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June is the perfect month to get out and about and spot Lancashire wildlife

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Thu, 00:00
The Ainscow Hotel, Salford

Janet Reeder finds there’s lots to discover at the new Ainscow Hotel in the city centre

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Wed, 10:22
Save Ormskirk Theatre

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

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Tue, 15:06
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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Tue, 15:00
The dramatic road to the school

Stonyhurst’s old boys include Tolkien, Conan Doyle, three saints and at least one president, Writer Julie Frankland and photographer Glynn Ward went behind the scenes

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Mount Famine by Harry Ousey

The niece of a largely forgotten Manchester artist is fighting to restore his reputation. An exhibition being staged in Salford should help. Words by Paul Mackenzie

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Friday, May 22, 2015
Sealife Blackpool

If you’re from Lancashire, then you will know how the rain can wash out your best laid plans. Here’s a few suggestions for you to keep the family entertained

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Friday, May 22, 2015
Ulverston Memorial at Market Street/King Street junction

This market town is famous for a former son from the small screen

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Friday, May 22, 2015
The Beach at St Bees - Ben Barden

The remoteness of St Bees made it a suitable location for a Benedictime monastary, nowadays it’s the perfect retreat from your everyday hustle and bustle.

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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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Wildlife

Thu, 00:00

June is the perfect month to get out and about and spot Lancashire wildlife

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Thursday, April 30, 2015
Brian in the grand parade with Town End Asterix supreme champion in 2010

If you’ve ever fancied farming these captivating animals, one of the north west’s finest herds is being auctioned this month

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Friday, April 3, 2015
A photographs of a captured thylacine from the 1930s

Emily Rothery goes on the trail of a dog-like creature that brought terror to the Lakes

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Joy Jackson and Lena Crowe of Manchester and District Bee Keeping Association with the honey extractor

Prestwich has a real buzz about it

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Thursday, January 22, 2015
Swan Lake Spectacular at Martin Mere Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre

Winter is a fantastic time to visit the nature reserve and animal collection. Many thousands of wild ducks, geese and Whooper swans are drawn to the internationally-rated wetlands, offering spectacular displays of feather and flight with an award winning experience called Swan Spectacular. Everyday the swans are fed at 3pm from Swan Link Hide and 3.30pm from Raines Observatory including a wardens talk.

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Photography

Friday, May 8, 2015

A Preston photographer’s shot of Tinkerbell the Great Dane was good enough to win her a best in show. She spoke to Roger Borrell

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Monday, April 20, 2015
Food Stylist, Rachael McNeela

A Preston food stylist shares her tips on creating picture perfect dishes ideal for impressing dinner party guests. Emma Mayoh reports

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Lone tree among the bluebells

Photographer Mark Gilligan captures one of Lakeland’s great shows when the bluebells appear

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Places

Tue, 15:06

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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Tue, 15:00
The dramatic road to the school

Stonyhurst’s old boys include Tolkien, Conan Doyle, three saints and at least one president, Writer Julie Frankland and photographer Glynn Ward went behind the scenes

Read Full Story »
Friday, May 22, 2015
Sealife Blackpool

If you’re from Lancashire, then you will know how the rain can wash out your best laid plans. Here’s a few suggestions for you to keep the family entertained

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Friday, May 22, 2015
The Beach at St Bees - Ben Barden

The remoteness of St Bees made it a suitable location for a Benedictime monastary, nowadays it’s the perfect retreat from your everyday hustle and bustle.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
This scene of the statue in Ulverston, is by Lancashire Life artist Nick Oliver. See more of his work at www.smilecreative.co.uk or contact him at 01257 427465.

Ulverston is one of the region’s most vibrant small towns and it’s about to celebrate the anniversary of its most famous son

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Walks

Sunday, May 10, 2015

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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Saturday, March 7, 2015
View to Worston

Keith Carter gets muddy boots on his first visit to Worston, a quiet village near Clitheroe,

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