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Zombies ready for the Zombieville Festival.

Calling all Morecambe zombies

“The kids cry when they don’t get a dead rat.”

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Hauntingly good night coming up in Morecambe

There are only a few tickets left for a haunted night like no other.

Steampunkers at A Splendid Day Out in Morecambe. Pictures by Martin Corelss.

TV cameras boost for Morecambe steampunk festival

BBC coverage of Morecambe’s “splendid and faintly ridiculous” steampunk festival helped bring in thousands, said organisers.

Record store

Where are the best record shops?

Readers have submitted their suggestions for their favourite music shops in the area. 7 comments

Royal Renegades: The Children of Charles I and the English Civil Wars byLinda Porter

Book reviews: Royal Renegades: The Children of Charles I and the English Civil Wars by Linda Porter

When King Charles I was executed in January 1649, it ended seven years of bitter civil war and led to a new era of English parliamentary government.

George Smith, landlord of the No 10 Alehouse, St Annes, celebrates the CAMRA branch pub of the season award with wife Alyson and bar staff

Lancashire Recommends... real ale pubs

Following an online vote, with pubs suggested by readers, here are the results of top real ale houses in the region.

A promise between friends

Book review: A Promise Between Friends by Carol Rivers

Life in post-war 1950s London is full of hope and promise for two East End girls… but there are dark forces at large which threaten to destroy their new beginnings.

T-Rex invasion

Top 10 things to do at the weekend in Lancashire

Here is a list of fun events coming up this weekend. 1 comment

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Discover creepy wildlife this half term at Leighton Moss

Wild families are invited to take part in a variety of spooky activities at RSPB Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay nature reserve this half term holidays.

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Lancaster talk to unearth letters from famous inventor

The private and unpublished letters of Sir Humphry Davy will be unearthed at a free public lecture from Lancaster University this month.

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Double dose of legends at the Platform

This Halloween offers something a bit different to the mix in Morecambe.

Fionn Whitehead stars as the nameless Him in the new ITV drama of the same name, which started this week

HIM review - Carrie for the millennials leaves me unconvinced

It can be tough being a teenager – raging hormones, acne, exams, the pressures of social media, nosebleeds, telekinesis...

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The Reading Room ebook series set for launch

The Reading Room ebook series set for launch

It’s all systems go at publishers Quercus as they gear up for the unveiling of The Reading Group, an exciting new ebook series by Della Parker, a novelist, short story writer and the agony aunt for Writers’ Forum magazine.

The Chelsea Strangler bySusanna Gregory

Book reviews: The Chelsea Strangler by Susanna Gregory

The Plague is rampant in the summer heat of London in 1665 and the king has fled the city… but royal spy Thomas Chaloner has murder on his mind.

The Longest Winter byKevin Sullivan

Book review: The Longest Winter by Kevin Sullivan

The Siege of Sarajevo, which lasted 1,425 days from April 1992 to February 1996, was the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare and one of the cruellest events in the vicious war in Bosnia…

Roy Chubby Brown banned from his concertat Kirkby Festival Hall.

Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown comes to Lancaster

Known as Britain’s lewdest, crudest and boldest comedian, Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown is set to entertain Lancaster audiences with his 40th anniversary tour.

Royal rabbits, natural wonders and amazing creatures

Book reviews: Royal rabbits, natural wonders and amazing creatures

Children are spoilt for choice this autumn with a selection of wonderful books that take us from the world’s highest mountains and strangest animals to extraordinary rabbit warrens hidden deep below the teeming city of London.

Betrayal byMartina Cole

Book review: Betrayal by Martina Cole

Twenty-three novels in and this lady is not for turning… soft!

Hacienda Classical in Williamson Park. Picture by Craige Barker

A Wing may return to Lancaster

Event organisers, A Wing, who turned Williamson Park into a mini festival with Hacienda Classical, are keeping tight lipped about a future event.

Real ale

Where are the best real ale pubs in Lancashire?

Online readers have submitted suggestions for the best real ale pubs in the area.


A Steampunk band.

Morecambe all set for A Splendid Day Out

The bygone era will be celebrated this week – but there is a punk twist.

Tom Hanks reprises his role as Dr. Robert Langdon

Inferno: More like damp matchstick

Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones jog around Florence in a bid to stop half the world getting killed by Dante- obsessed nutty Billionaire Bertrand Zobrist`s plague-virus.

Treason byJames Jackson

Book review: Treason by James Jackson

Remember, remember, the Fifth of November…

Punks at a previous festival at the Trimpell.

Morecambe punk festival to help the homeless

A punk festival will help raise vital funds for the Lancaster and District Homeless Action Service.

Lancaster Castle during Lancaster Music Festival

Singer’s bid for Morecambe Music Festival

Lancaster Music Festival was a runaway success so now a singer wants the same thing for Morecambe.

The Mistress of Windfell Manor byDiane Allen

Book review: The Mistress of Windfell Manor by Diane Allen

The green valleys and rugged limestone outcrops of the Yorkshire Dales form the stunning backdrop to a beautiful tale of family ties, love, hope and hardship from popular storyteller Diane Allen.

The Bootstraps perform outside Barclays Bank

REVIEW: Lancaster Music Festival 2016

Explosions of sweets, crowdsurfers, a feminist mouse circus, dancing witches, sparkly spandex, laser head experiences, and music, music, music.

Tributes to George Michael, Elton John and Freddie Mercury will perform in Morecambe this Friday.

Tribute to music megastars comes to Morecambe

Music fans will do a double-take this Friday (October 21) when top tributes to three legends perform at a Morecambe pub.

A Tapping at My Door byDavid Jackson

Book review: A Tapping at My Door by David Jackson

Best known for his brilliant New York detective Callum Doyle crime thrillers, David Jackson moves nearer to his Wirral home for an exciting new police series set amongst the back streets of Liverpool.

Halloween at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Top 10 things to do at the weekend in Lancashire

Here is a list of 10 fun things to do next weekend. 1 comment

Sam Webster (David Morrissey), Gemma Webster (Keeley Hawes), Alice Webster (Abigail Hardingham), and Julien Baptiste (Tcheky Karyo) are at the centre of a mystery in The Missing

The Missing - An intricate jigsaw puzzle of a thriller

My wife recently undertook an ambitious project – completing a 1,000-piece jigsaw of a marina near Marseille.

Rogue One will be released on December 16

Excitement mounts as new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer released

Sci-fi fans are breathless with anticipation following the release of another trailer for the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Emily Blunt stars as Rachel

The Girl on the Train: Not a film you'll watch twice

Throughout history mankind has been witness to thousands of strange, unexplained ancient mysteries and events, as well as mysterious phenomena.

Gruffalo food, super sleuths and wizard words

Book reviews: Gruffalo food, super sleuths and wizard words

The Gruffalo is back and he’s hungry! Get ready to feast on an exciting new autumn collection of inspirational reads from Macmillan Children’s Books.

The Woodsmen

Lancaster Music Festival: Final shows as New York beckons

Lancaster indie folk trio The Woodsmen will play their last shows as a full band at the music festival.

Landlord at The Robert Gillow Mark Cutter, centre, with Thom James and Guy Morris from Lancaster band The Howling Clowns.

Round the clock opening for Lancaster Music Festival venue

Thousands of people are expected to visit Lancaster this weekend for the city’s annual music festival.

Derek Thunder Jackson

Thunder roars as Lancaster 80s band make comeback for music festival

There’ll be a huge blast from the past for Lancaster music lovers this weekend when a popular city band from the 1980s reunite for a big show on the castle stage.

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BBC TV date looms for Morecambe steampunk festival

A festival where costumed characters celebrate a bygone era is all set to go prime time on BBC TV.

Too Close for Comfort byEleanor Moran

Book review: Too Close for Comfort by Eleanor Moran

Why would a young mother deliberately throw herself from the top of a multi-storey car park… and why are her friends reluctant to talk?

Scare Kingdom

Lancashire recommends... Scare attractions

Get ready for a fright. Here are some spooky ideas of where to go for a scream! 6 comments

Fun Palace at More Music

More Music gets creative for community fun day

Music lovers got a chance to find out more about their instrumental community during a fun day.

Members of Happy Feet Theatre School

Happy Feet Theatre School’s Lancaster show

Happy Feet Theatre School has announced it is excited to introduce to audiences old and new their production of ‘That’s Entertainment 2016’.

The Hobbit cast are celebrating following the win

Lancaster’s Dukes Theatre wins national theatre award for The Hobbit

The Dukes outdoor walkabout production of The Hobbit has won a prestigious UK Theatre Award.

Breaking Dead byCorrie Jackson

Book review: Breaking Dead by Corrie Jackson

Fashion week turns to murder week in an exciting debut crime thriller from an author who has swapped glamour for grit.

The Bet by David Grant

Book review: The Bet by David Grant

A great story for children at bedtime.

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Book review: Valentina by SE Lynes

This is the story of a woman who is striving for an idyllic, happy, life with her partner and newborn baby.

Last year's Lancaster Music Festival

Top 10 things to do in Lancashire at the weekend

Here is a list of fun events coming up. 1 comment

Jane Porter protesting outside County Hall

Culture Secretary steps in to question library closures

The Government has stepped into the row over Lancashire’s controversial plan to shut 21 libraries to save money.

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Wildfire by Sean Callery

Book review: Wildfire by Sean Callery

This book has been published in conjunction with the Catchup charity to encourage children to read.

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