Book review: An epic journey, dark fantasy and comedy capers

The real-life story of an extraordinary elephant, a battle to save the Earth and an ingenious pop-up book take starring roles in a new collection of children’s books.

Before the Rains by Dinah Jefferies

Book review: Before the Rains by Dinah Jefferies

Dinah Jefferies’ early years in British-controlled Malaya has been the inspiration behind a raft of rich and thrilling historical novels set amidst the heat and turmoil of faraway countries in the throes of major change.

He may be an officer and a gentleman but only 9% of Burnley women say they prefer a man in uniform

Love a man in uniform? Not if you live in Burnley

A cheeky study of Burnley street style by a fashion giant has shot down the myth that all women in the town love a man in uniform.
A survey has revealed the superstitions people in Burnley believe in.

Have you seen a magpie? You had better touch wood

Burnley folk are a superstitious lot, according to new research.
Photo by Judith Davis

Photo of the Day: February 24th

Judith David has shared this unusual photo of the tunnel in Victoria Park, Nelson.

Photo by Martin Jeffries

Photo of the Day: February 23rd

Martin Jeffries has shared this stunning of Slaidburn from the air looking south west back towards Dunsop Bridge.

Lincoln City footballer Sam Habergham with his parents Linda and Richard

Habergham's history boys in search of ancestors

A famous name from the past, which came back to haunt Burnley during Lincoln City’s historic FA Cup victory, is seeking to unearth more history.
Photo by Simon Hardman

Photo of the Day: February 22nd

Simon Hardman has shared this lovely photo of snowdrops outside Towneley Hall.

Marriages Are Made in Bond Street: True Stories from a 1940s Marriage Bureau by Penrose Halson

Book review: Marriages Are Made in Bond Street: True Stories from a 1940s Marriage Bureau by Penrose Halson

During the dark days of the Second World War, many London marriages weren’t made in heaven… they were forged at a marriage bureau in fashionable Bond Street.

The New Adventures of Mr Toad: The Race to Toad Hall by Tom Moorhouse and Holly Swain

Book reviews: On the road with a new-look Mr Toad

The star of Kenneth Grahame’s classic novel makes a comeback in a new season of fabulous reading with Oxford University Press children’s books.

The 1947 FA Cup final ticket for sale.

Charity auction for Burnley FC memorabilia in aid of Pendleside Hospice

A generous West Bromwich Albion fan in possession of a historic piece of Burnley Football Club memorabilia has pledged to donate some of the funds raised from its potential sale to Pendleside Hospice should a willing buyer be found.

The Kennel Clubs Illustrated Breed Standards by The Kennel Club

Book review: The Kennel Club’s Illustrated Breed Standards by The Kennel Club

As the dog world gets hot under the collar for the start of this year’s annual Crufts extravaganza at the NEC in Birmingham from March 9-12, here’s the chance to brush up on your essential canine knowledge.

Tell Me A Lie by CJ Carver

Book review: Tell Me A Lie by CJ Carver

A ruthless Russian oligarch, a doggedly determined policewoman and a British spy with memory block on a deadly mission…

(From left) Comedian Bill Woolland, club leader John Melvin, former footballer Dean Windass, Tom Melvin, chairman Peter Maddock, and Derek Pate.

Burnley Boys and Girls' Club 25th annual Sportsman's Dinner a hit

The Burnley Boys and Girls’ Club’s 25th annual Sportsman’s Dinner has raised almost £3,000 to ensure the historic local establishment can continue to inspire Burnley’s youth.
Photo by Paul Olivant

Photo of the Day: February 21st

Paul Olivant captured this beautiful sunrise over the river Calder from Whalley.

Photo by Paul Young

Photo of the Day: February 20th

Paul Young has submitted this photo of Pendle Hill from across Lower Ogden reservoir.

The charity auction will be in aid of aid of Manchester Royal Childrens Hospital and Burnley Handicapped Childrens Fellowship.

Knights of St. Columba's charity auction

The Knights of St. Columba are holding a charity auction at their KCS 110 Club on Yorkshire Street in Burnley in aid of Manchester Royal Children’s Hospital and Burnley Handicapped Children’s Fellowship.

Photo by David Gorton

Photo of the Day: February 17th

David Gorton has sent in this photo of the sun trying to peep through the clouds over Barrowford reservoir.

Photo by Patrick McCann

Photo of the Day: February 16th

Patrick McCann has shared this lovely photo of Towneley Hall he captured whilst walking around the grounds.

Photo by Kurtis Baker

Photo of the Day: February 15th

Kurtis Baker has shared this photo he took of Burnley viaduct next to Burnley College.

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