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Steve’s our comic king of panto... Oh yes he is!

As party tricks go, cramming ping pong balls into your cheeks is certainly an unusual one.

Theatre and Comedy
Six Christmas puddings for all your festive dessert needs

Boggled by too many Christmas pudding choices? Here's our verdict on six of the best

Six Christmas puddings for all your festive dessert needs.

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Georgia Toffolo arrives back from Australia at Heathrow Airport's Terminal 3

Georgia Toffolo: I'm a Celeb has cleared my skin

Georgia Toffolo has said her skin has cleared up for the first time in over 10 years after her stint in the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! jungle.

Arts
Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson

Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson among Christmas University Challenge contestants

Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson, broadcaster Adrian Chiles, Olympic cyclist Nicole Cooke and Springwatch presenter Martin Hughes-Games are among the famous faces taking part in Christmas University Challenge.

Arts
Cuddle up with four fireside reads for Christmas

Christmas book reviews: Cuddle up with four fireside reads for Christmas

Take off on a super sleigh ride, share the fun of a glorious rom-com, be swept away to the aftermath of war or revel in a modern fairy tale… there is a book here to make Christmas more cosy.

Arts
Cast of Aladdin at Preston Charter Theatre to January 3

REVIEW: Aladdin Preston Charter Theatre

With a puff of smoke, a boo, a cheer, sparkle and glitz, a technical glitch and some musical magic, mix it altogether in a rusty old lamp and oh yes, it could only be opening night of Preston’s 2017 pantomime Aladdin.

News
Eastenders star Davood Ghadami in action in Blackpool with dance partner Nadiya Bychkova

Line-up confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing tour

Susan Calman, Davood Ghadami and Jonnie Peacock will be hitting the dancefloor again for the Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour 2018.

Theatre and Comedy
The Mersey Beatles

Festival stars help fans to Get Back the Merseybeat groove

One of the top Beatles tribute bands will Get Back to where it all began with a special date next year.

Music
Using larger glasses led to an almost 10% increase in sales

Wine glass capacity 'increased significantly' over last 300 years, study finds

The capacity of wine glasses has increased sevenfold in the last 300 years and most steeply in the last two decades, a study has found.
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The Dreamboys play Marine Hall, Fleetwood

Dreamboys set to warm up a chilly night at Marine Hall

The Dreamboys are back and hotter than ever with a brand new show for 2017.

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The introduction of a new advertising rule from 2018 will help advertisers to know where to draw the line

'Harmful and outdated' gender stereotyping in adverts to be banned

Advertising that uses potentially harmful gender stereotypes such as mothers cleaning up after the family alone or fathers failing at simple household tasks is to be banned next year, the regulator has announced.

Arts
Don't Tell The Bride is back

Grooms: Do you have what it takes to pull off the ultimate wedding?

Some see Christmas time as the ideal engagement season, with more questions being popped than Champagne corks.

Arts
Peter Kay: What are your rights?

Peter Kay tour cancellation: What are my rights as a ticket holder?

What are your rights if you hold a ticket to one of Peter Kay's cancelled shows?

Theatre and Comedy
Blackpools Grand Theatre

Donate extra panto ticket for the needy

Blackpool’s Grand Theatre is asking panto-goers to buy an extra ticket at a special rate, which will then be donated to local groups in need.

Theatre and Comedy
There's lots of festive events happening over the weekend

Things to do (December 16 to 19)

Take your pick from this great line-up of events happening this weekend:
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Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel

Book review: Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel

Addicted to danger, TV reporter Alix Phillips dodges bullets and bombs to bring the most important news stories to the world.

Arts
My Husband and I: The Inside Story of 70 Years of the Royal Marriage by Ingrid Seward

Book review: My Husband and I: The Inside Story of 70 Years of the Royal Marriage by Ingrid Seward

With interest in the Queen and Prince Philip at a new peak thanks to the hit TV series The Crown, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine Ingrid Seward brings us the real story of the marriage of the royal couple.

Arts
The Girls from the Local by Rosie Archer

Book review: The Girls from the Local by Rosie Archer

As the Second World War reaches January of 1944, three young barmaids face a series of obstacles that will test their hopes and dreams for the future.

Arts
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.

Theatre and Comedy
Tracey Jordan

Tracey is a ‘woman in love’ with hit songstress Streisand

A regular on Blackpool’s cabaret circuit will return with her personal tribute to one of the greatest female singers of all time.

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