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Craig Cash to take the stage with Early Doors

We know the north west has produced some incredible talent and BAFTA award winning writer and producer Craig Cash is most certainly one of them.

Most people know him for his portrayal of the 'nice but dim' character Dave from the Royle Family, a series which he created and co-wrote with his friend, the late Caroline Aherne, almost twenty years ago.

Now Craig is preparing to head to the stage next year with 'Early Doors'- another of his comedy sitcoms.

Our Entertainment Correspondent, Caroline Whitmore caught up with Craig and co-writer Phil Mealey over a swift half.

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WATCH: Tough training for Panto star

Comedian Stu Francis has braved arctic conditions to get in shape for his latest role. The Bolton funnyman, best known for hosting children's show, Crackerjack, is back in his home town playing Aladdin in a production at the Macron stadium. So to prepare for his role in the panto, Stu did a training session with Bolton's players - but it was a lot tougher than he'd expected.

Liverpool singer Sonia prepares for comeback

Liverpool singer Sonia is back as she prepares for an eighties throwback festival.

Our entertainment correspondent Caroline Whitmorecaught up with her and takes a glimpse back to when she burst onto the music scene with her debut single going straight to Number One in the charts.

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