What a feeling for Strictly's Joanne

Strictly Come Dancing champion Joanne Clifton will head the cast of Flashdance - The Musical as it heads to Blackpool this autumn.

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The attraction will celebrate the history of donkey rides in Blackpool.

Celebrating resort’s much-loved donkeys

There will be donkey rides with a difference in Blackpool next month.

Smith by Timothy J. Lockhart

Book review: Smith by Timothy J. Lockhart

Blackmailed into working for a secret government organisation, a hard-bitten former servicewoman overcomes a perilous training programme to become a highly skilled and extremely resourceful assassin in a taut, action-packed thriller.

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe at the Marine Hall in Fleetwood

Plaque sees Fleetwood keep Alfie in its heart

While the gentle strains of the song Alfie Boe is best known for brought goosebumps to an audience invited to share in his special moment, it was a lesser known cover version which really told the story of the day.

Press surround Michael Ball, left, and Alfie Boe as they reveal the new blue plaque in his honour at Fleetwood's Marine Hall

Plaque honour brings Fleetwood superstar Alfie Boe home

Singing sensation Alfie Boe was surrounded by family and friends to mark the honour of having a blue plaque installed in his home town.

One of the artworks, Its not burnt its caramelised by Jonathan Baldock

Punch and Judy comes to Blackpool gallery

A new art exhibition revealing the inner lives of two of Britain’s most iconic entertainers is set to open in Blackpool.

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Hoghton Tower

Lancashire recommends.... Tourist attractions

Readers have voted.

A scene from Titanic The Musical at Charing Cross Theatre last year. It comes to Blackpool Opera House in July 2018

Titanic show aims to honour the dreamers

Composer Maury Yeston is all set to sell his musical version of the Titanic tragedy to me, ahead of last week’s announcement of it coming to Blackpool Opera House.

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Wordpool will take over Stanley Park for a day

Animal Antics return to park for resort's Wordpool festival

A Blackpool park will be transformed by a host of Animal Antics are part of the resort’s annual Wordpool festival.

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Dan Whiston

Dancing on Ice star Dan Whiston offers free zumba lessons

Dancing on Ice star Dan Whiston is to host a special free zumba class at The Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

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The Last Duchess by Laura Powell and Sarah Gibb

Book reviews: Below stairs mysteries, high-flying dramas and bad bunnies

A lady’s maid battles the Dark Arts, a schoolboy heads off to a forgotten land, and two mischief-making bunnies steal the show in a sunshine collection of new books for young readers.


Where are the best tourist attractions in Lancashire?

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Smiles in the Thornton Cleveleys Gala procession

Gala day brings streets to life

Young and old alike joined the celebrations for the annual Thornton Cleveleys Gala day.

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Wind catches the tent at Jubilee Gardens

Wind causes tent trouble ahead of gala celebrations

Thornton's gala parade is due to get underway at noon today but organisers have been battling against the elements to keep the event on track

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Smiles in the Pride parade

Crowds brave rain to join Pride celebration

Pouring rain couldn't spoil the party on Blackpool Promenade as the resort celebrated its diversity.

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Frank Carson

Frank’s festival tribute’s a cracker

A one-man show is set to celebrate the comic legend that is Frank Carson at Edinburgh Festival this summer.

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St Michael's on Wyre gala returns this weekend

Villagers of St Michael's on Wyre ready for a gala party

It’s’ ‘party time’ in St Michael’s on Wyre as villagers gear up for this weekend’s annual gala.

Dancing with dementia

Last call for dancing day in the ballroom

Today is the last chance to get tickets for next week’s Dancing with Dementia event.

The Deepest Grave by Harry Bingham

Book review: The Deepest Grave by Harry Bingham

For the past four years, Harry Bingham has been wooing a growing army of fans with his outrageously entertaining DS Fiona Griffiths thrillers.

The Friend by Dorothy Koomson

Book review: The Friend by Dorothy Koomson

Can you ever really know your friends?
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