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COLUMN: Girls will not always be girls

In the latest attempt to even up the gender stakes, a new character is joining the Mr Men and Little Miss series - a female scientist.

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The Thing Is with Steve Canavan

The Thing Is with Steve Canavan

Going for meals in restaurants used to be so pleasant.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - November 23, 2017

I stared into my local past the other day, attending a talk and slide show at Stanley Park Visitor Centre.

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Aasma Day

Blabbing secrets by accident

‘Three may keep a secret ... if two of them are dead.’

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The cast of Love, Lies and Records, including Ashley Jensen (second right)

Love, Lies and Records - Love, lies and too much more

My kids used to like a book called The Busy World of Richard Scarry, in which animals dressed as humans scurried about, going to work or enjoying their leisure time, all being terribly busy and pressed for time.

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Winnie the pooh

COLUMN: Why are we all so horrid?

One  worrying side effect of our web generation is the increased opportunity to be perfectly horrid to each other.

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Take note of why 
I love this country!

Take note of why 
I love this country!

Mrs Canavan went to visit a friend of hers earlier in the week, parking her car, as you do, on the street outside.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - November 16, 2017

It was heartening to hear of a good turnout at Blackpool war memorialfor Sunday’s Remembrance Day – despite bitter cold.

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Nicola in her faithful car

COLUMN: Farewell my old friend

I never thought I was the sort of person who would grieve for the loss of an object that is completely unaware of my existence - as it’s a car

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The cast of the new BBC2 sitcom Motherland, including Diane Morgan (second left) and Anna Maxwell Martin (centre)

Motherland and The Detectorists herald a good time for new comedy

Comedy seems to be stuck in a timewarp at the moment – just look at the reboot of Porridge currently clogging up BBC1, or ponder the inexplicable success of Mrs Brown’s Boys, which attracts millions of viewers despite being as funny as a poke in the eye with a stick.

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The Thing Is with Steve Canavan

The Thing Is with Steve Canavan

I was idly watching television on a Sunday night recently – which I’m aware isn’t a riveting beginning but it’s as exciting as my social life gets these days.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - November 9, 2017

The other day saw me in early morning by Stanley Park lake. I was sat on one of those benches bearing tributes to loved ones and also thinking of nearest and dearest.

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Junction of Ambleside Road with Langdale Road

Police go to Blackpool school to hunt out vandals

Police are waging war against pintsized yobs after a spate of attacks in Mereside.
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Surfing bottlenose dolphins featured in the incredible Blue Planet II on BBC1 this week.

Blue Planet II - The very best of the BBC

It has been a central part of British life for almost a century, but the BBC seems to be under attack more than ever. The right thinks it’s a hotbed of leftist luvvies, while the left sees it as an organ of state-sponsored propaganda.

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Harvey Weinstein

COLUMN: The importance of #metoo

The phrase a ‘rolling stone gathers no moss’ seems to have been proven absolutely wrong in the past two weeks.

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The Thing Is with Steve Canavan

The Thing Is with Steve Canavan

I realised the other day that I’m not very good at having fun.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - November 2, 2017

It’s good to see renovation work continuing at the fabulous Winter Gardens, where the ceiling of the Empress Ballroom is being painstakingly repaired. Certainly it’s sad that some events have had to be cancelled or postponed. However, the best of our unique past must be preserved as an investment in our future.

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Aasma Day

Braving sickness and soldiering on ...

No matter how bad things get, you can always rely on the British to display a stiff upper lip and fortitude in the face of adversity.

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Jack Whitehall, Rosie Perez and Charity Wakefield in Bounty Hunters

Bounty Hunters - No laughs in this Whitehall farce

It’s often said that there’s a fine line between comedy and tragedy, Well, there’s an even finer line between comedy and comedy-drama. But what’s the difference?

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The Thing Is With Steve Canavan

The Thing Is With Steve Canavan

A word of warning before we start: this column is about toilet habits.

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