Author: Jo Dearden
Transport yourself back through the mists of time. Way, way back, to October 2014, and picture this scene.Read the full story..
It all started with the film Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory. When my six-year-old self saw it for the first time I couldn’t get over the fact that singing was part of the story. Coming from a tone-deaf family, it seemed crazy…but I loved it.Read the full story..
Sonny Ashworth from Rawtenstall in Lancashire is 16 years old. In August 2012 he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML).Read the full story..
Originally produced as an afternoon play for Radio 4, Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster intersperses Sylvia Lancaster’s verbatim recollections of her murdered daughter Sophie with the spellbinding poems of Simon ArmitageRead the full story..
Many, many years ago the 14-year-old me set off on an adventure with three friends. It was the first time we’d been allowed to go to Manchester on our own.Read the full story..
Where can you see a tiger and python locked in a terrifying embrace, a baby African elephant and a genuine shrunken head? At The Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery in Rawtenstall in the heart of the Rossendale Valley.Read the full story..
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Halloween looks a little different this year but we’re still excited to see the return of Manchester’s giant monster inflatables, created by artists @filthylukerart and Pedro Estrellas of Designs in Air. #MCRMONSTERS northernsoul.me.uk/photo-gall… pic.twitter.com/r3RuCuNwYw
…and the downright bewildering Piers Morgan to Sir Cliff Richard: "You’re 80, but you look 50". Viewers to their TVs: "No, he bloody well doesn’t!" ‘Life Stories’ ITV Sundays, 9pm
The Bad ‘The Search’. Little Mix recycled talent show. Judges weep while ditching an act (the point of the show), losers declare ‘You ain’t seen the last of us’ (yes, we have) & screeching Melladaze go off like a car alarm in their second chance performance. BBC1 Saturdays, 7pm