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Lancaster museums play key economic and cultural role

Three Lancaster museums are to be taken back in-house by the city council.

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Half A String will bring 'A Heart At Sea' to Morecambe Library.

The boy who loses his heart comes to Morecambe

The story about a young boy who bottles up his heart and throws it into the sea will be told in Morecambe.

Theatre and Comedy
Out of the Ice by Ann Turner

Book review: Out of the Ice by Ann Turner

When an environmental scientist is posted to a long abandoned whaling station in the wilds of Antarctica, she discovers more than just penguins, seals and a frozen landscape.

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Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales by P.D. James

Book review: Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales by P.D. James

Not all the guilty are brought to justice in a courtroom… sometimes their punishments are delivered in the most unexpected ways.

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April photo: The Sir Tom Finney Splash statue

Making a Splash as a calendar boy

If there is such a thing as a football statue expert, Kevin Beresford’s your man.

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Book reviews: Knowledge, monsters and urban jungles

Book reviews: Knowledge, monsters and urban jungles

Dazzling books to educate, enlighten and entertain are lighting up children’s autumn reading as the dark nights close in.

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Goodbye Christopher Robin: A. A. Milne and the Making of Winnie-the-Pooh by Ann Thwaite

Book review: Goodbye Christopher Robin: A. A. Milne and the Making of Winnie-the-Pooh by Ann Thwaite

Nearly 90 years after they were written, the beguiling adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin remain some of the most iconic tales of childhood in English literature.

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The Assassin of Verona by Benet Brandreth

Book review: The Assassin of Verona by Benet Brandreth

It’s once more unto the breach for William Shakespeare and his dear friends as their Italian adventure takes a deadly turn.

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Zero Avenue by Dietrich Kalteis

Book review: Zero Avenue by Dietrich Kalteis

Set in 1979 in the savage, seedy bars and back alleys of Vancouver’s fearsome Eastside, Zero Avenue is a tough, edgy crime novel focused on a female singer’s struggle to stop being the dope-running girlfriend of a powerful drug dealer and position her band to ride the wave of the emerging punk music scene.

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Pleasing Mr Pepys by Deborah Swift

Book review: Pleasing Mr Pepys by Deborah Swift

He brought 17th century London to life in all its vivid and dramatic detail but Samuel Pepys was famous for more than just his diaries… he also had a keen eye for the ladies.

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A Column of Fire by Ken Follett

Book review: A Column of Fire by Ken Follett

Can two star-crossed lovers survive the upheavals of Europe in the 16th century… or will their dreams be consumed by political upheaval and religious intolerance?

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Photo Neil Cross Faye Penny, Tom Williamson, Ben Hall, Charlie Kondras, James Attwood and Zannie Drayman helping to put together the "Anti-fracking art auction" at the cafe. Please get a pic with artists and staff at The Whale Tail

Fracking goes under the hammer in Lancaster

An art auction which aims to raise cash to fight fracking is being launched in Lancaster.

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Architectural drawing of Morecambe's Midland Hotel by Oliver Hill

Secrets of a Lancashire landmark

Scottish artist Jenny Steele presents a solo exhibition at The Midland Hotel, in Morecambe, celebrating the art deco landmark.
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The Devouring by James R. Benn

Book review: The Devouring by James R. Benn

In the twelfth instalment of James R. Benn’s much-loved wartime mystery series, the inimitable military sleuth Billy Boyle is transported to Switzerland to investigate a murder, monitor dubious bankers and a profiteering Gestapo agent, and help expose the illegal gold transactions coming out of Germany.

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Museum mix-ups, amazing facts and beautiful bugs

Book reviews: Museum mix-ups, amazing facts and beautiful bugs

The autumn nights are destined to be filled with wonder and discovery as a new selection of fun and factual children’s books start hitting the shelves.

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Wild Thing: A Rocky Road by Pete Staples

Book review: Wild Thing: A Rocky Road by Pete Staples

Possibly the most fruitful 45 minutes of their lives led to Pete Staples and his three musical mates securing chart-topping places simultaneously on both sides of the Atlantic in the summer of 1966.

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Keep You Safe by Melissa Hill

Book review: Keep You Safe by Melissa Hill

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate?

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An Echo of Murder by Anne Perry

Book review: An Echo of Murder by Anne Perry

Twenty-three books in and Anne Perry’s brilliantly conceived William Monk Victorian mystery series is as fresh and invigorating as ever.
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Best-Loved Poems: A Treasury of Verse by Ana Sampson

Book review: Best-Loved Poems: A Treasury of Verse by Ana Sampson

In an age of digital overload, what a joy to pick up a book of verse and immerse yourself in the words, truths, language and rhythms that have struck a chord with generations of poetry lovers.
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Spectre Collectors: Too Ghoul for School by Barry Hutchison

Book reviews: Cool ghouls, a faint-hearted vampire and royal rabbits

Autumn is here and time to escape into a magical world of reading with a special ‘dark nights’ selection of exciting new children’s books.

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