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Lancs actor appears in Broadway hit at Winter Gardens

From on-screen fights in EastEnders to the bright lights of musical theatre, Lancashire born John Partridge has had a varied career.

And he's now returning back to where it all started to perform in the Broadway award-winning version of the musical, La Cage Aux Folles at Blackpool's Winter Gardens this week.

Our Entertainment Correspondent Caroline Whitmore went to meet him

Mowbray: no guarantee Rovers can escape relegation

Tony Mowbray has been speaking at his first Rovers press conference in the last hour.

With relegation looming he says he wants to inspire his players.

He's got his work cut out with the club in deep trouble and sitting second from bottom in the Championship.

With 15 games to go the former Celtic and Middlesbrough manager replaces Owen Coyle.

He's the seventh appointment in six years by Indian owners Venkys.


Preston drivers appeal against controversial fines in bus lanes

Preston bus lane:23,000 fines in two months Credit: ITV Granada

A number of specimen appeals are taking place today over fines issued to drivers after the introduction of a controversial bus lane in Preston.

Drivers appealing against fines Credit: ITV Granada

It comes after 23,000 in just 2 months were caught out with the changes on Fishergate which were aimed at reducing congestion.

It's claimed fines total 20- thousand pounds a day.

  1. Amy Welch, ITV News

Under the hammer - the livestock auction closing after more then a hundred years

Chelford market in Cheshire Credit: ITV News.

Livestock auction Chelford market in Cheshire will close at the end of next month after more than a hundred years.

It comes as owners of rural businesses say they fear being hit hardest by the government's planned rise in business rates.

Our correspondent Amy Welch reports.

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