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Sharrow Bay

WIN A two night stay with dinner at Sharrow Bay, Ullswater

Be transported to a bygone era of old-fashioned luxury, decadence and complete tranquillity with a two night break at the world-renowned Sharrow Bay, including a gourmet four course dinner for two on one night.

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Manchester Theatre Awards

2013 Manchester Theatre Awards - the winners revealed

Stars from across the region gathered at the Royal Exchange Theatre to hear who had won an ‘Oscar’ in the region’s top theatre awards

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Cartmel

New York Times names Cartmel as a must-see destination - we find out why

Just what is it about this Lancashire village that makes the New York Times put it on its worldwide ‘must visit’ list? Roger Borrell investigates

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Staff at Broadhurst's Booksellers in Market Street; Ashley Simmons,  Kate Chesterton and Gill Riley, gathered around their Victorian fireplace

Five things to do in Southport

Southport is no longer just a seaside resort, we picked five alternative places to visit in the town

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Merewood Country House Hotel

Short Break - Merewood Country House Hotel and Restaurant, Windermere

Set in 20 acres of land overlooking Lake Windermere, the Merewood Country House Hotel is grand and yet very inviting

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Founder members and volunteers of Village Greens Community Co-op; (Back row) Pam Meachin, Agata Alcaniz, Dom McCann and Jules Bagnoli (Front row) Denise McAvoy, Rachel Getliffe and Janet Kelly (Photographed in Cuckoo cafe bar)

Meet the people who make Prestwich tick

The signs are promising for Prestwich as it strives to become the new Chorlton, as Paul Mackenzie reports

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Katie Hampson with a selection of her watercolour paintings with mixed media

Katie Hampson - Fleetwood’s animal artist

Armed with road-kill and a paintbrush, this colourful 20-year-old is one of the county’s most promising - and most unusual - artists, writes Barbara Waite

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Bridge over river Roeburn

Lancashire Walk - Wray, Lunesdale

Keith Carter takes a taxing walk through the Lunesdale countryside

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Revd. Ken Clapham 'Bishop of the Moon' at St. Cuthberts Parish Church

Meet the Vicar of the Moon in Over Kellet

A vicar with a passion for outer space and children with a love of food are just two notable things about the village of Over Kellet, reports Sue Riley

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LAN April artist of the month

Artist of the Month - Sheila Dewsbury

The unpredictable South Pennine weather is a major influence of the work of Sheila Dewsbury, writes Barbara Waite

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Wildlife

India Richardson on 'Lil's Star Lad'

Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre - the retirement home for champion racehorses

Horse racing greats like Desert Orchard as well as many also-rans head for a farm in rural Lancashire when their days on the track are done. Paul Mackenzie reports

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Daisy and Roy, ready for action - Photo by Steven Barner, National Trust

Daisy the Labrador - Borrowdale Valley’s four legged National Trust Ranger

She’s been a TV star and once strained her tail because she wagged it so much. Emily Rothery met her and her master

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A grey heron population has reached about 750 in Lancashire. Picture: Darin Smith

Herons - the stork of Lancashire

Wildlife experts are reporting a bonanza in this majestic class of bird

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Heelers are still used on a few farms in Lancashire and the Lakes

Lancashire Heelers - small in stature, big in heart

This sturdy Lancashire breed might be small in stature but they’ve got big hearts. Emily Rothery reports

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Birds of Prey

Wildlife photography - Birds of Prey at Turbary Woods Preston

A Lancashire photographer spent hours capturing striking images at one of the county’s top visitor attractions

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Discover Out & About

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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LAN  Apr14 Pub Walks

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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NT Yacht

National Trust - Steam Yacht Gondola

Experience all the elegance and style of the Victorian era in this unique steam-powered yacht..

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Tem-po

Tem-po Estates

Tem-po.co.uk - Your own dedicated property website with marketing included!

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Northern Light H

Northern Lights Holidays

Possessing one of the widest ranging selections of trips to see the Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights Holidays showcases this much sought-after phenomenon in true style.

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Holiday E-Edition

Great British Life Holidays

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Places

Cartmel

New York Times names Cartmel as a must-see destination - we find out why

Just what is it about this Lancashire village that makes the New York Times put it on its worldwide ‘must visit’ list? Roger Borrell investigates

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Staff at Broadhurst's Booksellers in Market Street; Ashley Simmons,  Kate Chesterton and Gill Riley, gathered around their Victorian fireplace

Five things to do in Southport

Southport is no longer just a seaside resort, we picked five alternative places to visit in the town

Read full story »

Founder members and volunteers of Village Greens Community Co-op; (Back row) Pam Meachin, Agata Alcaniz, Dom McCann and Jules Bagnoli (Front row) Denise McAvoy, Rachel Getliffe and Janet Kelly (Photographed in Cuckoo cafe bar)

Meet the people who make Prestwich tick

The signs are promising for Prestwich as it strives to become the new Chorlton, as Paul Mackenzie reports

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Revd. Ken Clapham 'Bishop of the Moon' at St. Cuthberts Parish Church

Meet the Vicar of the Moon in Over Kellet

A vicar with a passion for outer space and children with a love of food are just two notable things about the village of Over Kellet, reports Sue Riley

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David Bland moving the flock at West Head, Thirlmere

Land Keepers - photography of life on the Lakeland fells

A touring exhibition of striking images records the lives of the farmers who keep our uplands alive. Mike Glover reports

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Walks

Bridge over river Roeburn

Lancashire Walk - Wray, Lunesdale

Keith Carter takes a taxing walk through the Lunesdale countryside

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LAN  Apr14 Pub Walks

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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Orrest Head walk

Lake District Walk - Orrest Head, Windermere

Whether it’s an introduction to the fells or a fitting finale to walking life, Orrest Head can always offer a great walk, writes Keith Carter

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LAN Mar14 Brierfield walk

Lancashire Walk - Brierfield and the Pendle Way

Keith Carter returns to Brierfield to find the old office he hated has been converted into flats

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Walkers on Rivington Pike

Lancashire Walk - Rivington Pike

Keith Carter leads a walk up Rivington Pike and enjoys some of the finest sights across wintry Lancashire

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