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Events

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Our guide to the best events in and around Lancashire this month.

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The town will be filled with sparkle and wonder into the new year

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Our guide to some of the best Christmas shows in the region this festive season

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Christmas
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Her Royal Highness cordially invites you to her royal ball to celebrate the greatest of Christmas traditions! Only the country's most important lords and ladies have been invited to dine, dance and be entertained with the queen and her husband Albert.

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Restaurants

Monday, October 28, 2019

The Oyster & Otter is a neighbourhood pub and restaurant, ideal for diners and drinkers alike with plenty of room to spread out and relax over something suitably refreshing.

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Looking for a foodie getaway? Lancashire and the Lake District have them in abundance

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Places

Blackburn is often described as a town with a cultural divide but it's a community united by pride and compassion

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Friday, November 15, 2019

A woman born in Padiham is helping to bring visitors to the Lake District from all over the world.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Moves are underway to create a people's park for the 21st century in the South Pennines, writes Richard Darn

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Whether it's the garlic, the businesses or the people, there's something magic about Rammy.

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Ramsbottom

Style

Masks created by Tanith Harvey-Smith in Poulton have appeared at catwalk shows, fashion shoots and events all over the world.

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The epitome of style, grace and beauty, Banks Lyon, an award winning and prestigious jewellers, has been offering Lancashire the finest luxury jewellery brands for 34 years.

Bask in the elegant and opulent pieces on offer available online and from their Lancaster and Kendal stores

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Preston mum is showing that traditional British style isn't going out of fashion.

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Walks

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

This scenic walk by the water at Bretherton passes some important historic sites.

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Friday, October 18, 2019

John Lenehan describes a beautiful walk which follows a disused section of the Lancaster Canal

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

There are many reasons to visit Clitheroe, its location in between the Forest of Bowland and Pendle Hill make it a perfect base for a walking breaking.

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Clitheroe
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The pretty village of Barley sits in the shadow of Pendle Hill but John Lenehan chooses a gentler route

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Morecambe Bay covers a vast area of the North West coast, from the outer limits of Lancashire's coastal resorts in the south to the edges of the Lake District in the north.

There are many great walks on the beaches and surrounding areas along its length and we've picked half a dozen of our favorites from our archives.

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Morecambe

Arts

Yesterday, 14:19

After success with Sweet Charity, The Producers and West Side Story comes the show whose anthem, Let Me Entertain You, never does anything less . . .

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Dee Ballard of Willow & Hare Cuntry Crafts shows you how to make a stunning wreath for your front door

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You can mess around with the Ugly Sisters' gender; drop all that Dandini or Fairy Godmother nonsense; put Cinders in a pair of Doc Martens; AND still have a Ball in this clever, compact and thoroughly-comic version of the traditional tale.

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How to make a festive planter

Friday, November 29, 2019

Leafy Lytham's Greg Anderton presents a step-by-step guide to making a stunning festive planter which will be sure to add colour and interest to any room at Christmas.

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Miss Marple comes to Blackpool in Leslie Darbon's stage adaptation.

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Theatre Reviews

Yesterday, 14:19

After success with Sweet Charity, The Producers and West Side Story comes the show whose anthem, Let Me Entertain You, never does anything less . . .

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Mon, 10:22

You can mess around with the Ugly Sisters' gender; drop all that Dandini or Fairy Godmother nonsense; put Cinders in a pair of Doc Martens; AND still have a Ball in this clever, compact and thoroughly-comic version of the traditional tale.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Miss Marple comes to Blackpool in Leslie Darbon's stage adaptation.

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Theatre by the Lake (TBTL) have managed something magical, delightful and hilariously funny with their Christmas-cum-winter offering this year. It is hard to imagine the old clichéd Dickensian story being anything but snooze-worthy, but TBTL has a secret weapon: this production was written by Patrick Barlow.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Rob Gemmell reviews the Blackburn Drama Club's production of the Debbie Isitt dark comedy.

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Photography

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

We reveal the winners of our photography competition sponsored by Wilkinson Cameras

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Street photographer JJ Waller turned his lens on Blackpool and found he loves the resort, writes Paul Mackenzie

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

We take to to the skies in a hot air balloon to get a new view of the Ribble Valley

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photography

Competitions

Yesterday, 09:24

We are delighted to offer one lucky reader your very own copy of Noteworthy Dogs, along with an exclusive Fortnum & Mason hamper.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Enjoy a short break at one of the Lake District's loveliest hotels

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

We are pleased to offer two lucky readers the chance to experience Kensington for themselves with a luxurious weekend away.

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Food & Drink

Thu, 00:00

Fantastic flavours and marvellous morsels from the county's best master chocolatiers

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Wed, 00:00

Christmas is a busy time at the National Trust's Low Sizergh Farm and the family who farm the land know they are a tradition for many other people.

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Tue, 07:59

Take a break from your festive shopping or the Christmas markets in Manchester and indulge in an afternoon of eating and drinking.

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Christmas Afternoon Tea
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

We've selected 12 Christmas inspired cocktails to help you celebrate the festivities in style.

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Christmas Cocktails

Events

Tue, 00:00

Our guide to the best events in and around Lancashire this month.

Read Full Story »

The town will be filled with sparkle and wonder into the new year

Read Full Story »
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Our guide to some of the best Christmas shows in the region this festive season

Read Full Story »
Christmas
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Her Royal Highness cordially invites you to her royal ball to celebrate the greatest of Christmas traditions! Only the country's most important lords and ladies have been invited to dine, dance and be entertained with the queen and her husband Albert.

Read Full Story »

People

Thu, 00:00

Lydia May Ashton comes home to Blackpool with Horrible Histories.

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Rochcare is a family orientated and run business which has been operating since the early 1980s. Providing personalised care, accommodation and support in the North West of England for people aged 65+ and for those living with dementia.

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

The Lytham community came together to support and help establish Park View. Now, in its 15th year, it is flourishing

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Lytham
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

A fearless aviator from Manchester achieved a major landmark a hundred years ago

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Monday, November 4, 2019

The Marsden Building Society explain how saving with a mutual means you have a say over how the society is run.

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Homes & Gardens

Friday, November 22, 2019

For the country lovers out there, this charming home, steeped in history is surrounded by beautiful countryside views. You'll be the envy of all.

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

This stunning and contemporary property in beautiful Aughton is a perfect family home

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Charming and beautiful, this property is not only a modern masterpiece but is also located in the beautiful Grape Lane Conservation Area

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

The Rochcare Group is a family orientated and run business operating since the early 1980s.

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