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HIM review - Carrie for the millennials leaves me unconvinced

It can be tough being a teenager – raging hormones, acne, exams, the pressures of social media, nosebleeds, telekinesis...

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Photo by Craig Alderman

Photo of the Day: October 24th

This stunning shot of mist below Pendle was captured by Craig Alderman.

Photo by John Howarth

Photo of the Day: October 23rd

The bridge at Downham was sent in by John Howarth.

Photo by Gemma Seed

Photo of the Day: October 22nd

Gemma Seed has shared this fantastic photo of a rainbow over Pendle Hill.

Photo by Danny McCabe

Photo of the Day: October 21st

Danny McCabe spotted these rams at the bottom of Pendle Hill next to Ogden reservoir.

The Reading Room ebook series set for launch

The Reading Room ebook series set for launch

It’s all systems go at publishers Quercus as they gear up for the unveiling of The Reading Group, an exciting new ebook series by Della Parker, a novelist, short story writer and the agony aunt for Writers’ Forum magazine.

The Chelsea Strangler bySusanna Gregory

Book reviews: The Chelsea Strangler by Susanna Gregory

The Plague is rampant in the summer heat of London in 1665 and the king has fled the city… but royal spy Thomas Chaloner has murder on his mind.

The Longest Winter byKevin Sullivan

Book review: The Longest Winter by Kevin Sullivan

The Siege of Sarajevo, which lasted 1,425 days from April 1992 to February 1996, was the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare and one of the cruellest events in the vicious war in Bosnia…

A member of the Bethany Choir demonstrates how to carry a bucket of water on her head to children at St Mary Magdalene's RC Primary School in Burnley ((s)

African choir hit the right note with Burnley schoolchildren

The art of carrying buckets of water on their heads was demonstrated to pupils at Burnley's St Mary Magdalene's RC Primary School this week.

Howick Park House

Halloween events across Lancashire

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Photo by Jon Thompson

Photo of the Day: October 20th

Today's stunning entry of Towneley Hall was sent in by Jon Thompson.

Betrayal byMartina Cole

Book review: Betrayal by Martina Cole

Twenty-three novels in and this lady is not for turning… soft!

Real ale

Where are the best real ale pubs in Lancashire?

Online readers have submitted suggestions for the best real ale pubs in the area.

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Tom Hanks reprises his role as Dr. Robert Langdon

Inferno: More like damp matchstick

Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones jog around Florence in a bid to stop half the world getting killed by Dante- obsessed nutty Billionaire Bertrand Zobrist`s plague-virus.

TV and Film
Jodie Metcalfe, 18, set up the business a year ago to earn money for driving lessons.

The selfie-selling business takes off

A teenage Burnley entrepreneur is set to (photo)shoot to the top after establishing her own photobooth business.
Higher Trapp assistant manager Katie Redpath  and chef Simon Gatt tuck into the rag pudding

Charity goes from rag puddings to riches thanks to hungry diners

Diners are tucking into a Lancashire delicacy to help a cancer charity go from rags to riches.

Royal rabbits, natural wonders and amazing creatures

Book reviews: Royal rabbits, natural wonders and amazing creatures

Children are spoilt for choice this autumn with a selection of wonderful books that take us from the world’s highest mountains and strangest animals to extraordinary rabbit warrens hidden deep below the teeming city of London.

The Empire Theatre which has been given a reprieve after being saved from the auctioneer's hammer

Empire Theatre set to strike back after being saved from auction

Campaigners who feared a Burnley theatre they are fighting to save had faced its final curtain were celebrating this week after a plan to auction it off was scrapped.

Theatre and Comedy
Treason byJames Jackson

Book review: Treason by James Jackson

Remember, remember, the Fifth of November…
The Mistress of Windfell Manor byDiane Allen

Book review: The Mistress of Windfell Manor by Diane Allen

The green valleys and rugged limestone outcrops of the Yorkshire Dales form the stunning backdrop to a beautiful tale of family ties, love, hope and hardship from popular storyteller Diane Allen.

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