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Events

Tue, 00:00
Matthew Wilcock

Creative talent from across the north headed to Preston for an event showcasing the Best of Britannia. Roger Borrell reports

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Friday, April 29, 2016
Keswick Mountain Festival

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

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Things to do in Lancashire
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Friesians in the stables at Myerscough Photo Sandy Kitching

Horse lovers from across the country will be heading to Lancashire this year to see animals from one of the world’s most striking breeds being put through their paces.

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Equestrian Summer in Lancashire
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Clitheroe Food Festival

Our guide to some of the best food and drink events in the county throughout 2016

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Things to do in Lancashire Lancashire Food

Restaurants

Yesterday, 00:00
Loin of cod with shrimp and mussel chowder

The tides are changes at an award-winning bar and restaurant in Morecambe. Emma Mayoh reports

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Lancashire Restaurants Morecambe
Monday, April 25, 2016
Banana panna cotta

The Clarence in Bury has all of the right ingredients for the perfect dining pub. Emma Mayoh reports

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Bury Pubs and Bars Lancashire Restaurants
Style in every corner of El Gato Negro on King Street, Manchester

El Gato Negro has just opened in Manchester. This Spanish-style tapas restaurant - its name means black cat - needs no luck. The owners have assembled the ingredients for success, writes Ray King

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Manchester Restaurants Spanish Food

Places

Yesterday, 01:00
5 things to do in Lancashire

What's On in Lancashire and the Lake District this Bank Holiday weekend?

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Things to do in Lancashire
Antony Gormley's statues look out to sea

With just under 560,000 eggs cracked, 273,889 pancakes flipped and 20 tons of Canadian maple syrup poured across three sites in 2015, it’s no surprise to find out Moose Coffee often has a queue of customers outside their front door.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Berry Lane

There’s a lot of woolly thinking in this lovely Ribble Valley town, as Mairead Mahon discovers

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Longridge
Friday, April 15, 2016
The Coppermines valley

Heather Troughton, who was born and bred in Coniston, shares the things she loves about this former Lancashire village

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Coniston
Thursday, April 14, 2016
The picture of donkeys on St Annes beach is by Lancashire Life artist Nick Oliver. See more of his work at www.smilecreative.co.uk or contact him at 01257 427465.

St Annes hasn’t lost its pulling power as a place to visit, as Emma Mayoh discovered

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Style

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Barney models a Tommy Hilfiger New York Fit White Oxford Shirt, £75, with French Connection Mozart Marine Blue Jumper, £50 and Tommy Hilfiger Denton Chino, £100, all from Stringers. Olivia joins him wearing a Riani Frock Coat, £599, with Riani Green Vest, £55, Riani Hose Slim Fit Bootcut, £155, Riani Scarf, £175, and Riani Handbag, £330, all from Muse

Get ready for spring with inspiration from our exclusive fashion shoot at Bartle Hall

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Friday, April 1, 2016
Dress, Hobbs - £199,
Shoes, Dune - £79,
Necklace, Helene Zubeldia @ Cadenzza - £169,
Ring, Helen Zubeldia @ Cadenzza - £99,
All available at Liverpool ONE

A Lancashire Life fashion exclusive at Aintree with our top female jockey Katie Walsh

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Liverpool ONE
Spring makeup tutorial

This month Rebekka talks us through how to create a natural look for Spring using some of her favourite beauty products.

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Walks

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Foulridge Reservoir

I should take my woolly hat off to my friend John Serjeant - he never gets it wrong when suggesting a walk. I had decided that my next outing would be around the moors of Haslingden Grane and I asked John to accompany me.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Gummer's How walk

This walk around Gummer’s How takes in some of the finest views in the south Lakes

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Lake District Walks
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Winter Hill

Murder, a plane crash and the remains of Bronze Age man accompany John Lenehan as he walks to Winter Hill on a day when it lived up to its name

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Nicky Nook

Blink and you’ll miss the turn-off to this lovely little village which has great walks and no less than three excellent watering holes. John Lenehen reports

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Bowland Walks
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Whalley from the Nab

John Lenehan takes us past seven million bricks on a walk with one of the finest start points in Lancashire

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Ribble Valley Walks

Arts

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
WiLd!

Tutti Frutti are a theatre company who specialise in performing for children and young people touring their shows both nationally and internationally. Robe Gemmell caught up with director Wendy Harris about their next show which is a first for the company.

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Ladies in Lavender

Rob Gemmell goes to see the Lytham Anonymous Players production of Ladies in Lavender at the Lowther Pavilion in Lytham

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John Foxx

John Foxx was the original founder of the popular 70’s band, Ultravox and has a career which has spanned for nearly fifty years. I spoke to John about his time growing up in Chorley where he was born and his involvement in the adaptation of the E.M. Forster short story, “The Machine Stops” by Pilot Theatre and the York Theatre Royal.

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Ribble Valley Big Band performing in the town centre

The seventh jazz festival promises to be bigger and better than ever with 50 bands and 350 musicians taking part.

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5 things to do in Lytham this Summer

Thursday, April 7, 2016
Lowther Rose Gardens

Lytham is now one of the season’s hottest tickets with sport, song and outdoor theatre

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Summer in Lancashire Lytham

Theatre Reviews

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
WiLd!

Tutti Frutti are a theatre company who specialise in performing for children and young people touring their shows both nationally and internationally. Robe Gemmell caught up with director Wendy Harris about their next show which is a first for the company.

Read Full Story »
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Ladies in Lavender

Rob Gemmell goes to see the Lytham Anonymous Players production of Ladies in Lavender at the Lowther Pavilion in Lytham

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
John Foxx

John Foxx was the original founder of the popular 70’s band, Ultravox and has a career which has spanned for nearly fifty years. I spoke to John about his time growing up in Chorley where he was born and his involvement in the adaptation of the E.M. Forster short story, “The Machine Stops” by Pilot Theatre and the York Theatre Royal.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016
Lowther Rose Gardens

Lytham is now one of the season’s hottest tickets with sport, song and outdoor theatre

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Summer in Lancashire Lytham
Kim Sykes

Members of an amateur dramatic group from Poulton are preparing for the performance of their lives alongside professionals from the RSC.

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Photography

Sunday, May 1, 2016
Thirlmere Reservoir by Stephen Bowden

Our readers visit an often overlooked spot in the Lake District

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photography
Monday, April 18, 2016
Keswick From Latrigg mountain by Sean Nolan

Don’t miss out on Keswick if you’re heading towards Derwentwater to take some photos.

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photography Keswick
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Ullswater by Mick Gardner

Ullswater inspired William Wordsworth to write his famous Daffodils poem and it’s also given our readers plenty of scenic views

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photography

Competitions

Tue, 09:58
Win cute colourful kid’s outfits from Milly O Designs worth £150!

Great British Life is offering eight beautiful items of children’s clothing from Milly O Designs worth £150 to one lucky competition winner

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Tue, 09:13
Holker Garden Festival

Plus one winner will receive afternoon tea and an Indian garden parasol worth £275

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Feature bedroom at The Black Swan in Helmsley

The Black Swan in Helmsley is offering one lucky Lancashire Life reader the chance to win a luxury three night stay for two at the stylish boutique hotel.

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Food & Drink

Yesterday, 11:04
Halkidiki green olives

Rural Lancashire isn’t the first place you’d expect to find delicious olives. Emma Mayoh found out more

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Oldham Lancashire Food Italian Food
Yesterday, 00:00
Loin of cod with shrimp and mussel chowder

The tides are changes at an award-winning bar and restaurant in Morecambe. Emma Mayoh reports

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Lancashire Restaurants Morecambe
Tue, 17:00
Rosie Dummer

There is nothing half-baked about Rosie Dummer’s larger than life cake designs. Mairead Mahon found out more

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Baking
Ribble Valley Lamb Rump, Red Chard,  Salsify, Rainbow Carrot and Sweet Potato

Food at Nest, the restaurant at Bartle Hall, is gaining a enviable reputation for quality and character

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Events

Tue, 00:00
Matthew Wilcock

Creative talent from across the north headed to Preston for an event showcasing the Best of Britannia. Roger Borrell reports

Read Full Story »
Friday, April 29, 2016
Keswick Mountain Festival

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

Read Full Story »
Things to do in Lancashire
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Friesians in the stables at Myerscough Photo Sandy Kitching

Horse lovers from across the country will be heading to Lancashire this year to see animals from one of the world’s most striking breeds being put through their paces.

Read Full Story »
Equestrian Summer in Lancashire
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Clitheroe Food Festival

Our guide to some of the best food and drink events in the county throughout 2016

Read Full Story »
Things to do in Lancashire Lancashire Food

People

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
John Foxx

John Foxx was the original founder of the popular 70’s band, Ultravox and has a career which has spanned for nearly fifty years. I spoke to John about his time growing up in Chorley where he was born and his involvement in the adaptation of the E.M. Forster short story, “The Machine Stops” by Pilot Theatre and the York Theatre Royal.

Read Full Story »
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Berry Lane

There’s a lot of woolly thinking in this lovely Ribble Valley town, as Mairead Mahon discovers

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Longridge
Friday, March 25, 2016
Yvette Knight (credit: Andrew Ross)

From Carnforth to the Birmingham Royal Ballet, dancer Yvette Knight is now centre stage

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Thursday, March 24, 2016
Grace O'Malley

18, year old is on course for a career in opera. Julie Frankland reports. Photography by Sara Cuff

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016
James Rawlinson

At just 24, he drives some of the world’s most advanced cars at terrifying speeds. Roger Borrell caught up with James Rawlinson

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Homes & Gardens

Friday, April 29, 2016
Paddock House, Grindleton

House with history

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Monday, April 11, 2016
Arnold & Philips

Spring is here and the property market is blossoming. If you’re on the move, David Arnold, partner at Arnold & Phillips which has branches at Ormskirk, Southport and Standish, has five tips for buyers and sellers.

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Sunday, January 17, 2016
Napthens

Valuable legal advice from Napthens, myth-busting divorce and relationship rumours.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Delabrousse Aesthetics

Teresa Delabrousse, practitioner at Delabrousse Aesthetics lists 7 secrets to healthy, youthful skin.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015
Shaw Hill

Apart from being surrounded by undulating acres of a woodland park golf course, Shaw Hill sits like a magnificent jewel at the top.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015
Tom Wood nominee for Butcher of the Year

Tom Wood, the Butchery Manager at Huntleys Country Stores Ltd represents Team GB with nomination for Butcher of the Year

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