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Politically Correct by Martyn Coyne

Government wants to ‘push’ on with fracking

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Born inequality

Does it matter where you are born?

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Natalie Brown (SAN BROOKE), Julie Bushby (SHERIDAN SMITH), Karen Matthews (GEMMA WHELAN), the three women at the centre of BBC drama The Moorside

The Moorside - A brave attempt to redress the balance

We have often been told that there’s nothing such as society, and that we no longer have a sense of community.
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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - February 16, 2017

This week’s column is about passion. Valentine’s has just passed, of course, but She Who Knows and myself celebrated it early – on Saturday.

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Fire at North Pier Blackpool  19/06/1938.
Firemen tackle the blaze
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Published 20/06/38

The Thing Is with Steve Canavan - February 16, 2017

Impending emergency led to 999 discovery

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Dealing with the death of a child

Recently a seven month old baby died after an eventful short life.

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Artist's impression of the proposed new conference centre for Blackpool

Politically Correct by Michele Scott

Investment is welcome but still plenty to do

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George Barmby was the man in focus in Confessions of the Paparazzi

Confessions of the Paparazzi - Truth and lies through a lens

Journalists, ironically, rarely get a good press these days. As a trade, we usually come bottom of those ‘most trustworthy profession’ polls, sharing the wooden spoon with estate agents.

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Nicola Adam

No house in the sun for us

There’s a reason that those TV shows do so well – you know – the ones featuring ordinary-looking but inexplicably well-off people buying houses in the country or the sun with their many multiples of half a million pounds.

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Members of the Garstang and Knott End Light Railway group at Hackensall Crossing, Knott End, with the part of the route to Knott End behind them

Garstang to Knott End rail revival plans back on track

Railway revivalists are to launch a campaign which could see part of an almost forgotten rail route restored.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - February 9, 2017

News of a veg crisis didn’t spur us into panic. Some stores might be limiting shoppers to three lettuces per person and rationing broccoli because of poor harvests in Spain, but there was no rioting here in Great Marton.

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A cat carefully uses its litter tray. Sadly Percy was not so lucky with his business

The Thing Is with Steve Canavan

It was a cat-astrophe
... all over the kitchen

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Swearing by having good habits

A recent study produced a list of the 50 worst habits of our nation.  I wonder how many of them you would be able to tick off?

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Coun Karen Henshaw, Liberal Democrat councillor for Kilnhouse ward on Fylde Council

Politically Correct by Karen Henshaw

We’re small in number but we’re big in spirit

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Time to take me to the vets

Time to take me to the vets

With news that even pets now have their own electronic fitness tracking device technology, I thought I better get in on the trend before even bunnies and tortoises start overtaking me on the pavement and sporting skin so healthy and glowing you can see them in the dark.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - February 2, 2017

Sporting heroes are not all famous, nor do they all fit the athletic image. Those who affect our lives most are ordinary people making a difference locally, often through voluntary effort.

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The Thing Is with Steve Canavan - February 2, 2017

The Thing Is with Steve Canavan - February 2, 2017

I wrote about telephones last week, which prompted a reader by the name of Joan to write in.

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: ‘Let no-one despise your youth’

As I move towards the last six months in post, following the recent announcement of my retirement, I am prompted to think about passing on the baton to the next generation.

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Coun Alistair Humphreys

Partnerships mean we can do more for people

Politically Correct by Alistair Humphreys

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The Silent Witness team. From left, Jack Hodgson [DAVID CAVES], Nikki Alexander [EMILIA FOX], Thomas Chamberlain (RICHARD LINTERN), and Clarissa Mullery [LIZ CARR]

Silent Witness is flogging a dead horse

Is there a better way of beating the January blues than settling down in front of the TV and enjoying a good mystery drama, cup of cocoa in one hand, pack of digestive biscuits in the other?
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