Best-selling author, merchandise pioneer and champion sheep breeder. Take a bow Beatrix PotterRead the full story ›
A special set of Royal Mail stamps marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter go on sale later. Potter, who made her home in the Lake District, is one of our most popular and celebrated children's authors. She's responsible for introducing millions of children to Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, Jemima Puddle Duck and many more.
The public have been using their detective skills to spot copies on the walls of galleries in Liverpool and Manchester.Read the full story ›
Tim Burgess is much more than simply a member of the Charlatans - he's also a writer. In his new book - Tim Book Two - tells of his lifelong passion for vinyl and the shops that sell them.
The Blackpool Winter Gardens is celebrating the 50th birthday of Star Trek. Props, costumes and scripts are on display spanning the decades since the Enterprise was first launched in 1966. It remains hugely popular, with a new film about to be released.
Same sex marriages can be performed on the Isle of Man from today.
The new law was given royal assent by the Queen on Wednesday and comes 24 years after homosexuality was decriminalised on the island.
Despite there still being some opposition, the law is actually more progressive than that in the UK, with a single civil marriage provision that applies to everyone.
Helen McKenna reports.
The couple have known each other since childhood and have been married 70 years - and even their birthdays are just a day apart.Read the full story ›
Pippa Middleton is reportedly engaged after her boyfriend popped the question on a trip to Cumbria.
The Duchess of Cambridge's sister is believed to have said yes to financier James Matthew's proposal while the couple were on a weekend visit to the Lake District.
Pippa was propelled to global fame when she was bridesmaid at the wedding of Kate and Prince William in 2011.
A homeless man was given a job for the day in a random act of kindness by a group of painters.Read the full story ›
Blind former teacher walking from Lands End to John o' GroatsRead the full story ›