Tales from the Turf’s former groundsman, Roy Oldfield

By Dave Thomas Through the 70s and 80s he worked in all weathers, 12 months a year, often thanklessly, mostly scrimping and scraping trying to...
Birdwatching walks in Bowland

Birdwatching walks in Bowland

The Forest of Bowland boasts Lancashire’s most beautifully dramatic landscapes, recognised by more than half of century as a designated Area of Outstanding Natural...
four mums in a boat

Four mums in a boat naked across the ocean

Four naked women rowing a boat across the ocean... what a mental picture that conjures up, and what a dream for the headline writers. In...
book review the single soldier

BOOK REVIEW: The Single Soldier by George Costigan

Actor, George Costigan has recently released his debut novel The Single Soldier. Described as “A magnificent, big beast of a book,” by playwright, musician...
Streets of Darkness

BOOK REVIEW: Streets of Darkness by A. A. Dhand

“Outstanding – relentless, multi-layered suspense and real human drama make this a crime debut to relish” Lee Child. “This up to the minute debut is...
Andrea Dunbar

IN PICTURES: Bradford Literature event celebrating the life and works of Andrea Dunbar

On the Saturday 1st July we attended "Andrea the Writer" an event that examined how Andrea Dunbar captured the humour, humanity and hope of...
Forest of Bowland

Fit for a Queen… Beautiful Bowland

A writer and a photographer have joined forces to highlight the beauty and character of the Forest of Bowland, one of North’s scenic gems...
Yorkshire in Photographs

Yorkshire in Photographs – Dave Zdanowicz

A stunning collection of images showcasing the county of Yorkshire in all its glory Yorkshire is not only the largest county in England, it is...
Preston city

Explore the vibrant history of Preston city… in 50 buildings

In recent weeks, it has been announced that three of Preston’s historical buildings are about to be renovated and transformed. The former Park Hotel...
Pastures New

BOOK REVIEW: Pastures New by Jenny Palmer

This is very much Jenny Palmer’s personal story so it is a bit parochial in the sense that it stays with her and the...