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Clitheroe teenager joins fellow students to take centre stage in new production Cotton

Four outstanding dancers including a teenager from Clitheroe who are studying at Burnley College’s Sixth Form Centre will be helping to explore Lancashire’s proud cotton history in an exciting new project this month.

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Justin Bieber performs on a stage during his world tour concert in Beijing

Justin Bieber banned from China over 'bad behaviour'

Justin Bieber will not be invited to perform in China because of his past "bad behaviour", Beijing officials said.

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The winning choir from Salesbury CE Primary School.

School choir well tuned for trophy winning

It was another successful singing competition for the choir from Salesbury CE Primary School in the Blackburn Festival of Speech, Music and Dance.

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Headliners This Is The Kit praise Forest of Bowland’s Cloudspotting Festival

Headliners This Is The Kit praise Forest of Bowland’s Cloudspotting Festival

Tickets are still available for this year’s Cloudspotting Music and Arts Festival which takes place in the Forest of Bowland next weekend.

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Ride the Lights in Blackpool is just one of the free events you could try

SPECIAL REPORT: Free events will keep youngsters entertained

For kids the summer holidays stretch out before them in a golden haze. But for parents this time of year can be fraught with the difficulties of what to do to keep them entertained without breaking the bank. NAOMI MOON has put together the pick of events that can be enjoyed for free across the county this summer.
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The family theatre at Cloudspotting.

Gisburn Forest gears up for family festival

Gisburn Forest will come alive when the eagerly anticipated Cloudspotting Music and Arts Festival takes place next weekend – Friday, July 28th, to Sunday, July 30th.

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Some members of the fund raising group for St John's Read and St Peter's Simonstone. Back row John Aizlewood and the Rev. Robert Fielding, front row Daphne Rix, Lynne Clarke,  Susan Liles, Joyce Andrew and Zena Jeffries.

Drumming Mayor’s benefit gig with a difference

Ribble Valley Mayor Richard Bennett, who lived in a vicarage in the 1960’s when his father was the vicar of Read, is putting on a benefit gig with a difference.
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Join Mole in Preston's Avenham Park this summer

Preston parks are setting for family theatre

What better way to celebrate the school holidays and having the children at home than heading of to Avenham and Miller Park every Friday for live family theatre in the open air?

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Rebecca Ferguson is heading to Preston

Rebecca Ferguson is coming to Preston

X Factor favourite Rebecca Ferguson will be performing live in concert at Preston Guild Hall on Saturday, February 10 next year.

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The BetVictor PDC World Matchplay Darts tournament is being held in Blackpool

Things to do (July 22 and 26)

Lancashire is a hotbed of events over the coming days...
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Travel, trivia and walks on the wild side

Book reviews: Travel, trivia and walks on the wild side

As the school holidays take off, get ready for summer fun with a galaxy of gorgeous new children’s books.

Arts
The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker

Book review: The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker

Bone-chilling, ingenious and gut-wrenching, this stunning crime thriller should come with a warning… the author has a track record for graphic horror!

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In pictures: Beat-Herder shines again

With more than 1,000 festivals taking place across the UK last year, few would argue that the scene has reached saturation point.
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Ribble Valley high school's phenomenal performance

Following the journey of ex-convict Jean Valjean, Les Misérables is a tale of humanity set against the backdrop of a French uprising, writes Catherine Whitham from Clitheroe Parish Church Operatic and Dramatic Society.

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Win tickets to see the film Dunkirk

Win tickets to see blockbuster film Dunkirk

Dunkirk, the latest blockbuster to hit the silver screen, opens in cinemas this Friday.
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An almond for a parrot

Book review: An Almond for a Parrot by Wray Delaney

Meet the amazing Tully Truegood, captivating courtesan, purveyor of dark magic… and currently only a heartbeat away from the gallows.
Arts
50 Years of Rolling Stone: The Music, Politics and People that Changed Our Culture by Rolling Stone and Jann S. Wenner

Book review: 50 Years of Rolling Stone: The Music, Politics and People that Changed Our Culture by Rolling Stone and Jann S. Wenner

No stone has been left unturned in celebrating the landmark anniversary of a magazine which has covered and – some devotees would say – helped to shape the world around it.
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The Rome Affair by Karen Swan

Book review: The Rome Affair by Karen Swan

If your secret desire is for a travelling companion who promises mystery, drama and passion, then head off to the Eternal City with master storyteller Karen Swan.

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"That's a pretty song," Arya Stark tells singer Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran's appearance in Game of Thrones has not made everyone happy

Singer Ed Sheeran sparked a mixed response with his Game Of Thrones cameo.

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Rooted in Evil by Ann Granger

Book review: Rooted in Evil by Ann Granger

When a man is found with his brains blown out in a woodland clearing, it looks like an open-and-shut case of suicide.

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