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Andy Samberg as Conner4Real

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping - Half of one of the best comedies of the year

American rapper RZA elegantly sums up the fleeting nature of fame during his cameo appearance in Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone’s musical mockumentary.

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The new Burger King restaurant is now open in the Arndale Centre, Morecambe and to celebrate we are giving you a fantastic buy one get one free offer on Whopper, Bacon Double Cheeseburger or Chicken Royale Meals.

Dave Wakelings The English Beat. Pic credit: Eugenio Iglesias

Dave Wakeling’s The English Beat skanking their way to 53 Degrees

The English Beat - starring original songwriter and lead-singer of The Beat, Dave Wakeling - have announced their UK tour heading to 53 Degrees in Preston on Thursday September 22nd.

Five-piece Newcastle band, The Baghdaddies.

A heady cocktail of sizzling sounds

An exhilarating cocktail of Balkan melodies, ska, Latin grooves and sizzling brass comes to More Music in Morecambe in a few weeks time.

David John Jaggs from The Ragamuffins

Solo acoustic show is music festival teaser

Fresh from a week of dates at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, a Ribble Valley-based singer-songwriter performs in Lancaster this weekend.

History, fantasy and animal magic with Macmillan

Book reviews: History, fantasy and animal magic with Macmillan

Meet a witch on a dangerous mission, a fabulous fantasy queen and a cast of colourful picture book stars in a glittering array of new titles from Macmillan Children’s Books.

Slimefest 2016

Win tickets to Nickelodeon's Slimefest and Illuminations Switch On

We’ve teamed up with Nickelodeon to give you the chance to attend the first-ever UK SLIMEFEST in Blackpool on Saturday  September 3rd.

Musicians at last years fun day for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Car prize at Morecambe pub

A free family fun day at Morecambe’s William Mitchell pub is holding its fourth annual fun day in aid of Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Sunny Afternoon tour. The Kinks musical

Review: Sunny Afternoon at Manchester Opera House

It was only appropriate that I rocked up to Manchester’s Opera House on a classic English sunny afternoon, the city almost horizontal in the longed-for heat.

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Soul singer praises Morecambe Winter Gardens

A popular soul singer has pledged her support to the Morecambe Winter Gardens, urging the community to keep fighting for its survival.

Jonah Hill as Efraim Diveroli and Miles Teller as David Packouz

War Dogs: An engrossing and frequently uproarious comedy of errors

Based on an article in Rolling Stone magazine and a subsequent book, War Dogs heavily dramatizes the true story of two enterprising twentysomethings, who became multi-millionaires as arms dealers to the US military.

The Staircase Girls byCatherine Seymour

Book review: The Staircase Girls by Catherine Seymour

From poet John Keats to Prince Charles, and from life-changing scientists to prize-winning authors, some of the world’s most famous people have relied on ‘bedders’ to see them through their toughest student days at Cambridge.

Steve Middlesborough, organisor with performers Ashleigh Wood and Alice Hollywood at Park Life, Morecambe Live Weekend

Morecambe Live Weekender’s bank holiday fun

Morecambe Live Weekender helps keep music alive, fresh and relevant, says organiser Steve Middlesbrough.

Vintage by the Sea Festival in Morecambe.
Gail Camm (left) and Beki Melrose capture the day on canvas.  PIC BY ROB LOCK

New Morecambe exhibition as part of Vintage Festival

A new Morecambe exhibition will celebrate vintage decades from the 1920s to the 1940s.

The Girl from Lace Island byJoanna Rees

Book review: The Girl from Lace Island by Joanna Rees

An exotic island lying in the glittering Arabian Sea, spotless white beaches and acres of lush coconut groves…

Gravy wrestling

Top 10 things to do in Lancashire this weekend

Here is a list of upcoming events this weekend.


The Constant Soldier byWilliam Ryan

Book reviews: The Constant Soldier by William Ryan

In the final, chaotic months of the Second World War, a young German soldier pits himself against the remnants of the brutal SS in a bid to save the woman he loves.

Diane Gunning at Ebb & Flow

Lancashire recommends.... book stores

Here is a list of five popular bookshops in the county

Yorkshire Life Aquatic having fun in the sun. First Fridays, Lancaster.

Seaside fun at Lancaster art festival

First Friday returns to Lancaster city centre next month with an added trip to the seaside.

F1s 2016 Limited Edition

Games Central: Startlingly real racing action in F1’s 2016 Limited Edition

This week, F1’s 2016 Limited Edition hits pole position on Xbox One, Tropico 5’s Complete Collection is let loose on PS4 and Overcooked sizzles on Xbox One.

Metallica, from left, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo. Picture credit: AP Photo/Jeff Christensen/PA Photos.

Re-Enter sandman - Metallica return with new album

Heavy metal group Metallica have announced they are releasing their first album in eight years.

Tim Burton flicks the switch for this years illuminations. 4th September 2015

Can you match these stars to the year they switched on the Blackpool Illuminations?

Showbiz royalty Dame Barbara Windsor has been announced as this year’s guest of honour at the Illuminations Switch-On ceremony.


There will be a taste of Northern Soul in Morecambe this weekend.

Morecambe in for a soulful weekend

Morecambe has got it covered this weekend for all your Northern Soul needs.

Blackpool Tower: A History byPeter Walton

Book review: Blackpool Tower: A History by Peter Walton

The words icon and iconic tend to be so overused these days as to make them almost worthless.

Culzean Castle

TRAVEL: Culzean Castle and the Isle of Arran, Scotland

A recent short trip to Ayrshire in Scotland revealed stunning sunsets, dramatic coastlines, and a quiet and unspoilt holiday retreat.

Wartime drama, a gunpowder plot and a trainee witch

Book review: Wartime drama, a gunpowder plot and a trainee witch

Reading isn’t boring this summer with an exciting collection of children’s books to suit every age and every taste.

Daniel Radcliffe starred as Harry Potter in the franchise's eight films.

Calling all Harry Potter fans to Lancaster Castle

Lancaster Castle is gearing up for Harry Potter fans.

Ink and Bone byLisa Unger

Book review: Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger

It’s almost a year since eight-year-old Abbey Gleason disappeared in woodland one sunny, summer afternoon, and the police inquiry has gone cold.

Lorries day

Top 10 things to do in Lancashire at the weekend

Here is a list of fun things to do this weekend. 3 comments

GBBO's 2016 contestants gather in the baking tent (Picture: BBC)

Great British Bake Off contestants: Rolls-Royce engineer and pastor join 2016 lineup

A pastor and a Rolls-Royce aerospace engineer are among the 12 hopefuls competing to win the 2016 series of The Great British Bake Off.

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The House in Quill Court byCharlotte Betts

Book reviews: Three summer sizzlers from Piatkus Books

Take time out with three escapist reads from the sparkling collection of summertime novels from Piatkus Books.

Greg Lambert, host of The Resident radio show, with studio guest Coun Darren Clifford while on a recent tour of Salt Ayre Sports Centre during refurbishment.

New radio show The Resident to cover local issues

A new radio show will cover some of the big issues in The Visitor and our sister newspaper the Lancaster Guardian.

Yorkshire in Photographs byDave Zdanowicz

Book review: Yorkshire in Photographs by Dave Zdanowicz

It’s not hard to see why Yorkshire is known as ‘God’s own country.’ The largest county in England is also the most beautiful… just ask anyone who lives there!

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Star Wars actor Kenny Baker judging the Great architectural Bake Off at Frank Whittle Partnership, Preston

Star Wars actor Kenny Baker dies

Lancashire’s own Star Wars legend Kenny Baker has died after a long illness.


Laura Kuenssberg presented Brexit: The Battle for Britain

Brexit bunglers were in it for themselves

It’s been a strange summer, politically speaking. Westminster seems to have gone through some sort of collective spasm, a funny turn of epic proportions, all caused by the referendum on whether or not Britain should stay in the European Union.


An Octopus in My Ouzo, Loving life on a Greek Island by Jennifer Barclay

Book review: An Octopus in My Ouzo, Loving life on a Greek Island by Jennifer Barclay

This is a great book to read when its wet and windy outside.

GAME OF THE WEEK: No Man's Sky, Platform: PS4, Genre: Action / Adventure. Picture credit: PA Photo/Handout.

Games Central: The sky’s the limit - for those in it for the long run

This week, No Man’s Sky unleashes its near-infinite universe on PS4 gamers, ABZU dives into the depths of the sea on the same system and State Of Decay’s Year-One Survival Edition staggers onto PC.

All Dressed in White byMary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke

Book review: All Dressed in White by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke

The unsolved disappearance of a bride just hours before her wedding comes under the spotlight in the second book of a thrilling ‘cold case’ series.

On The Road with Kids, One familys life changing gap year by John Ahern

Book review: On The Road with Kids, One family’s life changing gap year by John Ahern

It’s something we all dream of from time to time. Pack in the job, sell the house and head off with the family for a year of fun and adventure.

Altern 8 will be appearing at a big dance event at Preston Guildhall organised by Morecambe promoter Rob Denwood.

Morecambe man behind huge 1990s retro dance night

A Morecambe promoter is bringing some of the biggest names in 1990s dance music to a major North West venue.

The Seaside Sculpture Day comes to Morecambe this Sunday.

Free family festival brings seaside fun to Morecambe

Families and art-lovers alike are expected to gather across Morecambe this weekend for the Seaside Sculpture Day.

Reading fun from every angle with Little Tiger Press

Book reviews: Reading fun from every angle with Little Tiger Press

Enjoy a stunning new perspective on our world in an exciting collection of summer books from innovative children’s publisher Little Tiger Group.

Kim Kardashian wannabe Jordan on Body Freaks: Old Face, New Face

Channel 5 is caught in ever decreasing celebrity circles

In the olden days, you had to have done something really amazing to be called a celebrity.


A Chorus of Cockerels, Walking on the Wild Side of Mallorca by Anna Nichola

Book review: A Chorus of Cockerels, Walking on the Wild Side of Mallorca by Anna Nicholas

Journalist Anna Nicholas enjoys the best of both worlds. She has one foot in England and one in Mallorca.

The Hobbit house from the play at Williamson Park is up for auction on eBay.

Hobbit house from hit Lancaster play goes on eBay

Ever fancied owning your own Hobbit house?

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Solfest returns to Cumbria with packed line-up and feast for senses

This August Bank Holiday weekend Solfest returns to the fields of Cumbria with an eclectic line up of over 90 acts across eight unique stages and areas.

The Olive Tree byLucinda Riley

Book review: The Olive Tree by Lucinda Riley

Pandora, a crumbling mansion perched on a cliff amidst the dusty olive groves of Cyprus, opens up the legendary box of dark secrets when its new owner arrives for a long, hot summer.

Lewis and Leigh - Ghost

Music review: Lewis and Leigh - Ghost

A Welsh American combination, who would have thought it? But one which works and provides sweet harmonious music.

Marc Robinson as Buddy Holly. The show is coming to the Lancaster Grand Theatre.

TV star celebrates 80 years of Buddy Holly

A TV Stars in Their Eyes winner will be embarking on a country wide tour to celebrate 80 years since the birth of a true rock legend.

Secrets in the Stones byTessa Harris

Book review: Secrets in the Stones by Tessa Harris

Oriental intrigue and a magnificent but cursed Indian diamond form the exotic background to a thrilling new murder mystery from the ever resourceful Tessa Harris.

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