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Yesterday, 05:41

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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Maddison, Daniel, Ryan and Leo

The ukulele has seen a huge surge in popularity with many youngsters following in George Formby’s footsteps.

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Friday, May 1, 2015
Ladies Day – Blackburn Drama Club - Thwaites Empire Theatre - Thursday 30th April 2015

Rob Gemmell reviews the Blackburn Drama Club production of Ladies Day at the Thwaites Empire Theatre on Thursday 30th April 2015

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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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Daisy Winrow,  Jessica Mahood,  Amy Chung, Emily Felton, Sian Singleton and Sofia De Sousa

Youngsters from Burscough will be heading to Romania to represent England at the Dance World Cup, reports Rebekka O’Grady.Photography by John Cocks

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Sunday, April 26, 2015
Close up of Morecambe Grain

Jenny Natusch decided to think small when she quit the rat race for her first love, art. Sue Riley reports

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Outdoor shows at Lytham Hall

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

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Best Visiting Production presented by Jane Asher
The Curious Incident Of the Dog In The Night-Time, from the National Theatre, at The Lowry received here by Bunny Christie

Top actors gathered at the Royal Northern College of Music to see who would take home a trophy from the region’s most prestigious theatre awards. Words by David Upton

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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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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Ribble Valley Big Band performing in the town centre

The Ribble Valley Jazz Festival has become one of Europe’s most popular music events. Mairead Mahon takes a look at the line-up

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Wildlife

Thursday, April 30, 2015

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 15, 2015
Alan Roberts in his beloved Lake District

Atherton’s Alan Roberts lost his sight when he was just 22. Fifty years later he is still enjoying life thanks to a succession of guide dogs. Emily Rothery reports

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Friday, January 2, 2015
Kike likes muddy weather (picture: John Noblett)

It’s one of the world’s rarest breeds and its super-sensitive nose makes her perfect for hunting out a gardener’s pest. Emily Rothery reports

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Photography

Monday, April 20, 2015

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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Thursday, March 19, 2015
The 2014 winner was this photo of Ashness Bridge by Roger Green

It’s time to get snapping as we launch our annual hunt for the county’s best amateur photographer

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Places

Monday, April 13, 2015

People in this lovely coastal town are looking to the skies for inspiration, as Emma Mayoh discovered

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Monday, April 13, 2015
Flag Street in all its floral glory

You may not know that the Hawkshead name has nothing do to with birds of prey

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Saturday, April 11, 2015
A painting in Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery fails to appreciate a performance at a Night at the Museum event

Arts manager Rebecca Johnson selects five of her favourite treasures from the Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery collection.

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Saturday, April 11, 2015
Oldham Central Metrolink Station

Oldham’s location makes it ideal for a daytrip from Manchester, Lancashire and West Yorkshire

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Looking toward Oldham Parish Church

Once the biggest cotton-spinning town in the world, this community is now going through an industrious revolution, writes Paul Taylor

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Walks

Yesterday, 05:41

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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Showcase

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Have you ever asked yourself, "Where do I sell or buy my next luxury car?"

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Monday, March 16, 2015
Bolton School

At Bolton School, we offer children the very best start in life.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Morecambe and Wize

Turn the clock back to May 2012: my wife and I were celebrating our silver wedding anniversary and had just been on a short road trip to get away from the daily grind.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Hepplestone Fine Art Gallery - Fabian Perez The Embrace III

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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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Stonyhurst 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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