Travel: Lossit Cottage, Islay, Scotland

"On a clear day you can see Northern Ireland from Islay."
Morecambe Sailing Club.

Travel: Morecambe on comeback trail to reclaim title as ‘Naples of North’

There was a time when Morecambe was known as the Naples of the North.

The Nimes Roman ampitheatre

TRAVEL: Underground and overground in beautiful southern France

Smell. Taste. Think.
Worlds Travel Risks Mapped

Where is it safe to go on holiday abroad?

The past year has been tumultuous, with terror attacks taking place in Turkey, Manchester, London and Barcelona.

Blackpool South beach has retained its 'excellent' water quality rating while all others on the Fylde coast were named 'good'

Blackpool's blue flag looks safe as water quality on Fylde coast beaches gets seal of approval

The sea off the Fylde coast is cleaner than ever, it has been revealed.

The units including Gaietys karaoke bar are set to be refurbished

Blackpool seafront buildings set for big makeover

Proposals have been revealed to redevelop a block of properties in the heart of Blackpool’s seafront.

Leeds Town Hall

Culture, craft beers and celestial bars? It's all possible on a weekend break in Leeds

Liz Ryan is wowed by the northern city's rise in popularity - but is relieved to find the people are still down to earth.

Picturesque views of Boston.

Travel: Boston – home of ball games, seafood and lots of boiled treats!

There are three things that I love about Boston and Massachusetts – the sport, the history and the food.

Sharon Taylor appears in Bargain Loving Brits In Blackpool

Show cooks up an honest take on resort

Business owners and performers have welcomed the new TV series Bargain Loving Brits In Blackpool as an honest representation of the resort.

TV and Film
Isle of Eriska Hotel frontage.

Travel: Tasty cuisine amid glorious scenery served up on the little Isle of Eriska

Natalie Walker and her family enjoy five-star Michelin dining in picturesque surroundings at this Scottish Baronial style mansion

The sun rises over Uluru, Australia

Climbing to be banned on sacred Australian rock formation Uluru

Climbing the dramatic rock formation Uluru will be banned in two years after declining as visitors to the Australian landmark increasingly recognise its sacredness to indigenous people.


Your spooky pictures are a Halloween treat

There was some ‘spooktacular’ fun across the Fylde coast as folk marked Halloween by carving pumpkins and dressing up as witches and wizards.

Ariana Grande's restyled waxwork at Madame Tussauds

Seasonal restyling for Ariana Grande waxwork

Kids will go free for Halloween at Promenade attraction Madame Tussauds tomorrow - if they visit in seasonally spooky costumes.

Manchester Airport

BREAKING: Armed police swoop at Manchester airport

Armed police are understood to have arrested a man today as he waited to board a flight at Manchester Airport.
Stunning St Ninians Isle. Photo by Yolanda Bruce.

Travel review: Shetland, Scotland

Small is certainly beautiful in Shetland. The famous ponies are tiny and sturdy as are the sheep.

An aerial view of the park.

Travel: Caravanning in style

Rob Hollingworth and his family take in the history, heritage and tranquility amid a backdrop of stunning hills and countryside

Customers should arrive at airports earlier than normal

UK passengers face enhanced security measures on US-bound flights

UK passengers flying to the US face enhanced security measures from Thursday.


The Lakes lead the way in luxury winter breaks

If you're after a winter warmer then look no further than a luxurious getaway cocooned in the Cumbrian countryside of the Lake District.
Cocoon Travel Blanket

Gear review: First Ascent travel aids

Travel is fun and broadens the mind. But you have to be comfortable to enjoy it or all the fun just disappears!


Travel: Why you should pay Helsinki a visit...

Helsinki’s 18th century sea fortress is built upon six islands – Kustaanmiekka, Susisaari, Iso-Mustasaari, Pikku-Mustasaari, Länsi-Mustasaari and Långören

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