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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.

Music
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.

TV and Film
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.

TV and Film
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.

Offbeat
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.

Offbeat
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.

News
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.
TV and Film
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.

Arts
Framed by Ronnie OSullivan

Book reviews: Thrills, chills and crime for winter nights

Framed by Ronnie O’Sullivan

Arts
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.

Arts
Rick Stein.

Rick Stein's simmering with enthusiasm in new book

Rick Stein’s latest foodie mission, Long Weekends, is all about enjoying life’s simpler pleasures.

Eating Out
Kirsties Handmade Christmas.

TV Choice: What to watch on TV and streaming this week

Check out our Weekend Magazine TV editor Stuart Chandler's picks for the coming week.

TV and Film
Douglas Henshall.

Big preview: Catching a real-life monster - In Plain Sight comes to ITV

The first episode opens as Detective William Muncie is celebrating his 40th birthday at home with his friends and family when a birthday card is hand delivered.

TV and Film
Theatre review: Billy Elliot at Manchester Palace Theatre

Theatre review: Billy Elliot at Manchester Palace Theatre

New to Manchester and on its first UK tour, the full production of Billy Elliot has arrived at the Palace Theatre and if you haven’t seen it before, you must.

Theatre and Comedy
The magic of winter and the fun of the festive season spring to glorious life in a captivating selection of childrens books from Simon & Schuster.

Book reviews: Books to put the sparkle into Christmas

The magic of winter and the fun of the festive season spring to glorious life in a captivating selection of children’s books from Simon & Schuster.

Arts
Two super Christmas gift books from Simon & Schuster

Book reviews: Two super Christmas gift books from Simon & Schuster

Take a trip through the life of athletics golden boy Greg Rutherford and go behind the scenes with lovable reality TV rogue Scotty T, winner of this year’s Celebrity Big Brother, in two new books from Simon and Schuster.

Arts
Visualising The Beatles by John Pring and Rob Thomas

Book review: Visualising The Beatles by John Pring and Rob Thomas

Now what was it that John Lennon asked us all to picture back in 1967? Yourself? In a boat? On a river?

Arts
A magical Christmas with the wizards at Macmillan

Book reviews: A magical Christmas with the wizards at Macmillan

The book boffins at Macmillan have been working overtime this year to conjure an extra special collection of Christmas reads for children of every age.

Arts
Cheers! A dram of whisky to toast the festive season

20 best spirits and liqueurs for Christmas

With the nights fair drawing in and the festive season upon us, it’s the season to settle down by the fireside and forget the cold night outside.
Eating Out
John Anderton

From DIY shopping to star gig support

A Wigan singer-songwriter got a dream last-minute call-up to support a chart-topping star at a hometown gig while he was in a DIY store.

News
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