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Book review: Walking the Munros

New Year sparks new challenges. And in our household we are looking at more chances to explore.

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Mack and Mabel cast flash mob in Clitheroe town centre. (s)

Mack and Mabel mob

Members of Clitheroe Parish Church Operatic and Dramatic Society found a novel way to promote their new musical offering, Mack and Mabel, when they took to the streets to perform as a flash mob.

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Photo by Richard Beckwith

Photo of the Day: January 16th

Richard Beckwith has sent in this fantastic shot of Weets Hill from the Trig Point on Pendle Hill.

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Undated Film Still Handout from I, Daniel Blake. Pictured: Dave Johns as Daniel Blake. See PA Feature FILM Film Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Entertainment One. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FILM Reviews.

Theatre praised for screening compelling and emotive drama

The screening of an award-winning film in Clitheroe that highlights the “brutal inhumanity” of the benefits system has been welcomed by a local advice charity.

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Photo by Jon Scorah

Photo of the Day: January 15th

Jon Scorah from the Ribble Valley has shared this photo of a Kingfisher he spotted in his garden.

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Photo by Denise Foulds

Photo of the Day: January 14th

Denise Foulds has shared this photo she took of the snowy view from outside the New Waggoners Inn.

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Artist's impression of how Burnley Reel Cinema will look after the refurb (s)

Work begins on cinema's Burger King extension

Work has started on building a drive-thru Burger King at Burnley’s Reel Cinema.
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Hit '90s TV show Crystal Maze, famously hosted by Richard O'Brien, is coming back

Start the fans please! Crystal Maze set to return to our screens

Big news in the TV world this morning as Channel 4 has announced that hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is coming back to our screens.
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Casey Affleck as Lee Chandler

Film review: Manchester By The Sea

Anguished silences between members of a fractured Massachusetts family speak volumes about the loss of a son in writer-director Kenneth Lonergan’s elegiac drama.

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Photo by Erica Platt

Photo of the Day: January 13th

This snowy photo of Pendle Hill from Foulridge was sent in by Erica Platt.

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Ryan Gosling as Sebastian Wilder and Emma Stone as Mia Dolan

Film review: La La Land

The frenzied expectation surrounding writer-director Damien Chazelle’s musical love story was deafening before La La Land won a record seven Golden Globe awards earlier this week.

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Photo by Janis Ikstens

Photo of the Day: January 12th

This stunning photo taken from Pendle Hill was sent in by Janis Ikstens.

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Pigeon show

Top things to do at the weekend (January 20 to 22)

Here is our guide of things to do this weekend in Lancashire.

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Burnley Library

County council and Westminster have “wrecked” our library service

Regular users of Burnley Central Library’s community history section have slammed Lancashire County Council for closing it and transferring the service to “a small corner of the library”.

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Lancashire singles being sought to take part in audition for TV show Naked Attraction

Lancashire singles being sought to take part in audition for TV show Naked Attraction

Grab 2017 by the balls and take part in the UK’s most daring dating show.

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The Watcher by Ross Armstrong

Book review: The Watcher by Ross Armstrong

Bird-watching turns to people-watching with deadly results in a dark and intriguing Hitchcock-style thriller from actor and now author Ross Armstrong.
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The Vanishing by Sophia Tobin

Book review: The Vanishing by Sophia Tobin

After forays into 18th century London and the Kent coast in 1851, author-to-watch Sophia Tobin returns with a gripping gothic tale of intrigue, romance and revenge set amidst the brooding hills of Brontë country.

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Mysteries, magic and furry friends for a new reading season

Book reviews: Mysteries, magic and furry friends for a new reading season

As the new school term gets under way, there is plenty of reading fun to keep youngsters smiling this January.

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Photo by Elizabeth Parkinson

Photo of the Day: January 10th

Elizabeth Parkinson has shared this photo she took on a frosty morning at Brungerley Bridge.

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Death and the Naked Lady and The Lady and the Cheetah by John Flagg

Book review: Death and the Naked Lady and The Lady and the Cheetah by John Flagg

John Flagg, pseudonym of American crime writer John Gearon who died in 1970, delivers a barrage of murder and mayhem in two fabulous 1951 mysteries… with the added bonus of a suspense-packed short story.
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