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Kate Beckinsale

Love and Friendship: A rare tonic

Bosoms heave, corsets strain and venomous one-liners land with marksman-like precision in Whit Stillman’s delicious period romantic comedy, based on Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan.

The One We Fell in Love With by Paige Toon

Book review: The One We Fell in Love With by Paige Toon

The Thomson triplets are a rarity indeed… the odds on the three girls being identical are as high as one in 200 million.

Carnforth singer Ashleigh Wodd, taken at Gas Music to feature on the release of Everybody's Got To Learn.

Carnforth singer joins protest song

Carnforth singer Ashleigh Wood is taking her career up a notch after being signed to a new record label.

Don't fall victim to fesival scams this year

Top tips for festival-goers to avoid ticket scams

Summer is on its way and that means one thing to music lovers: festival time.

The Hobbit will be presented by The Dukes.

Actors prepare for The Hobbit in Williamson Park

The Hobbit will be taking a dramatic and epic journey across Lancaster parkland this summer.

Ben Maggs

Wild nature and love are themes of Ben’s debut album

Walks and dreams in the Cotswold Hills; haunting shadowy nights wrapped by Skye’s unforgiving Cuillin ridge and nomadic weeks on Scotland’s west coast and Islands have all conspired to help create an award-winning folk artist’s debut album.

Little Sister byDavid Hewson

Book review: Little Sister by David Hewson

Reopening an old and disturbing murder case brings more questions than answers for Amsterdam police detective Pieter Vos.

Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard share a tender moment in Brief Encounter

How one of Britain's greatest movies was shot in Lancashire

Brief Encounter is widely regarded as one of the greatest British movies of all time. Filmed at Carnforth Railway Station, a new exhibition there looks at the career of the film’s director David Lean. Heritage Centre Manager John Adams explains the history of the film, with some exclusive photographs

1971  Never a Dull Moment: Rocks Golden Year byDavid Hepworth

Book review: 1971 – Never a Dull Moment: Rock’s Golden Year by David Hepworth

For those of us who were listening, it has never got any better than 1971.

The Great British Bake Off. Just one of the shows that's grabbing our attention and we love to chat about

Brits spend nearly a decade watching TV over their lifetime

It’s no secret that we Brits love our television but new research has revealed just how much and it turns out we spend almost ten years each in front of the gogglebox.


Owen Jones byline picture. Photo by Linda Nylind. 6/3/2014.

Owen Jones at The Dukes in Lancaster: “The end of oppression and a society run by the majority”

Political commentator and Labour activist Owen Jones spoke at a sold out event at The Dukes Theatre in Lancaster on Thursday night, May 19.


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Squirrel mania this half term

The Lakeland Wildlife Oasis, near Milnthorpe, is starting the May half term with a special Sunday session for families to raise awareness of red squirrels.

GAME OF THE WEEK: Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest, Platform: Nintendo 3DS, Genre: RPG. Picture credit: PA Photo/Handout.

Games Central - Fire Emblem Fates tactical RPG burns bright on the dual screen

This week, Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest burns bright on Nintendo 3DS, the Homefront Revolution launches on Xbox One and Out Of The Park Baseball 17 hits a home run on PC.

3D Tanx

Two days of punk will mark 40 years rejecting the mainstream

Punk and Disorderly returns to the newly re-opened Bobbin in a couple of weeks with over 20 acts performing over two days of musical madness.

The Mountain Story byLori Lansens

Book review: The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens

When Wolf Truly heads for one of Southern California’s highest mountains on his 18th birthday, it’s not to celebrate but to jump to his death from the summit.

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Tibetan folk singer comes to More Music

A Tibetan folk singer who made the 250 mile journey from Tibet to Nepal over 18 days on foot to escape Chinese repression more than 10 years ago will perform at the Hothouse on Saturday May 28.

Bar 1725, Lancaster.

REVIEW: Bar 1725, Lancaster

We arrived at 1725 on a Friday at 17.25. This was pure coincidence.

Absolute Pandemonium: My Louder Than Life Story byBrian Blessed

Book review: Absolute Pandemonium: My Louder Than Life Story by Brian Blessed

The title says it all… fasten your seatbelt, adjust your earplugs and set sail on a riotous voyage through the choppy, chirpy life and times of the LOUD and lovable Brian Blessed.

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Charlie Sheen reveals all about THAT meltdown, his HIV secret, family and big screen comeback

Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen has revealed big screen comeback plans after admitting for the first time that his public ‘meltdown’ was a result of dealing with his HIV secret.

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Top notch childrens books publisher Usborne know how to put the fun into reading and learning and its never too early to start.

Book review: Baby bumps, pop-up gardens and dolly dressing heaven with Usborne

Top notch children’s books publisher Usborne know how to put the fun into reading and learning… and it’s never too early to start.

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North Lancs Soul Festival this weekend

Making his debut playing at the North Lancs Soul Festival will be Essex born music producer, re-mixer and broadcaster James JJ Williams.

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What do you see? The image has gone viral

What can you see in this photo?

Blinking ‘eck ... is this the most teasing optical illusion of all time?


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Mountain festival to kick off season in style

One of the UK’s best loved outdoor events is preparing to kick off the 2016 summer festival season in style.

Marty Jones salutes the crowd at Morecambe Winter Gardens as he is inducted into the Morecambe Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Wrestling icon steals show on night of champions in Morecambe

A British wrestling legend rolled back the years on a night of nostalgia and exciting action at Morecambe Winter Gardens.

The Murder Road byStephen Booth

Book review: The Murder Road by Stephen Booth

Born in Burnley and raised in Blackpool, former newspaper journalist Stephen Booth has not strayed far from his northern roots in a crime thriller series that has turned him into an award-winning author.

Wedding Bells for Nurse Connie byJean Fullerton

Book review: Wedding Bells for Nurse Connie by Jean Fullerton

It’s nearly 70 years since the NHS was born… but what was it like to be a nurse on the frontline of such a pioneering institution?

Copyright Danny Clifford 2013. All rights reserved. www.dannyclifford.com Photo must not be reproduced in any way at all without the prior written permission of Danny Clifford. danny@dannyclifford.com

10cc, Status Quo and Toploader join bill for rock festival

A rock and roll festival will bring back tourism to the Lake District after it suffered huge losses and devastation during the floods last winter.

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Green Room: A brutal battle for survival that fully warrants the 18 certificate

Punk rock’s not dead, but the young musicians who hope to revive the anarchic spirit of the 1970s, are an endangered species in Jeremy Saulnier’s horror thriller.

Amy-Jo Clough.

Bolton-le-Sands singer gets ready for first headline show

Fresh from supporting Scouting for Girls, Rick Astley and Stooshe as well performing alongside Little Mix, The Vamps and Professor Green; Amy-Jo is no stranger to the music industry.


Review: James, Manchester Arena

Somebody once told me, when James play the sun shines.

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Whisky Tango Foxtrot: Jolts and wheezes like a shrapnel dented army truck

It’s confusing to be thrown into a blow-out frat party, and then pitched into a world of rubble, khaki and sky blue burqas.

GAME OF THE WEEK: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End , Platform: PS4 Picture credit: PA Photo

Games Central - A fine, fitting end to the Nathan Drake nexus

This week, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is finally unleashed on PS4, Doom locks and loads on Xbox One and Professional Farmer 2017 starts up the tractor on PC.

Marmaduke The Very Popular Dragon by Rachel Valentine and Ed Eaves

Book review: Marmaduke The Very Popular Dragon by Rachel Valentine and Ed Eaves

This is a great story about friendship, fights and finding the person we really want to be.

Convertible Submarine byClaire Philip and Simon Abbott

Book review: Convertible Submarine by Claire Philip and Simon Abbott

Is it a story book, is it a playmat, or is it a deep-sea diving submarine?

Our Kind Of Traitor

Our Kind of Traitor: Simmers pleasantly, but never turns up the heat

The recent BBC adaptation of The Night Manager was a delicious reminder of writer John Le Carre’s ability to wring nerve-shredding tension from spy games orchestrated by self-serving members of the British Secret Service.

Abba tribute

ABBA tribute in Lancaster

Grab your best disco outfits for a journey back in time to when Abba dominated the charts.

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Review: Mamma Mia at Manchester Palace Theatre

On paper, mixing ABBA’s now classic music with a storyline involving a Greek island and a young girl trying to find her father, who could be any of her mother’s three 70’s lovers, sounds a stretch.

I Wish I Were A Pirate and I Wish I Were A Princess by Smriti Prasadam-Halls and Sarah Ward

Book review: I Wish I Were A Pirate and I Wish I Were A Princess by Smriti Prasadam-Halls and Sarah Ward

It's great being a parent. You get to pretend to be a pirate or a princess, depending on what you like best.

John Glaister, bar manager, and landlord Andrew Gregson at The Bobbin

Long-awaited reopening for flooded city centre pub

When the River Lune burst its banks and the rain hammered down in December 2015, one of Lancaster’s most popular pubs ended up under three feet of water.

Hacienda Classical, picture by Craige Barker.

PICTURES: Hacienda Classical, Lancaster video

Memories of the Hacienda Classical event are still in the air as more pictures of the night are released.

Live Ale 2014

Put a smile on your face for Live Ale festival

Old School Brewery in Warton host their third Live Ale weekend event this Bank Holiday.

Do you use chat up lines? Do they work on you?

Do chat up lines really work?

Chat up lines tend to be thought of as a jokey dating tactic, not as a serious way to find love, but a new survey has found that 45% of people in the UK still use chat up lines.

Songs of Love and War bySanta Montefiore

Book review: Songs of Love and War by Santa Montefiore

Just as summer finally arrives, up pops the perfect beach read… a sweeping saga of love, family, conflict and betrayal from Santa Montefiore, the queen of classy romance.

Smiles all round as Little Tiger Press leaps into action

Book reviews: Smiles all round as Little Tiger Press leaps into action

There is plenty to smile – and laugh – about as Little Tiger Press, one of the nation’s busiest and best independent publishers of children’s books, gives the summer season a roaring start.

Hacienda Classical in Williamson Park. Picture by Craige Barker

Magic of the Hacienda in Williamson Park

The Hacienda Classical night at Williamson Park last Sunday was the best thing to happen to Lancaster since The Stone Roses played The Sugarhouse 27 years ago.

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The Angry Birds Movie: A glossy promo for the games and associated merchandise

Strip back the pristine visuals, which were once meticulously hand-drawn, and most animated films are hard-wired with an important life lesson to cherish once the end credits roll.

Bar manager Russel Bradshaw with Gok Wan at the Borough in Lancaster.

Gok Wan dines at Lancaster pub

One of the country’s popular fashion guru’s Gok Wan stopped off for a meal in Lancaster on Tuesday night (May 10).

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Storm damaged road reopens early paving way for festival return

A major road in the Lake District which collapsed during Storm Desmond has reopened three weeks ahead of schedule - paving the way for one of the region’s biggest festivals.

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The Woodsmen

Debut EP launch for indie folk quartet

Indie folk four piece The Woodsmen launch their debut EP at The Hall in China Street, Lancaster, this weekend.

Adrian Byron Burns

City welcomes back blues legend Burns

A blues legend will return to perform at The Gregson Centre in Lancaster for the first time in 10 years this weekend.

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