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Nelson and Colne College artists lead the fight

A group of young artists are using their paints and brushes to fight for a better world.

Education
The Ashton Group is staging Ice Baby at Burnley Youth Theatre. (s)

Theatre group hosting 20th birthday play

The Ashton Group is celebrating its 20th birthday by staging a bitingly cool show in Burnley.

Theatre and Comedy
Olivia Sutcliffe rehearsing for Dead People Don't Have Secrets at Burnley Youth Theatre. (s)

Byteback Theatre Group presenting boundary-pushing show

Byteback Theatre Group is staging a dark and biting play tonight.

Theatre and Comedy
Nicole Kidman advertising Jimmy Choo

'Sexy' designer shoes beloved by the well-heeled

For two decades Jimmy Choos have been red carpet favourites, adorning the feet of major celebrities and royals alike.

Offbeat
Generation Game

All new Generation Game looking for Lancashire contestants

The iconic seventies game show, The Generation Game, is set to return to BBC and is looking for competitive families to take part.
Arts
Daniel Craig as James Bond

James Bond creators announce plans for new film in 2019

James Bond will return to the big screen for a fresh instalment in 2019, creators have said.

Offbeat
Burnley Youth Theatre is hosting The Magic of Fairytales next week. (s)

Burnley Youth Theatre hosting fun-filled workshop

Young actors can dip into fantastical worlds with this am-dram summer school.

Theatre and Comedy
Our Summer Together by Fanny Blake

Book review: Our Summer Together by Fanny Blake

Even women of ‘a certain age’ need a second chance at life… and no one knows that better than Fanny Blake.

Arts
Glastonbury is taking a year off

BBC launch brand new music festival for 2018 as Glastonbury takes year off

The BBC has announced its biggest ever music event with a brand new festival across four different nations.

Offbeat
Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey

Britain's Got Talent winner Ashleigh Butler opens up about Pudsey's death

Ashleigh Butler, owner of Britain's Got Talent's champion dog, Pudsey, broke down in tears as she opened up about her beloved pet's death.

Offbeat
Wands at the ready for Wizard Academy at Leighton Hall

Things to do this weekend (July 29 and 30)

Make the most of summer with some of these events...

Whats on
Filming for the movie will star actress Maxine Peake

Wanted: ‘Miserable’ Northerners for massacre movie

It was one of the darkest days in Manchester’s history, when government troops armed with sabres and truncheons charged at a crowd of 60,000 peaceful protesters demanding reform of the parliamentary system.

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Ride the Lights in Blackpool is just one of the free events you could try

SPECIAL REPORT: Free events will keep youngsters entertained

For kids the summer holidays stretch out before them in a golden haze. But for parents this time of year can be fraught with the difficulties of what to do to keep them entertained without breaking the bank. NAOMI MOON has put together the pick of events that can be enjoyed for free across the county this summer.
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Students explore life in a Lancashire mill through dance, music and clogging.

Students take centre stage in new production Cotton

Four outstanding dancers who are studying at Burnley College’s Sixth Form Centre will be helping to explore Lancashire’s proud cotton history in an exciting new project this month.

News
Justin Bieber performs on a stage during his world tour concert in Beijing

Justin Bieber banned from China over 'bad behaviour'

Justin Bieber will not be invited to perform in China because of his past "bad behaviour", Beijing officials said.

Offbeat
The earthwuake has claimed the lives of two people on the Greek island of Kos.

Nelson man: Turkey earthquake a "surreal" experience

A Nelson man has described how images of recent tragedies flashed through his mind as he was caught in the recent earthquake that struck Turkey and Greece, killing two people.
News
The family theatre at Cloudspotting.

Gisburn Forest gears up for family festival

Gisburn Forest will come alive when the eagerly anticipated Cloudspotting Music and Arts Festival takes place next weekend – Friday, July 28th, to Sunday, July 30th.

News
Some members of the fund raising group for St John's Read and St Peter's Simonstone. Back row John Aizlewood and the Rev. Robert Fielding, front row Daphne Rix, Lynne Clarke,  Susan Liles, Joyce Andrew and Zena Jeffries.

Drumming Mayor’s benefit gig with a difference

Ribble Valley Mayor Richard Bennett, who lived in a vicarage in the 1960’s when his father was the vicar of Read, is putting on a benefit gig with a difference.
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Join Mole in Preston's Avenham Park this summer

Preston parks are setting for family theatre

What better way to celebrate the school holidays and having the children at home than heading of to Avenham and Miller Park every Friday for live family theatre in the open air?

Theatre and Comedy
Rebecca Ferguson is heading to Preston

Rebecca Ferguson is coming to Preston

X Factor favourite Rebecca Ferguson will be performing live in concert at Preston Guild Hall on Saturday, February 10 next year.

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