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First open arts winners announced

The first winners of South Holland Open Arts 2017 have been announced.

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LITERARY FESTIVAL: Crime novelist Alison Bruce (seated) with Rachel Eyre (with microphone) and Rachel Wilson at Iron Horse Ranch House in Market Deeping.  Photo supplied.

Mystery writer in town to help launch festival

Fans of crime writing in South Holland and the Deepings can meet the creator of Cambridge’s answer to Inspector Morse at a major event in April.

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Denzel Washingtons first directing gig in ten years, with
Suicide Squads Viola Davis  who won a Golden Globe and BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress.  Photo supplied.

MILLER TIME FILM PREVIEW: Denzel Washington leads and directs Fifties drama

FENCES (12A, SHOWCASE CINEMA DE LUX PETERBOROUGH)

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Oscar nominee Michael Keaton (Birdman and the forthcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming) stars as in this original story  from the director of The Blind Side  of one of the worlds most iconic food chains, McDonalds.  Photo supplied.

MILLER TIME FILM PREVIEW

THE FOUNDER (12A, SHOWCASE CINEMA DE LUX PETERBOROUGH)

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"In essence this IS a (Lego) Batman movie  just tongue-in- cheek and in computer-generated brick form".  Photo supplied.

MILLER TIME FILM REVIEW: Kapow! Brick Batman’s a hit

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (U) SHOWCASE CINEMA DE LUX PETERBOROUGH, OUT NOW

VOICE CAST: WILL ARNETT, MICHAEL CERA, ROSARIO DAWSON, RALPH FIENNES, ZACH GALIFIANAKIS, BILLY DEE WILLIAMS, JENNY SLATE, ZOE KRAVITZ, EDDIE IZZARD, SETH GREEN, CHANNING TATUM, JONAH HILL, ADAM DEVINE, MARIAH CAREY; HECTOR ELIZONDO

RUNNING TIME: 1 HR 44 MINS

DIRECTOR: CHRIS McKAY

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Janelle Monae (The Equalizer), Taraji P Henson (Oscar nominee for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and Octavia Spencer (Oscar winner for The Help) star in Hidden Figures.  Photo supplied.

MILLER TIME FILM PREVIEW: US box office smash is a Space Race true story

HIDDEN FIGURES (PG, SHOWCASE CINEMA DE LUX PETERBOROUGH)

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Matt Damon stars as a mercenary warrior in The Great Wall. Photo: Jasin Boland/Universal Pictures.

MILLER TIME FILM REVIEW: Damon heads big-budget adventure

THE GREAT WALL (12A, SHOWCASE CINEMA DE LUX PETERBOROUGH)

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Dakota Johnsons girl next door Ana Steele and Jamie Dornans confused billionaire Christian Grey in Fifty Shades Darker.  Photo supplied.

MILLER TIME FILM REVIEW: Fifty shades of failure

FILM REVIEW: FIFTY SHADES DARKER (18)

SHOWCASE CINEMA DE LUX PETERBOROUGH, OUT NOW

CAST: DAKOTA JOHNSON, JAMIE DORNAN, ERIC JOHNSON, MARCIA GAY HARDEN, BELLA HEATHCOTE, LUKE GRIMES, RITA ORA, MAX MARTINI, BRUCE ALTMAN, ELOISE MUMFORD, VICTOR RASUK, ANDREW AIRLIE, ROBINNE LEE, AMY PRICE-FRANCIS & KIM BASINGER

RUNNING TIME: 1 HR 58 MINS

DIRECTOR: JAMES FOLEY

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Ryan Gosling (The Notebook) and Emma Stone (Birdman) headline as a jazz musician and aspiring actress respectively in La La Land.  Photo supplied.

MILLER TIME FILM PREVIEW: Oscar front-runner is here

LA LA LAND (CERTIFICATE 12A, SOUTH HOLLAND CENTRE SPALDING, UNTIL THURSDAY)

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A great tit is recognised by its loud, "disyllabic" call.  Photo by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.

LINCOLNSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST: Hear Spring is on its way

In the garden outside our office, birds are beginning to sing.

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Bookmark Spalding's Book of the Week: The Co-op's Got Bananas!  by Hunter Davies.

BOOK OF THE WEEK with Bookmark Spalding

The Co-op’s Got Bananas!

By Hunter Davies. RRP £8.99.

Available from Bookmark Spalding for £6.99, plus an extra 20 per cent off with voucher.

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Performers from the show, 11 Million Reasons to Dance.  Photo by Stop Gap Dance Company.

Spalding to host ‘11 Million Reasons to Dance’

Performers from around South Holland will come together for an exciting show of dance in Spalding on Wednesday.

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Novelist and author Louise Doughty who is leading a conversation and creative workshop at the first Deepings Literary Festival on Friday, April 28.  Photo supplied.

Author and ex-MP at new book event for Deepings

The author behind gripping TV drama Apple Tree Yard and a regular panellist on TV quiz show Countdown are two of the guests at the first Deepings Literary Festival in April.

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Edith Cavell was the subject of the second January lecture in the 2016-17 series organised by Spalding Gentlemen's Society. Photo from Spalding Gentlemen's Society.

LECTURE REVIEW: Norfolk’s own ‘Lady of the Lamp’ leaves lasting epitaph on humanity

Spalding Gentlemen’s Society 2016/17 Lecture Season: Edith Cavell: Professional Nurse, Humanitarian and Resistance Worker by Professor Christine Hallett at Spalding Grammar School

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Get tickets in Spalding to cruise Wash

Get tickets in Spalding to cruise Wash

Birdwatching cruises on the wildlife gem on South Holland’s doorstep – The Wash – begin again in May.

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James Waller-Davies

TV COLUMNS: Sherlock, Endeavour, Silent Witness, Midsomer Murders, Death In Paradise, A Spy In The Wild, Common Sense

Judging by the explosion of detective dramas for the new year, January has to be the most dangerous month on television for being murdered in a variety of ingenious ways.

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Hit '90s TV show Crystal Maze, famously hosted by Richard O'Brien, is coming back

Start the fans please! Crystal Maze set to return to our screens

Big news in the TV world this morning as Channel 4 has announced that hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is coming back to our screens.

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THREAT TO SOCIETY: Holbeach Reading Rooms hosts a talk on the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta by Lord Cormack (second left), with  Lord Taylor of Holbeach, Christopher Maltby, Coun Nick Worth, Patricia Bryant, Roger Taylor, chairman of Holbeach and District Civic Society.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG300415-246TW.  ANL-150105-125335001

Holbeach civic group under threat of closure

The future of Holbeach and District Civic Society could be decided tonight when both its chairman and secretary are due to stand down.

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Save Our Phone Box in Crowland campaigners (from left) Sue Keeney, Hazel Tack, Dave Grundy, Daniel Abbott, Coun Nigel Pepper, Simon Harris, Coun Jim Astill and David Searle.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG070117-219TW.   ANL-170701-194049001.

Answer the call and save jubilee red phone box in Crowland

A campaign has started to save a piece of Crowland history and keep it for future generations.

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The Flying Scotsman. Photo by Richard Miller.

Flying Scotsman heading to Spalding this summer

Rail enthusiasts in Spalding and South Holland can look forward to seeing the Flying Scotsman come through the area this summer.

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