REVIEW: Whistle Down The Wind, Lowther Pavilion

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1996 musical, set here in 1950’s Louisiana, triumphantly breaks new ground for Lytham Amateur Operatic Society, renamed as Junction 4.

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Trampolene are playing Bootleg Social on April 27

Welsh rockers will bounce at Bootleg!

Fans of The Libertines were left disappointed last year when the band were forced to cancel appearances at Blackpool Winter Gardens.

Did you take part this year?

LISTED: Fleetwood 10k 2018 race times

The first Fleetwood race of the year took place amid glorious spring weather conditions with 400 or so towing the line on the outer promenade.

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Court news

Blackpool: From the courts 09-04-18

Here is the latest round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.
Blackpool magistrates' court

Double life drove Blackpool woman to steal

A woman who had been desperate for a baby went off the rails when she discovered her husband was living a double life and had a child with another woman.

Lauren Sommerside, Poppy Wild and Sue Mellor

Chips ahoy for Harrowside crowned Blackpool’s best chippy!

They are the kings of the fryer!

Enuff Z'Enuff

REVIEW: Bullet Boys, Enuff Z’Enuff and Budderside, The Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool

From the moment the first chord powered out we knew we were in for something a little bit special.

Marion Nash said it was a sorry situation as emergency services are struggling to cope with demand

Mum who broke her back waited in agony for two hours for ambulance and five to see a doctor

Health chiefs have said sorry after a Fleetwood mum was left waiting hours for help when she fell and broke her back.

The cast of Windmill Players' Joking Apart

REVIEW: Joking Apart, Thornton Little Theatre

Much-loved writer Alan Ayckbourn has been quoted as saying that this is one of his favourite plays and that the ones he likes most are those that are done the least or don’t do as well as they should.
Theatre and Comedy
Fylde and Wyre saw the overall crime rate increase by 12.1 and 9.6 per cent respectively

Crime rate in Blackpool soars and police resources dwindle

Crime has soared by more than 16 per cent in Blackpool in the last year, the latest figures reveal.

Some of the cast of AKS's production of High School Musical

REVIEW: High School Musical, AKS, Lowther Pavilion

This show is the familiar American high school story of students breaking free of their own cliques, whether ‘brainiacs’ or ‘Jocks’ - through the medium of the school musical.

Theatre and Comedy
Roddy Byers who is Blackpool on January 20

Ska legend promises to make his moves of old

While Jerry Dammers was the architect of The Specials and late ‘70s 2 Tone movement, bandmates Roddy ‘Radiation’ Byers and Lynval Golding played a major role in establishing the guitar sound that brought ‘60s ska into the next decade … and beyond.

Georgina Miller

Blackpool singing star's chance to sing at national singing competition

Blackpool singing star Georgina Miller has made it to the finals of a national singing competition.
Last years show attracted around 15,000 visitors

Pigeon show all set to attract thousands to Blackpool

Pigeon fanatics from across the UK will make their way to Blackpool later this month for the annual homing show.

Millie Hansford as Alice Fitzwarren

Comic capers make for golden debut at Pavilion

This production of Dick Whittington, the first staged in Lytham by Paul Holman Associates, is by far the Lowther Pavilion’s best festive offering for years.

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The cast of Dick Whittington at Lowther Pavilion, Lytham

REVIEW: Dick Whittington, Lowther Pavilion, Lytham

This production of Dick Whittington, the first staged in Lytham by Paul Holman Associates, is by far the Lowther Pavilion’s best festive offering for years.

Theatre and Comedy
A new staging of Guys And Dolls

REVIEW: Guys And Dolls, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Like the illegal dice games that drive the story along in Guys and Dolls, you win some and you lose some in this unique production.

Theatre and Comedy

Schools set to battle it out for big cash prizes after launch of the Young Engineers Challenge 2018

Young students in science and engineering at a Fylde coast school have helped launch a prestigious competition with a big cash prize.

Singer Rochelle Humes

Saturdays star Rochelle Humes hits back at snot criticism at BBC Radio 5 Live Mum Takeover at Blackpool Tower

Singer Rochelle Humes has hit back at followers who criticised her for relieving her baby’s cold by “sucking out the snot”.

Emma Whittaker, Louise Lavery and Angela Molyneux with some of the donations

Fylde coast mum army overjoyed by food bank appeal

How do you measure the generosity of folk on the Fylde coast?
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