Polish up your cycling skills - Alan Hart gets on his bike for a journey across the southern part of Poland

Activity holidays are increasing in popularity every year as we seek adventure in pastures new.

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.

Virgin is hoping to resume it's direct service to London once work is complete

Rail firm reveals weekend shutdown plans

Rail passengers travelling between Blackpool and Preston are set to suffer more disruption with Network Rail planning months of weekend closures.

Sergeant Major Georgia Gunn from lancashire Army Cadet Force after taking part in a sky dive at the Black Knights Parachute Centre in Cockerham

County Cadet force offers military disciplines with adventure and fun

It’s a voluntary youth organisation promoting fun, friendship, adventure and action.

Catherine's Palace St. Petersburg - Russia

Travel review: Best of both worlds

We had almost decided on a city holiday to Sweden and Denmark when we saw a Fred Olsen cruise which included those 2 countries, plus the bonus of Baltic Sea countries Estonia, Latvia and Russia - with St Petersburg as the highlight. The itinerary immediately appealed, and with the help and knowledge from the tour staff, we booked a series of excursions well within our budget, proving to be an invaluable decision.
Carlisle Castle. Photo courtesy of English Heritage

Travel review: The Lake District

It is amazing how dismissive young children can be of nostalgia. Mention old-fashioned stories and jobs of yester-year and the response (in our household anyway!) is usually – BORING!

VIDEO: Take a virtual ride on Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s new £16.25m rollercoaster

Blackpool Pleasure Beach bosses have announced a new £16.25m rollercoaster for the park.

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The tweet posted by Amanda Thomspon

Pleasure Beach boss drops massive new ride hint

Blackpool Pleasure could be about to reveal plans for a new multi-million pound rollercoaster.

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Northern Rail has announced services are affected after a vehicle hit a bridge.

Rail disruption until 2018 on Preston - Blackpool line

Train passengers in Lancashire are facing disruption for up to 20 months as work begins next week to electrify the line between Preston and Blackpool.

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Fireworks championships

Top 10 things to do in Lancashire at the weekend

Here is a list of exciting events coming up this weekend.
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Would you trust this man?

Used car dealers Britain’s least-trusted profession

The British public trust second-hand car sellers even less than bankers and estate agents.
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Breaking news.

UPDATE: Broken down tram affects services

A broken down heritage tram brought the tramway to a partial halt earlier this morning.

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Ryan Owen at Mount Snowdon summit

A long trek through the UK for Ryan

Residents may have spotted lone hiker Ryan Owen making his way through Lancashire’s canals in his quest to raise funds for the hospice which cared for his terminally ill dad.
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Blakcpool born Steve Starling with his Harley in the USA

Steve riding to find the American dream

A Blackpool born globe trotter is heading back to his roots to launch a book about his American dream ride.

Kate Middleton

Americans flock to the UK thanks to Kate Middleton and Fish & Chips

As the pound continues to go in the dollars favour 42% of Americans say they are more likely to visit the UK for a holiday, according to new data* from™.

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Tynemouth Castle and Priory

Travel review: North East of England

It was the battle of the conservationists. In the red corner English Heritage proudly prepared its frontlines ready for the onslaught of the mighty National Trust limbering up in the purple corner.
One of the distillery's sills

Review: The Lakes Distillery and Bistro

When the sun is shining fiercely in the Lake District, there are few reasons for wanting to remain indoors. The Lakes Distillery is one.

The Pheasant

Review: The Pheasant in the Lake District

Hikes up rugged fells for majestic views revered the world over. Most are well-versed in the Lake District’s unrivalled beauty.
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