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Book review: Saratoga Payback by Stephen Dobyns

After an absence of almost 20 years, Stephen Dobyns’ popular laconic hero, former police sergeant turned private eye Charlie Bradshaw, makes a welcome return to the sleuthing world in a lively tale of multiple murder, mutilation and horse-napping.

The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution by Robert Service

Book review: The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution by Robert Service

The last Tsar of Russia… to some he was a tragic hero who tried to hold back a tide of rampaging revolutionaries, and to others a brutal autocrat whose reactionary conservatism led to suffering and national instability.
UB40, featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue

Time to savour some vintage Red Red Wine

What do Rod Stewart, Neil Diamond and UB40 all have in common?

Peter Kay and Sian Gibson star in Peter Kays Car Share

Share a few laughs at Vue Cleveleys cinema

Fans of Peter Kay’s Car Share who didn’t get tickets for the series two premiere event at the Blackpool Opera House rejoice.

TV and Film
Milton Jones

Milton brings his comic flair and garish shirts

Master of the one-liners’ Milton Jones will perform at Preston Guild Hall as part of his upcoming UK tour.

Theatre and Comedy
Cinderbarrow Miniature Railway is perfect for all the family.

10 things to do this weekend (April 1 and 2)

Spring has arrived, so why not try something different this weekend.

Whats on
Former journalist Angela Norris who has written her first book 'Dancing To The Beat Of The Tide

Former Garstang journalist creates waves with first book

Knott End library was packed for a nostalgia-packed presentation by village author Angela Norris.
Blackpool tattooist Danny Robinson will feature in the brand new MTV show Just Tattoo of Us

Blackpool tattooist Danny has designs on stardom

A Blackpool tattooist has been announced as one of the stars of a brand new MTV show.

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A screenshot from the adaptation of Wuthering Heights featuring Anchorsholme  actor Paul Eryk Atlas as Heathcliff

Paul’s reaching new Heights as an actor

Early last year, The Gazette interviewed an Anchorsholme actor, who had just been cast as Heathcliff in a new, independent movie of classic novel Wuthering Heights.

TV and Film
Wrestling stars are heading to Preston Guild Hall

A new World of wrestling awaits

Some of the UK’s best wrestlers are set to face off at Preston Guild Hall, for a brand new series of ‘World of Sport’.

Theatre and Comedy
Action Records owner Gordon Gibson looking forward to Record Store Day at his shop on Church Street, Preston

Rare treats in store for music lovers

Unreleased Smiths demos, David Bowie LP sets and an Africa shaped vinyl of Africa by Toto are just some of the exclusive releases that will be available on the tenth annual Record Store Day.

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Preston noise merchants Evil Blizzard play LiVe in Preston on Saturday, April 1

Blizzard to blanket city with noise and mayhem before joke

Evil Blizzard might be hitting the heady heights of fame, appearing alongside legendary headliners such as Rainbow, Sweet and Blue Oyster Cult at the Stone Free Festival at London’s O2 Arena in the summer, but before then they will be hitting their home turf in Preston once again for what promises to be a manic and messy April Fool’s night.

Whats on
Frank Sinatra - mobbed in '50s  in Blackpool

“It was a very good year” with ol’ Blue Eyes

One of Ken Dodd’s bits of doggerel is “Woman is fickle, give her a tickle. . .”

Tessie O'Shea painting in the garden "Rose Cottage" her home in Poulton, in 1945

Historic season at stunning resort venue

This week on the telly I heard yet another broadcaster refer to “the Blackpool pier.”

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Josef Locke.

Fascinating story of colourful favourite

“The world is full of grey people. Josef Locke was multi-coloured.”

Nostalgia 1
A packed dancefloor in the Winter Gardens Empress Ballroom in 1948.

Can you help get notes in the right order?

Thanks For the Memory would be a good name for a project at Blackpool’s Central Library.

Masterchef returns to BBC One.

TV choice: 5 of the best shows to watch this week

If you watch nothing else this week, give these shows a go...
TV and Film
AC 12 are back in Line of Duty.

TV highlight: Line of Duty - return of the cop show that beats all the others

When DCI Roz Huntley (Thandie Newton) captures a serial killer, Forensic Coordinator Tim Ifield (Jason Watkins) alerts AC-12 to a possible miscarriage of justice.

TV and Film
Caters Get Rich.

TV choice: What to watch on TV and streaming this week

Check out our Weekend Magazine TV editor Stuart Chandler's picks for the coming week.
TV and Film
Samantha Morton and  Lesley Manville face off.

TV interview: At the heart of this tale of the capital’s brothels is a family saga

London 1763, the capital of the world, the most cosmopolitan place on Earth. One in five women in London is making her living selling sex. In some areas brothels, run by indomitable Madams, are to be found on almost every street.

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