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Events

Yesterday, 09:22

Chorley is set to make a big impact on the gardening world with a major new flower show expected to attract thousands of visitors

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Yesterday, 09:19
Lytham Windmill

Lytham Proms has a new look, a new name and many more things to see and do. Emma Mayoh meets the people who make it happen

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Yesterday, 09:14
Photography by Jonathan. M. McGee of Shooting Photography

The red rose county is hosting its first game fair and we have 10 sets of family tickets to win

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Sunday, July 26, 2015
Garstang Show

This is a landmark year for one of Lancashire’s best loved show, writes Jeremy Hunt

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Restaurants

Friday, July 3, 2015
Main Greenhouse, Castle Green Hotel, Kendal

Rarely prone to exaggeration, Roger Borrell heads for Castle Green in Kendal and finds himself in a different time zone. Sort of

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Pulled pork bun

If you’re all ready to eat some barbeque food this summer, but don’t want the hassle of organising your own, there are plenty of American style eateries in the region you could try, here’s a few that we found

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Places

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The most interesting people, places and organisations you should be following on social media.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015
The Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Lancashire is home to some fantastic examples of history; here is a list of some interesting museums and galleries.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015
Garstang Show

This is a landmark year for one of Lancashire’s best loved show, writes Jeremy Hunt

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Whalley

Meet the locals who make Whalley a wonderful place to live, work and visit. Emma Mayoh reports

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Monday, July 20, 2015
Devil's Bridge

This beautiful border town is a magnet for newcomers, including a metalwork artist with an international following. Sue Riley reports

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Style

Lancashire designers and makers took centre stage at the first Best of Britannia event to be held outside London. Words by Martin Pilkington

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Friday, June 19, 2015
Dry Steam Room

The boys want to be pamepered too, according to a recent report. Roger Borrell grabbed his manbag and headed for a spa day

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Shepherdess Alison O'Neill wearing examples of her tweed fashions with some Rough Fell Sheep at Shacklebank Farm, near Sedbergh

Not so long ago sheep farmers were burning fleeces because the price was so low. Now there’s a revival, writes Mike Glover.

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Walks

Monday, July 13, 2015

John Lenehan’s Watering Hole Walk takes him to Holcombe Moor with stunning views and a welcoming pub

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The path to Darwen Tower

John Lenehan takes us to one of Lancashire’s high spots and ends where Crowmell’s troops feared to tred

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Sunday, May 10, 2015
Admiring the View

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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Arts

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Lancashire is home to some fantastic examples of history; here is a list of some interesting museums and galleries.

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Stuff by Mick Cooper

“Stuff” by My Beating Heart Theatre Company – The Studio at The Lowry, Manchester – Saturday 4th July

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Jordan Drinkwater

Manchester based singer/songwriter wows the audience at King George’s Hall in Blackburn as he works toward a career in music.

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Members of The Dukes Young Company will play Fagin's Gang

This Victorian melodrama is being staged outdoors this summer in a unique northern setting, writes Louise Bryning

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Silverdale

It was in the news for the discovery of a Viking hoard but Silverdale is precious for many more reasons, as Sue Riley discovers.

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Theatre Reviews

Monday, July 6, 2015

“Stuff” by My Beating Heart Theatre Company – The Studio at The Lowry, Manchester – Saturday 4th July

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Monday, June 29, 2015
Members of The Dukes Young Company will play Fagin's Gang

This Victorian melodrama is being staged outdoors this summer in a unique northern setting, writes Louise Bryning

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Monday, June 8, 2015
The Funfair, HOME, Manchester

Sue Riley goes to see the world premiere of Funfair, the first theatre production at HOME, Manchester

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Save Ormskirk Theatre

Local amateur dramatics group faces the threat of closure. Words by Rob Gemmell

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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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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

Monday, July 13, 2015

We give some famous Lancashire icons the Google Dreams treatment

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Winter Sunset at Crosby Beach by John Cobham

The Iron Men of Crosby have become a popular tourist spot in the North West

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Friday, June 19, 2015
Derwentwater View - Sean Nolan

Derwentwater is the ideal place to capture a beautiful photograph. Here are a selection of images by our readers

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Food & Drink

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Located in the north of the Lake District surrounded by Cumbrian fells, The Lakes Distillery is England’s premier distillery and perfect for a family day out.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
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With the sixth series of the Great British Bake Off set to hit screens soon, we find out how life has changed for past contestants

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Monday, July 13, 2015
Inside the Posh Sardine

Enjoy Lancashire’s beautiful coastline from the wonderful surroundings of some top tea rooms, cafes and restaurants. Emma Mayoh reports

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Monday, July 6, 2015
THE WINNER;   Arthur Quinn of The Punchbowl Inn, Cumbria

Talented young chefs from across the county and beyond battled it out for the chance to take the 2015 North West Young Chef title.

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Competitions

Yesterday, 09:14

The red rose county is hosting its first game fair and we have 10 sets of family tickets to win

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Thursday, July 23, 2015
One of the prizes; a a luxury dog hamper

Are you a dog owner? Enter the #Wunderdogs competition to win a Luxury Dog Hamper and more

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Lakes Distillery Stills

Located in the north of the Lake District surrounded by Cumbrian fells, The Lakes Distillery is England’s premier distillery and perfect for a family day out.

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Events

Yesterday, 09:22

Chorley is set to make a big impact on the gardening world with a major new flower show expected to attract thousands of visitors

Read Full Story »
Yesterday, 09:19
Lytham Windmill

Lytham Proms has a new look, a new name and many more things to see and do. Emma Mayoh meets the people who make it happen

Read Full Story »
Yesterday, 09:14
Photography by Jonathan. M. McGee of Shooting Photography

The red rose county is hosting its first game fair and we have 10 sets of family tickets to win

Read Full Story »
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Garstang Show

This is a landmark year for one of Lancashire’s best loved show, writes Jeremy Hunt

Read Full Story »

People

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Meet the locals who make Whalley a wonderful place to live, work and visit. Emma Mayoh reports

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Monday, July 20, 2015
Devil's Bridge

This beautiful border town is a magnet for newcomers, including a metalwork artist with an international following. Sue Riley reports

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Bryn Hughes with daughter, Nicola

Saddleworth’s PC Nicola Hughes lost her life in an crime that shocked the nation. Now her proud father, Bryn Hughes, has set up a foundation in her name to help others whose lives have been shattered

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
E.H. Torrance

People didn’t mince words about E.H. Torrance - especially tripe butchers. Our resident historian tells his story

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Thursday, July 2, 2015
Burscough Village

With a thriving community, you won’t be short of local places to shop in Burscough

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Homes & Gardens

Monday, July 20, 2015

Here’s some of the best properties costing over a million pounds

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Monday, July 13, 2015
Crantock, Lostock

This luxurious property in Lostock is the perfect place for a growing family, with plenty of space

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015
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Estate agents Maria B Evans list their favourite kitchens from their property portfolio

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