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Applications open for Love Island 2018

Some viewers are already having withdrawal symptoms after the conclusion of Love Island, but ITV are already looking for new recruits for the 2018 version of the show.

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A hound show is one of the main attractions at The Lowther Show, being held at the Lowther Estate, near Penrith

Become one of the country set

There’s a real taste of countryside life coming to the north west next month, and you could win one of five pairs of adult day tickets.

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John and Emma outside The Snug at Beatherder.

The Snug celebrates 10 years of barminess at Beatherder

From gabba to pure disco and DJs playing in their underpants, you’re never quite sure what you’re going to walk into at The Snug.

Wands at the ready for Wizard Academy at Leighton Hall

Things to do this weekend (July 29 and 30)

Make the most of summer with some of these events...
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Banksy's Balloon Girl

Banksy beats art heavyweights in Britain's favourite work

Graffiti artist Banksy has beaten the likes of Turner and Constable in a poll of the nation's favourite artwork.

Virgin Cay and A Night Out by Basil Heatter

Book review: Virgin Cay and A Night Out by Basil Heatter

In two suspenseful novels set in and around the Gulf of Mexico, the late American author Basil Heatter tells the stories of a shipwrecked boatman who is persuaded to commit murder for the price of a new ship, and a shrimp boat captain who unwittingly gets embroiled in a drug smuggling operation.

The Olive Tree by Lucinda Riley

Book review: The Olive Tree by Lucinda Riley

Pandora, a crumbling mansion perched on a cliff amidst the dusty olive groves of Cyprus, opens up the legendary box of dark secrets when its new owner arrives for a long, hot summer.

Dead in the Dark by Stephen Booth

Book reviews: Dead in the Dark by Stephen Booth

The majestic beauty of the Peak District looms large again in the seventeenth book of master crime writer Stephen Booth’s dark and atmospheric series starring detective team Cooper and Fry.

Nicole Kidman advertising Jimmy Choo

'Sexy' designer shoes beloved by the well-heeled

For two decades Jimmy Choos have been red carpet favourites, adorning the feet of major celebrities and royals alike.

Generation Game

All new Generation Game looking for Lancashire contestants

The iconic seventies game show, The Generation Game, is set to return to BBC and is looking for competitive families to take part.
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Daniel Craig as James Bond

James Bond creators announce plans for new film in 2019

James Bond will return to the big screen for a fresh instalment in 2019, creators have said.

Our Summer Together by Fanny Blake

Book review: Our Summer Together by Fanny Blake

Even women of ‘a certain age’ need a second chance at life… and no one knows that better than Fanny Blake.

Glastonbury is taking a year off

BBC launch brand new music festival for 2018 as Glastonbury takes year off

The BBC has announced its biggest ever music event with a brand new festival across four different nations.

Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey

Britain's Got Talent winner Ashleigh Butler opens up about Pudsey's death

Ashleigh Butler, owner of Britain's Got Talent's champion dog, Pudsey, broke down in tears as she opened up about her beloved pet's death.

Filming for the movie will star actress Maxine Peake

Wanted: ‘Miserable’ Northerners for massacre movie

It was one of the darkest days in Manchester’s history, when government troops armed with sabres and truncheons charged at a crowd of 60,000 peaceful protesters demanding reform of the parliamentary system.

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Where are the best family days out - with entry fees?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.
Ride the Lights in Blackpool is just one of the free events you could try

SPECIAL REPORT: Free events will keep youngsters entertained

For kids the summer holidays stretch out before them in a golden haze. But for parents this time of year can be fraught with the difficulties of what to do to keep them entertained without breaking the bank. NAOMI MOON has put together the pick of events that can be enjoyed for free across the county this summer.
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Justin Bieber performs on a stage during his world tour concert in Beijing

Justin Bieber banned from China over 'bad behaviour'

Justin Bieber will not be invited to perform in China because of his past "bad behaviour", Beijing officials said.

The Hackney Colliery Band. Picture by Aidan Harris.

Hackney Colliery Band to play in Morecambe

A tour de force of trumpets, trombones, saxes, sousaphone, marching percussion and electronics, will boom through the town next week.

Headliners This Is The Kit praise Forest of Bowland’s Cloudspotting Festival

Headliners This Is The Kit praise Forest of Bowland’s Cloudspotting Festival

Tickets are still available for this year’s Cloudspotting Music and Arts Festival which takes place in the Forest of Bowland next weekend.

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