Arts & Screen

Watch the first trailer of Stephen King's IT

The first trailer of the highly anticipated Stephen King cult horror classic IT has got everyone talking.
Marsden Heights are building on parallels between Shakespearean literature and the Muslim faith.

Shakespeare & Islam: Marsden Heights' intercultural learning initiative

Spotting parallels between Shakespearean literature and the Muslim faith, a Nelson teacher has suggested an educational initiative to engage pupils in a more astute style.
Last year's duck race.

Kelbrook duck race kicks off Springtime

With Spring just around the corner and the weather beginning to brighten up once more, Kelbrook Village Hall is set to duck any lingering winter gloominess as it gears up to hold the annual duck race.

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Saratoga Payback by Stephen Dobyns

Book review: Saratoga Payback by Stephen Dobyns

After an absence of almost 20 years, Stephen Dobyns’ popular laconic hero, former police sergeant turned private eye Charlie Bradshaw, makes a welcome return to the sleuthing world in a lively tale of multiple murder, mutilation and horse-napping.

The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution by Robert Service

Book review: The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution by Robert Service

The last Tsar of Russia… to some he was a tragic hero who tried to hold back a tide of rampaging revolutionaries, and to others a brutal autocrat whose reactionary conservatism led to suffering and national instability.
Photo by Paul Olivant

Photo of the Day: March 30th

Paul Olivant has shared this gorgeous Clitheroe sunset that he captured from the castle.
Photo by Danielle Burrows

Photo of the Day: March 28th

Danielle Burrows has shared this stunning sunset over Burnley.
The Throwdown finalists - Richard, Clover and Ryan

The Great Pottery Throwdown - The natural successor to Bake-Off's crown

It may have escaped your notice, but the BBC recently lost the jewel in its primetime crown – The Great British Bake-Off. The Beeb has been running auditions for “the next Bake-Off” for some time now – many with some arrangement of the words ‘Great’, ‘British’, ‘Challenge’ and ‘Off’ in the title.

Photo by David Belshaw

Photo of the Day: March 27th

David Belshaw shared this stunning photo from the woods in Hurstwood.
Photo by Harriet Wibberley

Photo of the Day: March 26th

Harriet Wibberley captured this rainbow in Rimington on Monday.

Photo by Peter Stawicki

Photo of the Day: March 25th

Peter Stawicki captured this Burnley sunrise.

Photo by Kevin Robinson

Photo of the Day: March 24th

Kevin Robinson has shared this cracking photo of the Singing Ringing Tree at twilight.

Photo by Stacey Jackson

Photo of the Day: March 23rd

Stacey Jackson has shared this wonderful photo of Whooper swans at Hurstwood reservoir.

Entertainment will be provided by Punjabi Roots.

Brierfield Library's Community Day bonanza

Brierfield Library will tomorrow transform into the centre of a Community Day, with entertainment, food, music, and dancing as local charity, Carers Link Lancashire, reach out to the population.

Nicola Beneduce, with DAC Limited Directors Steven Dade (left) and Andrew Faulkner.

Sabden Mill gets a new lease of life

A Nelson specialist telephone company has expanded, breathing new life into a historic Lancashire mill in Sabden which it has taken as its new premises.

Photo by Erica Platt

Photo of the Day: March 22nd

This stunning photo of last night's stormy sunset from Foulridge was sent in by Erica Platt.

Classes Blacko and Towneley, of St Philips CE Primary School, Nelson, at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom. (s)

Pupils jive their way to a proud night

Audiences had a ball when these primary school pupils wowed with a series of dance performances.

The Little Teashop of Lost and Found by Trisha Ashley

Book review: The Little Teashop of Lost and Found by Trisha Ashley

Reading a tasty Trisha Ashley novel always makes you greedy for her next… and not just because each story delivers a feast of delicious recipes.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

14 films to look forward to in 2017

We have already been treated to some big releases this year - but there's plenty more to come!
Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon) is on the warpath in The Last Kingdom

The Last Kingdom - political plotting amid the Brian Blessed bellowing

At a time when the United Kingdom seems intent on ripping itself apart, it’s a good time for a drama which shows how the kingdoms became united in the first place.

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