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The woman who wrote the best selling novel, Girl with a Pearl Earring, tells Lancashire Life why Pendle Hill means so much to her

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Pendle Hill

One of the country's top bespoke milliners gets her inspiration from her seaside home in Lytham. She spoke to Angela Kelly

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Manchester-based author Trevor Mark Thomas reveals the strain and the pain of having his debut novel published

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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

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

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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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Weddings

You might think it's a barking idea but this is what the best-dressed dog is wearing this season.

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Dogs

Suzie Bunner swapped her high pressure role in the NHS for the joys of cake making. But with her creations costing up to £4,500 it's a serious business. Roger Borrell reports

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If you are planning to tie the knot in Lancashire or the Lake District, these locations will help you enjoy a memorable day.

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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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Social Events

Friday, June 28, 2019

Spring was in the air as guests attended The Space Centre's spring ball at The Barton Grange Hotel.

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It was a glamorous evening at Menagerie in Manchester as Pukka Insure celebrated its third birthday.

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Supporters of a grassroots football club for more than 180 boys and girls staged a ball at the Barton Grange Hotel to raise money for life-saving equipment.

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A glamorous charity ball organised by friends Liz Nelson, of Milnthorpe, and Jackie Holmes, of Natland, along with Jackie's daughter, Amy Hardy took place at the Castle Green Hotel in Kendal.

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Guests were treated to a delicious three course meal and were entertained by singer Billy Arnold along with a humorous talk by Cliff Bashforth from 'Colour Me Beautiful'.

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The event was hosted by Radio City Presenter Claire Simmo and Group CEO of Praetura Mike Fletcher.

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oney raised by the event will go to The Brick, a charity helping the homeless and people in poverty, Wigan and Leigh Hospice and Wigan Domestic Violence Unit.

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The Mayor of Preston Trevor Hart held a ball in the Foster Building of UCLan in aid of his chosen charity, Headway, which provides help for people dealing with brain injuries.

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Celebrity Interviews

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Jamie Cullum will be showcasing songs from his new album at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival - and it's going to be emotional

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Food legend Prue Leith extols the virtues of northern food, heaps praise on a Lytham-born chef and reveals her royal kitchen nightmare.

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Lancashire Food

After more than 40 years in the music industry, Alexander O'Neal is still performing and is loving life in Manchester

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Liverpool-born Ted Robbins is the king of the warm-up men, and the comedian who almost died on stage.

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Lancashire actor Louis Emerick is preparing to make his third stage appearance as Captain Hook. He talks about childhood, Christmas and his new pantomime

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