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Applications open for Love Island 2018

Some viewers are already having withdrawal symptoms after the conclusion of Love Island, but ITV are already looking for new recruits for the 2018 version of the show.

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Generation Game

All new Generation Game looking for Lancashire contestants

The iconic seventies game show, The Generation Game, is set to return to BBC and is looking for competitive families to take part.
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Daniel Craig as James Bond

James Bond creators announce plans for new film in 2019

James Bond will return to the big screen for a fresh instalment in 2019, creators have said.

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Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey

Britain's Got Talent winner Ashleigh Butler opens up about Pudsey's death

Ashleigh Butler, owner of Britain's Got Talent's champion dog, Pudsey, broke down in tears as she opened up about her beloved pet's death.

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Filming for the movie will star actress Maxine Peake

Wanted: ‘Miserable’ Northerners for massacre movie

It was one of the darkest days in Manchester’s history, when government troops armed with sabres and truncheons charged at a crowd of 60,000 peaceful protesters demanding reform of the parliamentary system.

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A scene from Jailhouse Rock. Picture by Ronald Grant Archive.

Elvis film screened at Lancaster theatre

There will be a rock and roll theme to the next Dukes film screening for people with dementia, their friends and family.

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"That's a pretty song," Arya Stark tells singer Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran's appearance in Game of Thrones has not made everyone happy

Singer Ed Sheeran sparked a mixed response with his Game Of Thrones cameo.

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Andy Serkis as Caesar in War For The Planet Of The Apes.  Picture credit: PA Photo/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

Planet of the Apes star Andy Serkis’ message to Lancaster theatre

We chat to Hollywood actor and former Lancaster University student Andy Serkis about his role in the new film War For The Planet of the Apes – which has been released at the same time as the 30th anniversary of him appearing in the debut Dukes Williamson Park outdoor promenade play.

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Anyone else excited?

Stranger Things season two release date announced

The new Stranger Things trailer may not have given much away, but fans of the series are already getting excited about the next instalment.
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Love Island

Love island draws more Ofcom complaints about smoking than sex

More than half of complaints made about Love Island have been about smoking rather than scenes of a sexual nature, Ofcom has said.
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Louise Marwood is one of the cast members rumoured to be leaving

Emmerdale to lose several characters in 'dramatic' storylines

ITV has promised "dramatic and entertaining plots" in Emmerdale in the coming months will lead to the departure of some of its stars.
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"The show will celebrate its 60th anniversary next year and there's no plans to cancel it."

CBBC reassures fans that Blue Peter is not in trouble

CBBC has reassured Blue Peter fans that the classic children's show is not in jeopardy after reports about an episode that apparently failed to attract a single viewer.
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It will be hosted by IT crowd star Richard Ayoade. Photo: Channel 4

Start the fans please! Crystal Maze back on our screens this week

Channel 4’s hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is back on our screens this Friday.
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Inside the Dingles' cottage at the Emmerdale Studio Experience

Cross over to Yorkshire for a tour of Emmerdale

For hundreds of years, there has been a bit of a friendly rivalry between Lancastrians and Yorkshire folk.

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Love It or List It is back

Contestants wanted for Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It

Property experts, Kirstie and Phil, are on the search for homeowners who are in need of some hands-on help in renovating or relocating.
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Children's TV exhibition at the Lowry Gallery, Manchester...Play School with Brian Cant 1964

Play School and Play Away presenter Brian Cant dies aged 83

Presenter and actor Brian Cant has died at the age of 83.

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WHOS AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF by Albee ;  Directed by James MacDonald ; Designed by Tom Pye ; at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London, UK ; 21 February 2017 ; Credit : Johan Persson /

Big names on the Dukes screen

A film about Whitney Houston, West End shows and major art exhibitions will all hit the big screen at Lancaster’s Dukes cinema this summer.

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Coronation Street barmaid Bet Lynch (actress Julie Goodyear) getting a kiss from television groom Alec Gilroy (actor Roy Barraclough)

Coronation Street star Roy Barraclough dies at 81

Former Coronation Street star Roy Barraclough has died at the age of 81.

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Game Of Thrones George RR Martin

Game Of Thrones trailer leaves fans 'crying with excitement'

Game Of Thrones fans were left “crying with excitement” after the trailer for the upcoming seventh series of the show was unveiled.
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Some 15% of all streaming happens between midnight and 6am

We binge on comedy for breakfast and drama for lunch, Netflix says

Netflix viewers are most likely to turn to comedy shows at breakfast, dramas in their lunch break and documentaries in the small hours, according to new data released by the streaming service.

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