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What's on and when this weekend at Southport Airshow, and when the Red Arrows are landing in Blackpool

Eyes to the skies this weekend as historical aircraft and fast noisy jets perform thrilling and daring aerobatics over the beach in Southport.

Whats on
'Ave it!

Holland's Pies have come up with the snack of the summer

What do you do if it's a little to hot for your favourite pie tea?
Eating Out
Blackpool Zoo flamingos

LIVE: Watch Blackpool Zoo's newest flamingo hatch

It's all flamingo-go-go in the bird nursery

News
Keeley Atkinson's phone

This Leyland phone is among the worst in the country

With two fifths of people admitting to have cracked their phone screen in the past, it’s no secret that us Brits are clumsy.

News

A colourful red panda has made an adorable debut at Chester Zoo

The one-year-old male, Koda, arrived from a zoo in Cornwall after being chosen as the perfect companion for the zoo’s resident female, Nima.

Environment
No aircraft allowed

Could you travel to The Far East without stepping on a single plane?

Studio Lambert, the award-winning television company behind Gogglebox, are seeking people with a keen sense of adventure to take part in a trans-global race for a cash prize.
Travel
Matt LeBlanc who will leave Top Gear after the next series

Matt LeBlanc to drive away from Top Gear after next series

Matt LeBlanc will leave Top Gear after the next series.

TV and Film
Comedian Mark Grimshaw

You have to laugh: Rail problems gives Blackpool comedian a train of thought

As rail misery continues for Lancashire commuters a video clip of Blackpool comedian Mark Grimshaw having a go at rail operator Northern is going viral on social media.
Offbeat

Ryanair has just made it harder for passengers to check in - unless you pay for your seat

Customers flying with Ryanair will find it harder to check-in for their flights this summer - unless they pay for their seat.
Transport

Narrow escape for marshal in Tour De Yorkshire car crash

A pro-cycling team has apologised after a support car following the Tour de Yorkshire narrowly avoided a marshal as it crashed into street bollards.

Transport
Virgin Trains will sell tickets through Amazon Alexa

Virgin Trains becomes the first travel company in the world to sell tickets through Amazon Alexa

In a global first, Virgin Trains today becomes the first travel operator worldwide to sell tickets through Amazon Alexa.

Business
Rapper Professor Green

Professor Green due for star appearance on Edge Hill University talk panel

Rapper Professor Green, who recently made the acclaimed documentary Working Class White Men, will be ‘in conversation’ on the same subject at a free public event at Edge Hill University.
Education
Husnain Rashid

Lancashire man accused of posting Prince George school details online denies terror charges

An alleged Islamic State (IS) supporter accused of sharing details online of Prince George's school has denied a series of terror offences.

Crime
Prince Louis

Special delivery named after new Royal

As the world watched and waited for the arrival of the royal baby keepers at Blackpool Zoo were heralding their own special delivery – and have named him in honour of the new prince.
Offbeat
Gulliver's World, Warrington

Gulliver's are calling all married couples to Gulliver's World, Warrington

For an exciting new launch of a unique wedding venue, Gulliver's need models.

Offbeat
Police were called

Kirkby couple sentenced for bus shelter sex session

A Kirkby couple who hit the headlines after they were filmed having sex in a bus shelter have been sentenced for outraging public decency.

Crime
The Shyte home page. The name is an acronym for 'seriously helps you to energise"

Canadian chocolatier Shyte goes viral for hilarious name

A Canadian chocolatier has the internet in hysterics after eagle-eyed Scots spotted his very cheeky brand name online.

Offbeat

When do parents in Lancashire find out about primary school places and can I appeal?

Parents in Lancashire will soon be finding out whether their child has been given a place at one of their preferred choices of primary school.
Education
The Red Arrows

When are the Red Arrows flying in Lancashire this year?

Display details have been released for the Red Arrows' 2018 season.
Whats on
Nice try, but police officers were not fooled

Police uncover cannabis factory in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester police were not deterred by this sign in the garden of a house in Prestwich today.

Crime
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