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The Thing Is with Steve Canavan

The other day I found myself dangling precariously from a rope halfway up the face of a cliff, approximately 50 feet off the ground, my whole body shaking with fear.

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Northern soul will prevail

Northern soul will prevail

Words cannot be sufficient for what has happened in Manchester.

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Sticks and stones are preferable

It’s a war on words that has seen no let up as the social media-led trend for feeling offended escalates to epic proportions.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - May 18, 2017

We were on the terrace of Blackpool Cricket Club at the weekend, at last enjoying local, summer sport in sunshine – well, some of the time.

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The Thing Is with Steve Canavan

The Thing Is with Steve Canavan

Cat play turned into 
kitchen sink drama

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Fighting Fake News

Our popularity may have waned but..

Journalists were once considered the second most unpopular professionals after estate agents.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - May 11, 2017

Beware the mean old Ogre of Coniston

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The Thing Is with Steve Canavan

The Thing Is with Steve Canavan

Having a splashing time with the water babies

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Lessons from The West Wing

Last Sunday morning I was interviewed on BBC Radio Lancashire about the forthcoming election.

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Toilet sign

Best times in the ladies loo

It’s a long established, unassailable fact that the best conversations, partying, gossip and general times on a night out are not to be had at the bar, or dancing like you just don’t care, but in the ladies’ bathroom with the more partygoers the better.

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If only clothes shopping was always like this....

The Thing Is with Steve Canavan

I was shopping the other day, or, to be more accurate, waiting patiently while Mrs Canavan tried on a variety of outfits.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - May 4, 2017

I was interested to see the Gazette’s special report last week about Blackpool ‘cutting back’ on services to grassed areas. Fortunately, Stanley Park still looks great thanks to its Friends group, though it isn’t marketed nearly enough.

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Don’t put up barriers to a happy home for children

Recently a social worker was criticised by a judge for telling a couple that it might be harder to place their baby son for adoption if he were baptised.

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Happiness is.. a good book

Happiness is.. a good book

I’m one of those strange people in shops and libraries who always lifts a book to the nose and sniffs.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - April 27, 2017

The other weekend I was at an old mate’s 70th birthday; next week it’s a 60th and, next month, my own birthday – though not a special one.

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The Thing Is With Steve Canavan

The Thing Is With Steve Canavan

My friend and I have put our names down to do a 65-mile walk in Wales in July.

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LOVEmyBEACH launch their '2 Minute Beach Clean' scheme at Fleetwood Beach Kiosk.  Pictured is Emma Whitlock from LOVEmyBEACH with Craig McOmish and Wyre mayor Terry Lees with volunteers from the Wyre Countryside Service.

Two-minute clean to help our coast

Could you spare two minutes of your day to help the environment?

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Kylie Minogue

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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