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Book review: The Shadow Queen by Anne O’Brien

One medieval historian described her as ‘the most beautiful lady in the whole realm of England, and by far the most amorous,’ while another made tantalising reference to her ‘slippery ways.’

Festival-goers will be able to take their drugs to a testing tent run by The Loop, which will then tell them what is in the drugs before destroying what was handed over

Music festivals to allow revellers to test illegal drugs

Some of Britain's biggest music festivals are poised to allow revellers to test their drugs before they take them.


TODAY Kym Marsh met her match at Madame Tussauds Blackpool, where the Coronation Street star unveiled her brand-new wax figure.

She could barely believe her eyes when the curtain dropped to reveal her Coronation Street counterpart, Michelle Connor, not only looking back at her but talking too  quoting some of the Corrie characters most famous one-liners. 

Kym excitedly posed side-by-side with her new wax figure, toasting to the occasion, in none other than Madame Tussauds Blackpools Rovers Return Inn beer garden  a fun new addition to the attraction, building on the existing fully-licenced pub.

Following Michelle Connors dramatic storyline in Coronation Street, it was only right that Madame Tussauds Blackpool chose the Corrie beauty to take place in the attraction in the company of fellow Corrie legends, Bet Lynch, Hilda Ogden, Jack and Vera Duckworth and Ken and Deirdre Barlow.

Since Michelle hit our small screen

Corrie star unveils wax lookalike

Apart from getting your face on a banknote, the surest sign of major celebrity success is to be immortalised in wax.

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Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in the first teaser images from the second series of ITV's blockbuster Victoria

Jenna cradles baby in new scene from Victoria

The first glimpse of Blackpool’s Jenna Coleman in the second series of drama Victoria has been revealed.

Take That Wonderland tour

REVIEW: Take That supported by All Saints at Manchester Arena

Along with tens of thousands of my closest friends, I popped out to see the Mancunian boys made good who have arrived for a barn-storming return to the city they call home.

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 Frequency playing at last year's G-Festival, are returning this year

Things to do this weekend (May 27 to May 29)

It's another Bank Holiday weekend, so why not get out and try one or two of these events?

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Agent Cooper getting lost in his dreams again

How well do you remember Twin Peaks?

As David Lynch and Mark Frost's seminal series returns after a 25-year hiatus, it's time to jog your memory with these questions.

Inspectors found fly paper hanging above food

Blackpool restaurant boss in court a second time

A man has been prosecuted for the second time for food hygiene offences at his seafront restaurant.

Peter Hook

Hooky to visit some of his old Fylde haunts

Legendary Joy Division and New Order bass player Peter Hook says he is looking forward to re-visiting some teenage haunts during the Lytham Festival.

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Booths recipe: Homemade burger with bacon and cheese

RECIPE: Homemade burger with bacon and cheese

Eating a burger is satisfying ... but it tastes even better when you’ve made it from scratch.

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The original line-up

Classic 80s soap Dynasty returning to US TV Screens

Dynasty is returning to US TV screens, nearly 30 years after the prime-time soap opera aired its last hair-pulling fight.


Three girls praised as hard-hitting and eye-opening drama by viewers

Viewers have praised the BBC's "eye-opening" drama about the Rochdale abuse scandal as the series came to an end on Thursday.


Hayley: I’m delighted to be back on home soil

Soap and stage star returns to Fylde Coast for filming of new British comedy film Eaten By Lions

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Christina Bianco comes to Viva Blackpool

Christina makes an impression

‘Woman of a thousand voices’ Christina Bianco has announced a return show at Blackpool’s Viva.

Theatre and Comedy
Tentacle Tribe at Breakin' Convention which comes to Blackpool Grand Theatre

Dance day will be Grand

Street dancers will give a taster of what’s to come with this year’s Breakin’ Convention festival on Saturday.

Legendary resort singer Joe Longthorne is still battling ill health

Viva shows are Joe’s priority for summer

Singer Joe Longthorne has assured fans his Blackpool 30th anniversary summer season shows are his priority, after a ‘set back’ in his health.

Jodie Prenger is starring as Shirley Valentine

Shirley stage show stars Jodie

Blackpool stage star Jodie Prenger will star in the resort in Willy Russel’s Shirley Valentine.

Theatre and Comedy
Julie Bell, Lancashire County Councils head of the libraries, museums, culture and registration service

Pupils reveal their favourite books of 2017

The winners of the twelfth annual Fantastic Book Awards have been chosen by young readers throughout Lancashire.


Rock star Chris Cornell 'may have taken own life'

The death of rock star Chris Cornell is being investigated as a possible suicide, Detroit police have said.

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