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Book review: Wild Thing: A Rocky Road by Pete Staples

Possibly the most fruitful 45 minutes of their lives led to Pete Staples and his three musical mates securing chart-topping places simultaneously on both sides of the Atlantic in the summer of 1966.

Keep You Safe by Melissa Hill

Book review: Keep You Safe by Melissa Hill

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate?

Dave Spikey is at the Lowther Pavilion next month

Comedy crossroads kept Dave on track

If Dave Spikey takes to the stage at Lowther Pavilion next week brandishing a Blackpool Gazette, don’t be surprised.

Theatre and Comedy
DJ Trevor Nelson

DJ Trevor Nelson tops Ministry of Sound event at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Clubbers and dance music fans are in for a treat when the Ministry of Sound heads to Blackpool Pleasure Beach on October 7.

Robert Wolfe

Organist gets to grips with Wurlitzer

World renowned organist, Robert Wolfe, will be at the Mighty Wurlitzer at Blackpool’s Opera House, on November 8 at 2pm.

Actor and political campaigner Tony Booth, who starred in Till Death Us Do Part

Actor and political campaigner Tony Booth dies aged 85

Actor Tony Booth, who played "Scouse git" Mike in 1960s sitcom Till Death Us Do Part, has died, his family has announced.

Legendary Coronation Street actress Liz Dawn who played Vera Duckworth dies aged 77

Coronation Street actress Liz Dawn, who played Vera Duckworth in the soap, has died, her family has said.
Will Young as Emcee in the musical Cabaret, which returns to the Opera House next week

Cabaret’s old chum Will Young cleans up as the Emcee

A clown and a psychopath, that’s Will Young’s verdict on his character Emcee in musical Cabaret, which returns to the Opera House next week.

Theatre and Comedy
Viva Blackpool, pic courtesy of Google Street View

Viva Blackpool's new scheme to boost links between businesses and venue

Entertainment venue Viva Blackpool is inviting businesses to sign up to its new VIPartners benefits scheme.

Theatre and Comedy
Big Boy Bloater & The Limits will be appearing in Preston on October 7

Big Boy blues and beer in Preston

With a name like Big Boy Bloater, you would expect this blues musician to hail from America's Deep South. But leafy Farnborough in Hampshire is as far removed from the swamps of Louisiana as you can get.

Soul and motown band Black & Gold are playing at Chorley Town Hall

The Guardian recommends...

A good variety of events are happening in Chorley and South Ribble over the coming week:
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Dame Judi Dench is supporting World's Biggest Macmillan Coffee Morning

Macmillan Coffee Morning events in Lancashire

The Lancashire community is invited to enjoy a cuppa and a slice or two of cake to help beat cancer.
An Echo of Murder by Anne Perry

Book review: An Echo of Murder by Anne Perry

Twenty-three books in and Anne Perry’s brilliantly conceived William Monk Victorian mystery series is as fresh and invigorating as ever.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Coaster thrills spill over into the night with late riding special

Late night riding returns to Blackpool Pleasure Beach this weekend, with the park open from 10am until 10pm tomorrow.

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Reverend & the Makers will be dropping in to Action Records

Record store signing for Reverend & The Makers

For a little independant record shop on Church Street in Preston, Action Records stand head and shoulders with the big boys.

William G Stewart and his wife Laura arriving at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Fifteen to One presenter William G Stewart dies at 84

Former Fifteen To One presenter William G Stewart has died at the age of 84, a representative has said.

The fountain fight between Eva Price, played by Catherine Tyldesley, and Maria Connor, played by Samia Longchambon

Viewers are very happy with Corrie's new extra episode

Coronation Street fans have shown their approval of the show's new double-bill Wednesdays as its debut brought an extra half hour of wedding drama to screens.

The average price of a pint rose by 6p

Average price of pint of bitter tops £3 for first time

The average price of a pint of bitter in pubs has topped £3 for the first time, a new report has revealed.

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La La Land In Concert is coming to Blackpool Opera House

Orchestra will bring La La Land to life on Opera House stage

The Oscar-winning score of musical movie La La Land will be brought to life on stage.

Theatre and Comedy
Danielz in T-Rextasy

T.Rextasy pay tribute to Marc Bolan on 40th anniversary of his death

This month marks an important anniversary for fans of T.Rex - it’s 40 years since the legendary musician Marc Bolan was killed in a car crash, just a fortnight before his 30th anniversary.

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