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Top 10 things to do in Lancashire at the weekend

Here is a list of upcoming events this weekend.
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Peter Vaughan

Game Of Thrones and Porridge star Peter Vaughan dies aged 93

Game Of Thrones actor Peter Vaughan has died at the age of 93, his agent said.
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Drama, dinosaurs and smiling snowmen with Usborne

Book reviews: Drama, dinosaurs and smiling snowmen with Usborne

Christmas comes only once a year… and Usborne Children’s Books always know how to make the season of sparkle extra special!

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Members of the knitting group which meets at St Bartholomew's Church in Colne with some of the 400 knitted angels (s)

Angels have landed in town centre

Over 400 knitted angels, each with a Christmas Blessing, have flown off into Colne from St Bartholomew’s Church and have landed in the High Street.

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(From l-r) Maisie Dobson, Theo Holden and Megan Dobson from Nelson with Boogie Storm (s)

Nelson cousins meet TV stars

A trio of Nelson cousins were starstruck when they met their TV favourites during Blackburn’s Christmas Lights Switch On.

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Photo by David Belshaw

Photo of the Day: December 6th

David Belshaw has submitted this stunning photo he took from higher Ogden reservoir.

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Evies Allies by Kitty Danton

Book review: Evie’s Allies by Kitty Danton

The hopes and fears, joys and disasters of an English wartime village spring to exciting life in the second book of Kitty Danton’s warm and captivating debut trilogy.

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Tim Roth stars as serial killer John Reginald Christie in the new BBC drama Rillington Place

Rillington Place - Tim Roth reaches new levels of creepy, but Samantha Morton steals the show in serial killer drama

It’s that time of the year – and that type of weather – which means the days never seem to get properly light.

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Photo by Lynne Harrison

Photo of the Day: December 5th

Lynne Harrison has shared this photo of Pendle Hill that she took from Standen Road.

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Photo by John Ford

Photo of the Day: December 4th

This lovely photo of a dog on a frosty morning on Padiham Greenway was sent in by John Ford.

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Photo by Pamela Wilkinson

Photo of the Day: December 3rd

This stunning photo of the sunset from the Padiham bypass was captured by Pamela Wilkinson.

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Claire Goose and Matt Bardock star in The Coroner

What to watch on BBC iPlayer this week

Here's our pick of the best entertainment, documentaries and drama on the BBC iPlayer.

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Beverley Robinson joins other members of Parish Council plant five new Cotton Trees, after the ancient and famous Cottom trees had to be felled because they were dangerous.

Re-rooting the history of Colne

A group of councillors helped re-root Colne’s history by planting five new rare Black Poplar trees.

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Andrew Sachs

Andrew Sachs - Manuel’s best moments

Actor Andrew Sachs,best known for his portrayal of Manuel in the 1970s sitcom Fawlty Towers, has died aged 86.

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Andrew Sachs

Stars pay tribute to Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs

John Cleese has led tributes to Andrew Sachs, the actor best known for starring as Spanish waiter Manuel in Fawlty Towers.
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Hannah from Val Kenyon Flowers in Barnoldswick with the successful bidders at the Kelbrook Ladies' Guild flower arranging evening (s)

Charity benefits from festive flowers

A florist put on a superb show of flower arranging at a charity event hosted by the Kelbrook Ladies’ Guild.

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Amazing animals, dazzling Dickens and melting snowflakes

Book reviews: Amazing animals, dazzling Dickens and melting snowflakes

There’s plenty to choose from this Christmas when it comes to books for your children.

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Framed by Ronnie OSullivan

Book reviews: Thrills, chills and crime for winter nights

Framed by Ronnie O’Sullivan

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Sinner Man by Lawrence Block

Book review: Sinner Man by Lawrence Block

First published in 1968 and thought lost for many years, acclaimed US mystery writer Lawrence Block’s riveting, unflinching first crime novel is at long last reprinted.

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Nelson Christmas festivities got under way at the weekend with a Christmas market culminating with the lights being switched on. Ian Sunley from Bumbly Bees with some of his festive decorations. Picture by Paul Heyes, Saturday November 26, 2016.

Celebrating the Red Rose with an illuminating day

Nelson marked Lancashire Day with Red Rose themed activities and the town’s Christmas lights switch on.

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