UK National Parks

Go Wild – Ultimate Outdoor Natural Challenge

A challenge that involves so many of the things I love, mountains, scrambles, views, adventure, adrenaline and of course the Lake District! A race, …

Lake District

Colleagues join forces to help families hit by childhood cancer

Ten colleagues from a Coventry law firm are taking on a gruelling trek to raise funds for families affected by childhood cancer .<p>Staff from Band …

Lake District

Holographic 5G call leads Vodafone UK digital charge - Mobile World Live

<b>LIVE FROM VODAFONE FUTURE READY 2018, NEWBURY, UK</b>: Nick Jeffery, CEO of Vodafone UK (<i>pictured</i>), talked up the importance of digital infrastructure in …

Customer Service

Caving group who saved Thai football team come to rescue of sheep stuck in Brecon Beacons.

The caving group involved in the rescue of a young Thai football team have saved a sheep stuck in the Brecon Beacons.<p>The sheep was finally located …

News (Wales)

The painful rise of 'trendy' typography – when will brands stop mangling our language?

As far as I can tell, easyJet started it. When the airline launched 23 years ago, with its bright orange livery and rock-bottom fares, it was like a breath of fresh air – and a far cry from the fusty flag carriers that had dominated European aviation for decades.<p>Unfortunately, some clever Dick …

EasyJet

Obituary: Johnny Kingdom

THE hints were all around Johnny Kingdom, if he gave it thought. Whenever he dug a grave, there was always a robin about. When he took a break, …

Homemade

Police investigating after once-rare bird of prey shot out of sky above Saddleworth Moor

Police have launched an investigation after a once-rare bird of prey was shot out of the sky above Saddleworth Moor.<p>The red kite was blasted within …

Peak District

Storm Bronagh flood alerts and warnings issued across Wales

There are 13 flood alerts in place across Wales after a day of heavy downpours.<p>As well as the alerts, there is one more serious 'warning' in place in …

News (Wales)

10 of the best historical walks in the UK: readers’ travel tips

Winning tip: Lancashire’s Tolkien Trail<p>Start the Tolkien Trail at the hamlet of Hurst Green, home to three pubs and no shops, and head north towards the 500-year-old Stonyhurst College, which schooled Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Gerard Manley Hopkins and at which JRR Tolkien stayed numerous times …

Yorkshire Dales

This Chilean retreat mixes adventure and tradition with breathtaking scenery

Luxury adventure resort andBeyond has debuted its first property outside of Africa. andBeyond Vira Vira is located close to Pucón, in Chile’s Lake District, a picturesque region that’s famous for adventure sports, an abundance of otherworldly national parks and forests, serene lakeside villages, …

Travel

The UK's 10 most beautiful bouldering spots (from easy to hard)

There’s more to bouldering than hitting up your local indoor wall. With the sun shining, we break down the best outdoor locations for a climb.<p>The …

Bouldering

Exclusive half term activity offers

With half term just around the corner, we have some fantastic holiday cottages for you to enjoy in the beautiful Lake District.<p>Even better still, for …

Lake District

Vodafone is Launching Commercial 5G Services Sometime Next Year

At the moment there are a few 'next big things' coming in the tech industry. One of them is 5G, which the industry has been slowly prepping for over …

Lake District

Vodafone to roll out 1,000 5G sites in UK by 2020

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A branded sign is displayed on a Vodafone store in London<p>By Paul Sandle<p>NEWBURY, England (Reuters) - Vodafone (LON:VOD) said it …

Lake District

Looking back on Scotland's strongest winds and deadliest storms

<b>A WIND speed of 88.8 knots (102.2mph) was recorded yesterday on the Tay Road Bridge as Storm Ali battered the country.</b><p>While the first of this …

North Sea

Train delays: Passengers react to 'badly treated' report

<b>Passengers were badly treated by rail companies during an ambitious timetable change earlier this year, a report by an industry regulator has found. The Office of Rail and Road said "no-one took charge" during the transition, which mainly affected Northern Trains in north-west England and Govia</b> …

Trains

Don't Make This Landscape Photography Mistake

Check out this video by landscape photographer Nigel Danson as he explores the Lake District in England in search of interesting compositions in …

Lake District

Solos, Enterprises & Streakers at Leigh & Lowton

A great turnout of 54 boats made the trip to Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club for the 2018 Solo, Enterprise and Streaker Open. The light winds forecast …

Luke Shaw

Five of the best UK walking festivals

Moray Way<p>Next summer’s Moray Walking and Outdoor Festival in north-west Scotland promises around 60 events in small groups (usually up to a dozen), from gentle two-mile history walks, to a “slow marathon” and a five-day challenge covering the 95 miles of the Moray Way. There’s also fat-tyre …

Yorkshire Dales

All eyes on Windsor Lake for provincial byelection today

Today's byelection in the provincial district of Windsor Lake will answer a few questions for Newfoundland and Labrador political watchers.<p>Will the …

Canadian News

Sole searching: the Lyke Wake Walk, North York Moors

After 28 hard miles, after cuckoos and curlews and dust and pain and sweat, Gerry Orchard crosses Wheeldale Beck over the stepping stones and sinks to one knee. This is no exhausted collapse; it is the prelude to a song.<p>“This yah neet, this yah neet,” he sings in a strong Yorkshire voice, “Ivvery …

North York

5 of the best roads in the UK

Author: Bryn Davies<p>When we think of great motorcycling destinations, our minds often turn to the roads abroad – the mountain passes of the Alps, the …

Yorkshire Dales

The London life or the country life: Who’s right?

Ysenda Maxtone Graham discusses the age old debate which divides the nation in two.<p>The nation divides into two camps: people who say ‘Aren’t we lucky …

Lifestyle (UK)

Miner Alba steps up the hunt for gold in Wales

A mining company has stepped its search for gold in the foothills of the Snowdonia National Park.<p>Alba Mineral Resources is to begin electromagnetic and magnetic surveys of the Clogau-St David area, home to the historic Clogau gold mine.<p>The mine has provided the gold for three generations of Royal …

Business

Want a good night’s rest? Try sleeping in a bed shop! One high-end mattress company offers you the chance to try its products– and it's just one of the ploys in the battle for your cash

After an afternoon nap in a beautifully comfortable bed, I remove my eye mask, peel back the duvet and ring a little bell on the bedside table. …

Lifestyle (UK)

Vegan kale chocolate: guilt trip or indulgence?

With spirulina, sea salt and assorted seeds, the bar’s split personality is dividing opinion<p>When it comes to eating, I like to take a church and state approach to “healthy” and “indulgent”, balancing salad days with the occasional bag of Giant Buttons.<p>But this is at odds with the advent of healthy …

Superfoods

Bill Bailey’s pet Chihuahua missing for five days as fears grow for ‘non-aggressive, Pineapple-sized’ Pablo

Bill Bailey has begun a search for his beloved pet Pablo the Chihuaua who went missing five days ago.<p>The British comedian put out a plea to help find …

British Humour

Argentina: Glaciers, lakes and waterfalls

On the world map, the sheer size of Brazil has a strange effect on Argentina — it seems to shrink it. The slimmer, more southerly country appears …

National Parks

Brecon Beacons SAS deaths: Call for MoD to face courts

<b>The Ministry of Defence has not learned lessons from the deaths of three men on an SAS march and should lose its immunity from prosecution, an MP says.</b><p>Madeleine Moon believes "systemic failures" are continuing in the armed forces five years after the reservists collapsed in the Brecon Beacons.<p>Two …

Armed Forces

Let the ruling classes tremble: John McDonnell loves Rich Tea biscuits

John McDonnell came well-prepared for his Mumsnet interview: stock answers on antisemitism, nepotism and biscuits. Yes, biscuits. His mother had worked behind the biscuit counter at BHS and they lived off broken biscuits – in particular, Rich Tea.<p>Over the last 10 years or so, it has become a …

Media Industry