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Book review: Her Frozen Heart by Lulu Taylor

Two women, two parallel lives, 70 years apart… both hit by a terrible tragedy and both beset by secrets and lies.

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Impossible Inventions: Ideas that shouldnt work by Malgorzata Mycielska and Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinski

Book reviews: The power of the imagination comes alive with Gecko Press

There is a distinctly international flavour to a colourful selection of new books this Christmas from the rather aptly named Gecko Press.
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Lubaina Himid accepting the Turner Prize on Tuesday night

Lancashire's Lubaina Himid makes history as Turner Prize winner

Lubaina Himid won art’s prestigious Turner Prize

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BBC Radio 2: Sounds of the Sixties by Phil Swern

Book review: BBC Radio 2: Sounds of the Sixties by Phil Swern

Were you, like me, one of the late Brian Matthew’s army of Avids?

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Book review: Brighter Days Ahead by Mary Wood

Book review: Brighter Days Ahead by Mary Wood

Two young women from opposite ends of England have both had a tough start in life but as the country battens down for a long war in 1940, will the conflict bring the chance for a new start?

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The Betrayal by Kate Furnivall

Book review: The Betrayal by Kate Furnivall

Parisian twins Florence and Romy Duchamps are bound to each other like an umbilical cord… but can their love survive secrets, tragedy and a shocking betrayal as France edges towards war?

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Quentin Blakes A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Book reviews: A Christmas classic and a feast of festive fun

Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is brought to glorious life by a favourite children’s illustrator as the countdown to the big day ushers in a sparkling selection of magical new books.

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Garstang Victorian Evening takes place on Monday and Tuesday December 11 and 12

Families can enjoy a taste of the old and new and a little festive magic at the Garstang Victorian Festival

The countdown is on to one of the district’s biggest events events in the festive calendar with people from all over the region joining locals for the GarstangVictorian evening.

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When you have the rare telepathic ability to read peoples minds, your adversaries hardly stand a chance

Book review: Hunt You Down by Christopher Farnsworth

When you have the rare telepathic ability to read people’s minds, your adversaries hardly stand a chance…

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Kristina Rihanoff with rugby star Ben Cohen on BBCs Strictly

Oksana’s strictly professional at Preston’s Guild Hall

Strictly Come Dancing’s Oksana Platero has been announced for the Dance to the Music UK tour that’s coming to Preston’s Guild Hall on Saturday January 13.
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Brian Turner

Book tells the story of axe threat Lytham library

Amid the ongoing uncertainty over Lytham Library’s future, the focus has been put on its history in a new book.

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Festive family fun at Marsh Mill in Thornton

The spirit of Christmas was on show early at Marsh Mill when hundreds of families turned out for a  festive fair and lights switch-on.
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Never Say No to a Killer by Clifton Adams

Book review: Never Say No to a Killer by Clifton Adams

In a violent and fast-paced crime noir tale, a wily, a dangerous criminal escapes from prison and vows to avenge the murder of his former cellmate and continue the man’s extensive blackmail operation.

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Eastenders star Davood Ghadami in action in Blackpool with dance partner Nadiya Bychkova

Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom backdrop for dancing debate

Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom was the stunning backdrop for a national debate on why men don’t trip the light fantastic.

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The Railway Girls by Leah Fleming

Book review: The Railway Girls by Leah Fleming

The famous Settle-Carlisle railway line, a 73-mile long route which crosses the rugged, scenic regions of the Yorkshire Dales and boasts several tunnels and the imposing Ribblehead Viaduct, has a drama-packed, 150-year history.

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The Usborne Little Childrens Christmas Activity Book by James Maclaine and Lucy Bowman

Book reviews: Get busy with Usborne’s magical Christmas activity books

Abracadabra! Usborne Children’s Books have the magic of Christmas all wrapped up and ready to go with a truly sparkling selection of Santa specials.

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Christmas: A Biography by Judith Flanders

Book review: Christmas: A Biography by Judith Flanders

Christmas comes but once a year… but it brings with it centuries of religious observance, history, tradition and commercialisation.

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The Death Messenger by Mari Hannah

Book review: The Death Messenger by Mari Hannah

North East crime queen Mari Hannah is treading fertile new ground in the second book of her gritty and gripping Ryan and O’Neil detective series.

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The Dance Place celebrates opening its new studio

New studio is the place to be for Emmerdale actor Thomas

A dance school has fully reopened and launched a new studio almost three months after it was damaged by a hit-and-run driver.

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Fleetwood Library

Libraries celebrate county’s key day

Libraries and museums across the county are getting ready to celebrate Lancashire Day on November 27.

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