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Travel: Enjoy a hotel stay steeped in 400 years of history at Elphinstone

Just off the foot of the High Street, at the bottom of an assuming road leading to the town park, a surprise lies in store for the curious visitor with an interest in Scottish history.

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The number of couples getting married abroad rose by 14% in the past year.

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.

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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.

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Glendower Hotel

The best dog-friendly hotels in Lancashire

Dogs deserve a holiday too.
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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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Dogs in hotels

Where are the best dog friendly hotels in Lancashire?

If you feel like a night away in another Lancashire area but don't want to leave your dog at home, there are plenty of hotels who will invite them as guests too.

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Easter 2018.

Do you know when Easter is? What date is Easter Sunday 2018? When is Lent?

One of the happiest holidays of the year is Easter, here's what you need to know about it.
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Back To The Old Pool at Blackpool Tower Festival Headland in 2017 paved the way for the new three-day Blackpool Festival featuring top names from the dance and house music world

Superstar DJs set to play packed Blackpool Festival weekend

A jam-packed line-up of superstar DJs has been revealed for Blackpool’s latest addition to the festival scene.

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Art Noveau Stairs in the Stadtpark.

Travel: Vienna - the cool capital suited for all ages, budgets and varied tastes

It is a burgeoning city with sights-a-plenty, slick public transport and a culture and music scene that’s surely among the world’s best.

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Gorilla baby Makari steps out from mum's shadow

He’s got a cheeky grin and big brown eyes to melt the hardest of hearts, Blackpool Zoo’s tiny new gorilla Makari is starting to take his first steps into the wider world as he turns five months old.
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Spa at Stanley House

The best spa breaks in Lancashire

From thermal experiences to relaxing facials, readers have chosen the best spa breaks in Lancashire.

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Long Ashes Park.

Travel: Enjoy living a life of luxury - just for the weekend - in Yorkshire Dales

The sun rose slowly over the North Yorkshire moors as we looked out of the windows of our luxury lodge.
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Guide dogs' event called off

Guide dogs’ festival cancelled over Blackpool transport troubles

Organisers of the Guide Dogs’ International Festival of Working and Assistance Dogs - due to take place this weekend - have cancelled the event.

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Pixie Lott at Slimefest in 2017 at Blackpool Pleasure Beach Arena

Nickelodeon's Slimefest fun set to slide back to Blackpool

Blackpool Pleasure Beach will once more host pop and TV stars for the music and mayhem of Nickelodeon’s Slimefest.
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spa

Where are the best spa breaks in Lancashire?

Is it time to rewind?

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Passport applications will cost more in the post than online for the first time under Government proposals.

Passport fees hike set to make postal applications more expensive than online

Passport applications will cost more in the post than online for the first time under Government proposals.

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Holidaymakers are being offered the chance to reserve sunbeds without the daily dash to put a towel down

Bid to end sunbed race for holidaymakers

Holidaymakers are being offered the chance to reserve sunbeds without the daily dash to put a towel down.

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Travel: Low Wood Bay Resort and Spa, Ambleside

Travel: Low Wood Bay Resort and Spa, Ambleside

How on earth do you choose a hotel in the Lake District?

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Work on the platform at Kirkham station

Blackpool rail route reopens but electrification work hits problems

Dodgy ground conditions look set to delay the start of  electric trains running on the line between Preston and Manchester, which could have a knock on effect for Blackpool passengers.

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Monastir Beach, in the Sahel area.

Travel: Tunisia is back on the tourist map and well worth a visit during 2018

Tunisian tourist chiefs breathed a collective sigh of relief when one of Britain’s favourite holiday resorts was taken off the “Don’t Go” list late last year.

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