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Top of the Shop with Tom Kerridge - A flop from top to bottom

Napoleon, in one of his wilder flights of fancy, is alleged to have called Britain “a nation of shopkeepers”.
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Chris Bevan

Lytham in Bloom team in BBC documentary series

Lytham in Bloom’s green-fingered volunteers are to come under the national spotlight in a BBC documentary series.

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Jonathan Goddard and Eleanor Duval as the Macbeths

REVIEW: Macbeth, Grand Theatre, Blackpool

There seem to be more Macbeths around right now than you can shake a broomstick at, with productions running at the National Theatre and by the Royal Shakespeare Company

Theatre and Comedy
Keep You Safe by Melissa Hill

Book review: Keep You Safe by Melissa Hill

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate?
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The Book Case: An Emily Lime Mystery by Dave Shelton

Book review: Mystery, history and the wonders of nature

Spring is here and it’s time for children to get reading!

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Good Friday by Lynda La Plante

Book review: Good Friday by Lynda La Plante

Long before she was a formidable detective chief inspector, Jane Tennison was a rookie police officer finding her feet in the tough world of 1970s London.

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One Cornish Summer by Liz Fenwick

Book review: One Cornish Summer by Liz Fenwick

Tucked away in the southern-most part of Cornwall is the rugged Lizard peninsula, a coastal haven of tiny fishing ports and gorgeous sandy bays, and a source of inspiration for both writers and artists.

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My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

Book review: My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

As the Broadway hit musical Hamilton wows London theatregoers, it’s the perfect time to explore the untold story of the famous American founding father Alexander Hamilton’s remarkable wife Eliza.

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Mark and his two sons, from Channel 4s Class of Mum and Dad

Class of Mum and Dad - A class act of a documentary

According to my kids, they usually don’t do anything at their primary school, and when they do get round to doing something, it’s always boring.

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Courtney Act to headline at Pride Blackpool

Ru Paul's Drag Race star to headline at new-look Pride Blackpool

Headline act for Pride Blackpool has been announced as Celebrity Big Brother winner Courtney Act.
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Peter Kay makes a surprise appearance on stage in Blackpool

Car Share screenings rev up charity funds

Comedian Peter Kay’s charity screenings in Blackpool of the Car Share special finale at the weekend raised more than £34,000, it has been revealed.

Theatre and Comedy
The Allotment Girls by Kate Thompson

Book reviews: Step into spring with three escapist novels

Enjoy a gripping wartime tale set in bombed-out London, meet a woman struggling to rebuild her shattered life in 1850s County Durham, and be moved by a mystery set near stunning St Ives in Cornwall in three glittering new spring sagas.

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Charlotte Dawson with a cardboard cut out of her comedy legend dad Les at launch of fashion range Fredafunk in Manchester. Picture: Dave Nelson

Charlotte Dawson launches clothes line - with cardboard cut out of dad Les watching on

Reality TV starlet Charlotte Dawson - famed for her ‘too glam to give a damn’ approach to life - has launched her own fashion range, giving fans a chance to channel her distinctive style.

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The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker

Book review: The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker

Bone-chilling, ingenious and gut-wrenching, this stunning crime thriller should come with a warning… the author has a track record for graphic horror!

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Stable Lass: Riding out and mucking in  tales from a Yorkshire racing yard by Gemma Hogg

Book review: Stable Lass: Riding out and mucking in – tales from a Yorkshire racing yard by Gemma Hogg

Famed for its historic castle, cobbled squares and Georgian tearooms, the small ‘chocolate-box’ market town of Middleham in North Yorkshire has another claim to fame… its rich horse racing heritage.

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Obsession: Marlene Dietrich: The Pierre Passebon Collection by Henry-Jean Servat and Pierre Passebon

Book review: Obsession: Marlene Dietrich: The Pierre Passebon Collection by Henry-Jean Servat and Pierre Passebon

For over forty years, German actress and Hollywood legend Marlene Dietrich was the epitome of glamour, style and sophistication.

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Hayley Tamaddon tops the cast billing in Thoroughly Modern Millie

Hayley gets a thoroughly modern makeover as musical heroine Millie

Blackpool stage and screen star Hayley Tamaddon is back out on the road in her latest role.

Theatre and Comedy
Isabelle and Jessica Kidd choose their Usborne Mini puzzle books

Book review: Usborne Minis… for the journey!

Rainy days, travel, school holidays or simply a day out… grab a handful of Usborne Minis and boredom will be banished in an instant!

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Peter Kay and Sian Gibson in Car Share

Peter Kay makes surprise appearance at Blackpool Opera House Car Share screening

Comedy hero Peter Kay received a standing ovation from adoring fans at Blackpool Opera House tonight.
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Back pain in spotlight for science show

Back pain in spotlight for science show

People suffering back pain in Blackpool are being urged to take part in a ground-breaking study to explore new pain relief.

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