Tales from the Turf’s former groundsman, Roy Oldfield

By Dave ThomasThrough 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...
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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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BOOK REVIEW: Kitchen Memories by Elizabeth Drury and Philippa Lewis

Kitchen Memories by Elizabeth Drury and Philippa Lewis The National Trust, Paperback, £8.99 BUY THIS BOOKAs the television beats our brains out with one...
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...
The Bounder

BOOK REVIEW: The Bounder by Mike Daunt

The Bounder by Mike Daunt John Blake Publishing, paperback, £7.99 BUY THIS BOOKIf you like reading about someone who fully lives up to the...