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Ticket demand is sky high ahead of award-winning Chorley Flower Show

People wanting to snap up advance tickets for the award-winning Chorley Flower Show are being urged to buy now to avoid missing out on the cheaper tickets.

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Chorley's foodbank quoted £20,000 in quest to build a new place to call home

A foodbank run from the basement of a Chorley church is campaigning to build a new home above ground – but at a cost.
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Book review: Boredom-busting books for the long summer holidays

Book review: Boredom-busting books for the long summer holidays

Come rain or shine, there is a book to keep youngsters busy this summer…

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Singer songwriter Harvey Brittain at last years Blackpool Jazz And Blues Festival.

No need for the blues with free festival sounds

Blackpool’s St Johns Square is to once more swing with the sounds of jazz and blues this weekend.

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New BBC TV show shines the spotlight on the Lake District, one of the jewels of the north west

A new TV series aims to introduce one of the north west's most popular beauty spots to a new generation.

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Pop along to the Tower Ballroom for X Factor’s opera band’s show

Popera quartet G4 present their festive show in the historic surroundings of Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

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Massive Wagons will play a secret gig in Preston

Rock band Massive Wagons talk about that mural in Lancaster and find out how you can get tickets for their secret gig in Preston

If you've been to Lancaster recently you may be wondering what that big mural is all about that has mysteriously appeared on the one-way system through the city?

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Book review: In The Dark by Cara Hunter

Book review: In The Dark by Cara Hunter

Oxford has – rather appropriately – developed a pleasing habit of spawning cerebral crime thrillers.

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Book review: The House We Called Home by Jenny Oliver

Book review: The House We Called Home by Jenny Oliver

The Whitehorns’ family home is that perfect Cornish dream… a solid, stone house perched on a cliff top, white jasmine dancing over the windows, and looking out over a glittering blue sea.

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Book review: Nucleus by Pam Norfolk

Book review: Nucleus by Rory Clements

It’s 1939 and maverick professor Tom Wilde is in a race against time to save the world from a deadly threat.
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Book review: The Imperial Tea Party: Family, politics and betrayal: the ill-fated British and Russian royal alliance by Frances Welch

Book review: The Imperial Tea Party: Family, politics and betrayal: the ill-fated British and Russian royal alliance by Frances Welch

It should have been a joyful occasion but the ‘dreich and misty’ driving rain that greeted the arrival of the newly crowned Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra at Balmoral in September of 1896 was just an augur of things to come.

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Book review: The Perfectly Imperfect Woman by Milly Johnson

Book review: The Perfectly Imperfect Woman by Milly Johnson

What are your favourite rom-com ingredients?
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Catch Connor Banks at Lock Fest 2018 in Chorley

Things to do in Chorley and South Ribble (July 18 - 24)

Get out and about in Chorley and beyond with one or two of these events:

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Marion Quade (Madeleine Madden), Miranda Reid (Lily Sullivan), and Irma Leopold (Samara Weaving) mysteriously disappear in Picnic at Hanging Rock

Picnic at Hanging Rock more than makes up for disappointment at the World Cup

On the very day that football said it wasn’t coming home after all, not now, not when there was still daylight left, BBC1 was screening what, on the surface, looked like one of those stiff upper-lipped, starched white crinolines period dramas – one of those where there’s a lot of talking about things that have happened, but you don’t actually see anything happening.

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Kevin and Karen Clifton during their stage show

Strictly stars stay close on the floor

They may have had a tough few months earlier this year but, as the Strictly Come Dancing motto goes, Kevin and Karen Clifton plan to ‘keep dancing’, despite their split as a couple off the dancefloor.

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Memorial Park, Fleetwood

The great outdoors celebrated for week

A programme of events to mark Love Parks Week gets underway at Memorial Park, Fleetwood, tomorrow.

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Kath Cordingley of The Bee Centre helps Mark Long and Tom Fitzpatrick of Cuckoo Sunshine Gin, which is made using the centre's honey.

Just the tonic for Brindle Distillery as it's honey flavoured gin is named as one of the best in the world

One of Lancashire’s most-loved brands of gin has been crowned as one of the best tipples in the world.

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Jim Lea was one of the main musical forces behind 1970s glam rock giants Slade, with Dave Hill, Don Powell and frontman Noddy Holder

Slade legend Jim Lea talks Wolverhampton, losing touch with Noddy, and how his mum still thnks he needs a proper job

Legendary Slade bass player, violinist and co-writer Jim Lea very rarely gives interviews, so MALCOLM WYATT was exceptionally star-struck to be granted an audience with one of his 1970s’ music heroes

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Cinnamon Indian Cuisine

RESTAURANT REVIEW: A spicy delight on your drive out of the red rose county at Cinnamon Indian Cuisine

Like most Brits, I’m an extremely loyal man when it comes to eating somewhere that isn’t my favourite curry house.

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The Well Dressed Gentlemen will be performing at Longton Live

Things to do (July 13 to 17)

Get out and about this weekend with any of these great events:

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