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Book review: The Memory Shop by Ella Griffin

Sometimes memories – and not dreams – provide hope for the future.

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Preston's Caribbean Carnival makes its way through the streets.

Carnival is saved by last gasp arts grant

Preston’s most dazzling outdoor event of the year – the spectacular Caribbean Carnival – has been spared the axe thanks to Arts Council cash.

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What a Wonderful Word by Nicola Edwards and Luisa Uribe

Book reviews: Wizard words, wartime adventure and a moon rabbit

Discover some of the world’s most extraordinary words, enjoy a thrilling wartime adventure, meet a girl who dreams of making dresses, and discover the giant rabbit who lives in the Moon in a sparkling selection of new springtime children’s books.

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All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson

Book review: All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson

Lies, lies and even more damned lies… but who is telling them?

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Stately home

Where are the best historic halls and stately homes in Lancashire?

The county has many halls and stately homes which carry historical interest.

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Pam and Emily with their runner bean chutney in the new BBC2 show Top of the Shops with Tom Kerridge

Top of the Shop with Tom Kerridge - A flop from top to bottom

Napoleon, in one of his wilder flights of fancy, is alleged to have called Britain “a nation of shopkeepers”.
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Work at the British Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland

Leyland’s British Commercial Vehicle Museum on track with £2m facelift

Leyland’s famous British Commercial Vehicle Museum is set to reopen in October – showing off  a major revamp thanks to  a £1.8m National Lottery grant.

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Mayor and Consort of Wyre Councillor Alice Collinson (Mayor) with South Ribble Mayor, Coun Mick Titherington and his wife Carole

South Ribble Mayor and Mayoress having a Grand old time on ladies day in Leyland

The horses came in as guests enjoyed an alternative ladies day. The Mayor and Mayoress of South Ribble, Mick and Carole Titherington, organised their own Ladies Day lunch at The Hallmark Leyland Hotel.

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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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The Book Case: An Emily Lime Mystery by Dave Shelton

Book review: Mystery, history and the wonders of nature

Spring is here and it’s time for children to get reading!

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Good Friday by Lynda La Plante

Book review: Good Friday by Lynda La Plante

Long before she was a formidable detective chief inspector, Jane Tennison was a rookie police officer finding her feet in the tough world of 1970s London.

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One Cornish Summer by Liz Fenwick

Book review: One Cornish Summer by Liz Fenwick

Tucked away in the southern-most part of Cornwall is the rugged Lizard peninsula, a coastal haven of tiny fishing ports and gorgeous sandy bays, and a source of inspiration for both writers and artists.

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My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

Book review: My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

As the Broadway hit musical Hamilton wows London theatregoers, it’s the perfect time to explore the untold story of the famous American founding father Alexander Hamilton’s remarkable wife Eliza.

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Mark and his two sons, from Channel 4s Class of Mum and Dad

Class of Mum and Dad - A class act of a documentary

According to my kids, they usually don’t do anything at their primary school, and when they do get round to doing something, it’s always boring.

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The Allotment Girls by Kate Thompson

Book reviews: Step into spring with three escapist novels

Enjoy a gripping wartime tale set in bombed-out London, meet a woman struggling to rebuild her shattered life in 1850s County Durham, and be moved by a mystery set near stunning St Ives in Cornwall in three glittering new spring sagas.

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The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker

Book review: The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker

Bone-chilling, ingenious and gut-wrenching, this stunning crime thriller should come with a warning… the author has a track record for graphic horror!

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Stable Lass: Riding out and mucking in  tales from a Yorkshire racing yard by Gemma Hogg

Book review: Stable Lass: Riding out and mucking in – tales from a Yorkshire racing yard by Gemma Hogg

Famed for its historic castle, cobbled squares and Georgian tearooms, the small ‘chocolate-box’ market town of Middleham in North Yorkshire has another claim to fame… its rich horse racing heritage.

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Obsession: Marlene Dietrich: The Pierre Passebon Collection by Henry-Jean Servat and Pierre Passebon

Book review: Obsession: Marlene Dietrich: The Pierre Passebon Collection by Henry-Jean Servat and Pierre Passebon

For over forty years, German actress and Hollywood legend Marlene Dietrich was the epitome of glamour, style and sophistication.

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Isabelle and Jessica Kidd choose their Usborne Mini puzzle books

Book review: Usborne Minis… for the journey!

Rainy days, travel, school holidays or simply a day out… grab a handful of Usborne Minis and boredom will be banished in an instant!

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The cast of Ordeal By Innocence, not just another chintz-athon. From left, Luke Treadaway, Anna Chancellor, Bill Nighy and Morven Christie

Ordeal By Innocence - An Agatha Christie murder-mystery with a jet-black heart

It was the Easter Bank Holiday weekend this week, and to go with the traditions of hot cross buns and the need to loosen the waistband of your trousers after one-too-many Easter eggs, we also had the now-traditional bank holiday Agatha Christie murder-fest.

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