New BBC TV show shines the spotlight on the Lake District, one of the jewels of the north west

A new TV series aims to introduce one of the north west's most popular beauty spots to a new generation.

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VOTE: Where are the best children's play parks in Lancashire?

Finding a play park to keep the young ones entertained is one step closer to a quieter life.
Train disruptions announced across Lancashire today

Train disruptions announced across Lancashire today

Hundreds of trains across the North West have been cancelled today due to staff shortages.

Fleetwood to Knott End ferry crossing the estuary in 1961

Memories of life on the Fleetwood to Knott End ferry

Author Angela Norris has gathered the memories of travellers who relied on Lancashire’s best loved ferry to get to school or work during the 1940s, 50s and 60s, for a compilation of colourful tales. Here she tells some of their stories

The former fishing tackle shop which residents don't want to be converted to a micropub

Residents in a froth over new micropub

Bitter opposition could see a new micropub blocked by councillors next week - while another on the same road is given the thumbs up.

Gill Kelly (Managing Director of M&Y Maintenance and Construction) and Fiona Coventry (Managing Director of Redwing Living) cut the ribbon of ther new development at Bluebrook in Hambleton

New housing development in Hambleton is open

Key figures from the Hambleton community were invited to the opening of a new housing development.
Engelbert Humperdinck "as the fans never see him" backstage in his dressing room in 1968 for a Gazette feature

Summer of romance as Hump tops the bill

The summer of 68 was a summer of romance for ladies of all ages, who swooned at the mere thought of the star of the Blackpool ABC Theatre’s summer show.
Holiday club

School holiday clubs in Lancashire 2018

Still looking for holiday clubs to occupy your children over the six-week break? Try these:

WATCH: Preston Trick Dogs paving the way for the UK in the global K9 Frisbee Toss and Fetch championships

It may amuse some dog owners to know that while they are throwing a frisbee to their dog, they could actually be competing in an exclusive sport, with a world-wide league.


Lancashire recommends... the best places for an ice cream

It is still hot enough to treat yourself to an ice cream.

The Cow Shed in Liverpool Road, Penwortham

Ice cream cafe to turn up heat

Forget the heatwave . . . an ice cream parlour has applied to sell hot food when the cornet trade melts away in the long winter months.

Ice cream

VOTE: Where is the best place for an ice cream in Lancashire?

The sun is blazing - the perfect time for an ice cream.

Sam Haines at Fortitude Fitness

Have a weightlifting

The variety of weightlifting disciplines mean this is a sport for anyone to take part in

Addictive TV - aka Graham Daniels and Mark Vidler

Addictive TV ready to blow your mind

Preston has pulled off a coup by snapping up a gig by Addictive TV which music critics say is likely to be “mind-blowing.”

Rosemere Cancer Foundations Dan Hill, supporters David Bristol, John Hacking and Maria Adamson with Dr Jeyaram and Mrs Krishna Srinivasan on a training trek to Darwen Tower

Anyone want to trek along the Great Wall of China for Rosemere?

Adventurous trekkers are invited to walk along the Great Wall of China for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Blackpool Wake Park

Top five outdoor activities in Lancashire to enjoy during a heatwave

You don't want to be stuck indoors in this weather.

Catherine Smith of Trust House and Lee Pritchard, BNI Diamond chapter president, director of Preston-based Clear Sky ADR

BNI Lancashire raise thousands at charity ball for Trust House Lancashire

A Preston business group has raised more than £14,800 in support of Trust House Lancashire with a charity ball.

Fence, Burnley

Lancashire recommends... the best beer gardens during a heatwave

There will be plenty of people wanting a beer garden this weekend

Avenham Park, Preston

Top five picnic spots in Lancashire to enjoy during the heatwave

The weather is scorching hot - perfect for a picnic.
James Martin 'On the road again' at Preston Guild Hall.

Chef James Martin brings new live show to Preston

Superstar chef James Martin will be returning to theatres this October following the huge success of his 2016 tour.

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