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Kevin the Carrot gets the chop after a single complaint about an Aldi advert

An "irresponsible" Aldi TV ad has been given the chop following just one complaint that an animated carrot called Kevin could attract kids to alcohol.
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The Phantom Lollipop Man! by Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham

Book reviews: A missing lollipop man, an orphan lamb and an amazing mum

Award-winning publisher Nosy Crow is getting ready for spring with a sparkling selection of reading and activity books for younger children.

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Oliver Croston.

Pebble party takes over weekend fun in Longridge

Spirits were high and pebbles were a-plenty as children, parents and everyone in-between turned out for Longridge’s first ever Pebble Hunt.
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Sunburn by Laura Lippman

Book review: Sunburn by Laura Lippman

It’s little wonder that American author Laura Lippman’s new novel was named one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2018 by a raft of newspapers, journals and reviewers.

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The Perfectly Imperfect Woman by Milly Johnson

Book review: The Perfectly Imperfect Woman by Milly Johnson

What are your favourite rom-com ingredients? Romance and comedy of course, maybe a few mishaps and misunderstandings, or just plenty of good old-fashioned drama?

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The Photographer by Craig Robertson

Book reviews: The Photographer by Craig Robertson

When a suspected serial rapist walks free from court over a legal technicality, the race is on to nail him before he can strike again.

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The Nothing to See Here Hotel by Steven Butler and Steven Lenton

Books review: Hotel capers, dead famous women and incredible germs

There are plenty of thrills, spills and chills in a colourful and entertaining selection of new books for children.

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The Year that Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly

Book review: The Year that Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly

Ginger Reilly is convinced she is having the worst 30th birthday ever when she overhears her supposed best friend cruelly betraying her at a wedding bash.

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Killed by Thomas Enger

Book review: Killed by Thomas Enger

Since his six-year-old son was killed in an arson blaze, Norwegian crime reporter Henning Juul has been a man on a mission…

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John Simm was excellent in ITVs three-part drama Trauma

Trauma - an excellent study of grief, but not so good as a thriller

Grief is a funny thing. Not literally, obviously, but it can affect different people in all sorts of different ways.

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The Queen of Bloody Everything by Joanna Nadin

Book review: The Queen of Bloody Everything by Joanna Nadin

All Dido Jones ever wanted was a different kind of mother and a different life…

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Book review: The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

Book review: The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

Regency romances have been a hot favourite since Georgette Heyer began making the genre her own, way back in 1935.

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Anthology of Amazing Women by Sandra Lawrence and Nathan Collins

Book reviews: Amazing women, battling beetles and a pint-size Tarzan

There is so much to celebrate this month, not least the 100th anniversary of women winning the vote, as a new selection of children’s books brings some welcome winter colour.

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The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Book review: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Author of a string of powerful novels, Kristin Hannah likes to do emotion on a grand scale…

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The Would-be Wife by Annie Wilkinson

Book review: The Would-be Wife by Annie Wilkinson

As she grew up in a small terraced house in the hub of Hull’s fishing industry, Lynn Carr longed to escape the stench of fish, the din of clogs on cobbles and the aroma of smoke-oven chimneys.

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The pebble art craze has taken over Longridge.

Pebble pandemonium taking a grip of Longridge's little rock stars

Take a walk through Longridge and the chances are you will come across a number of multicoloured rocks dotted through its streets.

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Shaun Evans and Roger Allam star in Endeavour

Endeavour - a lesson from history

After the President’s Club, and grid girls, and Harvey Weinstein, and equal pay at the BBC, it seems there is anational debate under way about male privilege, the abuse of power and the rights of women.

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Amy jokes with Blind Date host Paul O'Grady

‘Witch’ Amy casts Blind Date spell

Self-confessed white witch Amy Masterson is flying off to the South of France today hoping to cast a spell over a total stranger.

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The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club by Katie May

Book review: The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club by Katie May

Taking a swim at Whitstable beach in Kent is all a matter of good timing…

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The Body Looks Familiar and The Late Mrs. Five by Richard Wormser

Book review: The Body Looks Familiar and The Late Mrs. Five by Richard Wormser

In two thrilling, out-of-the-ordinary crime stories, an assistant district attorney attempts to frame the city’s police chief for the murder of his mistress, and a travelling company vice president finds himself accused of the murder of his ex-wife.

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