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Jay's new tune is a joyful tribute to Padiham

A Nelson singer is celebrating all things Padiham by releasing an anthem for the town.
Marion Quade (Madeleine Madden), Miranda Reid (Lily Sullivan), and Irma Leopold (Samara Weaving) mysteriously disappear in Picnic at Hanging Rock

Picnic at Hanging Rock more than makes up for disappointment at the World Cup

On the very day that football said it wasn’t coming home after all, not now, not when there was still daylight left, BBC1 was screening what, on the surface, looked like one of those stiff upper-lipped, starched white crinolines period dramas – one of those where there’s a lot of talking about things that have happened, but you don’t actually see anything happening.

TV and Film
The show will walk fans through the superstars glittering pop career.

Spectacular George Michael show heading to Burnley

George Michael fans will love this spectacular show which will walk them through the superstar’s glittering pop career.

Burnley Mechanics is hosting fun classes for children this summer in a range of creative topics.

Creative workshop fun for children at Burnley Mechanics

Your children’s creative talents will blossom this summer thanks to two new workshops.

Theatre and Comedy
Thin Lizzy. Credit: (s)

Ex-Thin Lizzy superstar to rock Barlick

Thin Lizzy fans are in for a treat as an original founding member is heading to Barlick on his blues tour.
Jim Lea was one of the main musical forces behind 1970s glam rock giants Slade, with Dave Hill, Don Powell and frontman Noddy Holder

Slade legend Jim Lea talks Wolverhampton, losing touch with Noddy, and how his mum still thnks he needs a proper job

Legendary Slade bass player, violinist and co-writer Jim Lea very rarely gives interviews, so MALCOLM WYATT was exceptionally star-struck to be granted an audience with one of his 1970s’ music heroes

11-year-old Ryan Barker at the Burnley Model Railway Exhibition.

Pendle Forest Model Railway Society exhibition runs smoothly

Providing welcome respite from the recent real-world scheduling nightmares on the tracks for railway lovers, the Pendle Forest Model Railway Society’s recent exhibition ran very smoothly indeed.
The Well Dressed Gentlemen will be performing at Longton Live

Things to do (July 13 to 17)

Get out and about this weekend with any of these great events:

Whats on
Killing It by Asia Mackay

Book review: Killing It by Asia Mackay

Forget James Bond and meet this summer’s most fearless, most resourceful and most entertaining superhero-spy… Assassa-Mum!

A Fatal Obsession by Faith Martin

Book review: A Fatal Obsession by Faith Martin

For 25 years, Faith Martin has been thrilling her readers with a raft of superb novels… written in four different genres and under four different pen names.

Wrecker by Noel OReilly

Book review: Wrecker by Noel O’Reilly

When ships founder on the rocks of a remote Cornish cove, their cargoes are swiftly ‘picked clean’ by the wreckers… but young Mary Blight likes to bide her time and then move in to loot the corpses washed in by the tide.


Lancashire recommends... the best places for an ice cream

It is still hot enough to treat yourself to an ice cream.

Company directors of Spectacle Arts, Jack Herbert, Katie Fry and Adam Calvert. (s)

Spectacle Arts hosting fun free drama classes in Gannow

Spectacle Arts is introducing children to the exciting world of performing arts with a series of 20 free workshops.

Theatre and Comedy
The amazing re-appearance of this Italian garden at Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham, has prompted calls for it to be restored to its former glory.

Calls for "lost garden" to be restored at Padiham's "Downton of the North" historic hall

The appearance of a "lost" historic garden at Padiham's Gawthorpe Hall has prompted calls for it to be restored to its former glory.
Teacher Jamie Robinson was happy to volunteer for the stocks much to the delight of  Emily Farrow and Charlie Hacking

Summer fair fun at Burnley primary school raises £1,000

The "Throw the Sponge at a Teacher" game proved to be very popular at a Burnley primary school's summer fair.

Make or Break by Catherine Bennetto

Book review: Make or Break by Catherine Bennetto

A surprise trip to Cape Town to attend her best friend’s last-minute wedding could be just the kick-start needed to reignite Jess Roberts-Schiele’s own six-year romance with boyfriend Pete.

The Greek Escape by Karen Swan

Book review: The Greek Escape by Karen Swan

Some summer novels have it all… a stunning location, a romance that simmers and shimmers, oodles of glamour, and a seductive air of mystery.

Catch Kissy Sell out in the Sanction Big Top

Catch up with three DJs performing at Preston's S2S In the Park Festival

Forget heading out to Creamfields this year, for Preston is staging it's very own dance music festival on the city's Moor Park.
Blessed Trinity RC College student Claudia Bentham, who along with her dance troupe, was chosen to dance at Disneyland., Paris.

Burnley teen Claudia got the chance to dance at Disneyland

Disneyland, Paris was the destination of a Burnley schoolgirl who got to strut her stuff at the world famous theme park.

Great Mitton Hall owner Jean Kay (centre) with friends and helpers at the open garden event.

Open gardens at stunning Ribble Valley home was a blooming great success

The owners of one of the Ribble Valley’s most stunning homes opened their gardens to the public.
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