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The historic Barceló Blackpool Imperial, the most famous hotel in the resort, occupies a prime location on the seafront, and now you could win a luxury break for two with our simple competition.
This month, put a spring in your step with our action-packed guide to dazzling days away and introduce you to a life-changing book. All this plus a few Easter eggs on the way...
No spare cash to dine out? A few cookery lessons could help you discover skills you never knew you had, says Aileen Scoular.
The cheering of punters, the thundering of hooves, the hustle of the bookies...it has to be horse racing the so-called sport of kings.
Preston is often pigeon-holed as the gateway to Lancashire, implying you pass through it on the way to somewhere more appealing. But the former textile town, now a city, has plenty more to offer.
From black hornbills to horned helmets, Jon Newcombe reveals that you needn't spend a fortune for a fun day Out when there are so many things to see and do for free.
From Queen Victoria to Mark Ronson via The Beatles, brass bands have come a long way since their birth 150 years ago, as Gemma Exley finds.
The star of West End show Oliver! and winner of I'd Do Anything reveals why she loves coming back to Blackpool...
There's nothing canned about the laughter at the Liverpool Comedy Festival, says Jon Newcombe, as organisers of this year's extravaganza busily prepare another joke-packed spectacular.
With Obamamania spreading fast, all eyes are on America. To see what all the fuss is about, a trip to the United States' founding city could be the answer, reports Catherine Quinn.