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  • The top 10 books of the summer

    Don’t pack your suitcase or load up your Kindle until you’ve read this! We’ve picked the 10 best books to get stuck into on holiday. Prepping for a holiday isn’t top of my list of fun tasks – another 8 page to-do list? Great! But there is one exception to the rule; one part of this herculean […]

  • Meet Tamsin Winter

    Local author Tamsin Winter discusses her new book, why it's not a good idea to run in 40 degree heat and how she's survives without a TV!

  • A review of Belvoir Castle

    Muddy makes like Queen Vic and spends a day living like royalty in Belvoir Castle - well sort of...

  • The books you MUST read this summer

    June's best new books are a corking bunch, including Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert's breathtaking new novel.

  • Unmissable outdoor cinema and theatre

    From magnificent castles, gorgeous gardens and historical ruins, the best spots to enjoy some alfresco theatre and cinema under the stars locally and further afield. Don't forget your picnics (and perhaps your brolly too)!

  • Need a brilliant new read?

    A stunning debut novel, a futuristic thriller and an exquisite memoir are among the books we've picked out for marvellous May!

  • Well, hello you!

    How has Keanu Reeves not aged in 30 years?! The laconic Hollywood star is back in a fashion campaign that's got social media a-swooning. Shall we examine the evidence?

  • Everyone’s talking about… The Guilty Feminist

    Love the podcast? Good news - its creator is coming to De Montfort Hall this month. We grabbed super-talented comedian Deborah Francis-White for a chinwag.

  • April’s new books!

    Quick, spring-clean your bedside table or Kindle to make room for some awesome April reading books! On yer marks, get set, read!

  • Wellies at the ready! The best music festivals in Leicestershire and beyond

    Here's our pick of the best summer fests, in Leicestershire and further afield. See you down the front!

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