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Following hot on the heels of the food festival explosion are booze fests, featuring every type of tipple. Just don’t go too crazy

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Monday, September 5, 2016

The annual Rainbow House Summer Ball raised over £16,300 for the Mawdesley based charity which offers rehabilitation, education and fun for children, young people and adults with neurological conditions.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

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

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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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Restaurants

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Manchester’s latest restaurant, Grafene, has a name which smacks of cutting-edge science, writes Louise Allen-Taylor

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Manchester Restaurants
Sunday, September 4, 2016

We went to The Lowry theatre and witnessed a masterpiece in three acts...and the play wasn’t bad either, writes Louise Allen-Taylor

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Manchester Restaurants

Places

Friday, September 16, 2016

This south Lancashire community is blooming - quite literally, as Martin Pilkington discovers. Photography by John Cocks.

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Lancashire and Yorkshire have a shared history in the life of the Leeds-Liverpool canal which is 200 years old this year. We take a look at some of the highlights along the route.

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photography
Friday, September 2, 2016

We love a good market in Lancashire, but there is more to our market towns than just shopping.

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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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Style

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Tally Bookbinder and Collette Casey are now bringing their expertise to Saddleworth

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Just stepping into reception at the QMS Skin Spa at the Lowry Hotel is a tonic, writes Louise Allen-Taylor

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Spas
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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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Walks

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A map doesn’t do justice to this lovely walk over lonely moorland, as John Lenehan discovers

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Burnley
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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

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

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

Country dwellers who felt they were getting a raw deal stopped moaning and did something. Roger Borrell reports

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Ramsbottom

Arts

Monday, September 5, 2016

Are you inspired by the beautiful landscapes of Lancashire & the Lake District? Love to have the chance to show your work in a gallery?

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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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Ike Rann releases award winning song

Thursday, August 25, 2016

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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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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Burnley

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

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Theatre Reviews

Monday, July 25, 2016

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

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

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

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Friday, May 20, 2016

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

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

There’s something unusual on the menu at a Bolton chippy this month. Paul Mackenzie reports

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Photography

Saturday, September 24, 2016

One of the prettiest locations in Lancashire and home to a quaint cricket ground.

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photography
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Our readers find inspiration in capturing the only ‘lake’ in the Lake District

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Keswick photography
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Rochdale’s Esther Marie Towler is highlighting the risk to our native horses with a stunning photography project

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Equestrian photography

Competitions

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Lancashire Life and Appleby Manor Hotel and Garden Spa are offering the chance to win an escape from the everyday and enter a world of calm and wellbeing in Appleby, Cumbria.

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Are you inspired by the beautiful landscapes of Lancashire & the Lake District? Love to have the chance to show your work in a gallery?

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

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

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Food & Drink

Friday, September 23, 2016

David Hayden has cooked for the rich and famous.Now, he creates exquisite food for sophisticated dinner parties as Mairead Mahon discovered.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Get set for a night of high drama as the Lancashire Life Food & Drink Award shortlist is revealed.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

James Wellock and his team have found all the right ingredients for a Lancashire success story. He spoke to Roger Borrell.

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Events

00:00

Following hot on the heels of the food festival explosion are booze fests, featuring every type of tipple. Just don’t go too crazy

Read Full Story »
Monday, September 5, 2016

The annual Rainbow House Summer Ball raised over £16,300 for the Mawdesley based charity which offers rehabilitation, education and fun for children, young people and adults with neurological conditions.

Read Full Story »
Thursday, September 1, 2016

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

Read Full Story »
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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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People

Monday, September 19, 2016

Who are the winners and losers in the annual Lancashire Life Glitz List? Financial journalist Philip Beresford reveals all

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Bury’s Kate O’Flynn finds herself on set giving Renée Zellweger a hard time. Roger Borrell finds out why.

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Bury
Friday, August 26, 2016

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 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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Burnley
Monday, August 8, 2016

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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Homes & Gardens

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This rural property comes with its own stable block and menage

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Lovely renovation

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Where: Jaybank House, Mawdesley

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Georgian style.

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Monday, September 5, 2016

These modern properties have all been designed with style in mind

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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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Thursday, July 14, 2016

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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