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RECIPE: Spring lamb is now at its best...here’s how to enjoy

Now that spring has finally arrived we can make the most of the beautiful seasonal lamb that will be available in Lancashire’s fine butchers and local supermarkets.

Whats on
Crime and mystery take star billing for spring

Book reviews: Crime and mystery take star billing for spring

Crime fiction fans are in for a treat as a new season of reading gets off to a murderous start.

Arts
Alistair Higgins and the cast of Dreamboats And Petticoats, heading to Blackpool Opera House this week

Musical marathon is a dream tour to play

For 10 years, baby boomers have been reliving their youth through the CDs celebrating the music of the 50s and 60s.

Theatre and Comedy
Monkey is set to return to our screens in 2018

Cult TV show Monkey is back!

If you grew up in the late 70s or early 80s, this news is magic.
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The Shires

REVIEW: The Shires, Opera House, Blackpool

British country duo The Shires got the second leg of their UK tour under way with a fine performance in Blackpool.

Music
A scene from Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey which is coming to the Dukes, Lancaster in May.

See young heroine get her man in classic tale at Dukes, Lancaster

A witty, fast moving and stylish theatre production of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey will be hosted by The Dukes, Lancaster from May 9-13.

News
Little Anthony makes his first full UK performance at Blackpool International Soul Festival this summer

Soul festival debuts to make an impression

A ‘once in a lifetime’ line up is set to wow soul fans for the second Blackpool International Soul Festival.

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Midnite Johnny are a blues/rock band playing The Ferret in Preston on Sunday

Things to do this weekend (April 22 and 23)

Easter might be over but there's still plenty of events to enjoy on Saturday and Sunday.
Whats on
Lizzy Grant takes a selfie with other Miss World contestants in the US

‘Pageants are not racist’ says Lizzy

Reigning Miss England Lizzy Grant has hit back at claims that beauty pageants are sexist and racist.

Arts
The Whitechapel Players in rehearsal for their forthcoming production.

Whitechapel players set to stage two adult comedies

The Whitechapel Players, who recently auditioned for the first time in the amateur dramatic group’s history, are set to stage two, short, adult comedies.

Theatre and Comedy
Arrowood by Mick Finlay

Book review: Arrowood by Mick Finlay

Celebrated London detective Sherlock Holmes might be the master of deduction but he has serious flaws… his prices are prohibitive and he doesn’t understand people.

Arts
The Ice Beneath Her by Camilla Grebe

Book review: The Ice Beneath Her by Camilla Grebe

Scandinavian noir just got darker, bleaker, more powerful and more thrilling…

Arts
Broadchurch ended on a high

Broadchurch bows out in blaze of glory with highest ever ratings

Broadchurch ended on a record high as its last ever episode scored its biggest audience ever.

Offbeat
The Grand Theatre, captured by Sean Conboy

Snap super shots of Grand in masterclass

Amateur snappers can get tips from a professional in one of Blackpool’s iconic theatres.

Arts
Viola and piano duo, Emma Richards (viola) and Cordelia Williams (piano) appearing at North Fylde Music Circle

Exciting programme from piano and viola pairing

Some of the greatest works for viola and piano will be showcased at North Fylde Music Circle’s April concert.

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Elio Pace

Putting Billy Joel songs through their paces

Singer/songwriter and piano-player Elio Pace and his band, will be performing, ‘The Billy Joel Songbook performed by Elio Pace and his band’ at Preston’s Charter Theatre on Friday, April 28.

Music
Undated Film Still Handout from The Belko Experiment

The Belko Experiment -Revels in the torture and suffering of a poorly served cast

Staff cuts and corporate headhunting are embraced with bloodthirsty and literal glee in The Belko Experiment.

Arts
Gemma Arterton as Catrin Cole and Bill Nighy as Ambrose Hilliard

Their Finest - An exceedingly fine affair

It's tally ho and chocks away to a tumultuous period when upper lips were jolly stiff and women on the home front actively served the bomb-ravaged nation.

Arts
Lily Collins as Marla Mabrey

Rules Don't Apply - If exhaustion doesn't grip audiences, boredom will

The madness that ensued at the culmination of the 89th Academy Awards, when Warren Beatty was handed the wrong envelope, is nothing compared to the haphazard plotting and direction of his first feature behind the camera since Bulworth in 1998.

Arts
The Anti-Boredom Book of Brilliant Outdoor Things to Do by Andy Seed

Book review: The Anti-Boredom Book of Brilliant Outdoor Things to Do by Andy Seed

This amazing book will come out just in time for the summer holidays so there will be no excuse for the children to be bored.

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