re staying over in the city centre or just spending the day there, an afternoon tea is a welcome addition on a visit to Manchester. We’ve selected six of the best hotels serving up the popular treat.

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Afternoon Tea Manchester Luxury Break
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Rebekka O’Grady enjoys a stay at the renovated Trout Hotel in Cockermouth.

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Luxury Break

Ad Feature: The Cherry Tree

Monday, March 20, 2017

An independent restaurant and bar concentrating on serving our take on classic dishes with modern influences, using only the freshest local produce.

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Places

Tue, 10:06

A £5,000 jewel has been buried in Lancashire and you can help to find it. Emma Mayoh reports

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Mon, 14:54

Winmarleigh School is one of the tiniest in the county, but all the pupils helped create an award-winning garden

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Friday, April 21, 2017

The seaside town of Southport has something for the whole family, whether you want a relaxing visit or a day packed full of fun. We’ve put together a short guide with some of our top picks and tips.

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Southport
Monday, April 17, 2017

Can you name these watery landmarks within two of the UKs beautiful national parks?

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Lake District

It’s a beautiful village that seems trapped in time but that’s far from the truth, as Roger Borrell discovers

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Downham

Style

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The Whitworth in Manchester is celebrating a centenary of Lucienne Day, with her iconic designs on display in a new exhibition. We look back at the designer’s history and her links with Preston powerhouse, Horrockses.

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Yesterday, 00:00

Actress Tina Malone was among guests who supported designer Jessica O’Shea at the launch of her latest fashion collection at Allerton Manor Golf Club, Liverpool.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Tony Winder almost didn’t become a barber but after a lifetime cutting hair he has set up a remarkable retro shop. Catherine Smyth reports.

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Walks

Wednesday, April 12, 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
Monday, March 6, 2017

Artist Andy Beck talks to writer and photographer Mark Gilligan about his ten year passion recreating Lakeland’s most famous guides.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

If you haven’t ‘done’ Pendle Hill yet, follow in John Lenehan’s footsteps

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Ribble Valley Walks Downham
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Our walking guide John Lenehan devises a route that takes in two famous Lancashire rivers – the Hodder and the Ribble.

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Bowland Walks Mitton

Arts

Thu, 00:00

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

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Blackburn

A man who spent his working years saving lives is now using his artistic skills to help those in trouble at sea.

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A festival celebrating one of our most popular art forms is staged this month in the South Lakes, writes Mike Glover

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Lynne Pew finds buried little treasures amid the mud of the River Irwell and transforms them into art

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Ramsbottom

From spinning pizzas to getting behind a sewing machine, a range of freshly announced, exciting and inspiring workshops and activities encourage people of all ages to get involved.

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Theatre Reviews

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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Monday, February 27, 2017

It’s the time of the year for opening gold envelopes while nervous thespians look on, writes David Upton.

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Manchester Theatre Awards
Friday, December 23, 2016

The Fylde Coast Youth Theatre Company make their debut with Now in Neverland at the Kirkham Community Centre.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Snowman national tour stops off at the Tower Ballroom

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Anthony Marriott and Alistair Foot’s hilarious play spent 16 years on the West End and has since gone on to become one of the best-known farces on the theatre circuit. The Lytham Anonymous Players decided to bring the play to the Lowther Pavilion.

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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
Monday, April 3, 2017

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

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photography

Competitions

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Enjoy a break at the newly refurbished award winning foodie establishment.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A chance to sample the luxurious apartment at one of the north west’s most beautiful golf courses.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Your chance to win one of the new generation of barbecues taking the USA and Europe by storm.

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Food & Drink

Thu, 00:00

Meet the 29-year-old hoping for a hoppy end for his family’s farm in Cockerham. Emma Mayoh reports

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Mon, 00:00

Spring lamb heralds the starts of a new season for Crawshawbooth butcher Geoff Riley

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Lancashire Food
Thursday, April 20, 2017

The perfect day for two.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Your chance to win one of the new generation of barbecues taking the USA and Europe by storm.

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Events

Thu, 00:00

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

Read Full Story »
Blackburn
Wed, 00:00

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

Read Full Story »
Lytham Summer in Lancashire
Thursday, April 20, 2017

The search is on for the region’s most successful female entrepreneurs in a competition supported by Lancashire Life

Read Full Story »
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Once again, Chatsworth Park is hosting one of the great countryside events and you’re invited.

Read Full Story »
Equestrian

People

Monday, April 10, 2017

Mairead Mahon meets the actor who is helping to spread some Lake District sweetness to the stars of Hollywood

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Preston’s Rosemere Cancer Centre is 20 this year and staff and friends are celebrating with a big fundraising project. Julie Frankland reports.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Lancashire and the Lake District have many connections to some of the greatest authors, books and literature ever written and desveres to be celebrated this World Book Day.

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Beatrix Potter Stonyhurst
Monday, February 20, 2017

The talents, triumphs and courage of exceptional women from Cheshire and farther afield will be rewarded at a landmark Inspiring Women Awards luncheon.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

As Valentine’s Day approaches, Mairead Mahon goes through the files to find some of the county’s enduring love stories.

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Homes & Gardens

Sunday, April 23, 2017

A country home ideal for growing families

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Looking to invest in a holiday home? Try the historic Holker Estate in Cumbria and escape the city with a holiday caravan or lodge near the breathtaking hills of the Lake District.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

These properties are all situated in picturesque places.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

This elegant Lakeland home is the ideal base for exploring the stunning countryside

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Monday, March 27, 2017

This stunning home is Grade II listed.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

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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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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, September 1, 2016

Looking to invest in a holiday home? Try historic Holker Estate in Cumbria. Escape the city with a holiday caravan near the breathtaking hills of the Lake District.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

For the best contemporary art by artists in northern England and around the world, call in to Gallery of the Year 2016 Hepplestone Fine Art in Heskin, near Chorley, Lancashire

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

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

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