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IN PICTURES: Colour and fun at Lytham Club Day celebrations

Lytham’s streets and historic Hall grounds were awash with colour and fun as the town celebrated its annual Club Day.

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Dancers from The Lowry's CAT dance programme

Resort youngsters join future dance stars for showcase night

Young dancers from Blackpool will join a celebration of The Lowry theatre’s resident dance training programme.

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Lancashire recommends... the best Spanish restaurants in Lancashire

You don't have to travel for for some Spanish culture....

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PICTURES: Residents enjoy 'glorious' St Michael's Gala despite the Great British weather

Villagers of St Michael’s enjoyed another ‘glorious’ gala despite the British summer cutting short their fun.

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Where the Missing Go by Emma Rowley

Book review: Where the Missing Go by Emma Rowley

‘The thing about the missing is that they don’t always want to be found.’

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Secrets Under the Sun by Nadia Marks

Book reviews: Get yourself beach ready with four super summer sagas

Escape to secrets and sunshine in beautiful Cyprus, raise a glass to fun and flirtation in a French vineyard, and enjoy the dramas and despairs of women finding friendship during wartime.
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Queen of the North by Anne OBrien

Book review: Queen of the North by Anne O’Brien

‘This is no world to play with mammets and to tilt the lips: We must have bloody noses and crack’d crowns.’

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The Woman in the Wood by Lesley Pearse

Book review: The Woman in the Wood by Lesley Pearse

Twenty-six years after her first novel hit the shelves, much-loved author Lesley Pearse has become something of a publishing sensation.
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IN PICTURES: Queen crowned at Fleetwood Carnival’s wet but great day

After months of selfless and tireless preparation, the bumper Fleetwood Carnival returned to the Port for a day of jam-packed fun on The Esplanade.

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Lancashire sees 67 million visitors pour in each year

LISTINGS: Your 2018 summer guide to what's on in Lancashire - including festivals, shows, gigs and places to stay

Lancashire is heating up for a sensational summer with an array of festivals, shows and gigs in the line-up.
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Spark during the illuminated tram parade as part of Lightpool Festival in 2017.

BBC Philharmonic to trip the Lights fantastic with Lightpool Festival return

Blackpool’s award-winning Lightpool Festival will return, with a light and sound spectacular featuring the BBC Philharmonic.

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The Knotted Project's The Commuters

Theatre project asks how to measure success - money, time or smiles?

A new physical theatre performance, supported by the Grand, will question the ‘work-life balance’ in the modern world.

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Northern Ballet's Ugly Duckling

Ballet for babies

Based on the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, Northern Ballet bring their original children’s ballet the Ugly Ducking to Blackpool this week.

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The Zoe Ball Book Club will feature on  her TV show, Zoe Ball on Sunday. Pictures: PA/Specsavers/Cactus/ITV.

Read all about it as Zoe Ball opens up on next chapter in her career

The Blackpool-born radio presenter and TV host is launching her very own book club with a little bit of help from some of her celebrity friends.

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IN PICTURES: Calder Vale Children’s Festival 2018

Around 50 queens and retinues from Wyre towns and villages descended upon Calder Vale for its annual Children’s Festival.

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My Dad, the Earth Warrior by Gary Haq

Book reviews: Boys on a mission take centre stage for Father’s Day

A boy called Hero battling to save the planet, a youngster fighting to uncover the truth about his dad, a kitchen boy caught up in black magic and a daring boy time-travelling on the high seas are just some of the stars of a sparkling new selection of children’s books.

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Inquisition by David Gibbins

Book review: Inquisition by David Gibbins

When the wreck of a 17th century ship is found off the coast of Cornwall, it sets in motion an epic quest leading back to the disappearance of the iconic Holy Grail.

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Somewhere Beyond the Sea by Miranda Dickinson

Book review: Somewhere Beyond the Sea by Miranda Dickinson

Seren MacArthur’s dad used to tell her that magic is everywhere if you look hard enough for it… and she needs to believe that now more than ever before.

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Pulse by Felix Francis

Book review: Pulse by Felix Francis

Since the death of his father, the legendary jockey and crime writer Dick Francis, Felix Francis has been on a winning run.

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Widows by Lynda La Plante

Book review: Widows by Lynda La Plante

Thirty-five years ago, a Liverpool-born screenwriter and author called Lynda La Planted burst on to the entertainment scene with a thrilling six-part ITV crime series that became an instant hit.

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