LANCASHIRE holidaymakers will be able to send home holiday snaps for less this summer, with European data roaming charges slashed in half since the start of July.

The costs of sending texts, and making and receiving calls will also come down.

And from 2016, once agreement is reached amongst EU governments, roaming charges will be abolished completely.

North West Labour MEP, Coun Afzal Khan, said: “Labour MEPs have been at the forefront of the drive to cut roaming charges. This is great news ahead of the summer holidays, with people across Europe now able to keep in touch for less.

“Now you can make your friends back in the North West jealous by posting holiday pics on Facebook and Twitter, without worrying about a huge bill”