Budding Trawden Bloomers receive their prizes

Trawden’s Young Bloomers have received their North West in Bloom awards for helping make the village look picture perfect.

Festive fun on the streets of Liverpool

Liverpool at Christmas - a fantastic festive weekend break

When you imagine a city break your brain most likely conjures up the likes of Paris, Rome, Amsterdam or even New York.

Barton Grange Garden Centre

Lancashire recommends... Christmas shops

Here is a list of the best places to get your festive decorations and trees, as voted by readers.

News 5
Brierfield Action in Community is calling for recipes from around the world. (s)

Call for recipes for world cookbook

This sweet fund-raiser is giving food-lovers the chance to publish their own star-bakes, show-stoppers and delicious masterpieces.

Whats on
Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

A range of pet food has been recalled by its manufacturer following the discovery that the product contains salmonella.

Cheers! A dram of whisky to toast the festive season

20 best spirits and liqueurs for Christmas

With the nights fair drawing in and the festive season upon us, it’s the season to settle down by the fireside and forget the cold night outside.
Whats on
Christmas decorations

Where are the best Christmas shops?

From Christmas trees and wreaths to baubles and snow machines - we all like to get in the festive spirit.

News 2

Lancashire recommends...cocktail bars

Readers have voted - here are the results of our poll for the best cocktail bars in Lancashire.

Getting the garnish right can make the difference between a 'good' or a great gin and tonic

How to perfect the art of gin drinking

Having been called everything from ‘Mothers Ruin’ to ‘Kill Grief’ and ‘Poverty’, you’d be forgiven for thinking gin would have retreated to the shadows of dingy bar shelves a long time ago.

Whats on
Arts and Crafts fair at Kelbrook and Sough Village Hall.  Pictured is Julie Clitheroe from Glass Jules.

Village fair’s cracking crafts

Kelbrook’s annual two day arts and crafts fair has once again been hailed as a huge success as a four figure sum was raised for the village hall.


Where are the best cocktail bars?

Are you a martini drinker, or do you fancy a fruity tequila sunrise?
News 2
Members of the Pendle Forest Model Railway Society at the exhibition (s)

Exhibition of trains is a model event

A marvellous time was had by all who climbed aboard Pendle Forest Model Railway Society’s annual exhibition.

Lilac Tree, Walton-le-Dale

Lancashire recommends.... gift shops

Here is a list of top gift shops across Lancashire, as voted by readers and editorial staff
Mathematicians believe they can create the perfect cup of coffee

The secret to the perfect cup of coffee?

Mathematicians are a step closer to answering one of life’s biggest questions - how to make the perfect cup of coffee.

Whats on 2
Art gadgets: 3,2,1 Draw, Scribble Scramble and Doodle Delirium

Art gadgets: 3,2,1 Draw, Scribble Scramble and Doodle Delirium

Games are an essential part of Christmas and what better way to avoid Grandad’s plea for charades than to try out Crayola’s latest inventions.

Harry Potter POP! Vinyl figure

Great stocking filler ideas

A great way to keep the children happy at Christmas and not spend a fortune at the same time is the old fashioned stocking filler.
Gift shop

Where are the best gift shops?

With Christmas around the corner, we all need a little inspiration.

News 1
Alfie's Butty Shop

Lancashire recommends... sandwich shops

Online readers have voted. Here is a list of the top five sandwich shops.
News 7
Christmas gift ideas for your children

Christmas gift ideas for your children

As your children get older it gets harder to try and think of something quirky but fun to buy them for Christmas without breaking the bank.
Load more