Arts & Screen

Children’s fancy foot work wows audience

Pupils at Chatburn Primary School drew inspiration through watching the foot work of Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke when they performed a dance in front of their parents and friends.

Don't miss this festive concert being held at St James' Church next week.

Don’t miss this festive civic carol service

Slaidburn Silver Band will play at a joint carol service next week organised by three local service organisations.

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Martin Compston and Douglas Henshall star in the new ITV serial killer drama, In Plain Sight

In Plain Sight comes second to Tom Roth in the battle of the serial killers

Serial killers are like seismic political events triggered by popular votes, aren’t they? You wait ages for one, then two come along at once.

Lovemurder by Saul Black

Book review: Lovemurder by Saul Black

In crime fiction, murderers come and go… some are bad, some are very bad and some are downright evil.

Gallows Drop by Mari Hannah

Book review: Gallows Drop by Mari Hannah

Stiffen the sinews and summon up the blood… Mari Hannah’s north-east cop DCI Kate Daniels is back on the beat and waging war on a vicious killer.

The Knife Slipped by Erle Stanley Gardner

Book review: The Knife Slipped by Erle Stanley Gardner

After a forty-six year lull, the frosted office door of ‘B. Cool, Investigations’ swings open once more as the lovable private eye team of ‘hard as nails’ boss Bertha Cool and her ‘little runt’ operative, Donald Lam, set to work on a tough new case in The Knife Slipped.

Photo by Robin Willoughby

Photo of the Day: December 9th

Robin Willoughby's autumnal view of Wycoller.

Croston Fair

Top 10 things to do in Lancashire at the weekend

Here is a list of upcoming events this weekend.
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Photo by Karl Anthony Peel

Photo of the Day: December 8th

This calming photo of the River Ribble was sent in by Karl Anthony Peel.

Peter Vaughan

Game Of Thrones and Porridge star Peter Vaughan dies aged 93

Game Of Thrones actor Peter Vaughan has died at the age of 93, his agent said.
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Drama, dinosaurs and smiling snowmen with Usborne

Book reviews: Drama, dinosaurs and smiling snowmen with Usborne

Christmas comes only once a year… and Usborne Children’s Books always know how to make the season of sparkle extra special!

Photo by Roy Ainsworth

Photo of the Day: December 7th

Roy Ainsworth has shared this lovely photo of the Christmas lights in Burnley town centre.
Deputy Mayor of the Ribble Valley Coun. Richard Bennett, second left, cuts the tinsel to officially open Chatburn Christmas Tree Festival. Rev. Andy Froud and the festival's organisers Clive and Barbara Greenwood are also pictured.

Sell out concert launches Christmas Tree Festival

The festive season started in grand style in the Ribble Valley when the sell out Christmas concert at Christ Church in Chatburn launched the district Christmas Tree Festival officially opened by the Deputy Mayor of the Ribble Valley Coun. Richard Bennett cutting the tinsel.

Naimh Harrison, six, and Meghan Harrison, eight, from Clitheroe with Olaf and Lucy Greenhalgh from La Tete at Clitheroe Chamber of Trade's Christmas Festival.

Crowds flock to Clitheroe Christmas Festival

A Santa’s grotto, donkey rides, children’s games and festive stalls were all features of Clitheroe’s Christmas Festival on Saturday.

Photo by David Belshaw

Photo of the Day: December 6th

David Belshaw has submitted this stunning photo he took from higher Ogden reservoir.

Evies Allies by Kitty Danton

Book review: Evie’s Allies by Kitty Danton

The hopes and fears, joys and disasters of an English wartime village spring to exciting life in the second book of Kitty Danton’s warm and captivating debut trilogy.

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Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Well we've included it!

What's the best Christmas film of all time? Choose from our shortlist!

It's time to decide on the number one Christmas film of all time. We asked for your suggestions, and this is the top 10.

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Tim Roth stars as serial killer John Reginald Christie in the new BBC drama Rillington Place

Rillington Place - Tim Roth reaches new levels of creepy, but Samantha Morton steals the show in serial killer drama

It’s that time of the year – and that type of weather – which means the days never seem to get properly light.

Photo by Lynne Harrison

Photo of the Day: December 5th

Lynne Harrison has shared this photo of Pendle Hill that she took from Standen Road.

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Photo by John Ford

Photo of the Day: December 4th

This lovely photo of a dog on a frosty morning on Padiham Greenway was sent in by John Ford.

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