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Cameron Baird. Picture by Owain Morris.

Bolton-le-Sands photographer recognised by BBC

A Bolton-le-Sands photographer is taking the art scene by storm after getting recognised by BBC presenter Chris Packham.

Cameron Baird. Picture by Owain Morris.

Book review: Tall stories, cute creatures and a sheepish sheep with Maverick

A kind-hearted giraffe steals the show as innovative independent publisher Maverick rolls out a sunshine collection of enchanting picture books.

Mademoiselle Chanel: A Novel by C. W. Gortner

Book review: Mademoiselle Chanel: A Novel by C. W. Gortner

From French laundrywoman’s daughter to legendary couturier, Coco Chanel’s life was as dramatic as the iconic fashions she created.

Magician David Lancaster with members of The Dukes Young Company.

Duke’s twist of magic

A group of local young people will be bringing their own special magic to The Dukes version of Oliver Twist in Williamson Park this summer.

JK Rowling, who has announced that a new play, Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, will open in London in summer 2016

Rowling announces Harry Potter play

Boy wizard Harry Potter is heading for a new adventure on stage, following his outings in print and on the big screen.

A strange circus, an exciting school and a superhuman boy

Book review: A strange circus, an exciting school and a superhuman boy

A magical circus casts a spell in a sparkling selection of children’s books hitting the shelves this summer.

Kite surfing by student Ella Ness.

Morecambe students set to display their creative talents

Morecambe Community High students will swap the classroom for the stage and paintbrush this week.

Land of the Blind

Book review: Land of the Blind by Barbara Nadel

The wave of demonstrations and civil unrest which swept across Turkey in the summer of 2013 provides the dramatic backdrop to a gripping new crime thriller from award-winning author Barbara Nadel.

Life of Pies book author, Martin Tarbuck.

Morecambe FC pies shoot to top of league

Morecambe FC’s award-winning pies have shot to the top of the league with a man who spent three years travelling the country in search of the perfect pie.

Minecraft Lancaster University

Lancaster’s Minecraft madness

Minecraft is the new craze.

An Oxford Tragedy by Norman Russell

Book review: An Oxford Tragedy by Norman Russell

How about a good, old-fashioned detective story to while away those long summer evenings?

Searching for Grace Kelly by M. G. Callahan

Book review: Searching for Grace Kelly by M. G. Callahan

New York in the Fifties… a city of glitz and glamour, poised between the past and a brave new world, where dreams come true and lives can be broken.

PCW owner Steven Fludder

PCW’s Steven Fludder - The PCW Academy goes from strength to strength

This week has been spent doing things I don’t like and that’s mostly spending money.

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The Penny Heart by Martine Bailey

Book review: The Penny Heart by Martine Bailey

When young Manchester trickster Mary Jebb narrowly escapes the gallows in 1787, the reprieve comes at a terrible price… seven years in a penal colony ‘at the ends of the earth.’

Lancaster History Tour by Jon Sparks

Book review: Lancaster History Tour by Jon Sparks

Since the Romans built a fort in the area in about 80AD, Lancaster has grown from a small town supplying goods to its invaders into a bustling city packed with history and well-known landmarks.

Little Tiger Press is making Fathers Day extra special

Book review: Little Tiger Press is making Father’s Day extra special

Give your dad – and your little ones – a treat this Father’s Day with some brilliant books just made for reading aloud and sharing.

Elton John

Review: Elton John, Westmorland County Showground

As a child of the 80s and 90s I’ve always been aware of the celebrity exploits of Sir Elton John.

A Pound of Flesh by Sophie Jackson

Book review: A Pound of Flesh by Sophie Jackson

Romeo and Juliet they may not be… but star-crossed lovers Wes Carter and Kat Lane share a passion that will sweep you off your feet.

A Pound of Flesh by Sophie Jackson

Book review: My Book of Bike Activities by Catherine Bruzzone

As cycling fans gear up for next month’s Tour de France, now is the perfect time to get your kids pumping the pedals… indoors as well as outdoors!

Sir Christopher Lee has died aged 93

Movie icon Christopher Lee dies, aged 93

Actor Sir Christopher Lee, known for his role as Count Dracula in the Hammer Horror films, has died at the age of 93 according to reports.

Blur performing at Blackpool Empress Ballroom

REVIEW: Blur, Blackpool Empress Ballroom

As the opening bars of The Universal rang out around the Empress Ballroom at the end of the night, Damon Albarn gazed around him in wonder at the beautiful surroundings.

In My House by Alex Hourston

Book review: In My House by Alex Hourston

When a lonely, middle-aged recluse rescues an Albanian teenager from human traffickers at Gatwick airport, the two very different women form an unlikely friendship.

Morgan Comer as the Lord of the Dance in Dangerous Games. Pic by Brian Doherty.

REVIEW: Lord of the dance: Dangerous Games at Blackpool Opera House

The euphoric musical moment that saw Michael Flatley tap his way to fame at the Eurovision Song contest has created a unstoppable phenomenon that showcases the very best in Irish music and dance.

Starsailor

Starsailor announce UK tour

STARSAILOR have announced a full UK headline tour for October 2015 - the thirteen-date run will see the band perform at some of the UK’s major cities, including Manchester, Liverpool and London.

The Yorkshire Dales

Storyteller visits Ingleton Library

Go wild for a special event at Ingleton Library.

Reader for Hire by Raymond Jean

Book review: Reader for Hire by Raymond Jean

If music is the food of love then words just as surely provide the perfect ingredients for a feast of linguistic eroticism.

The science of fun reading with Abrams & Chronicle Books

Book review: The science of fun reading with Abrams & Chronicle Books

Jon Scieszka, one of the most exciting voices in children’s literature, is on ‘genius’ form in a brilliant new science-based adventure series from Abrams & Chronicle Books.

Jeff Kinney's Diary Of A Wimpy Kid

Ten top young people’s books

Here are 10 of the most mentioned titles following research by the National Literacy Trust.

Francis R Denson's, The Journey of a Lifetime

Join Morecambe writer Francis on life’s great journey

A retired chartered engineer from Morecambe has charted a remarkable journey in his new book.

Lancaster author, Carys Davies.

New chapter as North West Literary Salon opens its doors in Lancaster

A new literary initiative aimed at showcasing the very best of the North West’s writing talent is proving to be a real page-turner.

The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley

Book review: The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley

Best-selling novelist Lucinda Riley likes nothing better than to transport her readers to exotic foreign climes and jewelled backdrops… but now she’s reaching for the stars.

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Bizarre England by David Long

Book review: Bizarre England by David Long

How many of us know that the tallest building in England is not the flashy-looking Shard building in London, but a humble 365 metre high radio mast at Skelton near Penrith in Cumbria?

Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom

Colouring-in books for grown-ups winner

Congratulations to the winner of colouring-in books for grown-ups.

Saving Grace by Jane Green

Book review: Saving Grace by Jane Green

Is it possible to have the perfect life?

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