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This solar powered invention is more than just a barbecue

The world's first solar-powered barbecue has been invented which cooks food using mirrors.
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Dunstan by Conn Iggulden

Book review: Dunstan by Conn Iggulden

One of the most influential figures of 10th century England, Dunstan is perhaps best remembered for his connections to Glastonbury Abbey and as the patron saint of goldsmiths, locksmiths and jewellers.

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Photo Neil Cross DJ/music promoter of Skaville Steve Middlesbrough at the Winter Gardens theatre

Ska night returns to Morecambe Winter Gardens

Ska lovers are in for a treat once again at the Winter Gardens on Saturday as the theatre hosts the free event Skaville.

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There's plenty going on in the resort this weekend.

Weekend of live music in Morecambe

The Palatine in Morecambe has a jam packed music diary over the bank holiday weekend.

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The Monster Ceileidh Band.

Folk and country in Morecambe

Be prepared to get up and dance as Monster Ceilidh Band come to our seafront venue.

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First Hippo On The Moon is being presented at Preston's Charter Theatre on Tuesday

Glasto regular... a bonkers Bingo and treats for children

Friday night’s monthly comedy event at Preston Guild Hall's Lancaster Suite is hosted by MC Sally Anne Hayward.

Theatre and Comedy
Ltitia Sadier is playing the Continental in Preston on Friday

‘Epic’ line-up starts with avant-pop legend Laetitia

Lætitia Sadier, the French musician best known as the singer of the band Stereolab, comes to Preston’s Continental on Friday with a new group – the Source Ensemble.

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Pemelena Johnson-Hart from Morecambe has been crowned World Champion in Irish Dancing at the World Irish Dance Association.

Morecambe has a new world champion

Morecambe is now home to a world champion.

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John Bishop has reschedued two Lancaster warm up dates for his Winging It tour

New dates for John Bishop’s Lancaster show after postponement

Comedian John Bishop has postponed his Lancaster shows as a mark of a respect after the Manchester terror attack.

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The Frequency playing at last year's G-Festival, are returning this year

Things to do this weekend (May 27 to May 29)

It's another Bank Holiday weekend, so why not get out and try one or two of these events?
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Photo Neil Cross
Nice n Sleazy punk music festival at Morecambe
Nick Reg Brooke

Nice N Sleazy festival returns to Morecambe

For 12 years punks and alternative music lovers have travelled to Morecambe for one of the community’s biggest events of the year.

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Llama dramas, pirate pranks and a battle royal

Book reviews: Llama dramas, pirate pranks and a battle royal

There’s animal magic and exciting adventure in a sparkling new selection of children’s books timed perfectly for the half term holidays.

Arts
The Affair of Lady Westcotts Lost Ruby and The Case of the Unseen Assassin by Gary Lovisi

Book review: The Affair of Lady Westcott’s Lost Ruby and The Case of the Unseen Assassin by Gary Lovisi

In a pair of intriguing novellas set in London in the 1890s, the deductive skills of Sherlock Holmes and his protégé, Inspector Alec MacDonald of Scotland Yard, are severely tested by a string of random killings of ‘gentlemen of consequence,’ and a plot to bring down the monarchy and plunge the British Empire into chaos.

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The Last Piece of My Heart by Paige Toon

Book review: The Last Piece of My Heart by Paige Toon

If frothy, lightweight chick-lit leaves you cold, then cuddle up with one of the warmest, cleverest romances on the shelves this summer.

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Some 15% of all streaming happens between midnight and 6am

We binge on comedy for breakfast and drama for lunch, Netflix says

Netflix viewers are most likely to turn to comedy shows at breakfast, dramas in their lunch break and documentaries in the small hours, according to new data released by the streaming service.

Offbeat

New dates for John Bishop’s Lancaster show after postponement

Comedian John Bishop has postponed his Lancaster shows as a mark of a respect after the Manchester terror attack.

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The Shadow Queen by Anne OBrien

Book review: The Shadow Queen by Anne O’Brien

One medieval historian described her as ‘the most beautiful lady in the whole realm of England, and by far the most amorous,’ while another made tantalising reference to her ‘slippery ways.’

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Festival-goers will be able to take their drugs to a testing tent run by The Loop, which will then tell them what is in the drugs before destroying what was handed over

Music festivals to allow revellers to test illegal drugs

Some of Britain's biggest music festivals are poised to allow revellers to test their drugs before they take them.

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Take That Wonderland tour

REVIEW: Take That supported by All Saints at Manchester Arena

Along with tens of thousands of my closest friends, I popped out to see the Mancunian boys made good who have arrived for a barn-storming return to the city they call home.

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The Fix by David Baldacci

Book review: The Fix by David Baldacci

FBI special agent Amos Decker is no James Bond… he’s overweight, socially inept, needs a haircut and his stained clothes could do with a good wash.

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