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Sarah Underwood and Splash

Help Sarah reach the Riding For the Disabled Association national championships

A talented rider from Lancashire could make it to the top - if she only had a horse. Can you help?

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Hesketh Deluxe guns

Longthorne - the gunsmiths from Hesketh Bank

A small family firm down a country lane is making a big noise in the shotgun trade. Roger Borrell reports

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Whalley Community Hydro development site

The Whalley Community Hydro Project aims to place power back in the community

The success of this pretty Lancashire village is down to the people who live and work there. Emma Mayoh met some of them

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Assiette of chocolate desserts

The best instagram accounts in Lancashire and the Lake District

We celebrate the best smartphone photographers in the region

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Protest group outside the Hilltop Outdoor Studies centre....(L-R); Tina Yarwood, Russell Mills,  Tim Brown,  Fiona Howard,  Nick Davenport and Hugh Harrison

Will new developments threaten the future of Ambleside?

This bustling town has been a premier destination for decades but there are fears a new hotel could spell ruin

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Andy Marshall's montage of architectural gems in Middleton

The Middleton Golden Cluster looks to boost tourism to the town

You might not find it on the tourist map but Middleton’s fame is spreading, as Catherine Smyth reports

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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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The noise in the weaving shed is deafening even with just four looms operating

Queen Street Mill Textile Museum - Burnley’s little secret

One of the last vestiges of the weaving industry is up a side street on the outskirts of Burnley. John Lenehan reports

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Augill is a fairytale castle

Historic places to stay in and around the Lake District

Lakeland Life takes a look at some of the most interesting places to stay in and around the Lake District

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Racing at Haydock

2014 Lancashire Life Maiden Stakes, Haydock Park.

Soccer star and racehorse owner Michael Owen joined readers of Lancashire Life for a fabulous day out at Haydock Park.

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Wildlife

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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Lancashire Wildlife

Ten of the best places to view wildlife in Lancashire

Before the boundary thieves struck, Lancashire stretched from Coniston in the north to Manchester and Liverpool in the south. Lancashire Life steadfastly sticks to the traditional borders and much of that area is still watched over by Lancashire Wildlife Trust, which is the easy title. Officially we are known as the Wildlife Trust of Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside.

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A bloodied but not beaten Molly and Jess reunited after three weeks with Mike and Yvonne (Picture: Cascade News)

Jess and Molly - plucky little Patterdale terriers from Heysham

They cheated death row and survived three weeks lost in the wilds - Emily Rothery meets two tearaway terriers

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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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Holidays E-Edition

Holidays E-Edition

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Photography

Assiette of chocolate desserts

The best instagram accounts in Lancashire and the Lake District

We celebrate the best smartphone photographers in the region

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My Kingdom, Keswick - Roger Green

Lancashire Life Reader Photos - September 2014

Send in your entry for the Lancashire Life photography competition in association with Wilkinson Cameras

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The estuary at Eskmeals

Photography tips by Mark Gilligan - Coast

Don’t ignore Lakeland’s lovely coastline, says professional photographer Mark Gilligan

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Places

Whalley Community Hydro development site

The Whalley Community Hydro Project aims to place power back in the community

The success of this pretty Lancashire village is down to the people who live and work there. Emma Mayoh met some of them

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Protest group outside the Hilltop Outdoor Studies centre....(L-R); Tina Yarwood, Russell Mills,  Tim Brown,  Fiona Howard,  Nick Davenport and Hugh Harrison

Will new developments threaten the future of Ambleside?

This bustling town has been a premier destination for decades but there are fears a new hotel could spell ruin

Read full story »

Andy Marshall's montage of architectural gems in Middleton

The Middleton Golden Cluster looks to boost tourism to the town

You might not find it on the tourist map but Middleton’s fame is spreading, as Catherine Smyth reports

Read full story »

The noise in the weaving shed is deafening even with just four looms operating

Queen Street Mill Textile Museum - Burnley’s little secret

One of the last vestiges of the weaving industry is up a side street on the outskirts of Burnley. John Lenehan reports

Read full story »

Augill is a fairytale castle

Historic places to stay in and around the Lake District

Lakeland Life takes a look at some of the most interesting places to stay in and around the Lake District

Read full story »

Walks

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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River Douglas at the Douglas Boatyard

Lancashire Walk - Hesketh Bank

Keith Carter stays on the straight and narrow on a riverside route among the fields at Hesketh Bank

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Jenny Brown's Point Silverdale

Six of the best coastal walks in Lancashire

If the temperature starts to rise, head for the cool breeze along the coast. Here are some of our favourite strolls.

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Out & About Showcase

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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James Lawrence Isherwood - Hepplestone Fine Art

Lancashire and the North West’s Hot Artists Uncovered

Giles Hepplestone of Hepplestone Fine Art in Lancashire explores Lancashire’s most popular artists.

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