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.

IN PICTURES: Lionel Richie at Leigh Sports Village

Thousands of people descended on Leigh Sports Village at the weekend to watch a sensational gig by Lionel Richie.

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.

VIDEO: A masterclass in the art of the summer barbecue

When the sun appears, you can guarantee many a barbecue will be dusted down from the shed and the fridge will stocked up with sausages and burgers.
National Garden Scheme

Beautiful Lancashire gardens available to view via National Garden Scheme

People love a good nosey around someone else’s garden to see how they form their perennials and now is the perfect chance to snoop.
The Calendar Girls as they are now

Calendar Girls photographer: We’re going to need bigger buns

Our top columnist Geoffrey Shryhane reminisces with the original Calendar Girls...

Bickershaw Festival was so muddy it was more reminiscent of the Somme

When snazzy clothing and big haircuts were all the rage in Leigh

Local historian Alf Ridyard in his column Tash Tales has a cringe when he takes a look back at fashion from yesteryear...


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.

Are you old enough to have had a basin cut during your youth?

When basin cuts were all the rage in Leigh

Local historian Alf Ridyard looks at the history of haircuts in Leigh in his weekly column, Tash Tales...

Firefighters from Atherton Community Fire Station along with colleagues at Hindley station

Fun in the sun at charity car wash

Firefighters made the most of the sunny weather by holding a charity car wash.

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
This photograph illustrates the popularity of table tennis in 1948

Sport gave post-war life in Leigh a much-needed boost

Local historian Alf Ridyard looks at how the Leigh community bounced back after World War Two...

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.

IN PICTURES: 17 cars from British Leyland’s 50 year history

British Leyland dominated the domestic motoring scene making some of the most famous names on the nation’s roads during the 1970s and 1980s.

Chicago White Sox vs New York Giants in 1924 at Goodison Park

Baseball’s links with rugby league around Leigh

Local historian Alf Ridyard takes a look at an American sport's surprising connections with local RL and football teams...

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.
Lionel Richie

Former boy band star to join Lionel Richie at Leigh Sports Village

Megastar Lionel Richie will be joined by a well-known singer when he performs in the borough.

Fortnite Battle Royale

Fortnite Battle Royale - Why a computer game has turned into an obsession for Lancashire kids

Are you a parent whose child has been glued to their computer screen for hours on end?

The sugar tax will affect the cost of soft drinks

Five things to know about sugar tax on soft drinks

As the sugar tax levy comes into force today, we look at what this will mean for the regions consumers.

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