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Book review: Wild Thing: A Rocky Road by Pete Staples

Possibly the most fruitful 45 minutes of their lives led to Pete Staples and his three musical mates securing chart-topping places simultaneously on both sides of the Atlantic in the summer of 1966.

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Keep You Safe by Melissa Hill

Book review: Keep You Safe by Melissa Hill

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate?

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Actor and political campaigner Tony Booth, who starred in Till Death Us Do Part

Actor and political campaigner Tony Booth dies aged 85

Actor Tony Booth, who played "Scouse git" Mike in 1960s sitcom Till Death Us Do Part, has died, his family has announced.
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Legendary Coronation Street actress Liz Dawn who played Vera Duckworth dies aged 77

Coronation Street actress Liz Dawn, who played Vera Duckworth in the soap, has died, her family has said.
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An Echo of Murder by Anne Perry

Book review: An Echo of Murder by Anne Perry

Twenty-three books in and Anne Perry’s brilliantly conceived William Monk Victorian mystery series is as fresh and invigorating as ever.
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William G Stewart and his wife Laura arriving at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Fifteen to One presenter William G Stewart dies at 84

Former Fifteen To One presenter William G Stewart has died at the age of 84, a representative has said.

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The fountain fight between Eva Price, played by Catherine Tyldesley, and Maria Connor, played by Samia Longchambon

Viewers are very happy with Corrie's new extra episode

Coronation Street fans have shown their approval of the show's new double-bill Wednesdays as its debut brought an extra half hour of wedding drama to screens.

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Best-Loved Poems: A Treasury of Verse by Ana Sampson

Book review: Best-Loved Poems: A Treasury of Verse by Ana Sampson

In an age of digital overload, what a joy to pick up a book of verse and immerse yourself in the words, truths, language and rhythms that have struck a chord with generations of poetry lovers.
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Spectre Collectors: Too Ghoul for School by Barry Hutchison

Book reviews: Cool ghouls, a faint-hearted vampire and royal rabbits

Autumn is here and time to escape into a magical world of reading with a special ‘dark nights’ selection of exciting new children’s books.

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Chinese Lions add a dash of colour to the launch of Preston's new dragon boat

The eyes have it at dragon boat launch

It was a case of dotting the eyes and crossing the Marina when Preston paddlers took delivery of their first brand new dragon boat.

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Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman in The Railway Man

You'll never guess the most common word in British film titles

Man is the most common word in British film titles, new research has revealed.

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Martin Clunes (left) and DCI Colin Sutton

Martin Clunes to star as real life detective in new ITV drama

Martin Clunes has signed up to star in a drama about the hunt to find one of Britain's most dangerous serial killers.
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A painting of Browsholme Hall in 1798 by JWM Turner

Browsholme’s seventh Lord of Bowland talk

Robert Parker, of Browsholme Hall, will deliver the seventh, annual Lord of Bowland lecture on Tuesday, October 3 at 7.30pm.

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Who'd get married on The Street?

Do you remember these disastrous Corrie weddings?

With Eva Price and Aidan Connor's relationship hanging in the balance following the reveal of Eva's pregnancy lies, here are some of the most disastrous weddings in Coronation Street history.

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The bookmaker said the campaign was approved by Mayweather, who found the line funny

Paddy Power advert ahead of Mayweather bout banned by watchdog

A Paddy Power ad ahead of Floyd Mayweather's bout with Conor McGregor urging readers to "Always Bet on Black" has been banned for the likelihood of it causing serious offence.

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The ad screened on ITVBe

Online fashion retailer has TV ad banned for being 'sexually suggestive'

A television ad for the online fashion retailer Pretty Little Thing has been banned for featuring a model who appeared to be a child in sexually suggestive clothes and poses.

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A Patient Fury by Sarah Ward

Book review: A Patient Fury by Sarah Ward

Three members of a family found dead in a locked, burning house… is it a classic murder-suicide, or are there more sinister forces at work?

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Strictly Come Dancing hopeful Susan Calman has hit out at "Twitter trolls"

'I am not fat and ugly' says Susan Calman as she slams cruel Twitter trolls

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Do not adjust your sets..

Channel 4 viewers to experience life with sight loss

Viewers might be rubbing their eyes - Channel 4 is airing a blurred ad break to allow people to experience what life is like with sight loss.
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Michael Sheen (white coat) with co-star David Tennant (red hair)

David Tennant and Michael Sheen rock dramatic new looks for Good Omens series

Actors David Tennant and Michael Sheen have shown off their dramatic new hairstyles as they start work on new series Good Omens.

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