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Local People

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Lucy Cavendish

Some might support male inheritance, but Holker Estate is now in the capable hands of a talented woman, writes Roger Borrell

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The East Lancashire Regiment at the Somme on July 1 1916

A generation of men from Lancashire towns and villages was wiped out on a summer morning a century ago.

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Peel Tower

Country dwellers who felt they were getting a raw deal stopped moaning and did something. Roger Borrell reports

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Mia McLoughlin

With a prestigious theatre scholarship under her belt, ten-year-old Mia McLoughlin from Whalley is set to have her name in lights

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D-Day veteran, Gerard Rogerson, holding a pop-up card made by local children depicting the church at Saint Come de Fresne which rang the first bells of freedom

June is the time we remember the D-Day heroes who launched the liberation of Europe. Stephen Canavan spoke to one of Lancashire’s few survivors

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The Lifeboat Museum reopens in Lytham

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Crewe members in front of the Lytham Lifeboat Station

A new museum in a Lytham landmark recalls a tragedy which changed the face of the RNLI, as Paul Mackenzie reports. Photography by John Cocks

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Berry Lane

There’s a lot of woolly thinking in this lovely Ribble Valley town, as Mairead Mahon discovers

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Yvette Knight - Carnforth ballerina

Friday, March 25, 2016
Yvette Knight (credit: Andrew Ross)

From Carnforth to the Birmingham Royal Ballet, dancer Yvette Knight is now centre stage

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Anita Booth & Alexander Morrissey wedding

Anita and Alex had not one... but two Gary Barlows singing for the greatest day of their lives. And one of them turned out to be the real thing

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Social Events

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Hadyn Gigg, Alan Greening, Margaret and John Lyon, Anne Wilson, Denis and Linda Rawcliffe, Neil Fenton, Janet Wardell, Richard Wilson, Helen Jones and David Dickinson

More than 200 supporters attended the Richard J Wilson Sports Foundation’s 16th annual fundraising dinner at The Woodlands Suite, Ribby Hall.

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1422 MARIE CURIE FUNDRAISING EVENING, at CHEQUERS HOTEL, DALTON-IN-FURNESS, 6/5/16,volunteers for Marie Curie Furness and District fundraising group,  l-r - Joan Hall, Margarie Martin, Helen Wallace, Hayley Revell - Community Fundraiser for Marie Curie,  Eileen Patefield, Jenny King, and Muriel Beattie, CHRIS WARNER, REF

More than 100 guests attended a Marie Curie fund raising evening at the Chequers Hotel in Dalton-in-Furness.

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Bailey Thompson,  Holly Birchall, Charlotte Berry and Kate Davies

Westholme School’s annual sports awards dinner was a fabulous celebration starting with pupils Ben Middleton and Amelia Lowe singing ‘All Your Good Friends’ while Joe Arcangelo and Caitlin Slater performed a spectacular gymnastics piece.

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Sarah Foxcon, Emma Lever and Marie Wood

The annual Lytham Hall Park School Spring Ball was another great success this year, raising just over £3,000.

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Jean Vanden,  Sophie Pendleton and Lottie Clayton

Derian House Children’s Hospice recently hosted its ninth Forget Me Not Lunch, which was attended by 125 ladies.

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Rudy Coxhead, Simon Coakley, seven times World Shooting Champion Brett Winstanley and John Swires scored the highest on the day

Eight friends won a holiday at the exclusive Royal Westmoreland Hotel in Barbados at the Abbeystead Shoot which was held on the Duke of Westminster’s Lancashire estate and raised £20,000 for good causes.

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TV presenter Ranvir Singh with medal winning athlete Helen Clitheroe

Great British Olympian Helen Clitheroe and Good Morning Britain presenter Ranvir Singh were joined by over 90 ladies at the annual Heartbeat Ladies Day.

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Rachael Kelly,  Michelle Harley,  Laura Oxton,  Carla Middleton,  Sue Forster,  Jo Sparks and Aishling O'Brien

Ladies enjoyed watching the horse racing at Aintree in style at a special event held at Hurlston Hall Golf and Country Club, Scarisbrick.

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Celebrity Interviews

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
John Foxx

John Foxx was the original founder of the popular 70’s band, Ultravox and has a career which has spanned for nearly fifty years. I spoke to John about his time growing up in Chorley where he was born and his involvement in the adaptation of the E.M. Forster short story, “The Machine Stops” by Pilot Theatre and the York Theatre Royal.

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Dave Spikey

The Lancashire comedian takes writer David Ridings on a tour of a showbiz career forged in the back streets of Bolton

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11 celebrities born in Lancashire

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Abbey Clancy © Alfonso, Flickr, CCBY NC 2.0

From comedians and actors, to singers and physicists, Lancashire has produced endless talent over the years…

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Diana Vickers

The Blackburn star who found fame singing barefoot on the X Factor is happy to be in a horror story. Mairead Mahon reports

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Ribble Valley
Julie Hesmondhalgh

She may still have Hayley’s anorak under the bed but Accrington-born actor Julie Hesmondhalgh has discovered there is life after soap. Janet Reeder reports

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