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Local People

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Skateboarding hippos, alien grandparents and breakdancing beetles are all in a day’s work for a Barrowford hairdresser who has the write stuff.

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Barrowford

We’re searching for the items which tell the county’s story as we prepare to mark Lancashire Life’s 70th anniversary.

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As the nation pauses in remembrance this month, Chris Vere recalls the story of one soldier from Liverpool who served in both World Wars and was awarded a Victoria Cross.

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Stonyhurst

A statue immortalising one of Lancashire’s best-loved entertainers is a fitting tribute, writes Victoria Wood’s biographer Neil Brandwood.

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Bury

The Poulton People’s Choir not only makes lovely music, it also boosts health. Emma Mayoh reports.

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The acting talents of Queen Victoria star Jenna Coleman were nurtured in Lancashire. Roger Borrell spoke to one of her mentors.

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The 2016 Lancashire Life Glitz List

Monday, September 19, 2016

Who are the winners and losers in the annual Lancashire Life Glitz List? Financial journalist Philip Beresford reveals all

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Bury’s Kate O’Flynn finds herself on set giving Renée Zellweger a hard time. Roger Borrell finds out why.

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Bury

Weddings

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Bride: The Wedding Show returns to Knutsford, Cheshire on February 4-5

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Social Events

Thursday, December 1, 2016

More than 270 guests attended a charity ball in aid of Cash for Kids. Held at The Villa, Wrea Green, the Great Gatsby themed event raised over £40,100 for the children’s charity which supports disabled and disadvantaged local children and young people.

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More than £20,500 was raised at a charity ball held at Castle Green Hotel, Kendal.

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The Dukes Theatre in Lancaster launched its new season with their latest homegrown production, The Ockerbys on Ice.

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The Lancashire branch of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, led by chairman Nick Mason of Davis and Bowring, held their annual dinner and auction at the beautiful country setting of the Inn at Whitewell.

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The Enterprise Vision Awards, supported by Lancashire Life, recognise fantastic female entrepreneurs

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A Laurent-Perrier champagne reception greeted guests at a business lunch at Manchester House.

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The seventh annual Star Ball was held at the Hilton Hotel, Liverpool One, in support of Radio City’s Cash for Kids and the D. M. Thomas Foundation for young people.

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St Helens Soroptimist club enjoyed another fabulous fundraising event for Macmillan, raising £3,000 for the cancer support charity.

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Celebrity Interviews

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Lancashire’s Justin Moorhouse is big in comedy, but not as big as he used to be. Paul Mackenzie reports.

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Former Bury schoolgirl Nicola Schindler is one of the most powerful women in TV. As her new series Ordinary Lies begins Mairead Mahon caught up with her.

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Bury

Millions tune in to see the Queen of Baking share her culinary wisdom each week on The Great British Bake Off – but how much do you really know about judge and food writer Mary Berry?

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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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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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