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Thursday, July 30, 2015

A new book by Douglas Jackson recounts the extraordinary story of Lancashire’s world-class collection of Tiffany glass on display in Accrington

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High Street shopping in Clitheroe

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Looking along Market Place toward Castle Street

The ‘capital’ of the Ribble Valley has plenty to offer the keen shopper and history buff

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Meet the locals who make Whalley a wonderful place to live, work and visit. Emma Mayoh reports

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Devil's Bridge

This beautiful border town is a magnet for newcomers, including a metalwork artist with an international following. Sue Riley reports

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Bryn Hughes with daughter, Nicola

Saddleworth’s PC Nicola Hughes lost her life in an crime that shocked the nation. Now her proud father, Bryn Hughes, has set up a foundation in her name to help others whose lives have been shattered

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E.H. Torrance

People didn’t mince words about E.H. Torrance - especially tripe butchers. Our resident historian tells his story

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High street shopping in Burscough

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Burscough Village

With a thriving community, you won’t be short of local places to shop in Burscough

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The Queen in A Wing of the disused gaol

Her Majesty visited the Lancaster landmark at an important time in its history, says Lord Shuttleworth

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A young brother and sister team has set up a business that could be the next big thing in the wedding market

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Holgate and Vernon - Faith Holgate, daughter of Carole and Michael Holgate of Standish, married Mark Vernon, son of Carol and James Vernon of Euxton, at the Old Parsonage in Didsbury Village, followed by a reception at the Midland Hotel, Manchester. After a honeymoon to Italy, the couple returned to Manchester where they now live.  The bride is a fashion photographer and the groom is an electrical engineer.

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

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

When is an egg not an egg? When it is coconut and mango, of course! Emma Mayoh delves into the world of Heston Blumenthal inspired food at Nelson and Colne College

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The dramatic road to the school

Stonyhurst’s old boys include Tolkien, Conan Doyle, three saints and at least one president, Writer Julie Frankland and photographer Glynn Ward went behind the scenes

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Holmeswood Methodist School Gardening comp winners, Joe (7) and Emily Sutton (10) and David Prescott (10) with John Foley of sponsors, Holden Clough

It’s time for pupils to dig for victory as we launch the 2015 Lancashire Life School Garden of the Year competition

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Maddison, Daniel, Ryan and Leo

The ukulele has seen a huge surge in popularity with many youngsters following in George Formby’s footsteps.

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Daisy Winrow,  Jessica Mahood,  Amy Chung, Emily Felton, Sian Singleton and Sofia De Sousa

Youngsters from Burscough will be heading to Romania to represent England at the Dance World Cup, reports Rebekka O’Grady.Photography by John Cocks

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Social Events


A chef from Ormskirk runs a restaurant producing the sort of Italian food mama would love. Roger Borrell reports. Photography by Kirsty Thompson

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Amy Stevenson, Lydia Durkin and Hannah Durkin

£20,000 was raised at a charity event held at Briars Hall, Lathom.

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The Singing Waiters

Guests turned out in force to celebrate the 10th anniversary of popular Barrowford fashion store, Michelle B.

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PTFA organising committee members, Luci Lakeland,  Claire Dubelbeis,  Lesley Croft and Lauren Clarkson

More than 100 people attended the annual Barton Ball at Barton Grange Hotel, near Preston. It is organised by the Parent Teacher Association of St Lawrence CE Primary School and is the main fundraising event of the year. The £2,500 raised will help the school to complete its current project - a pond and wildlife area in the school grounds.

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Irene Roocroft, Pam Marshall (office manager of Urban Outreach) and Urban Outreach founder Chris Bagley

Bolton Ladies Fundraising Group held a lunch at Rivington Barn, Rivington, in aid of Urban Outreach, a Bolton charity which works with disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals.

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The Mayoress of South Ribble, Karen Walton with The Mayor of West Lancashire BC Coun. Doreen Stephenson (the host), Janette Ranson, Mayoress of Ribble Valley and Joan Fitzgerald, The Mayoress of Cheshire East

The Mayor of West Lancashire BC Councillor, Doreen Stephenson, held her last charity event as mayor at Hurlston Hall Golf Club, Scarisbrick.

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No 4,  Henry Brooke on Stags Leap (yellow with black stars) crosses the finish line to win the FIRST Race

Guests of Lancashire Life spent a day at one of Britain’s loveliest racecourses - in the historic South Lakes village of Cartmel.

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Dawn Holding, Clive Holland and Joycelyn Neve

A delectable menu was served to guests at the launch of the latest addition to the successful Seafood Pub Company brand, Town Green Brasserie. The Aughton restaurant, which is inspired by the relaxed style of French eateries, is the 7th site for the company. Town Green Brasserie serves food from breakfast through to the evening, with the menu featuring seafood caught off the Lancashire coast each morning and selected by renowned Fleetwood fish expert Chris Neve.

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Celebrity Interviews

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Preston’s Ashes hero Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff will be back in the city this month as he kicks off a new career. Words by Paul Mackenzie

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Victoria Derbyshire behind the scenes

According to the critics, Rochdale’s Victoria Derbyshire has avoided turning her new BBC2 programme into a freak show. She spoke to Mike Glover

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Russell Watson

Lancashire’s singing superstar Russell Watson kicks off his tour of the UK by telling us what he loves most about the red rose county

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Claire Sweeney with Jaxon.  Photo by Nils Jorgensen/REX

At the age of 43 Claire Sweeney will enjoy her first Mother’s Day since the birth of her son writes Paul Mackenzie

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Shobna Gulati credit Rachel Joseph

Shobna Gulati talks to us about her Oldham roots, her childhood and her next transformation onto the musical stage. Emma Mayoh reports

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