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Hacksaw Ridge: A brutal, uncompromising assault on the senses

Director Mel Gibson returns, all guns blazing, with a riveting wartime drama based on the true story of Desmond Doss, who served with valour during the Second World War without having to fire a single bullet.

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Gordon Kaye

'Allo 'Allo! actor Gorden Kaye dies aged 75

Actor Gorden Kaye, best known for his role in the long-running sitcom 'Allo 'Allo!, has died aged 75.
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Hoghton Tower

Guardian recommends.... things to do this week

Here is a list of upcoming events in Chorley and Leyland this week.
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Lucca the War Dog by Maria Goodavage

Book review: Lucca the War Dog by Maria Goodavage

When a frontline soldier is in a dangerous war zone, carrying a gun and ammunition may not always be his best defence.

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When My Ship Comes In by Sue Wilsher

Book review: When My Ship Comes In by Sue Wilsher

Flo Bundell spends her days cleaning the luxury cruise ships at Tilbury docks… and her nights dreaming of sailing away to a new life in the sunshine of Australia.

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Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb

Book review: Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb

Steph Broadribb is perhaps best known by her alter ego, Crime Thriller Girl… an online blogger and book reviewer with a love of ‘all things crime thriller.’

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Top things to do in Lancashire this weekend (January 27 to 29)

Here is a list of upcoming events this weekend.

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T2 Trainspotting is set in the present day with the main characters

Choose mildly positive reviews: Trainspotting sequel wins over critics

Trainspotting's long-awaited sequel has won over most critics - although all agree it can never leave the same legacy as the original.
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Pigeon show

Top things to do at the weekend (January 20 to 22)

Here is our guide of things to do this weekend in Lancashire.
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Florence Griswold Museum

Explore art through film with Blackpool Odeon screenings

Exhibition On Screen will be bringing event cinema to Blackpool with two brand new films.

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Tony Slater and Sir Tom Finney

The perfect dinner date

Who would be your dream guests at a dinner party? And what would be on the menu?
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How Not to Fall in Love, Actually by Catherine Bennetto

Book review: How Not to Fall in Love, Actually by Catherine Bennetto

Love can come into your life at the most unexpected time… rather like a baby!

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Sirens by Joseph Knox

Book review: Sirens by Joseph Knox

‘We still live in a world where you can disappear if you want to. Or even if you don’t.’

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Chills, thrills and spills for young readers

Book reviews: Chills, thrills and spills for young readers

Banish the January blues with a season of brilliant new books!

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Kathryn and Philip Hurst

Competitive ballroom dance back at the Tower

After a long absence, Open Competitive Ballroom Dancing is finally set to the Tower with the British Dance Grand Prix.

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Hit '90s TV show Crystal Maze, famously hosted by Richard O'Brien, is coming back

Start the fans please! Crystal Maze set to return to our screens

Big news in the TV world this morning as Channel 4 has announced that hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is coming back to our screens.
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Casey Affleck as Lee Chandler

Film review: Manchester By The Sea

Anguished silences between members of a fractured Massachusetts family speak volumes about the loss of a son in writer-director Kenneth Lonergan’s elegiac drama.

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Ryan Gosling as Sebastian Wilder and Emma Stone as Mia Dolan

Film review: La La Land

The frenzied expectation surrounding writer-director Damien Chazelle’s musical love story was deafening before La La Land won a record seven Golden Globe awards earlier this week.

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Sherlock:  Mycroft Holmes (MARK GATISS), Sherlock Holmes (BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH), Dr John Watson (MARTIN FREEMAN) - (C) Hartswood Films - Photographer: Todd Antony

Sherlock finale at Vue Cleveleys

The anticipated series four finale of BBC’s Sherlock will be broadcast live on the big screen at Vue Cleveleys.

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The Watcher by Ross Armstrong

Book review: The Watcher by Ross Armstrong

Bird-watching turns to people-watching with deadly results in a dark and intriguing Hitchcock-style thriller from actor and now author Ross Armstrong.
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