Arts & Screen

Book review: Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of the Rock Stars by David Hepworth

These uncommon people certainly took seriously the role that came (and went) with rock.

The Little Teashop of Lost and Found by Trisha Ashley

Book review: The Little Teashop of Lost and Found by Trisha Ashley

Reading a tasty Trisha Ashley novel always makes you greedy for her next… and not just because each story delivers a feast of delicious recipes.
The Faithful by Juliet West

Book review: The Faithful by Juliet West

When Oswald Mosley’s blackshirts arrive in a peaceful Sussex coastal village for a summer camp in 1935, a restless teenage girl is seduced by their dark, alien charms.

The Mayfly by James Hazel

Book review: The Mayfly by James Hazel

Ex-cop Charlie Priest thought he had said goodbye to danger when he quit the Met to become a top London lawyer…

Cousins by Salley Vickers

Book review: Cousins by Salley Vickers

To label Salley Vickers’ complex and compelling new novel a family saga would be to do this acutely perceptive writer a disservice.

Joanne Clifton will star in Flashdance The Musical

What a feeling for Strictly's Joanne

Strictly Come Dancing champion Joanne Clifton will head the cast of Flashdance - The Musical as it heads to Blackpool this autumn.

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It will be hosted by IT crowd star Richard Ayoade. Photo: Channel 4

Start the fans please! Crystal Maze back on our screens this week

Channel 4’s hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is back on our screens this Friday.
Jodie Prenger takes a trip back home during latest tour

Jodie sees the sunny side of life

Nine years have flown by in a whirlwind of roles for Blackpool’s stage star Jodie Prenger.

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The attraction will celebrate the history of donkey rides in Blackpool.

Celebrating resort’s much-loved donkeys

There will be donkey rides with a difference in Blackpool next month.

Inside the Dingles' cottage at the Emmerdale Studio Experience

Cross over to Yorkshire for a tour of Emmerdale

For hundreds of years, there has been a bit of a friendly rivalry between Lancastrians and Yorkshire folk.

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Love It or List It is back

Contestants wanted for Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It

Property experts, Kirstie and Phil, are on the search for homeowners who are in need of some hands-on help in renovating or relocating.
Children's TV exhibition at the Lowry Gallery, Manchester...Play School with Brian Cant 1964

Play School and Play Away presenter Brian Cant dies aged 83

Presenter and actor Brian Cant has died at the age of 83.

Smith by Timothy J. Lockhart

Book review: Smith by Timothy J. Lockhart

Blackmailed into working for a secret government organisation, a hard-bitten former servicewoman overcomes a perilous training programme to become a highly skilled and extremely resourceful assassin in a taut, action-packed thriller.


When TV and movie cameras put Blackpool in spotlight

Blackpool has been the focus of the screen – both big and small – many times over the last century, and more.

Press surround Michael Ball, left, and Alfie Boe as they reveal the new blue plaque in his honour at Fleetwood's Marine Hall

Plaque honour brings Fleetwood superstar Alfie Boe home

Singing sensation Alfie Boe was surrounded by family and friends to mark the honour of having a blue plaque installed in his home town.

One of the artworks, Its not burnt its caramelised by Jonathan Baldock

Punch and Judy comes to Blackpool gallery

A new art exhibition revealing the inner lives of two of Britain’s most iconic entertainers is set to open in Blackpool.

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Hoghton Tower

Lancashire recommends.... Tourist attractions

Readers have voted.

A scene from Titanic The Musical at Charing Cross Theatre last year. It comes to Blackpool Opera House in July 2018

Titanic show aims to honour the dreamers

Composer Maury Yeston is all set to sell his musical version of the Titanic tragedy to me, ahead of last week’s announcement of it coming to Blackpool Opera House.

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Lucy Fallon

Bethany faces decision in big Corrie story

Coronation Street’s Bethany Platt is at a crossroads that could lead to disaster next week when her exploitative fiance tries to sex-traffic her to Belgium.

Dan Whiston

Dancing on Ice star Dan Whiston offers free zumba lessons

Dancing on Ice star Dan Whiston is to host a special free zumba class at The Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

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