Arts & Screen

Book review: Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of the Rock Stars by David Hepworth

These uncommon people certainly took seriously the role that came (and went) with rock.

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.
The Faithful by Juliet West

Book review: The Faithful by Juliet West

When Oswald Mosley’s blackshirts arrive in a peaceful Sussex coastal village for a summer camp in 1935, a restless teenage girl is seduced by their dark, alien charms.

The Mayfly by James Hazel

Book review: The Mayfly by James Hazel

Ex-cop Charlie Priest thought he had said goodbye to danger when he quit the Met to become a top London lawyer…

Cousins by Salley Vickers

Book review: Cousins by Salley Vickers

To label Salley Vickers’ complex and compelling new novel a family saga would be to do this acutely perceptive writer a disservice.

It will be hosted by IT crowd star Richard Ayoade. Photo: Channel 4

Start the fans please! Crystal Maze back on our screens this week

Channel 4’s hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is back on our screens this Friday.
Love It or List It is back

Contestants wanted for Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It

Property experts, Kirstie and Phil, are on the search for homeowners who are in need of some hands-on help in renovating or relocating.
Children's TV exhibition at the Lowry Gallery, Manchester...Play School with Brian Cant 1964

Play School and Play Away presenter Brian Cant dies aged 83

Presenter and actor Brian Cant has died at the age of 83.

Smith by Timothy J. Lockhart

Book review: Smith by Timothy J. Lockhart

Blackmailed into working for a secret government organisation, a hard-bitten former servicewoman overcomes a perilous training programme to become a highly skilled and extremely resourceful assassin in a taut, action-packed thriller.

Poet Ash Dickenson with year six pupils Shoaib Ali, Amna Javed, Laibah Ahmed and Abubaker Naweb.

International poet was guest at Burnley primary school

An internationally renowned performing poet came to Burnley to teach primary school children the art of rhyme.

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The "extremely rare" signed copy of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf.

£17k for signed copy of Hitler's Mein Kampf auctioned in the Ribble Valley

A buyer paid £17,000 for an "extremely rare" signed copy of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf during an auction in Clitheroe this morning.
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Rob Tissera is set to perform at the festival.

'Quirky and alternative' Drop the Beat returns promising surprises in ‘New Chapter’

After a year out, Burnley’s ever-popular Drop the Beat Festival is back with a bang, promising a “quirky” vibe and something for everyone.
Author Geoff Crambie signs a copy of his book A Colne Scrapbook for the Mayor and Mayoress of  Pendle Coun. David Whalley and his wife Barbara

Civic launch for book that is unique tribute to historic town

Writer and historian Geoff Crambie was given the civic seal of approval at a special launch of his tenth and final book.

The Last Duchess by Laura Powell and Sarah Gibb

Book reviews: Below stairs mysteries, high-flying dramas and bad bunnies

A lady’s maid battles the Dark Arts, a schoolboy heads off to a forgotten land, and two mischief-making bunnies steal the show in a sunshine collection of new books for young readers.

One of the youngest revellers celebrates Padiham on Parade last year.

Pack up your troubles and head for Padiham on Parade

Revellers are set to go back in time for the second Padiham on Parade event.

The Deepest Grave by Harry Bingham

Book review: The Deepest Grave by Harry Bingham

For the past four years, Harry Bingham has been wooing a growing army of fans with his outrageously entertaining DS Fiona Griffiths thrillers.

The Friend by Dorothy Koomson

Book review: The Friend by Dorothy Koomson

Can you ever really know your friends?
The Floating Theatre by Martha Conway

Book review: The Floating Theatre by Martha Conway

When a young seamstress is left stranded and homeless after a steamboat accident on the Ohio River, she finds work and refuge on board a famous floating theatre.

The boating lake in Roughlee.

Roughlee Fayre pays tribute to storied past

To pay tribute to the time-honoured tradition of the Roughlee Pleasure Gardens, a Victorian Fayre is being held at Roughlee Village Centre featuring a range of attractions.

The Constant Soldier by William Ryan

Book review: The Constant Soldier by William Ryan

In the final, chaotic months of the Second World War, a young German soldier pits himself against the remnants of the brutal SS in a bid to save the woman he loves.

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