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Travel review: Guisborough, England

Opinion is divided over Brexit – but one thing is for sure – it’s a great way of making sure we stay home and explore the incredible nation that is Great Britain.

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The Waterhead Hotel is just a stones throw from Lake Windermere.

Travel review: Lakeside splendour in Ambleside

Winding along the road in bright sunshine it was difficult to imagine the storm  devastation that just 12 months ago had crippled this part of Cumbria.

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Laughs aplenty at travel show

Laughs aplenty at travel show

If you’re looking for a distraction from the dismal January weather then the Winter Gardens might have the trick.

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Work is being carried out at Poulton

Passengers warned of weekend rail closures

Passengers are being advised to always plan their journeys as the next phase of the major work to upgrade the railway between Preston and Blackpool gets under way.

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The new SPAShell at Fishmore Hall Hotel

Relaxing spa break in the hills was just the ticket

Imagine sipping a chilled glass of wine while relaxing in a hot tub with stunning views of rolling hills to boot?
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United States is top holiday destination for Britons in 2017

The United States is set to dominate the most popular holiday destinations for Britons next year, a study shows.

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The casualty statistics tell us that motorways are our safest roads

Plan to let learner drivers practise on motorways

Learner drivers will be allowed to practise on motorways for the first time if a government plan to improve road safety is given the go-ahead.

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Clare Smith

'Unfair' blast at Airbnb site

Blackpool’s hotel leader has hit out at online holiday lettings platform airbnb, accusing it of unfairly competing with the resort’s regular tourist accommodation providers.

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Hungarian Parliament buildings, Budapest

Hungary to enjoy even more

Budapest is the postcard perfect city. From every vantage point a stunning shot, a breathtaking view, an incredible monument, sites steeped in fascinating yet complex history.

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Falkland Palace

Travel review: Scotland

Travel broadens the mind so they say. We are lucky in Great Britain to have such a wealth of great places to visit on our doorstep.

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Festive fun on the streets of Liverpool

Liverpool at Christmas - a fantastic festive weekend break

When you imagine a city break your brain most likely conjures up the likes of Paris, Rome, Amsterdam or even New York.

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Revolutionary new rollercoaster to weave its way around Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Pleasure Beach bosses have promised thrills to match the Big One and more as work began on a revolutionary new rollercoaster.

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Christmas decorations

Where are the best Christmas shops?

From Christmas trees and wreaths to baubles and snow machines - we all like to get in the festive spirit.

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Manchester German Christmas Markets on Albert Square in front of the landmark Town Hall


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The glamour of Manchester at Christmas

One ordinary Saturday, 20 years ago, IRA terrorists ignited a bomb in Manchester.

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Cottages at Moness Resort, Aberfeldy

Relaxation or an adventure?

Aberfeldy is described as the adventure capital of Scotland, and to be fair, it is not far wrong.

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Andrea Flynn and her children Robyn, Rebecca and Ciaron at home after a holiday in Turkey where they were all ill

Blackpool family’s Turkish holiday from hell

A family has been promised a full refund by tour operator Thomas Cook following a holiday from hell.

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Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell

Labour group’s conference at resort hotel

The North West Labour Party will be returning to the resort for its annual conference from Saturday.

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The famous standing stones. Picture by Colin Keldie.

Travel review: Orkney, Scotland

Island life is like whisky – an acquired taste. But being real connoisseurs we took on the challenge with gusto as we felt sure we had a vintage on our hands.

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Enjoying the water park at Yelloh L'Ocean Breton

Magnifique French adventure

I’m not a camper.
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Home is where the heart is

Home is where the heart is for seaside dwellers like Abi

More than half of North West residents have chosen to stay within their natural-born roots. Reporter Natalie Walker investigates the migration habits of Lancashire folk.

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