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Choose mildly positive reviews: Trainspotting sequel wins over critics

Trainspotting's long-awaited sequel has won over most critics - although all agree it can never leave the same legacy as the original.
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Lancashire couples invited to apply for Don’t Tell the Bride

Lancashire couples invited to apply for Don’t Tell the Bride

Couples wanting to tie the knot this year are being invited to apply for a new series of Don’t Tell the Bride.

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Artist's impression of how Burnley Reel Cinema will look after the refurb (s)

Work begins on cinema's Burger King extension

Work has started on building a drive-thru Burger King at Burnley’s Reel Cinema.
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Hit '90s TV show Crystal Maze, famously hosted by Richard O'Brien, is coming back

Start the fans please! Crystal Maze set to return to our screens

Big news in the TV world this morning as Channel 4 has announced that hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is coming back to our screens.
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Casey Affleck as Lee Chandler

Film review: Manchester By The Sea

Anguished silences between members of a fractured Massachusetts family speak volumes about the loss of a son in writer-director Kenneth Lonergan’s elegiac drama.

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Ryan Gosling as Sebastian Wilder and Emma Stone as Mia Dolan

Film review: La La Land

The frenzied expectation surrounding writer-director Damien Chazelle’s musical love story was deafening before La La Land won a record seven Golden Globe awards earlier this week.

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Dominic Littlewoods and Denise Lewis will present the third series of 'Right on the Money'.

BBC show looking for North West participants

BBC One's 'Right on the Money' show is looking for new families, couples, and individuals from the North West to take part in the third series of the financial advice show, offering the chance to get a "money makeover" from the experts.

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Lancashire singles being sought to take part in audition for TV show Naked Attraction

Lancashire singles being sought to take part in audition for TV show Naked Attraction

Grab 2017 by the balls and take part in the UK’s most daring dating show.

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CBBC stars Dick and Dom could be hosting a birthday party for one lucky child in Burnley.

Birthday bash with TV stars Dick and Dom could be on the cards for a Burnley youngster

One lucky youngster from Burnley could win a VIP birthday party and be celebrating with CBBC stars Dick and Dom.

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Robson Green followed in the footsteps sort of  of Robinson Crusoe in a documentary on ITV

Robson Crusoe: A Surprising Adventure - One goes mad on an island

When I was a boy, I wanted to be a soldier, or a policeman, or possibly Alan Kennedy, the moustachioed, tightly-permed left-back of the all-conquering Liverpool team of the early 1980s.

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The best return of Christmas  Outnumbered

The BBC wins the Christmas TV war

It’s Christmas, the time of year when tradition dictates we give gifts, eat way too much and ignore all the other TV channels and watch the BBC.

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A scene from the new Wonder Woman

Pick of the flicks for new year

As the popcorn goes stale on another cinema-going year, film critic Damon Smith looks forward to the action-packed blockbusters, heartbreaking dramas, uproarious comedies and potential Oscar winners that will be lighting up the big screen over the next 12 months ...

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Streaming services such as netflix and Amazon Prime have made it easier to bingewatch than ever. Shutterstock

Half of Brits happy to binge watch

Whether you gorge on Game of Thrones or are glued to Breaking Bad, us Brits have become a nation of box set addicts with half of Brits (50 per cent) happy to watch between two and four one-hour episodes of a TV show in one go.
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Other programmes in the 2016 festive top 10 included Mrs Brown's Boys

Audiences for most-watched Christmas Day TV shows hit record low

Audiences for the UK's most-watched TV shows on Christmas Day have fallen to their lowest level on record.

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The cast will be welcomed by returning presenter Emma Willis

Housemates set to enter Celebrity Big Brother house

Celebrity Big Brother will return to screens tonight with a new line-up of stars both old and new to the show.

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This will wake you up in the morning

Celebrity Big Brother house undergoes pop-art makeover

Vibrant first-look pictures have been released of the Celebrity Big Brother house before its launch next week.

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Giant Haystacks feels the wrath of Big Daddy in January 1984

Seconds away... for return of the golden days of televised wrestling

For generations of ‘World of Sport’ fans Saturday afternoon meant wrestling. Stars like Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks were loved by millions. ITV has commissioned a wrestling special to air on New Year’s Eve. Wrestling commentator Greg Lambert looks back at a golden age for sports entertainment
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The big showbiz quiz

Big showbiz quiz 2016

From dancing politicians to showbiz bust-ups, 2016 has been a busy one in the world of celebrity.

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Carrie Fisher with author Alan Jenkins

Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher dies days after heart attack aged 60

Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher has died in hospital, days after suffering a heart attack on a transatlantic flight.
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Bryan Cranston as Ned Fleming and James Franco as Laird Mayhew

Film Review - Why Bother?

There are moments of bad taste tomfoolery in John Hamburg’s comedy – advertised extensively on TV at the moment – which suggest the titular question alluding to a level-headed daughter’s inappropriate choice of boyfriend should be Why Bother?

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