Book review: The Last Notch by Arnold Hano

Reprinted for the first time under his own name, American author Arnold Hano’s innovative, provocative Wild West tale of greed, self-loathing and redemption sees a legendary outlaw attempting the perilous, complicated path toward amnesty.

Between Sisters by Kristin Hannah

Book review: Between Sisters by Kristin Hannah

They say blood is thicker than water… but the love between two sisters has turned to a thin trickle after a callous betrayal 26 years ago.
The cast of Illyria's The Mikado at Lytham Hall

REVIEW: Mikado, Lytham Hall

Playing in front of the largest audience of their nationwide tour inspired Illyria’s cast to produce an A star performance on a dry calm evening.

Theatre and Comedy
Fighting Fantasy: The Port of Peril by Ian Livingstone

Book reviews: Fantasy heroes, sisterly love and a trip through time

A fantastic fantasy series celebrates a special anniversary, a family of sisters face new dramas and the world springs to colourful life in some sparkling new children’s books for August.

Pat Ascroft will give a talk at Garstang Library

Busy programme at Garstang Library for arts festival

Garstang Library will be the venue  for a number of exciting performances and presentations for Garstang Art and Music Festival
Give Me the Child by Mel McGrath

Book review: Give Me the Child by Mel McGrath

When her husband’s 11-year-old love-child turns up on her doorstep one hot London night, Cat Lupo must decide whether she could ever give the now motherless girl a home.

The Wardrobe Mistress by Natalie Meg Evans

Book review: The Wardrobe Mistress by Natalie Meg Evans

Mentally battered and bruised by six years of conflict, a young war widow steps on board a train in search of a new life… and determined to seek out answers to mysteries from her childhood.

Marys Shell by Carol Watson, judged best digital image in show - a local landmark in a different light:

Final week of photo display

Time is running out to take a look at the hundreds of images on display at this year’s Lytham St Annes Phtoographic Society Photoshow.

Finalists in this years Northern Star competition at Viva Blackpool

Ashley helps kids live the dream with contest

A West End actor from Blackpool has given young singers and dancers a chance to live their dream.

FY Wingz competing at the Street Dance World Championships

Street dance school launches sponsor scheme to boost classes

Street dancers are calling on local residents and businesses to help support their skills with private sponsorship.

Jenna ColemanQueen Victoria in new images from ITV historical drama Victoria

See Blackpool's Jenna Coleman in new Victoria trailer and photos

A new trailer and photos have been released showing Blackpool-born actress Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria.

TV and Film
Every Day Above Ground by Glen Erik Hamilton

Book review: Every Day Above Ground by Glen Erik Hamilton

Former military man Van Shaw is desperately trying to live every day above ground and on the right side of the law, but crime is in his genes. Can he turn down the chance to get his hands on a long-forgotten, hidden stash of gold?

A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan

Book review: Perfect adventures, secret cooking and wild mazes

Summer fun just got better with the arrival of a sunshine collection of new children’s books.

Grundy Art Gallery in Blackpool

Poetry sessions promise to be dead good - and pack a Punch

Lancashire’s Dead Good Poets are hosting two events this week with an open invite for people to join them.

Liverpool Sisters by Lyn Andrews

Book review: Liverpool Sisters by Lyn Andrews

Inspired by the experiences of her great aunt in the early years of the 20th century, one of the North West’s most popular storytellers brings us the drama-filled tale of two sisters fighting for their place in the world.

Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear

Book review: Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear

Cat Kinsella is a young, up-and-coming detective in the Met but she has a dark and dangerous secret… a secret that could tear apart her career and her family.
Lea Salonga at West End Proms, Lytham Festival

Stars were singing in the rain for festival finale

The heavens may have opened over the Green for the closing night of Lytham Festival, but no one was going to rain on the parade of stars on show.
Coffee morning at Fleetwood Museum.  L-R Sheila Gaynor, Rory Fearon and Beth Lindsay.

Coffee, chat and chance to see new exhibition

Guests at Fleetwood Museum’s latest regular coffee morning enjoyed a cuppa and chance to find out more about Fleetwood’s history.

Five Escape Brexit Island, the follow up book to Five on Brexit Island

Enid Blyton grown-ups spin off gets new titles

One of last Christmas's bestselling books is getting a sequel as the Enid Blyton For Grown Ups series launches five new titles.

Penny Farm Horse Sanctuary

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