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Win tickets to watch Ready Player One at Empire Cinema

WiganToday has teamed up once more with our friends at Empire Cinema, Robin Park, to give you the chance to win tickets to watch the new Steven Spielberg blockbuster Ready Player One.
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The triple funeral for the Gibraltar Three (Sean Savage, Dan McCann and Mairead Farrell) in Belfast, in March 1988

The Funeral Murders - a reminder of a troubled past

It seems hard to remember now, when security threats seem to originate from the maelstrom in the Middle East, that it wasn’t long ago we seemed to have daily reports of atrocities which came much closer to home.

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Chamber music group Ensemble 360

Classical Chat: Chamber pieces are music by numbers

Small groups of instruments have been very well served by classical composers: there are huge numbers of brilliant and beautiful trios, quartets and quintets.

Mark Peters

Wigan musician takes audiences on journey through local innerlands

A Wigan musician has been inspired by the borough’s landscapes and history to create his debut solo album.

Rick and Katie Toogood.

Food & Drink: Learn about seafood, thanks to Prawn On The Lawn cookbook

The story of Prawn On The Lawn is one of constant ingenuity.

Eating Out
Neil Young in Paradox on Netflix.

TV Choice: Five to download or stream this week

I've been to the future! And they beam TV straight into your brain! But for now we have to deal with little black boxes. Here's the choice from Saturday March 24..

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RAF AT 100 With Ewan And Colin McGregor

TV Choice AND TRAILER: Five of the best shows this week

I've used the highlighter pen so you don't have to.. here's some of the best of the listings from Saturday March 24.
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Idris Elba stars in In The Long Run.

TV Highlight AND TRAILER: Idris Elba on comedy In The Long Run

In The Long Run, Thursday, March 29, 10pm, Sky One & NOW TV

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Greg (Christopher Eccleston), Marie (Paula Malcomson) and Molly (Darcey Mcneeley).

Big Preview AND TRAILER: Christopher Eccleston on new drama Come Home

From the makers of Happy Valley, Ordinary Lies and Trust Me, comes a brand new three-part drama, Come Home, created and written by Danny Brocklehurst and starring Christopher Eccleston for BBC One...
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Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara in Mary Magdalene.

Movies AND TRAILER: Joaquin Phoenix on his role as Jesus in Mary Magdalene

Joaquin Phoenix rises to the challenge of playing Jesus of Nazareth in new biblical biopic Mary Magdalene. The actor talks to Georgia Humphreys about how he approached the part, the film's timeliness and his own faith.

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Our beer expert Andrew Nowell

Beer production back up and running at Wigan brewery

Our beer expert Andrew Nowell takes a look at new source that has turned up in town to quench our thirst...

Ant McPartlin leaving a house in west London after he was interviewed by police

TV presenter Ant McPartlin charged with drink driving

TV presenter Ant McPartlin has been charged with drink-driving following his arrest on Sunday, and will appear in court next month.

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Jessie Wallace

Kat Slater set for dramatic return to Albert Square

Albert Square's residents are in for a shock when Kat Slater makes a surprise return as they are making plans for her funeral.

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Flight to Darkness and 77 Rue Paradis by Gil Brewer

Book review: Flight to Darkness and 77 Rue Paradis by Gil Brewer

In two turbulent, mesmerising tales from the 1950s, a Korean War veteran gets involved with a troublesome beauty and finds himself caught up in family strife and murder, and a disgraced former aircraft manufacturer is blackmailed into treason.

Ravellas building a Reputation with new song

A Wigan indie band is hoping to gain a good reputation for its new single ahead of the release of a four-track EP.
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke

Thom Yorke heading to Manchester after announcing new solo tour

The Radiohead frontman has included the north west as part of only three UK appearances this year.

Aston Merrygold, Louis Smith and Harry Judd

Aston Merrygold forms dance troupe with Strictly's Harry Judd and Louis Smith

Former JLS star Aston Merrygold has teamed up with Strictly Come Dancing champions Harry Judd and Louis Smith to form a new dance boy band.

The Shadow Queen by Anne OBrien

Book review: The Shadow Queen by Anne O’Brien

One medieval historian described her as ‘the most beautiful lady in the whole realm of England, and by far the most amorous,’ while another made tantalising reference to her ‘slippery ways.’

Follow the Dead by Lin Anderson

Book review: Follow the Dead by Lin Anderson

A romantic Hogmanay escape to the Cairngorms becomes a disturbing investigation into a human trafficking ring for dedicated forensic scientist Dr Rhona MacLeod.
The Lost by Mari Hannah

Book review: The Lost by Mari Hannah

Northumberland crime queen Mari Hannah is back on the beat… and she has a new top team to thrill her army of fans.

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