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Burnley's Primark hailed a great success as customers continue to throng new store

Customers were continuing to flock to Burnley's newly opened Primark store today.

Five Years From Now by Paige Toon

Book review: Five Years From Now by Paige Toon

Are you looking for the perfect summer read… a story to make you laugh, cry and wish that the journey from first page to last didn’t have to end?

All About Families by Felicity Brooks and Mar Ferrero

Book review: A sparkling selection of sunshine reads from Usborne

The joys of family life, a classic tale for horse lovers, an exotic Indian adventure and the inside story of how a tree grows take star billing in a wonderful array of new books from world-class children’s publisher Usborne.

Poldark: The Angry Tide by Winston Graham

Book review: Poldark: The Angry Tide by Winston Graham

As the BBC’s lavish production of Poldark gets set to hit our screens again for the much-anticipated fourth series, enjoy a second helping of this dazzling Cornish drama by reading Winston Graham’s universally loved original novels.

The Falcon of Sparta by Conn Iggulden

Book review: The Falcon of Sparta by Conn Iggulden

Bestselling author Conn Iggulden likes a big stage for his novels… and they don’t come bigger than the Persian Empire in the fourth century BC.

Burnley fashion designer creates a sensation after making Royal Wedding dress in just 90 minutes

Burnley fashion designer creates a sensation after making Royal Wedding dress in just 90 minutes

A Burnley born fashion designer created a social media storm when she made a copy of the wedding dress worn by bride Meghan just 90 minutes.

Country pub

Where are the best pubs to drop by during a walk in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

Viki Mason, Rebecca Parkinson, Caroline Hindle and Bryony Frost are the stars of Shakers at Ribchester Village Hall. (s)

Tale of working-class heartache at Ribchester Village Hall

RATS is throwing light on the darker side of the party life with its latest production.

Theatre and Comedy
Historian Dan Cruickshank will talk about his harrowing journey to the Middle East. (s)

Celebrated historian to reveal war woes during talk at The Grand, Clitheroe

At one point in Dan Cruickshank’s moving TV documentary, Return to Palmyra, the historian declared that the destruction of the ancient city should be left as a warning to the “baseness and cruelty” humans were capable of.
Whats on
If you love to act, then you could be just like Matt Holmes and Rosie Butler (pictured starring in Bronte) and perform on stage for Pendle Borderline Theatre Company. (s)

Lancashire stars needed for fabulous Frozen show

Could you make a cool addition to a Pendle staging of Frozen?

Theatre and Comedy
Little ones will love this sensory adventure through bedtime stories. (s)

Dreamy new show for little ones at Burnley Youth Theatre

Byteback Theatre Group will take families on an enchanting journey through the senses.

Theatre and Comedy
Sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood are on a quest for romance in this literary tale. (s)

Classic tale of love and heartbreak at the Burnley Mechanics

This stunning production follows sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood as they fall in love, make mistakes and have their hearts broken for the first time.
Theatre and Comedy
Phil Walker is all fired up about his music master class, The Story of Guitar Heroes. (s)

Guitar gods bringing the heat to The Grand, Clitheroe

FOR those about to rock…….we salute you!

Snooker legend Dennis Taylor recalls the moment he pocketed the 1985 World Champion title. (s)

Have a ball with world snooker champ Dennis Taylor at The Grand, Clitheroe

Dennis Taylor chuckles down the telephone and with that gentle Northern Irish lilt he recalls an ungodly hour in an airport car park somewhere, when a shadowy figure confronts him a few rows away.

Ashley Walters and Noel Clarke star in Sky One's new cop drama, Bulletproof

Buddy-cop drama Bulletproof misses the target

I blame Guy Ritchie. He’s the one who thought reviving the spirit of The Sweeney, and the gangsters of Kray-era London was a good idea.]
TV and Film
Craige Els prepares to take to the stage as Miss Trunchbull in Matilda - The Musical

Miss Trunchbull is set to teach north west kids a lesson in Matilda - The Musical

The RSC’s acclaimed production of Matilda is heading to Manchester in the autumn with tickets selling fast. Katy Wheeler chats to Craige Els, aka the dreaded Trunchbull
Theatre and Comedy
Nelson Grammar School.

CBE urges ex-Nelson Grammar School students to attend 'overdue' reunion

Students who attended Nelson Grammar School in the 1960s are being encouraged to attend an upcoming reunion where they can reconnect "with old friends sand make some news ones."
Preston's College students prepare for their Hippodrome Festival

Support the future at Preston's College Hippodrome Festival

Keen students at Preston’s College will be hoping the theatre gods will be looking favourably down on them as they prepare for an open air concert on Tuesday, May 22.

Whats on
Catch Bing Live! at Preston Guild Hall

CBeebies favourite Bing takes to the stage in Preston... and you could be a winner

Calling all Bingsters! Don’t forget, Bing and his friends are going on tour in the first ever Bing stage show.

Whats on
The Mechanics Theatre is the setting for the Burnley's Gotta Sing next month.

Burnley school choirs hope to hit the right note in show

School choirs from across Burnley are preparing to sing their hearts out next month.
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