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Things to do (Feb 24 to 26)

There's a great selection of events happening in Lancashire over the weekend.

Whats on

Kevin the Carrot gets the chop after a single complaint about an Aldi advert

An "irresponsible" Aldi TV ad has been given the chop following just one complaint that an animated carrot called Kevin could attract kids to alcohol.
The Phantom Lollipop Man! by Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham

Book reviews: A missing lollipop man, an orphan lamb and an amazing mum

Award-winning publisher Nosy Crow is getting ready for spring with a sparkling selection of reading and activity books for younger children.

Ben Sebborn and Richard Dyer of Skiddle, based in Longridge

Preston’s Skiddle proving just the ticket in making events stay affordable

Preston as a city may be small – but on the music scene map it certainly isn’t.

Artist Betty Foster, whose life was celebrated in a special memorial service.

Memorial service to celebrate life of artist and teacher Betty

Former colleagues, friends and family came from all over the country to pay tribute to a well known artist and former teacher who died at the age of 92.

The Osmond brothers, Merrill and Jay, wow the audience at The Grand.

An evening of Seventies nostalgia with The Osmond brothers

Osmondmania rattled through Clitheroe like a herd of crazy horses on an evening of Seventies nostalgia at the Grand.

It looks like they're having fun.

Children are literally rocking and learning at Grand sessions

For those about to rock we salute you ... the Grand’s Rock and Learn sessions are proving a gigantic hit with Ribble Valley mums, babies and toddlers.
Actress Joanna Lavelle.

Can you loan Ribble Valley actress a chip pan?

Actress Joanna Lavelle, who is based in Whalley, is sending out an urgent appeal to Ribble Valley residents for a chip pan for a forthcoming production of “Shirley Valentine” by Liverpool playwright, Willy Russell.

Collections are taking place this weekend.

Can you spare two hours of your time to volunteer?

Volunteers across the Ribble Valley are being urged to come forward to help Marie Curie hand out the charity’s iconic daffodil pins.

An appeal has been made for people to become Dementia Champions.

Could you be a Dementia Champion?

Ribble Valley’s Dementia Action Alliance, the lead community organisation recognised by the Alzheimer’s Society, is inviting Dementia Champions to join the alliance to deliver dementia awareness sessions in Ribble Valley.

Sunburn by Laura Lippman

Book review: Sunburn by Laura Lippman

It’s little wonder that American author Laura Lippman’s new novel was named one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2018 by a raft of newspapers, journals and reviewers.

The Perfectly Imperfect Woman by Milly Johnson

Book review: The Perfectly Imperfect Woman by Milly Johnson

What are your favourite rom-com ingredients? Romance and comedy of course, maybe a few mishaps and misunderstandings, or just plenty of good old-fashioned drama?

The Photographer by Craig Robertson

Book reviews: The Photographer by Craig Robertson

When a suspected serial rapist walks free from court over a legal technicality, the race is on to nail him before he can strike again.

The Nothing to See Here Hotel by Steven Butler and Steven Lenton

Books review: Hotel capers, dead famous women and incredible germs

There are plenty of thrills, spills and chills in a colourful and entertaining selection of new books for children.

The Year that Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly

Book review: The Year that Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly

Ginger Reilly is convinced she is having the worst 30th birthday ever when she overhears her supposed best friend cruelly betraying her at a wedding bash.

Killed by Thomas Enger

Book review: Killed by Thomas Enger

Since his six-year-old son was killed in an arson blaze, Norwegian crime reporter Henning Juul has been a man on a mission…

Join The Louise Spiteri Trio at The Ale Emporium

Try something different on Thursday

Do you fancy trying something a little bit different on a Thursday night?

The colonel is working on it.

Clitheroe KFC temporary closure as chain runs out of chicken

KFC has had to shut hundreds of UK restaurants across the country, including its one in Clitheroe, after "teething problems" with a new delivery contractor meant it ran out of chicken.

Clitheroe residents were down on their luck last year.

Clitheroe is the unluckiest place in the UK

There must be a lot of black cats and broken mirrors in Clitheroe - for the village has been named the unluckiest place in the UK.
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Ultra fast community broadband could be coming to the Hodder Valley.

Ultra fast broadband meeting to be held

Residents and those from the local business community are invited to a meeting to discuss the possibility of installing ultra fast community broadband to villages in the Hodder Valley.

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