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Book review: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Out of one of the worst periods of human history comes an inspirational story of love, hope and survival… a beacon of light amidst the dark ruins of the Holocaust.

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A Good Heart is Hard to Find by Trisha Ashley

Book review: A Good Heart is Hard to Find by Trisha Ashley

‘It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man of over forty is in possession of a major defect.’

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Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans

Book reviews: A dictator rabbit, a naughty schoolboy and a hungry pigeon

January just got better with a sparkling selection of new books for children looking to fill the long, dark evenings.
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B*Witched will be special guests at Bongo's Bingo

Eyes down in Preston for special Bongo's Bingo

Following on from the recent incredibly fast sell-out shows in early 2018 with unprecedented demand, there is an extra special Bongo’s Bingo date at Preston’s Guild Hall for the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
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On a Beautiful Day by Lucy Diamond

Book review: Friends take starring roles in three January novels

Friendships come in all shapes and forms – some good, some bad and some just downright fun – in three entertaining new novels to help keep the winter blues at bay.

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Lullaby by Lela Slimani

Book review: Lullaby by Leïla Slimani

What could drive a nanny to slaughter the two young children in her care?

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Sarah Lancashire excelled in Channel 4's new drama, Kiri

Kiri is a drama that could kickstart your year

It’s January. Christmas has been lost in a belch-ridden mist of over-indulgence, and the new year stretches out ahead of you, filled with unnameable terrors and 12 months of who-knows-what.

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Stars of Megaslam Wrestling

Win tickets to Megaslam wrestling show

The stars of Megaslam Wrestling are rumbling their way into town with a series of bouts  at Colne’s Muni Theatre.
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Pictured at the presentation of the cheque to the Children's Heart Surgery Fund are (left to right) the Mayor of the Ribble Valley Coun. Richard Bennett, Amelie
Brown, Julian Brown of the Childrens Heart Surgery Fund, concert organiser Barry Brown, Ellis Thompson, from the string quartet, Mayoress of Ribble Valley Marilyn Davies and Maureen Brown.

Music students were on song for children's charity

Musical students and a string quartet entertained an audience in Padiham and raised the grand the total of £750.

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Gary Oldman in Darkest Hour

Win tickets to see Darkest Hour

Second World War epic Darkest Hour is the thrilling and inspiring true story set at the start of Winston Churchill's reign as prime minister.
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Book review: Know Me Now by CJ Carver

Book review: Know Me Now by CJ Carver

When a 13-year-old boy’s body is found at the foot of a bridge in Scotland, the police are quick to mark it down as a suicide.

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The Glovemakers Daughter by Leah Fleming

Book review: The Glovemaker’s Daughter by Leah Fleming

Born into an isolated Quaker community in 17th century Yorkshire, Joy Moorside’s life will be marked out by obedience and strict adherence to her faith… but what is duty without love for a passionate and rebellious young woman?

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Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone

Book reviews: Thrills, chills, queens and quests make magical winter reading

Soaring, mind-boggling adventures in winter wonderlands take star billing in a truly fantastic collection of January books for young readers.

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Coming Home to Island House by Erica James

Book review: Coming Home to Island House by Erica James

Can a wealthy businessman unite his estranged family from beyond the grave… or will his warring children simply drift apart forever?

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Burnley Contempo Choir co-ordinator Yvonne Roberts presents a cheque to Clive Forrester and representatives of the MS Society, watched by choir members.

Choir on song to raise cash for charity

A choir hit the right note with a Christmas concert which raised over £700 for a worthy cause.

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The best milkshake bars in Lancashire

Here is a list of places to get milkshakes, as voted by readers.

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Christopher Maloney and Kristina Rihanoff will star in Dance to the Music

Kristina foxtrots her way to Preston

Fans of Strictly Come Dancing and X Factor will not want to miss this mash-up as dancer Kristina Rihanoff and singer Christopher Maloney are set to team up in a new smash hit dance show that promises to transport audiences on a musical journey through time.
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The Russian State Ballet of Siberia are presenting three dance favourites in Blackpool

Things to do (January 12 to 17)

There are lots of interesting and different events to try your hand at over the coming few days.

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Chris Simpson has taken the reigns at Gidleigh Park in Devon.

Barrowford chef takes charge at Michelin star Devonshire restaurant

Perched in the midst of the Dartmoor National Park on the banks of the River Teign, a double-Michelin starred restaurant in a self-described "tranquil moorland manor" hotel has welcomed a Barrowford native as its new head chef.

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Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

Book review: Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

Junior government minister James Whitehouse appears to have it all… an Eton and Oxford education, good looks, an easy charm, a flourishing political career, a beautiful wife and two enchanting children.

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