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Actor wanted to play George Formby in upcoming film

A Lancashire author is on the hunt for a George Formby impersonator to play the iconic musician in a big screen production.

The Little Teashop of Lost and Found by Trisha Ashley

Book review: The Little Teashop of Lost and Found by Trisha Ashley

Reading a tasty Trisha Ashley novel always makes you greedy for her next… and not just because each story delivers a feast of delicious recipes.

Thunder opened their new tour in Manchester

GIG REVIEW: Thunder at 02 Manchester Apollo

‘Everybody, scream!’

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

14 films to look forward to in 2017

We have already been treated to some big releases this year - but there's plenty more to come!
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Yes Lad

Former X Factor group ready to storm charts

A young singer from the borough hopes to take pop fans back to the glory days of boybands when his group which found fame on a TV talent search releases its debut single.

The Baby Elephant

Eating Out: The Baby Elephant

With two new Indian restaurants opening nearby in recent years (Babar Elephant, Raj Gate) I thought it would be interesting to see how the more-established Baby Elephant was doing.

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Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon) is on the warpath in The Last Kingdom

The Last Kingdom - political plotting amid the Brian Blessed bellowing

At a time when the United Kingdom seems intent on ripping itself apart, it’s a good time for a drama which shows how the kingdoms became united in the first place.

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Sandi Toksvig (left) and Noel Fielding who have been confirmed as presenters on Channel 4's The Great British Bake Off

Lunacy or genius? Great British Bake Off fans split on new hosts

The Great British Bake Off viewers are split over Channel 4's choice of hosts for the new series, questioning whether it is "lunacy or genius".

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Booths recipe - parmesan crusted lamb

RECIPE: Roast Herdwick Lamb with a Parmesan crust

Booths is the only supermarket to stock the Cumbrian speciality Herdwick Lamb.

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Georgia Green and above, creme patisserie & fresh fruit tart and Georgias ombre cake

Food: A home-made cake for Mother’s Day

Mothers don’t want fancy presents, or even flashy, treat meals (though she probably wouldn’t object!). Ask most mums what they’d like on Mothering Sunday (March 26, in case it’s not on your calendar) and it’s likely to be ‘time with the family’.

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Adventure awaits Charlie Hunnam.

Charlie Hunnam in The Lost City of Z: Exploring off the map with a star a long way from Geordie shores

Charlie Hunnam is recalling a time when he embarked on a camping trip - sans mobile phone - with his long-term girlfriend, jewellery designer Morgana McNelis.

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TV choice: 5 of the best shows to watch this week

TV choice: 5 of the best shows to watch this week

If you watch nothing else this week, give these shows a go...

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Brenda Blethyn as the eponymous Vera.

TV: Murder and mystery in a stunning setting

Based on the bestselling Inspector Stanhope books by award-winning writer Ann Cleeves, Vera and her team are drawn into four more compelling mysteries.

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Vera Lynn.

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.
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Jonathan Ross, Romesh Ranganathan, Miranda Hart, Rob Beckett, Greg Davies, Warwick Davis, Russell Brand, Joe Lycett, Luisa Omeilan, Sally Phillips, Sir Lenny Henry.

Big Preview: Get ready for a night of fun like no other you’ve seen before for Red Nose Day 2017

The fun starts on BBC One at 7pm as a host of comic favourites, old and new, including Sir Lenny Henry, Joe Lycett, Rob Beckett, Romesh Ranganathan, Warwick Davis, Sally Phillips, Jonathan Ross and French & Saunders preside over a mammoth night of live comedy, sketches, music moments, fundraising films and much much more on what promises to be TV’s most unpredictable night of raucous horseplay ever.

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The 10th series of the relaunched Doctor Who will be the last starring Capaldi as the Time Lord

Daleks to return alongside new enemies in latest series of Doctor Who

Emoji monsters, a giant sea creature and old enemies like Daleks and the Cybermen are among the hazards Doctor Who has in store in the new series of the hit show.
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Celine by Peter Heller

Book review: Celine by Peter Heller

In the suspenseful new detective novel Celine, bestselling American author Peter Heller creates a most unexpected heroine.


Johnny Vegas stars in St Helens band Stillia's video

When you are being stalked by a famous comedian you know you have made it big.
Six hour slow braised Lancashire ox cheek, horseradish potato, buttered kale, confit carrots, sticky beef and port sauce (serves four)

RECIPE: Six hour slow braised Lancashire ox cheek

Last of the slow roasts and what a winter farewell...

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Eagle and Child, Bispham Green

Eating Out: The Eagle and Child

Where better to retire to on a cold, drizzly March evening after a stout walk and plod around the shops than a country pub?

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