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A night in July that lifted the Olympic spirit

The world is going to hell in a handcart. Terror attacks on the Cote d’Azur, coups in Turkey, a tangerine in a toupee has won the Republican nomination for President of the USA.

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

I’m off to get drunk in public after midnight

I’ve never been one to like being told what to do - it started as a child with the bolognese bit in spaghetti and hours spent sulking at the table until the plate developed a coating of mould.

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The Thing Is with Steve Canavan - July 21, 2016

The Thing Is with Steve Canavan - July 21, 2016

No matter how much older and therefore wiser, you’d think, I grow, I still can’t shake my fear of flying.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - July 21, 2016

It was heartening to read that Australia is seeking more direct business with us in Britain again, as we emerge from all that red tape of Europe.

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Dave Flanagan - Chairman of Blackpool Centre for the Unemployed and GMB Trade Unionist

Politically Correct by Dave Flanagan

Charities have a vital role to play in society

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The Thing Is with Steve Canavan - July 14, 2016

The Thing Is with Steve Canavan - July 14, 2016

It was Mrs Canavan’s birthday recently and, being a soppy old fool, I decided to get her a present.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - July 14, 2016

What a difference half a lifetime can make, not least to my home city of Manchester, which we revisited this week.

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Girl in power but girlpower has a lot of work to do yet

This is all fast moving water under the bridges of Westminster now, but it has been an interesting week in gender politics.

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Coun Derek Robertson

Politically Correct by Derek Robertson - July 13, 2016

We must tackle issue of children in care

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Jon and Laura gave up all their possessions  including clothes  when they appeared in Life Stripped Bare

Roll up, roll up, gawp at the naked people

Anyone remember, back in the days when Channel 5 was all about films, football and another f-word we’re not allowed to mention in a family newspaper, a gameshow called Naked Jungle?

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The Thing Is with Steve Canavan - July 7, 2016

The Thing Is with Steve Canavan - July 7, 2016

Because (my old English teacher would go berserk at me for starting a sentence with ‘because’, but he died seven years ago so I’m going to risk it) I am a happy kind of soul who thinks it is simply good manners to talk to others, I have a habit of making conversation with anyone who is unfortunate enough to run into my path.

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A Word In Your Ear - July 7th, 2016

We’ve just returned from a week in Cornwall at Newquay. Funny how childhood holiday memories are always of sunshine. Last week, only people wearing wetsuits braved the foaming waves, while gale-force Atlantic winds whipped around our seafront hotel.

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Newsroom detox became refreshing move all round

So the big move has taken place here at LEP Towers and it is has so far proven to be positive for all the teams based here for our titles across the North West.

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Vice chairman for Blackpool South Constituency Labour Party

Politically Correct by Simon Cartmell

Resort has benefitted from EU for decades

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Charlotte Appleby (CHARLOTTE SPENCER) and Nathan Appleby (COLIN MORGAN) battle spooks and spirits in The Living and the Dead

We plough the fields and shiver

It is a time of change. Uncertainty is gripping the nation, throttling new thought and leaving the working man and woman in a state of limbo.

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

I once saw a ghost and it’s caught on CCTV, honest

As our country loudly undergoes remarkable and baffling change, here in the newsroom we are quietly preparing for a much quieter change of our own.

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Prime Minister David Cameron speaks outside 10 Downing Street, London

EU result ‘does not mean we are doomed’

By Coun Tony Williams

Leader of the Conservatives on Blackpool Council

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Kay Day, family mediator, awaits the arrival of clients at Surrey Family and Mediation Services

Breaking up is hard to do - whether it's your husband, or Europe

The United Kingdom is about to launch itself into a messy divorce from the European Union.

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Anarchy in the UK is coming sometime soon

Scotland is gone, forget about it. A second referendum will be along in due course and, God willing, the Scots will not make the same mistake twice.

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Turning the pages on my summer of discontent

It may just be me but I’m struggling to garner much enthusiasm for the three biggest talking points of summer - the EU Referendum, Euro 2016 and the upcoming Olympics.

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