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Friendships, first words and dinky dinosaurs

Novels to inspire a new generation, and some classic picture book magic, are just some of the inspirational new reading on offer to children as the summer holidays draw near.

GlastonFerret returns to Preston's The Ferret pub next week

Live music on tap at GlastonFerret

If you missed Glastonbury, or missed the extensive television coverage from the comfy confines of your sofa, why not head out to the next best thing – GlastonFerret.
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Matt King will close Saturday's Elvis Celebration at the Winter Gardens

Champion tribute act to headline Winter Gardens' Elvis Celebration

The multi-award winning Elvis tribute act Matt King will close the Elvis Celebration festival at the Winter Gardens on Saturday night.
The Jacksons

‘I’m just glad Michael’s name was Jackson’

Eight years have passed since Michael Jackson’s shocking and untimely death.

Will Smith headlines the Livewire Festival

Support stars sign up for Will Smith festival fun

New star names have been added to the line-up for the new Livewire Festival taking place in Blackpool this summer.

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Adele tells fans: I don't know if I'll ever tour again

Adele has hinted that she may never tour again.

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The Winter Gardens stages last minute Elvis Celebration 2017

Free shows for Elvis fans left All Shook Up by cancellation

A free celebration of Elvis Presley's music will now take place at the Empress Ballroom this weekend.

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Lucy Fallon in action on Coronation Street

Lucy could be magazine's choice for best actress

Young soap star Lucy Fallon has picked up another award nomination.

Leighton Hall in Carnforth is host to a Classic Car and Bike Show on Sunday

Things to do this weekend (July 1 and 2)

Here's the pick of events happening in Lancashire this weekend:
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Preston band The Empire Police are taking the city by storm

Arresting music from Preston band The Empire Police

I predict a riot... call the police! The only trouble is, those who are inciting all the buzz are the fuzz – namely The Empire Police.

Ed Sheeran is heading out on his biggest tour to date next year

Ed Sheeran announces stadium tour

If you missed his headline showing at Glastonbury catch the troubadour next year as he heads out on his biggest tour to date.
One of the acts on stage at last year's Europe's Tribute To Elvis event at the Winter Gardens

Elvis will still enter the building...

Blackpool Winter Gardens management has assured visitors 'Blackpool is open', after the Europe's Tribute To Elvis festival this weekend was cancelled.
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Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of the Rock Stars by David Hepworth

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 Globe Inn

UK’s largest pub company hit with £24k fine after family’s Baked Alaska horror

A Baked Alaska dessert wrongly sold as ‘egg-free’ sent a boy with a severe egg allergy into anaphylactic shock, a court has heard.

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Win: Pupils from Shakespeare Primary in Fleetwood

Shakespeare Primary School crowned 2017 Last Choir Singing County Winner

Shakespeare Primary School has been crowned Last Choir Singing 2017 County Winner – winning Lancashire’s foremost school singing competition title at the Grand Final event held at King George’s Hall on 16 June.
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.

Piano Men: Generations is playing at The Grand in Blackpool on Sunday June 25, 2017.

Emotional return to resort for Piano Men

There’ll be an emotional homecoming for a musical Blackpool family this weekend.

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