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Crazy Love You by Lisa Unger

Book review: Crazy Love You by Lisa Unger

A terrible childhood tragedy left overweight schoolboy Ian Paine at the mercy of cruel bullies… until a flame-haired girl became his friend, protector and avenger.

Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett

Book review: Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett

Nobody does ‘epic’ quite like best-selling author Ken Follett…

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

Book review: Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

After Cop Town, last year’s first stunning standalone thriller, Karin Slaughter is on a roll… and, hopefully, there’s no stopping her now.

How are you going to entertain the children over the summer holiday? And how much do you think it will cost?

School holidays to ‘cost parents £600’ this summer

Parents are expected to fork out £600 on entertaining their children during the school summer holidays this year, up from £492 in 2014.

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Blackpool Illuminations 2015 preview 
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen looks at the new light displays

Blackpool’s new £2m Illumination project revealed video

The first glimpse of the £2m Illuminations investment has been revealed.

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Families, friendship and clever creatures with Oxford University Press

Book review: Families, friendship and clever creatures with Oxford University Press

The holidays certainly won’t be boring with a selection of sparkling summer titles from Oxford University Press children’s books.

Families, friendship and clever creatures with Oxford University Press

Book review: The Bloomsbury collection latest releases

More fabulous books have been released in The Bloomsbury collection.

Dead in the Water by Ann Granger

Book review: Dead in the Water by Ann Granger

When a young woman’s body washes up in the swollen river of a quiet Cotswold village, members of a local writers’ club become the prime suspects in a murder hunt.

All My Secrets by Sophie McKenzie

Book review: All My Secrets by Sophie McKenzie

Only days after finishing her GCSE exams, Evie Brown is staggered to learn that she is about to inherit £10million... but the money comes with some shocking revelations.

Presenter of Fake or Fortune Fiona Bruce (left)and art expert and fellow presenter Philip Mould standing under a painting by Francesco Montemezzano,

Mystery church painting revealed as £100k treasure

A mystery painting that has hung in a Lancashire church for hundreds of years has been revealed as a Renaissance treasure worth at least £100,000.

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A picture perfect summer with Walker Books

Book review: A picture perfect summer with Walker Books

An eye-opening tale of life in wartime Britain leads the charge as Walker Books unveil a summer of sunshine reading.

Beat Herder: three in hospital

Three in hospital after taking drugs at music festival

Three music festival goers were rushed to hospital in a critical condition last night (Saturday) after suffering an adverse reaction to taking drugs, it is believed

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Actress Sarah Lancashire

Award winning actress to appear at The Dukes

BAFTA Award winning actor, Sarah Lancashire will be talking about her career and answering questions from the audience at The Dukes this Friday.

Cats at the Opera House Blackpool starring Jane McDonald

Cats, Blackpool Opera House

I was just a wide-eyed kitten when I acquired my first memory of the musical phenomenon that is Cats right here in the Blackpool Opera House in 1989.

Killing for Keeps by Mari Hannah

Book review: Killing for Keeps by Mari Hannah

When the going gets tough, the tough get going… the old saying packs a powerful punch in murder chief DCI Kate Daniels’ most disturbing case yet.

Barrie Marshall.  
L-R:  Sue Parish, Harry Latham, David Stubbs, Ann Livesley, Christine Baillot, Ann Elston, Kizzy Felstead.

Sound of ukuleles comes to Williamson Park

Cheerful songs and vintage style will charm visitors to Williamson Park this weekend as musicians come together to celebrate all things ukulele.

As You Like It.

As You Like It at Leighton Hall

A taste of Shakespeare will come to Leighton this month.

Diane, Louise and Jimi on stage

Final shows for Truckers but recorded legacy will live on

Women swoon. Men holler. Kids sing along. Even to the sweary bits.

Diane, Louise and Jimi on stage

Book review: A Celtic thriller, slapstick spies and sticker fun with Usborne

From a beautiful story of magic and mystery to time travel with a madcap schoolboy, Usborne children’s books are gearing up for the long summer holidays.

Diane, Louise and Jimi on stage

Book review: Bloomsbury’s recommended summer reading

Summer is well and truly here. So that means lots of holidays for the children and plenty of time to get bored.

Watch the Lady by Elizabeth Fremantle

Book review: Watch the Lady by Elizabeth Fremantle

She was bold, intelligent, had close royal connections and was reputed to be one of the greatest beauties at the Elizabethan court… so how did Penelope Devereux become an enemy of the state?

Watch the Lady by Elizabeth Fremantle

Win a Digital Camera worth over £300 courtesy of Wilkinson Cameras

Share your summer snaps with the Lancaster Guardian and The Visitor for your chance to win a fabulous digital camera worth over £300, courtesy of Wilkinson Cameras!

Hostage by Kristina Ohlsson

Book review: Hostage by Kristina Ohlsson

The fight against international terrorism, which has now spread to almost every corner of our planet, continues to dominate the news headlines.

Alice takes centre stage in Macmillans summer of fun

Book review: Alice takes centre stage in Macmillan’s summer of fun

It’s 150 years since English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, took the world by storm with his perennially enchanting story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Ashleigh Wood - Bring Me Sunshine.

Morecambe and Wise classic revamped in new music video

Morecambe singer Ashleigh Wood is releasing a cover to the song ‘Bring Me Sunshine.’

Joe Ramsden

Chilled out Saturday sessions come to city’s newest venue

One of the city’s newest music venues is taking a laid back approach to its event programming.

The Road Back

Book review: The Road Back by Di Morrissey

When jet-setting journalist Chris Baxter loses his job, a trip back to his small home town near Sydney becomes the catalyst for life changes he could never have imagined.

B-side the Seaside.

Hugs Bison bring seaside tour to Morecambe

A technology driven duo will visit the resort as part of their B-Side The Seaside tour.

Josie Cerise as Dodger. Photo by Daniel Tierney.

REVIEW: Oliver Twist, The Dukes, Williamson Park

Even street urchins, vagabonds and rogues would have been ducking for cover at Tuesday night’s performance of Oliver Twist in Williamson Park.

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Gyles Brandreth

Gyles Brandreth comes to Lancaster Grand Theatre

The witty Edinburgh Fringe award winner Gyles Brandreth will perform at the Lancaster Grand Theatre this weekend.

Carnforth Carnival. Picture by Kate W.

PHOTOS: Carnforth Carnival returns after 20 years video

The stage was set for Carnforth Carnival as thousands gathered to mark its comeback after 20 years.

A summer of history and romance with Ebury books

Book review: A summer of history and romance with Ebury books

The heat is on and it’s time to relax with some of this summer’s best escapist romances.

In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward

Book review: In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward

When two Derbyshire schoolgirls were abducted in the winter of 1978, one girl escaped and the other was never found.

A walk on the wild side with OUP childrens books

Book review: A walk on the wild side with OUP children’s books

Survival is the name of the game in some exciting new books to tempt young readers this summer.

Alan Carr and Grace Larkin at Grand Theatre

REVIEW: Carr revels in debut Blackpool sell-out

For a man with supposed hip problems, Alan Carr doesn’t half clock up the laps.

Dinoblock by Christopher Franceschelli and Peskimo

Book review: Dinoblock by Christopher Franceschelli and Peskimo

Dinosaurs come in all shapes and sizes… and now kids can get a ‘feel’ for the dynamic creatures which once roamed our planet.

Matt Richardson, frontman in Bastard of the Skies

Doom from the East descends on city music venue

The sounds of East Lancashire head north this weekend for a show at The Yorkshire House in Lancaster.

Saltcutters

Frontman back with new band

Mikey Kenney returns to the city tomorrow night, Friday, with his new Liverpool based band for a show at The Three Mariners.

Jazz Festival

Jazz fest line-up to be revealed

Lancaster Jazz Festival will officially launch its programme tomorrow night, Friday with a selection of indoor and outdoor gigs.

Lancaster Funk Club played seven shows in Costa Rica as The Convulsions.

Convulsions funk things up in seven show Costa Rica tour

Lancaster Funk Club – fresh from a tour of Costa Rica – are back in the city this weekend.

Other Places by Edited by Nicholas Litchfield

Book review: Other Places by Edited by Nicholas Litchfield

If you can’t afford a holiday in foreign climes this summer, why not take an armchair tour of some of the world’s most interesting and exotic locations?

The Angel and the Cad: Love, Loss and Scandal in Regency England by Geraldine Roberts

Book review: The Angel and the Cad: Love, Loss and Scandal in Regency England by Geraldine Roberts

They were the celebrity couple of their day… she was the beautiful heiress to one of the largest fortunes in Britain, and he was the handsome nephew of military hero the Duke of Wellington.

Linda Nolan.

Nolan sister’s Family Fortunes case dropped

TV and stage star Linda Nolan is expected to escape with a caution after being accused of being a benefits cheat.

Linda Nolan.

Book review: Tall stories, cute creatures and a sheepish sheep with Maverick

A kind-hearted giraffe steals the show as innovative independent publisher Maverick rolls out a sunshine collection of enchanting picture books.

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