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Everywhere White Lines was filmed in Greater Manchester and Spain

Here’s where it was all filmed…

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With much anticipation, White Lines came to Netflix a few weeks ago featuring a big dose of sun, sea and Mancunian charm.

If you’ve watched it, chances are it’s got you dreaming about stepping off the plane in Ibiza. Not that we all need much more convincing to be day dreaming about a holiday right now.

The 10-part thriller was shot in both Greater Manchester and Spain, and features the iconic red brick houses and warehouse-chic city crossed with golden sands and glorious blue seas of Spain.

Many of the Manchester scenes, you might be surprised to find out, were actually filmed in Bolton, while a lot of the Ibiza scenes were shot in Mallorca.  

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Mayfield Depot, Manchester

Like Manchester, one of the biggest parts of White Lines is music. There’s a whole host of top tracks throughout, including those by Primal Scream, Sub Sub and the Happy Mondays.

There’s a whole scene shot in Mayfield Depot for an illegal party. It’s now a massive gig space for the city. 

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Eustace Street, Bolton

This is the Manchester street where the young boys are chatting before their court appearance in episode two. But it’s actually a street in Bolton. 

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Woodgate Street, Bolton

This street depicts the exterior to Clint’s house throughout the whole series, again this is located in Bolton just around the corner from the street above.

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Catalan Square, Manchester

While Zoe is in Ibiza, she often FaceTimes her daughter, Jenny, who is located in Catalan Square, next to the Bridgewater Canal. 

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Axel’s Birthday Party 

The flashback scenes to Axel’s birthday party the night before he went missing are set in a villa in Mallorca called Villa Son Oliver. You can actually stay the night here for just £529 per night! 

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The Tabernas Desert, Almeria, Southern Spain

Despite being set in Ibiza, episode one involves finding Axel’s body. This is found in the desert after a freak rain storm shifts the sand and exposes his hand. 

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Cala D’or, Mallorca

One of the shows most stunning properties is actually in Cala D’or a small town on the east coast of Mallorca. The location is used throughout the series but is mostly seen in episode one. 

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Camp de Mar, Mallorca

There’s a couple of scenes that were actually filmed in Mallorca, including the one where Marcus is seen driving to the beach and walking over a bridge to a bar. The bar is a real place in Camp de Mar.

In another scene, while searching for Axel’s killer, Zoe stays with Boxer in the club where he lives. The front of the club is in Mallorca while the interior was filmed in an undisclosed club in Madrid. 

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Phillip Schofield makes urgent plea to This Morning viewers in Tier 3 

“Support local businesses!”

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Yesterday it was confirmed which regions in England would be going into which tier when lockdown ends next week, with Greater Manchester facing the strictest restrictions, Tier 3.

The confirmation brought bad news for most of the North West, as well as large parts of Northern England, as they were also plunged into the tightest restrictions come December 2nd.

Phillip Schofield pleaded with This Morning viewers to support local businesses as large parts of the country are put into Tier 3.

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Making a passionate plea on the morning show, Phil hit out at the health secretary Matt Hancock after delaying his announcement.

Phillip and co-host Holly Willoughby, as well as guests Vanessa Feltz and Nick Ferrari, reacted to the news on the show.

Nick said: “People who own pubs in the likes of Redcar, Hartlepool. my heart goes out to them.

“I hope they’re there come 2021.”

Adding to Nick’s concerns, Phillip said while looking directly down the lens: “If you have a pub or restaurant that you know is down the road and they’re doing takeouts in Tier 3, make sure, that if you want them at the end of the road by the end of all this, that it’s them that you’re going to for takeouts if they’ve set it up, rather than the big usual ones you might get your Saturday night takeaway from.

“Support local businesses!”

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The Lowry is live-streaming The Gruffalo to primary schools for free

Amazing news!

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The Lowry has announced their plans to live-stream a performance of the hit show The Gruffalo into every primary school in Salford.

The performance will take place on Friday, December 11th at 1:30pm and will be available to each of the 99 primary schools in Salford for free.

The first 50 schools to register will also receive £50 of art supplies as a gift from Alison & Noel Copley, patrons of the art centre’s Copley Prize for children.

Julia Fawcett OBE, chief executive of The Lowry, said: “COVID-19 has caused untold disruption to the academic year and the wellbeing of millions of children– not least of all the opportunity for children to come together to experience live theatre.

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“Had it not been for the pandemic, we would have expected to welcome some 15,000 children to our building this year – visiting one of our theatres, galleries or taking part in our Learning programme.

“By live-streaming this performance exclusively to Salford primary schools, free of charge, we hope to bring a bit of Christmas cheer to more than 10,000 children across Salford.”

Any schools wishing to get involved can email here

Currently, The Lowry is closed as per the national lockdown, but live performances are set to resume on Friday December 4th with galleries open on weekends only from Saturday December 5th.

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The Chase welcomes former contestant as brand new Chaser ‘The Menace’

Everyone’s buzzing.

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There’s a brand new Chaser in town named ‘The Menace’ ready to battle with contestants. 

Irish genius, Darragh Ennis is a neuroscientist who first appeared on the show in 2017 where he played against Paul and performed incredibly.

He won a whopping amount of money that was dramatically decreased by the other contestants on the episode.

The brainbox will be joining Jenny ‘The Vixen’ Ryan, Shaun ‘The Dark Destroyer’ Wallace, Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett, Anne ‘The Governess’ Hegerty and Paul ‘The Sinnerman’ Sinha and will be called ‘The Menace’

Darragh said: “I’m so pleased to be the sixth Chaser. It’s brilliant to be on such an amazing quiz team, and so much fun working with Bradley Walsh.

“It’s such an exciting opportunity and I can’t wait to take on more contestants!”

Host Bradley Walsh joked: “Another Chaser? ANOTHER CHASER? That’s another person cleverer than me on The Chase. I must have words with the producers.

“But I can’t wait to educate Darragh on the important things in life; custard creams, cowboy films and real ale.”

Fans are delighted Darragh will become the sixth Chaser and that no one is  leaving.

One wrote: “Exciting but reallyyyy strange seeing a new Chaser in the chair!” 

While another added: “I know! I know I’m late and feck me, it’s the newbie!!! About time!! #TheChase “

He’s already had his first stab of the show but it didn’t go too well as the first player beat him.

What do you make of the newbie?

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