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Things to do this weekend (June 24 and 25)

As summer kicks in, there is a whole host of events taking place for you to get out and try...
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Grant Bromley as gang-leader Fagin in Valley Academy's production of Oliver! (s)

Oliver! swinging into The Burnley Mechanics

Musical theatre will burst on stage like sunshine when Valley Academy rolls into town.

Theatre and Comedy
Alan Hargreaves, Alan Bailey and Peter Allen return as comedy heroes at The Little Theatre, Colne. (s)

Review: Heroes; Colne Dramatic Society

Throughout their am-dram history, these musketeers of comedy have proved themselves forces to be reckoned with in Pendle’s theatre scene.
Theatre and Comedy
Manager Paul Bentley with the original poster from Smackwater Jacks' opening night

Iconic Smackwater Jacks turns 40

The Drunken Dragons are sure to be flowing when Smackwater Jacks celebrates turning 40 years young this weekend .

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It will be hosted by IT crowd star Richard Ayoade. Photo: Channel 4

Start the fans please! Crystal Maze back on our screens this week

Channel 4’s hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is back on our screens this Friday.
Arts
Bibi Heal, one of the stars of the Voices of Craven which ends with a finale concert this weekend.

Concert finale will be celebration of budding and professional talent

A grand finale concert will round off a spectacular event where budding singers have been encouraged to make their voices heard.
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Baked Alaska

RECIPE: Baked Alaska

The Walled Garden at Barton Grange Hotel, near Preston, is proud to support Lancashire produce and, to go with one of their favourite ingredients, local fish, in a Your Food a couple of weeks ago, what could be tastier than Baked Alaska, using many locally-sourced ingredients?

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Love It or List It is back

Contestants wanted for Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It

Property experts, Kirstie and Phil, are on the search for homeowners who are in need of some hands-on help in renovating or relocating.
Offbeat
Children's TV exhibition at the Lowry Gallery, Manchester...Play School with Brian Cant 1964

Play School and Play Away presenter Brian Cant dies aged 83

Presenter and actor Brian Cant has died at the age of 83.

Arts
Smith by Timothy J. Lockhart

Book review: Smith by Timothy J. Lockhart

Blackmailed into working for a secret government organisation, a hard-bitten former servicewoman overcomes a perilous training programme to become a highly skilled and extremely resourceful assassin in a taut, action-packed thriller.

Arts
The cast of Oliver! to be presented by Blessed Trinity RC College. (s)

Blessed Trinity take on iconic musical

Mayhem will dance like shadows on The Burnley Mechanics stage when career-criminal Fagin and his crew of child-pickpockets are brought to life in an explosion of song.

Theatre and Comedy
Poet Ash Dickenson with year six pupils Shoaib Ali, Amna Javed, Laibah Ahmed and Abubaker Naweb.

International poet was guest at Burnley primary school

An internationally renowned performing poet came to Burnley to teach primary school children the art of rhyme.

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In pictures: Pendle Pub Walk 2017

Well over 2,000 people took part in the colourful Pendle Pub Walk on Saturday.

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Alan Hargreaves, Alan Bailey and Peter Allen are set to be comedy Heroes at The Little Theatre, Colne. (s)

Colne's theatre veterans suit up to be comedy Heroes

Three musketeers of theatre will seize the stage to deliver a firing of comedy next week.

Theatre and Comedy
James

A festival of 'Hope & Glory'

With so many festivals setting up camp throughout the UK nowadays, it can take something special for a fledgling event to push its way to the fore.
Music
Glen South and Martin McCarthy are returning to The ACE Centre with their monthly variety show. (s)

Magical variety show returns to The ACE Centre, Nelson

A medley of entertainment will waltz into town when Glen South and Martin McCarthy return with their monthly variety show.

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St Mary-le-Ghyll Church, Barnoldswick, is celebrating its 870th year by hosting a family fun event and finding the oldest living person baptised there. (s)

Hunt for Barnoldswick's oldest Ghyll Baby at Teddy Bear's Picnic

Church bells will ring out for the oldest Ghyll Baby in town...and now the hunt is on to find them.
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The initiative has served 19,495meals in Burnley.

Tesco serves its 10 millionth free meal

Through its redistribution initiative, Tesco in Burnley had served almost 20,000 meals in the area as it looks to reduce food waste and help those in needs.
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The "extremely rare" signed copy of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf.

£17k for signed copy of Hitler's Mein Kampf auctioned in the Ribble Valley

A buyer paid £17,000 for an "extremely rare" signed copy of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf during an auction in Clitheroe this morning.
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Purple Cupcakes shop-owners Fiona and Stephanie Clarke (centre) are pictured with their staff at their fund-raising launch. (s)

Bakers raise sweet charity sum

Staff at Purple Cupcakes, Barnoldswick, enjoyed the sweet taste of generosity when residents helped to raise a fantastic sum for charity at their shop launch.

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