Book review: The Desperado and A Noose for the Desperado by Clifton Adams

In two masterfully written, fast-paced Westerns reprinted from the 1950s, a hot-headed teenager on the run from the law becomes a bandit... and the fastest gunman ever to come out of Texas.
The Perfect Victim by Corrie Jackson

Book review: The Perfect Victim by Corrie Jackson

From the cut and thrust of the newsroom to the scene of a grisly murder, reporter Sophie Kent is at the top of her game.
Dan Whiston

Dan’s delight at return to the Dancing On Ice rink

He’s got three winners’ trophies under his blades, so it’s fair to say that Dancing On Ice wouldn’t be the same without Dan Whiston.
Theatre and Comedy
Mollie King and AJ Pritchard danced to Wings by Little Mix

Stars come out as Strictly comes dancing into Blackpool

Blackpool was firmly in the spotlight as hit BBC show Strictly Come Dancing was broadcast to millions of home live from the Tower Ballroom.
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Details for this year's Layton Christmas lights switch-on have been revealed

Details announced for Christmas lights switch-on celebration

Plans for the 2017 Christmas lights switch-on festivities in Layton have been finalised.

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Alexandra Burke and Gorka Marquez. Photos by Dave Nelson

Venue casts its spell on Strictly dancers

The jewel in Blackpool’s glittering crown, the Tower Ballroom, is once more be going live to the nation as Strictly Come Dancing broadcasts from the resort tonight.

Theatre and Comedy
Gemma Atkinson with  her Strictly 2017 dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec

Gemma’s hoping for a little extra support on ‘home turf’

They’re the golden ticket on the Golden Mile this weekend - tickets to Strictly Come Dancing at Blackpool Tower Ballroom are year after year like gold dust.
Katya Jones with her celebrity partner Joe McFadden

Strictly dancer Katya: Why I love Blackpool

‘I love Blackpool,” says Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Katya Jones, as she prepares to partner her celebrity dancer Joe McFadden on the Tower Ballroom dancefloor this weekend.

The Nimes Roman ampitheatre

TRAVEL: Underground and overground in beautiful southern France

Smell. Taste. Think.
Robin Ross

City streets inspire new work

Radio DJ-turned-artist Robin Ross has launched a new exhibition showcasing the work he created this summer.

Ashton Memorial

Lancashire recommends... interesting buildings

You don't need to go far to marvel at Lancashire's architecture.

An English Murder by Cyril Hare

Book review: An English Murder by Cyril Hare

In the English 'Golden Age' of crime writing, Cyril Hare earned a reputation as one of the best-loved masters of the whodunit.

The Saturdays singer Mollie King and AJ Pritchard

Strictly stars making a song and dance of Tower trip

The musical numbers for Saturday's Blackpool bonanza of Strictly Come Dancing have been confirmed.

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Michael Ball and Alfie Boe on their recent visit to Blackpool

Top tenors get Together Again for Strictly at Tower

It’ll be back to Blackpool once more for local lad Alfie Boe, as he and Michael Ball head to the Tower Ballroom to feature in the weekend’s Strictly Come Dancing filming.

TV and Film
The Fix by David Baldacci

Book review: The Fix by David Baldacci

FBI special agent Amos Decker is no James Bond… he’s overweight, socially inept, needs a haircut and his stained clothes could do with a good wash.
The Christmas Secret by Karen Swan

Book reviews: The Christmas Secret by Karen Swan

Alex Hyde is a young woman to be reckoned with…

Bertha Wood pictured back in 1944 and celebrating her 100th birthday

Life begins at 100

More and more people are living to be 100. A new book reveals some of the great British characters to hit the century mark and here author John Withington recalls three of Lancashire’s notable centenarians.
This year the switch-on will be on December 2

Light night set to bring festive joy for Blackpool

Santa Claus is coming to town, despite previous fears that Christmas had been cancelled for Blackpool.

Kevin Clifton with his celebrity partner Susan Calman

Strictly dance stars aim for a trip to resort

Strictly Come Dancing’s Susan Calman and Kevin Clifton have promised a passionate dance this weekend, which they hope will see them through to the show in Blackpool next week.

Thriller Live!

King pops back to Blackpool

Fans of superstar pop legend Michael Jackson will be beating a path to the Grand Theatre next week for the return of tribute show Thriller Live!.

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