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Win tickets to unusual new sport ... axe throwing

For possibly the first time since the Vikings landed on the shores of our tiny island, axe throwing is here, and it’s sweeping the country quicker than a longboat full of bearded Scandinavians.

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Greg Lake, Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer at Kennington Oval with their awards gained in the Melody Maker Polls

Greg Lake has died aged 69

Former King Crimson frontman Greg Lake has died aged 69, his manager has confirmed

Exterior of Mr Wang's Chinese and Japanese restaurant, due to open soon

Ex-pub getting a taste of the Orient

Hoppy Hour with Andrew Nowell...

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Le Tout-Puissant Orchestre Poly Rythmo

Album review: African legends’ sunny sounds

Sultry, sun-kissed and sophisticated: the music of West Africa is some of the finest and most instantly recognisable on the entire continent.

Peter Vaughan

Game Of Thrones and Porridge star Peter Vaughan dies aged 93

Game Of Thrones actor Peter Vaughan has died at the age of 93, his agent said.
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Drama, dinosaurs and smiling snowmen with Usborne

Book reviews: Drama, dinosaurs and smiling snowmen with Usborne

Christmas comes only once a year… and Usborne Children’s Books always know how to make the season of sparkle extra special!

Evies Allies by Kitty Danton

Book review: Evie’s Allies by Kitty Danton

The hopes and fears, joys and disasters of an English wartime village spring to exciting life in the second book of Kitty Danton’s warm and captivating debut trilogy.

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Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Well we've included it!

What's the best Christmas film of all time? Choose from our shortlist!

It's time to decide on the number one Christmas film of all time. We asked for your suggestions, and this is the top 10.

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What's your favourite Christmas song? Help us find the best one!

Vote: Help us decide on the best Christmas song of all time

You came in your hundreds to help us draw up a shortlist of Christmas songs - but there can only be one winner.
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Last years Light for a Life ceremony at Wigan and Leigh Hospices Kildare Street headquarters

Night dedicating a Light for a Life

Hundreds of Wiganers are expected to attend a poignant and moving ceremony to dedicate a Light for a Life tonight.

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Merry Hell

Merry Hell go fourth on new album

One of the best-known bands from Wigan has decided it is time for another bout of Merry Hell-raising with fourth album Bloodlines.

Tim Roth stars as serial killer John Reginald Christie in the new BBC drama Rillington Place

Rillington Place - Tim Roth reaches new levels of creepy, but Samantha Morton steals the show in serial killer drama

It’s that time of the year – and that type of weather – which means the days never seem to get properly light.

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Claire Goose and Matt Bardock star in The Coroner

What to watch on BBC iPlayer this week

Here's our pick of the best entertainment, documentaries and drama on the BBC iPlayer.

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Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

A range of pet food has been recalled by its manufacturer following the discovery that the product contains salmonella.

Andrew Sachs

Andrew Sachs - Manuel’s best moments

Actor Andrew Sachs,best known for his portrayal of Manuel in the 1970s sitcom Fawlty Towers, has died aged 86.

Olivia Garcia at the Wigan Christmas Cracker event

X-Factor starlet Olivia Garcia releases her first single

Singing sensation Olivia Garcia hopes it will be a Christmas to remember as her first single is released today.

Andrew Sachs

Stars pay tribute to Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs

John Cleese has led tributes to Andrew Sachs, the actor best known for starring as Spanish waiter Manuel in Fawlty Towers.
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Amazing animals, dazzling Dickens and melting snowflakes

Book reviews: Amazing animals, dazzling Dickens and melting snowflakes

There’s plenty to choose from this Christmas when it comes to books for your children.

Framed by Ronnie OSullivan

Book reviews: Thrills, chills and crime for winter nights

Framed by Ronnie O’Sullivan

Sinner Man by Lawrence Block

Book review: Sinner Man by Lawrence Block

First published in 1968 and thought lost for many years, acclaimed US mystery writer Lawrence Block’s riveting, unflinching first crime novel is at long last reprinted.

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