Meet Blackpool Tower's tiny team with big ideas!

Say hello to Blackpool Tower’s newest recruits.


7 luxury seaside cottages perfect for an escape to the North West

The North West of England has multiple locations which offer coastal beauty, with both locals and tourists flocking to the region’s scenic seaside spots, either for the day or a trip away.


Lancashire recommends... the best Spanish restaurants in Lancashire

You don't have to travel for for some Spanish culture....

No aircraft allowed

Could you travel to The Far East without stepping on a single plane?

Studio Lambert, the award-winning television company behind Gogglebox, are seeking people with a keen sense of adventure to take part in a trans-global race for a cash prize.
Alpacasare part of the Camelidae family, which includes llamas, guanacos and vicunas from South America.

Have a alpaca walking

The Alpaca from Peru may well be known as pack animals and their fleece highly valued for its silkiness but they make great pets too and animal lovers are taking advantage of getting up close and personal with these lovable, sensitive and intelligent creatures

Northern have released a limited timetable around strike action taking place later this month.

Northern release limited timetables ahead of strike action

Northern has today released its timetables for two of the three days of RMT strike action next week.

Lancashire sees 67 million visitors pour in each year

LISTINGS: Your 2018 summer guide to what's on in Lancashire - including festivals, shows, gigs and places to stay

Lancashire is heating up for a sensational summer with an array of festivals, shows and gigs in the line-up.
Resurfacing work taking place. Photo: Stephanie Robinson.

Government announces £100m funding boost for Lancashire's road

A multi-million pound makeover fund is being injected into the North West’s highways network.

Urgent warning issued for tourists heading to Turkey

Holiday makers travelling to Turkey this summer have been warned to take extra care over fears that terrorist attacks targeting western interests and tourists are "likely."
Beautiful views of the La Managa Club complex.

Travel: Anyone for tennis? Serving up a great sporting break in Murcia sunshine...

La Manga Club, in the Spanish region of Murcia, markets itself as one of the best leisure resorts in the world, and it’s not difficult to see why.
Time honoured trademark tradition, tempered by celebration of the craic.

Travel: Dublin is a must for craicing adventure made for stout hearts

Hi, my name’s Chris, I’m a craic addict.


Big events attract half a million extra visitors to Blackpool in 2017

Half a million more people came to Blackpool last year as a bumper entertainment calender put the resort back on the map – but the main boom is among day trippers.
A big wheel in Liverpool, similar to one proposed for South Pier in 2013

Blackpool ‘missed out’ on South Promenade big wheel

Plans for a big wheel in Newcastle show how Blackpool missed out when it turned down a bid for a wheel on South Promenade, a leading councillor claimed today.

The former Grosvenor hotel

Six-figure investment planned for old Blackpool hotel

Plans have been submitted to Blackpool Council that could see a six-figure sum invested in a rundown former hotel.

A visualisation of the screens

LED screens will provide £300k Illuminations boost

The world-famous Illuminations will get a £300,000 boost when 16 LED screens are installed in central Blackpool.

The Wild Boar Inn

Travel: Wild Boar Inn, Windermere

When choosing a wild weekend away, you can’t go wrong with beer, smoking and guns.
Luxurious afternoon tea at Burj Khalifa.

Travel: Amazing sights and heights in the immaculate jewel of the Middle East

Intrigued was the word I always used when talking about going to Dubai.

150 years of Central Pier: We celebrate the ‘People’s Pier’

It has been one of the jewels in Blackpool’s entertainment crown for well over a century.

Vet John Gilliver from Gillivervet examines Popeye the beach donkey

Blackpool beach donkeys get MOT from Chorley vet

Beach donkeys have passed their health and fitness tests and are ready to trot onto the beach at Blackpool, in time for the summer season.
Abigail Dodd with a Notarianni Ice Cream, where staff have been working flat-out to serve customers their famous treat and, inset, bank holiday crowds enjoy the beach on Sunday

Local businesses make hay while sun shines on Fylde coast

As the temperature tipped 26 degrees Celcius, tourists and residents flocked to Blackpool to make the most of their extra day off. Reporter Michael Holmes spoke to tourism leaders and businesses about the top notch weather and its effect on trade.
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