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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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Here are some tips on where to eat from those with taste

Where do Lancashire's top chefs eat? Tips from those with taste

Long gone are the bad old days of Lancashire grub being synonymous with stodgy stews and bargain basement pies.

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Glendower Hotel

The best dog-friendly hotels in Lancashire

Dogs deserve a holiday too.
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Table Mountain and colourful houses.

Travel: An enthralling African adventure that will live long in the memory

The first film I saw in cinemascope as a young boy was called Shaka.

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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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Justyn Lambert who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for Rainbow House

Business director cimbs Mount Kilimajaro for Rainbow House in Mawdesley

A thrill seeker raised more than £4,000 for a conductive education centre which supports children with disabilities.

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REVEALED: Preston's top 10 ‘romantic restaurants’ for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner (Wednesday February 14) we thought we would take a look at romantic restaurants in and around Preston.

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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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The bar at Mundos Street Kitchen in the Level complex.

RESTAURANT REVIEW: The Guild Hall's new leisure complex seems Levels above its fast food rivals

Whether it’s the soon-to-be grand opening of the state-of-the-art Preston Market Hall, or the looming plans to install the city’s avant-garde first tram network, a lot of exciting things are happening in Preston at the moment.

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The view from the Airds

A great taste of the high life in Scotland

The Scottish Highlands are always a draw for visitors and in the late autumn/early winter the changing colours are spectacular.

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Rebecca Cliffe, sloth biologist, holding sloth wearing sloth backpack while traveling in boat to release site  at Aviarios Sloth Sanctuary, Costa Rica

Dr Rebecca Cliffe of Penwortham reveals all about working in the jungle in her book Sloths: Life in the Slow Lane

Zoologist Dr Rebecca Cliffe has had mouldy hair and been stranded on a desert island for three days. But she won’t give up working in the jungle and looking after what has fast become her favourite animals - sloths.

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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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REVIEW: Chameleon, Broughton This Chameleon really shouldn’t hide itself away as it’s most tasty

REVIEW: Chameleon, Broughton This Chameleon really shouldn’t hide itself away as it’s most tasty

I was definitely interested when I came to hear about a new cocktail, coffee bar, restaurant setting up in Broughton. When someone mentioned there would be a breakfast menu and specialist coffee I was all ears -so I had eagerly awaited the opening of Chameleon in autumn of last year.

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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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