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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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Porlock Weir.

Travel review: Moor the merrier in Exmoor

Can’t decide between moorland and coast for your next holiday destination? Are you looking for a place that has castles, family attractions and stunning scenery right on the doorstep?

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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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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.

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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.

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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.
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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!
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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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