REVIEW: Langdale Hotel and Spa, Lake District

With hundreds of hotels peppered throughout the Lake District, it can take something a little bit special for one to truly stand out.

The X Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry will be coming to Slimefest in Blackpool

More stars on Slimefest line-up

The X Factor winner Matt Terry is the latest act to be added to the line-up for Slimefest this October.
Blackpool beach

Lancashire recommends... Beaches

Time to get your bucket and spade out.

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The Red Arrows soar over North Pier at the 2017 Blackpool Air Show

Spectacular in the skies is one of busiest ever

Tourism leaders have hailed this year's Blackpool Air Show as one of the busiest ever.
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The cast of Cinderella at the Grand Theatre, from left Olivia Birchenough, JJ Hamblett, Steve Royle and Melanie Walters

All-star cast shall go to the ball

A boy band idol, kids' TV host and Gavin And Stacey star will join Grand panto favourite Steve Royle in this year's seasonal extravaganza.
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Tom Gregson (in front) and instructor Reg Wooller

Flying high with Bowland Forest Gliding Club

Turning 90 will not stop sprightly Tom Gregson gliding through the air.
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The Ullswater Steamer

Travel review: The Lake District

Oh what fun it must have been for the wealthy Every-Clayton family of Carr Hall in Barrowford all those years ago.

Cathedral Cove in New Zealand.

Travel: Why a trip to New Zealand can be anything you want it to be

Freezing cold and soaking wet, my bottom was squeezed inside a rubber ring and I was floating through caves studded with thousands of twinkling glowworms.

The new giant anteater pup at Blackpool Zoo hitches a ride with mum

Giant anteater pup is latest addition to zoo family

A new addition to the Blackpool Zoo family has been unveiled - its first ever giant anteater pup

A moment during 2016's Illuminations' Switch-On party

"Biggest response" to Switch-On wristband ballot

More than 100,000 wristbands have been requested for this year's Switch-On party.

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Midge Ure closed 80s Vs 90s night at Lytham Festival 2017

Festival's five nights of music hits the right notes

Lytham Festival 2017 has proven the biggest yet as music fans provided a major boost to the town’s economy.
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Suggs controls the crowd at Lytham Festival

Festival Madness makes for absolute gladness

Whether it was the full moon or the music, there was definite Madness in the air for one of the biggest nights Lytham Festival's ever seen.

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Be warned, the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) itll only cover you for certain treatments in the Europe.

You’re not covered if you’re drunk - 5 things you need to know about buying travel insurance

Travel insurance is as vital to a summer holiday as a passport but more and more of us taking the financial risk by not buying the right cover.
Alan travelled aboard the Sir Winston.

Travel: Sampling the beautiful sights of Holland by barge and bike

One of the beauties of a cycling holiday in Holland is that you could virtually climb a pair of stepladders and have a panoramic view of the whole country.
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How to stay safe during Europe's record breaking heatwave

With thousands looking to find the sun abroad this summer, Brits are being warned about a record breaking heatwave currently affecting southern and eastern Europe.

The popular hotel, restaurant and spa, in Lepton, just outside Huddersfield.

Travel: Our perfect escape to tranquil haven of 315 Bar and Restaurant...

I’ve literally never been this relaxed in my entire life.
Olly Murs on stage at Lytham Festival

X Factor star Olly Murs delights crowd as Lytham Festival kicks off in style

Lytham Festival proved once more it's got the X Factor, getting off to a great start tonight.
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Paul Sutton, of St Annes, says his luxury cruise was ruined when he was diagnosed with gastroenteritis.

Luxury cruise ‘ruined’ when illness struck

A couple are demanding an investigation after their once-in-a-lifetime cruise was ruined when the husband suffered a serious gastric illness.

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Rooms at the Highland Apartments

Travel: It’s compact and cosmopolitan – Inverness has something for all

As a busy person whose life revolves around routine and the familiar, for me, a break away needs to offer something completely new and unchartered.

The Vamps set for Blackpool return

Chart-toppers set to Vamp it up at Slimefest

Album chart-toppers The Vamps are the latest act announced for Blackpool’s Slimefest in the autumn.

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