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Local People

Monday, April 13, 2015

In the third and, hopefully, final part of his offal trilogy, our resident historian Dr Derek J. Ripley reveals how tripe came out of the closset

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Blacksmith John Law at Yew Tree Barn, Low Newton, Grange-over-Sands

If you ever wanted to forge a career in the ancient art of blacksmithing, former Royal Navy mines expert John Law is the man to see. Ann Wilson reports

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Looking toward Oldham Parish Church

Once the biggest cotton-spinning town in the world, this community is now going through an industrious revolution, writes Paul Taylor

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A family gathers around the TV eagerly waiting for Tripe Club to finish

Part Two of our resident historian Dr Derek J Ripley’s look back at an offal period in Lancashire’s history

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The history of Ribby Hall in Wrea Green

Saturday, March 7, 2015
An early painting of Ribby Hall

Today, we know Ribby Hall as a five star holiday and leisure venue near Preston. But House historians Carole Knight and Jude O’Gorman have been digging deeper into its past

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Miss Patience Arnold's notebook

After Radio 4’s landmark History of the World in 100 Objects, the Lancashire Archive celebrates its birthday in similar fashion. Mairead Mahaon reports

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Alex Curran arriving at a Bistro in Birkdale to meet her husband, Steven Gerrard for lunch

This bustling coastal community is stepping out of the shadow of Southport with an interesting array of independent traders and friendly service, writes Rebekka O’Grady

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Toby Green

This remarkable boy hasn’t let anything stop him making a name for himself as a dazzling winger, writes Roger Borrell

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Weddings

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

One lucky bride has the chance to spend £1000 on herself and her wedding party at John Lewis in Liverpool. The bride will also receive a two-hour style experience and mini makeover

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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.

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Bride: The Wedding Show at Tatton Park  Fashion Show - photo Ian Southerin

The North’s biggest and best bridal show takes place on 31st January - 1st February

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Clegg and Ettridge - The wedding of Sarah Clegg to John Ettridge took place at St James Parish Church, Milnrow, followed by a reception at the Bellavista, Milnrow. The bride, a keen equestrian, is the daughter of John and Kath Clegg of Littleborough and the groom is the son of Ken Ettridge of Witherslack and Jane Pape of Cartmel. Following the church service, the newlyweds were given a surprise guard of honour from Pony Club members who had travelled down from the Lake District as a secret. Before making their home in Minthorpe, the newlyweds will honeymoon in Woolacombe.

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Wales and Doran - Taking place at Clitheroe Castle, the pastel themed wedding of Lynsey Katherine Wales and Philip Edward Doran had everything from bunting, a dog and a vintage bus. The Bride is the daughter of Pamela and Bernard Wales of Salesbury, and the groom is the son of the late Florence and Hugh Doran of Accrington. Lynsey, who is a marketing coordinator, wore a traditional shoulder less dress with a vintage necklace and trainer boots. The groom, who is a textile engineer, also had his two sons Simon Sam and Leo Doran present at the wedding. The couple, who live in Clitheroe, enjoyed a reception at Whalley Golf Club before enjoying a honeymoon in Berlin.

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Education

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Its founding father was Gladstone and Sir Simon Rattle launched his conducting career here.

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Chairman of the Trustees, Sam Hough, with Executive Head, Dave Calvert and Ball organiser Kate Park

Friends of Lancasterian, a charity which supports the work of Lancasterian Specialist School in Didsbury, hosted a Valentine dinner, dance and auction at The Lowry Hotel.

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Noah Williams,  Dominic Spark,  Kate Halpin,  Milly Bolton,  Lucy Harriss,  Aitana Giebels and Jamie Singleton

Stonyhurst College held their annual Poetry Banquet, raising over £17,000 for the Stonyhurst Children’s Holiday Week Trust, which provides a holiday for children from local special schools each year.

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Duncan Heather (compere and judge), John Gerard-Turner (chorister), Emilia Mulligan (chorister), Carmina Spall (music teacher with Lancashire Music Service), Helen Lupton (Compliance Director from True Bearing Chartered Financial Planners - main sponsors and organisers)

Last Choir is a Lancashire-wide choir competition for junior school children.

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Oakhill College

Friday, February 20, 2015
Oakhill College

Oakhill is an Independent Catholic day school for boys and girls from 0 to 16 years, which warmly welcomes all faiths.

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Social Events

Yesterday, 22:46

The man who made hiking popular in the Lakes was also a great animal lover and his legacy lives on, writes Mike Glover

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Executive Head Chef, Justin Woods

More than 100 guests celebrated the £250,000 refurbishment of the Best Western Castle Green Hotel in Kendal. They were treated to a champagne reception and a tasting menu of canapés from executive chef Justin Woods, showcasing his passion for local produce.

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Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Xabi Alonso

The Liverpool All-Star Charity match, hosted by Liverpool FC’s official charity, the Liverpool FC Foundation, took place at Anfield Stadium on Sunday March 29th to raise funds for local charities including Liverpool FC Foundation, Claire House children’s hospice, Positive Futures, Centre 56 and Alder Hey Hospital.

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Barbara Kay

The ladies of Kirkham and Rural Fylde Tangent Club are full to the brim with generosity – and hats. Words by Rebekka O’Grady

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Inspirational Woman Winner- Paula Holmes of the Katy Holmes Trust with Heather Waters from sponsor, RBS

New launch for major awards celebrating the achievements of the north west’s talented women

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The Mayor and Mayoress of Chorley, Coun. Roy Lees and wife, Margaret, with their daughters, Susan Elizabeth and husband, Andrew Jepson (left) and Diane Lees

More than £5,000 was raised for the Mayor’s Charity Appeal at a ball in Chorley Town Hall. This year, the appeal was in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice, Home-Start Central Lancashire and Chorley Help the Homeless.

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Jacqueline Vesperinas,  Yvonne Herrick,  Jayne Rafter and Sophy Watkinson

Ribby Hall Village in Wrea Green has unveiled a stunning new restaurant, The Orangery. A special French wine and dinner evening, featuring Laurent Perrier, marked the opening and guests enjoyed drinks and canapés on arrival before a five course taster menu.

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Celebrity Interviews

Monday, April 6, 2015

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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Brendan Cole

Brendan Cole has come a long way from his days as a builder but he’s hoping to raise the roof when he returns to the spiritual home of dancing next month.

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Rae Morris

22-year-old releases her debut album

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People Showcase

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Christmas can be one of the happiest times of the year for families but the build-up to the festivities can be stressful for separated parents and those that may be struggling to keep the peace over the holidays.

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The Vets’ Place

A family owned and run veterinary practice in Wilmslow with far east experience.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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