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Politically Correct by John Singleton

Crime fighters forced to be social workers

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Tim Roth stars as serial killer John Reginald Christie in the new BBC drama Rillington Place

Rillington Place - Tim Roth reaches new levels of creepy, but Samantha Morton steals the show in serial killer drama

It’s that time of the year – and that type of weather – which means the days never seem to get properly light.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - December 1, 2016

December is here and heavy frosts make a previously distant Christmas suddenly real.

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The Thing Is with Steve Canavan - December 1, 2016

The Thing Is with Steve Canavan - December 1, 2016

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Transforming life on earth is the most important guide

Recently in the news was a 14 year-old girl who won permission from the High Court for her body to be cryogenically preserved.

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Cat Smith - Labour candidate for Lancaster and Fleetwood

Politically Correct by Cat Smith

Pension age change is a struggle for women

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Danny Dyer confounded expectations in Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are? A compelling journey with ruff diamond Danny Dyer

Danny Dyer. He’s the living embodiment of chirpy Cockney sparrer-dom, isn’t he? Star of countless films about moody geezers and football hooligans, current landlord of TV’s most dramatic boozer the Queen Vic – if you cut him, he probably bleeds jellied eels.

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Are we bargain-lovers or just plain gullible?

Even I, celebrated Grinch of our town, am failing to withstand the torrent of festive bunkum being levelled at our minds, our inboxes, our eyeballs, but mainly our purses as December beckons.

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The Thing Is with Steve Canavan - November 24, 2016

The Thing Is with Steve Canavan - November 24, 2016

Despite the fact I am – fingers crossed – to become a father in a few months’ time, I must confess that I know absolutely nothing about the whole giving birth malarkey.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - November 24, 2016

The other day I was surprised and flattered to be invited to St Mary’s College to discuss with sixth formers how Blackpool has changed over years.

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Reality of life away from glitz of the ballroom

Strictly Come Dancing has become one of those TV shows that really captures the imagination and is good entertainment for huge numbers of people across the nation.
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James May drives another fast car in The Grand Tour

The Grand Tour - Clarkson can't get out of first gear

When the BBC declined to renew Jeremy Clarkson’s contract in the wake of the Top Gear presenter’s well-publicised bout of fisticuffs with a producer, there was huge outcry.

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Chinstrap penguins and their chicks cover the slope of Zavodovski Island, an active volcano in the Southern Ocean

Planet Earth II - A bit like the Apprentice, but with penguins

Sometimes, in my darker moments, I feel like one of the chinstrap penguins of Zavadovski island.

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Tackling emergence of ‘trumped-up’ news

I think it is safe to say it is increasingly difficult to identify what is or is not true online and across social media.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - November 17, 2016

Remembrance weekend always makes me appreciate the life we now enjoy, thanks to the brave sacrifices and determined efforts of others.

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The Thing Is with Steve Canavan - November 17, 2016

The Thing Is with Steve Canavan - November 17, 2016

Mrs Canavan and I won’t be going on another night out until at least February.

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Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw

Politically Correct by Clive Grunshaw

New plan is a blueprint for future of policing

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Dear 2016, we’ve had enough already

Ah, 2016, you still have a month and half to go and already you have proved yourself a tricky,memorable , cruel companion.

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Where the sun shines

Where the sun shines

As the drama of a looming Brexit takes another dramatic turn in the High Courts, over in Spain the sun is shining.

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