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Entrance in the Hallway

Elizabeth Gaskell’s Manchester home open to the public

Some of the giants of the Victorian age were regular visitors. Now this Manchester house has been restored and the doors are open once again. Martin Pilkington reports

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he ultimate selfie taken by Stuart on warm evening above Walla Crag and Derwentwater

The ultimate Lake District selfie

A daredevil photographer combines his love of photography and paragliding to creat some remarkable landscapes

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Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbach in Sherlock

Stonyhurst College - Sherlock Holmes’ Lancashire home

The world’s most famous detective owes much to an historic school in the Ribble Valley, as Paul Mackenzie reports

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Gunner had a rough start to life but became a life-saver

Meet Gunner, the dog blood donor

It’s a little know fact that dogs give blood to save other canines. Emily Rothery reports

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Anything Goes, Pendle Hippodrome

Theatre review - Anything Goes, Basics Junior Theatre School, Pendle Hippodrome Theatre

Anything Goes – Basics Junior Theatre School – Pendle Hippodrome Theatre - Wednesday 10th December 2014

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Bridge at Sawley

Lancashire walk - Sawley, Ribble Valley

Keith Carter steps through Lancashire’s heritage on a walk from Sawley to Bolton by Bowland

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The 2014 Land Rover Bursary Winners Urban Farm

The Urban Farm joins forces with the Prince’s Countryside Fund

Two young women with a passion for animals are taking their farm to schools and care homes to spread knowledge - and a little happiness

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Arnside Prom, is by Lancashire Life artist Nick Oliver. See more of his work at www.smilecreative.co.uk or contact him at 01257 427465.

Arnside - where even the sheep are close-knit

Just because the coastal gem of Arnside is a popular place to retire doesn’t mean it lacks vibrancy, as Sue Riley discovers

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Manchester Christmas Markets and lights 2014 Photo Mark Waugh

The alternative Manchester Christmas shopping guide

We’ve explored the hidden corners of Manchester to find the best places for you to purchase the perfect Christmas gifts this festive season

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The visitor centre - The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust at  Martin Mere

Martin Mere Wetland Centre celebrates 40 year anniversary

There’ll be more than seven swans a-swimming this Christmas at Martin Mere which is celebrating its 40th anniversary

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Wildlife

Gunner had a rough start to life but became a life-saver

Meet Gunner, the dog blood donor

It’s a little know fact that dogs give blood to save other canines. Emily Rothery reports

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The 2014 Land Rover Bursary Winners Urban Farm

The Urban Farm joins forces with the Prince’s Countryside Fund

Two young women with a passion for animals are taking their farm to schools and care homes to spread knowledge - and a little happiness

Read full story »

The visitor centre - The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust at  Martin Mere

Martin Mere Wetland Centre celebrates 40 year anniversary

There’ll be more than seven swans a-swimming this Christmas at Martin Mere which is celebrating its 40th anniversary

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Bing, also known as Brian, receiving his medal

The wartime parachute dogs of Lancashire

A Lancashire Parachute regiment had a special member who jumped from planes and saved lives. Emily Rothery reports

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Sarah and Ian at their Wiccan wedding with Bramble as ring bearer

The tale of the Wiccan witch and the Great Dane in Bowness

Emily Rothery meets a follower of the Wiccan faithwho has a special bond with her dog

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Discover Out & About

The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, in the heart of the Lake District

The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway is the oldest and longest narrow gauge railways in the Lake District, known affectionately as La’al Ratty meaning “ little railway “.

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Ullswater Steamers.

Ullswater Steamers, See the beauty of the Lake District by boat

Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is an award winning environmentally accredited Lake District attraction celebrating over 150 years of operating cruises on England’s most beautiful lake.

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Great Langdale

Five of the best pub walks in the Lake District

A long walk deserves a stop at a cosy inn and Lakeland writer and photographer Vivienne Crow has agreed to share a few of her favourites

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Photography

he ultimate selfie taken by Stuart on warm evening above Walla Crag and Derwentwater

The ultimate Lake District selfie

A daredevil photographer combines his love of photography and paragliding to creat some remarkable landscapes

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1st Ashness Bridge - Roger Green

The 2014 Lancashire Life photography competition - winners revealed

We reveal the winners of the Lancashire Life and Lake District Life photography competition in association with Wilkinson Cameras

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Hartshead Pike at Sunset, Ashton-Under-Lyne - Howard Murphy

Lancashire Life Reader Photos - November 2014

Judges are busy choosing the winners of the Lancashire Life photography competition in association with Wilkinson Cameras

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Places

Arnside Prom, is by Lancashire Life artist Nick Oliver. See more of his work at www.smilecreative.co.uk or contact him at 01257 427465.

Arnside - where even the sheep are close-knit

Just because the coastal gem of Arnside is a popular place to retire doesn’t mean it lacks vibrancy, as Sue Riley discovers

Read full story »

Manchester Christmas Markets and lights 2014 Photo Mark Waugh

The alternative Manchester Christmas shopping guide

We’ve explored the hidden corners of Manchester to find the best places for you to purchase the perfect Christmas gifts this festive season

Read full story »

David Kay with his trophies and award winning vegetables

Gardening - why you should join the RHS Grow Your Own campaign

Gardeners should join the RHS campaign and become show-offs, says Linda Viney

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Christmas lights on Clifton Square

Lytham gets ready for Christmas

We meet the people planning to give Lytham some extra Christmas sparkle. Emma Mayoh reports

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Beautiful Bowland by Karol Gajewski

Lancashire - where life feels good

As we prepare to celebrate Lancashire Day on November 27, writer Malcolm Greenhalgh tells us why we should be proud of the red rose county

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Walks

Bridge at Sawley

Lancashire walk - Sawley, Ribble Valley

Keith Carter steps through Lancashire’s heritage on a walk from Sawley to Bolton by Bowland

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Gifts for walkers

Gifts for walkers and people on the go

Inspire ramblers and hikers to get up and go with our favourite Christmas presents for people who love the outdoors.

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Melling

Lancashire Walk - Melling, Lune Valley

It’s second time lucky for Keith Carter as he finds a walk from Melling in the Lune Valley

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The view to the fells of Bleasdale

Lancashire Walk - Calder Vale

Keith Carter leads a walk through the countryside around Calder Vale

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Kentmere walk

Lake District Walk - Kentmere

Keith Carter returns to an old favourite spot – and makes sure he wears the right clothes

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Out & About Showcase

Hepplestone Fine Art Gallery - Fabian Perez The Embrace III

The Art of Christmas Gift Buying

Picking personal and thoughtful Christmas gifts is never an easy task but Katy Bettridge of Hepplestone Fine Art Gallery in Heskin, takes us through a few arty suggestions for the ultimate in Festive giving.

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Stonyhurst Sixth Form

The benefits of attending Stonyhurst in the Sixth Form

An excellent boarding school, such as Stonyhurst, can make a world of difference to a sixth former’s outlook and prospects.

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Alternative ideas for your hen do

Alternative ideas for your hen do

The hen do, like the wedding, should only come around once in a lifetime.

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Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form

Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form continues its long-standing tradition of academic excellence

Staff and students at Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form are celebrating once again, as 2014 proved to be another outstanding year with an A Level pass rate of 100% and a Vocational pass rate of 99.8%!

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