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Book review: Faithful by Alice Hoffman

When a teenager escapes with her life in a tragic accident, instead of counting her blessings she embarks on a journey of self-destruction.

Arts
Beautiful Star & Other Stories by Andrew Swanston

Book review: Beautiful Star & Other Stories by Andrew Swanston

History isn’t just about the big names and the big battles… the past is littered with the little people who experience history as it happens.

Arts
The Chinese Emperors New Clothes by Ying Chang Compestine and David Roberts

Book reviews: A cunning emperor, two madcap pranksters and a neon chameleon

There’s laugh-out-loud fun, super space adventure and fantastic fairy tale twists in a dazzling collection of new children’s books to brighten up the January gloom.

Arts
Nucleus by Rory Clements

Book review: Nucleus by Rory Clements

It’s 1939 and maverick professor Tom Wilde is in a race against time to save the world from a deadly threat.

Arts
The Night Market by Jonathan Moore

Book review: The Night Market by Jonathan Moore

If you like your thrillers to come with a liberal helping of the macabre, then the murky, dystopian world of Jonathan Moore’s gripping new mystery will soon have you seeking out the back numbers in this top-notch series.

Arts
Nicola Seeking-Smith

Rock ‘n’ rollers ready to raise the roof at Grand

A new music show will take rock ‘n’ roll fans back to the golden days.
Music
The Band

Come follow The Band with new tour dates added for 2019

It might be a year off, but tickets are sure to sell quick as a musical about Manchester favourites Take That returns to the north west.

Music
Laid back dogs sought to take part in a new production of Legally Blonde

Chilled-out pet pooches called on for stage run out in musical

Laid back dogs are being sought to take part in a new production of Legally Blonde touring to Blackpool.

Theatre and Comedy
Gastro food

Where are the best gastropubs in Lancashire?

Gastropubs offer fine dining in a cosy pub setting.

News
Michelle Young, whose story was featured in Millionaire Ex-Wives Club, battled her husband in the courts for 10 years

Millionaire Ex-Wives Club - A measure of sympathy for the devil?

It’s difficult to feel any sympathy for the mega-rich. There they go, swanning around in their Bentleys, insulated from the years of austerity everyone else has been forced to go through.

Arts
Nick Sagar, freelance sound designer, from Penwortham

Penwortham man Nick Sagar made such a sound career choice

There isn’t a sound Nick Sagar can’t make – and he is willing to travel to the ends of the country for it. The 49-year-old from Penwortham has worked around the world capturing and creating realistic sound effects for the theatre.

Theatre and Comedy
Pianist Jong-Gyung Park, who is coming to Blackpool

Rare chance to hear pianist Jong-Gyung Park at Blackpool Sixth Form College

The North Fylde Music Circle makes its return for 2018 with a showcase from pianist Jong-Gyung Park later this month.

News
Phil Daniels and Leslie Ash in a scene from the classic film Quadrophenia

Double trouble for former EastEnders star Phil Daniels at Blackpool Grand Theatre

Quadrophenia and EastEnders star Phil Daniels will be showing the two sides of a classic gothic character when he comes to Blackpool in the spring.
News
A WHOPPER: The Big Big Camera will be at The National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield.

How Ian Beesley used one of the world’s biggest cameras to take intimate portraits of former miners

It was while rooting around a storage room that Ian Beesley stumbled across the inspiration for his latest project – a giant camera, 8ft long and 5ft high, one that takes four people to move and which was built to use film that isn’t made anymore.

Arts
Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor in Dance To The Music

Review: Dance to the music at Preston Guild Hall made me feel like dancing

It wasn’t all that long ago Strictly Come Dancing came live from Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom, but at the weekend local fans got their own little taste of dancing magic a little closer to home on stage at Preston’s Guild Hall.

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Liam Grime

Garstang military chef to compete in Hotelympia in London

A military chef is busy preparing himself for a series of culinary competitions and exhibitions.

News
A still from Martin Clunes new show Warren, set in Preston. Photo: BBC.

Sitcom star Martin Clunes' newest show will see him move to...Preston!

Sitcom star Martin Clunes is on his way to Preston as part of a new BBC original comedy series.
Arts
Preston Whit Fair on the Flag Market

Showmen’s anger as Whit Fair dispute spins round and round

Project update on the fight by fairground families to keep Preston’s traditional Whit Fair in the city centre.

Arts
Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin (The Early Years 1926-1966) by Kenneth Womack

Book review: Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin (The Early Years 1926-1966) by Kenneth Womack

Can you still remember that first record you bought?

Arts
Awful Auntie is on at Preston's Charter Theatre

Things to do (January 18 to 23)

Lots of events happening over the coming days - indoors and outdoors.

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