Arts & Screen

Staff at Preston’s Sylhet Bangla are backing England’s World Cup squad with free food and beer

Staff at a curry restaurant are spicing up the World Cup . . . and flying the flag for England.

Owen (Sion Alun Davies) and Cadi John (Sian Reese-Williams) in Hidden, the new Welsh police drama on BBC4

Hidden - Cracking crime capers from Cymru

A few years ago, the big new trend on TV was Scandi-noir.

Lancashire sees 67 million visitors pour in each year

LISTINGS: Your 2018 summer guide to what's on in Lancashire - including festivals, shows, gigs and places to stay

Lancashire is heating up for a sensational summer with an array of festivals, shows and gigs in the line-up.
My Dad, the Earth Warrior by Gary Haq

Book reviews: Boys on a mission take centre stage for Father’s Day

A boy called Hero battling to save the planet, a youngster fighting to uncover the truth about his dad, a kitchen boy caught up in black magic and a daring boy time-travelling on the high seas are just some of the stars of a sparkling new selection of children’s books.

Inquisition by David Gibbins

Book review: Inquisition by David Gibbins

When the wreck of a 17th century ship is found off the coast of Cornwall, it sets in motion an epic quest leading back to the disappearance of the iconic Holy Grail.

Somewhere Beyond the Sea by Miranda Dickinson

Book review: Somewhere Beyond the Sea by Miranda Dickinson

Seren MacArthur’s dad used to tell her that magic is everywhere if you look hard enough for it… and she needs to believe that now more than ever before.

Pulse by Felix Francis

Book review: Pulse by Felix Francis

Since the death of his father, the legendary jockey and crime writer Dick Francis, Felix Francis has been on a winning run.

Widows by Lynda La Plante

Book review: Widows by Lynda La Plante

Thirty-five years ago, a Liverpool-born screenwriter and author called Lynda La Planted burst on to the entertainment scene with a thrilling six-part ITV crime series that became an instant hit.

The Cast by Danielle Steel

Book review: The Cast by Danielle Steel

At the age of 54, twice-divorced mother-of-three Kait Whittier is an empty nester with a high-flying job and no desire to immerse herself again in the complications of a new love.

DanceSyndrome founder Jen Blackwell celebrates with singer Alexandra Burke in London

Chorley dancer's dream moment to be broadcast on primetime TV

Dancer Jen Blackwell is set for Lottery stardom after winning the chance to appear on a TV ad break.

Alex Tagg, chairman of Preston Playhouses fund-raising committee.

Major cash boost puts end in sight for Preston Playhouse's theatre regeneration project

Preston’s longest running theatre has been given a £40,000 cash boost towards its ongoing refurbishment.

Afua Hirsch, and Churchill impersonators, in The Search for Britains Heroes

The Battle for Britain's Heroes - A lifeless look at dark history

For inanimate objects, statues have been at the centre of a lot of controversy recently, as The Battle for Britain’s Heroes (Channel 4, Tuesday, 9pm) highlighted. People have even died – in Charlottesville, West Virginia – in violence surrounding protests over statues of controversial figures.

White Bodies by Jane Robins

Book review: White Bodies by Jane Robins

Can you ever love someone too much?
No Harp for My Angel, Booty for a Babe, and Eve, Its Extortion by Carter Brown

Book review: No Harp for My Angel, Booty for a Babe, and Eve, It’s Extortion by Carter Brown

Wise-cracking, lecherous homicide detective Lieutenant Al Wheeler investigates the disappearances of pretty ‘dames,’ a complex hit-and-run case, and murders at a science fiction convention in three entertaining entries in the phenomenally successful Carter Brown mystery series.

The Moviemaking Magic of Star Wars: Creatures & Aliens by Mark Salisbury

Book reviews: Strange creatures, thrilling fantasy and outdoor fun

The sunshine has brought a new selection of glittering and exciting books to keep youngsters out of mischief this summer.

Paris by the Book by Liam Callanan

Book review: Paris by the Book by Liam Callanan

If you love bookshops, Parisian charm and an intriguing mystery, then this beguiling story could be your favourite summer read.

No Way Out by Major Adam Jowett

Book review: No Way Out by Major Adam Jowett

When commanding officer Major Adam Jowett faced the battle of a lifetime against a deadly force of Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan in the summer of 2006, it was the culmination of an ambition that was born 24 years earlier.

Shelter by Sarah Franklin

Book review: Shelter by Sarah Franklin

In time of war, where can you go to find sanctuary?


Review: Fat Friends The Musical starring Jodie Prenger, Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff, Sam Bailey, Natasha Hamilton and Natalie Anderson at Blackpool Opera House

I can guarantee two things if you go to watch Fat Friends the musical.
Mr Peacocks Possessions by Lydia Syson

Book review: Mr Peacock’s Possessions by Lydia Syson

A remarkably rich family history has provided the inspiration for a string of fascinating young adult novels from critically acclaimed author Lydia Syson.

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