Places

There’s plenty to smile about in Lytham and St Annes where even a tough summer for the beaches could have a silver lining.

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Lytham

Holker Hall at Cark-in-Cartmel has acres of grounds to explore with your four-legged friends

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It’s been a frustrating year for the new Queen’s Guide to the Sands who hasn’t been able to lead any walks, but has spent plenty of time in Morecambe Bay.

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Morecambe

Miss Whalley’s Field was left to the people of Lancaster after World War One

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Spearheaded by KLF and Liverpool Arts Lab, this may be one of the most unusual ways for the deceased to be remembered in the UK

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Should off-road vehicles be allowed to access peaceful parts of the Lake District?

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Once one of the UK’s largest slave ports, Lancaster is now reflecting on its past and considering how to recognise its black heritage.

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Lancaster

Shops, businesses and attractions across Lancashire and the Lake District have adapted and evolved during the Covid crisis and many are now open again to support their communities. There has never been a better time to show your love for your local businesses.

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Celebrating some of the people who make Ramsbottom such a thriving and pleasant place to live and visit.

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Reasons to visit the town include a Harry Potter-themed cafe and a music shop with six rooms of glorious boutique guitars

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Ormskirk

Joanna Whittaker decided ‘grow your own’ was the best policy for her blossoming new business

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Academics in Bolton have analysed the results of a 1930s study into happiness in the town. Here they reveal their findings.

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Bolton

We are often told Britain has lost its creative edge but there are plenty of people working hard to prove the naysayers wrong.

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Preston

A young Rochdale player has launched his own range of stylish streetwear.

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Judith Coyle’s personal celebration of resurgent Morecambe, a town that’s got a lot going on

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Morecambe

New fish passes mean salmon and trout can reach parts of our rivers they’ve not visited for centuries

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There are green shoots of recovery and bold plans to help make Southport a success for years to come.

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Southport

The Peel Bank Woodland and Conservation Trust is working to plant more trees at sites across Lancashire

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Events to mark two notable anniversaries in the Lake District this year had to be shelved but the cancellations led to innovative and creative celebrations.

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