Welcome to the isle of spice

Lancashire Telegraph: IDYLLIC Carriacou is Grenada’s smaller sister island. Inset, below Grenada’s capital, St George’s

3:30pm Monday 2nd December 2013

here’s something comfortingly festive about the sweet, warming aroma of nutmeg. The Caribbean, may seem an unlikely setting for Christmassy flashbacks, but throughout my stay in Grenada, the spicy scent is never far away.

Nick Burton’s walk goes from Wheelton to a landmark site beside the canal

Lancashire Telegraph: Nick Burton’s walk goes from Wheelton to a landmark site beside the canal

3:25pm Monday 2nd December 2013

HIS walk explores the rolling landscape where the last little hills of the West Pennine Moors give way to the flatter farmland of West Lancashire.

Darwen born Amy Leach tells Diane Cooke about her life in the theatre

Lancashire Telegraph: Amy Leach working on a script

3:20pm Monday 2nd December 2013

IF you believe the hype, Christmas is a time of peace and family harmony – and for some lucky folk it is. But for many the reality is arguments, traumatised children and a longing for it all to be over so divorce proceedings can ensue.

Review: Hot Ice Show @ Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Hot Ice Show @ Blackpool Pleasure Beach

3:42pm Thursday 5th July 2012

TIPPED as the world's most spectacular ice show, Blackpool Pleasure Beach's Hot Ice Show 2012 had a lot to live up

Report: Whalley Pickwick Festival 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: TUCKING IN Harry Waterworth, from Whalley, and Avis Carter, from Accrington, help feed the crowds on the Blackburn Lions stall food at Whalley Pickwick Night

10:23am Friday 2nd December 2011

SNOOKER star Shaun Murphy was on cue as he officially opened Whalley Pickwick Festival.

Report: Chorley Christmas lights switch-on 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: SWITCH-ON: From left, Jonjo, Ryan Thomas and Mayor Coun Pat Case with Santa Claus

12:40pm Tuesday 29th November 2011

Chorley town centre was packed with revellers as Jonjo took to the stage for Chorley Christmas lights switch-on.

Review: Manchester Christmas Markets

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Manchester Christmas Markets

4:29pm Friday 25th November 2011

IF it is that festive feeling you are looking for then there is only one place you should visit this Christmas.

Report: Burnley Christmas Lights switch-on 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: Report: Burnley Christmas Lights switch-on 2011

7:00pm Sunday 20th November 2011

WITH GALLERY: A huge crowd gathered to see Fireman Sam switch on Burnley's Christmas lights earlier today.

Report: Darwen Christmas Lights switch-on 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: SPECTACULAR Colin Hendry,  holding granddaughter River

6:43pm Sunday 20th November 2011

DARWEN was left 'just a little bit' disappointed today when singer Gina G dramatically pulled out of the Christmas light switch-on ceremony.

Report: Accrington Christmas Lights switch-on 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: Report: Accrington Christmas Lights Switch-on 2011

2:48pm Friday 18th November 2011

WITH GALLERY: Accrington town centre dazzled with lights last night after a performance by clubland star Kelly Llorena.

Report: Edgworth Beer Festival 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: CHEERS Festival organisers, from left, Jim Fletcher and Gerry Moore and his son Matthew Moore, sample one of the many beers on offer

1:59pm Wednesday 5th October 2011

HUNDREDS of real ale fans have made sure a popular beer festival is the biggest and best yet.

Report: Edwina Currie @ Stanley House, Mellor

Lancashire Telegraph: What's on: Edwina Currie, Mellor, September 8

12:04pm Friday 16th September 2011

ONE of the stars of this year’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ has hotfooted it to Mellor.

Report: World Black Pudding Throwing Championships 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: CELEB CHEFS Hairy Bikers David Myers and Simon King watch black pudding throwers,

10:26am Monday 12th September 2011

A competitor from “Down Under” has shown the English a thing or two by capturing the World Black Pudding championship title in Ramsbottom.

Report: Darwen Flower & Vegetable Show 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: DELIGHT Alex Cooper with his vegetable dinosaurs and Lois Oldham with her potato pig from the children's vegetable animal class

5:19pm Monday 12th September 2011

Organisers of the first ever Darwen Flower & Vegetable Show yesterday said there was an excellent turn-out.

Report: Hodder Valley Show 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: PRIZE BID Claughton-on-Brock’s Billy Barber prepares to take his cow for showing.

9:55am Monday 12th September 2011

CROWDS descended on rural Ribble Valley on Saturday for the Hodder Valley Agricultural Show.

Report: Padiham Party in the Park 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: SMILES Entertainer DJ Bazza with Kiera Emsley-Jones, Rebecca Duffy, Lily Kelly-Rosser and Amberleigh Mills

3:22pm Tuesday 6th September 2011

WITH GALLERY: Scores of people flocked to Padiham’s ‘Party in the Park’ at the weekend.

Report: Darwen 1940s Day 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: FORCES’ SWEETHEART Linda Dee as Vera Lynn serenades the crowd in Darwen’s Market Square

7:30pm Sunday 4th September 2011

WITH GALLERY: Darwen's 1940s Day yesterday may have lacked an appearance of the Red Arrows, but it was still a ‘spectacular success’.

Report: Higham Scarecrow Festival 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: VILLAGE ALIVE! Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson, one of the judges, with the cobbler scarecrow at Four Alls Inn.

11:13am Tuesday 30th August 2011

WITH GALLERY: Weird and wonderful creations were on display during the weekend's Higham Scarecrow Festival.

Report: World Gravy Wrestling Championships 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: GRAVY STRAIN Competitors make a meal of the gravy championships

10:20am Tuesday 30th August 2011

WITH GALLERY: A ton of gravy sloshed left, right and centre as an East Lancashire wrestling contest took place yesterday.

Report: Urban Culture Jam Festival 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: HIGH FIVE Wesley Fox, 19, from Haslingden

10:36am Tuesday 30th August 2011

THE Urban Culture Jam Festival returned for a second year at Accrington Skate Park yesterday.

Report: Barrowford Show 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: HOT STUFF Stuntman Mark Stannage's fiery leap from a tower

5:36pm Sunday 28th August 2011

THE Barrowford Show went up in flames today - but only as part of a daredevil stunt.

Report: Clitheroe Food Festival 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: tasty treats  Emily Taylor and Megan Townsend, from Whiteside Bakers, in Clitheroe, offer samples at the food fair.

2:27pm Monday 15th August 2011

THOUSANDS of people flocked to Clitheroe town centre on Saturday for a feast of the county’s finest food.

Report: The Big Game 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: COUNTDOWN BEGINS Highlights of the Big Game at Rhyddings Park, Accrington.

3:05pm Monday 25th July 2011

WITH GALLERY: AN ‘alternative Olympics’ saw teenagers invent wacky new games in Hyndburn at the weekend.

Report: Darwen Pedal Car Grand Prix 2011

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2:47pm Monday 11th July 2011

WITH GALLERY: Darwen town centre looked like a scene from Wacky Races yesterday for the second annual Pedal Car Grand Prix.

Report: Tockholes Gala 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: SUMMER TRADITION: Welly throwing champion James Barlow, 14, tosses his final boot during the competition

3:09pm Monday 11th July 2011

VILLAGERS enjoyed the summer sunshine at the annual Tockholes Gala on Saturday.

Report: Towneley Classic Car Show 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: PRIDE AND JOY Stephen Byrne, of Clitheroe, looks across the bonnet of his 1972 Lancia Fulvia

5:58pm Monday 4th July 2011

WITH GALLERY: The 27th annual classic car show took place at Towneley Park in Burnley yesterday.

Report: Trawden Garden Festival and Scarecrow Trail 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: WINNER Tash Gardner

5:03pm Monday 4th July 2011

Flowers, fresh air and fun were the order of the day at Trawden Garden Festival and Scarecrow Trail at the weekend.

Report: Rishton Festival 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: FESTIVITIES Charity fundraisers the Christie Grafters dressed as pirates

3:00pm Monday 4th July 2011

WITH GALLERY: Hundreds of people enjoyed the Rishton Festival in the sunshine in the grounds Norden High School on Saturday.

Report: Bacup & Stacksteads Carnival 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: HOWDY Squaw Rebecca Upton and cowgirl Andrea Harwood

10:40am Monday 27th June 2011

WITH GALLERY: Fancy dress was the order of the day as revellers braved indifferent weather to take part in Bacup Carnival.

Report: Padiham Walking Day 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: PROCESSION Rose Queen India Sidhu in the parad

12:02pm Monday 20th June 2011

WITH GALLERY: People young and old took to the streets of Padiham for the town's annual walking day yesterday.

Report: Accrington Carnival 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: FUN Accrington Sea Cadets float.

9:45am Monday 20th June 2011

WITH GALLERY: Accrington Carnival was given a touch of celebrity glamour when Emmerdale’s Chas Dingle stepped into the breach.

Report: Slaidburn Steam & Vintage Vehicle Display 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: STEAMING IN: 'Old Ernie’, a vintage steam roller

3:39pm Monday 13th June 2011

IT was ‘full steam ahead’ in Slaidburn at the weekend as vintage steam engines, cars, commercial vehicles, motorcycles and tractors visited the village.

Report: Darwen Market Fun Day 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: Seven-year-old John Halstead tried his best to hold onto a moving bull in a bucking bronco competition

2:50pm Monday 6th June 2011

FAMILIES basked in the sunshine at the Darwen Market Fun Day.

Report: Thornton Hall Farm Country Park's Viking and Early Medieval Festival

Lancashire Telegraph: CHARGE The Vikings were in fine fettle and ready for battle when they laded at Thornton Hall Farm Country Park in Thornton-in-Craven ready to take on their rivals, the Saxons

1:38pm Wednesday 1st June 2011

THORNTON Hall Farm Country Park was transformed into a scene from the dark ages during a Vikings and Saxons weekend.

Report: Turton Fair 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: BROLLY GOOD May Queen Heather Newman with her retinue, from the left, Holly Newman, Alice Ryder, Jessica Holden, Ember Sawford and Libby Roberts, at the Turton Fair, at Turton Tower.

3:32pm Tuesday 31st May 2011

THE rain might have been pouring down but spirits remained high at the annual Turton fair yesterday.

Report: East Lancashire Railway War Weekend 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: FLASHBACK Waiting for the train are Steph Pearce, left, and Hayley Kershal.

10:57am Tuesday 31st May 2011

THE spirit of the 1940s was brought to life during a wartime weekend at an East Lancashire railway line.

Report: Clitheroe Beer Festival 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: PULLING POWER Paul Heathcote pulls a pint.

5:16pm Monday 16th May 2011

REAL ale drinkers had barrels of fun at the sixth Clitheroe Beer Festival.

Report: Ribble Valley SheepFest 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: EWE TURN Aidan Walton, 11, examines a sheep

1:40pm Monday 9th May 2011

SCHOOLS from around the Ribble Valley have flocked to take part in the area’s annual sheep fest.

Report: Burnley May Day Festival 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: HIGH SPIRITS The May Day procession,

9:29am Tuesday 3rd May 2011

THE annual Burnley May Day Festival has been held in Towneley Park.

Report: Star Wars Fan Fun Day

Lancashire Telegraph: HEROES AND VILLAINS Cody Love with stormtroopers

9:10am Tuesday 3rd May 2011

STAR Wars fans travelled from far, far away – and some quite close by – to meet their movie heroes at Turf Moor yesterday.

Report: Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: FESTIVAL TREAT Six-year-old Tyler Costello, from Bury, shows off a massive Easter egg his dad created for the Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival

10:19am Monday 18th April 2011

UP to 15,000 sweet-toothed visitors descended on Ramsbottom over the weekend for the town's third chocolate festival.

Report: Lancashire Food Festival 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: CELEB CHEF James Martin signs autographs

5:40pm Monday 11th April 2011

FOOD lovers enjoyed a two-day spread of the finest produce Lancashire has to offer.

Report: Accrington Alive

Lancashire Telegraph: Bekca Rose, centre right, gets tips from the Tarkheena Dancers, from left, Samantha Norse, Greera Norse, Marina Shkurenko and Janian Rewaj

9:35am Monday 28th March 2011

BUSKERS and street performers took over Accrington town centre’s streets to mark the end of an arts project.

Report: Dunkenhalgh Hotel Food And Drink Festival

Lancashire Telegraph: CHEERS Rumer Morley and Shirley Anderson show off wares at Rawtenstall’s Mr Fitzpatrick’s Premium Cordials stall

9:17am Monday 14th March 2011

DELICACIES from ostrich meat to locally-brewed ale were on offer at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel yesterday.

Report: Annual Blitz Ball @ Civic Hall, Whitworth

Lancashire Telegraph: TAKE YOUR PARTNERS GI Jive gets set to play the best in swing music at the event

12:01pm Tuesday 8th March 2011

A COMMUNITY centre was transformed into a scene from the 1940s for Rossendale’s annual Blitz Ball and more than 100 people, young and old, donned 1940s costumes, including military and civilian attire.

Report: Pendle Beer Festival 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: Report: Pendle Beer Festival 2011

4:52pm Friday 11th February 2011

A RECORD 2,600 real ale lovers flocked to the 7th Pendle Beer Festival in Colne, organisers have revealed.

Report: Whitworth Duck Race 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: READY SET GO: The ducks start the race

9:40am Sunday 2nd January 2011

SCORES of people went quackers as they watched Whitworth’s New Year’s Day Duck Race.

Report: Lancashire Telegraph Christmas Carol Service 2010

Lancashire Telegraph: SPECTACULAR: The dramatic firework display lights up the sky around the cathedral spire.

10:20am Thursday 16th December 2010

A THOUSAND people crammed into Blackburn Cathedral last night for the annual Lancashire Telegraph Christmas Carol Service.

What's on: Blackburn big wheel

Lancashire Telegraph: IMPRESSIVE: The ferris wheel, which opens to the public tomorrow.

4:30pm Wednesday 15th December 2010

THE big wheel has returned to Blackburn town centre by popular demand.

Report: Whalley Pickwick Festival

Lancashire Telegraph: STEPPING BACK IN TIME: Marion Renaghan-Stenson and four-year-old Monica Westland, from Blackburn, listen to The Seraphims

8:01pm Thursday 2nd December 2010

IT WAS feared Whalley's annual Pickwick night would be axed - but tonight this year's event was hailed one of the best ever.


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