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Ultra rare lobster arrives in Manchester

Theodore the albino lobster Credit: Sea Life Manchester

A one-in-a-hundred-million albino lobster is to make his home at Sea Life Manchester. Theodore, as he's been named at the centre, was due to end up in a cooking pot before being spared that fate by Sea Life staff.

Credit: Sea Life Manchester

The lobster, which was found off the coast of Weymouth, has an absence of colour due to a lack of melanin. This extremely rare phenomenon causes the white colouring.


World Book Day comes to Lancashire

Thousands of children will get to meet some of their favourite authors at a special event to mark World Book day. 98 schools across the North West are taking part and will get to chat to authors at Preston North End. Frank Cottrell Boyce, famous for scriptwriting as well as children'sbooks will be in attendance. Also Cressida Cowell, who's books How to Train a Dragon have been made into two successful Hollywood movies.

How to train a Dragon has spawned 2 films starring America Ferrara (pictured) Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire


Mersey ferry to get some razzle dazzle

One of the major figures of British pop art, Sir Peter Blake has been commissioned to "dazzle" a Mersey ferry.

The rather distinctive paint job is a joint project involving Tate Liverpool and other city art institutions.

The idea behind a dazzle paint scheme goes back to World War One to mislead the enemy.

Each ship's dazzle pattern was unique in order to avoid making classes of ships instantly recognisable to German U- boats and aircraft.

The work is being carried out at Cammell Laird shipyard, Birkenhead Credit: Tate Liverpool

Let them eat cake

Cake lovers and enthusiasts will be heading to Manchester for the Cake International event. The show, which is on for three days at Event City, takes in all aspects including decorating, baking and sugar craft. Some of the world's top bakers will give tips on how to improve your own cakes and there's an intriguingly titled session called 50 Shades of Cake!

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