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Thom Yorke heading to Manchester after announcing new solo tour

The Radiohead frontman has included the north west as part of only three UK appearances this year.

The Shadow Queen by Anne OBrien

Book review: The Shadow Queen by Anne O’Brien

One medieval historian described her as ‘the most beautiful lady in the whole realm of England, and by far the most amorous,’ while another made tantalising reference to her ‘slippery ways.’

Follow the Dead by Lin Anderson

Book review: Follow the Dead by Lin Anderson

A romantic Hogmanay escape to the Cairngorms becomes a disturbing investigation into a human trafficking ring for dedicated forensic scientist Dr Rhona MacLeod.
The Lost by Mari Hannah

Book review: The Lost by Mari Hannah

Northumberland crime queen Mari Hannah is back on the beat… and she has a new top team to thrill her army of fans.

Templar Silks by Elizabeth Chadwick

Book review: Templar Silks by Elizabeth Chadwick

A legendary soldier and perhaps the most influential statesman of the 12th century, William Marshal was eulogised as ‘the best knight that ever lived.’


12 words and phrases you'll know if you are from Lancashire

Lancashire is not only the greatest county in England, but we also talk reet good as well.

Eight-year-old Lily Harrison, who survived the bomb attack at the Manchester Arena in May last year

Four Days That Shook Britain - Amazing stories of kindness, bravery and humanity

The world seems to be heading towards apocalypse these days. At the very least, a new Cold War is just around the corner, as countries around the world posture from their opposite corners.

Lesley Manville and Peter Mullan in the brilliant Mum

Mum - BBC's jewel of a sitcom is an affectionate portrait of an everymum

It was Mother’s Day last week, as I’m sure you were aware. I’m also sure you honoured the mothers in your lives. And no, a few wilted carnations and box of Roses from Tesco Express is not an honour.

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.
The Monochrome Set are (from left to right): Mike Urban, Bid, Andy Warren and John Paul Moran

The Monochrome Set's colourful history to continue on their return to Preston's Continental

Celebrating an incredible 40 years since the band's formation, The Monochrome Set return to Preston's The Continental on Saturday, March 24 to promote their forthcoming album Maisieworld, which is due for release in the spring.

The Lovely Eggs from Lancaster.

Summer festival with a difference

A new festival is heading to the Ribble Valley this summer and will be headlined by high-flying Lancaster band The Lovely Eggs.

Former Bullseye host Jim Bowen, who has died aged 80, worked as a dustbin man in Burnley as a teenager.

Popular comedian and Bullseye host began his working life in Burnley

Broadcaster and comedian Jim Bowen, who began his working life as a dustman in Burnley at the age of 15, has died at the age of 80.

Australian guitarist Geoff Achison, taken by Richard Mountain. (s)

Music interview - Geoff Achison: "It is something to celebrate the enthusiasm that audiences worldwide have for the blues"

As befits a man who fits the model of the perpetually moving musician, Geoff Achison has not let the grass grow under his feet.
Actors Beverly McKiernan, Alan Hargreaves and Eleanor Jolley are taking on hard-hitting issues in three dramatic monologues. (s)

The Garrick treating Alan Bennett fans to triple dose of drama

British playwright Alan Bennett’s trio of dramatic monologues tackle hard-hitting issues like mental illness, sexuality and alcoholism.

Theatre and Comedy
Matt Holmes and Rosie Butler are stars of Bronte. (s)

Borderline tackles familial woe in Brontë play

Pendle Borderline Theatre Company is taking on the whole Brontë family in this modern tale of domestic turmoil.
Theatre and Comedy
Four actors from Spectacle Arts are revealing their struggles with mental illness in a brand-new show. (s)

Spectacle Arts' poignantly honest show tackles mental illness

Four young actors will bare their souls when they reveal their agonising battle with mental health in this original show.
Theatre and Comedy
King Arthur sends a team of hapless knights on a hunt for the Holy Grail in Monty Python's SPAMALOT. (s)

Theatrical fun with Monty Python at Pendle Hippodrome

Hear the trumpets sing as a king and his circle of heroic knights ride into town.
Theatre and Comedy
Paul Burgess is on drums for Free Parking

Things to do (March 16 to 18)

Take your pick from these great events happening over the next few days.

Whats on
Richard on the set of Masterchef

Talented chef Richard almost had the competition licked in top TV competition

His grandparents owned and ran a successful ice cream business.

Going For A Song: A Chronicle of the UK Record Shop by Garth Cartwright

Book review: Going For A Song: A Chronicle of the UK Record Shop by Garth Cartwright

If Going For a Song was a record rather than a book, it would be a best of, a worst of, and a collection of greatest hits and rarities all rolled into one.

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