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Local People

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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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Model aliens

He’s seen UFOs twice already and now Sam Wright is hoping a paranormal conference this month will shed more light on the mysteries of the universe

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Mother and daughter bonding

Pregnant footballers’ wives and top businesswomen are keen to use a recently-launched private service in Lancashire

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The Map of Love given to a nurse at a military hospital in Whalley

From the secretive to the saucy, Lancastrians show they are hot-blooded lovers. As Valentine’s Day approaches, Mairead Mahon steams open some letters from sweethearts

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Weddings

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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

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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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Discover People

Monday, April 7, 2014

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

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Education

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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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Stonyhurst College

Friday, February 20, 2015
Stonyhurst College

Stonyhurst is an independent co-education boarding and day school in Clitheroe

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Social Events

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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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A selection of Kirstys designs

Designer Kirsty Hartley’s funky children’s clothing is must-have play wear with a celebrity following, and now her new book means you can make it yourself. Gillian Hook reports

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Jodie Tennant, Jackie Lloyd, Jude Cisse, Danielle Lloyd and Carla Lawson

Danielle Lloyd, Tina Malone and Jude Cisse joined almost 200 women for a Fifty Shades of Grey themed charity lunch at the Hilton Hotel, Liverpool One, just as the saucy film hit the cinemas.

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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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Pupils from Threlkeld School in Cumbria picked up the Gold award in the Childrens Marmalade Category (Homemade category award). Photographed here with Karen Jankel, daughter of Paddington Bear author Michael Bond

There were plenty of people in a jam at The World’s Original Marmalade Awards and Festival at Dalemain House. Emma Mayoh reports

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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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Paul Abbott, Maria Balshaw, Howard Bernstein, Tom Bloxham, Frank Cohen, Carol Ann Duffy, -Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, Caroline Rush, Ian Simpson, John Whittaker

In our view they are the city’s top ten most influential people. Find out why...

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Celebrity Interviews

Monday, March 9, 2015

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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Elkie Brooks

Elkie Brooks marks her 70th birthday this month by returning to her Lancashire roots.She reveals to Paul Taylor a family split that may explain her musical talent

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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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Get a helping hand from live-in care

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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Home is not a place many of us would leave by choice but live-in care services provide the support and companionship you need, enabling you to stay in your own home and community as you get older.

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Make Events is an Events Design and Planning Company based in Cheadle, Cheshire.

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Couple cycling

Protecting your family wealth is vitally important. With careful planning steps can be taken to ensure that you minimise your tax liabilities and maintain the family wealth for future generations.

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