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Gorillaz back with anthem for our times

Gorillaz release Humanz, Cranberries remix old favourites while we round up new sounds from Mark Lanegan and Cattle and Cane

Music
Strike up the band for the finale of popular concerts

Strike up the band for the finale of popular concerts

A rousing finale is planned for the last concert of the 13th season of Musical Extravaganza in Padiham.

News
Discovery and adventure in our wonderful world

Book reviews: Discovery and adventure in our wonderful world

See the world in a whole new way, and discover adventure at every turn, in an exciting new selection of books for all aspiring young explorers.
Arts
A New Map of Love by Abi Oliver

Book review: A New Map of Love by Abi Oliver

When middle-aged antiques dealer George Baxter loses his wife of 26 years, his comfortable, if predictable, life is suddenly torn apart.

Arts
Colne Chirst Church, where Jack was the organist for 25 years.

Colne organist retires after 25 years of service

After more than two decades spent entertaining countless congregations, a fleet-fingered Colne organist has retired, playing at his final service on April 16th.
News
Burnley Light Opera Society staging Stephen Sondheims Broadway musical, Follies, at The Burnley Mechanics. (s)

Review: Follies; BLOS

Burnley Light Opera Society beautifully orchestrated on the opening night a Broadway tale of ghosts and broken dreams to professional standards.
Whats on
The Odessey: The Zombies in Words and Images - The Zombies with Scott B. Bomar and Cindy da Silva

Book review: The Odessey: The Zombies in Words and Images - The Zombies with Scott B. Bomar and Cindy da Silva

Intentionally or otherwise, the misspelling of Odyssey as Odessey half a century ago has led to eternal life for one group of zombies.
Arts
Frankie Harrison-Bradley. (s)

Pendle's champion of original music

Pendle musician Frankie has a fire in her belly for discovering the next-big-thing - and she's throwing light on caverns of talent to give local artists a shot at success.

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You'll never have to leave the house for McDonald's again

McDonald's delivery service is actually happening - and soon

'McDeliveries' of Big Macs and Chicken McNuggets could be up and running by the summer.

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Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh helps find the hair colour for her new Madame Tussauds waxwork figure

Corrie star Kym immortalised in wax

Coronation Street resident Michelle Connor has been revealed as the latest star at Madame Tussauds.

Arts
The former Cat's Whiskers nightclub in its heyday, which is now home to Gala Bingo at the foot of Centenary Way in Burnley.

Cat's Whiskers grand reunion WILL go ahead thanks to nurse Debbie's disco fever

An appeal from Down Under to organise a "mother of all reunions" to celebrate the heyday of some of Burnley's most iconic nightclubs certainly hit the right note.
News
Scorton Bikes and Barrows Festival is a great attraction for all the family

Things to do this weekend (April 29 and 30)

It's Bank Holiday weekend, so there's no excuse not to try one of these great events.
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ITV's Little Boy Blue

Viewers ‘heartbroken’ by TV drama about shooting of schoolboy Rhys Jones

Viewers were left “sobbing” and “heartbroken” after watching a TV dramatisation of the murder of schoolboy Rhys Jones.

Arts
Aleenas Garden, a multi-sensory production for preschoolers, is coming to Burnley Arts Centre next month. (s)

Aleena’s Garden; Burnley Arts Centre

Adventure will sprout up all over the place when this interactive new show comes to town.
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Photo by John Prior

Photo of the Day: April 25th

This stunning photo of Clitheroe with Pendle Hill in the background was taken using a drone and sent in by John Prior.

Arts
Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and Drax (Dave Bautista)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Marginally better than its supremely entertaining predecessor

Prodigal sons with tortured family histories repeatedly emerge from the panels of comic books with superhero destinies.

Arts
The Delight of Being Ordinary by Roland Merullo

Book review: The Delight of Being Ordinary by Roland Merullo

Missing and believed kidnapped by the Mafia, two of the world’s most recognisable holy men embark on a secret, impromptu road trip across the appealing Italian countryside in a delightfully whimsical novel from acclaimed American author Roland Merullo.

Arts
Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito

Book review: Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito

When an 18-year-old girl is charged with involvement in a Stockholm school massacre, a jury must decide if she is a victim demonised by the media… or truly a cold-blooded killer.

Arts
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.

Arts
Evie's Ghost

Book reviews: Time travel magic, chaotic families and a sci-fi school

Travel back in time with a girl on a mission, meet a wild and wacky family with love in their hearts and reach for the stars at a hilarious high school in a faraway galaxy.

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