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LISTINGS: Your 2018 summer guide to what's on in Lancashire - including festivals, shows, gigs and places to stay

Lancashire is heating up for a sensational summer with an array of festivals, shows and gigs in the line-up.
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Resurfacing work taking place. Photo: Stephanie Robinson.

Government announces £100m funding boost for Lancashire's road

A multi-million pound makeover fund is being injected into the North West’s highways network.
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The Wild Boar Inn

Travel: Wild Boar Inn, Windermere

When choosing a wild weekend away, you can’t go wrong with beer, smoking and guns.
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WATCH: Places to go canal boating in Lancashire

Hiring a narrowboat to drive along the canal
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REVIEW: Blackpool - something for everyone, come rain or shine!

For this single mum and teenage daughter, the opportunity to spend some quality time together is few and far between, so when we were offered the chance of a weekend break to Blackpool we jumped at it, and it was non-stop laughter and fun from start to finish.

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Greek food

The best Greek restaurants in Lancashire

If you are after a taste of the Greek Meditereanean, why not try these places?

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Vianden Castle in the Ardennes region of Luxembourg

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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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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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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Darren Hunt on the restored Morecambe bus. Picture: Lorne Campbell.

Vintage Morecambe bus to go back on the road after refit

A vintage Morecambe bus has been lovingly restored and will be on display at a special event in the resort next month.

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Shibden Mill Inn

Travel: A magical snowy escape to Shibden Mill Inn, West Yorkshire

Tucked away down a winding road amid the beautiful hills of a West Yorkshire valley lies the Shibden Mill Inn.
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Dan Farnworth

Two Lancashire residents awarded Churchill Fellowships to do research abroad

Lancashire paramedic Dan is jetting off to one of America’s most dangerous prisons to research how people in stressfull and dangerous jobs manage to cope with the demands of their work. NATALIE WALKER finds out more

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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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Travel: Low Wood Bay Resort and Spa, Ambleside

Travel: Low Wood Bay Resort and Spa, Ambleside

How on earth do you choose a hotel in the Lake District?

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Calm the nerves with a pre-flight pint?

That pre-flight pint at the airport might be a thing of the past

You know the feeling...
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Travel review: Queens Head Hotel, Troutbeck

The Lake District is one of my favourite places to visit in the UK, so when I was offered the chance to stay at the Queens Head Hotel in Troutbeck, near Windermere, for the night, I jumped at the opportunity.
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Tango dancers in Buenos Aires

These 7 holiday destinations should be on your wishlist for 2018

A new year promises fresh horizons, so start planning your travel calendar now, says Sarah Marshall.

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UK tourists will have 14% more travel cash in the Dominican Republic

Cheap sunshine deals available after recovery in Sterling

Holidaymakers booking a new year winter sun trip could grab a bargain due to the strengthening of the pound, according to new research.

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The New Year's eve firework celebrations in central London

Girl power to rock the show at London's New Year's Eve firework display

London's New Year's Eve firework display will feature a soundtrack dominated by female artists to mark the centenary of women being granted the vote.

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Venice, Santorini, Barcelona and Palma are suffering from 'over tourism'

Blue Planet II prompting travellers to explore alternative holidays

TV show Blue Planet II is expected to lead to a spike in demand for sustainable and alternative holidays in 2018, the boss of travel trade organisation Abta has said.

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