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Notting Hill and Vicar of Dibley star Emma Chambers dies aged 53

Vicar of Dibley star Emma Chambers has died aged 53, her agent has confirmed.
TV and Film
Nile Rodgers

'Low ticket' warning as fans go wild for Nile and the gang at Lytham Festival

Organisers of Lytham Festival are warning music fans to snap up their tickets to see disco legend Nile Rodgers in the summer.
Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry revealed he has been battling prostate cancer

Stephen Fry has revealed he has been battling prostate cancer.
The cast of ITV's crime drama Marcella, with Anna Friel (centre)

Marcella - It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world

Drums thrum menacingly, as a woman strides through a deserted office. She heads to the roof and steps up on to the parapet, the street far below. She hesitates, teeters on the edge...

TV and Film
Blue Air

WIN a fabulous holiday in Italy

Blue Air and Shearings are giving one ridiculously lucky winner a winter escape from which movies are made!
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Paul White from Faringo's Vegan Italian restaurant

No missed steak: Restaurant busier than ever after dumping meat to serve vegan food - and it used to be a steakhouse!

A steakhouse restaurant dumped meat from its menu to become the first 100 per cent vegan eatery in Blackpool.

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Young performers took over the Grand

Showcase trip for kids was just Grand

Pupils from a performing arts franchise took over the Grand Theatre for a showcase event.

Theatre and Comedy
Jodie Prenger, seen here as Shirley Valentine, is taking part in a scheme to inspire Blackpool youngsters

Jodie and Craig aim to inspire Blackpool youngsters

Two Blackpool-educated actors are backing a scheme to transform current students’ opportunities and give them a better start in life.

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Example and DJ Wire join Blackpool Festival bill

Dance fest leads by Example with stars

Two more leading names from the world of dance music have joined the line-up for Blackpool Festival this summer.
Dean Z to headline the Elvis Celebration weekend at the Winter Gardens

Champion tribute star to headline Blackpool Elvis Celebration

A grand champion Elvis tribute artist is to headline the Blackpool Elvis Celebration weekend at the Winter Gardens.


Hundreds of Fylde pupils at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens careers event

More than 400 children had a taste of the working world at a huge careers fair at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.


Blackpool is picture perfect for pair

Every picture tells a story.

A scene from Ellen Kent's La Traviata

REVIEW: La Traviata, Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Taking two children, aged 11 and eight, to the opera in an effort to broaden their horizons and wean them off YouTube for two-and-a-hours could have gone either way.

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The cast of Windmill Players' Joking Apart

REVIEW: Joking Apart, Thornton Little Theatre

Much-loved writer Alan Ayckbourn has been quoted as saying that this is one of his favourite plays and that the ones he likes most are those that are done the least or don’t do as well as they should.
Theatre and Comedy
The mining camp at the end of a glacier in a 1968 picure of Granduc

Barry Band: This Blackpool reporter’s time in Vancouver and looking back with “what if”

How often do you have cause to stop and wonder “What if”?

Liam Halewood.

Fylde stars take to stage for charity

Stars will join forces for a special charity night supporting other performers and the revamp of Lowther Pavilion.

The Zipheads

The Zipheads make a return visit to Blackpool music venue The Waterloo

Hailed by bar bosses as ‘one of the most exciting bands to visit The Waterloo last year’, the band from St Albans will bring ‘their own unique and ferocious brand of rockabilly/ska/punk and swing, along with a very highly charged stage show, guaranteed to get you moving.’
Former psychic to Princess Diana, Sally Morgan, is heading to the Grand Theatre

Diana’s psychic brings heavenly connections

She’s been wowing audiences across the country for the past nine years.

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Blackpools Funny Girl show bar

Funny Girls put a spring in their high-heeled step

The new season show is under way at Blackpool’s Funny Girl show bar.
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