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Dear 1990s, can we have our lives back? (Thanks for internaut)

You don’t actually need to be that old to remember the advent of internet, which celebrates it’s 25th birthday this week with so -called ‘Internaut day’.

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The  2015 Airgamez base jumping event took place on Blackpool promenade, with base jumpers launching themselves over the beach from a 300ft crane

Uk’s only base-jumping festival hits Blackpool

The UK’s only base-jumping festival is coming to Blackpool this month.

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Gazette reporter Steve Canavan.

The Thing Is with Steve Canavan - August 19, 2016

We stayed in a lovely little cottage during our recent holiday in Donegal but discovered that – due to a slight booking error on my part – the bedroom had two single beds in it, which couldn’t be moved.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - August 19, 2016

We weren’t too excited at Edmonds Towers about the Rio Olympics. It seemed, like soccer’s World Cup, an expensive international PR exercise, with Third World countries staging events where money could be much better spent.

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Are we really a world of bitter and bigoted haters?

I hate to be so glum on this summery week, but I am feeling quite worn down by the haters of the world, creeping out from under their rocks in a bid to make other people miserable or to dilute their sunshine.

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Roger Lloyd

Politically Correct by Roger Lloyd

Fracking ‘could have impact’ on Fylde birds

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Gillian Parkinson, editor

Gazette Viewpoint: We all need to think before we comment

There are many wonderful and positive actions which have come from social media.

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Laura Kuenssberg presented Brexit: The Battle for Britain

Brexit bunglers were in it for themselves

It’s been a strange summer, politically speaking. Westminster seems to have gone through some sort of collective spasm, a funny turn of epic proportions, all caused by the referendum on whether or not Britain should stay in the European Union.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - August 11, 2016

I felt rather uneasy to see soaring blocks of new flats rising in central Manchester, when we visited last weekend.

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The Thing Is with Steve Canavan - August 11, 2016

The Thing Is with Steve Canavan - August 11, 2016

Earlier this week I went on a ferry for the first time since 1987. Embarking on another holiday – I’m rivalling Judith Chalmers this summer – Mrs Canavan and I drove to Stranraer to catch the boat to Belfast, en route to our final destination of Donegal (where, incidentally, we spent a week watching the rain hammer against the window of our rented cottage, while playing Scrabble and pretending we were having a good time).

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Man and woman are created equal. Discuss

Sometimes I feel proud to live in such forward-thinking, modern times, where men and women are created equal but with all their glorious differences, or something.

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Kim Kardashian wannabe Jordan on Body Freaks: Old Face, New Face

Channel 5 is caught in ever decreasing celebrity circles

In the olden days, you had to have done something really amazing to be called a celebrity.

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Ken Cridland, Blackpool Against the Cuts

Politically Correct by Ken Cridland

Ignoring problems led to vote to leave Europe

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Soundtrack to my mum’s life

When you lose a parent, flashbacks can come along at funny times but ultimately, make you feel closer to that individual who brought you into the world.

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The Thing Is With Steve Canavan - August 4, 2016

The Thing Is With Steve Canavan - August 4, 2016

As part of our honeymoon, Mrs Canavan and I ventured to a place called Angkor Wat.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - August 4, 2016

What japes, boys and girls, a big-screen version of classic children’s adventure story Swallows and Amazons is out later this month.

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David Collett who is campaigning against the scrapping of NHS bursaries for nurses

Politically Correct by David Collett

Axed bursary is vital for training of nurses

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Anna Richardson hosts Channel 4s new dating show Naked Attraction, which started last week

After Naked Attraction, Channel 4 really needs to get its kit on

Clothes. Doncha just hate ’em? Nasty, itchy, uncomfortable things. Why do we do it to ourselves, you know? Why do we encase ourselves in old sheep cast-offs, or flexible plastics?

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The Thing Is with Steve Canavan - July 28, 2016

The Thing Is with Steve Canavan - July 28, 2016

In Cambodia – where I went on honeymoon – there is a curious spectacle: lots of older Western men walking around with rather attractive young local women on their arms.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - July 28, 2016

Over recent columns I have written a lot about pride: in our neighbourhood; our country, even ourselves. But shame remains all around us.

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