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Written word festival continues

Blackpool’s very own festival of written word - Wordpool, continues today and tomorrow.

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Watch the first trailer of Stephen King's IT

Watch the first trailer of Stephen King's IT

The first trailer of the highly anticipated Stephen King cult horror classic IT has got everyone talking.
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Cecelia Aherne

Author Cecelia Ahern visits Preston and reveals secret to her success

If you have ever wondered what success smells like, here is your answer.

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College lecturer Tracey Eastham with some of her work

College artist’s exhibition of biblical proportions

A Blackpool and the Fylde College lecturer is exhibiting at a gallery in Manchester with a timely reflection on national identity, as the government prepares to trigger the Brexit process.

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Saratoga Payback by Stephen Dobyns

Book review: Saratoga Payback by Stephen Dobyns

After an absence of almost 20 years, Stephen Dobyns’ popular laconic hero, former police sergeant turned private eye Charlie Bradshaw, makes a welcome return to the sleuthing world in a lively tale of multiple murder, mutilation and horse-napping.

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The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution by Robert Service

Book review: The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution by Robert Service

The last Tsar of Russia… to some he was a tragic hero who tried to hold back a tide of rampaging revolutionaries, and to others a brutal autocrat whose reactionary conservatism led to suffering and national instability.
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Peter Kay and Sian Gibson star in Peter Kays Car Share

Share a few laughs at Vue Cleveleys cinema

Fans of Peter Kay’s Car Share who didn’t get tickets for the series two premiere event at the Blackpool Opera House rejoice.

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Rev Martin Whiffen and volunteers Celia Darbyshire and Brenda Lambert

Wanted one donkey for church Easter celebrations

Calling all donkeys this Easter.
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A screenshot from the adaptation of Wuthering Heights featuring Anchorsholme  actor Paul Eryk Atlas as Heathcliff

Paul’s reaching new Heights as an actor

Early last year, The Gazette interviewed an Anchorsholme actor, who had just been cast as Heathcliff in a new, independent movie of classic novel Wuthering Heights.

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The Throwdown finalists - Richard, Clover and Ryan

The Great Pottery Throwdown - The natural successor to Bake-Off's crown

It may have escaped your notice, but the BBC recently lost the jewel in its primetime crown – The Great British Bake-Off. The Beeb has been running auditions for “the next Bake-Off” for some time now – many with some arrangement of the words ‘Great’, ‘British’, ‘Challenge’ and ‘Off’ in the title.

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Some of the students behind the Fylde Film Showcase at The Regent Cinema. They are (from left) Marina Farag, 22, from Blackpool, Jake MacRae, 22, from Bispham, Sam Mason, 23, from South Shore and Christian Roberts

Students launch film festival to showcase talent

Blackpool and The Fylde College students are planning a film festival to help showcase new talent.

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This longstandingevent has been delighting families in the area since the 1860s.

Egg rolling in Preston 2017 - everything you need to know

Families looking for entertainment in Preston this Easter will no doubt be heading to Avenham and Miller Parks' famous Egg Rolling event.

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The Infernal Gallop from Matthew Bournes Early Adventures

Bourne stamps his identity on new show

Sir Matthew Bourne’s brand new dance production ‘Early Adventures’ opens at the Grand Theatre tonight.

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DanceSyndrome Wins Not-For-Profit Award at Red Rose Awards

DanceSyndrome wins Red Rose Award

An inspiring dance charity has been recognised at the Red Rose Awards..

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The Little Teashop of Lost and Found by Trisha Ashley

Book review: The Little Teashop of Lost and Found by Trisha Ashley

Reading a tasty Trisha Ashley novel always makes you greedy for her next… and not just because each story delivers a feast of delicious recipes.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

14 films to look forward to in 2017

We have already been treated to some big releases this year - but there's plenty more to come!
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Adam Mitchell

Child actor Adam enjoys day in the sun

A Baines’ School pupil has been given the life-changing opportunity to sing on a Disney film soundtrack.

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Blackpool Winter Gardens. (Photo: Michael Beckwith).

Junior Dance Festival returns

The Blackpool Junior Dance Festival will once again be returning to Blackpool Empress Ballroom for its 70th anniversary.

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Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon) is on the warpath in The Last Kingdom

The Last Kingdom - political plotting amid the Brian Blessed bellowing

At a time when the United Kingdom seems intent on ripping itself apart, it’s a good time for a drama which shows how the kingdoms became united in the first place.

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Sandi Toksvig (left) and Noel Fielding who have been confirmed as presenters on Channel 4's The Great British Bake Off

Lunacy or genius? Great British Bake Off fans split on new hosts

The Great British Bake Off viewers are split over Channel 4's choice of hosts for the new series, questioning whether it is "lunacy or genius".

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