Lockdown reads: Blood on his hands by Ian …

The gripping new DI Carmichael thriller by Ian McFadyen is my recommended read for this week. If there is one benefit to being locked down…

Books: Call me star girl by Louise Beech – …

I’m a crime and psychological fiction-lover and a radio presenter – so how could I not read Louise Beech’s Call me star girl which combines…

Book review: The White scorpion by Rob Sinclair

Flawed action hero James Ryker is back in The White Scorpion – latest in the thriller series from author Rob Sinclair. Reviewed by Nicola Adam.

Books: Bella Figura; How to live, love and …

It seems appropriate that I met the author of this work by chance in Milan, the most stylish of cities, in the country she now…

Sara Cox interview: Bonding over chips and gravy …

Her dulcet tones grace the airwaves every teatime on  BBC Radio 2, she has a new TV show on the cards and this week her…

LLO Chat: From radio and panto star to …

Gemma Ray and I go back to a time she ruled the local airwaves and I penned the news stories. We became friends after we…

LLO Chat: From shattered Olympic swimming dreams to …

Sometimes you meet someone who puts all your problems into context, particularly when she’s still smiling every day. I met Sophie through Chorley 102.8FM where…