Rivington Pike is starring in Hollywood film

CHORLEY’S Rivington Pike and surrounding landscape is currently starring in the Hollywood film, A Monster Calls, which is out in cinemas now. The film, which...

Keepers celebrate “the best Christmas gift” as rare giraffe calf is born on Boxing...

A rare Rothschild’s giraffe calf born on Boxing Day at Chester Zoo has been described by keepers as “the best Christmas gift.”  The six-feet-tall youngster,...

Blackburn crowned best high street in Britain

More than 500,000 votes were cast in the third annual Great British High Street Awards and Blackburn scored well enough to take home the...

Digital archive project to unlock hidden treasures of Liverpool’s oldest building

My Bluecoat is an extraordinary digital project that will highlight, share and celebrate the history of Bluecoat on the occasion of its 300th anniversary...

Chester Zoo boosts regional economy by £50m, says new report

A brand new economic impact report says that Chester Zoo boosted the regional economy in the North West of England and North Wales by...

One of the world’s rarest turtles has hatched at Chester Zoo.

The Chinese three-striped box turtle, a critically endangered species, emerged after an 85-day incubation period.  Despite their name, Chinese three-striped box turtles are not only...

Historic Preston gardens reopen after £1.2m restoration

Winckley Square Gardens have been officially reopened to the public today following a £1.2million HLF-supported restoration. The Mayor of Preston, John Collins, was present to...

Ampleforth Abbey to undergo major restoration

The Abbey and its landscape, home to Britain’s largest Benedictine monastic community, will be conserved with £2.9m from HLF. Both the historic Monk’s...

Book signing with The Godfather of Italian cooking 

To celebrate the launch of his latest cookbook Vegetables, join Antonio Carluccio for an exclusive book signing and Q&A at Carluccio’s McArthurGlen Designer Outlet...

Rare Roman finds from A1 upgrade to go on display at The Bowes Museum

A display of artefacts found by archaeologists as part of a major project to upgrade the A1 to a motorway in North Yorkshire will...

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