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Places

One of the oldest cinemas in the country – The Palace in Longridge – has a new owner and a new lease of life.

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Art is just one of the many attraction on offer in this busy Lakeland town.

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This pretty coastal town has an irresistible pulling power for people wanting to set up their own business and that’s good news for locals and visitors

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This Lancashire city is transforming itself into a centre for the best food and drink, hospitality and heritage

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Preston

After travelling the world playing crazy golf, garden centre boss Guy Topping has a marvellous new complex complete with curling rink

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Former European Capital of Culture Bergen is a tasty destination, just two hours from Liverpool, writes Vijay Arogyasami.

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Lytham Hall was the spectacular setting for a glittering weekend of steam engines, tractors, cars and family fun.

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Barrowford is one of Lancashire’s most stylish towns but it also has some quirky tales to tell

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The busy West Lancashire village of Parbold scores highly for natural beauty and community spirit

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The two-and-a-half year initiative to preserve the remains of the copper mines.

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Coniston

Books by Lancashire writer Paula Daly are being filmed in the Lakes by the Broadchurch team for a six-part TV drama starring Rochdale’s Anna Friel

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Fact and fiction merge to create a tale of murder and kidnap in a novel based on Rufford Old Hall by National Trust volunteer Margaret Lambert

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Liverpool has always buzzed, even in its darker days, but today it’s booming, and underpinning the resurgence are institutions with roots deep in the Merseyside soil

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Liverpool

Having 10,000 students on the doorstep is helping this West Lancashire town centre to thrive

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In 1972, a hoard of ancient silver coins was discovered in Prestwich. These days, they’re hoping to strike gold with an unbeatable mix of community, creativity and independent shops but for one craftsperson, silver is still the way to go.

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Steps are being taken to bridge the divides that have grown between communities and made Blackburn one of the most segregated towns in the country.

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Blackburn

There is always something surprising in this old Lancashire village which attracts visitors from across the world

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Cartmel

Britain’s biggest independent flower show attracts huge crowds and the admiration of BBC celebrities

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When it was announced The Willow Garden Project in Fleetwood was to be the recipient of BBC North West Garden created for The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Tatton Flower Show, there were cheers all round.

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Meet some of the devilishly successful people who make this glorious Ribble Valley town tick.

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Clitheroe

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