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Events

Tue, 00:00
Clitheroe Food Festival

Summer time is always jam packed with range of different festivals and shows and 2016 is no different. We’ve selected some of the best festivals that are happening across the region for you and whole family to enjoy.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016
Chainsaw competition (credit: Antony Cooper)

The largest livestock show in Cumbria returns this September

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Monday, July 18, 2016
The busy Grand Marquee last year

Joe Swift and Lancashire’s Carol Klein to star as Chorley Flower Show returns after an amazing first year

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Chatsworth Country Fair

The popular Chatsworth Country Fair, set in the beautiful parkland in the Peak District, will once again be jam packed with fun and entertainment for all the family across all three days.

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Restaurants

Friday, June 24, 2016
Roast rump of lamb, aspragus, peas, broad beans, boulangere potatoes and red wine jus

This super Northern Quarter venue is a magnet for visitors searching for good food and drink. Emma Mayoh reports

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Manchester Restaurants
Friday, June 3, 2016
Fireplace at The Inn at Whitewell

Our guide to some of the Ribble Valley’s best gastropubs, in no particular order. Emma Mayoh reports

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Lancashire Restaurants Pubs and Bars Ribble Valley
Friday, May 20, 2016
Waddington Arms

This pretty Ribble Valley village is a honeypot for visitors searching out good food and drink. Roger Borrell joined them

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Lancashire Restaurants Pubs and Bars

Places

Mon, 00:00
Deear at Holker Hall and Gardens

Plot a course to these glorious gardens and see for yourself how blooming lovely the Lake District’s gardens are.

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Lake District
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
The World of Beatrix Potter in bowness

A host of events are planned in the Lake District to make the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth. Mike Glover reports

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Beatrix Potter Bowness
Monday, July 18, 2016
Lytham Windmill

It’s not just the flower filled streets and stunning festival – this Lancashire resort will rock this summer. Martin Pilkington reports

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Lytham
Friday, July 15, 2016
Clifton Square

A quick guide to get prepared for a day trip to Lytham

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Lytham
Ambleside Waterhead

Ambleside’s popularity brings problems, but the town remains a lovely place to live, work and visit

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Ambleside

Style

Tue, 16:30
Fairisle panel shirt, £400, Kefiya camouflage suiting trousers £315, Neil Barrett

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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Tue, 09:00
Men's shark printed hoodie from Bored Sport

We’ve got two hoodies and four t-shirts from Bored Sport up for grabs for one lucky Great British Life competition winner!

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Ministry of Craft

Mairead Mahon embroiders a story about the great sewing revival gripping the region.

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Walks

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
View from Jeffery Hill

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
Peel Tower

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

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Ramsbottom
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
White Coppice

The views on this walk from Brinscall are stupendous and the home made tea bread and cheese is delicious, says John Lenehan

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The Marina is still busy but Glasson was once a busy trading port

This small corner of coastal Lancashire turned out to be an unexpected gem. John Lenehan reports

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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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Arts

Mon, 18:37
The Hobbit at Williamson Park Photo Darren Andrews

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

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The Hobbit will be presented by The Dukes from July 5-August 13 in Williamson Park, Lancaster. Russell Richard is seen here preparing for his role as Gandalf

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

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The cast of The Miser

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

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The stunning backdrop at Brantwood

Fingers crossed for fine weather as Julian Wilde reviews the host of outdoor theatre this summer

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Summer in Lancashire
Tarleton Community Primary School – Winner of Last Choir Singing 2016

Vocal talents and harmonies resonated around the King George’s Hall in Blackburn as the venue once again played host to the Grand Final of “Last Choir Singing”

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Theatre Reviews

Mon, 18:37
The Hobbit at Williamson Park Photo Darren Andrews

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

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
The Hobbit will be presented by The Dukes from July 5-August 13 in Williamson Park, Lancaster. Russell Richard is seen here preparing for his role as Gandalf

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

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016
The cast of The Miser

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

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The stunning backdrop at Brantwood

Fingers crossed for fine weather as Julian Wilde reviews the host of outdoor theatre this summer

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Summer in Lancashire
Friday, May 20, 2016
The Graduate

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

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Photography

Saturday, July 16, 2016
Castlerigg stone circle by Bernadete Thompson

Our readers share their photos of an ancient feature of the Lake District

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photography Keswick
Saturday, July 2, 2016
Kirkstone Pass Lake View by Marie Castagnoli

Given the high altitude of the location, these photos are literally breathtaking.

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photography Ambleside
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Holcombe Church from Holcombe Hill by Shaun Ogden

Our readers share their photos of a pretty village just outside Ramsbottom

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photography Ramsbottom

Competitions

Tue, 09:00
Men's shark printed hoodie from Bored Sport

We’ve got two hoodies and four t-shirts from Bored Sport up for grabs for one lucky Great British Life competition winner!

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Mon, 15:17
Musical theatre band Collabro

Taking place August 1-7, this year’s Lytham Festival sees Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Canadian rock giant Bryan Adams, The Village People and The Bay City Rollers among the main headliners at the Lytham Green Proms Arena.

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Mon, 11:01
Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

Harrogate Flower Show is the UK’s premier autumn gardening event, offering everything you need to create the perfect plot, plus spectacular displays, live entertainment and thousands of beautiful blooms.

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Food & Drink

Friday, July 15, 2016
The magnificent seven brewers

Seven Salford brothers have brewed up a highly successful business making craft beer. Mairead Mahon reports

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Porcetta

Some of the world’s best chefs want suckling pigs and porchetta from Lancashire on their menus, as Emma Mayoh discovered.

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Lancashire Food
Friday, July 8, 2016
Batch Premium Gin

The surge in popularity of gin means this Lancashire town now has its own award-winning micro-distillery. Roger Borrell reports

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Made in Lancashire
Friday, July 1, 2016
Matthew Fort

It’s about time Lancashire was placed firmly on the culinary map says TV’s Matthew Fort as a campaign is launched to promote our fine food. Emma Mayoh reports

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Lancashire Food

Events

Tue, 00:00
Clitheroe Food Festival

Summer time is always jam packed with range of different festivals and shows and 2016 is no different. We’ve selected some of the best festivals that are happening across the region for you and whole family to enjoy.

Read Full Story »
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Chainsaw competition (credit: Antony Cooper)

The largest livestock show in Cumbria returns this September

Read Full Story »
Monday, July 18, 2016
The busy Grand Marquee last year

Joe Swift and Lancashire’s Carol Klein to star as Chorley Flower Show returns after an amazing first year

Read Full Story »
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Chatsworth Country Fair

The popular Chatsworth Country Fair, set in the beautiful parkland in the Peak District, will once again be jam packed with fun and entertainment for all the family across all three days.

Read Full Story »

People

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Lucy Cavendish

Some might support male inheritance, but Holker Estate is now in the capable hands of a talented woman, writes Roger Borrell

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Thursday, June 30, 2016
The East Lancashire Regiment at the Somme on July 1 1916

A generation of men from Lancashire towns and villages was wiped out on a summer morning a century ago.

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Friday, June 17, 2016
Peel Tower

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

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Ramsbottom
Mia McLoughlin

With a prestigious theatre scholarship under her belt, ten-year-old Mia McLoughlin from Whalley is set to have her name in lights

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Whalley
Thursday, June 2, 2016
D-Day veteran, Gerard Rogerson, holding a pop-up card made by local children depicting the church at Saint Come de Fresne which rang the first bells of freedom

June is the time we remember the D-Day heroes who launched the liberation of Europe. Stephen Canavan spoke to one of Lancashire’s few survivors

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Homes & Gardens

An aerial view of the Promenade. No 43 is second from this end

It has built up a reputation as one of the best B&Bs in Britain. Lesley Hornsby shares some of her secrets with Roger Borrell

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Yesterday, 00:00
Whiteheads Farm

This impressive property in Goosnargh certainly has the wow factor

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Thursday, July 14, 2016
The Lake District is easily accesible from Cartmel

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, July 13, 2016
Armistead Barnett

Rural property agency and management firm Armitstead Barnett has opened its third office – this time in Cumbria.

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Monday, July 11, 2016
The Pastures

Always dreamt of a home away from home? Take a look at our pick of the best lodges and holiday homes

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Yesterday, 15:50
'Hello Sunshine', domestic client

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, July 14, 2016
The Lake District is easily accesible from Cartmel

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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Thursday, July 14, 2016
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Armistead Barnett

Rural property agency and management firm Armitstead Barnett has opened its third office – this time in Cumbria.

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