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Book review: The Kennel Club’s Illustrated Breed Standards by The Kennel Club

As the dog world gets hot under the collar for the start of this year’s annual Crufts extravaganza at the NEC in Birmingham from March 9-12, here’s the chance to brush up on your essential canine knowledge.

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Tell Me A Lie by CJ Carver

Book review: Tell Me A Lie by CJ Carver

A ruthless Russian oligarch, a doggedly determined policewoman and a British spy with memory block on a deadly mission…

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Broadway star Adrian Zmed, who plays Georges in La Cage Aux Folles, which is coming to Blackpool Grand Theatre

First time lucky for Zmed and La Cage

The current UK tour of La Cage Aux Folles, which opens at Blackpool Opera House tomorrow night, presents two firsts.

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Barry Steele

Orbison tribute has real Steele

The Roy Orbison Story, Grand Theatre

Music
Darlia

Darlia return after a long absence

Blackpool band Darlia have announced their long awaited return to the live music circuit.

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The English Heritage blue plaque to Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury, at his former home at 22 Gladstone Avenue in Feltham, west London

Who deserves a blue plaque?

Lancashire has a host of influential musical connections going back over the ages from the likes of George Formby to classical star Kathleen Ferrier.

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Tapas bar

Where are the best tapas bars in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

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Screen grabbed image taken from the Twitter feed of Ringo Starr of the former Beatles drummer with Sir Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr come together for studio session

The last two living ex-Beatles have teamed up for the first time in seven years.

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Sir Matthew Bourne at the Grand Theatre

Dancing royalty to pay first visit

Blackpool is well known among dancers as the place to go.

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Ta Na Manga

It’s a kind of magic at the Winter Gardens

The world’s largest annual magic convention has returned to the Winter Gardens for its 65th year.

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(left to right) Jon Bentley, Craig Charles, Georgie Barrat and Ortis Deley

Red Dwarf star Craig Charles named The Gadget Show's new host

Red Dwarf star Craig Charles has been announced as the new host of consumer technology programme The Gadget Show.

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Craig Harrison as Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson’s legacy continues at Lowther

A Michael Jackson tribute act who is no stranger to the Blackpool entertainment scene performs at Lowther Pavilion tonight.

Music
The Sugar Hill Gang

Sugarhill Gang and Furious Five unite for gig

Members of two legendary hip hop groups will join forces for a special show at Preston Guild Hall.

Music
The Walled Garden at Barton Grange Hotel recipe Goosnargh chicken

RECIPE: Breast of Goosnargh chicken, parma ham and basil, roasted beets, saffron, potato, red pepper coulis

When serving delicious food at home it really doesn’t have to include obscure ingredients or dishes.

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Natalie Brown (SAN BROOKE), Julie Bushby (SHERIDAN SMITH), Karen Matthews (GEMMA WHELAN), the three women at the centre of BBC drama The Moorside

The Moorside - A brave attempt to redress the balance

We have often been told that there’s nothing such as society, and that we no longer have a sense of community.
Arts
June Brown as Dot Cotton in Eastenders

Nasty Nick, the monologue and cannabis tea - Dot Cotton's Eastenders highlights

Chain-smoking, Bible-bashing Dot Cotton has been an EastEnders fixture since 1985, and has appeared in some of the soap's most dramatic - and sometimes funniest - scenes.

Offbeat
Catch some puppet fun with the popular children's classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, at The Atkinson this weekend.

Things to do this weekend (February 18 and 19)

Here's a few activities to enjoy on Saturday and Sunday...
News
North of Forsaken by Matthew P. Mayo

Book review: North of Forsaken by Matthew P. Mayo

Old family wounds are reopened during a treacherous, blood-splattered journey through Wyoming to track down a valuable deeded property in a gritty Western from Spur Award-winning author Matthew P. Mayo.

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Dear Zoo

Book reviews: A special birthday and animal magic with Macmillan

One of the best-loved and most ingenious picture books celebrates its 35th birthday as Macmillan roll out a new season of reading for early years children and their parents.

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Dave berry

60’s show will be solid silver entertainment

The Solid Silver 60’s Show, which has been a feature of the concert circuit for 32 years, is back with yet another stellar line-up of sixties legends.

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