Travel review: Best of both worlds

We had almost decided on a city holiday to Sweden and Denmark when we saw a Fred Olsen cruise which included those 2 countries, plus the bonus of Baltic Sea countries Estonia, Latvia and Russia - with St Petersburg as the highlight. The itinerary immediately appealed, and with the help and knowledge from the tour staff, we booked a series of excursions well within our budget, proving to be an invaluable decision.
Five taxi journeys a week will be put on for residents

‘Free’ taxi travel for stranded Sabden residents

A Ribble Valley housing association has donated £1,000 to help residents in Sabden get in and out of the village.
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Carlisle Castle. Photo courtesy of English Heritage

Travel review: The Lake District

It is amazing how dismissive young children can be of nostalgia. Mention old-fashioned stories and jobs of yester-year and the response (in our household anyway!) is usually – BORING!
Matador Freerain 24 rucksack

Travel review: Matador Freerain 24 rucksack

We all pack too much when we head out for an adventure. And we spend the rest of the day regretting it.

Fireworks championships

Top 10 things to do in Lancashire at the weekend

Here is a list of exciting events coming up this weekend.
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Would you trust this man?

Used car dealers Britain’s least-trusted profession

The British public trust second-hand car sellers even less than bankers and estate agents.
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Reminder about school travel arrangements

Reminder about school travel arrangements

Parents are being reminded that it is not too early to start thinking about school travel arrangements for the next academic year.

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(Left to right) Lucy Huxley, editor in chief at the Travel Weekly Group, Colin Wilson from All Leisure Holidays, Eddie Starkie, managing director at Althams Travel and host Stephen Mulhern.

Travel agency lands another award

An established, independent travel agency is flying high after scooping a prestigious award for the fourth consecutive year.

Kate Middleton

Americans flock to the UK thanks to Kate Middleton and Fish & Chips

As the pound continues to go in the dollars favour 42% of Americans say they are more likely to visit the UK for a holiday, according to new data* from™.

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Tynemouth Castle and Priory

Travel review: North East of England

It was the battle of the conservationists. In the red corner English Heritage proudly prepared its frontlines ready for the onslaught of the mighty National Trust limbering up in the purple corner.
One of the distillery's sills

Review: The Lakes Distillery and Bistro

When the sun is shining fiercely in the Lake District, there are few reasons for wanting to remain indoors. The Lakes Distillery is one.

The Pheasant

Review: The Pheasant in the Lake District

Hikes up rugged fells for majestic views revered the world over. Most are well-versed in the Lake District’s unrivalled beauty.
The Red Arrows in Blackpool

Blackpool Airshow: Line-up and timings

Planning on heading to Blackpool to watch the airshow at the weekend?
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110,000 holiday bookings at risk as low cost travel firm goes bust

110,000 holiday bookings at risk as low cost travel firm goes bust

A cut-price travel firm has gone into administration - putting more than 100,000 holiday bookings with the firm at risk.
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The Giant's Causeway

Travel review: Ballygally, County Antrim

There was certainly a whiff of magic and mystic in the air when we buttoned up our waterproofs and prepared to follow in the footsteps of the mythical giant Finn McCool.

The rear of the The Macdonald Old England Hotel and Spa at night

Travel review: The Lake District and The World of Beatrix Potter

As we stood watching the bunny clock hop, skip and jump its way round to strike the hour – we travelled back over a 100 years to when Beatrix Potter’s first gem was revealed to the world.

Hotel Edison.

REVIEW: Hotel Edison, New York City

It can be difficult to catch your breath while visiting New York.
Cycling in the Lake District by Richard Barrett

Book review: Cycling in the Lake District by Richard Barrett

Cycling seems to be one of the most popular sports around these days.

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