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It's Record Store day once again - a chance for music lovers to celebrate all things vinyl and the tunes that go with it. A short documentary has been made featuring a Preston record shop that specialises in vinyl. And according to Clint Boon, radio DJ and the man who played keyboards for the Inspiral Carpets, there's no comparison between CD's and records. As he explains here to Granada Reports' Tim Scott.

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Sinatra anniversary tribute at the Trafford Centre

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the great Frank Sinatra. Before he hit the big time, he toured the North West back in the 1950s.

Now a trio of crooners will be singing 100 of Sinatra's hits back to back in front of shoppers at the Trafford Centre in tribute to him.

To find out more visit www.sinatrathon.com or follow @sinatrathon on Twitter.

Corrie stars and Class of 92 join netball team's Amarillo video

Class of 92’ players and stars from Coronation Street have joined forces with Manchester Thunder netball team for a special promotional video.

Gary and Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Brooke Vincent were among the North West celebrities to take part in the 'Is This the Way To Amarillo?' spoof.

The video has been released in the run up to the reigning netball Superleague champions' semi final match at the Manchester Arena on April 18th.

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Frank Sinatra song marathon to mark his 100th birthday

Russell Shaun will join two others in singing Sinatra songs Credit: Paul Crone

Three of the region's top crooners will sing 100 Frank Sinatra songs back to back on Thursday April 16th.

Alexander Stewart Credit: Paul Crone

Russell Shaun, Alexander Stewart and Paul Pashley will belt out hit after hit on the main stage in the Trafford Centre to mark what would have been Sinatra's 100th birthday this year.

Paul Pashley Credit: Paul Crone

To find out more visit www.sinatrathon.com or follow @sinatrathon on Twitter.

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.

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