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Published: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:05:04 +0000

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Blackburn great grandmother's life in poetry

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:56:25 +0100

AT bedtime when a precious thought enters Sheila Brennan’s head, she quickly jots it down in a notebook that she keeps on her bedside table so that she doesn’t forget what it was in the morning.

Callous experience for East Lancashire's migrants

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:06:51 +0100

NO matter where else in the world you come from all you want to do is build a better future for yourself and your family.

The growing gets tough up north

Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:19:09 +0100

GROWING your own vegetables in Lancashire can be a tricky task. With a climate that’s unpredictable, our county is a far cry from being a gardener’s haven.

Challenging lazy views of Islam – on all sides

Mon, 12 May 2014 12:14:52 +0100

AS a good Muslim, barrister Zia Chaudhry follows Islam and prays five times a day. But then he also checks his beloved Liverpool FC’s website five times a day too.

Blackburn bipolar poet publishes her second book

Tue, 19 Nov 2013 15:34:47 +0000

BLACKBURN poet Melissa Lee-Houghton celebrated her 30th birthday with a party.

My double life as a call girl

Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:10:40 +0100

AS a high-class call girl Rachael Webster carried a credit card swipe machine in her handbag which she once left in the dingy high-rise flat of a smelly old man she couldn’t bring herself to “service.”

East Lancashire author's book highlights the lives of immigrant women

Fri, 13 Sep 2013 16:00:26 +0100

TEACHING English to immigrant women in Burnley, has inspired an East Lancashire mum to write about the experiences and obstacles that foreigners face in the north.

Darwen author's crime novel set for Hollywood cast

Sat, 13 Apr 2013 13:00:00 +0100

AN author is set to have her debut crime novel made into a Hollywood film with some famous actors among the cast.

New book taps into a century of plumbing in Nelson and Colne

Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:00:00 +0000

IT’S been a “labour of love” for a group of plumbers.

Former Westholme girl Helen Flanagan to reveal all in autobiography

Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:15:38 +0000

JUNGLE celebrity and former Westholme pupil Helen Flanagan has revealed she’s in the process of writing her autobiography, detailing her battle with attention deficit disorder.

Pendle Witch daughter's tale Malkin Child is county's bestseller

Thu, 06 Sep 2012 13:16:25 +0100

A DRAMATIC tale of a Pendle Witch’s daughter has been named as the county library service’s favoured read for 2012.

Novel about Burnley weavers’ mill hits bookshelves

Wed, 15 Aug 2012 16:00:00 +0100

A NOVEL inspired by a historic Burnley weavers’ mill has hit the bookshelves.

East Lancashire author tells story of ‘cruel’ ordeal in Pakistan

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 14:30:00 +0100

AN Asian author has detailed the ‘unspeakable cruelty’ he suffered as a child after being forced to leave his family and move to Pakistan.

Lancashire academic creates first image of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ heart-throb Christian Grey

Wed, 11 Jul 2012 15:30:00 +0100

THE first image of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ heart-throb Christian Grey has been created by a Lancashire academic.

Darwen author shortlisted for Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award

Fri, 06 Jul 2012 16:30:00 +0100

A DARWEN-born thriller writer has been shortlisted for the crime novel of the year award.

Burnley author praised for latest novel

Fri, 18 May 2012 10:37:18 +0100

AN EAST Lancashire author has received widespread acclaim for his latest novel.

Clayton-le-Moors woman in western novels accolade

Tue, 08 May 2012 15:00:00 +0100

THE WIFE of an East Lancashire man who has un-covered his Native American past after a DNA test is to publish two westerns with a prestigious London publisher.

Book on Darwen town reprinted 120 years after its original

Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:18:19 +0100

IN 1843, a fearful storm caused a torrent of water to cascade down from Darwen’s surrounding moorland into the town centre, drowning 12 people.

Former East Lancashire midwife to talk on bestseller Catching Babies

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 10:21:43 +0100

A CHANCE to meet the author of an inspirational true story is coming up at an East Lancashire library.

Burnley FC hero Roger Eli publishes his memoirs

Mon, 16 Apr 2012 20:30:00 +0100

A BURNLEY FC cult hero, who played in every position except goalkeeper, has written a book about his ‘special and memorable time’ at Turf Moor.

Blackburn author goes from poverty to penning novels on a sunshine island

Wed, 04 Apr 2012 12:59:27 +0100

IT is fitting that Blackburn-born author Margaret Sherlock has called her debut thriller Against All Odds.

New book tells the unlikely tale of Darwen's FA Cup heroes

Mon, 02 Apr 2012 13:49:05 +0100

AN historic FA Cup encounter involving Darwen Football Club that helped shape the future of English football is the subject of a new book.

Lancashire author pens supernatural thriller to mark the Pendle witches 400th anniversary

Fri, 30 Mar 2012 13:46:30 +0100

A LANCASHIRE author has written a supernatural thriller to mark the 400th anniversary of the trials of the Pendle witches.

Crime thriller tops the list at Blackburn with Darwen libraries

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 13:16:24 +0000

A CRIME thriller topped the list of the most popular book in Blackburn with Darwen libraries last year.

East Lancashire names added to world-famous book Who's Who

Wed, 07 Dec 2011 11:45:40 +0000

THREE Blackburn men, a guitar-playing judge who supports Burnley and former Blackburn Rovers boss Kenny Dalglish are among the 1,000 new entries in the 2012 edition of Who’s Who.

Blackburn author pens his first book

Wed, 07 Dec 2011 11:53:15 +0000

A PRIZE-winning writer from Blackburn is celebrating publication of her first book.

Elvis Presley poet from Great Harwood is going to Graceland

Fri, 02 Dec 2011 14:14:04 +0000

A COMEDY poet has been invited to recite at Graceland after immortalising Elvis in rhyme.

Book brings Bygone Blackburn to life

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 11:42:49 +0000

A BOOK which traces life in Blackburn hundreds of years ago and tells the story of the town’s windmill

Book pictures Colne past and present

Thu, 24 Nov 2011 12:12:43 +0000

BONNIE Colne upon the hill, named on records dating back to Roman times, is the feature of a new book, which traces its ever-changing face.

Midwife pens book about 35 years Catching Babies in East Lancashire

Wed, 23 Nov 2011 12:04:24 +0000

Sheena Byrom dedicated 35 years to a career Catching Babies, the title of her new book based on her experiences as a midwife in East Lancashire.

Lancashire solicitor writes thriller crime novels from real-life cases

Thu, 10 Nov 2011 10:00:00 +0000

A TOP prosecution solicitor who uses Lancashire as a backdrop for his crime thriller novels has struck a six-figure deal with a major publisher.

Burnley legend Andy Payton to publish life story

Fri, 04 Nov 2011 10:30:00 +0000

ONE of Burnley’s greatest ever goalscorers, and most controversial characters, is to tell his life story in a new book.

Author’s new book tells of East Lancashire cotton industry’s growth years

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 10:19:33 +0000

A NEW book that tells the rise of East Lancashire’s cotton industry through the memories of mill workers has been released.

Rawtenstall teacher wins prestigious literary award

Tue, 18 Oct 2011 11:33:40 +0100

A TEACHER has won a prestigious literary award with a £10,000 prize.

East Lancashire's Eric Knowles writes book on glass designer idol

Wed, 12 Oct 2011 12:01:00 +0100

EAST Lancashire antiques expert Eric Knowles has written a book on his passion for René Lalique, ‘the premier glass designer of the 20th century’.

Book reveals real love of Alfred Wainwright's life

Thu, 06 Oct 2011 11:10:00 +0100

TO MANY people the legendary fell walker and author Alfred Wainwright came across a dour character – but a new book out today reveals his surprisingly romantic nature.

Ribble Valley writer scores with fictional football tale

Sat, 01 Oct 2011 18:00:00 +0100

A FREELANCE sports journalist has used his experiences of the beautiful game to write a book on the life of a modern footballer.

Author releases stories from post-war Burnley childhood

Thu, 22 Sep 2011 11:29:51 +0100

AUTHOR Mervyn Hadfield was born in the Brickhouses area of Burnley during the war years, in 1942.

East Lancashire minister reflects on death of son in poetry

Wed, 17 Aug 2011 11:00:00 +0100

A PREACHER turned poet has published a book of verse including poignant reflections on the sudden death of his baby son 25 years ago.

Burnley author's new book inspired by town

Sun, 31 Jul 2011 11:07:52 +0100

AN acclaimed author went back to his Burnley roots to find the inspiration for his latest book.

Author lifts lid on Burnley's FA Cup winning captain

Thu, 28 Jul 2011 11:00:00 +0100

THE life story of the only Clarets captain to lift the FA Cup, has been captured in a new book.

Colne jam philanthropist remembered in book

Tue, 21 Jun 2011 12:54:54 +0100

A VICTORIAN philanthropist, who supported hospitals and almhouses in his native Colne after becoming a leading jam-maker, has been remembered in a new book.

Barrowford writer, 61, named Lancashire’s Writer of the Year

Mon, 13 Jun 2011 16:00:16 +0100

A PENDLE author has been named Lancashire’s Writer of the Year in recognition of a short story inspired by her teenage granddaughters.

Former headteacher's book on abandoned Lancashire village

Thu, 09 Jun 2011 14:47:10 +0100

THE STORY of how a whole community suddenly abandoned their homes in the hills above a Lancashire village has been uncovered by a former headteacher.

Accrington ex-RSPCA inspector’s tales of rescue

Sat, 14 May 2011 09:40:00 +0100

There’s not many folk quite so dedicated to their vocation as Accrington animal lover Steve Greenhalgh — Lancashire’s answer to Doctor Dolittle.

Book sheds new light on Lancastrians’ role in Titanic disaster

Fri, 15 Apr 2011 11:14:13 +0100

ON the 99th anniversary of the Titanic disaster, an author has revealed how the Chorley man who was the highest-ranking survivor later admitted he had helped an inquiry whitewash what had happened.

Lancashire train journey named as one of Britain's best

Thu, 14 Apr 2011 11:49:24 +0100

A TRAIN journey through the heart of Lancashire has been named one of the 10 best in Britain by a new book.

Novelist moves back to Lancashire roots after 40 years

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 15:28:18 +0000

Crime novelist Peter Guttridge has returned to his native East Lancashire after more than 40 years away. We spoke to him about coming home.

Sarah Brown discusses life at Number 10 in Lancashire

Fri, 11 Mar 2011 20:38:57 +0000

THE wife of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown visited Hoghton Tower yesterday to discuss her book, Behind the Black Door.

Clayton-le-Woods woman joins World Book Night giveaway

Tue, 08 Mar 2011 16:30:51 +0000

Fiona Wilson, 50, of Clayton-le-Woods, chose to give away 48 copies of The Life Of Pi on the first World Book Night on Saturday.