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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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The Thing Is with Steve Canavan

The Thing Is with Steve Canavan

Parenthood is fun? It doesn’t wash with me

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Angered at attack on bishop

Recently a family member shared her experiences of working in occupied Palestine where she lived with local communities, participated in daily activities and gave voice to local groups working non-violently for peace.

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Are you a humble bragger?

If only you were my real friend

Look, I know only my real friends will share this column, but I really need the money to buy chocolate.

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Ant Middleton leads the crew in Channel 4s Mutiny

Mutiny - Captain Haddock versus Captain Wazzock

I blame Bear Grylls. Ever since he burst on to our TV screens around 10 years ago, eating locusts and drinking his own bodily fluids, there have been a whole raft of TV shows featuring man’s (and it usually is men) battle against the elements, nature and his own ego.
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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - March 9, 2017

Last Sunday saw one of my rare appearances at church. “Thought I heard a thunder clap!” joked a warden, spotting me.

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The Thing Is With Steve Canavan

The Thing Is With Steve Canavan

Chest a minute... this wasn’t in a baby guide!

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Bishop of Lancaster, Rt Rev. Geoff Pearson, gets down to work shoe shining in Bishop Auckland while Hannah Boyd, Curate at Layton St Mark's, Blackpool, chats to his client

Column: Shining shoes and a flash mob is all in a day’s work for a bishop

The northern bishops, with their mission teams, have been on mission together again - this time to the North East.

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Colin Maycock Bispham ward councillor

Politically Correct by Colin Maycock

Working to protect the
townscape of our town

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Selfie-love not crime but art

They are hidden deep down in my chest of personal memories, the photographs that chronicle my childhood as an awkward, shy child with a really, really, bad haircut.

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Olivia Colman and David Tennant are back on the beach in Broadchurch

Broadchurch - A promising return to form

So, here we are then, swooshing over the golden cliffs of Dorset on our way to Broadchurch (ITV, Mondays, 9pm), the restless sea surging on to the beach below. If this third series of the police drama had started anything like the second, then I might have been tempted to chuck myself off those cliffs.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - March 2, 2017

Lent began yesterday and I’m taking strong measures – by giving up beer.

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Steve Canavan, wife Liz and baby Mary Betty

The Thing Is with Steve Canavan

Three things happened this week. We had some new internal doors fitted (pricey but rather nice); someone stole our blue bin (the perpetrator really needs to up their game; I mean the TV or jewellery fair enough, but the place where we put our empty yoghurt cartons?); and after nine months of sickness, flatulence and heartburn (and that was just me), Mrs Canavan had a baby.

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Good, bad and ugly of the beautiful game

There are some positive football stories around.

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