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Gorillaz back with anthem for our times

Gorillaz release Humanz, Cranberries remix old favourites while we round up new sounds from Mark Lanegan and Cattle and Cane

Music
James Hodgkinson (right) and Liam Mulryan from Fleetwood Celebration

More acts added to music festival as plans progress

A series of weekly car boot sales will be staged to raise additional funds for an ambitious three-day music festival planned for Fleetwood.

Whats on
Scene from the film The Bentley Effect

Fylde visit for Australian fracking film trio

Film makers from Australia will be coming to the Fylde next month to show their movie about the battle between a local community and shale gas companies.

Environment
Discovery and adventure in our wonderful world

Book reviews: Discovery and adventure in our wonderful world

See the world in a whole new way, and discover adventure at every turn, in an exciting new selection of books for all aspiring young explorers.
Arts
A New Map of Love by Abi Oliver

Book review: A New Map of Love by Abi Oliver

When middle-aged antiques dealer George Baxter loses his wife of 26 years, his comfortable, if predictable, life is suddenly torn apart.

Arts

Blackpool promises packed programme for Armed Forces Week 2017

Blackpool Armed Forces Week will return this summer with a packed line up of events to honour the nation’s military personnel.

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Eagles experience, Talon

Eagles tribute swoops into Viva Blackpool

The award-winning Eagles experience band Talon bring their 20th Anniversary Tour to Viva Blackpool this Saturday.

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Music in the mix at Blackpool’s Bootleg Social

Music in the mix at Blackpool’s Bootleg Social

There’s a triple bill of local musicians taking the stage at Blackpool’s Bootleg Social tonight.

Music
What a tonic!
Gin jamboree heads to town

What a tonic! Gin jamboree heads to town

Blackpool folks will get the chance to taste some of the finest gins around at a boozy event this summer.

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The Odessey: The Zombies in Words and Images - The Zombies with Scott B. Bomar and Cindy da Silva

Book review: The Odessey: The Zombies in Words and Images - The Zombies with Scott B. Bomar and Cindy da Silva

Intentionally or otherwise, the misspelling of Odyssey as Odessey half a century ago has led to eternal life for one group of zombies.
Arts
Strictly Murder: skilled cast twists the tale

Strictly Murder: skilled cast twists the tale

Strictly Murder

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Until Saturday

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Jason Manford

Manford back at Lowther

A swift return to Lytham by top comic Jason Manford has been greeted with delight.

News
DJ Sam Divine returns to Pier Jam this weekend

Pier proves a Divine spot for dance party

All-day dance festival Pier Jam makes its 2017 debut at Blackpool’s North Pier.

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Dreamboats and Petticoats

Classic tunes are a hit on stage

Dreamboats And Petticoats, Blackpool Opera House. Until Saturday

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Trooping in park in their hundreds, by George!

Stanley Park played host to hundreds of Blackpool scouts at they celebrated their patron saint.

News
Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh helps find the hair colour for her new Madame Tussauds waxwork figure

Corrie star Kym immortalised in wax

Coronation Street resident Michelle Connor has been revealed as the latest star at Madame Tussauds.

TV and Film
Fleetwoods mermaid on parade

Fleetwood’s mermaid makes a big splash at festival

A giant mermaid puppet created in Fleetwood last year was at the head of a parade in Cheshire on Sunday as part of a new Tram Sunday initiatve.

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Scorton Bikes and Barrows Festival is a great attraction for all the family

Things to do this weekend (April 29 and 30)

It's Bank Holiday weekend, so there's no excuse not to try one of these great events.
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Kayla Watson, who is in the running to become Miss Swimsuit UK. Picture by Anthony Dudley

Blackpool model Kayla hoping to be a splash on the catwalk

An aspiring Blackpool model is hoping her bikini bod will win her a place on the catwalk.

Blackpool
Will Smith

Resort's Will Smith coup branded 'truly amazing'

Blackpool’s tourism bosses are hoping superstar Will Smith will help put the resort in the national spotlight and attract more acts to perform on the unique festival headland.

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