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Get lost in sisters’ music at festival

A one-off show’s been added to this year’s Lytham Festival with the return of disco divas Sister Sledge.

The Ven Michael Everitt, Archdeacon of Lancaster

Column: Echoes of history all around

There are some places where history is felt stronger than others.

Alice DJ are heading to Bongo's Bingo at Blackpool Tower

Bongo's Bingo's back!

The latest Blackpool party night from the Bongo's Bingo team has been announced.

Whats on
Bronte Barbe stars as Carole King in Beautiful

REVIEW: Beautiful - The Carole King Story, Opera House, Blackpool

With stunning sets and hits from the Sixties, Beautiful - The Carole King musical took its audience on a nostalgic trip down a musical memory lane.
Theatre and Comedy
The ouija board planchette refused to budge

Eyes down for Empire Bingo hall spirits!

Ghost hunters gathered with torches in hand at the Empire Bingo, long after the historic building closed its doors to the public, in the hopes of catching a glimpse of one of the ‘spirits’ rumoured to wander its halls.

Blackpool Victoria Hospital

New beds at Fylde Coast hospitals could stop infections

The trust which runs Blackpool Victoria Hospital and the Clifton Hospital in St Annes is replacing 800 beds and 600 mattresses.

Mental health in crisis as police officers care for ill with no beds available

Police officers are looking after mental health patients instead of going out on the beat due to a shortage of psychiatric beds in Lancashire, a senior officer has revealed.

Fylde Coast GPs will not offer hayfever remedies

Fylde Coast GPs will not offer hayfever remedies

Hayfever sufferers on the Fylde Coast have been reminded to buy their medication over the counter instead of bothering their GP.

Amelia White

Amelia’s Americana sound is unplugged

‘Well-worn smoky’ vocals will be on display at this month’s Garstang Unplugged as Amelia White comes to the club.
David Alacey as Frank Sinatra, Des Coleman as Sammy Davis Jnr and Paul Drakeley as Dean Martin, with special guest Charley Toulan as Marilyn Monroe

Kings of swing pack in special pier dates

One of the UK’s top tribute acts will play a special residency at Blackpool’s North Pier Theatre this summer.

The Mighty Revelators

Uptempo sets with Mighty Revelators

The Mighty Revelators are playing at The Steamer on Friday as part of the 2018 Fleetwood R ‘n B Club programme.
Fleetwood school children who are part of Rotakids have planted summer blooms in tubs and baskets at the town's Pocket Park

Pocket Park is Blooming thanks to Rotakids efforts

Fleetwood’s popular ‘pocket park’ is set to come into full bloom shortly when the much appreciated efforts of the town’s primary school children come to fruition.

From June 22- September 9 the Great Exhibition of the North will showcase a multitude of art, culture, design and innovation

Great Exhibition of the North: Everything you need to know about this summer’s cultural extravaganza

From June 22- September 9 the Great Exhibition of the North will showcase a multitude of art, culture, design and innovation, showing the best of what the North of England has to offer.
Countdown to the launch of the Great Exhibition of the North begins

Countdown to the launch of the Great Exhibition of the North begins

Final preparations are now underway for the launch of the Great Exhibition of the North.
Alpacasare part of the Camelidae family, which includes llamas, guanacos and vicunas from South America.

Have a alpaca walking

The Alpaca from Peru may well be known as pack animals and their fleece highly valued for its silkiness but they make great pets too and animal lovers are taking advantage of getting up close and personal with these lovable, sensitive and intelligent creatures

Dr Jim Morris with a coin found during  the 2017 dig

Dig in again as Ribchester is Revisited

UCLan is once again leading an archaeological dig in Ribchester. Fiona Finch caught up with Dig Co-Director Dr Jim Morris as this year’s team set up camp in the Ribble Valley village.
There have been no trains between Oxenholme and Windermere since Northern launched its new timetable

Trains to Lake District 'will run from July'

Trains will be back running to the Lake District from next month, says Northern.

Ray Quinn heads the cast of Summer Holiday

Summer Holiday stop off for Ray and his big red bus buddies

The full cast of musical Summer Holiday has been confirmed for when it comes to Blackpool Opera House.

Theatre and Comedy
Paul Maynard on a Virgin Train

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP in the driving seat with compo call

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard had the best seat onboard as he got to see the benefits of a £255m investment in Blackpool’s railways.

Rain pours but Freckleton Club Day keeps marching on

With gala season in full swing the annual Freckleton Club Day took to the streets of the village – much to the delight of crowds and those taking part.

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