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I’m in love with Margaret Thatcher

The Notsensibles were five young Burnley lads, innocent in the world of politics, when in 1979 they recorded their song ‘I’m in love with...
Boombox

Remember the 80s?

Karen the editor suggested I write about the 80s for this issue to tie in with her Human League interview but for a minute...

How novelist Steven Suttie published his tale of northern common sense...

Northern Life columnist Steven Suttie has published his first novel at the e-book website Amazon. The story celebrates East Lancashire’s people, its places and...

Rawtenstall

Rawtenstall Past & Present The towns of the Rossendale Valley entered a period of major growth during the Industrial Revolution. The climate and weather, as...

A Tribute to Tippy

By Francis Forrest, Earby Traditionally all dogs hate postmen, it is a well known fact, or is it? Just now and again the exception crops...

Whatever Happened to Pen Pals

Reader's Memory submitted by Angela Robinson, Barnoldswick To receive a personal letter from a dear friend is a rare, and dare I say, unheard of...

School Days

Reader's Memory - I read with inerest the article submitted by Ann Prinsloo in the October/November edition of Northern Life, as I recognised some of the...

Gaining or Losing the Plot

A tale of aquiring an allotment by Lee Banks About twelve months ago, I was invited down to have a look at the Live Well,...

Ace of Spades

If you really 'dig' allotments, you’re not alone. Thousands of people all over the country lovingly tend their plots, enjoying fresh air, healthy exercise and...

Spring into Asparagus

The British asparagus season traditionally begins on 1st May and runs for around seven to eight short, but delicious weeks, until the end of June. Asparagus is very climate dependent...

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