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How the life and death of Bowland Beth the hen harrier inspired filmmaker David Cobham’s campaigning book

David Cobham is renowned for his film ‘ Tarka The Otter’ but now he is seeking a new audience - the next generation of conservationists. He told Fiona Finch how he hopes his new work will help to save the hen harrier.

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Last years wining display from US team Rozzis Fireworks

Fireworks ‘will attract thousands’

The teams aiming to light up the sky over Blackpool at this year’s World Fireworks Championships have been revealed.

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The Gazette Retail and Leisure Awards

Blackpool Retail and Leisure Awards

Full details of our exciting new awards will be revealed here on August 31st.

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Funniest jokes of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe revealed

Funniest jokes of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe revealed

A joke about the new pound coin has been named the funniest of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Bradley Walsh

Is Bradley Walsh lined up for sidekick role in Doctor Who?

Doctor Who fans have expressed surprise after it emerged that Bradley Walsh could be the new assistant on the show.
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Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith and Noel Fielding

Bake Off's Prue Leith jokes about skipping ads on Channel 4

Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith has joked that viewers can watch episodes of the Channel 4 show on catch-up to avoid advertising breaks.

TV and Film
Morrissey, who is to release his first studio album since 2014

Morrissey announces new album

Morrissey is to release his first studio album since 2014.

Jenna Coleman as the monarch

Actress Jenna Coleman ‘rewinds’ Dame’s version of queen

Actress Jenna Coleman may well be playing a queen on screen in Victoria, but she’s taken inspiration from a dame.

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The Wyre Levee Stompers

Return plans for jazz and blues fest

A date has been set for the return of the Blackpool Jazz And Blues Festival.

Christian Cox

Councillor: ‘Worrying’ no star has been named

With under two weeks to go before the big Switch-On, it has not yet been revealed who will flick the world-famous lever to officially launch another season of dazzling Illuminations.

Sir Bruce Forsyth has trouble with his deckchair in Blackpool in 1960 seaside stars

‘Show-business in Blackpool is too fantastic for words’

Stars of stage and screen have been paying tribute to TV legend Bruce Forsyth following the announcement of his death on Friday, aged 89.

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Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden and Coun Peter Hunter having fun at the Lostock Community Centre event

Blackpool community's fun day and dog show

The community came together for a fun day and dog show at Lostock Community Centre in South Shore.

Lina will support Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff at Livewire in Blackpool this weekend

The Voice Israel singer Lina to support Will Smith

Winner of The Voice Israel in 2013, Lina has been announced as the support act for Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff at this weekend’s Livewire festival in Blackpool.

The Last Notch by Arnold Hano

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.
Head down to Botany Bay for a weekend of family fun on the canal

Things to do this weekend (August 25 to 28)

There's plenty of events happening over the Bank Holiday weekend:

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Blurry pictures appear to show an Apple branded television screen in a test lab

'Leaked' images show 'Apple TV in testing lab'

The long-rumoured Apple TV could be on the way after a 'leak' purporting to show it in production was posted online.

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

PICTURES: Fylde Country show

Dancing sheep and motorbike stunt riders were just some of the main attractions at an action packed Fylde Country show this weekend.

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PICTURES: Lytham 1940’s Wartime Weekend

Visitors were able to step back into the 1940s at a festival in Lytham this weekend.

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