Bosses in Blackpool are giving us a sneak preview of the new illuminations which will be revealed to the public later this year. There will be a new Sooty display as well as a street art exhibition curated by Lawrence Llewelyn Bowen.
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There are indications that from midweek next week the weather across the NW might start to settle down. Plenty of blips though before then
Here's the weather forecast for the next few days across the NW, with Emma Jesson