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REVIEW: Beautiful - The Carole King Story, Opera House, Blackpool

With stunning sets and hits from the Sixties, Beautiful - The Carole King musical took its audience on a nostalgic trip down a musical memory lane.
Theatre and Comedy

VIDEO: Kane England win the World Cup?

Captain fantastic Harry Kane helped England get off to the perfect start on Monday in their opening World Cup match.
North West
The ouija board planchette refused to budge

Eyes down for Empire Bingo hall spirits!

Ghost hunters gathered with torches in hand at the Empire Bingo, long after the historic building closed its doors to the public, in the hopes of catching a glimpse of one of the ‘spirits’ rumoured to wander its halls.

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Blackpool Victoria Hospital

New beds at Fylde Coast hospitals could stop infections

The trust which runs Blackpool Victoria Hospital and the Clifton Hospital in St Annes is replacing 800 beds and 600 mattresses.
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Mental health in crisis as police officers care for ill with no beds available

Police officers are looking after mental health patients instead of going out on the beat due to a shortage of psychiatric beds in Lancashire, a senior officer has revealed.

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Fylde Coast GPs will not offer hayfever remedies

Fylde Coast GPs will not offer hayfever remedies

Hayfever sufferers on the Fylde Coast have been reminded to buy their medication over the counter instead of bothering their GP.

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Amelia White

Amelia’s Americana sound is unplugged

‘Well-worn smoky’ vocals will be on display at this month’s Garstang Unplugged as Amelia White comes to the club.
Music
Little Women, at Lytham Hall. The death of Beth

Big success for start of open air season at Lytham Hall

Having lived overseas I know a bit of what it’s like to be in a minority - and at times I felt echoes of that during the first open air performance of the year at Lytham Hall.

Theatre and Comedy
David Alacey as Frank Sinatra, Des Coleman as Sammy Davis Jnr and Paul Drakeley as Dean Martin, with special guest Charley Toulan as Marilyn Monroe

Kings of swing pack in special pier dates

One of the UK’s top tribute acts will play a special residency at Blackpool’s North Pier Theatre this summer.

Music
No aircraft allowed

Could you travel to The Far East without stepping on a single plane?

Studio Lambert, the award-winning television company behind Gogglebox, are seeking people with a keen sense of adventure to take part in a trans-global race for a cash prize.
Lifestyle
From June 22- September 9 the Great Exhibition of the North will showcase a multitude of art, culture, design and innovation

Great Exhibition of the North: Everything you need to know about this summer’s cultural extravaganza

From June 22- September 9 the Great Exhibition of the North will showcase a multitude of art, culture, design and innovation, showing the best of what the North of England has to offer.
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Countdown to the launch of the Great Exhibition of the North begins

Countdown to the launch of the Great Exhibition of the North begins

Final preparations are now underway for the launch of the Great Exhibition of the North.
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Harry Kane won it for England with an injury-time header

WATCH: Best celebrations of England's World Cup win

England left it late last night to claim a dramatic 2-1 win against Tunisia in their opening World Cup group game.

Football
Dr Jim Morris with a coin found during  the 2017 dig

Dig in again as Ribchester is Revisited

UCLan is once again leading an archaeological dig in Ribchester. Fiona Finch caught up with Dig Co-Director Dr Jim Morris as this year’s team set up camp in the Ribble Valley village.
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There have been no trains between Oxenholme and Windermere since Northern launched its new timetable

Trains to Lake District 'will run from July'

Trains will be back running to the Lake District from next month, says Northern.

Environment
Love Island's Kendall Rae Knight with last year's winner Kem Cetinay on a date at Blackpool's Notarianni's ice cream parlour

Love Island's Kendall comes Home - will Kem be with her again?

Blackpool’s Love Island beauty Kendall Rae Knight will be making an appearance at resort nightclub Home and HQ.

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Ray Quinn heads the cast of Summer Holiday

Summer Holiday stop off for Ray and his big red bus buddies

The full cast of musical Summer Holiday has been confirmed for when it comes to Blackpool Opera House.

Theatre and Comedy
Paul Maynard on a Virgin Train

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP in the driving seat with compo call

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard had the best seat onboard as he got to see the benefits of a £255m investment in Blackpool’s railways.
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Rain pours but Freckleton Club Day keeps marching on

With gala season in full swing the annual Freckleton Club Day took to the streets of the village – much to the delight of crowds and those taking part.

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