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Travel: Rich history of nation the size of Lancashire

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg may be a little country but it has a lot to offer visitors as Mike Hill discovered
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Amanda and Nick Thompson prepare for the final piece to be placed in the creation of Icon at the Pleasure Beach, back in February

An iconic day in resort's history: Pleasure Beach sets date for first riders of new rollercoaster

Blackpool Pleasure Beach's new £16.25m rollercoaster Icon will open to the public on Friday, May 25 - in time for the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.

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Where to visit in Israel.

Travel: 10 great reasons to visit the 'Land of Creation'

Lauded as the Land of Creation, Israel offers the perfect opportunity to follow in our forebears’ sand-blasted footsteps.
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The River Ribble outside the Spread Eagle at Sawley

Restaurant review: The Spread Eagle at Sawley near Clitheroe

Nestled next to a soaring stretch of the beautiful  River Ribble, with views stretching a cross the Forest of Bowland, The Spread Eagle at Sawley has earned its reputation as a calming bolt-hole in a stunning corner of our beautiful Lancashire countryside.
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Staying Cool apartments at Rotunda.

Travel: Staying cool but you will never go hungry in the UK’s second city

As the Beast from the East swept across the country, I was a little worried about whether we’d actually make it to Birmingham for our hotly-anticipated first city break of the year.
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Chris Hudson and Louise Wallace had their wedding vows blessed in the Blackpool Tower Dungeon

Friday 13 is a nice day for a fright wedding

It is considered by most an unlucky day – but for one Fylde couple Friday 13 is destined to be one of the most memorable of their lives.

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With Spring finally emerging the opportunity to get outside with your pet for some longer walks is one thats too good to miss.

Five great dog walks in Lancashire

With Spring finally emerging from the frozen fingers of a bitterly cold Winter, the opportunity to get outside with your pet for some longer walks is one that’s too good to miss.
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10 amazing destinations you can fly to in April from Manchester airport for under 50

10 amazing destinations you can fly to in April from Manchester airport for under £50

The weather in the UK is slowly improving, but if you’re bored of the same four walls and perhaps want to venture to somewhere with a warmer climate, then there are a wide variety of last minute trips available this month, all from Manchester airport.
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The picturesque Warwick Castle.

Travel: More to conquer in Warwickshire than poetry and Medieval fortress

Man the ramparts – an order that will surely have filled the defenders of Warwick Castle with dread.

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Paddy and wife Christine

Comic enjoys a first break with autistic twins at Fylde holiday park

Paddy McGuinness has urged fellow parents raising children with autism not to give up hope after he “finally conquered a family holiday” on the Fylde coast.

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Mercure Abbots Well Hotel

Travel: Explore the historic city of Chester from the conveniently located Mercure Abbots Well

During our travels over the years, we have managed to successfully negotiate subway systems in major cities across the world.

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A stroll on the beach.

Travel: There’s so much more to Jersey than its wealth of culinary riches

For a tiny island, Jersey is blessed with a wealth of fantastic culinary delights

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A crackdown on additional airline charges has been proposed

Unexpected airline fees could be cut under proposed crackdown

Unexpected fees faced by airline passengers may be reduced under a proposed Government clampdown.

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Belem Tower.

Travel: Five-star luxury retreat in a city rich with history and culture...

While being pampered in Lisbon’s Corinthia Hotel spa, masseuse Christina said I didn’t look old enough to have four grandchildren.
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Shibden Mill Inn

Travel: A magical snowy escape to Shibden Mill Inn, West Yorkshire

Tucked away down a winding road amid the beautiful hills of a West Yorkshire valley lies the Shibden Mill Inn.
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"This will be Blackpool's greatest season ever!"

Any other seaside resort would be proud to shout about a single new attraction at the start of the tourist season.
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New Blackpool Pleasure Beach rollercoaster Icon powers up for the first time

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has unveiled the rollercoaster carriage for its new ride Icon, as the ride hits the track for the very first time.

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Dan Farnworth

Two Lancashire residents awarded Churchill Fellowships to do research abroad

Lancashire paramedic Dan is jetting off to one of America’s most dangerous prisons to research how people in stressfull and dangerous jobs manage to cope with the demands of their work. NATALIE WALKER finds out more

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The Golfe du Morbihan.

Travel: Hidden gems in untapped region of France that’s ripe for exploring

There are still surprisingly hidden gems just a short ferry trip to France away which, as yet, remain relatively undiscovered.

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The Club La Santa leisure pool.

Travel: Help top up your fitness levels with a getaway in the heat of Lanzarote

For thousands of British holidaymakers, a trip to the Canary Islands in winter or early spring is a chance to escape to the sunshine, put their feet up with a paperback and a pint, occasionally cooling off in the hotel swimming pool.
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