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Cast of Full Monty, Manchester Opera House, Sept 2014

Review: The Full Monty at Manchester Opera House

If you were to create a play from a recipe it must include a number of ingredients - a story, compelling characters, moments of happiness and sadness, of human redemption and of course a unique selling point.

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The Sun Inn at Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale inn wins place in top food guide

A five-star inn and restaurant has been named as a ‘Local Gem’ in the 2015 edition of the UK’s bestselling restaurant guide.

Dennis Rollins plays Lancaster Jazz Festival.

Pine and Rollins jazz it up

International jazz legends Courtney Pine and Dennis Rollins will headline the fourth Lancaster Jazz Festival next month.

Grant Nicholas of Feeder. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Milby On Music column

Feeder are a band from my youth. The Welsh indie rockers are probably most famous for anthems like ‘Buck Rogers’ or ‘Tumble and Fall.’

Mark Isherwood, who grew up in Morecambe and was a member of Morecambe Warblers before he found fame on the London stage, his daughter, Megan and his partner, Lucinda Gill with the case of Warbler's September 2014 show of South Pacific.

Starstruck Warblers on song

West End stars from hit musical Jersey Boys paid a surprise visit to the cast of Morecambe Warblers’ new show South Pacific.

The Rat Pack.

Grand show will pack them in

Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr and Dean Martin were three of the coolest men in the history of popular music.

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters.

Top ten books

This week we take a look at ten of the latest releases proving to be popular.

Author Forest Issac Jones

Book Review: The Greatest English Detective Club by Forest Issac Jones

The Greatest English Detective Club is an unusual concept - a very British children’s novel by an American author with obvious passion for England and its characters.

Back to school with Usborne books

Book review: Back to school with Usborne books

It’s good to talk… especially when school is a whole new adventure.

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This week’s entertainment listings.

Damage by Felix Francis

Book review: Damage by Felix Francis

Hold onto your hats… Felix Francis is back in the saddle and ready to take us over the jumps.

One Last Dance by Judith Lennox

Book review: One Last Dance by Judith Lennox

Imagine an ancient country mansion, carved out of its landscape and perched on a blustery headland on the windswept coast of Devon…

Claras Daughter by Meike Ziervogel

Book review: Clara’s Daughter by Meike Ziervogel

Mother and daughter relationships… it’s a theme close to the heart of Meike Ziervogel, author and founder of Peirene Press, an award-winning UK publishing house.

The dancers at The Platform at Vintage By the Sea Festival.

VINTAGE VIDEO: Jiving at The Platform video

Huge crowds gathered at The Platform to take part in vintage jiving.

Fast Brain Workouts by Gareth Moore

Book review: Fast Brain Workouts by Gareth Moore

If your body is your temple, then surely your brain is your powerhouse.

Courtney Pine.

Dukes to host Lancaster Jazz Festival headline act

The Dukes is to host the headline act at this year’s Lancaster Jazz Festival – Courtney Pine.

Poems, puzzles and a blaze of colour with Buster Books

Book review: Poems, puzzles and a blaze of colour with Buster Books

There’s never a dull moment when Buster Books conjure up a new collection from their magical world of reading.

Martin Fowler

University of Cumbria academic’s ‘Scotland the Brave’

University of Cumbria associate lecturer, Martin Fowler, will launch his new history of Scotland book later this month.

Pearls, jewels, spies and romance top a new season of reading

Book review: Pearls, jewels, spies and romance top a new season of reading

September is here and with it a new month of exciting children’s books to add welcome colour to the back-to-school blues.

Visitor and Guardian writer Gemma Sherlock had a 1940s hairdo makeover at Guys and Dolls Hair in Lancaster in the run up to Morecambe's Vintage by the Sea festival taking place this weekend.
Salon co-owner Evonne Prior works on Gemma's style.  PIC BY ROB LOCK
29-8-2014.

VINTAGE FESTIVAL: Nostalgic look at classic hairstyles

The vintage trend is becoming more popular, it is a fashion statement, a indication of a particular life-style and a memoir to a time that once was.

She Stoops To Conquer.

She Stoops to Conquer with Northern twist

She Stoops To Conquer is given a Northern twist when it kicks off The Dukes autumn season this September.

Grand  Theatre, Lancaster.

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This week’s entertainment listings.

The Long Way Home by Louise Penny

Book review: The Long Way Home by Louise Penny

Easy does it… successful homicide detectives don’t have to be the toughest, fastest-talking cops on the block.

The 25 Rules of Grammar by Joseph Piercy

Book review: The 25 Rules of Grammar by Joseph Piercy

Are you an ‘Olde School’ stickler for perfect grammar or a cool ‘New Skool’ devotee who reckons rules are not important?

The Rain by Virginia Bergin

Book review: Get ready for autumn with Macmillan Children’s Books

With autumn term on the horizon, publishers Macmillan have their sights set on a ‘cool’ new collection of children’s books.

More Fool Me: A Memoir is Stephen Fry's new autobiography

Book chart – celebrity autobiographies

Here’s part one of our top 20 celebrity autobiographies due to be released soon.

The second volume of Danny Baker's autobiography is one to watch out for

Celebrity autobiographies to watch out for – Part 2

Here’s the second part in our top 20 upcoming celebrity autobiographies.

The Kings Curse by Philippa Gregory

Book review: The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory

‘Mine is the most dangerous name in England: Plantagenet.’

Photo Ian Robinson
Official launch at Haigh Hall of the Wigan & Leigh Words Festival
Author Joseph Delaney

Top Lancashire author to speak at festival

Literature fans and aspiring writers will get to meet some of the North West’s most respected authors at a top literature festival.

Grand  Theatre, Lancaster.

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This week’s entertainment listings.

Teen treats and fun activities with Usborne books

Book review: Teen treats and fun activities with Usborne books

From exciting sticker books to a stunning teen novel, Usborne Children’s Books have a very special line-up for young readers.

Win a copy of 'Five-a-day to keep you joyful'

Five copies of new book to be won

Five-a-day takes on a whole new meaning with the launch of a pocket-sized book designed to take you on a bit of a joy ride.

The Doll Maker by Richard Montanari

Book review: The Doll Maker by Richard Montanari

Bone-chilling killers… Richard Montanari has them bang to rights.

Vintage Pooch Parade poster part of the Vintage by the Sea Festival

Dogs go on parade

Dog lovers in Morecambe are being invited to put their pooches to the test by signing up to a vintage inspired sponsored dog walk in aid of local families affected by cancer and life limiting conditions.

The new Jack reacher thriller, Personal by Lee Child

Ten top future releases

Here’s some great books to look forward to over the coming months.

The Rat Pack tribute trio who have sold out shows across the globe.

Tribute show Rat Packs ’em in

The ‘Purveyors of Cool’ swing into Lancaster’s Grand Theatre on Sunday September 14 with a show featuring great music of the 20th century.

Celebration time, children doing the conga through the reedbed, picture by David McHugh.

Come and join the garden celebrations

A garden party to mark the 50th anniversary of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Leighton Moss is taking place this Sunday.

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Fantasy and science fiction author, J S Collyer from Lancaster.

Lancaster woman pens first sci-fi novel

Fantasy and science fiction writer Jenny Collyer has gone from Zero to hero with the publication of her first novel.

Something old, something new from Oxford University Press

Book review: Something old, something new from Oxford University Press

There is a classical feel to this month’s children’s books from Oxford University Press… and not just because they are republishing some all-time favourites.

Grand  Theatre, Lancaster.

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This week’s entertainment listings.

Summer of the Dead by Julia Keller

Book review: Summer of the Dead by Julia Keller

Spare a thought for West Virginia county prosecutor Bell Elkins... her volatile sister is free after serving 30 years for murder, her daughter doesn’t want to come home for the summer and there’s a killer on the loose.

The Eye of the Falcon

Book review: Late summer adventures with Puffin books

Discover a terrifying Bronze Age endless winter, an Aussie boy’s moving wartime partnership and a magical friendship in a new collection of children’s books from Puffin.

The Night the Rich Men Burned by Malcolm Mackay

Book review: The Night the Rich Men Burned by Malcolm Mackay

Maybe now would be a good time to jettison the well-worn adage ‘tough as old boots’ and replace it with a new one… ‘tough as a Malcolm Mackay novel.’

Michael Jackson tribute star Ben Bowman.

Jacko fan’s tribute

There will only ever be one Michael Jackson and although he is sadly missed his legacy will continue well into the future.

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