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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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Reverend & the Makers will be dropping in to Action Records

Record store signing for Reverend & The Makers

For a little independant record shop on Church Street in Preston, Action Records stand head and shoulders with the big boys.

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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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Ric French with some of the voices from Street Stories, at Lancaster District Homeless Action Service

Lancaster homeless appeal for album release

Homeless people in Lancaster have been working towards recording an album of songs – and they need your help to make it happen.

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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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The average price of a pint rose by 6p

Average price of pint of bitter tops £3 for first time

The average price of a pint of bitter in pubs has topped £3 for the first time, a new report has revealed.

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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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Foo Fighters joining James Corden for a rock and roll sing-along of their greatest hits

Foo Fighters rock out with James Corden in Carpool Karaoke

Foo Fighters joined James Corden for a rock and roll sing-along of their greatest hits in the latest edition of the presenter's Carpool Karaoke.

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Harold Salisbury is the front man for Pinto Beans, playing at The Ferret

Things to do this weekend (September 23 to 24)

As we enter autumn, here's some events for you to try out:

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Massive Wagons by Ami Barwell.

Sshhh! Wagons thunder back in for massive Lancaster library gig

Lancaster rock band Massive Wagons sold out their home town gig at the city’s library in just five days.

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Holly Wignall, Richard Dyer and Jamie Scahill at Williamson Park

Lancaster park to host new three day music festival

A brand new three day music festival is set to take over Williamson Park in Lancaster next year.

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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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Nearly 70 Wetherspoon's pubs in Scotland will take part in the same price cuts

Wetherspoon's slashes prices in Tax Equality Day protest

Wetherspoon's is slashing prices across nearly 900 pubs in the UK to protest against tax discrepancies that allow supermarkets to undercut pubs on alcohol sales.
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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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City Museum in Lancaster.

Lancaster museum roof job will affect market traders

Work to replace the roof of Lancaster’s city museum will take up to eight months to complete.

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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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Tom Stade

Comedy review: Tom Stade at Preston’s Charter Theatre

If you are expecting this review to be a blow by blow account of Tom Stade’s latest show, you’ll be disappointed.

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