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Thanks love, but my name is Nicola

We’ve all been there. When a complete stranger calls you ‘love’ or ‘darling’, how do you react?

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - September 26, 2016

I’VE been watching myself on TV. Well, it was actually on YouTube and not really me, but someone similar.

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Are we mean or green?

The late, great, HG Wells once said “moral indignation is jealousy with a halo”.

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Robert Glenister as Bobby Day, Lesley Sharp as Lucy Cannonbury, Dino Fetscher as Alec Wayfield, and Indira Varma as Nina Suresh in ITVs drama Paranoid

They are paranoid, and I am out to get them

The coppers in the new crime drama Paranoid (ITV, Thursdays, 9pm) are a bit of a rum lot.

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The Thing Is with Steve Canavan - September 22, 2016

The Thing Is with Steve Canavan - September 22, 2016

I’m at an age now where I have to buy things like ankle supports.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - September 22, 2016

Today is the start of autumn, arguably the season when our trees are at their most colourful.

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Sarah Finlayson.

Politically Correct by Sarah Finlayson

Paralympians deserve to get equal recognition

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I did it!

Ride Across Britain Day 9: I made it!

So. 970 miles, 23 counties, three countries, two lost toenails, one strapped knee and a really sore backside later - but I made it across Britain on my bike.

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Base camp in the shadow of Ben Nevis

Ride Across Britain Day 8: The end is in sight

The end is well and truly in sight now.

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Some of the beautiful scenes on day 7 of my ride across Britain.

Ride Across Britain Day 7: An awe inspiring day in the saddle

We are more than 700 miles in but things keep getting better.

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Scotland

Ride Across Britain Day 6: The home straight

Then three became one.

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Lucinda Chambers, the undoubted star of Absolutely Fashion: Inside British Vogue

A peek behind the skirts of the grand old lady of fashion

At one point in Absolutely Fashion – Inside British Vogue (BBC2, Thursdays, 9pm), the pony-tailed alien of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, airily waved a silver leather fingerless-gloved hand and said: “We are always thinking about today, not yesterday. There is no credit in the past.”
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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

The tiny panda rolling over is cute but really....

It has been one of those weeks when I want to shout ‘get some perspective, people’ then retreat back to my cave with a large gin and tonic and a grumpy look on my face.

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Shap Fell

Ride Across Britain Day 5: My toughest day yet

There are tough days. But this was another level.
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The Thing Is with Steve Canavan - September 15, 2016

The Thing Is with Steve Canavan - September 15, 2016

“The best thing about this one,” said the salesman, while itching the tip of his nose with remarkably long fingernails, “is that it’s double doweled Sign of a good sofa – no nails, no glue, just damn good dowels.”

He stopped talking, clearly expecting a response.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - September 15, 2016

Ah, yes, here’s Sunday and peace reigns locally – at least until mid-day. No, I know today isn’t really the Sabbath. However, I wanted to introduce readers to my ‘day of rest’, thinking it might bring some spiritual peace to their working week.

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Getting close to my home county

Ride Across Britain Day 4: The best day yet

Not just because we are back on home soil in the northwest after cycling 105 miles from Ludlow in Shropshire to Haydock Racecourse.

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Coun Alan Vincent, Wyre Council

Politically Correct by Alan Vincent

Boundary changes will fix bias to Labour Party

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Welcome to Shropshire

Ride Across Britain Day 3: The highs and the lows

Easier day, they said.
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Cheddar Gorge

Ride Across Britain Day 2: We live in a stunning country

Two useful things were learned yesterday.

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