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Book review: The Desperado and A Noose for the Desperado by Clifton Adams

In two masterfully written, fast-paced Westerns reprinted from the 1950s, a hot-headed teenager on the run from the law becomes a bandit... and the fastest gunman ever to come out of Texas.
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The Perfect Victim by Corrie Jackson

Book review: The Perfect Victim by Corrie Jackson

From the cut and thrust of the newsroom to the scene of a grisly murder, reporter Sophie Kent is at the top of her game.
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Dan Whiston

Dan’s delight at return to the Dancing On Ice rink

He’s got three winners’ trophies under his blades, so it’s fair to say that Dancing On Ice wouldn’t be the same without Dan Whiston.
Theatre and Comedy
Debbie and Giovanni faced the dance off

Blackpool ballroom puts the soul into Strictly as latest celebrity leaves the show

Paralympic gold medalist Jonnie Peacock's race to the Strictly Come Dancing final has come to a halt, under the shimmering lights of Blackpool Tower.
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Jonnie Peacock and Oti Mabuse at the Tower Ballroom

Strictly comes home to let Blackpool entertain you!

If ever there could ever have been any doubt about Blackpool's place at the heart of Strictly Come Dancing - this year's opening number sent a clear message.
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Alexandra Burke and Gorka Marquez. Photos by Dave Nelson

Venue casts its spell on Strictly dancers

The jewel in Blackpool’s glittering crown, the Tower Ballroom, is once more be going live to the nation as Strictly Come Dancing broadcasts from the resort tonight.

Theatre and Comedy
The cast of Love, Lies and Records, including Ashley Jensen (second right)

Love, Lies and Records - Love, lies and too much more

My kids used to like a book called The Busy World of Richard Scarry, in which animals dressed as humans scurried about, going to work or enjoying their leisure time, all being terribly busy and pressed for time.

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Grayson Perry is taking control of Channel 4's continuity mic

Listen up: Grayson Perry turns continuity announcer

Transvestite potter Grayson Perry is taking control of Channel 4's continuity mic to mark International Men's Day.

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Gemma Atkinson with  her Strictly 2017 dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec

Gemma’s hoping for a little extra support on ‘home turf’

They’re the golden ticket on the Golden Mile this weekend - tickets to Strictly Come Dancing at Blackpool Tower Ballroom are year after year like gold dust.
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The Nimes Roman ampitheatre

TRAVEL: Underground and overground in beautiful southern France

Smell. Taste. Think.
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Robin Ross

City streets inspire new work

Radio DJ-turned-artist Robin Ross has launched a new exhibition showcasing the work he created this summer.

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Ashton Memorial

Lancashire recommends... interesting buildings

You don't need to go far to marvel at Lancashire's architecture.

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An English Murder by Cyril Hare

Book review: An English Murder by Cyril Hare

In the English 'Golden Age' of crime writing, Cyril Hare earned a reputation as one of the best-loved masters of the whodunit.

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WATCH: Banned Royal Mail TV ad 'too scary' to be aired during Corrie

A Royal Mail ad intended to raise awareness of the threat of identity theft has been banned for being too scary.
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I'm A Celebrity 2017 line-up confirmed

The official line-up for this year's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! has been confirmed by ITV.

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The Saturdays singer Mollie King and AJ Pritchard

Strictly stars making a song and dance of Tower trip

The musical numbers for Saturday's Blackpool bonanza of Strictly Come Dancing have been confirmed.

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Michael Ball and Alfie Boe on their recent visit to Blackpool

Top tenors get Together Again for Strictly at Tower

It’ll be back to Blackpool once more for local lad Alfie Boe, as he and Michael Ball head to the Tower Ballroom to feature in the weekend’s Strictly Come Dancing filming.

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Anthea Turner faced some serious teasing

Anthea Turner trolled for hilarious Twitter blunder

Anthea Turner faced some serious teasing after she tweeted a request to cancel an order - but forgot to include the name of the company.

Offbeat
The ad caused an uproar on social media

No swear bear: Paddington M&S Christmas ad in the clear

A social media furore around the suggestion that the Marks & Spencer Christmas ad features a villain swearing at Paddington bear has been definitively resolved.

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The Fix by David Baldacci

Book review: The Fix by David Baldacci

FBI special agent Amos Decker is no James Bond… he’s overweight, socially inept, needs a haircut and his stained clothes could do with a good wash.
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