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Music, food and art are highlights of popular annual village event

The 43rd Worsthorne annual Art and Crafts fair begins on Saturday (July 29th).

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Our Summer Together by Fanny Blake

Book review: Our Summer Together by Fanny Blake

Even women of ‘a certain age’ need a second chance at life… and no one knows that better than Fanny Blake.

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The earthwuake has claimed the lives of two people on the Greek island of Kos.

Nelson man: Turkey earthquake a "surreal" experience

A Nelson man has described how images of recent tragedies flashed through his mind as he was caught in the recent earthquake that struck Turkey and Greece, killing two people.
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Liam Cavanagh front, and Lewis Pugh (just seen) during dress rehearsal. (s)

Teens on vintage form at retro show

Memory lane was the catwalk last fortnight for these fashionistas strutting their creative talents for a good cause.
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The Blessed Trinity students with their book.

Blessed Trinity authors claim Community Education Award

Pupils at Blessed Trinity College in Burnley have ‘put out’ all other competition in this year’s Community Education Awards, stealing the show with their fire-safety book titled 'Hazardous Harry'.
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Travel, trivia and walks on the wild side

Book reviews: Travel, trivia and walks on the wild side

As the school holidays take off, get ready for summer fun with a galaxy of gorgeous new children’s books.

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Harry (right) presenting the cheque to Pendleside Hospice.

70-year-old's Birthday donation to Pendleside Hospice

A benevolent Burnley septuagenarian has shirked the tradition of asking for presents on his 70th birthday, instead asking that all in attendance at his birthday bash make a donation to Pendleside Hospice.

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The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker

Book review: The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker

Bone-chilling, ingenious and gut-wrenching, this stunning crime thriller should come with a warning… the author has a track record for graphic horror!

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An almond for a parrot

Book review: An Almond for a Parrot by Wray Delaney

Meet the amazing Tully Truegood, captivating courtesan, purveyor of dark magic… and currently only a heartbeat away from the gallows.
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50 Years of Rolling Stone: The Music, Politics and People that Changed Our Culture by Rolling Stone and Jann S. Wenner

Book review: 50 Years of Rolling Stone: The Music, Politics and People that Changed Our Culture by Rolling Stone and Jann S. Wenner

No stone has been left unturned in celebrating the landmark anniversary of a magazine which has covered and – some devotees would say – helped to shape the world around it.
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Students from Blessed Trinity with their Jewson Health and Safety Award for their book Hazardous Harry.

Young writers burn off their rivals to win top award

Novice authors at a Burnley high school were on fire in a national competition.

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Barbara McHallam with her latest novel, Matches.

Cancer survivor author releases latest novel

A Burnley author who beat breast cancer whilst undertaking a degree in history as a mature student has released her third novel centred around overcoming domestic violence.

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The Rome Affair by Karen Swan

Book review: The Rome Affair by Karen Swan

If your secret desire is for a travelling companion who promises mystery, drama and passion, then head off to the Eternal City with master storyteller Karen Swan.

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Rooted in Evil by Ann Granger

Book review: Rooted in Evil by Ann Granger

When a man is found with his brains blown out in a woodland clearing, it looks like an open-and-shut case of suicide.

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Ava and Kendall Jackson (four) from the Burnley studio. (s)

Tiny dancing duo steal the show

Two fearless four year-olds melted hearts to win over an audience of around 400 people when a Burnley and Colne dance school gave its first ever independent show.

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Dive Scapa Flow by Rod MacDonald

Book review: Dive Scapa Flow by Rod MacDonald

Scapa Flow is one of the world’s greatest wreck diving sites. The history behind it is just incredible.

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Graham Parrington with his debut novel, Murder by Pencil.

From Peaky Blinders to Murder by Pencil: Burnley author's debut novel has "a bit of everything"

Having graced the screen in award-winning shows such as Peaky Blinders and Porridge, a Burnley actor has penned and published his debut novel, a crime thriller based in Las Vegas.

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The Women Who Flew for Hitler by Clare Mulley

Book review: The Women Who Flew for Hitler by Clare Mulley

While Hitler and his Nazis made plans to conquer Europe, two unconventional German women were making names for themselves as daring flying aces.

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Corpus by Rory Clements

Book review: Corpus by Rory Clements

The past few years have seen divisions opening up across society as Europe and America experience huge political changes.
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The Woman in the Wood by Lesley Pearse

Book review: The Woman in the Wood by Lesley Pearse

Twenty-four years after her first novel hit the shelves, much-loved author Lesley Pearse has become something of a publishing sensation.

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