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Singer Ella Shaw dedicates song to Manchester and the bomb attack victims

Britain's Got Talent star Ella Shaw has dedicated one of her songs to Manchester and anyone who lost their lives in Monday's devastating bomb attack.
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Ltitia Sadier is playing the Continental in Preston on Friday

‘Epic’ line-up starts with avant-pop legend Laetitia

Lætitia Sadier, the French musician best known as the singer of the band Stereolab, comes to Preston’s Continental on Friday with a new group – the Source Ensemble.

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Police outside the MEN arena this morning.

More than a dozen Ribble Valley school pupils at Manchester bomb attack gig

A local headteacher has confirmed that more than a dozen of his pupils were at the MEN arena last night when the devastating bomb attack happened.

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Festival-goers will be able to take their drugs to a testing tent run by The Loop, which will then tell them what is in the drugs before destroying what was handed over

Music festivals to allow revellers to test illegal drugs

Some of Britain's biggest music festivals are poised to allow revellers to test their drugs before they take them.

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Take That Wonderland tour

REVIEW: Take That supported by All Saints at Manchester Arena

Along with tens of thousands of my closest friends, I popped out to see the Mancunian boys made good who have arrived for a barn-storming return to the city they call home.

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Revellers celebrate Christmas at the Cat's Whiskers in the 1970s.

Countdown to massive reunion of town's most iconic nightclubs

Tickets have gone on sale for a "mother of all reunions" to celebrate the heyday of some of Burnley's most iconic nightclubs.
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Rock star Chris Cornell 'may have taken own life'

The death of rock star Chris Cornell is being investigated as a possible suicide, Detroit police have said.

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The Gospel Touch choir who feature in the Voices of Craven

Thrill to the sound of music at summer concert extravaganza

The Voices of Craven, a superb musical initiative that aims to use the power of song to build up local community choirs and bring world renowned musicians to Lancashire, is back for 2017.

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Tragic teen Oliver McIvor (centre) with his cousins Brandon (left) and Bobby Carter who are organising a charity football day in his memory.

Hundreds expected at grand charity day in teen soldier Oliver's honour

Organisers of a massive charity fun day are hoping for good weather this Saturday.

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The Fitzgeralds, who are coming to Bleasdale.

Fiddle and dance show to be staged in village

A Canadian family band of step-dancing and fiddle champions will bring their UK tour to Bleasdale Parish Hall on Wednesday, May 31 at 7.30pm.

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Ribble Valley Mayor Joyce Holgate and Clitheroe Town Mayor Maureen Fenton visited Clitheroes St James CE Primary School to listen to the Year Five children perform their Clitheroe song entitled The Keeper of Clitheroe.

Pupils’ song is part of local history

Ribble Valley Mayor Joyce Holgate and Clitheroe Town Mayor Maureen Fenton visited Clitheroe’s St James’ CE Primary School to listen to the Year Five children perform their Clitheroe song entitled “The Keeper of Clitheroe”.

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Will Young will be a judge in the summer

Will Young and Chaka Khan among guest judges for new BBC show Pitch Battle

Will Young, Seal and Chaka Khan are among the singing stars who will join judges Kelis and Gareth Malone to choose the next big music group in new BBC show Pitch Battle.

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Montreal Guitar Trio will rock audiences at Clitheroe Library on Tuesday. (s)

Musketeers of rock performing at Clitheroe Library

Thundering into the village are three musketeers of rock.
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In pictures: Valley jazz festival is hailed a success

Almost 500 musicians performing 53 gigs made this year’s Ribble Valley Jazz Festival the biggest and best yet.

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Humanz by Gorillaz

Gorillaz back with anthem for our times

Gorillaz release Humanz, Cranberries remix old favourites while we round up new sounds from Mark Lanegan and Cattle and Cane

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Strike up the band for the finale of popular concerts

Strike up the band for the finale of popular concerts

A rousing finale is planned for the last concert of the 13th season of Musical Extravaganza in Padiham.

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The former Cat's Whiskers nightclub in its heyday, which is now home to Gala Bingo at the foot of Centenary Way in Burnley.

Cat's Whiskers grand reunion WILL go ahead thanks to nurse Debbie's disco fever

An appeal from Down Under to organise a "mother of all reunions" to celebrate the heyday of some of Burnley's most iconic nightclubs certainly hit the right note.
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Second auditions at The Longridge X-Factor - guest judge, Longridge Mayor, Coun Rupert Swarbrick (centre) in action.

Family rivalry at The Longridge X-Factor second auditions

The second round of auditions for The Longridge X-Factor turned out to be quite the excitement with family rivalry at the very heart…

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Rag 'N' Bone Man

Gig review: Rag ‘N’ Bone Man at Manchester Academy

A sea of phone screens recording videos which will never get watched necessitated the need to crack your neck to see Rag ‘N’ Bone Man on stage.

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Joe Bonamassa performing at the Opera House, Blackpool. Pictures: Pete Doherty

CONCERT REVIEW: Joe Bonamassa at Blackpool Opera House

“I threw open the curtains of my hotel room and children were riding a rollercoaster right past my window!” Joe Bonamassa told the sold-out crowd at the splendid Opera House.

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