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This atmospheric coastal community is steeped in history but has a growing reputation for the food it creates. Roger Borrell and photographer Glynn Ward called in.

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Think of Wigan in culinary terms and what springs to mind? Probably the pies that mythically dominate the local diet. The truth, Martin Pilkington discovers, is very different.

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Wigan

There are plenty of events for countryside lovers to visit this year

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Mairead Mahon meets some of the creative people of the Ribble Valley town. Photography by Kirsty Thompson.

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Clitheroe

It has won a host of awards as the perfect village and has some of the most expensive property in Lancashire. But is Wrea Green in danger of being ruined? Roger Borrell reports Photography: Glynn Ward & Sean Donahue.

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There is plenty going on in Lytham but it takes teams of dedicated people to keep this much visited town ticking over. Martin Pilkington reports.

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Lytham

One of Britain’s most haunted houses stages a series of tours showing how Christmas was celebrated centuries ago

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Christmas

The people in this northerly outpost of old Lancashire are used to a fight - and this time the area’s natural beauty is at stake.

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The arts and style thrive in Preston

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Mairead Mahon spends a day in Preston and finds there is plenty to make a song and dance about.

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Preston

This festive season we’re exploring the hidden corners of Manchester to find you the best independent places to eat, drink and shop.

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Christmas

Gallery: Hidden Lancashire - St Joseph’s Seminary, Upholland

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The gradual decay of this old Lancashire seminary, once home to comedian Johnny Vegas, has been captured on film by Alan Duggan.

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photography Wigan

Gallery: 10 places to visit in the West Pennine Moors

Monday, November 28, 2016

The West Pennine Moors have been officially designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. We take a look at some of the best places to visit amongst the 76 square kilometres.

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photography

Kirkby Lonsdale and Blackburn are both shortlisted for national awards celebrating our town centres. Photography: Glynn Ward

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Kirkby Lonsdale Blackburn

A remarkable house in the Lune Valley has been given a new lease of life helping people fight their demons.

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Burscough wouldn’t be what it is today without the canal and more than two centuries after it arrived, it is still providing employment. Martin Pilkington reports.

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Why are the arts thriving in Lancaster?

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

This historic city has one of the most vibrant arts scenes in the north. Martin Pilkington called in

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Lancaster

Ad Feature: Escape to the Stepping Stones Restaurant

Friday, November 4, 2016

Claylands Caravan Park has opened its Stepping Stones restaurant to the public, providing good hearty home-cooked food and entertainment to locals and visitors.

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Lancashire Game Festival just keeps getting better!

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From rock legends to magical musicals, Liverpool’s Empire Theatre has seen it all over the last 150 years. Rebekka O’Grady visits to find out more about the theatre’s past.

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Liverpool

Limited mobility needn’t mean missing out on nature. Here are some reserves in Lancashire and Cumbria with excellent wheelchair access.

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