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Garden Centre Association awards

Bradford business wins five prestigious Garden Centre Association awards

The team at Tong Garden Centre are celebrating after winning five awards at the North East and North West regional Garden Centre Association (GCA)...
Choosing a bike

10 things to consider when choosing a bike

When it’s time for an upgrade, choosing the perfect bike can get confusing for some of you. But that doesn’t mean you pick the...
LS Lowry by Clive Arrowsmith

Rare 1960s photos of LS Lowry ‘at home’ taken by a...

Intimate photographs of LS Lowry at his home in Mottramin-Longdendale in 1966 are to go on display at The Lowry for the first time...
The Little Teashop of Lost and Found

BOOK REVIEW: The Little Teashop of Lost and Found by Trisha...

The St Helen’s-born author, Trisha Ashley, catches the feel of life in Yorkshire despite now living in North Wales. The life of a baby...
Tony Husband

BOOK REVIEW: From a Dark Place by Tony Husband and Paul...

From a Dark Place is an easy-to-understand book about a drug addict and his family. Simply said, but not easily understood, this book, written...
Salts Mill

BOOK REVIEW: Salts Mill by Maggie Smith and Colin Coates

In the days when a handful of entrepreneurs not only established a company of repute but built villages alongside the factory so that workers...
John Orton

BOOK REVIEW: Blitz Pams by John Orton

The wartime bombing of South Shields is brought to life by John Orton as he pens this fictional tale of a 16-year-old boy who...
Roy Hampson

Roy Hampson ‘the powder paint kid’

By Roy Hampson Swirls of colour cloud the water in the jam jar as I prepare the powder paint for my next indoor photographic creation....
book review Whatever happened to Billy Shears

Billy Shears after 50 years

Steve Goddard explains how an unmarried mother and the most influential LP of the 20th Century provide the inspiration for a novel. During the ‘Summer...
Northern holidays

Great Northern holidays are hard to beat

Whether you fancy an all-action holiday or a relaxing few days away, holiday parks in our great northern countryside are hard to beat. There’s nothing...

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