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The Script announce big Blackpool date – four years since Lights no-show

Irish band The Script are to finally make their Blackpool debut - four years to the day since they should have starred at the Illuminations Switch-On.

Music
Ride the Lights in Blackpool is just one of the free events you could try

SPECIAL REPORT: Free events will keep youngsters entertained

For kids the summer holidays stretch out before them in a golden haze. But for parents this time of year can be fraught with the difficulties of what to do to keep them entertained without breaking the bank. NAOMI MOON has put together the pick of events that can be enjoyed for free across the county this summer.
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Cars 3 is out now.

Cinema AND TRAILER - Cars 3: Even a cartoon car can face a mid-life crisis, discovers Owen

Owen Wilson is back in the driving seat for Cars 3, but both he and Lightning McQueen are feeling their age. The actor explains why getting older isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, but he’s still a big kid at heart.

TV and Film
New Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker

View Screen: 13 questions for the 13th Doctor, Jodie Whittaker

The actor taking over as the lead character in Doctor Who made her debut this week - here she answers a few vital questions. . .

TV and Film
Darts fans flock to Winter Gardens as the ‘Power’ has one more throw at glory

Darts fans flock to Winter Gardens as the ‘Power’ has one more throw at glory

World matchplay, Blackpool Winter Gardens, July 22-30

Theatre and Comedy 1
The Coustics

Eyes of the world on town as music and arts festival starts

St Annes Music and Arts Festival, Ashton Gardens

Music 2
Join Mole in Preston's Avenham Park this summer

Preston parks are setting for family theatre

What better way to celebrate the school holidays and having the children at home than heading of to Avenham and Miller Park every Friday for live family theatre in the open air?

Theatre and Comedy
Rebecca Ferguson is heading to Preston

Rebecca Ferguson is coming to Preston

X Factor favourite Rebecca Ferguson will be performing live in concert at Preston Guild Hall on Saturday, February 10 next year.

Music 2
The BetVictor PDC World Matchplay Darts tournament is being held in Blackpool

Things to do (July 22 and 26)

Lancashire is a hotbed of events over the coming days...
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Phil Winston has become president of the International Dance Teachers Association

Teacher Phil voted lord of the dance

A Blackpool theatre veteran has been voted into the number one spot in a 60,000-strong dance organisation.

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Travel, trivia and walks on the wild side

Book reviews: Travel, trivia and walks on the wild side

As the school holidays take off, get ready for summer fun with a galaxy of gorgeous new children’s books.

Arts
TV Smith will be playing The Adverts best known hits at next months Rebellion Punk Festival PHOTO: JANETTE DECKER

Punk pioneers back in resort for Rebellion

One of Britain’s punk pioneers will be playing the resort next month when the Rebellion Punk Festival returns to Blackpool.

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Katie Price

Katie Price at Charter Theatre

Preston’s Charter Theatre will welcome TV personality, Katie Price through its stage doors on Friday September 1 for ‘An Audience With Katie Price’.

Theatre and Comedy 5
The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker

Book review: The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker

Bone-chilling, ingenious and gut-wrenching, this stunning crime thriller should come with a warning… the author has a track record for graphic horror!

Arts
The Blackpool Royals get set for the carnival

Blackpool to strike up the band for carnival

Bands, dancers and performers from the Fylde Coast and right across the region will be bringing a touch of the Caribbean to Blackpool Prom this Sunday.

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The principal cast of BIDCAs Alice In Wonderland

Skaters hand over a cool £20k to charity

Blackpool’s annual children’s ice dance show has handed over more than £20,000 to local charities.

Theatre and Comedy 1
David Duckmanton as Mick Hucknell in A New Flame

David’s voice is Simply similar

Fans of the unique vocal tones of Mick Hucknell will be in for a treat next month, as A New Flame comes to the Marine Hall.

Music 2
Stacey McClean

A royal panto role for Stacey

Blackpool singing star Stacey McClean will take on a royal role in Preston’s Christmas panto.

Theatre and Comedy 1
An almond for a parrot

Book review: An Almond for a Parrot by Wray Delaney

Meet the amazing Tully Truegood, captivating courtesan, purveyor of dark magic… and currently only a heartbeat away from the gallows.
Arts
Fund-raiser for Janet Colgan

Night with the stars for cancer fight mum

Entertainers have joined forces in the latest fundraising bid for seriously ill grandmother’s treatment at a private clinic in Germany.

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