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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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The team pass through magnificent scenery as they train in the Lancashire countryside around Bolton

Team Chronomaster - the Lancashire cycling team that has big plans

Yorkshire may have basked in the glory of staging the first part of the Tour de France but, with more than a touch of irony, Lancashire has had the last laugh.

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Guests gather for THREE official opening ceremonies; It's My Life ,  Compassion in Action Rainbow Eco Farm and  The Thompson House Equestrian Centre

Why the former boss of Ainscough crane hire set up the Thompson House Equestrian Centre

A trio of charities have been boosted by a Lancashire businessman who is dedicated to helping others

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The Swan by Rob Hefferan

North West artist Rob Hefferan and his stunning life-like paintings

Artist Rob Hefferan creates these incredibly realistic and opulent paintings in his spare bedroom in Clayton-le-Woods, as Paul Mackenzie reports

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Lisa Walker and Liz Walker at Pendle Stitches

A look at the rising arts and craft scene in Clitheroe

Long celebrated for food, Clitheroe is now getting a name for arts and crafts too, as Martin Pilkington reports

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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

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 »

Lisa Walker and Liz Walker at Pendle Stitches

A look at the rising arts and craft scene in Clitheroe

Long celebrated for food, Clitheroe is now getting a name for arts and crafts too, as Martin Pilkington reports

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Spot On programmer, Lyndsey Wilson with Old School Trustee, Stephen Parkinson and Centre Manager, Anne Peet

Spot On Rural Touring brings theatre to Croston

From the great outdoors to great drama indoors, this pretty village shows real community spirit. Rebekka O’Grady reports

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Chorley Pals Memorial

Chorley remembers the World War One heroes

As the nation stops to remember the sacrifices made 100 years ago, Chorley prepares to commemorate the town’s biggest loss, as Paul Mackenzie reports

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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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