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Police primed to deal with any underage drinkers

Underage drinkers are being warned they could end up in a police cell this weekend as a family-fun weekend gets underway.

King Creosote will rule the stage at The Grand, Clitheroe. (s)

Musical royalty King Creosote returns to rule Clitheroe

Scots’ singer-songwriter Kenny Anderson, known by his stage name King Creosote, first played at the Grand Theatre in 2010, and has been a regular visitor to the Ribble Valley ever since.
A stylish couple enjoying the dancing at the last Padiham on Parade

Get in step for 1940s weekend with dance lessons

Dance lessons will be held in the run up to the popular Padiham on Parade weekend.

Spanish musician Juan Martin is still head-over-heels for the flamenco guitar and seeing his passion in action at next week's show is sure to be mesmerising. (s)

Flamenco king Juan Martin will rock The Grand, Clitheroe

World-famous flamenco guitarist Juan Martin calls his favourite instrument the wooden wife.

Language teacher Kirsty Burrows, pictured with her baby daughter Emily, has been nominated for a prestigious award.

Language teacher nominated for top award

A language teacher could be saying "Hola" to a top award.

Oscar Harrison, Simon Fowler and Steve Craddock of Ocean Colour Scene

Ocean Colour Scene back together and the north west is calling

After headlining Lancaster’s Highest Point festival, Britpop icons Ocean Colour Scene are set to return later this summer for Kendal Calling, giving MALCOLM WYATT an excuse to quiz singer Simon Fowler

Fashion giant store escapes "hit list" of those earmarked for closure by 2022

Fashion giant store escapes "hit list" of those earmarked for closure by 2022

The Burnley Marks and Spencer store, which is popular with shoppers from Pendle and the Ribble Valley, is not among the 100 listed for closure by 2022.
The Canal Turn

Best pubs to stop by during a walk in Lancashire

It's the perfect weather for a stroll in Lancashire's countryside or coastal areas.

Take a trip on a bus like this at Morecambe Vintage Bus Day

Things to do (May 25 - 29)

Take your pick of these great events happening over the Bank Holiday weekend:

Whats on
The countdown is on the third Burnley College Science Festival next month.

Science festival promises to be bigger and better for 2018

The countdown is on to Burnley College's unique Science and Technology Festival next month.
Baby Brody's family stand proudly behind the Down's Syndrome Association at a fund-raising festival. (s)

Music festival in aid of Down's Syndrome Association is a real hit in Colne

Colne music-lovers raised not just the roof but thousands of pounds for charity at a mini festival.
Burnley Youth Theatre is presenting the heartwarming tale of two lonely people, young William and Mister Tom. (s)

Moving tale of war and love at Burnley Youth Theatre

This heart-warming show, Goodnight Mister Tom, tells of two broken souls who find friendship in a hopeless place.

Theatre and Comedy
Youngsters at Burnley Youth Theatre are hoping to raise awareness of social issues with a triple bill of brand-new plays. (s)

Burnley Youth Theatre's triple dose of social activism

A group of young actors are out to help change the world with three brand-new shows known collectively as Switch.

Theatre and Comedy
Five Years From Now by Paige Toon

Book review: Five Years From Now by Paige Toon

Are you looking for the perfect summer read… a story to make you laugh, cry and wish that the journey from first page to last didn’t have to end?

All About Families by Felicity Brooks and Mar Ferrero

Book review: A sparkling selection of sunshine reads from Usborne

The joys of family life, a classic tale for horse lovers, an exotic Indian adventure and the inside story of how a tree grows take star billing in a wonderful array of new books from world-class children’s publisher Usborne.
Poldark: The Angry Tide by Winston Graham

Book review: Poldark: The Angry Tide by Winston Graham

As the BBC’s lavish production of Poldark gets set to hit our screens again for the much-anticipated fourth series, enjoy a second helping of this dazzling Cornish drama by reading Winston Graham’s universally loved original novels.

The Falcon of Sparta by Conn Iggulden

Book review: The Falcon of Sparta by Conn Iggulden

Bestselling author Conn Iggulden likes a big stage for his novels… and they don’t come bigger than the Persian Empire in the fourth century BC.

Burnley fashion designer creates a sensation after making Royal Wedding dress in just 90 minutes

Burnley fashion designer creates a sensation after making Royal Wedding dress in just 90 minutes

A Burnley born fashion designer created a social media storm when she made a copy of the wedding dress worn by bride Meghan just 90 minutes.

Country pub

Where are the best pubs to drop by during a walk in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

Viki Mason, Rebecca Parkinson, Caroline Hindle and Bryony Frost are the stars of Shakers at Ribchester Village Hall. (s)

Tale of working-class heartache at Ribchester Village Hall

RATS is throwing light on the darker side of the party life with its latest production.

Theatre and Comedy
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