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Column: Like all hot air he will pass

Do you remember that scene in rom-com Love Actually when Hugh Grant as PM snubbed the entire USA because the president chatted up his girl?

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - January 12, 2017

Social media has its critics but helps us keep in touch, reassuring us we’re not alone.

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The Thing is With Steve Canavan - January 12, 2017

The Thing is With Steve Canavan - January 12, 2017

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Ken Cridland

Politically Correct by Ken Cridland

Pension age must be fair for every person

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Scales of justice will swing towards protecting those with things to hide if new legislation is enacted

Column: No bark and no bite if press hounds muzzled

After more than two decades as a member of Her Majesty’s Press one of the main joys of newspaper life remains those days when we make a difference.

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Robson Green followed in the footsteps sort of  of Robinson Crusoe in a documentary on ITV

Robson Crusoe: A Surprising Adventure - One goes mad on an island

When I was a boy, I wanted to be a soldier, or a policeman, or possibly Alan Kennedy, the moustachioed, tightly-permed left-back of the all-conquering Liverpool team of the early 1980s.

TV and Film
The best return of Christmas  Outnumbered

The BBC wins the Christmas TV war

It’s Christmas, the time of year when tradition dictates we give gifts, eat way too much and ignore all the other TV channels and watch the BBC.

TV and Film
Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Soundtrack to my life so far

It’s taken until now for me to realise the true impact that the music and lyrics of the late George Michael’s work has had upon my life.

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The majestic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco has a curious history

The Thing Is with Steve Canavan - January 5, 2017

If you are the kind of person fascinated by bridges and the stories behind their design and build, then I suggest you take a long, hard look at your life and perhaps join a local club or get a hobby.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - January 5, 2017

Today sees an end of Christmas for many as they take down decorations for the 12th day, though others already have as they return to work to refill the coffers.

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Danny Scott, Conservative councillor, Warbreck Ward, Blackpool Council

Politically Correct by Danny Scott

Missed opportunities and your money wasted

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Day I was locked up and not a single person missed me

When I first moved into Bishop’s House more than 10 years ago, I stood at the front door directing operations.

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Enterprise Centre Blackpool

Year of enterprise sees 65 entrepreneurs get started

A scheme designed to help people in Blackpool start out on the road to becoming an entrepreneur has celebrated a bumper year.

Business
Gregg Wallace and Cherry Healey went Inside the Christmas Factory this week

The ever-present Gregg Wallace is like an unwanted Christmas gift

As the old song goes, ‘I wish it could be Christmas every day’, but for TV’s most famous baldie, Gregg Wallace, I think it probably is.

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Hope for a world where truth always prevails

The year 2016 has managed to punch truth in the face.

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Stirrings of a festive spirit

It has come to my attention that for the decade-plus that I’ve been a columnist in various newspapers,I have been unable to resist the annual path to Grinch-ness that sees me complaining relentlessly against the pressures of the season.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - December 22, 2016

My local at Great Marton was crowded with festive revellers when it happened.

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The Thing Is With Steve Canavan - December 22, 2016

The Thing Is With Steve Canavan - December 22, 2016

My mother (if you’re reading mum, please don’t continue past this point; no, seriously, stop reading now...) has always been slightly bonkers, but I do believe she’s getting worse.

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Paul Maynard-MP for Blackpool North and Cleveleys.

Politically Correct by Paul Maynard

Divert a few shopping pounds to local champs

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Day a delivery man walked up the aisle during a service

I have succumbed this year to internet shopping and as the brown parcels arrive I am reminded of the strange Sunday visit of a man from Amazon with a parcel for the bishop.

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