Bourne stamps his identity on new show

Sir Matthew Bourne’s brand new dance production ‘Early Adventures’ opens at the Grand Theatre tonight.

Theatre and Comedy

‘I did a shoot with Britney and then went to work in Boots’

Blackpool-born photographer Jack explains how lots of hard work and determination has paid off.

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The Little Teashop of Lost and Found by Trisha Ashley

Book review: The Little Teashop of Lost and Found by Trisha Ashley

Reading a tasty Trisha Ashley novel always makes you greedy for her next… and not just because each story delivers a feast of delicious recipes.

Blackpool Winter Gardens. (Photo: Michael Beckwith).

Junior Dance Festival returns

The Blackpool Junior Dance Festival will once again be returning to Blackpool Empress Ballroom for its 70th anniversary.

Blackpool Art Fayre

Farewell to the art Fayre

This weekend is the last chance to visit the Blackpool Art Fayre, boasting five exhibitions in one.

Celine by Peter Heller

Book review: Celine by Peter Heller

In the suspenseful new detective novel Celine, bestselling American author Peter Heller creates a most unexpected heroine.

Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace  in Tango Moderno

New show is Strictly business for TV favourites

Two of the biggest stars of Strictly Come Dancing are joining forces for a thrilling new show.

Theatre and Comedy
The Witchfinders Sister by Beth Underdown

Book review: The Witchfinder’s Sister by Beth Underdown

Thirty years after the notorious Pendle witch trials in Lancashire, a new and even more vicious witch hunt spread like a stain across a quiet corner of England.

The ongoing work at Plover Scar lighthouse in the Lune Estuary

Ray of hope for the historic Plover Scar lighthouse

A complex repair and reconstruction project is continuing on the 169-year-old Plover Scar lighthouse in the Lune estuary.

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Carleton crossing

Heritage line team hoping to bag a piece of history

A landmark known to almost every Fylde coast driver could be moved brick by brick to a new home.

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Soweto Skeleton Movers  Picture PAUL HAMPARTSOUMIAN

Dance show breaks down traditional conventions

One of the major highlights on the British dance calendar and one of the world’s greatest celebrations of hip hop culture will be returning to Blackpool.

Date with the Executioner by Edward Marston

Book review: Date with the Executioner by Edward Marston

In the latest novel in the highly addictive Bow Street Rivals series, identical-twin detectives Peter and Paul Skillen are embroiled in a dangerous case of treachery, fraud and murder involving two ill-matched duellists sparring over a beautiful woman.


Lancashire recommends.... art galleries

Looking for some arty culture? Here is our list of the top art galleries in Lancashire.

Lytham Hall

Famous ‘Literary Trail’ is coming to Lancashire

They have always been able to tell a good tale here in Lancashire.

The Wedding Girls by Kate Thompson

Book review: The Wedding Girls by Kate Thompson

If a wedding marks the first day of the rest of your life, then the story starts with the dress…

Follow The Trail: Baby Dinosaurs

Book reviews: Fun, facts and learning with DK Children’s Books

Let little fingers do the walking with an enchanting selection of new books from favourite children’s publisher DK.

Big Lonesome by Joseph Scapellato

Book review: Big Lonesome by Joseph Scapellato

In his bold debut story collection, Joseph Scapellato takes aim at the American frontier’s familiar gun-toting, galloping figures and proceeds to blast 25 blistering holes clean through them.

Ragdoll by Daniel Cole

Book review: Ragdoll by Daniel Cole

When a body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together, the police really do have their work cut out.

Dreamboats and Petticoats at the Palace Theatre, Manchester

Theatre review: Dreamboats and petticoats at Manchester Palace Theatre

It was cold, it was dark, and I needed cheering up on a Monday evening. So what better than a song and dance?

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Photo of a model on the catwalk, wearing Nicoll Blue, during the Roksanda Autumn/Winter 2017 London Fashion Week show at Surrey Street, London.

Spring into new fashion: Fresh from the catwalk

The UK’s biggest designer names have unveiled their winter wares at the biannual London Fashion Week shows.

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