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In 1972, a hoard of ancient silver coins was discovered in Prestwich. These days, they’re hoping to strike gold with an unbeatable mix of community, creativity and independent shops but for one craftsperson, silver is still the way to go.

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Steps are being taken to bridge the divides that have grown between communities and made Blackburn one of the most segregated towns in the country.

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Blackburn

There is always something surprising in this old Lancashire village which attracts visitors from across the world

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Cartmel

Britain’s biggest independent flower show attracts huge crowds and the admiration of BBC celebrities

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When it was announced The Willow Garden Project in Fleetwood was to be the recipient of BBC North West Garden created for The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Tatton Flower Show, there were cheers all round.

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Meet some of the devilishly successful people who make this glorious Ribble Valley town tick.

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Clitheroe

Making a television programme about the Lakes has re-affirmed Paul Rose’s deep affection for the area

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Lake District

A succesful application could see the restoration of the Japanese Gardens and the creation of a water sports centre.

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Is it a village? Is it a town? Who cares when the locals take such a pride in making this such a lovely place to visit

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Heritage venues across the region – many of them not normally open to the public – will welcome visitors this month

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It’s officially England’s favourite flower and if you want to see some beautiful examples, follow Linda Viney to Mawdesley

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Behind the ancient sandstone facade of Browsholme Hall is a remarkable ethos of 21st century sustainability and care for the environment.

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Bowland

What the locals really think of Keswick

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Keswick really is a gem of a town – just ask anyone from jeweller Brian Fulton to mountaineering legend Sir Chris Bonington

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Keswick

From cyclists to star-gazers, Bowland is attracting more visitors. It’s Hetty Byrne’s job to ensure they have fun without harming the environment

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Bowland

The town has shown a lot of bottle to bounce back from a national mocking. Now, its football team and its high street are on the up

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People of all ages are doing their bit to ensure Croston retains its place as one of our favourite villages

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Croston

Pete Tasker has celebrated 30 years with the National Trust.

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Beatrix Potter

A newly launched loyalty card means supporting local businesses is all the rage

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Lytham

Huge swathes of Lancashire countryside have been destroyed by fires which have wiped out whole ecosystems

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Bolton

Handmade and homegrown are the key to success at these Burscough businesses, writes Rebekka O’Grady

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