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Events

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Our guide to the best events in and around Lancashire during February

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

A Lancashire gallery is about to attempt what some consider impossible – show every work of art in its possession.

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Christmas carol service aims for a £20,000 boost to charity for disabled people

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Lancashire is packed with creative crafters who have made a career out their skills and we asked one group to pick their perfect Christmas presents. They will be setting up their stall at a festive fare in Preston this month

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Restaurants

Thursday, January 31, 2019

It’s named after the artist synonymous with industrial Salford, but The Lowry Hotel has always been emblematic of the area’s cosmopolitan reinvention.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

It’s the biggest restaurant to open in the UK this year - the northern outpost of a brand synonymous with celebrity. We try out Manchester’s version of The Ivy

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Spinningfields Manchester Restaurants United Kingdom

Places

Thu, 00:00

Bloomsbury’s literary past has always made good reading, but can the hotel of the same name add a fresh new chapter?

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Wild coastlines, ancient mills and a ruined abbey make Furness a great place to visit

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Longworth Clough is a paradise on the West Pennine Moors, where nature has reclaimed old mills. There is plenty of wildlife but Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s Alan Wright notices an interesting smell

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Celebrating the best of London, guests of The Bloomsbury hotel can curate their own weekend through the eyes of a local personality. As one of the hotel’s Weekend Curators - writer and journalist (and Bloomsbury Set aficionado), Harriet shares her passion for the neighbourhood. Take a leaf out of Harriet’s book of hidden gems and curate your perfect London weekend over 24 hours….

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Plans are afoot to ensure this historic Rossendale community is a vibrant place to live, work and visit

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Style

Independent department stores are becoming an endangered species but a couple from Lytham has managed to buck the trend.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

2019 is your year to up your beauty game. From finding your perfect moisturiser to upping the ante on anti-ageing, here’s the best advice our Beauty Counter can give…

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

A unique range of all-natural vitamin patches have been launched in the UK to help people with everything from improving health and energy levels to tackling swollen joints and aiding sleep.

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Walks

Wed, 00:00

John Lenehan take us on a riverside route that passes one of Lancashire’s most historic buildings

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Stonyhurst
Tue, 12:14

Our canine correspondent shares ten of his favourite places to go for walkies

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Lake District Walks Dogs

Anyone harbouring romantic notions about running a hill farm in the wilds of northern England didn’t see shepherdess Alison O’Neill working her way through a 20ft snowdrift when the Beast from the East arrived.

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Lake District Walks
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

John Lenehan’s hike takes us from Witton Park to Billinge Hill via a memorial to Alfred Wainwright

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Fine stately homes, works of modern art, industrial heritage and fantastic views. The countryside surrounding Burnley has walks to suit all tastes.

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Burnley

Arts

Thu, 10:31

War! What is it good for? If you remember, Edwin Starr summed it up pretty succinctly in his 1969 soul hit . . .

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Theatres across the region have exciting programmes planned but the curtain has come down - for now - on one highlight of the cultural calendar

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Check into this new show, from small-scale but hugely-talented circus performers Lost In Translation, and you’re guaranteed anything but a comfortable stay . . .

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When a glue company wanted a sculpture for its Lancashire headquarters they did well to stick with Leyland artist Stephanie Matthews.

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Callum Francis is walking tall as he takes over a starring role in the hit musical Kinky Boots on Broadway.

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Theatre Reviews

Thu, 10:31

War! What is it good for? If you remember, Edwin Starr summed it up pretty succinctly in his 1969 soul hit . . .

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Tue, 09:00

Theatres across the region have exciting programmes planned but the curtain has come down - for now - on one highlight of the cultural calendar

Read Full Story »
Mon, 11:19

Check into this new show, from small-scale but hugely-talented circus performers Lost In Translation, and you’re guaranteed anything but a comfortable stay . . .

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Callum Francis is walking tall as he takes over a starring role in the hit musical Kinky Boots on Broadway.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Back in the city yet again, it’s evident that this musical phenomenon still has plenty to offer - to audiences old and new.

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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
Monday, November 26, 2018

Multi award-winning photographer Alastair Lee has been back to the place he loves the best and produced another stunning collection of Pendle landscapes. He spoke to Roger Borrell

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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

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Competitions

Thursday, January 31, 2019

To celebrate the launch of The Video Show, which will be co-located with The Photography Show (16-19 March, NEC Birmingham), we’re giving away a pair of entry tickets to five lucky winners

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Friday, January 25, 2019

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

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photography
Thursday, January 24, 2019

The hunt is on for the undiscovered stars of the art world so this could be the year when you make a name for yourself?

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Food & Drink

Fri, 00:00

The one half of the Hairy Bikers talks to Martin Pilkington about their national stage tour, cheese souffle and his dad’s false teeth

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Hipping Hall’s Oli Martin tells Emma Mayoh about his amazing journey on one of television’s toughest cooking challenges

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

When it comes to the crunch, diners at Dubai’s seven star Burj al Arab hotel love crisps, relishes and chutneys made in Bowness. Emma Mayoh reports

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

It’s named after the artist synonymous with industrial Salford, but The Lowry Hotel has always been emblematic of the area’s cosmopolitan reinvention.

Read Full Story »

Events

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Our guide to the best events in and around Lancashire during February

Read Full Story »
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

A Lancashire gallery is about to attempt what some consider impossible – show every work of art in its possession.

Read Full Story »
Friday, November 30, 2018

Christmas carol service aims for a £20,000 boost to charity for disabled people

Read Full Story »
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Lancashire is packed with creative crafters who have made a career out their skills and we asked one group to pick their perfect Christmas presents. They will be setting up their stall at a festive fare in Preston this month

Read Full Story »

People

Mon, 12:00

Do you know an inspirational woman? Nominations are now open for the region’s longest-running awards celebrating women doing great work in all areas of society.

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As St Valentine’s Day approaches, we speak to a celebrant whose working life is all about romance

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Callum Francis is walking tall as he takes over a starring role in the hit musical Kinky Boots on Broadway.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

To mark LGBT History Month, we speak to two women who fought for equality in Manchester.

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Manchester
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

A young woman from Broughton-in-Furness is specialising in large scale murals inspired by anything from the natural world to comic books

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Homes & Gardens

Fri, 10:40

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, February 4, 2019

Escape the hustle and bustle at this tranquil ideal family home which is set within Haigh Country Park.

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Monday, January 14, 2019

This restored classic property is surrounded by beautiful land and is the perfect home for the family.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Millennium Care believe in independence and ‘Why not’ when it comes to what helping their residents fulfil dreams.

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Friday, November 2, 2018

This magnificent converted church takes you back in time while providing cutting edge facilities

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