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Top 5 Things to do in Bolton

1.Bolton Market For a traditional Bolton shopping experience, this market is an award-winning, thriving and traditional market. You'll find food to tempt your taste buds, the region’s best fish outlet and much more. Bolton Market was voted Best Food Market at BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards in…

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Boldly Going Where No Man Has Gone Before By Steam Train

Captain’s Log, Stardate 2017, the popular “Sci-Fi on the Sidings” event returns to the East Lancashire Railway! Taking place on the 1 – 2 April, this intergalactic adventure is the perfect excuse to dig out that old Wookie outfit, dust off your laser gun and get your “fan” on for a truly unique…

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The Ultimate Premier League Football Quiz

Visit Britain have an amazing prize up for grabs for the biggest Premier League super fan, with a chance to win: Return economy flights to from winner’s nearest international airport • 2 VIP seats at a Premier League game of winner’s choice (subject to availability) • 3 nights’ stay with breakfast…

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5 star reviews for Bat Out of Hell The Musical

The reviews are in... and it’s 5 stars all round! Bat Out of Hell The Musical had its Manchester press night on 14 th March and the reviews have been phenomenal! ‘A truly staggering piece of musical theatre … No excuses, get a ticket here while you can’ – Manchester Evening News ‘Changed the way…

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Top5 Tapas Restaurants

Thom Hetherington, CEO of Northern Restaurant and Bar, the North's largest hospitality trade exhibition, compiles his top 5 tapas restaurants in Manchester. El Gato Negro Tapas Unrecognizable from its previous home in a Ripponden pub this three story townhouse on King Street shimmers with Iberican…

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The Crystal Maze is coming to Manchester

During the 1990s The Crystal Maze regularly attracted TV audiences of more than 3 million people. Now, an immersive recreation of the phenomenally successful Channel 4 show is coming to central Manchester. And this time you can play it yourself. Will it prove as popular? Well, the organisers are…

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Bat Out of Hell Opening Night

Previews are in full swing at the Manchester Opera House and opening night is fast approaching. The set is looking incredible, the cast are raring to go and the seats are selling fast, so be sure to book your tickets for this limited run! The show has had people travelling to Manchester from as far…

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Top 5 Things to do in Oldham

Nestling in the hills north of Manchester, Oldham has a lot to offer. Whether you're looking for culture, a countryside get away or a look at the past, Oldham is worth a visit. Dove Stone Reservoir You could be forgiven for thinking you are in the Lake District when you visit Dove stone…

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