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Hoping to bring in the brass for their band

There is never a more interesting time for a group of musicians than preparing for a national competition.

News
The team at micro cafe bar Latch, Chorley 
Owner Paul Dove and manager Becky McLeod

Latch the magical bar dreams are made of......

The team at Latch really know how to mix things up, with an explosion of an explosion of pastel, rainbows and all things sickly sweet they have created the perfect formula

News
Black Magic will be appearing at Blackpool North Pier Theatre

Girl group to bring magic of Little Mix

Since winning The X Factor in 2011, Little Mix have gone on to conquer the charts with a new style of girl power.

Music
The Head will be in Blackpool in November

The Head launch UK tour at Bootleg

Rock band The Head launch their UK tour at Blackpool’s Bootleg Social this autumn ahead of launching their new album.

Music
Preston Guild Hall

Are you ready for Motown bonanza?

There’s a reminder that music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the Magic of Motown show steams into Preston next month.

Music
The Stove exterior

REVIEW: Langdale Hotel and Spa, Lake District

With hundreds of hotels peppered throughout the Lake District, it can take something a little bit special for one to truly stand out.

Lifestyle
Sire Alex Guinness as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi 'Star Wars' spin-off in the works

Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi may be getting his own Star Wars movie directed by Billy Elliot film-maker Stephen Daldry.
Arts
The 12th series of the BBC One show

Celebrity Masterchef debut a ratings winner

Celebrity MasterChef's series opener was a ratings success as food fans tuned in to watch a new bunch of stars roll up their sleeves in the kitchen.

Arts
"It's going to be so exciting. It doesn't happen very often, does it?"

Bonnie Tyler to sing total eclipse of the heart during solar eclipse

Bonnie Tyler will sing her classic hit Total Eclipse Of The Heart during next week's solar eclipse in the US.
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La Voix

La Voix’s ONE NIGHT ONLY

A ‘true variety show with a lot of feathers and a lot of glitter’ has taken over North Pier this month.

Theatre and Comedy
The cast of Funny Girls 2017

Something Funny’s going on at top resort cabaret spot

There’s double the fun at Blackpool’s famous Funny Girls club this summer.

News
Alexandra Burke in Sister Act

Sister Act star’s got fire in stomach for a return to the recording studio

Audiences at next weeks Opera House show Sister Act should keep a close eye on Alexandra Burke as she takes to the stage.

Whats on
KFC's Chicken AM

Chicken wings? KFC join the jet set with first UK airport restaurant at Manchester T3

KFC has joined the jet set! This week KFC and HMSHost International opened its very first airport restaurant – and is now serving up finger lickin’ chicken in the departures lounge of Manchester Airport’s Terminal Three – creating 50 new jobs.
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This year's Masterchef celebrity line-up

Celebrity Masterchef to put 20 budding star cooks to the test

The new series of Celebrity MasterChef will see stars including former S Club 7 star Rachel Stevens, Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington and comedian Vic Reeves put to the test in the kitchen.

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Fighting Fantasy: The Port of Peril by Ian Livingstone

Book reviews: Fantasy heroes, sisterly love and a trip through time

A fantastic fantasy series celebrates a special anniversary, a family of sisters face new dramas and the world springs to colourful life in some sparkling new children’s books for August.

Arts
Is your child on a 'clean eating' diet?

How ‘clean eating’ can damage children’s health

Clean eating seems ideal for parents who want to establish their children’s healthy habits early on. It’s no surprise really: “clean eating” is the perfect buzz term for parents who are faced with supermarket shelves full of baby and toddler food which is high in sugar content and low in nutritional value.
Health
One for the bank holiday barbecue

Aldi set to bring back 16oz rump steak for less than a fiver

Aldi’s massive rump steak, The Big Daddy, is set to come back to stores this August.

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Do you love a bacon butty in the morning?

Bacon butty prices set to soar

The cost of a bacon sandwich is set to rise considerably due to spiraling costs of pork and butter.
Whats on
Pineapples will not be allowed into either the arena or the campsite

Reading and Leeds festivals ban... pineapples

Pineapples have been banned from this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.

Offbeat
Wedding Day Winners

Last chance for engaged couples to enter new BBC wedding game show

If you're engaged make your big day even bigger by entering the BBC's new wedding game show and you and your fiance could win a luxury honeymoon.

Offbeat
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