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Helen Granell-Watson cooked her way back from the grief of losing her mum to leukaemia and turned cooking into a passion during lockdown. Now she is helping budding home cooks creates dishes to impress.

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It’s been a frustrating year for the new Queen’s Guide to the Sands who hasn’t been able to lead any walks, but has spent plenty of time in Morecambe Bay.

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Morecambe

Much of Lancashire’s historic wealth was dependent on slaves – now a Liverpool museum is working to show that slavery is still a problem.

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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 mum of three in Longridge is helping you to support local shops – and other business stories from around the county.

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Could you provide a loving forever home for a dog with a heart-rending story?

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Dogs

A mum from Standish is using her experience of hair loss to help others

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Joe Foster, the founder of Reebok on the firm’s humble beginnings in Bolton

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A former marine from Wigan went up in the world after he learned the ropes of a new career

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Mr Ian Murphy, Headmaster at Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall – a leading co-educational Catholic boarding and day school in Lancashire - discusses the advantages of boarding for both the pupils and their parents.

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Lindsay McCrae started watching birds in the Lake District as a young boy and he is now one of the most well-travelled wildlife cameramen in the business.

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Joanna Whittaker decided ‘grow your own’ was the best policy for her blossoming new business

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Artist profile - Chris Rivers

Thursday, September 10, 2020

A former rock musician who toured with Bon Jovi and Black Sabbath is marching to a new beat as one of Lancashire’s up-and-coming young artists.

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Coronavirus has made fundamental changes to all our lives – and deaths. A Hyndburn undertaker who has seen many changes since she started as a teenager says the pandemic could change the way we approach funerals.

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Growth, development and empowerment... Here’s how Lancashire Women is transforming the lives of women in the comfort of a safe space.

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The Wigan legend tackling a new challenge.

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Music biographer Spencer Leigh considers the Nobel Prize winning singer-songwriter’s links to the region.

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The world’s greatest athletes should have been gathering this month for the Olympics in Tokyo. Here, two of Lancashire’s best tell us why lockdown could help them challenge for medals

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Lockdown meant animal magic was put on hold for an Ulverston woman who enjoys sharing her marvellous menagerie

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

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