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Exclusive interview with Ed Byrne

Byrne After Forty By Veronica Lee Ed Byrne says he’s a miserable old git. He didn’t celebrate his 40th birthday last year and his new show,...
Mike (right) on a picnic in the late 1960s with Eric and show guests The Karlins.

Eric Morecambe’s chauffeur reveals life with Britain’s favourite funnyman

Morecambe and Wise were the best-loved comic act on television for years, but behind the scenes was another double act; Morecambe and Fountain. For 14...
Denise Greenwood

Bigging Up Littleborough – Denise Greenwood

It’s not the most famous of towns, but people as far apart as the United States and Russia are reading about Littleborough without realising...
Dave Swanton

Bygone times

By Dave Swanton A good friend of mine moved to New Zealand seven years ago and is heading back to the UK in July (I...
Antiques Roadshow

Antiques Roadshow

Antiques Roadshow has been a much-loved fixture in most living rooms for years. It was Sunday’s staple diet for our family, along with a...
Parsonage 1903

At Home with the Brontës – The Brontë Story

The Brontë Parsonage in Haworth is a well known and well loved place for locals and visitors a-like. It is famous for being the...
Geoff Moss Summer

Gardener’s Diary, Geoff Moss

Well, you can imagine my delight when I was asked to write this column, not only do I get the chance to impart my...
Notsensibles

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...

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...

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