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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.


Back to brewing at Wigan beer facility

A storied Wigan building associated with brewing is once more the home of real ale production thanks to a hometown businessman.

Eating healthily is the key to losing weight, exercising on top of that will reap even more rewards

Health and fitness ‘facts’ that aren’t true

Our fitness expert The Colonel gives some top tips on eating right...

Young evacuees from London were sent around the country to avoid the bombings

Evacuee in Wigan learned to love lobscowse

Our top columnist Geoffrey Shryhane takes a look at a more happy aspect of World War Two...

Dancing duo Lillie Cairns, nine, and Saffron Taylor, seven, right

It’s double delight for young dancers

Two twinkle-toed young dance stars from Wigan are aiming high after being accepted onto a top talent scheme.

Singer Jason Butler

Singers record a tune to help tackle children’s poverty

A Wigan singer has performed alongside over 30 other artists for a new song which will help tackle child poverty.

Gareth Winnard, Antony Winnard, John Winnard and Tony Callaghan

World famous Uncle Joe's launches Mint Ball gin

The tipple of the moment combined with Wigan’s most famous confectionary is proving a massive hit.

The Golfe du Morbihan.

Travel: Hidden gems in untapped region of France that’s ripe for exploring

There are still surprisingly hidden gems just a short ferry trip to France away which, as yet, remain relatively undiscovered.

Ken Dodd and Geoffrey Shryhane

Ken Dodd's link with Wigan that helped launch his career

Our top columnist, Geoffrey Shryhane, reveals his fond memories of a comedic legend...
Running with a friend can help keep you motivated

Motivational methods to keep going and achieve your fitness goals

Our fitness expert, The Colonel, gives some tips to help keep you motivated...


Cat show was just purr-fect

The annual Lancashire Cat Show took place over the weekend, with an amazing array of four-legged furry friends.
Fireman John Fletcher, left, and driver Clifford Nelson relaxing on the rails outside Morecambe during a delay in services

Riding on Lancashire's last steam trains

John Fletcher was one of the last railwaymen of the steam era in Lancashire. His new autobiography charts what life was like on the footplate, riding the rails of the Red Rose county

Feature: Getting to the root of green renaissance

Feature: Getting to the root of green renaissance

The old Ashton Baths

Mine workings killed off new baths in Ashton

Our columnist, Geoffrey Shryhane, looks back in time at a swimming pool's untimely demise in his weekly column, My World...

Its time to hit the road with warmer weather on the horizon

Get running ready after the winter lull

Our fitness expert, The Colonel, takes a look at how to bounce back after a quiet winter...

The Club La Santa leisure pool.

Travel: Help top up your fitness levels with a getaway in the heat of Lanzarote

For thousands of British holidaymakers, a trip to the Canary Islands in winter or early spring is a chance to escape to the sunshine, put their feet up with a paperback and a pint, occasionally cooling off in the hotel swimming pool.
Outside the MGM National Harbor.

Travel: Rolling the dice for a taste of Las Vegas lifestyle in National Harbor

It’s not every day you get to shake hands with the President of the United States.
KFC may have been closed but there are plenty of other sources of protein available

Serving up other protein options than KFC

Our fitness expert, The Colonel, finds some tasty alternatives to KFC...


Lancashire's worst civilian air crash

It is 60 years since 35 people were killed in the worst aviation accident in Lancashire since the Second World War. Mike Hill reports


RETRO GALLERY: The last days of Central Park

It’s hard to believe it has been 18 years since Wigan fans made their final pilgrimage to Central Park to watch their side in action.

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