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Book review: An epic journey, dark fantasy and comedy capers

The real-life story of an extraordinary elephant, a battle to save the Earth and an ingenious pop-up book take starring roles in a new collection of children’s books.

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Before the Rains by Dinah Jefferies

Book review: Before the Rains by Dinah Jefferies

Dinah Jefferies’ early years in British-controlled Malaya has been the inspiration behind a raft of rich and thrilling historical novels set amidst the heat and turmoil of faraway countries in the throes of major change.

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David Baddiel (right) with brother Ivor (left) and dad Colin

The Trouble With Dad - an affecting look at dementia

Caring for a sick relative is hugely difficult. Whatever they’re suffering from, the carer is faced with the gradual loss of the person they recognise as their father, grandmother, husband or daughter.

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Photo by Danielle Burrows

Photo of the Day: February 25th

Danielle Burrows has shared this photo she took of Thompson Park boating lake.

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Photo by Judith Davis

Photo of the Day: February 24th

Judith David has shared this unusual photo of the tunnel in Victoria Park, Nelson.

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Photo by Martin Jeffries

Photo of the Day: February 23rd

Martin Jeffries has shared this stunning of Slaidburn from the air looking south west back towards Dunsop Bridge.

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The beautiful Ribble Valley has been voted as the sixth best place to live in the UK in a new TV show.

Ribble Valley voted one of top places to live in UK

The Ribble Valley has come out tops again in a search to find the best places to live in the UK.

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Lincoln City footballer Sam Habergham with his parents Linda and Richard

Habergham's history boys in search of ancestors

A famous name from the past, which came back to haunt Burnley during Lincoln City’s historic FA Cup victory, is seeking to unearth more history.
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David Hinder with his team who took part in ITV quiz show The Chase. (s)

David chases down £12k on quiz show

A Ribble Valley politician has scooped £12,000 on a popular TV quiz show.
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Photo by Simon Hardman

Photo of the Day: February 22nd

Simon Hardman has shared this lovely photo of snowdrops outside Towneley Hall.

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David Hinder with his fellow "Chase" contestants

David chases down £12K on quiz show

A Ribble Valley politician has scooped £12,000 on a popular TV quiz show.

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Marriages Are Made in Bond Street: True Stories from a 1940s Marriage Bureau by Penrose Halson

Book review: Marriages Are Made in Bond Street: True Stories from a 1940s Marriage Bureau by Penrose Halson

During the dark days of the Second World War, many London marriages weren’t made in heaven… they were forged at a marriage bureau in fashionable Bond Street.

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Johnny Vegas is back for the ninth series of Benidorm

Five minutes with... Johnny Vegas

Johnny Vegas is back for the ninth series of Benidorm. The dad-of-one reveals whether his character, the Oracle, has finally grown up, how he deals with fans at desperate times and why he wound up singing songs from The Sound Of Music

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The New Adventures of Mr Toad: The Race to Toad Hall by Tom Moorhouse and Holly Swain

Book reviews: On the road with a new-look Mr Toad

The star of Kenneth Grahame’s classic novel makes a comeback in a new season of fabulous reading with Oxford University Press children’s books.

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The 1947 FA Cup final ticket for sale.

Charity auction for Burnley FC memorabilia in aid of Pendleside Hospice

A generous West Bromwich Albion fan in possession of a historic piece of Burnley Football Club memorabilia has pledged to donate some of the funds raised from its potential sale to Pendleside Hospice should a willing buyer be found.

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The Kennel Clubs Illustrated Breed Standards by The Kennel Club

Book review: The Kennel Club’s Illustrated Breed Standards by The Kennel Club

As the dog world gets hot under the collar for the start of this year’s annual Crufts extravaganza at the NEC in Birmingham from March 9-12, here’s the chance to brush up on your essential canine knowledge.

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Tell Me A Lie by CJ Carver

Book review: Tell Me A Lie by CJ Carver

A ruthless Russian oligarch, a doggedly determined policewoman and a British spy with memory block on a deadly mission…

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Photo by Paul Olivant

Photo of the Day: February 21st

Paul Olivant captured this beautiful sunrise over the river Calder from Whalley.

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Photo by Paul Young

Photo of the Day: February 20th

Paul Young has submitted this photo of Pendle Hill from across Lower Ogden reservoir.

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(left to right) Jon Bentley, Craig Charles, Georgie Barrat and Ortis Deley

Red Dwarf star Craig Charles named The Gadget Show's new host

Red Dwarf star Craig Charles has been announced as the new host of consumer technology programme The Gadget Show.

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