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Pledge over future of council’s museum collections

The future of Lancashire’s treasured museum collections is safe despite uncertainty around the service, County Hall bosses have said.

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The Little Teashop of Lost and Found by Trisha Ashley

Book review: The Little Teashop of Lost and Found by Trisha Ashley

Reading a tasty Trisha Ashley novel always makes you greedy for her next… and not just because each story delivers a feast of delicious recipes.

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Bruce Crowther at St John's Church in Lancaster where he is setting up the Fig Tree, formally situated in Garstang

Lancaster events to mark the slave trade’s abolishment

The FIG Tree is the world’s first International Fair Trade Centre, founded in the world’s first Fair Trade Town, Garstang.

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Hest Bank gym instructor to dance in London show

Hest Bank gym instructor to dance in London show

A local dance teacher and fitness instructor is returning to her roots by taking part in a star-studded show in London.

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Celine by Peter Heller

Book review: Celine by Peter Heller

In the suspenseful new detective novel Celine, bestselling American author Peter Heller creates a most unexpected heroine.

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Slave trade port to fair trade city - as part of the project, workshops were carried out in schools and people dressed in the attire of the times, mostly traditional Quakers dress.

Slave trade port to fair trade city - Lancaster’s weekend of events by The Fig Tree

The FIG Tree, the world’s first International Fair Trade Centre founded in the first Fair Trade Town, Garstang, is holding a weekend of events celebrating 210 years since the abolition of the slave trade and also how fair trade is promoted today, on March 25 and 26.

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The Witchfinders Sister by Beth Underdown

Book review: The Witchfinder’s Sister by Beth Underdown

Thirty years after the notorious Pendle witch trials in Lancashire, a new and even more vicious witch hunt spread like a stain across a quiet corner of England.

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The ongoing work at Plover Scar lighthouse in the Lune Estuary

Ray of hope for the historic Plover Scar lighthouse

A complex repair and reconstruction project is continuing on the 169-year-old Plover Scar lighthouse in the Lune estuary.

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Fierce Mercy by Colin Hay

Book review: Fierce Mercy by Colin Hay

Men at Work frontman Colin Hay releases a solo album next month which is full of gentle and beautiful songs.

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Will You Be My Friend by Molly Potter

Book review: Will You Be My Friend by Molly Potter

Friendships are important in life and children need to learn from an early age what they are all about.

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Four Mums in a Boat by Helen Butters, Niki Doeg, Frances Davies and Janette Benaddi

Book review: Four Mums in a Boat by Helen Butters, Niki Doeg, Frances Davies and Janette Benaddi

Being a mum can see you in an endless rut of trying to run around the family while you cram in work commitments at the same time.

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The Coast to Coast Walk by Terry Marsh

Book review: The Coast to Coast Walk by Terry Marsh

Time to get those walking boots on and enjoy some long distance treks.

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Mediterranean: A year around a charmed and trouble sea by Huw Kingston

Book review: Mediterranean: A year around a charmed and trouble sea by Huw Kingston

Well if this book doesn’t get the travelling juices going, then nothing will!

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The Circus of Horrors.

TV circus stars get ready to shock Lancaster

There is no clowning around when it comes to this circus group – in fact quite the opposite.

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Date with the Executioner by Edward Marston

Book review: Date with the Executioner by Edward Marston

In the latest novel in the highly addictive Bow Street Rivals series, identical-twin detectives Peter and Paul Skillen are embroiled in a dangerous case of treachery, fraud and murder involving two ill-matched duellists sparring over a beautiful woman.

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Lancashire recommends.... art galleries

Looking for some arty culture? Here is our list of the top art galleries in Lancashire.

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The Wedding Girls by Kate Thompson

Book review: The Wedding Girls by Kate Thompson

If a wedding marks the first day of the rest of your life, then the story starts with the dress…

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Follow The Trail: Baby Dinosaurs

Book reviews: Fun, facts and learning with DK Children’s Books

Let little fingers do the walking with an enchanting selection of new books from favourite children’s publisher DK.

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Big Lonesome by Joseph Scapellato

Book review: Big Lonesome by Joseph Scapellato

In his bold debut story collection, Joseph Scapellato takes aim at the American frontier’s familiar gun-toting, galloping figures and proceeds to blast 25 blistering holes clean through them.

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Ragdoll by Daniel Cole

Book review: Ragdoll by Daniel Cole

When a body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together, the police really do have their work cut out.

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