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Book review: Marriages Are Made in Bond Street: True Stories from a 1940s Marriage Bureau by Penrose Halson

During the dark days of the Second World War, many London marriages weren’t made in heaven… they were forged at a marriage bureau in fashionable Bond Street.

Arts
Atkinsons Coffee staff Martha Binns, Daniel Atkin, Tom Mellors and Ollie Brewer with Sir Ian McKellen.

Movie wizard discovers magic of Lancaster

A world famous British actor visited Lancaster this week.

Theatre and Comedy
Johnny Vegas is back for the ninth series of Benidorm

Five minutes with... Johnny Vegas

Johnny Vegas is back for the ninth series of Benidorm. The dad-of-one reveals whether his character, the Oracle, has finally grown up, how he deals with fans at desperate times and why he wound up singing songs from The Sound Of Music

Offbeat
The New Adventures of Mr Toad: The Race to Toad Hall by Tom Moorhouse and Holly Swain

Book reviews: On the road with a new-look Mr Toad

The star of Kenneth Grahame’s classic novel makes a comeback in a new season of fabulous reading with Oxford University Press children’s books.

Arts
The Kennel Clubs Illustrated Breed Standards by The Kennel Club

Book review: The Kennel Club’s Illustrated Breed Standards by The Kennel Club

As the dog world gets hot under the collar for the start of this year’s annual Crufts extravaganza at the NEC in Birmingham from March 9-12, here’s the chance to brush up on your essential canine knowledge.

Arts
Tell Me A Lie by CJ Carver

Book review: Tell Me A Lie by CJ Carver

A ruthless Russian oligarch, a doggedly determined policewoman and a British spy with memory block on a deadly mission…

Arts
The English Heritage blue plaque to Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury, at his former home at 22 Gladstone Avenue in Feltham, west London

Who deserves a blue plaque?

Lancashire has a host of influential musical connections going back over the ages from the likes of George Formby to classical star Kathleen Ferrier.

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Screen grabbed image taken from the Twitter feed of Ringo Starr of the former Beatles drummer with Sir Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr come together for studio session

The last two living ex-Beatles have teamed up for the first time in seven years.

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The Incredible Moving Picture House is on its way to Lancaster.

Mobile cinema to return to Lancaster

The Incredible Moving Picturehouse returns to Lancaster for one week only in March, courtesy of The Dukes.

Arts
Ali Matthews and Leo Burtin star in the new musical performance.

Social class system explored in new musical coming to Lancaster

The relationship between rich and poor is explored in a new musical coming to Lancaster.

Music
Seriously Dead Copyright 2016 - Images by Paul Lynch Photography

Benidorm star appears in new play at Lancaster theatre

A popular TV actress will appear in Lancaster for a new comedy play.

Theatre and Comedy
(left to right) Jon Bentley, Craig Charles, Georgie Barrat and Ortis Deley

Red Dwarf star Craig Charles named The Gadget Show's new host

Red Dwarf star Craig Charles has been announced as the new host of consumer technology programme The Gadget Show.

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Textile artist Michael Brennand-Wood with his work which appears at the exhibition. Picture by Darren Andrews.

Exhibition goes behind scenes of Lancaster factory

An exhibition revealing the hidden history of an award-winning Lancaster fabric printing factory opens in the city this March.

Lifestyle
The Walled Garden at Barton Grange Hotel recipe Goosnargh chicken

RECIPE: Breast of Goosnargh chicken, parma ham and basil, roasted beets, saffron, potato, red pepper coulis

When serving delicious food at home it really doesn’t have to include obscure ingredients or dishes.

Whats on
Aussie trio bring ‘aural treat’ to latest library music session

Aussie trio bring ‘aural treat’ to latest library music session

Australian psychedelic dance trio Jagwar Ma will be getting loud in Lancaster library next month.

Music
Natalie Brown (SAN BROOKE), Julie Bushby (SHERIDAN SMITH), Karen Matthews (GEMMA WHELAN), the three women at the centre of BBC drama The Moorside

The Moorside - A brave attempt to redress the balance

We have often been told that there’s nothing such as society, and that we no longer have a sense of community.
Arts
Leonard Elschenbroich will be returning to Lancaster.

Award-winning cellist returns to Lancaster for concert

An award-winning cellist is returning to Lancaster to play an intimate concert with one of the city’s orchestras.

Music
June Brown as Dot Cotton in Eastenders

Nasty Nick, the monologue and cannabis tea - Dot Cotton's Eastenders highlights

Chain-smoking, Bible-bashing Dot Cotton has been an EastEnders fixture since 1985, and has appeared in some of the soap's most dramatic - and sometimes funniest - scenes.

Offbeat
Catch some puppet fun with the popular children's classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, at The Atkinson this weekend.

Things to do this weekend (February 18 and 19)

Here's a few activities to enjoy on Saturday and Sunday...
News
North of Forsaken by Matthew P. Mayo

Book review: North of Forsaken by Matthew P. Mayo

Old family wounds are reopened during a treacherous, blood-splattered journey through Wyoming to track down a valuable deeded property in a gritty Western from Spur Award-winning author Matthew P. Mayo.

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