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IN PICTURES: Rain holds off for Leyland Festival parade

Hundreds paraded through Leyland before the downpour unleashed on festival-goers on Saturday.

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Where the Missing Go by Emma Rowley

Book review: Where the Missing Go by Emma Rowley

‘The thing about the missing is that they don’t always want to be found.’

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Secrets Under the Sun by Nadia Marks

Book reviews: Get yourself beach ready with four super summer sagas

Escape to secrets and sunshine in beautiful Cyprus, raise a glass to fun and flirtation in a French vineyard, and enjoy the dramas and despairs of women finding friendship during wartime.
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Queen of the North by Anne OBrien

Book review: Queen of the North by Anne O’Brien

‘This is no world to play with mammets and to tilt the lips: We must have bloody noses and crack’d crowns.’

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The Woman in the Wood by Lesley Pearse

Book review: The Woman in the Wood by Lesley Pearse

Twenty-six years after her first novel hit the shelves, much-loved author Lesley Pearse has become something of a publishing sensation.
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Staff at Preston’s Sylhet Bangla are backing England’s World Cup squad with free food and beer

Staff at a curry restaurant are spicing up the World Cup . . . and flying the flag for England.

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Owen (Sion Alun Davies) and Cadi John (Sian Reese-Williams) in Hidden, the new Welsh police drama on BBC4

Hidden - Cracking crime capers from Cymru

A few years ago, the big new trend on TV was Scandi-noir.

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Lancashire sees 67 million visitors pour in each year

LISTINGS: Your 2018 summer guide to what's on in Lancashire - including festivals, shows, gigs and places to stay

Lancashire is heating up for a sensational summer with an array of festivals, shows and gigs in the line-up.
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My Dad, the Earth Warrior by Gary Haq

Book reviews: Boys on a mission take centre stage for Father’s Day

A boy called Hero battling to save the planet, a youngster fighting to uncover the truth about his dad, a kitchen boy caught up in black magic and a daring boy time-travelling on the high seas are just some of the stars of a sparkling new selection of children’s books.

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IN PICTURES: Sunshine smiles on Penwortham Gala 2018

A sunshine filled weekend brought the crowds out to enjoy an action packed Penwortham Gala 2018. Saturday saw a fun filled parade with the colourful annual procession starting from Hill Road South.

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Inquisition by David Gibbins

Book review: Inquisition by David Gibbins

When the wreck of a 17th century ship is found off the coast of Cornwall, it sets in motion an epic quest leading back to the disappearance of the iconic Holy Grail.

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Somewhere Beyond the Sea by Miranda Dickinson

Book review: Somewhere Beyond the Sea by Miranda Dickinson

Seren MacArthur’s dad used to tell her that magic is everywhere if you look hard enough for it… and she needs to believe that now more than ever before.

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Pulse by Felix Francis

Book review: Pulse by Felix Francis

Since the death of his father, the legendary jockey and crime writer Dick Francis, Felix Francis has been on a winning run.

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Widows by Lynda La Plante

Book review: Widows by Lynda La Plante

Thirty-five years ago, a Liverpool-born screenwriter and author called Lynda La Planted burst on to the entertainment scene with a thrilling six-part ITV crime series that became an instant hit.

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The Cast by Danielle Steel

Book review: The Cast by Danielle Steel

At the age of 54, twice-divorced mother-of-three Kait Whittier is an empty nester with a high-flying job and no desire to immerse herself again in the complications of a new love.

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Marie Diamond, International speaker and life coach

BIG INTERVIEW: Marie Diamond - master teacher of ‘The Secret’ to share gift with Preston audience

Many of us, at some point of our lives feel stuck. There is that sense – are we making the right decisions? Working the job we wanted? Living the life we envisioned or simply questioning how we can change our fortunes?

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Alex Tagg, chairman of Preston Playhouses fund-raising committee.

Major cash boost puts end in sight for Preston Playhouse's theatre regeneration project

Preston’s longest running theatre has been given a £40,000 cash boost towards its ongoing refurbishment.

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Afua Hirsch, and Churchill impersonators, in The Search for Britains Heroes

The Battle for Britain's Heroes - A lifeless look at dark history

For inanimate objects, statues have been at the centre of a lot of controversy recently, as The Battle for Britain’s Heroes (Channel 4, Tuesday, 9pm) highlighted. People have even died – in Charlottesville, West Virginia – in violence surrounding protests over statues of controversial figures.

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White Bodies by Jane Robins

Book review: White Bodies by Jane Robins

Can you ever love someone too much?
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No Harp for My Angel, Booty for a Babe, and Eve, Its Extortion by Carter Brown

Book review: No Harp for My Angel, Booty for a Babe, and Eve, It’s Extortion by Carter Brown

Wise-cracking, lecherous homicide detective Lieutenant Al Wheeler investigates the disappearances of pretty ‘dames,’ a complex hit-and-run case, and murders at a science fiction convention in three entertaining entries in the phenomenally successful Carter Brown mystery series.

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