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York and Lancaster

A tale of two cities – York and Lancaster

Way back in history – more than 450 years ago – Lancaster and York were literally at daggers drawn, as rival houses fought for...

Colne Orchestra celebrates 125 years of making music | Titanic Orchestra

A Lancashire orchestra linked to the Titanic disaster is celebrating 125 years of making music for the public to enjoy. Colne Orchestral Society – usually...
Richard Robinson

Life on the wild moors

A lonely wind-blown beech tree defying the wild moorland elements marks the sad site of Botany Bay Farm, where Richard Robinson was born in...
Holly Jacobson

Holly Jacobson and her Grimm tale on film

Once upon a time, there was a boy named Hansel and his sister Gretel... and a young girl called Holly who thought the story’s...
A Chorley Band

How an old postcard started Dave Middlehurst’s quest for the history...

It was just an old postcard at an antiques fair, but it inspired David Middlehurst to embark on an epic quest to trace the...
Beverley Cappleman

A look at the photography of Beverley Cappleman

A fresh look at the North The stunning photographs of Beverley Cappleman give no clue that she took up photography as a serious hobby just...
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A rare interview with the Lowry of cine, Sam Hanna

For today’s TV viewers, Sam Hanna is a tough guy character played by rapper LL Cool J in the US cop show NCIS Los...
Brierly Wood Country House

We visit Briery Wood and Hawkshead Brewery for a Beer Lovers’...

Sir John Falstaff, that roistering roguish Shakespearian character, famously loved his ‘cakes and ale.’ Who wouldn’t? I’m partial to cakes and ale myself, especially if...
Orville's Song - Keith Harris

Keith Harris – a Genuine Star

Northern Life regular Duggie Chapman shares his memories of Keith Harris with Eric Beardsworth The entertainment world lost an original and genuine talent with the...
Jessica Foxley

Jessica’s Musical Legacy

Young singer Jessica Foxley’s name lives on, four years after her tragic death, as her family cultivate a legacy to encourage other young people...

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