I had driven way out along lanes no straighter than a ram’s horn to Red Bank Farm, at Bolton-le-Sands, near Lancaster. The farm, and its café, were poised at that point where farmland, salt meadows, marshes and incoming tides all met. The many signs were clear: these were lethal surroundings for the stupid. I ordered a coffee, took it outside to the farm garden and asked if I might join a senior lady at her table. “That’s a small coffee,” she said. It was. Finding an espresso here on the rim of the North West was like finding a Scotch egg in Haifa. “Me, I need more volume.” She giggled. We talked. I told her that, though a Lancastrian, I hadn’t been near the Morecambe Bay coast for years. Decades. “I’m awestruck. I’d forgotten the scale. The grandeur.” I had. I’d burst from the high-hedged lanes to immense meadows speckled with sheep, to mud and marshes, a forever sea, and a vast sky which did as it damned … [Read more...] about Is the north-west Britain’s most underrated coastline?
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The KUWTK star shared a cute new snap of her 2 year old daughter with fans By Kiara Keane Saturday, March 19, 2016 KIM Kardashian has shared an adorable new photo of her daughter North West. Kanye West’s wife shared the cute snap of her sleeping daughter with her fans on Snapchat. Kim shared this adorable photo of a sleeping North[Kim Kardashian/Snapchat] The 2 year old is shown curled up asleep on the couch while wearing a blue dress and yellow flip flops, surrounded by her toys. The little girl appeared to have fallen asleep in the middle of playing with some Barbie dolls and an Elmo teddy. Kim captioned it: “Sleeping w shoes on! #normal #chooseyourbattles.” Saint West’s older sister also had a piece of St Patrick’s Day art lying next to her in the form of a home-made leprechaun hat. Celebs to … [Read more...] about Kim Kardashian shares an adorable photo of a sleeping North West on Snapchat
The Western Trust’s Smoking Cessation Team has advised people quitting this No Smoking Day that there are weekly clinics locally that can help them kick the habit. The local health team are encouraging smokers to quit smoking and reap the health and financial benefits. A spokesperson said: “This year’s No Smoking Day message is about being ‘Proud to be a Quitter’ which is set to inspire smokers to use No Smoking Day as the day they pledge to stop smoking. “The Trust’s Smoking Cessation Team has developed effective evidence-based services for people who wish to stop smoking and we would encourage anyone who wishes to take the first steps towards a healthier, Smokefree life for themselves and their families, to avail of the free service. “Smoking Cessation Clinics are ran by specialist stop smoking practitioners who offer ongoing support and advice, help develop a personal quit plan based on the individual’s needs and provide … [Read more...] about No Smoking Day: weekly clinics in north west
OFFICERS want to speak to a man as part of an ongoing investigation into an organised crime gang. Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace Leon Cullen, from Warrington, in connection with the police probe. The 30-year-old is described as white, 5ft 8ins, of slim build with short light brown hair, tanned complexion and prominent white teeth. Cullen, who has links across the north west, also has two distinctive tattoos. Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Cullen is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident 694 of January 30 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. … [Read more...] about Officers release photo of wanted man as police probe continues into organised crime gang
An alpinist in mountains of Piedmont. Photo: Marco Bertorello/AFP Authorities in Piedmont have raised the avalanche alert to five, its highest level, warning of large, spontaneous snow slides. The risk in the region's north-western mountains is “very strong” in parts and “strong” in others, Italy's environmental protection agency, Arpa, said on Monday. The danger will be highest overnight and into Tuesday morning. While snowfall is easing, the fresh snow is so dense and wet that it has made the mass of snow covering the slopes extremely unstable, Arpa said. The risk should gradually begin to lessen in the coming days as humidity reduces, the agency said, though venturing off piste will remain extremely dangerous. Arpa's map of Piedmont showing the avalanche warning at five (maximum) and four. Two off-piste skiers, an 11-year-old German girl and her mother, were killed last week in an avalanche in Val Venosta, in the northern Alto Adige region. On … [Read more...] about Avalanche alert at maximum in north-west Italy