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Comfort and Joy – The Lytham Anonymous Players – Lowther Pavilion, Lytham

Theatre review - Comfort and Joy, The Lytham Anonymous Players

“Comfort and Joy” – The Lytham Anonymous Players – Lowther Pavilion, Lytham – Wednesday 26th November 2014

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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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Ruth Connor, Chief Executive at Marketing Lancashire (photographed at Hoghton Tower)

Ruth Connor - Why you should all visit Lancashire

Tourism is starting to be really big business in Lancashire with more than 60 million visitors. Ruth Connor who is leading the charge talks to Roger Borrell

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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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Workshop at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom

Strictly Come Dancing - The 2014 Argentine Tango Ball at Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom

Rebekka O’Grady was hot to trot when she heard the UK’s biggest Argentine Tango ball coming to Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom. Sadly, she was Strictly awful!

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A coffin lid fron Thebes (modern-day Luxor) from the late 25th or early 26th dynasty. Circa 700- 650 BC.

Goodison Egyptology collection at The Atkinson, Southport

After 40 years in storage a fascinating collection of Egyptology has a new home in Southport, as Paul Mackenzie reports

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Main Hall

The Blackwell Project: An Arts & Crafts Story

The fascinating story behind one of the country’s most beautiful houses will be told thanks to a cash injection

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The Comedy Carpet opposite Blackpool Tower

Wayne Hemingway - My top 5 public spaces in the world

Columnist Wayne Hemingway celebrates his favourite five examples of generous public spaces, including one right here in Lancashire

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Reception and view © Giles Christopher - Media Wisdom Photography Ltd

The Belsfield - Laura Ashley Hotel opens in the Lake District

The classic Belsfield hotel on Bowness-on-Windermere has been given a Laura Ashley makeover. The project has combined its traditional charms

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Upload an image that makes you feel good about Lancashire

Enter the Lancashire Day photo competition

Upload your images with the #Lancashireday #WhereLifeFeelsGood hashtags for a chance to win some great local prizes

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Wildlife

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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The hen harrier

Fighting to save the hen harrier in the Forest of Bowland

These magnificent birds have been breeding again in Lancashire but their fragile future has drawn in everyone from Chris Packham to the bosses of M&S. Mike Glover reports

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As autumn approaches grey seals congregate at their traditional breeding sites where the males fight for top dog status to help secure large harems of breeding females. Picture: Danny Green

2020VISION - Morecambe Bay wildlife highlighted in new photographic exhibition

Lancashire Life takes you on a summertime tour of our fabulous coast. Mike Glover starts us off in Morecambe Bay

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Sam with Ember

Meet Ember, a black Labrador Retriever working as a hearing dog

A boy’s life has been transformed by a black Labrador that couldn’t quite cut it as a guide dog for the blind. Emily Rothery reports

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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

Upload an image that makes you feel good about Lancashire

Enter the Lancashire Day photo competition

Upload your images with the #Lancashireday #WhereLifeFeelsGood hashtags for a chance to win some great local prizes

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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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Sunshine after the Rain, Arnside - Hannah Dove

Lancashire Life Reader Photos - October 2014

Judges are selecting their favourite entries to the Lancashire Life photography competition in association with Wilkinson Cameras

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Places

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

Read full story »

Ruth Connor, Chief Executive at Marketing Lancashire (photographed at Hoghton Tower)

Ruth Connor - Why you should all visit Lancashire

Tourism is starting to be really big business in Lancashire with more than 60 million visitors. Ruth Connor who is leading the charge talks to Roger Borrell

Read full story »

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

Read full story »

Main Hall

The Blackwell Project: An Arts & Crafts Story

The fascinating story behind one of the country’s most beautiful houses will be told thanks to a cash injection

Read full story »

The Comedy Carpet opposite Blackpool Tower

Wayne Hemingway - My top 5 public spaces in the world

Columnist Wayne Hemingway celebrates his favourite five examples of generous public spaces, including one right here in Lancashire

Read full story »

Walks

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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Elswick

Lancashire Walk - Wharles, Elswick and Roseacre

Keith Carter explores the countryside in a part of the Fylde that’s home to a variety of birdlife and a submarine observation station

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Looking over Watendlath Tarn

Bill Birkett - My top five Lakeland walks

Bill Birkett has just published his fourth Lake District walking book. We asked him to pick out a handful of his favourites for Lakeland Life readers

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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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