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Book reviews: Crime and mystery take star billing for spring

Crime fiction fans are in for a treat as a new season of reading gets off to a murderous start.

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Monkey is set to return to our screens in 2018

Cult TV show Monkey is back!

If you grew up in the late 70s or early 80s, this news is magic.
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Lizzy Grant takes a selfie with other Miss World contestants in the US

‘Pageants are not racist’ says Lizzy

Reigning Miss England Lizzy Grant has hit back at claims that beauty pageants are sexist and racist.

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Arrowood by Mick Finlay

Book review: Arrowood by Mick Finlay

Celebrated London detective Sherlock Holmes might be the master of deduction but he has serious flaws… his prices are prohibitive and he doesn’t understand people.

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The Ice Beneath Her by Camilla Grebe

Book review: The Ice Beneath Her by Camilla Grebe

Scandinavian noir just got darker, bleaker, more powerful and more thrilling…

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Broadchurch ended on a high

Broadchurch bows out in blaze of glory with highest ever ratings

Broadchurch ended on a record high as its last ever episode scored its biggest audience ever.

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The Grand Theatre, captured by Sean Conboy

Snap super shots of Grand in masterclass

Amateur snappers can get tips from a professional in one of Blackpool’s iconic theatres.

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Undated Film Still Handout from The Belko Experiment

The Belko Experiment -Revels in the torture and suffering of a poorly served cast

Staff cuts and corporate headhunting are embraced with bloodthirsty and literal glee in The Belko Experiment.

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Gemma Arterton as Catrin Cole and Bill Nighy as Ambrose Hilliard

Their Finest - An exceedingly fine affair

It's tally ho and chocks away to a tumultuous period when upper lips were jolly stiff and women on the home front actively served the bomb-ravaged nation.

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Lily Collins as Marla Mabrey

Rules Don't Apply - If exhaustion doesn't grip audiences, boredom will

The madness that ensued at the culmination of the 89th Academy Awards, when Warren Beatty was handed the wrong envelope, is nothing compared to the haphazard plotting and direction of his first feature behind the camera since Bulworth in 1998.

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The Anti-Boredom Book of Brilliant Outdoor Things to Do by Andy Seed

Book review: The Anti-Boredom Book of Brilliant Outdoor Things to Do by Andy Seed

This amazing book will come out just in time for the summer holidays so there will be no excuse for the children to be bored.

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Stargazing for Beginners by Jenny McLachlan

Book review: Stargazing for Beginners by Jenny McLachlan

Great for teenagers! Science geek Meg is left to look after her little sister for ten days after her free spirited mum leaves suddenly to follow up yet another of her big and important causes.
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How To Outsmart a Billion Robot Bees by Paul Tobin

Book review: How To Outsmart a Billion Robot Bees by Paul Tobin

This is a strange but fun story following the adventures of Nate Bannister, a sixth grade genius who is trying to keep his life interesting.
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Gecko's Echo by Lucy Rowland

Book review: Gecko's Echo by Lucy Rowland

Mummy Gecko does not want her eggs stolen and tro make sure they are not she threatens anyone who wants to with the wrath of one hundred angry geckos.
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Henry and the Yeti by Russell Ayto

Book review: Henry and the Yeti by Russell Ayto

Like most youngsters, Henry believes Yetis exist and he sets off on an expedition to find one.
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I Don't Want Curly Hair by Laura Ellen Anderson

Book review: I Don't Want Curly Hair by Laura Ellen Anderson

Most of us would love to have masses of curly hair.
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We are Going on an Egg Hunt Activity Book by Laura Hughes

Book review: We are Going on an Egg Hunt Activity Book by Laura Hughes and RSPB My First Wildlife Sticker Activity Book by Gina Maldonado

Yipee Easter is fast approaching and it will be time for plenty of bunnies and eggs.
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The Outer Hebrides Guide by Mark Rowe

Book review: The Outer Hebrides Guide by Mark Rowe

The beaches are to die for. There is history in abundance and the architecture is spell bounding.

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Roam Alone: Inspiring Tales by Reluctant Solo Travellers

Book review: Roam Alone: Inspiring Tales by Reluctant Solo Travellers

Travelling alone is quite a daunting prospect, but a path that many people have now chosen to follow.
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The new visual produced for the festival, Collect

Aardman's Morph gets a makeover as he turns 40

Beloved plasticine character Morph has been given a makeover for his 40th birthday - but still looks like a teenager with a baseball cap, gold chain and graffiti can.

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