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Zac Efron in Neighbours.

Geoff Cox’s DVDs: Neighbours, Brick Mansions, Plastic, The Angriest Man In Brooklyn

The boundaries of taste and logic are stretched to the limit in outrageous comedy NEIGHBOURS (15: Universal).

Galway girl Sharon Shannon at Luton's Fleadh Fiesta

Family fun at Luton’s first Fleadh Fiesta

Galway Girl Sharon Shannon (above) was one of many stars taking part in Luton’s first Fleadh Fiesta at Lewsey Park on Sunday.
The accomplished accordion player – who’s also adept with the fiddle, tin whistle and melodeon – had the crowds roaring for more, singing traditional Irish songs from her best-selling album.

Iain Warburton (centre) with Graeme Davis and Teela Hughes of Music 24

Music 24’s inspiring video leads to Barbican invitation

Music 24’s Teela Hughes and Graeme Davis are head over heels with excitement.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Geoff Cox’s DVDs: The Amazing Spider-Man 2; Next Goal Wins; A Perfect Plan

The webslinging hero battles a powerful new enemy when a downtrodden engineer develops lethal electrical powers in adventure sequel THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (12: Sony).

Scarlett Johansson as Lucy.

Girl power from Lucy the kick-ass heroine

What happens when we unlock the whole 100% cerebral capacity of our brains?, asks Matt Adcock.

The show's hosts Jen and Curtis

Milkshake! tour is coming to town to entertain the kids

Channel 5’s children’s TV strand, Milkshake! is coming to the Grove Theatre on Saturday, September 6.

Last year's Summer in the Sun. Photo by Love Luton

St George’s Square to be transformed into sandpit for week-long summer festival video

Love Luton will officially open its second annual Summer in the Sun festival tomorrow in St George’s Square.

Jo performing her new single on stage.

Jo Birchall to sing at BBPT

Blond beauty and Pop Idol finalist Jo Birchall will give an exclusive performance of her charity single All About Love at The Red Lion in Luton tomorrow (August 22).

Ben Richards and Noel Sullivan star in Rock of Ages The Musical at Milton Keynes Theatre

REVIEW: Rock of Ages

It’s the 1980s. It’s hip to wear big shoulder pads, have even bigger hair and listen to power ballads by the likes of rock giants Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and REO Speedwagon.

Paul Young fronting Los Pacaminos

Paul Young can’t wait to be back on home turf at Fleadh Fiesta

It’s some time since Brit award-winning artist Paul Young has played his native Luton and he’s looking forward to headlining at the Fleadh Fiesta on Sunday (August 24) with his band Los Pacaminos.

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Ben Miller Band,”Any Way, Shape or Form” (New West Records)-The Ben Miller Band trio

Tom Hardy in Locke

Geoff Cox’s DVDs: Locke, Transcendence, Mindscape, The Quiet Ones

Tom Hardy’s film portrayal of notorious Luton-born prisoner Charles Bronson was critically acclaimed and many described it as the performance of a lifetime.

MPMC Travel: Holland trip

Travel: Say cheese when you’re in Holland

The Netherlands is known for its delicious cheeses and the Dutch are often affectionately referred to as ‘cheese heads’ as the average citizen eats around 33 pounds of it a year.

MPMC Travel: Holland trip

On the Panto lookout for men in tights (and a damsel in distress)

With little over a month to go, the search for the next Robin Hood and Maid Marian is heating up! Do you look great in green, confident in manoeuvring in tights or have a damsel in distress complex?

Los Pacaminos in action

Los Pacaminos – bringing the Tex Mex atmosphere to town

Los Pacaminos was formed way back in the 1990s when Luton songster Paul Young grew tired of his solo career.

Leon Craig as Sarah the Cook in Dick Whittington

Could your talented tots make their debut as Babes in the Wood?

Calling all proud mums and dads of potential panto stars!

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Geoff Cox’s DVDs: Captain America: The Winter Soldier; The Love Punch, Winter’s Tale

Comic-book adventure sequel CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (12: Walt Disney) plays like an old-school political thriller.

Last year's inaugural Dunstable Wind Charming Day

The magic of wind charming

It’s not often you get the opportunity to be in at the beginning of a novel form of folklore.

MPMC Travel Canada feature

Travel: Guns, gangsters and a brewing tradition

In the second of his features about one of Canada’s lesser known provinces, travel writer Alan Wooding spends time with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at their headquarters in Regina and discovers the hiding place of one of America’s most notorious gangsters.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo keeper Mark Holden in the zebra enclosure

Conservation is real star of ITV’s fifth series of The Zoo

The animals at Whipsnade Zoo – and the humans who look after them – are to feature on television once again.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo keeper Mark Holden in the zebra enclosure

Matt Adcock ‘blown away by sci-fi action film of the year’

Prepare to be blown away by the Guardians Of The Galaxy, writes Matt Adcock.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo keeper Mark Holden in the zebra enclosure

Get snapping your favourite woodland

The Woodland Trust has teamed up with Kelly’s of Cornwall to launch its Wild Summer Photography Competition, and is encouraging people across Bedfordshire to visit their nearest wood and get snapping over the summer holidays.

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Open air concert

A rare treat – hear Caritas Harmony perform at an open air concert at Wayside Cottage, Barton, at 6pm on Saturday, August 9 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Barton teenager Rebecca-Louise Smith

Barton teenager takes to the boards at Milton Keynes

Barton teenager Rebecca-Louise Smith is no stranger to performing – she’s been taking part in school productions ever since she can remember.

Viva La Drag! will be appearing at Dunstable's Grove Theatre

Diary dates galore for the Grove’s new season of fun entertainment

There’s entertainment aplenty coming to Dunstable’s Grove Theatre this Autumn and Winter.


Geoff Cox’s DVDs: Divergent, The Legend Of Hercules, Half Of A Yellow Sun, Venus In Fur

Sci-fi adventure DIVERGENT (12: Entertainment One) is a Hunger Games clone with enough menace and suspense to make it reasonably diverting.

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