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Travel: Rich history of nation the size of Lancashire

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg may be a little country but it has a lot to offer visitors as Mike Hill discovered
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Amanda and Nick Thompson prepare for the final piece to be placed in the creation of Icon at the Pleasure Beach, back in February

An iconic day in resort's history: Pleasure Beach sets date for first riders of new rollercoaster

Blackpool Pleasure Beach's new £16.25m rollercoaster Icon will open to the public on Friday, May 25 - in time for the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.


7 beer gardens in Preston to enjoy during this week's 'mini heatwave'

With the arrival of some very welcome warm weather, you'll surely want to make the most if it.


Fun times keeping the birds at bay in lovely Wray

with Bob Clare of

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Views from the Coniston Hotel.

Travel: Postcard-perfect Coniston shows off the very best bits of Yorkshire

Sometimes, you just want to get away from it all and jump into an entirely different world.

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Where to visit in Israel.

Travel: 10 great reasons to visit the 'Land of Creation'

Lauded as the Land of Creation, Israel offers the perfect opportunity to follow in our forebears’ sand-blasted footsteps.
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Co-owner Franco Sotgiu in Solita on Winckley Square.

Burger behemoths Solita put Preston restaurant on the market

Burger bar Solita is up for sale less than two years after its initial opening.
The River Ribble outside the Spread Eagle at Sawley

Restaurant review: The Spread Eagle at Sawley near Clitheroe

Nestled next to a soaring stretch of the beautiful  River Ribble, with views stretching a cross the Forest of Bowland, The Spread Eagle at Sawley has earned its reputation as a calming bolt-hole in a stunning corner of our beautiful Lancashire countryside.
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David Capitan, of Fulwood, climbed Machu Pichu with his step dad Sam Worden, 30, grandad David Finch, 58, and family friend Andy Bell, 61, to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Fulwood school boy with Cystic Fibrosis achieves dream with Machu Picchu climb

A school boy has become one of the youngest people with cystic fibrosis to climb Machu Picchu.
Staying Cool apartments at Rotunda.

Travel: Staying cool but you will never go hungry in the UK’s second city

As the Beast from the East swept across the country, I was a little worried about whether we’d actually make it to Birmingham for our hotly-anticipated first city break of the year.
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With Spring finally emerging the opportunity to get outside with your pet for some longer walks is one thats too good to miss.

Five great dog walks in Lancashire

With Spring finally emerging from the frozen fingers of a bitterly cold Winter, the opportunity to get outside with your pet for some longer walks is one that’s too good to miss.
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10 amazing destinations you can fly to in April from Manchester airport for under 50

10 amazing destinations you can fly to in April from Manchester airport for under £50

The weather in the UK is slowly improving, but if you’re bored of the same four walls and perhaps want to venture to somewhere with a warmer climate, then there are a wide variety of last minute trips available this month, all from Manchester airport.
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Brian Moore, of Penwortham, during a previous summit climb

Penwortham grandad to climb Everest Base Camp for Double R Arts

A grandad will be moving ‘out of his comfort zone’ by taking on a 13-day trek in Nepal to raise funds for a performing arts centre.
The picturesque Warwick Castle.

Travel: More to conquer in Warwickshire than poetry and Medieval fortress

Man the ramparts – an order that will surely have filled the defenders of Warwick Castle with dread.

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Ellis Matthews with children in Cambodia

Bamber Bridge woman supports poverty stricken families in Cambodia

After suffering a double tragedy last year, Ellis Matthews decided to start a new chapter in her life. With nothing to lose, the 26-year-old travelled to Cambodia as a volunteer, teaching English. But she has become so appalled at the terrible living conditions of the communities, she has put out a plea on social media to step in and help. Read her story here.
Paddy and wife Christine

Comic enjoys a first break with autistic twins at Fylde holiday park

Paddy McGuinness has urged fellow parents raising children with autism not to give up hope after he “finally conquered a family holiday” on the Fylde coast.

Richard Lowthian of the Ham and Jam coffee shop

Celebrating city’s Dutch connection

An art event will celebrate a milestone anniversary of Preston’s twinning partnership with a European city.
A stroll on the beach.

Travel: There’s so much more to Jersey than its wealth of culinary riches

For a tiny island, Jersey is blessed with a wealth of fantastic culinary delights

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South Lakeland Leisure Village

Pure Leisure hosts special opening weekend for refurbished restaurants

Pure Leisure Group is delighted to announce a revamp for the 2018 season of two of its most popular restaurants at South Lakeland Leisure Village and Fell End Holiday Park.

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A crackdown on additional airline charges has been proposed

Unexpected airline fees could be cut under proposed crackdown

Unexpected fees faced by airline passengers may be reduced under a proposed Government clampdown.

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