Burnley travel guru helps HQ to business award

A Burnley travel expert has spurred her parent company on to award-winning success at the 2016 Amazon Growing Business Awards.

Festive fun on the streets of Liverpool

Liverpool at Christmas - a fantastic festive weekend break

When you imagine a city break your brain most likely conjures up the likes of Paris, Rome, Amsterdam or even New York.

Christmas decorations

Where are the best Christmas shops?

From Christmas trees and wreaths to baubles and snow machines - we all like to get in the festive spirit.

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Manchester German Christmas Markets on Albert Square in front of the landmark Town Hall


The glamour of Manchester at Christmas

One ordinary Saturday, 20 years ago, IRA terrorists ignited a bomb in Manchester.

Britain's Got Talent ventriloquist, Steve Hewlett, will feature at the event.

Britain's Got Talent stars set to light up Christmas extravaganza

Two stars from Britain's Got Talent are gearing up to warm the hearts of audiences this Christmas, as the Andy Williams Christmas Extravaganza, featuring The Osmonds and other specials guests, heads to Burnley.
The famous standing stones. Picture by Colin Keldie.

Travel review: Orkney, Scotland

Island life is like whisky – an acquired taste. But being real connoisseurs we took on the challenge with gusto as we felt sure we had a vintage on our hands.

Catherine's Palace St. Petersburg - Russia

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.
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