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Lancaster author, Carys Davies.

Lancaster backdrop for award-winning author’s new book

An award-winning author’s hometown of Lancaster helped inspire her new short story collection.

Frank English

Book signing at Lancaster store

A winter warmer comes in the form of Frank English’s new children’s book.

Charlotte Birkby, Megan Whyke, Molly Bolton, Danielle Robinson and Elysha Collins from the Happy Feet School of Dance.

Happy feet dancers first to dazzle at the Grand

Talented young dancers from across our district will entertain crowds over two days at the Grand Theatre.

Grand  Theatre, Lancaster.

Entertainment listings

This week’s entertainment listings.

Mitch Benn.

‘37th Beatle’ brings comedy show to Lancaster

You don’t have to be a massive fan of The Beatles to enjoy a new show which will be performed at The Dukes.

Luke, left, with his Feud bandmates Stephen and Jamie

Going out on a limb for the next big show

The show must go on for a Lancaster drummer, who despite breaking his arm in a football game this week, has vowed to perform at a crucial European gig.

Luke Concannon of Nizlopi.

Concannon: ‘The Nizlopi fire is as hot as ever’

Alt-folk hip-hop duo Nizlopi are back in the district with a show at More Music on November 22.

Philip James Turner

Taking the Crow Mandala road

A new venture led by a Morecambe musician has just put out its first single.

Fireworks at Clumber Park

Clumber Park hosts a Fireworks and Fire Extravaganaza, on Saturday, October 25, at 5.30pm.

Past Encounters by Davina Blake

Book review: Past Encounters by Davina Blake

The windswept, curving platform of Carnforth railway station became an unforgettable part of big screen history when a film crew arrived there in 1945.

Louise Distras and Joe Solo

UK’s answer to Joan Jett

A bloody minded troublemaker and a man who cycled to Australia for inspiration are just two of the acts performing at The Yorkshire House tonight, Thursday.

Winter-warming romance and history with Piatkus Books

Book review: Winter-warming romance and history with Piatkus Books

Love is guaranteed to heat up the cold nights with a red-hot collection of romantic reads from Piatkus which boasts some of the biggest names in popular fiction.

Classics old and new from Walker Books

Book review: Classics old and new from Walker Books

‘Looks’ are everything this autumn with a cool and creative collection for children from innovative publisher Walker Books.

Forty Acres by Dwayne Alexander Smith

Book review: Forty Acres by Dwayne Alexander Smith

Can it ever be right to seek long-overdue justice through violent revenge?

Lee Child's New Jack Reacher novel, Personal

Morecambe Library’s top 10 crime books

Morecambe Library looks at top crime books racing up the charts in this week’s top 10.

Ian McNabb.

Ian McNabb brings electric acoustic tour to the Yorkshire House

The former front man of 1980s band Icicle Works returns to the Yorkshire House this Saturday (October 18).

Rich Tea who will perform at A Splendid Day Out.

Victorian values with a duel over tea and biccies

Ever heard of the civilised Victorian art of tea duelling?

Lulo Reinhardt.

It don’t mean a thing without latin swing

One of Europe’s finest gypsy guitarists and his band will host a master class on Latin swing followed by an evening performance this Sunday (October 19).

Les Dawson�s Joke Book Compiled by Tracy and Charlotte Dawson

Book review: Les Dawsonʼs Joke Book Compiled by Tracy and Charlotte Dawson

He was a comic genius ... Les Dawson, the knave who stole our hearts and became the king of jokers in a prize pack of Lancashire comedians.

Tom Kitching from Morecambe who died in Changi prison, with wife Nora.

Secret war diary of true Morecambrian

Thomas Kitching was the Chief Surveyor of Singapore when the island fell to the Japanese in 1942.

Grand  Theatre, Lancaster.

Entertainment listings

This week’s entertainment listings.

Saving Grace by Jane Green

Book review: Saving Grace by Jane Green

Is it possible to have the perfect life?

On this day in history

Book review: History, mystery and the meaning of life with Michael O’Mara Books

Imagine waking up every day to a momentous historical event, digging into the weird world of language or learning to think like Einstein.

Win a copy of Lee Child's new book, Personal

Win crime book in our competition

We have two copies of ‘Watching Over You’ by Mel Sherratt to be won.

Master of storytelling, Hugh Lupton, will be appearing at Lancaster Litfest 2014.

Counting down to Lancaster Litfest 2014

Litfest kicks off on Friday with a packed programme of events from writers, poets and performers all set to descend on Lancaster.

Almost Invincible by Suzanne Burdon

Book review: Almost Invincible by Suzanne Burdon

The spark that ignited the relationship between poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and his author wife Mary came close to being extinguished by the ‘third person’ in their marriage.

Finalists: Roger Carter, Simon Entwistle, John Gilmore, Joanne Halliwell, Ray Morgan and Sue Copp

Scary witch or jovial toastmaster - vote for your Lancashire tourist favourite

A professional witch, a toastmaster and a radio DJ are just some of the people shortlisted for the Lancashire Tourism Superstar Award.

Gutenbergs Apprentice by Alix Christie

Book review: Gutenberg’s Apprentice by Alix Christie

As an author, journalist and printer, Alix Christie has had a long fascination with the Gutenberg Bible, the 15th century book that kick-started a print revolution.

Relish North West

New guide to North West’s finest restaurants

If you’re looking for the best places to eat in the North West, then you’ve come to the right place.

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare.

Review: Chivalry: Medieval Warfare

Activision has announced they will be working with Torn Banner Studios in collaboration with Mercenary Technology to bring the PC award-winning Chivalry: Medieval Warfare to consoles for the very first time.

'Personal' is the latest instalment in Lee Child's Jack Reacher series.

Ten top popular authors

Morecambe Library has put together this chart of its top popoular authors,

Cosy up for winter with Stripes Publishing

Book review: Cosy up for winter with Stripes Publishing

The days may be getting shorter but long winter evenings hold the promise of a world of warm and wonderful reading.

Montgomery the Church Mouse by Jane Byle

New children’s book from Holme author

Holme author Jane Byle has written a new children’s book, ‘Montgomery the Church Mouse’, about two mice who fall in love but face danger from mousetraps and Bernard the barn owl.

Lancaster Castle tours manager, Dr Colin Penny and tour guide, Mr James Houghton with the Visit England accolade.

Lancaster castle receives national award

Guided tours at Lancaster castle have been given a national accolade by tourist board Visit England.

Conn  Iggulden

Lancaster Castle welcomes master of historical fiction

Historical fiction fans will get the chance to meet one of the genre’s most successful writers at a special event at Lancaster Castle.

Lacy Younger.

US top 40 singer graces castle

Racy retro rocker Lacy Younger is ready to bring blistering West Coast rock and roll to Lancaster Music Festival this weekend.

Christina and Geoff Union

Israel and Texas top music festival’s gigometer

A bluegrass trio from Austin, Texas and a jazz threesome from Israel will be racking up the highest number of gigs at this weekend’s Lancaster Music Festival.

Creative and Therapeutic Colouring for Grown-Ups from Michael OMara Books

Book review: Creative and Therapeutic Colouring for Grown-Ups from Michael O’Mara Books

Feeling stressed, need to unwind, want to unleash your inner creativity… then get yourself a gorgeous colouring book!

Warm romance, lost worlds and weird pets with Macmillan books

Book review: Warm romance, lost worlds and weird pets with Macmillan books

Macmillan have a red-hot selection of children’s books to take the chill out of the dark nights ahead.

Paul Akister finds out he is through to The X Factor live shows.

Lancaster man Paul Akister through to live shows of X Factor

Lancaster man Paul Akister has become the first singer from our district to reach the live shows of hit TV talent search The X Factor.

Dog Treats by Christopher Matthew

Book review: Dog Treats by Christopher Matthew

Ask any dog lover and they’ll tell you that their adored pet is poetry in motion…

Disney Infinity-2 Marvel Super Heroes.

Review: Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Heroes Starter Pack

We are all well aware that the season is rapidly approaching that all parents dread, yes it’s pester power time and Disney have jumped on the band wagon early with the release of Disney Infinity 2.0.

Skull candy Sports performance ear buds.

Review: Skullcandy earphones

Skullcandy,has just announced their sports performance earphones and we will be donning our jogging bottoms and testing these very soon.

A Trick of the Mind by Penny Hancock

Book review: A Trick of the Mind by Penny Hancock

Complex psychological thrillers don’t come much better than A Trick of the Mind, the work of an author who weaves her own brand of literary magic.

Red Bull Air Race - The Game.

Review: Red Bull Air Race - The Game

Red Bull Air Race – The Game from Red Bull Media House is now available for free with in-app purchases on the App Store and Google Play.

GRID Autosport.

Review: GRID Autosport

There’s some new DLC available for GRID Autosport, Codemasters have announced the Touring Car Legends’ expansion pack, available in the online marketplace for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, for Windows PC from Steam and from the online store for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system priced at £9.99.

Win a copy of this Terry Pratchett book

Competition: Win copy of Terry Pratchett children’s book

We’ve got a copy of Terry Pratchett’s ‘Dragons At Crumbling Castle’ to be won.

Awful Auntie by David Walliams

Ten top children’s books

Morecambe Library has compiled this chart of top books for children.

Zumba Class.

Sporting chances at centre’s open day

Archery and Zumba are just two of the activities you can try out when a sports centre throws its doors open to the public on Saturday.

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    Friday 24 Oct

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    Low 10°c

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    From West

    Speed 13 mph

    Saturday 25 Oct

    Sunny spells

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    Low 12°c

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    From South west

    Speed 20 mph

    Sunday 26 Oct

    Cloudy

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    From South west

    Speed 21 mph

    Monday 27 Oct

    Light rain

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    From South

    Speed 17 mph

    Tuesday 28 Oct

    Heavy rain

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    Speed 12 mph