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Competitive ballroom dance back at the Tower

After a long absence, Open Competitive Ballroom Dancing is finally set to the Tower with the British Dance Grand Prix.

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Anna can-can at the Moulin Rouge

Taking to one of the most famous stages in the world, Anna Coope says being part of the Moulin Rouge is a “dream”.

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Hit '90s TV show Crystal Maze, famously hosted by Richard O'Brien, is coming back

Start the fans please! Crystal Maze set to return to our screens

Big news in the TV world this morning as Channel 4 has announced that hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is coming back to our screens.
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Casey Affleck as Lee Chandler

Film review: Manchester By The Sea

Anguished silences between members of a fractured Massachusetts family speak volumes about the loss of a son in writer-director Kenneth Lonergan’s elegiac drama.

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Ryan Gosling as Sebastian Wilder and Emma Stone as Mia Dolan

Film review: La La Land

The frenzied expectation surrounding writer-director Damien Chazelle’s musical love story was deafening before La La Land won a record seven Golden Globe awards earlier this week.

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Sherlock:  Mycroft Holmes (MARK GATISS), Sherlock Holmes (BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH), Dr John Watson (MARTIN FREEMAN) - (C) Hartswood Films - Photographer: Todd Antony

Sherlock finale at Vue Cleveleys

The anticipated series four finale of BBC’s Sherlock will be broadcast live on the big screen at Vue Cleveleys.

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Pigeon show

Top things to do at the weekend (January 20 to 22)

Here is our guide of things to do this weekend in Lancashire.

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The Watcher by Ross Armstrong

Book review: The Watcher by Ross Armstrong

Bird-watching turns to people-watching with deadly results in a dark and intriguing Hitchcock-style thriller from actor and now author Ross Armstrong.
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The Vanishing by Sophia Tobin

Book review: The Vanishing by Sophia Tobin

After forays into 18th century London and the Kent coast in 1851, author-to-watch Sophia Tobin returns with a gripping gothic tale of intrigue, romance and revenge set amidst the brooding hills of Brontë country.

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Mysteries, magic and furry friends for a new reading season

Book reviews: Mysteries, magic and furry friends for a new reading season

As the new school term gets under way, there is plenty of reading fun to keep youngsters smiling this January.

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Death and the Naked Lady and The Lady and the Cheetah by John Flagg

Book review: Death and the Naked Lady and The Lady and the Cheetah by John Flagg

John Flagg, pseudonym of American crime writer John Gearon who died in 1970, delivers a barrage of murder and mayhem in two fabulous 1951 mysteries… with the added bonus of a suspense-packed short story.
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Vue to offer cheaper Monday tickets

Vue to offer cheaper Monday tickets

Vue cinema in Cleveleys will be offering £3.99 tickets, every Monday, starting next week.

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Robson Green followed in the footsteps sort of  of Robinson Crusoe in a documentary on ITV

Robson Crusoe: A Surprising Adventure - One goes mad on an island

When I was a boy, I wanted to be a soldier, or a policeman, or possibly Alan Kennedy, the moustachioed, tightly-permed left-back of the all-conquering Liverpool team of the early 1980s.

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The best return of Christmas  Outnumbered

The BBC wins the Christmas TV war

It’s Christmas, the time of year when tradition dictates we give gifts, eat way too much and ignore all the other TV channels and watch the BBC.

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North End players are filmed for a new Virgin Trains video

Training session with a difference for PNE stars

Preston North End players are on track to be the stars of a new video.

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A scene from the new Wonder Woman

Pick of the flicks for new year

As the popcorn goes stale on another cinema-going year, film critic Damon Smith looks forward to the action-packed blockbusters, heartbreaking dramas, uproarious comedies and potential Oscar winners that will be lighting up the big screen over the next 12 months ...

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Viva still in the Christmas spirit

Christmas may have been almost two weeks ago but if you’re still in the festive spirit, Viva Blackpool have you covered.

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Streaming services such as netflix and Amazon Prime have made it easier to bingewatch than ever. Shutterstock

Half of Brits happy to binge watch

Whether you gorge on Game of Thrones or are glued to Breaking Bad, us Brits have become a nation of box set addicts with half of Brits (50 per cent) happy to watch between two and four one-hour episodes of a TV show in one go.
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Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

Book review: Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

Fear… it’s perhaps the most powerful and visceral human emotion, and one that exciting US author Peter Swanson has learned to exploit with breathtaking audacity and skill.

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Safe From Harm by RJ Bailey

Book review: Safe From Harm by RJ Bailey

In the volatile and dangerous world of London’s super rich, a small, intrepid band of close protection officers must keep the billionaires, oligarchs, tycoons and famous names safe from harm.

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