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Can New Yorker Dan discover the secrets of the afterlife?

A former Luton businessman has penned his first novella to reveal “the ultimate secret of the Universe!”

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MBLH Peter Farmer Credit: Royal Opera House

Peter Farmer brought the theatre to life

A distinguished theatre designer who hailed from Luton has died. He worked for some of the world’s most prestigious ballet companies.

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Ryan Wilcox on BBC Three Counties Radio

Night Wolf: travelling the world for musical dreams!

A talented Luton music producer is making a name for the town as he takes his music across the globe with his new EP launch.

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Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes coming to Milton Keynes Theatre

Beloved fairy tale dances onto Milton Keynes stage

A beloved fairy tale and award winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world.

Theatre and Comedy
Post-truth crowned Word of the Year 2016

Post-truth crowned Word of the Year 2016

The Oxford Dictionary has announced that the word “post-truth” is Word of the Year 2016.

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David Bowie

Unique insight into touring with Bowie

A UK exhibition tour of many stunning, never seen before, photographs of David Bowie has been extended to include a visit to Milton Keynes next spring.

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More women are opting for trainers over heels

More women buying trainers than high heels

Women are swapping high heels for comfy trainers as they follow in the footsteps of fashion icons such as Victoria Beckham who have ditched skyscraper shoes.

Lifestyle
The Beano Annual 2016

Do you remember these kids’ comics from your childhood?

Kids’ favourite The Beano is getting a revamp. The DC Thompson-published comic has had its print edition redesigned and has launched a brand-new website they’re calling the Ultimate Feed of Awesome’.

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How Mark Titchners planned artwork will look

Street parties to launch Luton art project

Parties in the street will herald the beginning of a new contemporary visual art project for Luton next week.

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A photograph by Richard Bloom, one of the images on show

Escape into a world of beautiful images at Stockwood

Striking images of plants, habitats and landscapes are going on show at Stockwood Discovery Centre from Saturday (September 24).

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Roald Dahl at work in his famous writing hut

Roald Dahl Day celebrates 100 years since author’s birth

Exactly 100 years ago today Roald Dahl was born and children and adults around the world will be coming together to celebrate the life and works of the much-loved author.

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Concise classics you can read in one day

Concise classics you can read in one day

In celebration of National Read A Book Day (6 Sep) we take a look at some classic short reads that you can easily breeze through in 24 hours or less.

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Trendy mums spend more on themselves than back-to-school kids

Trendy mums spend more on themselves than back-to-school kids

Fashion-conscious mums are spending more on themselves than on their children ahead of the new school term, according to new research.

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Five things we won’t miss about the VHS video recorder

Five things we won’t miss about the VHS video recorder

In a world where the pocket calculator was as close as many of us got to technology, the video recorder seemed like it had come from outer space (or possibly off the set of Tomorrow’s World). A whole world of television viewing opened up in the late 1970s with TV shows and the latest(ish) films available to watch whenever we wanted.

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A survey says you should stop visiting Ibiza when you're 40

Taking selfies at 34 and visiting Ibiza at 40? You’re too old!

People should stop taking selfies at 34 and throw away their replica football shirts at 42.

Lifestyle
One of Tim Peake's space pictures

10 amazing pictures from space by astronaut Tim Peake

Astronaut Tim Peake is due to return to earth this weekend after six months on the International Space Station.

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Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe

Stars of Strictly ballroom waltz onto the Grove stage

A dancing duo made famous by their appearances on the BBC show Strictly Come Dancing will be upping the glamour quotient at the Grove Theatre in Dunstable.

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Bletchley Park’s role in sinking The Bismarck

The sinking of The Bismarck was one of the most iconic moments of the Second World War.

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Mills & Boon publishes colouring-in book

Mills & Boon publishes colouring-in book

Romantic fiction publisher Mills & Boon is to launch its first ever colouring book.

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Is your Harry Potter book worth £40,000?

Is your Harry Potter book worth £40,000?

If you have an old copy of one of the Harry Potter novels tucked away in a forgotten corner of the house you could be sitting on a small fortune.

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