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The Thing Is with Steve Canavan

If you are eating a sandwich or indeed any type of food, I suggest you put it to one side and return to it later.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - July 20, 2017

We appreciate a bit of culture occasionally but don’t care to travel far. Last week we switched on those popular Proms televised from the Royal Albert Hall.

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Last group of Priests ordained by Bishop of Lancaster Rt Rev Geoff  Pearson earlier this month bid him a fond farewell after the service at Blackburn Cathedral

Column: A simple message as retirement looms

It is very easy for the concept of love to be vague and sentimental. To avoid this trap in the New Testament there is something practical and challenging about the expression ‘one another’.

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Aasma Day

Punny shop names are the best!

As someone whose livelihood depends on words, I always appreciate clever and witty wordplay.

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Aasma Day

Only Beckingham Palace fit for this princess ...

Life may not be a fairytale, but those of us with daughters feel we’ve been blessed with a princess.

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Ask your mum, dear

As the proud auntie of three rapidly-growing nieces and a nephew, I have fallen into the role of indulgent friend, the lady who cossets, treats and sends them home exhausted with new and exciting habits like watching TV in bed, chocolate muffins for breakfast and looking at tablets way past their two-hour daily limits.

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The Thing Is with Steve Canavan

The Thing Is with Steve Canavan

Victory at post office was worth waiting for

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - July 13, 2017

It was a day to make you proud of Blackpool and our holiday coast as Stanley Park marked its 90th birthday.

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The uniting sounds of summer

I absolutely love Wimbledon.

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Don't always look on the bright side of life

One aspect of our modern culture I struggle with is this over emphasis on our virtues of positive thinking.

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Grenfell shows the best of community spirit

I do think that it was a big ask for many of the ensuing problems around the Grenfell Tower disaster to be solved overnight.

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Is Napercise the next big thing?

Don’t drown while doing your downward dog

I balance carefully on my knees and hands, pulling in my core muscles, while a tiny goat balances on its little trotters on my back..

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The Thing Is with Steve Canavan

The Thing Is with Steve Canavan

I was in a bakery the other day, buying bread (I won’t, in case you’re wondering, be entering that opening line in the ‘2017 Most Exciting Start To A Newspaper Column’ awards).

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - June 29, 2017

We were trying out a new steakhouse in St Annes the other evening and it reminded me how eating out and lifestyles had changed over years.

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Hot metal box holiday fun

Hot metal box holiday fun

It’s the time of year where we all throw our skimpiest items of clothing, gallons of expensive creams and lotions plus multiple electrical items into a bag..

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Importance of the right hat

Recently I texted somebody on a Saturday. They replied on the Monday with profuse apologies explaining that they turn their phone off over the weekend.

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Aasma Day

A whole new meaning to the kiss of life

Want to know the secret of eternal youth? Pucker up and start smooching!

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson. Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Young people do still have faith

We are living in troubled times and there is certainly a sombre national mood as, at the time of writing, we wake to yet another atrocity in London.

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Aasma Day

May I suggest timing is everything ...

Ask any comedian, chef or sportsman and they’ll tell you that timing is everything.

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The Thing Is with Steve Canavan

The Thing Is with Steve Canavan

As someone so petrified of flying I inspect all the wheels before take-off and fret if the captain is too young - inexperienced, might mess up the landing - or too old - failing eyesight, may suffer heart-attack mid-flight - I viewed with horror the photographs of the plane that took off from Sydney for China the other day, then abruptly, if understandably, turned around when one of the engines blew up.

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