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Funniest jokes of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe revealed

A joke about the new pound coin has been named the funniest of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Theatre and Comedy
The winners, Ultraframe UK, of the overall best business in 2016.

Awards will celebrate the best in business

The fourth annual Ribble Valley Business Awards will celebrate the businesses and individuals which make the Ribble Valley such a great place to live, work and visit.

News
Steve and Christine Dilworth are presented their CAMRA award by John Webster. (s)

Celebrating three decades at Swan

Villagers, regulars and locals congregated to help celebrate the 30-year anniversary of a popular couple running their award-winning pub.

News
Bradley Walsh

Is Bradley Walsh lined up for sidekick role in Doctor Who?

Doctor Who fans have expressed surprise after it emerged that Bradley Walsh could be the new assistant on the show.
Arts
Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith and Noel Fielding

Bake Off's Prue Leith jokes about skipping ads on Channel 4

Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith has joked that viewers can watch episodes of the Channel 4 show on catch-up to avoid advertising breaks.

Arts
Morrissey, who is to release his first studio album since 2014

Morrissey announces new album

Morrissey is to release his first studio album since 2014.

Music
The Last Notch by Arnold Hano

Book review: The Last Notch by Arnold Hano

Reprinted for the first time under his own name, American author Arnold Hano’s innovative, provocative Wild West tale of greed, self-loathing and redemption sees a legendary outlaw attempting the perilous, complicated path toward amnesty.

Arts
Between Sisters by Kristin Hannah

Book review: Between Sisters by Kristin Hannah

They say blood is thicker than water… but the love between two sisters has turned to a thin trickle after a callous betrayal 26 years ago.
Arts
Head down to Botany Bay for a weekend of family fun on the canal

Things to do this weekend (August 25 to 28)

There's plenty of events happening over the Bank Holiday weekend:

Whats on
Blurry pictures appear to show an Apple branded television screen in a test lab

'Leaked' images show 'Apple TV in testing lab'

The long-rumoured Apple TV could be on the way after a 'leak' purporting to show it in production was posted online.

Offbeat
The Singing Ringing tree in Burnley

Competition: Send us your favourite photos of Lancashire and win a camera worth nearly £300!

Get snapping in our exciting competition!

News
Freemasons, Wiswell.

Top Lancashire eateries named in pay offence list

​Two top Lancashire eateries are among around 230 employers who have been named for underpaying workers the National Minimum or Living Wage.

Whats on
The Stove exterior

REVIEW: Langdale Hotel and Spa, Lake District

With hundreds of hotels peppered throughout the Lake District, it can take something a little bit special for one to truly stand out.

Lifestyle
Sire Alex Guinness as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi 'Star Wars' spin-off in the works

Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi may be getting his own Star Wars movie directed by Billy Elliot film-maker Stephen Daldry.
Arts
DJ Paul Taylor

Beats Cancer: DJ Paul Taylor to rock Castle

Paul Taylor and Judge Jules will be spinning the vinyl in aid of cancer research at Clitheroe Castle tomorrow.

News
The 12th series of the BBC One show

Celebrity Masterchef debut a ratings winner

Celebrity MasterChef's series opener was a ratings success as food fans tuned in to watch a new bunch of stars roll up their sleeves in the kitchen.

Arts
"It's going to be so exciting. It doesn't happen very often, does it?"

Bonnie Tyler to sing total eclipse of the heart during solar eclipse

Bonnie Tyler will sing her classic hit Total Eclipse Of The Heart during next week's solar eclipse in the US.
Offbeat
KFC's Chicken AM

Chicken wings? KFC join the jet set with first UK airport restaurant at Manchester T3

KFC has joined the jet set! This week KFC and HMSHost International opened its very first airport restaurant – and is now serving up finger lickin’ chicken in the departures lounge of Manchester Airport’s Terminal Three – creating 50 new jobs.
Whats on
This year's Masterchef celebrity line-up

Celebrity Masterchef to put 20 budding star cooks to the test

The new series of Celebrity MasterChef will see stars including former S Club 7 star Rachel Stevens, Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington and comedian Vic Reeves put to the test in the kitchen.

Arts
Fighting Fantasy: The Port of Peril by Ian Livingstone

Book reviews: Fantasy heroes, sisterly love and a trip through time

A fantastic fantasy series celebrates a special anniversary, a family of sisters face new dramas and the world springs to colourful life in some sparkling new children’s books for August.

Arts
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