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Things to do this weekend (June 24 and 25)

As summer kicks in, there is a whole host of events taking place for you to get out and try...
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Grace Smith

Cakes help eight-year-old girl from Wheelton raise more than £1,000 for Macmillan

A schoolgirl has raised more than £1,000 by holding a tea party at her home.

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The Sitting Goose, Bartle

Lancashire recommends... family-friendly pubs

Readers have voted. Here are the top family-friendly pubs in Lancashire.
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Hayseed Dixie

Hayseed Dixie to play in Preston

“If you are expecting a big party, you will get a big party.”

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It will be hosted by IT crowd star Richard Ayoade. Photo: Channel 4

Start the fans please! Crystal Maze back on our screens this week

Channel 4’s hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is back on our screens this Friday.
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Inside the Dingles' cottage at the Emmerdale Studio Experience

Cross over to Yorkshire for a tour of Emmerdale

For hundreds of years, there has been a bit of a friendly rivalry between Lancastrians and Yorkshire folk.

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Baked Alaska

RECIPE: Baked Alaska

The Walled Garden at Barton Grange Hotel, near Preston, is proud to support Lancashire produce and, to go with one of their favourite ingredients, local fish, in a Your Food a couple of weeks ago, what could be tastier than Baked Alaska, using many locally-sourced ingredients?

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Love It or List It is back

Contestants wanted for Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It

Property experts, Kirstie and Phil, are on the search for homeowners who are in need of some hands-on help in renovating or relocating.
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Children's TV exhibition at the Lowry Gallery, Manchester...Play School with Brian Cant 1964

Play School and Play Away presenter Brian Cant dies aged 83

Presenter and actor Brian Cant has died at the age of 83.

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Smith by Timothy J. Lockhart

Book review: Smith by Timothy J. Lockhart

Blackmailed into working for a secret government organisation, a hard-bitten former servicewoman overcomes a perilous training programme to become a highly skilled and extremely resourceful assassin in a taut, action-packed thriller.

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La Voix with showgirls on Blackpool North Pier

La Voix brings sparkle to the summer season

A shining star is set to shimmer in a new summer season spectacular for Blackpool.

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Debra Stephenson, who is appearing in Son of a Preacher Man

Bad girl Debra joins Dusty show

The latest star casting in new musical Son Of A Preacher Man is Debra Stephenson.

Music
Family-friendly pub

Where are the best family-friendly pubs in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

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A performer at last year's Music at the Mansion event. Photo: JPD Photography

The Guardian recommends...

A great variety of events are taking place in Chorley this weekend...
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Members of MADS rehearse for their production Neighbourhood Watch

Mawdesley Amateur Dramatic Society get ready for Neighbourhood Watch play

Theatre lovers are invited to an intriguing play centred around good - or bad - neighbours.

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Jeffrey Holland and Nichola McAuliffe in Waiting For God

Sitcom on stage will be a ‘jolly good laugh’

There’s plenty of sitcom fans who will fondly recall the series Waiting For God - where amiable new retirement home resident Tom Ballard ‘befriends’ battle-axe extraordinaire Diana Trent.

Theatre and Comedy
Carly Paoli will support Collabro on their 2017 UK tour

Carly to support Collabro show

Carly Paoli has been delighting audiences throughout the world, has shared stages with Andrea Bocelli, José Carreras and Elaine Paige, and can count the Pope and Prince Charles among her fans.

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The Vander Wheel of Death is a top attraction at this year's Scorton Steam festival

Things to do this weekend (June 16 and 19)

Here's hoping for better weather this weekend to enjoy some of these great events.
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Hoghton Tower

Lancashire recommends.... Tourist attractions

Readers have voted.

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David Birrell - Photo: Ian Tilton

Talking Heads at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton

No-one can tell a story quite like Alan Bennett, as fans of his Talking Heads will readily testify. Here we have a threesome as delightful as they are poignant, as comic as they are tragic.

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