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Book review: A Patient Fury by Sarah Ward

Three members of a family found dead in a locked, burning house… is it a classic murder-suicide, or are there more sinister forces at work?

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Strictly Come Dancing hopeful Susan Calman has hit out at "Twitter trolls"

'I am not fat and ugly' says Susan Calman as she slams cruel Twitter trolls

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Do not adjust your sets..

Channel 4 viewers to experience life with sight loss

Viewers might be rubbing their eyes - Channel 4 is airing a blurred ad break to allow people to experience what life is like with sight loss.
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Michael Sheen (white coat) with co-star David Tennant (red hair)

David Tennant and Michael Sheen rock dramatic new looks for Good Omens series

Actors David Tennant and Michael Sheen have shown off their dramatic new hairstyles as they start work on new series Good Omens.

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Change Your Tune

New ITV game show is looking for the country’s worst singers

A new television game show is aiming to find the country’s worst singers - and giving them the chance to win a major cash prize.
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The History of Bees by Maja Lunde

Book review: The History of Bees by Maja Lunde

The honeycombed link between the bee’s battle for survival and mankind’s increasingly precarious existence on Earth is explored in a dazzling literary novel from Norway.

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This year's Fantastic Book Awards will be launched on Wednesday.

Fantastic Book Awards are launched

This year's Fantastic Book Awards will be launched by children's authors Guy Bass, Karen McCombie and Steven Webb at the Samlesbury Hotel on Wednesday.

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Malcolm McGowan has published his novel, Broken Lives. (s)

Malcolm’s new chapter is heart-wrenching

Hate is poison - that’s the message of a former Ribble Valley man’s heart-wrenching novel inspired by his own family troubles.
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Martin Clunes as Dr. Martin Ellingham and Caroline Catz as Louisa Ellingham

Martin Clunes talks Doc Martin - "I'll never get a better job"

Doc Martin has fans all around the world, and is back again for an eighth series. But what can the "Clunatics" expect now that the grumpy GP and his wife Louisa saved their marriage in the last series? Martin Clunes talks to Georgia Humphreys about the drama to come, getting back into the role and the return of Sigourney Weaver.

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The drama is the first to be produced by Cumberbatch's production company

Benedict Cumberbatch's role as a grieving father was 'an unpleasant place to go'

New dad Benedict Cumberbatch has said playing a parent who loses a child was "a very unpleasant place to go to".

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Anna Friel

Anna Friel to star in drama mini-series about gender identity

Anna Friel will play the mother of a boy who wishes to live as a girl in a new mini-series called Butterfly.

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Moomins

Kids’ classic the Moomins is coming back with an AMAZING A-List cast

Everyone's favourite trolls are being brought back to life for the small screen and an all-star cast has just been announced.
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Louella Eve Fletcher-Michie, 25, was found dead in a wooded area on the edge of the festival site

John Michie daughter 'took illegal substance' before death at festival

The daughter of Holby City actor John Michie apparently took an "illegal substance" before her death at Bestival, her family has said.

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Victoria Wood died at the age of 62 in April last year

Victoria Wood diaries opened up for TV documentary on Dinnerladies

Victoria Wood's diaries and notebooks have inspired a new TV documentary about the late comedy star.

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Ella Shaw performing at The Grand.

Ella’s new academy will nurture young talent

A brand new modern day arts academy to develop and nurture young talent from around the Ribble Valley is being launched.

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The group outside Waddow Hall.

Heritage enthusiasts explore hall’s past

Waddow Hall Heritage Group recently welcomed 20 heritage enthusiasts from across the country to a busy programme of tours, presentations and visits to local sites of interest linked to the history of the hall.

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Jim Moir promises laughs from new Coronation Street character

Comedian Jim Moir has promised comedy, possible romance, and some impressive Nicholas Cage-inspired pointing techniques when he makes his debut on Coronation Street.

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John Michie

Woman who died at Bestival is daughter of ex-Coronation Street star

The daughter of former Coronation Street and Taggart star John Michie died at Bestival, his agent has confirmed.

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Lovely Jubbly - Lost Only Fools And Horses episode to be aired

Viewers are to get a glimpse of a 'lost' episode of Only Fools and Horses for the very first time.

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The Autumn Throne by Elizabeth Chadwick

Book review: The Autumn Throne by Elizabeth Chadwick

It’s the autumn of Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine’s life but, still in the iron grip of her ruthless husband King Henry II of England, she has spent years under virtual house arrest.

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