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Burnley Parkrun cancelled due to icy conditions

Burnley Parkrun was cancelled this morning due to "shot ice in the car park and in the course".

Rebecca Munday, Em Parkinson, Kirsty Lauder and Helen Parkinson as the maids in Greenbrook Panto Society's Cinderella.

Energetic panto cast blast away the winter blues

If you are still suffering from the January blues then take a trip to Burnley's Greenbrook Methodist Church.

Michelle Young, whose story was featured in Millionaire Ex-Wives Club, battled her husband in the courts for 10 years

Millionaire Ex-Wives Club - A measure of sympathy for the devil?

It’s difficult to feel any sympathy for the mega-rich. There they go, swanning around in their Bentleys, insulated from the years of austerity everyone else has been forced to go through.

TV and Film
Reel Cinema

Competition: Win tickets to Burnley's Reel Cinema

East Lancashire Newspapers has teamed up with Burnley's Reel Cinema to offer a pair of tickets to one of the latest releases.
TV and Film
A WHOPPER: The Big Big Camera will be at The National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield.

How Ian Beesley used one of the world’s biggest cameras to take intimate portraits of former miners

It was while rooting around a storage room that Ian Beesley stumbled across the inspiration for his latest project – a giant camera, 8ft long and 5ft high, one that takes four people to move and which was built to use film that isn’t made anymore.

Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor in Dance To The Music

Review: Dance to the music at Preston Guild Hall made me feel like dancing

It wasn’t all that long ago Strictly Come Dancing came live from Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom, but at the weekend local fans got their own little taste of dancing magic a little closer to home on stage at Preston’s Guild Hall.

Whats on

Dragons' Den event bids to boost reading age

The bid to improve reading amongst thousands of Pendle schoolchildren got a major boost for The Pendle Reading Challenge last week.


Fabulous Snow Queen warms the hearts

The main protagonist may be icy cold but audiences lucky enough to see Burnley Pantomime Society's latest production "The Snow Queen" will certainly leave with a warm feeling in their hearts.
Theatre and Comedy
Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin (The Early Years 1926-1966) by Kenneth Womack

Book review: Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin (The Early Years 1926-1966) by Kenneth Womack

Can you still remember that first record you bought?

Awful Auntie is on at Preston's Charter Theatre

Things to do (January 18 to 23)

Lots of events happening over the coming days - indoors and outdoors.

Whats on
The Script

Win VIP tickets to see chart-topping Irish rockers The Script

East Lancashire Newspapers has teamed up with a new car leasing centre to offer a pair of VIP tickets to see The Script.
Rev Ron reflections Jan 15 2018 Avenham Park ice skating, St Walberghs steeple, Preston, Ribble Valley bus Preston to Longridge, cotton reel projects, Spangles advert and box cart

REV RON GREENALL: Recycling times and a sweet piece of Preston nostalgia

We all know the phrase “You’re skating on thin ice.”

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Book review: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Out of one of the worst periods of human history comes an inspirational story of love, hope and survival… a beacon of light amidst the dark ruins of the Holocaust.

A Good Heart is Hard to Find by Trisha Ashley

Book review: A Good Heart is Hard to Find by Trisha Ashley

‘It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man of over forty is in possession of a major defect.’


21 world class chefs to visit Ribble Valley restaurant

Langho's Northcote is celebrating 18 years of its gastronomic event Obsession by inviting 21 world class chefs with 17 Michelin stars between them to the acclaimed venue.
Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans

Book reviews: A dictator rabbit, a naughty schoolboy and a hungry pigeon

January just got better with a sparkling selection of new books for children looking to fill the long, dark evenings.
B*Witched will be special guests at Bongo's Bingo

Eyes down in Preston for special Bongo's Bingo

Following on from the recent incredibly fast sell-out shows in early 2018 with unprecedented demand, there is an extra special Bongo’s Bingo date at Preston’s Guild Hall for the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
Whats on
Joe Madden and the Uptown Band are set to perform their third concert at a Burnley church in February.

Band set to raise the roof for church building fund

A popular band, that proved to be a sell out success at their last appearance in Burnley, are making a welcome return.

On a Beautiful Day by Lucy Diamond

Book review: Friends take starring roles in three January novels

Friendships come in all shapes and forms – some good, some bad and some just downright fun – in three entertaining new novels to help keep the winter blues at bay.

Lullaby by Lela Slimani

Book review: Lullaby by Leïla Slimani

What could drive a nanny to slaughter the two young children in her care?

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