Local People

Lockdown didn’t stop a theatre group creating new work which will premiere this month.

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Theatre is likely to take longer than many industries to recover from the Coronavirus crisis, but some of our best are making plans to turn the lights back on.

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Events to mark two notable anniversaries in the Lake District this year had to be shelved but the cancellations led to innovative and creative celebrations.

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Shops, businesses and attractions across Lancashire and the Lake District have adapted and evolved during the Covid crisis and many are now open again to support their communities. There has never been a better time to show your love for your local businesses.

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A busy Morecambe mum is rebuilding her life after a stroke left her with a 50-50 chance of survival.

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Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle is leading Parliament through difficult times and uncharted territory

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Bess the border collie is a vital companion for her blind friend Roy

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The Formby artist is using digital techniques to capture the coast

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From coffee trucks and fizz vans to picture perfect photobooths, we talk to the Lancashire folk who have taken their show on the road with mobile businesses run from their cherished vans.

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The conductor of a Morecambe orchestra is keeping historic melodies alive for future generations

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Actor and comedian Justin Moorhouse has been busy in lockdown, helping around his community and hosting online quizzes and games of bingo. He kept a diary for us throughout May, his record of an extraordinary time

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Could you make a difference in Lancashire?

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Photographer Roger Moore has been recording families in lockdown in their gardens

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Life may never be the same again, but as we ease back towards some form of normality organisations from across Lancashire have come together for a major new campaign highlighting the county.

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Lockdown has brought out best in communities and businesses across Lancashire

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A Lancashire-based reporter showed the way for modern sports writers to fill the back pages.

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Family and friends of showbusiness legend Joe Longthorne MBE are gifting more than £880 to Rosemere Cancer Foundation for the charity to spend on making patient areas at Rosemere Cancer Centre, Lancashire and South Cumbria’s specialist cancer treatment centre at the Royal Preston Hospital, more comfortable and relaxing.

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In the last few weeks protesters across the country have targeted statues of contentious historic figures, but attacks on statues are nothing new.

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It took nine months for Amy Bray and her family to go 100 per cent plastic free – and now she’s helping the environment one tree at a time.

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He’s come through tough times, but Chorlton singer-songwriter Badly Drawn Boy has a new album and a new sense of optimism.

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