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M to the B – the Blackpool grime MC behind TikTok’s most popular video

M to the B – the Blackpool grime MC behind TikTok’s most popular video

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Strictly Come Dancing: Blackpool special cancelled for 2020

Strictly Come Dancing: Blackpool special cancelled for 2020

Entertainment
The annual Strictly Come Dancing special in Blackpool will not take place this year, the BBC has confirmed.A BBC spokesman said while contestants would not physically go to Blackpool's Tower Ballroom in 2020, they would still be "celebrating the iconic venue" from Elstree studio.It follows changes made to the show due to coronavirus restrictions. Beginning in October, the forthcoming BBC One series will be shorter than usual.Contestants will be staying in a hotel for two weeks ahead of pre-recording all the group dances.The full Strictly 2020 line-upStrictly's annual special at Blackpool, filmed in one of the country's most historic ballrooms, is seen by contestants and the professional dancers alike as one of the highlights of the series.The show has fil...
Blackpool hospital worker held over 'poisoning' claims

Blackpool hospital worker held over 'poisoning' claims

Health
A healthcare professional at a hospital has been arrested over the alleged administration of poison or a noxious substance to patients. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust raised concerns over care to some patients on 8 November, Lancashire Police said.The allegations related to the alleged mistreatment and neglect of some patients on the stroke unit in November, police said.She has been bailed until 6 December.The worker has also been suspended from duty.'Reassure all our patients'The BBC understands officers are investigating the alleged incorrect administration of drugs.Det Ch Insp Jill Johnston said: "The inquiry is complicated and we have a team of specialist detectives working on this case who are also offerin...
Strictly Come Dancing: Behind the scenes in Blackpool

Strictly Come Dancing: Behind the scenes in Blackpool

Entertainment
There's a fibreglass donkey in the corridor, and someone's moving a glittery model tram across Blackpool's Tower Ballroom. Paralympian Jonnie Peacock is eating chips in the canteen with Mollie King from The Saturdays, and Holby City's Joe McFadden is looking for the physio in the rabbit warren that is the ballroom's backstage area (he'll eventually find him in a repurposed toilet cubicle). Meanwhile - past host Claudia Winkleman's dressing room and the row of clothes for the four judges - there is the thrum of sewing machines coming from the wardrobe department.Thirteen people are busy working away inside. Among them are costumiers hand-sewing tiny emerald green crystals onto a dancer's outfit. It can only mean one thing - Strictly Come Dancing has hit Blackpool for its annual special.Ther...