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Events

Tue, 02:00

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

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Mon, 11:01
Wing walkers at Blackpool airshow 2014 by Nicola McEwen

A selection of some of the finest things to see and do beside the seaside this summer

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Monday, June 1, 2015
Lytham Proms

Enjoy the sunshine with a backdrop of live music - here are some of the best local music festivals taking place this summer

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Amelia and Amanda feeding the bottle fed lambs at Mrs Dowsons Farm

They say never work with animals and children, but these magnificent seven farms are a great day out for the family

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Restaurants

Fri, 00:00

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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Tue, 13:19
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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Sunday, June 21, 2015
Simple yet elegant bedroom

Lancashire Life award winner The Assheton Arms now has a new string to its bow – luxurious bedrooms. Roger Borrell reports. Photography by Kirsty Thompson

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Places

Thu, 00:00

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

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Sunday, June 21, 2015
Silverdale Sunset by Marie Savage

A place where lovers of art, nature and literature can all find something to interest them

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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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Friday, June 12, 2015
Knights will fight it out in a medieval tournee in Cartmel

Cartmel is famous for sticky toffee pudding and for having one of the country’s most beautiful racecourses but few people connect it with one of the great moment in our history - the signing of Magna Carta.

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Friday, June 12, 2015
Muncaster Castle

If the Game of Thrones has given you a love of medieval fantasy, there are plenty of historic castles to visit locally. We can’t promise you any dragons and knights, but you may hear tales of witches and ghosts.

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Style

Friday, June 19, 2015

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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Barbara Kay

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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Walks

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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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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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Arts

Mon, 17:00

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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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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Platform Gallery, Clitheroe

The Ribble Valley Food Trail brought this glorious part of northern Britain to national attention. Now, a new driving force is bringing more people to the region – its burgeoning arts scene.

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Theatre Reviews

Mon, 10:58

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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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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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

Wed, 16:58

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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Thursday, June 18, 2015
Evening on North Shore, Blackpool - Karol Gajewski

The long evenings and mild weather give you the perfect opportunity to capture a colourful scene at the coast this summer. Here are a few from our readers

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Food & Drink

Fri, 00:00

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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Tue, 13:19
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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Sunday, June 21, 2015
Simple yet elegant bedroom

Lancashire Life award winner The Assheton Arms now has a new string to its bow – luxurious bedrooms. Roger Borrell reports. Photography by Kirsty Thompson

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Monday, June 15, 2015
Drunken Duck Inn

From rustic locals to award-winning gastropubs offering a luxury experience, Lancashire and the Lake District have a fantastic choice of countryside places to eat and drink. Emma Mayoh reports

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Competitions

Fri, 18:02

You could win a memorable evening for two with dinner, bed and breakfast at one of Britain’s most luxurious hotels

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Thu, 14:55
Win a Newmakers zebra rocker worth £149

Great British Life is offering a beautiful kids zebra rocker worth £149 to a lucky reader

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Sidmouth Harbour Hotel

Sidmouth Harbour Hotel is beautifully situated on the East Devon coast, with breathtaking panoramic views over sparkling Lyme Bay and the glorious Sid Valley.

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Events

Tue, 02:00

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

Read Full Story »
Mon, 11:01
Wing walkers at Blackpool airshow 2014 by Nicola McEwen

A selection of some of the finest things to see and do beside the seaside this summer

Read Full Story »
Monday, June 1, 2015
Lytham Proms

Enjoy the sunshine with a backdrop of live music - here are some of the best local music festivals taking place this summer

Read Full Story »
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Amelia and Amanda feeding the bottle fed lambs at Mrs Dowsons Farm

They say never work with animals and children, but these magnificent seven farms are a great day out for the family

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People

Thu, 00:00

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

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Andy Flintoff

Preston’s Ashes hero Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff will be back in the city this month as he kicks off a new career. Words by Paul Mackenzie

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Friday, June 26, 2015
The Queen in A Wing of the disused gaol

Her Majesty visited the Lancaster landmark at an important time in its history, says Lord Shuttleworth

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Thursday, June 25, 2015
Madeline Small from Break-Free

Break-Free offers advice, counseling and workshops for adults affected by childhood trauma and addiction.

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Sunday, June 21, 2015
The F-35 in a vertical landing

Samlesbury is home to Lancashire’s military plane maker employing 4,000 skilled workers. Martin Pilkington reports

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Homes & Gardens

Monday, June 15, 2015
Shireburn House Barn, Hurst Green

More and more people are looking to move to the Ribble Valley, turning the area into a property hotspot. Here are five homes that caught our eye

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Thursday, June 25, 2015
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The Cricketers at Ormskirk

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Botanical bedrooms

Is your interior in need to a fresh lick of paint? Perhaps you just fancy giving your interior a summer makeover? Well, you’re in luck, because we’ve gathered together some of the best British design trend of summer 2015 for you to bear in mind when revamping your home.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Westhead Road

Estate agents Maria B Evans list their favourite kitchens from their property portfolio

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Barnfield Cars - Eldon Stevens

Have you ever asked yourself, "Where do I sell or buy my next luxury car?"

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