Thousands of British Pathé news reels are released on YouTube

Newsreel archive British Pathé has uploaded its entire collection of eight five thousand historic films, in high resolution, to its YouTube channel. British...

New research questions Titanic’s unlucky iceberg year

The Titanic set off on its maiden voyage on Thursday 10 April 1912 but on its 102nd anniversary academics at the University of Sheffield...

BBC release exclusive WW1 content on the I-Player

As part of its World War One Season the BBC has today announced a new commission exclusively for BBC iPlayer, called WW1 UNCUT. The...

Call for public to help bring prehistoric monuments to life

ANCIENT burial mounds will be brought to life by a new research project taking place at Manchester Metropolitan University. Heritage Together is a collaboration between...

The North West’s beaches are becoming a rubbish dump says report

Fancy a trip to the seaside? Well beware as report out this week says beaches in the north-west of England had almost double the...

Corrie’s Jack and Vera immortalised at Blackpool’s Tussaud’s

One of the best-known couples in television history, Coronation Street’s Jack and Vera Duckworth are the latest to have been immortalised in wax by...

Romantic letter to Lancashire Tommy unearthed

A touching love letter from a young Frenchwoman to her sweetheart Lancashire soldier on the Western Front has been unearthed by researchers at the...

From surf to turf: archaeologists and chemists trace ancient British diets

Studies of old rubbish dumps and dirty dishes have revealed that, 6,000 years ago, ancient Britons gave up their passion for fish to begin...

Lancashire village pub claims top prize

Anybody fancying a short drive north may be interested in the news that a sleepy village pub in rural Lancashire has been thrust into...

Footprints in the Norfolk sand are dated at 800,000 years old

Scientists have discovered the earliest evidence of human footprints outside of Africa, on the Norfolk coast in the east of England.The cluster of muddy...