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Napoleon crossing the Alps by Paul Delaroche c1850

Napoleon crossing the Alps by Paul Delaroche - Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

An appreciation of Napoleon crossing the Alps by Paul Delaroche c1850

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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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Looking across garden

Lake District Gardens - Halecat Nursery

On a hot summer’s day in August, Tom and Abi Attwood made the life-changing decision to take on Halecat Nursery in the picturesque Lyth Valley. By the following February of 2009, when they had the lease of this two acre site in their hands, they started to think: ‘What have we done - are we mad?’

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Stuff - 24:7 Theatre Festival, Manchester

Theatre Review - Stuff, 24:7 Theatre Festival, Manchester

STUFF is part of 24:7 Theatre Festival taking place in Manchester until the 25th July. A Festival aimed at showcasing local new talent. So did the play about life, death, friendship and a baby break a leg?

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The aim was to create a stylish restaurant at Northcote rather than a hotel dining room

A sneak peak of Northcote’s multi-million pound makeover

A multi-million pound investment has tranformed Lancashire’s Michelin-starred hotel and restaurant, writes Roger Borrell

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Artists impression of how the new development at the Kirk Mill site will look

Chipping’s Kirk Mill in multi-million pound redevelopment plans

Hotels and extra housing divide opinion in this lovely little Lancashire community

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Carpathia Bar & Restaurant

Liverpool’s old White Star Line building reborn as a luxury Titanic styled hotel

It was once a scene of great despair but now Liverpool’s iconic White Star building is back to its best, writes John James

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View towards Winter Hill by John Morris, Alamy

Lancashire Walk - Horwich Moor

Keith Carter leads a walk from Horwich which passes one of the region’s most recognisable sights

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Arkholme Thankful Village stone

Thankful Villages - Arkholme and Nether Kellet remember the war

Two Lancashire villages are among a select group for whom the centenary of World War One has special significance, as Paul Mackenzie reports

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Wildlife

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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Top ten Wildlife Spots in Lancashire

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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Whappet in the driving seat

Whappet - the car driving German Shepherd from Windermere

Emily Rothery meets a remarkable man who has owned some equally remarkable dogs

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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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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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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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Holiday E-Edition

Great British Life Holidays

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Photography

Sunset Over Haslingden - Daley Wilson

Lancashire Life Reader Photos - July 2014

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

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Yellow Woodland Carpet - Megan Kearns-Page

Lancashire Life Reader Photos - June 2014

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

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Swans on Brothers Water - Bryan Carr

Lancashire Life Reader Photos - May 2014

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

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Places

Looking across garden

Lake District Gardens - Halecat Nursery

On a hot summer’s day in August, Tom and Abi Attwood made the life-changing decision to take on Halecat Nursery in the picturesque Lyth Valley. By the following February of 2009, when they had the lease of this two acre site in their hands, they started to think: ‘What have we done - are we mad?’

Read full story »

Artists impression of how the new development at the Kirk Mill site will look

Chipping’s Kirk Mill in multi-million pound redevelopment plans

Hotels and extra housing divide opinion in this lovely little Lancashire community

Read full story »

Carpathia Bar & Restaurant

Liverpool’s old White Star Line building reborn as a luxury Titanic styled hotel

It was once a scene of great despair but now Liverpool’s iconic White Star building is back to its best, writes John James

Read full story »

Arkholme Thankful Village stone

Thankful Villages - Arkholme and Nether Kellet remember the war

Two Lancashire villages are among a select group for whom the centenary of World War One has special significance, as Paul Mackenzie reports

Read full story »

Derek and Ellen Mitchell with some artifacts which form a part of the  WW1 Centenary exhibition at Bygone Times

Eccleston - a community full of local pride

We visit Eccleston to find out what this Lancastrian village has been up to

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Walks

View towards Winter Hill by John Morris, Alamy

Lancashire Walk - Horwich Moor

Keith Carter leads a walk from Horwich which passes one of the region’s most recognisable sights

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Shevington walk

Lancashire Walk - Shevington Moor

Keith Carter is grateful for his map-reading skills and GPS as he squelches through the muddy countryside around Shevington

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An icy morning from Bowfell towards Scafell

A year in the life of Lakeland’s Scafell Pike

Filmmaker Terry Abraham speaks to Mark Gilligan on his labour of love

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BTK5RF Tornado steam loco at Burrs Park viaduct on the ELR East Lancs Railway steam week October 2010. Lancashire

Lancashire Walk - Burrs Country Park, Tottington

Keith Carter treads new ground on a visit to Tottington near Bury where he finds part of a unique art trail

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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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Out & About Showcase

The Army had an important ceremonial role at local and national events. Dress uniforms were worn on these occasions. The last time the 20th Hussars wore full dress uniform was 3 August 1914, the day before war was declared.

National Army Museum Reports for Duty in Preston

A special exhibition commemorates the role of the 20th Hussars during the opening months of the First World War in Preston this July. The regiment saw some of the first and fiercest action of the conflict.

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Xposure Studios

The benefits of using a professional photography studio

Can a toilet ‘selfie’ with an Instagram filter do the same job as a make over in a photography studio?

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Fabian Perez - Art

Buenos Aires Nights with Fabian Perez

Giles Hepplestone of Hepplestone Fine Art in Lancashire explores the background of internationally collected artist Fabian Perez to find out what has made him one of the best selling artists in the UK and beyond.

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Opus Wealth Management Ltd

Wow ! – lots more flexibility for Pensions

Retirement is often said to be ‘the longest holiday of your life’. I don’t know about you, but when I go on holiday I like it to be a bit more special than the usual daily grind – so I know that holiday time is going to be a bit more expensive than day-to-day living.

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Opus Wealth Management Ltd

Do You Need a Financial Health check?

Planning your finances and making the most of your money have never been more important. Whether you are about to start drawing on your pension benefits, have just inherited some money, or are selling your business; taking professional and impartial advice is crucial.

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