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Austin Powers actor Verne Troyer has died aged 49

American actor and former Celebrity Big Brother contestant Verne Troyer - known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers films - has died at the age of 49, his official Facebook page has confirmed.
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Dinosaur World Live at The Grand Theatre

Review: Dinosaur World Live, The Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Do you know why Triceratops needed frills? Or how many wings Microraptors had?

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Swedish DJ Avicii has died at the age of 28

Swedish DJ Avicii has died aged 28, his representative has confirmed.
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Pam and Emily with their runner bean chutney in the new BBC2 show Top of the Shops with Tom Kerridge

Top of the Shop with Tom Kerridge - A flop from top to bottom

Napoleon, in one of his wilder flights of fancy, is alleged to have called Britain “a nation of shopkeepers”.
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Chris Bevan

Lytham in Bloom team in BBC documentary series

Lytham in Bloom’s green-fingered volunteers are to come under the national spotlight in a BBC documentary series.

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Dinosaurs meet children and shoppers in Houndshill.  Pictured is Alexandra Harman, Samantha Arends and Liam Wright. Pics DAN MARTINO

Dinosaurs roam the Houndshill Shopping Centre in Blackpool

Shoppers were in for a shock when a group of dinosaurs took over Houndshill Shopping Centre this week.
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Lytham Library has been closed since September 2016

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.

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Ariana Grande performing during the One Love Manchester benefit concert for the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack

No Tears Left to Cry: Ariana Grande unveils first new track since Manchester Arena attack

Ariana Grande has released her first new track since the Manchester Arena attack which claimed the lives of 22 concertgoers.
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Ric Hulme of Moshpit Burgers at the Waterloo Music Bar

Burger bar’s a dope plan for rock fans

Working up a sweat in the moshpit is sure to give rock fans an appetite.

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Laurence Knight as David Bowie in the Bowie Experience. Picture by Charlie Raven

Bowie Experience at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre

Bowie Experience – The Golden Years Tour - celebrating the music of the pop icon David Bowie, comes to Blackpool’s Grand Theatre on May 3.

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Dave Wakeling, frontman with legendary ska-poppers The Beat, is bringing the band back to Preston

The Beat goes on... Dave Wakeling on getting back on the road again

As California-based Dave Wakeling plans his UK return and a series of dates on this side of the Atlantic promoting a new LP by The Beat – 36 years after the last – MALCOLM WYATT got the lowdown from their acclaimed singer-songwriter

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A previous cast of American Idiot, the Green Day musical

Don’t be an American Idiot and miss out as new Opera House show tickets go on sale

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for Green Day’s American Idiot musical when it comes to Blackpool.

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Dinosaur World Live comes to Blackpool Grand Theatre

Get up close to prehistoric puppets on daring adventure

Step back in time with a theatrical treat for all the family at the Grand Theatre this weekend.

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Daniel O'Donnell heads to the Opera House, Blackpool, this week

Daniel’s Irish eyes will be smiling over the crowd at the Opera House

He’s the only artist to have at least one hit in the UK album charts every year since 1988, and this week Daniel O’Donnell is back in Blackpool.

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Thornton Cleveleys Operatic Society's Songs FromThe Shows 2018

REVIEW: Life Is A Cabaret, Thornton Little Theatre

Thornton Cleveleys Operatic Society have been performing their Songs From The Shows for more than 40 years, and this year the theme is a musical journey through life’s stages, cleverly devised by director Wendy Raw, from being born, to death being ‘Just Around The Corner.’

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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

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Troubadour on stage

Troubadour on target to celebrate musical project

A project taking aim at bringing the excitement back to music download’s comes to a close with a celebration concert.

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Eric The Dragon

Countdown on for big St George’s Day bash in Lytham

Organisers of Lytham’s St George’s Day Festival are looking forward to its 10th anniversary staging being the biggest and best yet.

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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.

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The children's cast of Whistle Down The Wind by Junction 4

REVIEW: Whistle Down The Wind, Lowther Pavilion

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1996 musical, set here in 1950’s Louisiana, triumphantly breaks new ground for Lytham Amateur Operatic Society, renamed as Junction 4.

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