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Overseas weddings on the rise as more couples opt to get married abroad

The number of couples getting married abroad rose by 14% in the past year, a travel firm has reported.

More than 500 of the chain's nearly 900 stores are still closed

KFC disruption to affect some stores for the rest of the week

KFC expects disruption to some restaurants to continue for the rest of the week after a new delivery contract with DHL sparked chicken shortages across the country.

Golf course

Where are the best golf clubs and courses in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

Frank Fox celebrating his 100th birthday at the Autumn Leaves rest home, Bispham. He is staying at the home after being evacuated from his bungalow due to the flooding last year. He's a former fireman who was the only member of his crew to survive a second world war bombing.

Blitz hero celebrates 100 years

A Second World War firefighter who survived a devastating bomb attack has celebrated his 100th birthday.

Dream wedding after twenty years together

Dream wedding after twenty years together

Kelly Collins and Steven Gough tied the knot in a civil ceremony held at Mitton Hall.

A new 5 coin. The commemorative coin featuring Blackpool Tower will be released next year

Queen to honour Blackpool Tower on new £5 coin

Blackpool Tower is set to feature on a new silver £5 coin, an announcement by the Queen has revealed.

Glendower Hotel

The best dog-friendly hotels in Lancashire

Dogs deserve a holiday too.
Central Beach

See famous Blackpool sights captured on old postcards

This week is the second and final part of our look at glorious old postcard style drawings showing Blackpool in Victorian days.

Bobby Bennett, entertainer
Historical, 1994

Barry Band: Pop and rock tour stories struck a familiar note for Bobby

Last week’s piece about the expansion of rock and pop tours in the 1960s brought a response from former Blackpool based singer-comedian Bobby Bennett.

The Hotel Majestic in its early days, when it was known as the Imperial Hydro, St Annes

Grand old St Annes hotel was both majestic and imperial

It was once one of St Annes’ most powerful landmarks. The Majestic Hotel can no longer be seen, but at one time it was the symbol of the resort in its Edwardian heyday.

St Annes
Just yards from the Golden Mile and seafront, this was Pleasant View

Take a trip down the lost back streets of Blackpool’s old centre

Tucked away in the heart of Blackpool, just yards from the Golden Mile and seafront, once upon a time, was this jumble of properties.


Blackpool's newest Icon nears completion - final piece slots into £16.25million Pleasure Beach rollercoaster

It’s not all that often that snow falls in Blackpool.

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The morning after the fire ripped through South Pier, in February 1958

Looking back at the fire which gutted South Pier Pavilion in 1958

Sixty years ago on Monday, a devastating blaze struck an iconic Blackpool landmark.

South Shore
Jack Lea
at Fleetwood Market in July 1981

Taking a look back at Fleetwood Market four decades ago

The market started out life in 1840. Market rights were granted to Fleetwood Market in 1725, but it wasn’t until 1840 that Sir Peter Hesketh started using them, and a Victorian market was built in the port.

Andrew James Garden Tool Set with Folding Stool and Storage.

Gardening: 5 of the best garden tool sets

We look at 5 of the best garden tool sets

Michel Roux Jnr holding a skrei cod.

Food and drink: Fishing for wild skrei cod in chilly Norwegian waters with chef Michael Roux Jr

It’s rather extraordinary to be 300km north of the Arctic Circle, in the land of the Northern Lights, eating fresh cod – so fresh it was still swimming the fjords a couple of hours ago – with two-Michelin–starred chef Michel Roux Jr. But this isn’t just any old cod (and it’s certainly not battered).

Jubilee Park, Cleveleys

DINING OUT: Jubilee Park, Cleveleys

Ever since the Harvester close to our home closed and took on a new guise, our teenage daughter hasn’t missed a chance to mention how much she misses the salad bar which was such an integral ingredient of visits there.

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Sean is 2nd from right
Photo: ITV

'My strange Oxo cube habit cost me a date on Take Me Out!'

He never got to enjoy the island of Fernando’s with the woman of his dreams, but Sean Smith wouldn’t swap his appearance on TV’s Take Me Out for anything.

Beer And Cider Festival to take over Olympia in the Winter Gardens

Top tipples on show as beer and cider brews in Olympia

A huge Beer And Cider Festival is coming back to Blackpool.

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REVEALED: Blackpool’s top 10 ‘romantic restaurants’ for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner (Wednesday February 14) we thought we would take a look at which Blackpool restaurants you rank as best for romance.

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