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Lytham library plan launched by friends group

A group lobbying for the reopening of Lytham library hopes its campaign has taken a major step forward.

News
Jonathan Goddard and Eleanor Duval as the Macbeths

REVIEW: Macbeth, Grand Theatre, Blackpool

There seem to be more Macbeths around right now than you can shake a broomstick at, with productions running at the National Theatre and by the Royal Shakespeare Company

Theatre and Comedy
Blackpool's Switch-On show in 2017

MTV back again for big Switch-On fun

Music channel MTV has announced it will be continuing its association with the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On concert for the third successive year.

Music
Keep You Safe by Melissa Hill

Book review: Keep You Safe by Melissa Hill

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate?
Arts
The Book Case: An Emily Lime Mystery by Dave Shelton

Book review: Mystery, history and the wonders of nature

Spring is here and it’s time for children to get reading!

Arts
Good Friday by Lynda La Plante

Book review: Good Friday by Lynda La Plante

Long before she was a formidable detective chief inspector, Jane Tennison was a rookie police officer finding her feet in the tough world of 1970s London.

Arts
One Cornish Summer by Liz Fenwick

Book review: One Cornish Summer by Liz Fenwick

Tucked away in the southern-most part of Cornwall is the rugged Lizard peninsula, a coastal haven of tiny fishing ports and gorgeous sandy bays, and a source of inspiration for both writers and artists.

Arts
My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

Book review: My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

As the Broadway hit musical Hamilton wows London theatregoers, it’s the perfect time to explore the untold story of the famous American founding father Alexander Hamilton’s remarkable wife Eliza.

Arts

IN PICTURES: Hundreds take part in spectacular Twinkletoes showcase dance event in Blackpool

More young dancers have showcased their months of hard work at Blackpool Opera House.

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Courtney Act to headline at Pride Blackpool

Ru Paul's Drag Race star to headline at new-look Pride Blackpool

Headline act for Pride Blackpool has been announced as Celebrity Big Brother winner Courtney Act.
News
The Golden Horse of Maoling as part of China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors at Liverpool's World Museum'Images by Gareth Jones

Days Out: A new addition for landmark exhibition

As Liverpool prepares itself for the annual Grand National Festival this weekend, the city’s World Museum is celebrating a new addition to its landmark 2018 exhibition, China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors.

Arts

IN PICTURES: Twinkletoes production at Blackpool Opera House

Thousands of costumes are lined up and glistening backstage at Blackpool Opera House this week as young dancers showcase months of hard work.

Arts
The Allotment Girls by Kate Thompson

Book reviews: Step into spring with three escapist novels

Enjoy a gripping wartime tale set in bombed-out London, meet a woman struggling to rebuild her shattered life in 1850s County Durham, and be moved by a mystery set near stunning St Ives in Cornwall in three glittering new spring sagas.

Arts
A Typhoon at last year's show

BLACKPOOL AIR SHOW 2018: Typhoon is bound for resort airshow

Blackpool Air show is set to get a visit from the RAF Typhoon Display team this summer.

Arts
Charlotte Dawson with a cardboard cut out of her comedy legend dad Les at launch of fashion range Fredafunk in Manchester. Picture: Dave Nelson

Charlotte Dawson launches clothes line - with cardboard cut out of dad Les watching on

Reality TV starlet Charlotte Dawson - famed for her ‘too glam to give a damn’ approach to life - has launched her own fashion range, giving fans a chance to channel her distinctive style.

News
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
Stable Lass: Riding out and mucking in  tales from a Yorkshire racing yard by Gemma Hogg

Book review: Stable Lass: Riding out and mucking in – tales from a Yorkshire racing yard by Gemma Hogg

Famed for its historic castle, cobbled squares and Georgian tearooms, the small ‘chocolate-box’ market town of Middleham in North Yorkshire has another claim to fame… its rich horse racing heritage.

Arts
Obsession: Marlene Dietrich: The Pierre Passebon Collection by Henry-Jean Servat and Pierre Passebon

Book review: Obsession: Marlene Dietrich: The Pierre Passebon Collection by Henry-Jean Servat and Pierre Passebon

For over forty years, German actress and Hollywood legend Marlene Dietrich was the epitome of glamour, style and sophistication.

Arts
Isabelle and Jessica Kidd choose their Usborne Mini puzzle books

Book review: Usborne Minis… for the journey!

Rainy days, travel, school holidays or simply a day out… grab a handful of Usborne Minis and boredom will be banished in an instant!

Arts
Flowers and tributes left in St Ann's Square in Manchester following the Manchester Arena terror attack. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA

Mass sing-along to mark anniversary of the Manchester Arena terror attack

A mass sing-along led by choirs will be held to mark the one-year anniversary of the Manchester Arena terror attack.
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