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Turned out nice

It couldn’t have turned out nicer for George Formby devotees heading for a special get-together in Lancashire today.

The triple funeral for the Gibraltar Three (Sean Savage, Dan McCann and Mairead Farrell) in Belfast, in March 1988

The Funeral Murders - a reminder of a troubled past

It seems hard to remember now, when security threats seem to originate from the maelstrom in the Middle East, that it wasn’t long ago we seemed to have daily reports of atrocities which came much closer to home.

Peregrine falcons have returned to St Walburge's Church. Photos: Daniel Martino.

St Walburge's opened armed welcome back for resident peregrine falcons

One of Preston’s historic churches has once again welcomed back its resident cast of peregrine falcons.

The sights and sounds of reggae are coming to Blackpool

Rum and reggae to bring Caribbean colour to Blackpool

A new festival will bring a taste of the Caribbean and beyond to Blackpool this summer.
Lowther Pavilion

Powerful play’s well handled by a very talented cast and director

All My Sons, Lowther Pavilion

Connie Lush Band: Poulton Gala presents The Fylde Blues Festival at Thornton Little Theatre.

Gala will be singing the blues in festival fund-raising concert

Poulton Gala will be presenting The Fylde Blues Festival at Thornton Little Theatre.


VIDEO: See father and son rap duo's new film

A city rap duo is celebrating after launching a new video to promote their forthcoming album.

Chris Difford will be performing at The Platform in Morecambe

Squeeze man Chris Difford to drop in at The Platform in Morecambe for a spot of storytelling

It might be an idea to watch your words around Chris Difford, or else you just might end up being the focus of one of his songs!
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Lara acquired the cinema towards the end of 2017.

Ambitious owners want Longridge's Palace Cinema to become more than just a movie theatre

Longridge’s premier silver screen venue is aiming to return bigger and better than ever by opening up its doors to more than just film and popcorn enthusiasts.
Adele tribute artist Katie Markham is playing at Preston's Guild Hall

Win tickets to see Adele tribute show at Preston's Charter Theatre

As a tribute artist, getting the chance to perform alongside your idol is a rare opportunity. But to be hand selected by a global musical sensation to replicate them on TV is an even rarer event.

Tiddler Tales which is being staged at Lowther Pavilion. Photo: Robin Savage.

Tiddler and other Terrific Tales at Lowther Pavilion

Get your toddlers along to the Lowther for an enchanting adaptation of stories by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler - the author and illustrator any child must love, thanks to tales such as The Gruffalo and Stick Man.

Young resort rockers Tongue Of Fire

Young Rock ‘n’ Roll Stars are set to burn up the Viva stage in Blackpool

Blackpool’s young rockers Tongue Of Fire, who’re winning praise for their alternative tracks and new takes on classics, will support one of the country’s top tribute acts tomorrow night.


Chance to take stock of talent for good causes

A charity music festival returns to the Marine Hall on Sunday for the first time in seven years.
Phil Daniels

A tale of two roles comes to Blackpool next week

Quadrophenia and EastEnders star Phil Daniels will be showing the two sides of a classic gothic character when he comes to Blackpool next week.

Tease owners Ron and Karen enjoying some afternoon tea in the cafe with Longridge Mayor Coun Stuart Tyrer.

Drastic career change for mental health nurse Rob after opening dementia-friendly coffee shop

A cafe-loving-couple have fulfilled a long-running dream of theirs by giving up their day jobs to open a state-of-the-art independent cafe.
Midnite Johnny are playing at Mad Hatters

Things to do (March 23 to 25)

As spring has finally arrived, why not get out and enjoy these events?
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Flight to Darkness and 77 Rue Paradis by Gil Brewer

Book review: Flight to Darkness and 77 Rue Paradis by Gil Brewer

In two turbulent, mesmerising tales from the 1950s, a Korean War veteran gets involved with a troublesome beauty and finds himself caught up in family strife and murder, and a disgraced former aircraft manufacturer is blackmailed into treason.
Funnyman Billy Pearce

Billy Pearce date to boost Lytham Hall’s big revamp

Tickets are still available for a fund-raising evening at Lytham Hall this Friday headlined by funnyman Billy Pearce.

Grimsargh Players were due to perform at The Playhouse Theatre in Preston

Performances by Grimsargh Players cancelled

The Grimsargh Players, who are due to present the comedy The Female of the Species, have had to cancel a string of performances.

Theatre and Comedy
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke

Thom Yorke heading to Manchester after announcing new solo tour

The Radiohead frontman has included the north west as part of only three UK appearances this year.

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