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Northern Soles book review

BOOK REVIEW: Northern Soles by Steve Ankers

Here is a coast to coast book with a difference. Liverpudlian Steve Ankers decided to walk across England from the Mersey to the Humber...

We catch up with The Yorkshire Vet, Peter Wright

The Channel 5 hit show The Yorkshire Vet has everything you could possibly want from a TV show. It follows life in James Herriot's...
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...
Walking Away

BOOK REVIEW: Walking Away by Simon Armitage

By Simon Armitage Faber & Faber, Hardback, £16.99 The 630-mile walk called the South West Coast Path is not for Sunday strollers. It is a...
From Jailer to Entrepreneur

From Strangeways to HM Prison Hull Paul Ward reflects on a thirty year career...

Growing up in Leeds in the 1960’s and 70’s in a working class family, Paul Ward followed the social norm for his generation and...
PP Hartnett

Poetry and Predators | PP Hartnett

He photographed the birth of London’s 1970s punk explosion, he survived the hedonism of London’s drug-fuelled 80s gay club scene when friends died of...
Johnny Strange - Most apples held in own mouth and cut by chainsaw

Records Galore

As the popular book Guinness World Records 2015 celebrates 60 years of providing listings for achievements in all manner of enterprises the North West...
The Telephone Girls

BOOK REVIEW: The Telephone Girls

Take three girls manning telephones in a new exchange in 1936, watched over by an over-zealous supervisor. As if Cynthia, Norma and Millicent hadn't enough...
Sweet Memories of You

BOOK REVIEW: Sweet Memories of You

By Ellie Dean Arrow, paperback, £5.99 This is Ellie Dean at her best and Peggy Reilly, the landlady with heart, at her most understanding in another...
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BOOK REVIEW: Whistling in The Dark

By Shirley Hughes Walker Books, Hardback, £9.99 An excellent feel for a city living under the blitz during the Second World War, and how it...