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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

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.

News
Where the Missing Go by Emma Rowley

Book review: Where the Missing Go by Emma Rowley

‘The thing about the missing is that they don’t always want to be found.’

Arts
Secrets Under the Sun by Nadia Marks

Book reviews: Get yourself beach ready with four super summer sagas

Escape to secrets and sunshine in beautiful Cyprus, raise a glass to fun and flirtation in a French vineyard, and enjoy the dramas and despairs of women finding friendship during wartime.
Arts
Queen of the North by Anne OBrien

Book review: Queen of the North by Anne O’Brien

‘This is no world to play with mammets and to tilt the lips: We must have bloody noses and crack’d crowns.’

Arts
The Woman in the Wood by Lesley Pearse

Book review: The Woman in the Wood by Lesley Pearse

Twenty-six years after her first novel hit the shelves, much-loved author Lesley Pearse has become something of a publishing sensation.
Arts
Booths chairman Edwin Booth

Booths free hot drink scheme to be cut

Booths free coffee benefits - a staple of many people's days - are to be cut.
Business
Paella

Where are the best Spanish restaurants in Lancashire?

Is the weather making you want something a little more exotic?

News
Preston band The Capital play Preston

Preston band The Capital launch new EP at 53 Degrees

Music and friendship don't always make for the best relationship, but Preston band The Capital make it look like child's play.
Music

IN PICTURES: Queen crowned at Fleetwood Carnival’s wet but great day

After months of selfless and tireless preparation, the bumper Fleetwood Carnival returned to the Port for a day of jam-packed fun on The Esplanade.

Arts
a-ha's Magne Furuholmen and Morten Harket on stage at Bloomfield Road

Sun shines on Bloomfield Road for Scandi trio's take on Blackpool

In the summer of 1988, the eight-year-old me had two treasured possessions.
Music
Owen (Sion Alun Davies) and Cadi John (Sian Reese-Williams) in Hidden, the new Welsh police drama on BBC4

Hidden - Cracking crime capers from Cymru

A few years ago, the big new trend on TV was Scandi-noir.

Arts
Lancashire sees 67 million visitors pour in each year

LISTINGS: Your 2018 summer guide to what's on in Lancashire - including festivals, shows, gigs and places to stay

Lancashire is heating up for a sensational summer with an array of festivals, shows and gigs in the line-up.
Music
Sooty gets ready to party and celebrate his 70th birthday in Blackpool

Big home town party for Sooty’s platinum year

Blackpool’s very own children’s TV legend Sooty is set to celebrate his 70th birthday in his home town.
News
Spark during the illuminated tram parade as part of Lightpool Festival in 2017.

BBC Philharmonic to trip the Lights fantastic with Lightpool Festival return

Blackpool’s award-winning Lightpool Festival will return, with a light and sound spectacular featuring the BBC Philharmonic.

Business
One of the Blackpool International Soul Festival headline acts Patti Austen

Soul fans dust off their dance shoes for festival fun days

Northern Soul and Motown fans have a last-minute chance to dust off their dancing shoes for this weekend’s third Blackpool International Soul Festival.

Music
The Knotted Project's The Commuters

Theatre project asks how to measure success - money, time or smiles?

A new physical theatre performance, supported by the Grand, will question the ‘work-life balance’ in the modern world.

Arts
Northern Ballet's Ugly Duckling

Ballet for babies

Based on the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, Northern Ballet bring their original children’s ballet the Ugly Ducking to Blackpool this week.

Arts
Collabro on the Road To The Albert Hall

From Blackpool to the Albert Hall for BGT's Collabro

Musical theatre band Collabro return to Blackpool, on their Road To The Albert Hall tour.

Music
Shani Wallis in Oliver!

Consider Yourself at home Shani!

The actress who created one of musical theatre’s most tragic screen heroines will come to Blackpool this Sunday – to celebrate 50 years since her landmark role.

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