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Not so emotional downloads

Music might be the food of love but it’s also the soundtrack to many a dodgy memory throughout my life.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - April 20, 2017

There’s a pair of stone-washed blue jeans hanging up in my wardrobe that I’ve been unable to squeeze into for years. Yet it doesn’t seem long ago that a slimmer, younger man slipped into such gear, to later stand staring across disco dance-floors, weighing up romantic possibilities.

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Nappy sacks can pose a danger to babies.

The Thing Is with Steve Canavan

She probably needs her nappy changing - will you do it?’

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Resurrection is not fake news

Every year at Easter the media tries the same tricks.

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Female racegoers react in the crowd during day one of the Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 6, 2017. See PA story RACING Aintree. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

A fabulous time had by all

It’s that time of year when race-goers top up their tans, shoehorn on towering shoes, spend a fortune on glamorous frocks, hours getting hair curled and arranging hats at perfect tilt... only to be tabloid-shamed the next day necking champagne then plummeting from high heels, exposing their nether regions and generally humiliated via unflattering photography.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - April 6, 2017

There were a few neighbours at my bus stop, discussing that train strike threatening this Saturday’s Grand National.

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The Thing Is with Steve Canavan

The Thing Is with Steve Canavan

I would never judge people for the hobbies in which they indulge- indeed both Mrs Canavan and I are enthusiastic attendees of the local swingers club - but one thing I have never quite understood is naturism.

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Bring passion to our parks

As a youngster, I remember going to the Abbey cinema in Liverpool to see the biblical epic, King of Kings, starring Jeffrey Hunter as Jesus.

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Martin Compston, Adrian Dunbar and Vicky McClure in Line of Duty

Line of Duty - Fact is, this is the best drama on TV

Apparently, we are living in a post-truth world, one in which the truth can be anything you like, as long as it fits your own view of the world.

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Nicola Adam

How words changed my life

When I was a small girl, I was so desperately lacking in confidence I was almost invisible.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word in Your Ear - March 30, 2017

You should write about all the comedians we have living here on the Fylde, bringing us more humour into life,” said the chap next to me at my Great Marton local, Blackpool’s oldest pub the Saddle Inn.

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Visits to a dermatology specialist and herbal practitioners as a youth had little positive effect

The Thing Is with Steve Canavan

I am 41-years-old and yet the other day woke up to discover a spot of quite epic proportions on my chin.

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster dedicates the new stained glass window at St Lukes Church, in Staining

Column: Timeless beauty of stained glass windows

A recent visit to St Luke’s Church, in Staining, turned out to be quite different than I had expected.
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Members of the public during the candlelight vigil in Trafalgar Square, London to remember those who lost their lives in the Westminster terrorist attack. Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

Finding way from the terror

I wasn’t going to write about the terror attack in London.

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The Throwdown finalists - Richard, Clover and Ryan

The Great Pottery Throwdown - The natural successor to Bake-Off's crown

It may have escaped your notice, but the BBC recently lost the jewel in its primetime crown – The Great British Bake-Off. The Beeb has been running auditions for “the next Bake-Off” for some time now – many with some arrangement of the words ‘Great’, ‘British’, ‘Challenge’ and ‘Off’ in the title.

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Road to faith can be a rocky one

Last weekend a group of women aged between 16 and 40 attended a special one-day conference in Lancashire entitled ‘Discerning Women’ to listen to Libby Lane, the first woman appointed as a bishop in the Church of England.

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Dr David Wrigley

'Our health care is at its greatest point of crisis'

Lancashire GP Dr David Wrigley is a senior member of the British Medical Association. In a personal view, he outlines the crisis health and social care confronting doctors’ surgeries and hospitals
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Are we all returning to apes?

We are (re)turning into apes

Stark naked and running through the hills and hunting for sustenance.

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Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon) is on the warpath in The Last Kingdom

The Last Kingdom - political plotting amid the Brian Blessed bellowing

At a time when the United Kingdom seems intent on ripping itself apart, it’s a good time for a drama which shows how the kingdoms became united in the first place.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - March 16, 2017

A couple of friends at my local are struggling with close relatives suffering dementia. My mother went the same way and it got us talking.

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