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Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - a comedy that's 10 out of tench

You can often tell how old a person is by the comedy catchphrases they repeat. “Ooh you are awful... but I like you” people are 55-plus, while anyone telling you “computer says nooo...” is around 30.

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iSalud!

Lancashire recommends... the best Spanish restaurants in Lancashire

You don't have to travel for for some Spanish culture....

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No aircraft allowed

Could you travel to The Far East without stepping on a single plane?

Studio Lambert, the award-winning television company behind Gogglebox, are seeking people with a keen sense of adventure to take part in a trans-global race for a cash prize.
Lifestyle
Revellers at Burnley's Drop the Beat music festival

Burnley music festival Drop the Beat a huge success

Music lovers flocked to the annual Drop the Beat music festival in Burnley on Saturday.

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Michael and Dawn in front of the Royal Academy of Arts where his painting is part of the 250th anniversary exhibition.

Pendle and Ribble Valley art teacher's work chosen for prestigious Royal Academy exhibition

A painting, which an artist started work on in 2001, is among the 250th exhibition at London's Royal Academy of Arts this summer.

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Where the Missing Go by Emma Rowley

Book review: Where the Missing Go by Emma Rowley

‘The thing about the missing is that they don’t always want to be found.’

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Secrets Under the Sun by Nadia Marks

Book reviews: Get yourself beach ready with four super summer sagas

Escape to secrets and sunshine in beautiful Cyprus, raise a glass to fun and flirtation in a French vineyard, and enjoy the dramas and despairs of women finding friendship during wartime.
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Queen of the North by Anne OBrien

Book review: Queen of the North by Anne O’Brien

‘This is no world to play with mammets and to tilt the lips: We must have bloody noses and crack’d crowns.’

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The Woman in the Wood by Lesley Pearse

Book review: The Woman in the Wood by Lesley Pearse

Twenty-six years after her first novel hit the shelves, much-loved author Lesley Pearse has become something of a publishing sensation.
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The Colne Commemorates 1918 poppies (courtesy of S&A Photography).

WWI commemoration: 300-foot poppies adorn Pendle Hill

A huge art installation on the side of Pendle Hill has been revealed, with 300-foot high poppies adorning the Pendle landscape as part of Colne Town Council's commemoration of the WWI centenary.
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Owen (Sion Alun Davies) and Cadi John (Sian Reese-Williams) in Hidden, the new Welsh police drama on BBC4

Hidden - Cracking crime capers from Cymru

A few years ago, the big new trend on TV was Scandi-noir.

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Burnley Reel Cinema

Competition: Win tickets to Burnley's Reel Cinema

East Lancashire Newspapers has once again teamed up with Burnley's Reel Cinema to offer readers the chance to win a pair of film tickets.
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Workshop leader Jennifer Brown with participant Laura Longworth. (s)

REVIEW: Creative Writing For Beginners; Burnley College

Creative Burnley people can let their imaginations soar thanks to a new series of writing workshops.

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Lancashire sees 67 million visitors pour in each year

LISTINGS: Your 2018 summer guide to what's on in Lancashire - including festivals, shows, gigs and places to stay

Lancashire is heating up for a sensational summer with an array of festivals, shows and gigs in the line-up.
Music
Next Level Dance School is hosting its first ever professional production. (s)

Dancers taking their talents to the Next Level in production at the Burnley Mechanics

A family-friendly production celebrating the achievements of student dancers is twirling into the town centre.

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My Dad, the Earth Warrior by Gary Haq

Book reviews: Boys on a mission take centre stage for Father’s Day

A boy called Hero battling to save the planet, a youngster fighting to uncover the truth about his dad, a kitchen boy caught up in black magic and a daring boy time-travelling on the high seas are just some of the stars of a sparkling new selection of children’s books.

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Inquisition by David Gibbins

Book review: Inquisition by David Gibbins

When the wreck of a 17th century ship is found off the coast of Cornwall, it sets in motion an epic quest leading back to the disappearance of the iconic Holy Grail.

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Somewhere Beyond the Sea by Miranda Dickinson

Book review: Somewhere Beyond the Sea by Miranda Dickinson

Seren MacArthur’s dad used to tell her that magic is everywhere if you look hard enough for it… and she needs to believe that now more than ever before.

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Pulse by Felix Francis

Book review: Pulse by Felix Francis

Since the death of his father, the legendary jockey and crime writer Dick Francis, Felix Francis has been on a winning run.

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Widows by Lynda La Plante

Book review: Widows by Lynda La Plante

Thirty-five years ago, a Liverpool-born screenwriter and author called Lynda La Planted burst on to the entertainment scene with a thrilling six-part ITV crime series that became an instant hit.

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