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Thrilling tale of love and death

The mesmerising, sordid and ultimately tragic tale of the last woman to be hanged in Britain is the focus of the Rossendale Players' latest hard-hitting production.
Theatre and Comedy
Go wild for Lady Windermere's Fan. (s)

Double serving of theatrical fun at The Mechanics

A double helping of theatre is on the menu at The Burnley Mechanics next week.

Theatre and Comedy
The cast of Don't Dress For Dinner, to be presented by Colne Dramatic Society. (s)

Love served with a side of chaos at The Little Theatre

Feast on a banquet of farcical fun next week when Colne Dramatic Society opens its new season with a bang.

Theatre and Comedy
Big Boy Bloater & The Limits will be appearing in Preston on October 7

Big Boy blues and beer in Preston

With a name like Big Boy Bloater, you would expect this blues musician to hail from America's Deep South. But leafy Farnborough in Hampshire is as far removed from the swamps of Louisiana as you can get.

The Garrick cast of Dangerous Corner. (s)

Take off on a whirlwind of theatre in the next seven days

Hold onto your seats - an explosive week of theatre is whirling into town.

Theatre and Comedy
An Echo of Murder by Anne Perry

Book review: An Echo of Murder by Anne Perry

Twenty-three books in and Anne Perry’s brilliantly conceived William Monk Victorian mystery series is as fresh and invigorating as ever.
Sanderson's cheerleaders. (s)

Double trouble at Colne show

Dance and drama fit together like mash and gravy. Or, in human terms, like Ant and Dec, French and Saunders, and the Chuckle Brothers.

Theatre and Comedy
The cast of Rent, presented by Pendle Hippodrome Theatre Company, taken by Gilly Fontaine-Grist. (s)

Rent at the Hippodrome is as electric as lightning

If there’s one thing I know, it’s this: Pendle’s reputation for talent is as solid as a rock.
Theatre and Comedy
Victoria Morris and Lee Nicholson have created his fantastic dragon sculpture. (s)

Artists on fire after magical project

Setting the town on fire is the aim of the game for this pair of Pendle artists looking for a home for their interactive dragon sculpture.

Reverend & the Makers will be dropping in to Action Records

Record store signing for Reverend & The Makers

For a little independant record shop on Church Street in Preston, Action Records stand head and shoulders with the big boys.

William G Stewart and his wife Laura arriving at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Fifteen to One presenter William G Stewart dies at 84

Former Fifteen To One presenter William G Stewart has died at the age of 84, a representative has said.

The fountain fight between Eva Price, played by Catherine Tyldesley, and Maria Connor, played by Samia Longchambon

Viewers are very happy with Corrie's new extra episode

Coronation Street fans have shown their approval of the show's new double-bill Wednesdays as its debut brought an extra half hour of wedding drama to screens.

The average price of a pint rose by 6p

Average price of pint of bitter tops £3 for first time

The average price of a pint of bitter in pubs has topped £3 for the first time, a new report has revealed.

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Best-Loved Poems: A Treasury of Verse by Ana Sampson

Book review: Best-Loved Poems: A Treasury of Verse by Ana Sampson

In an age of digital overload, what a joy to pick up a book of verse and immerse yourself in the words, truths, language and rhythms that have struck a chord with generations of poetry lovers.
Spectre Collectors: Too Ghoul for School by Barry Hutchison

Book reviews: Cool ghouls, a faint-hearted vampire and royal rabbits

Autumn is here and time to escape into a magical world of reading with a special ‘dark nights’ selection of exciting new children’s books.

Foo Fighters joining James Corden for a rock and roll sing-along of their greatest hits

Foo Fighters rock out with James Corden in Carpool Karaoke

Foo Fighters joined James Corden for a rock and roll sing-along of their greatest hits in the latest edition of the presenter's Carpool Karaoke.

Harold Salisbury is the front man for Pinto Beans, playing at The Ferret

Things to do this weekend (September 23 to 24)

As we enter autumn, here's some events for you to try out:

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Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman in The Railway Man

You'll never guess the most common word in British film titles

Man is the most common word in British film titles, new research has revealed.

Nearly 70 Wetherspoon's pubs in Scotland will take part in the same price cuts

Wetherspoon's slashes prices in Tax Equality Day protest

Wetherspoon's is slashing prices across nearly 900 pubs in the UK to protest against tax discrepancies that allow supermarkets to undercut pubs on alcohol sales.
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Martin Clunes (left) and DCI Colin Sutton

Martin Clunes to star as real life detective in new ITV drama

Martin Clunes has signed up to star in a drama about the hunt to find one of Britain's most dangerous serial killers.
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