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LAN Sep14 Derek Ripley

Dr Derek J Ripley on the volatile tripe market

Our historian Dr Derek J Ripley recalls the panic caused by the great tripe bubble

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Where did he go?

Preston schoolchildren in World War One event

It was a history lesson like no other for children from five schools near Preston, as Paul Mackenzie reports

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Lily on the trail in Zimbabwe

Lily Appleby Newby - Lancashire’s African trailblazer

She might be a senior citizen but this globe-trotting farmer’s wife has a wonderful zest for life. She spoke to Roger Borrell

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Nan and Wayne with mohican Morecambe pier

Wayne Hemingway: Morecambe in the 50's and a look ahead to Vintage by the Sea

Wayne Hemingway talks to his mum about Morecambe in the 50s and previews his Vintage by the Sea event

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Ray, fourth from left in the tie, with friends during his time in Wales

WWII evacuee Ray Evans reflects on the 75th anniversary of Operation Pied Piper

This month marks the 75th anniversary of Operation Pied Piper which saw more than 3.5million people evacuated from cities around Britain to escape German bombs. Six-year-old Ray Evans was one of them and this is his story

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Weddings

Arley Hall

Wedding Fayres in the North West - Autumn 2014

Nine top wedding fayres in Cheshire, Lancashire and Manchester - brought to you by the team at North West Bride

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Cockroft and Sharp - The wedding of Fiona Cockroft, daughter of Darrel and Jacqueline Cockroft of Laneshawbridge, and Neil Sharp, son of Wendy Sharp of Barrowford and Alan Sharp of Higham, took place at Christ Church, Colne, with a reception held later at The Villa, Wrea Green. The couple were married alongside close family and friends, including three flower girls, Jessie Smith, Isabella and Scarlett Wearmouth, and three page boys including their son, Samuel Sharp, Charles and Maxwell Cockroft. The bride, a physiotherapist, and the groom, a mechanic, spent their honeymoon in Venice followed by a familymoon in Disneyland Paris, before returning to their home in Laneshawbridge.

Lancashire Life Reader Wedding Gallery - September 2014

If you married recently and would like your photograph published in Lancashire Life, why not send us a picture?

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Sharples and Smith - Joanne Sharples, daughter of Ian and Linda Sharples, and Brent Smith, son of Warren and Sue Smith were married at St.Annes Parish Church, St.Annes on Sea. The ceremony was followed by a wedding breakfast and evening reception at Singleton Lodge, Poulton-Le-Fylde. The couple honeymooned in Cuba.

Lancashire Life Wedding Gallery - August 2014

Lancashire Life is THE place to have your wedding picture published - and it’s free to readers.

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Miller and Machin - The wedding of Alexa Dalton Miller, daughter of Deborah Miller of Langho, and Luke Anthony Machin, son of Duncan and Anita Machin of Grimsby, took place at Mitton Hall, Whalley, followed by a reception at the same venue. The bride, a customer advisor for a bank, and the groom, a radiographer, took a mini-moon in York before returning to their home in Bunbury, Western Australia.

Lancashire Life Wedding Gallery - July 2014

Lancashire Life is THE place to have your wedding picture published - and it’s free to readers.

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Sharples and Trezise - The wedding of Verity Sharples and Gavin Trezise took place at St Peter and Pauls Church, Ribchester, followed by a reception at Chipping Village Hall. The bride is the daughter of Ron and Susan Sharples of Blackburn. The groom is the son of Billy and Julie of Trezise of Blackburn. The couple honeymooned in Scotland before returning to their home in Great Harwood.

Lancashire Life Wedding Gallery - April 2014

Lancashire Life is THE place to have your wedding picture published - and it’s free to readers.

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Discover People

Jump imaging

Jump Imaging C.I.C

Stunning Photography & Media services- Specialising in portraiture for children with complex needs - Whilst supporting JUMP Childrens Charity.

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Social Events

Justine Hamelton and Berni Roscoe

The Lancashire Association of School Business Managers black tie ball

School business managers from across Lancashire put work to one side to stage a ball at the the Dunkenhalgh Hotel in Clayton-le-Moors.

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Sarah Underwood and Splash

Help Sarah reach the Riding For the Disabled Association national championships

A talented rider from Lancashire could make it to the top - if she only had a horse. Can you help?

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Local artist Annie Southward, of Grange

21st Edwardian Festival, Grange-over-Sands

Grange returned to the days of old-style elegance for the town’s 21st Edwardian Festival. Park Road Gardens hosted entertainment from morris dancers, clog dancers, and jazz bands.

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Hesketh Deluxe guns

Longthorne - the gunsmiths from Hesketh Bank

A small family firm down a country lane is making a big noise in the shotgun trade. Roger Borrell reports

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Ian Deuchars, John Smith, Dave Brown and David Shepherd

Fairhaven Golf Club charity competition and dinner raises more than £12,000

A charity competition and dinner at Fairhaven Golf Club, Lytham, raised more than £12,000 for Trinity Hospice and its specialist children’s unit, Brian House. During the day, 26 teams of four took part and 120 guests later attended a dinner.

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Georgie Ashworth Matt Smith Sophie Foreman Ellie Johnston Josh Beeston

Manchester Schools Class of 2014 Leavers’ Ball

Students from three Manchester schools took to the red carpet in style as they enjoyed their Class of 2014 Leavers’ Ball celebration at the Hilton Hotel, Deansgate. Around 300 sixth formers attended the glamorous event, organised jointly by Withington Girls’ School, Manchester High School for Girls and the Manchester Grammar School. The latter’s Jazz Band played during the welcome drinks reception before guests sat down to a three-course meal in the ballroom, followed by dancing to the tunes of a guest DJ.

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Derby Arms

Seafood Pub Company revive The Derby Arms at Thornley

One of the region’s best-loved pubs has been saved from the scrapheap by Joycelyn Neve and her team

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Racing at Haydock

2014 Lancashire Life Maiden Stakes, Haydock Park.

Soccer star and racehorse owner Michael Owen joined readers of Lancashire Life for a fabulous day out at Haydock Park.

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Celebrity Interviews

Prof Brian Cox with a display from the Collider exhibition at MOSI

Professor Brian Cox on his northern life and his love of science

TV star talks about life, the universe and everything.

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Helen Skelton

Helen Skelton on life after Blue Peter and growing up in Appleby

Dare-devil television presenter Helen Skelton has settled for a slightly quieter life in Manchester. Tony Greenway talks to her

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Mark McGann

Mark McGann on playing John Lennon

Mark McGann has been playing the role of John Lennon, on and off, for over 30 years. He steps into John’s shoes again for In My Life at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, on August 24, a show which features Beatles tribute band Pepperland, from Sweden.

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Emmerdale actor, Kelvin Fletcher

Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher is mastering a real-life role as a racing driver

TV fans know Kelvin Fletcher as dependable Andy Sugden but the Oldham actor is mastering a real-life role as a racing driver. Paul Taylor reports

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Rebecca Ryan at Salford Quays - Photo by Nathan Cox

Shameless star Rebecca Ryan - ‘I’d love to do something like Downton Abbey’

Rebecca Ryan doesn’t shy away from tough roles. This month she stars in Shelagh Delaney’s A Taste of Honey. Emma Mayoh reports

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Education

Georgie Ashworth Matt Smith Sophie Foreman Ellie Johnston Josh Beeston

Manchester Schools Class of 2014 Leavers’ Ball

Students from three Manchester schools took to the red carpet in style as they enjoyed their Class of 2014 Leavers’ Ball celebration at the Hilton Hotel, Deansgate. Around 300 sixth formers attended the glamorous event, organised jointly by Withington Girls’ School, Manchester High School for Girls and the Manchester Grammar School. The latter’s Jazz Band played during the welcome drinks reception before guests sat down to a three-course meal in the ballroom, followed by dancing to the tunes of a guest DJ.

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Where did he go?

Preston schoolchildren in World War One event

It was a history lesson like no other for children from five schools near Preston, as Paul Mackenzie reports

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School governors;  Revd. Andrew Housley,  Stephen Draper,  Anne Rosbotham-Williams,  Kim O'Brien,  Jeanne Hall (Head teacher), Hilary Rosbotham, Paul Wilcox (Chairman) Jodie Scott and Jane Booth

Bickerstaffe Church of England Primary School celebrates 170th anniversary

Parents, teachers and the local community joined together to celebrate the 170th anniversary of Bickerstaffe Church of England Primary School near Ormskirk.

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Jacqueline Hughes-Lundy, Dr Sheila Kanani (Technology Award Winner) and Diane Modahl

Preston teacher Sheila Kanani wins Inspiring Women Technology Award

A teacher from Preston with a soaring ambition to go into space wins an Inspiring Women Award, supported by Lancashire Life

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Reading together

Meet the Lancashire dogs who are helping teach children how to read

There’s a nice twist to Oliver’s visits to a Bolton primary school, as Emily Rothery reports

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People Showcase

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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