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Events

Yesterday, 12:05

Lancashire's search for the Van Gogh of Flowers - deadline fast approaching

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Preston famous landmark that has divided opinions over the years is to be the subject of a new exhibition.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

The event was founded 45 years ago, making it one of the longest running cultural celebrations in the city.

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Lytham will be hosting a stunning programme of open air theatre events - from Mary Shelley to Shakespeare

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Restaurants

Friday, May 24, 2019

Here at Samlesbury Hall, we believe the better things in life are those closest to home and with this in mind, we insist on only the finest ingredients sourced from our own gardens and neighbouring Lancashire producers

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Its vegan food isn't obligatory but it is delicious - Janet Reeder explores the plant-based options at Foodwell, Manchester

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Manchester Restaurants

Places

Yesterday, 12:05

Lancashire's search for the Van Gogh of Flowers - deadline fast approaching

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The River Ribble passes through many of our towns and villages and some breathtaking countryside as it makes its 75 mile journey from its source in the Yorkshire Dales to the Ribble Estuary near Lytham and Southport, where it joins the Irish Sea. We pick a small selection of walks from our archive that feature the famous waterway.

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The former home of Lancaster's witch finder has been given a reprieve after a death sentence caused by council cuts. Louise Bryning reports

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Lancaster
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Paul Harrison looks back on a quarter of a century of achievement at one of the north's most successful holiday villages.

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Ribby Hall

Style

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Addressing your wellbeing can be a complicated matter. Establishing where you are and where you want to be can be the first step towards a better lifestyle.

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Mastering catwalks, attending launch parties and modelling the newest fashion pieces is all in a days work for Miranda Markham.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

You are invited to a series of exclusive events at our practices in Preston and Lytham as part of our Around the world in 80 frames campaign.

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Walks

Yesterday, 00:00

The Lake District is full of surprises - not least the number of its historic sites. Writer, photographer and walks expert Vivienne Crow shares some of her favourite hikes

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Lake District Lake District Walks
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

This five mile hike up Hartsop Dodd provides some of the region's most spectacular views, as John Lenehan discovered

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The River Ribble passes through many of our towns and villages and some breathtaking countryside as it makes its 75 mile journey from its source in the Yorkshire Dales to the Ribble Estuary near Lytham and Southport, where it joins the Irish Sea. We pick a small selection of walks from our archive that feature the famous waterway.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Award winning outdoor writer and photographer Vivienne Crow shares five favourite walks that have the added attraction of a good cafe to recharge the batteries

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Lake District
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

John Lenehan devises a route through quarried hillsides to find open moors and stunning views

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Arts

Mon, 00:00

Clare Bigger's striking work landed her a place on a TV art show. Irene Amiet visited her studio

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Billed as a show about time, age and the stories we tell ourselves, Davis Upton reviews Ockham's Razor - This Time

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The latest studio production at Keswick's Theatre by the Lake (TBTL) asks us to consider what we would do if a Chernobyl or Fukushima happened to us. With many of us in Cumbria living in sight of Sellafield, this is a play which is uncomfortably close to home.

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Marking this international physical theatre company's 20th anniversary, Spymonkey have resurrected their original gothic romance murder mystery drama, Cooped.

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The latest main house production at Keswick's Theatre by the Lake (TBTL) is Jim Cartwright's brilliant tale of Little Voice (known as LV), the girl who doesn't say much but sings impersonating a range of famous singers.

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Theatre Reviews

Friday, June 14, 2019

Billed as a show about time, age and the stories we tell ourselves, Davis Upton reviews Ockham's Razor - This Time

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

The latest studio production at Keswick's Theatre by the Lake (TBTL) asks us to consider what we would do if a Chernobyl or Fukushima happened to us. With many of us in Cumbria living in sight of Sellafield, this is a play which is uncomfortably close to home.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Marking this international physical theatre company's 20th anniversary, Spymonkey have resurrected their original gothic romance murder mystery drama, Cooped.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

The latest main house production at Keswick's Theatre by the Lake (TBTL) is Jim Cartwright's brilliant tale of Little Voice (known as LV), the girl who doesn't say much but sings impersonating a range of famous singers.

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

There's no choice involved in this energetic reimagining of one of the masterworks from the Manchester School of plays. It's here to make you laugh.

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Photography

Thursday, April 25, 2019

When Nigel Hunter died he left a remarkable legacy of landscape and real life photography. Jane Watson spoke to his widow

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photography

Clitheroe's Inger Vandyke doesn't just travel the world taking stunning pictures of threatened species and communities facing destruction - she also provides practical help. She spoke to Irene Amiet/

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photography
Friday, January 25, 2019

Start snapping for our annual photography competition in association with Wilkinson Cameras

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photography

Competitions

Yesterday, 00:00

Ten lucky readers will win a family pass for four people to this year's award-winning Chorley Flower Show

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Tue, 10:30

One lucky reader will win a two night bed and breakfast stay with dinner and a three hour Thermal Journey in The Spa at Low Wood Bay Spa.

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Tue, 00:00

Win tickets to a new comedy musical and a one night stay in Blackpool

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Food & Drink

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Lancashire is now a powerhouse on the British food scene and double Michelin star holder Mark Birchall is one of its driving forces. He spoke to Roger Borrell

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A Lancashire family business with its roots in the Georgian era operates one of the north's most sophisticated breweries But this is no soulless beer factory.

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Here at Samlesbury Hall, we believe the better things in life are those closest to home and with this in mind, we insist on only the finest ingredients sourced from our own gardens and neighbouring Lancashire producers

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Now running for more than 20 years, our food & drink awards are the trophies everyone wants to win - and we need your help to choose the best.

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Events

Yesterday, 12:05

Lancashire's search for the Van Gogh of Flowers - deadline fast approaching

Read Full Story »
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Preston famous landmark that has divided opinions over the years is to be the subject of a new exhibition.

Read Full Story »
Monday, June 10, 2019

The event was founded 45 years ago, making it one of the longest running cultural celebrations in the city.

Read Full Story »
Monday, June 3, 2019

Lytham will be hosting a stunning programme of open air theatre events - from Mary Shelley to Shakespeare

Read Full Story »

People

Mon, 00:00

Clare Bigger's striking work landed her a place on a TV art show. Irene Amiet visited her studio

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Grasmere is gearing up for an international celebration of Wordsworth's 250th birthday with a £6 million project to enhance the poet's beloved village.

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Grasmere
Thursday, May 30, 2019

This month marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Emily Horton meets a Lancastrian who survived the dramatic landings on Juno beach

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Helen Longworth, who plays Hannah Riley in The Archers, explains why she loves Morecambe Bay.

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Ormskirk's Chris Horsley tells Roger Borrell how it feels to dangle on a rope above a live volcano full of molten lava.

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Homes & Gardens

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Bridgfords Lettings Chorley are celebrating a double win at at the ESTAS awards.

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

This lavish property sits within luscious grounds and is the ideal home for a growing family.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Take the time and hassle out of finding your ideal property with Grays Property Finder

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

A brand new development of homes in the highly desirable location of the Ribble Valley combines beautiful design and cutting edge technology for homebuyers in the region.

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Monday, March 4, 2019

An ideal family home set in a beautiful and deceptively large barn conversion

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