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Competitive ballroom dance back at the Tower

After a long absence, Open Competitive Ballroom Dancing is finally set to the Tower with the British Dance Grand Prix.

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Pigeon show

Top things to do at the weekend (January 20 to 22)

Here is our guide of things to do this weekend in Lancashire.

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The Watcher by Ross Armstrong

Book review: The Watcher by Ross Armstrong

Bird-watching turns to people-watching with deadly results in a dark and intriguing Hitchcock-style thriller from actor and now author Ross Armstrong.
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The Vanishing by Sophia Tobin

Book review: The Vanishing by Sophia Tobin

After forays into 18th century London and the Kent coast in 1851, author-to-watch Sophia Tobin returns with a gripping gothic tale of intrigue, romance and revenge set amidst the brooding hills of Brontë country.

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Mysteries, magic and furry friends for a new reading season

Book reviews: Mysteries, magic and furry friends for a new reading season

As the new school term gets under way, there is plenty of reading fun to keep youngsters smiling this January.

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Artist Rob Haworth has an exhibition of his work at the Solaris Centre

Hunt on for Butterfly Man’s lost art work

A Blackpool artist, who draws on the pain of a troubled childhood, is currently exhibiting his work at the Solaris Centre.

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Death and the Naked Lady and The Lady and the Cheetah by John Flagg

Book review: Death and the Naked Lady and The Lady and the Cheetah by John Flagg

John Flagg, pseudonym of American crime writer John Gearon who died in 1970, delivers a barrage of murder and mayhem in two fabulous 1951 mysteries… with the added bonus of a suspense-packed short story.
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Leye D Johns

Viva still in the Christmas spirit

Christmas may have been almost two weeks ago but if you’re still in the festive spirit, Viva Blackpool have you covered.

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Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

Book review: Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

Fear… it’s perhaps the most powerful and visceral human emotion, and one that exciting US author Peter Swanson has learned to exploit with breathtaking audacity and skill.

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Safe From Harm by RJ Bailey

Book review: Safe From Harm by RJ Bailey

In the volatile and dangerous world of London’s super rich, a small, intrepid band of close protection officers must keep the billionaires, oligarchs, tycoons and famous names safe from harm.

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That Comic Shop

Lancashire recommends.... comic book stores

Here is our guide of the best comic book and games stores in the region.
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One of the stunning Winter Garden sites

Chance to go behind scenes at Blackpool’s historic Winter Gardens

One of Blackpool’s most famous landmarks will be offering a rare chance for people to look behind the scenes when it holds its annual open day next month.

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Jam Butties and a Pan of Scouse by Maggie Clarke and Cathryn Kemp

Book review: Jam Butties and a Pan of Scouse by Maggie Clarke and Cathryn Kemp

Born during the hardest of times and in one of the poorest areas of Liverpool, Maggie Clarke’s life was never destined to be a bed of roses…

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Three winter warmers to kick off the New Year

Book reviews: Three winter warmers to kick off the New Year

Sit back with your favourite tipple and say cheers to 2017 with three gorgeous escapist romances.

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Santa tower

Blackpool Tower’s Christmas Wonderland

The Blackpool Tower Ballroom will transformed into a Christmas Wonderland, tomorrow.

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Showzam, Blackpool

What fun lies ahead in 2017?

After the fast-paced antics of Christmas, the new year can look gloomy. But it’s time to get your new diaries out and pencil in some dates as here is our guide of upcoming events to look forward to:
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Raymond Briggs' classic Christmas animation The Snowman was shown at Blackpool Tower ballroom accompanied by an orchestra.
The snowman's dancing entrances two youngsters from the audience.  PIC BY ROB LOCK
18-12-2016

Hearts melted by magical show

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Jack and the Beanstalk

Top things to do this weekend

Here is a list of what is coming up this weekend.

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Christmas grotto

Great things to do in Lancashire this weekend

There is no escaping Christmas this weekend - but here is our guide of things to do.

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The Singleton Cloggers at Garstang Victorian Festival

A fine feast of festive fun for the Garstang Victorian evening

Father Christmas dashed through Garstang High Street greeting the hundreds of families who came to town to capture a little Christmas magic for the Garstang Victorian Festival.

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