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Scomadi Scooter Festival in Whittingham

Scooter enthusiasts are invited to a two-day festival this weekend.

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Nicole Kidman advertising Jimmy Choo

'Sexy' designer shoes beloved by the well-heeled

For two decades Jimmy Choos have been red carpet favourites, adorning the feet of major celebrities and royals alike.

Offbeat
Generation Game

All new Generation Game looking for Lancashire contestants

The iconic seventies game show, The Generation Game, is set to return to BBC and is looking for competitive families to take part.
Arts
Daniel Craig as James Bond

James Bond creators announce plans for new film in 2019

James Bond will return to the big screen for a fresh instalment in 2019, creators have said.

Offbeat
Joe Pasquale is performing at Viva Blackpool on August 11

Joe’s in disguise as a modern day court jester

Not many people come to Blackpool hoping for a rainy day, but that’s what Joe Pasquale wants when he heads to the resort next month.

Theatre and Comedy
Blackpool Grand Theatre

‘Gifted and hilarious’ Eddy to headline monthly comedy night

The latest line up for Blackpool’s Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club has been announced.

Theatre and Comedy
Lesley Garrett

Opera star Lesley’s love for Lytham rings out in message

Opera star Lesley Garrett has hailed the musical production of The Mikado coming to Lytham Hall next month.

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Our Summer Together by Fanny Blake

Book review: Our Summer Together by Fanny Blake

Even women of ‘a certain age’ need a second chance at life… and no one knows that better than Fanny Blake.

Arts
Maureen Nolan stars as Vi Moore in the UK tour of Footloose Pics: MATT MARTIN

Footloose star Maureen ‘in awe’ of show’s cast

Former girl group singing sensation Maureen Nolan, who found fame in Blackpool, is taking to the stage once more in a toe-tapping rock’n’roll musical.

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Glastonbury is taking a year off

BBC launch brand new music festival for 2018 as Glastonbury takes year off

The BBC has announced its biggest ever music event with a brand new festival across four different nations.

Offbeat
Olly Murs: Will be performing at Lytham Festival

House band wanted to play live on Lytham Festival’s online TV channel

Budding pop and rock stars are being offered the opportunity to perform live on Lytham Festival’s dedicated online TV channel – LF:TV.

Music
Blackpool producer Matt Huxley prepares for new track release

Ibiza living lends international flavour to Matt’s debut record

Blackpool music producer Matt Huxley is set to release his first record after an international collaboration.

Music
Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey

Britain's Got Talent winner Ashleigh Butler opens up about Pudsey's death

Ashleigh Butler, owner of Britain's Got Talent's champion dog, Pudsey, broke down in tears as she opened up about her beloved pet's death.

Offbeat
Wands at the ready for Wizard Academy at Leighton Hall

Things to do this weekend (July 29 and 30)

Make the most of summer with some of these events...

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Filming for the movie will star actress Maxine Peake

Wanted: ‘Miserable’ Northerners for massacre movie

It was one of the darkest days in Manchester’s history, when government troops armed with sabres and truncheons charged at a crowd of 60,000 peaceful protesters demanding reform of the parliamentary system.

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Family fun

Where are the best family days out - with entry fees?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.
News
Ride the Lights in Blackpool is just one of the free events you could try

SPECIAL REPORT: Free events will keep youngsters entertained

For kids the summer holidays stretch out before them in a golden haze. But for parents this time of year can be fraught with the difficulties of what to do to keep them entertained without breaking the bank. NAOMI MOON has put together the pick of events that can be enjoyed for free across the county this summer.
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Justin Bieber performs on a stage during his world tour concert in Beijing

Justin Bieber banned from China over 'bad behaviour'

Justin Bieber will not be invited to perform in China because of his past "bad behaviour", Beijing officials said.

Offbeat
Joe McElderry is back in Blackpool

At last, meet the real X Factor Joe on stage

He’s been to Blackpool as Tommy in The Who’s epic rock opera.

Music 1
Blackpool and The Fylde College choir

College choir joins lights show

Blackpool and The Fylde College students will take to the stage along with top local acts at this year’s Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On event and as part of the College’s 125-year celebrations.

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