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Musicians bring a little bit of Blackpool rock to Queen's birthday concert

George Formby enthusiasts Alan and Alyson Yates had a ‘once in a lifetime’ outing this weekend - performing at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the Queen’s 92nd birthday celebrations.

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Stately home

Where are the best historic halls and stately homes in Lancashire?

The county has many halls and stately homes which carry historical interest.

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Pam and Emily with their runner bean chutney in the new BBC2 show Top of the Shops with Tom Kerridge

Top of the Shop with Tom Kerridge - A flop from top to bottom

Napoleon, in one of his wilder flights of fancy, is alleged to have called Britain “a nation of shopkeepers”.
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Chris Bevan

Lytham in Bloom team in BBC documentary series

Lytham in Bloom’s green-fingered volunteers are to come under the national spotlight in a BBC documentary series.

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Dinosaurs meet children and shoppers in Houndshill.  Pictured is Alexandra Harman, Samantha Arends and Liam Wright. Pics DAN MARTINO

Dinosaurs roam the Houndshill Shopping Centre in Blackpool

Shoppers were in for a shock when a group of dinosaurs took over Houndshill Shopping Centre this week.
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Lytham Library has been closed since September 2016

Lytham library plan launched by friends group

A group lobbying for the reopening of Lytham library hopes its campaign has taken a major step forward.

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A previous cast of American Idiot, the Green Day musical

Don’t be an American Idiot and miss out as new Opera House show tickets go on sale

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for Green Day’s American Idiot musical when it comes to Blackpool.

Theatre and Comedy
Dinosaur World Live comes to Blackpool Grand Theatre

Get up close to prehistoric puppets on daring adventure

Step back in time with a theatrical treat for all the family at the Grand Theatre this weekend.

Theatre and Comedy
Daniel O'Donnell heads to the Opera House, Blackpool, this week

Daniel’s Irish eyes will be smiling over the crowd at the Opera House

He’s the only artist to have at least one hit in the UK album charts every year since 1988, and this week Daniel O’Donnell is back in Blackpool.

Music
Jonathan Goddard and Eleanor Duval as the Macbeths

REVIEW: Macbeth, Grand Theatre, Blackpool

There seem to be more Macbeths around right now than you can shake a broomstick at, with productions running at the National Theatre and by the Royal Shakespeare Company

Theatre and Comedy
Troubadour on stage

Troubadour on target to celebrate musical project

A project taking aim at bringing the excitement back to music download’s comes to a close with a celebration concert.

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Eric The Dragon

Countdown on for big St George’s Day bash in Lytham

Organisers of Lytham’s St George’s Day Festival are looking forward to its 10th anniversary staging being the biggest and best yet.

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The children's cast of Whistle Down The Wind by Junction 4

REVIEW: Whistle Down The Wind, Lowther Pavilion

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1996 musical, set here in 1950’s Louisiana, triumphantly breaks new ground for Lytham Amateur Operatic Society, renamed as Junction 4.

Theatre and Comedy
The Memento Workshop is based on the Lubaina Himid exhibition at the Harris Museum

Things to do (April 21 - 23)

As the weather brightens up, why not get out and about to some of these events?

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The River Ribble outside the Spread Eagle at Sawley

Restaurant review: The Spread Eagle at Sawley near Clitheroe

Nestled next to a soaring stretch of the beautiful  River Ribble, with views stretching a cross the Forest of Bowland, The Spread Eagle at Sawley has earned its reputation as a calming bolt-hole in a stunning corner of our beautiful Lancashire countryside.
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Kim Wilde

80s star still going strong

Kim Wilde, Preston Guild Hall

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Mark Bowen and Idles at Bootleg Social. Pic: LINDSAY MELBOURNE

No rest for wicked with raucous punks

Idles, Bootleg Social

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Trampolene are playing Bootleg Social on April 27

Welsh rockers will bounce at Bootleg!

Fans of The Libertines were left disappointed last year when the band were forced to cancel appearances at Blackpool Winter Gardens.

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Dark, supernatural Shakespearean tragedy Macbeth comes to Blackpool Grand Theatre tomorrow and Wednesday

Macbeth power play is a part of all of us

A gruesome bloody tragedy, Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most famous works.

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Keep You Safe by Melissa Hill

Book review: Keep You Safe by Melissa Hill

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate?
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