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Sitcom star Martin Clunes' newest show will see him move to...Preston!

Sitcom star Martin Clunes is on his way to Preston as part of a new BBC original comedy series.
Preston Whit Fair on the Flag Market

Showmen’s anger as Whit Fair dispute spins round and round

Project update on the fight by fairground families to keep Preston’s traditional Whit Fair in the city centre.

Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin (The Early Years 1926-1966) by Kenneth Womack

Book review: Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin (The Early Years 1926-1966) by Kenneth Womack

Can you still remember that first record you bought?

Awful Auntie is on at Preston's Charter Theatre

Things to do (January 18 to 23)

Lots of events happening over the coming days - indoors and outdoors.

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Book review: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Out of one of the worst periods of human history comes an inspirational story of love, hope and survival… a beacon of light amidst the dark ruins of the Holocaust.

A Good Heart is Hard to Find by Trisha Ashley

Book review: A Good Heart is Hard to Find by Trisha Ashley

‘It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man of over forty is in possession of a major defect.’

Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans

Book reviews: A dictator rabbit, a naughty schoolboy and a hungry pigeon

January just got better with a sparkling selection of new books for children looking to fill the long, dark evenings.
Be Food Smart is a practical workshop being held at Euxton Library

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There's a good variety of events happening in and around Chorley and South Ribble over the coming week.
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B*Witched will be special guests at Bongo's Bingo

Eyes down in Preston for special Bongo's Bingo

Following on from the recent incredibly fast sell-out shows in early 2018 with unprecedented demand, there is an extra special Bongo’s Bingo date at Preston’s Guild Hall for the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
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Roddy Byers who is Blackpool on January 20

Ska legend promises to make his moves of old

While Jerry Dammers was the architect of The Specials and late ‘70s 2 Tone movement, bandmates Roddy ‘Radiation’ Byers and Lynval Golding played a major role in establishing the guitar sound that brought ‘60s ska into the next decade … and beyond.

Patrick Monahan

Funnyman Patrick Monahan’s ‘outsider’ comedy going down a storm

Comedian Patrick Monahan has an unusual, some might say unique, cultural take on life.

Blackpool band On A Tuesday are heading to Leeds for a top talent competition.

Blackpool lads On a Tuesday ready for weekend bands test

Blackpool-based rock band On A Tuesday are making waves in the music industry after beating hundreds of acts to reach a regional final of a top national competition.
On a Beautiful Day by Lucy Diamond

Book review: Friends take starring roles in three January novels

Friendships come in all shapes and forms – some good, some bad and some just downright fun – in three entertaining new novels to help keep the winter blues at bay.

Lullaby by Lela Slimani

Book review: Lullaby by Leïla Slimani

What could drive a nanny to slaughter the two young children in her care?

Paul Swindells back on the drums with Dennis Delight

Injured drummer is ready to rock again

Drummer Paul Swindells is ready to rock again, seven months after he was almost killed in a violent robbery.

Fleetwoods Marine Hall

New dance production has eerie echoes of the Twilight Zone

A eerie and atmospheric new dance work created by an internationally renowned choreographer is heading to the Fylde coast in March.

Sarah Lancashire excelled in Channel 4's new drama, Kiri

Kiri is a drama that could kickstart your year

It’s January. Christmas has been lost in a belch-ridden mist of over-indulgence, and the new year stretches out ahead of you, filled with unnameable terrors and 12 months of who-knows-what.

The Locrian Ensemble are to perform Vivaldi by Candlelight at Blackpool Grand Theatre.

Vivaldi by candlelight adds extra elegance to Blackpool’s Grand Theatre

Fans of classical music, and the elegant tones of 18th century Baroque in particular, are in for a treat at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre next week.

Fame will be at the Opera House in August next year

Fame is the game as hit show comes to Blackpool's Opera House

Popular show Fame the Musical is coming to Blackpool this summer as part of its 30th anniversary tour.

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The cast of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde comes to Preston and Lancaster

If someone offered you a potion to take you back to a younger version of yourself, would you take it?
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