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Top of the Shop with Tom Kerridge - A flop from top to bottom

Napoleon, in one of his wilder flights of fancy, is alleged to have called Britain “a nation of shopkeepers”.
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REV RON GREENALL: Pictures capture a real revolution

REV RON GREENALL: Pictures capture a real revolution

In my recent post came my first picture from a Burnley reader following on some of my comments about the Industrial Revolution in Lancashire .

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Rev refs April 2 2018

REV RON GREENALL: Iron theme to my latest memories

Firstly a couple of new points for a new month. It was in this week in 1721 that Sir Robert Walpole became the first Prime Minister of Britain.

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The Thing Is with Steve Canavan

The Thing Is with Steve Canavan

This week I experienced the worst day of my life. It was raining, Mrs Canavan and I were off work, and our daughter Mary was cranky.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - April 19, 2018

Ah, the darling buds of – well – April, but soon May. Spring sunshine is finally smiling upon the Fylde. I’ve got out my shorts, gardening hat and suntan lotion.

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The Ven Michael Everitt, Archdeacon of Lancaster

Column: Playing the name game

What does your name mean? Choosing the name of a baby can be quite a difficult task, there are countless books and websites on baby names.

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Not quite ready to shed those layers

Jabbering Journo column: I'm totally unprepared for Spring

After the longest winter known to  womankind, spring is finally in the air and my enormous, reinforced and padded, hooded and fur-trimmed winter coathas finally been relegated to the cupboard.

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Mark and his two sons, from Channel 4s Class of Mum and Dad

Class of Mum and Dad - A class act of a documentary

According to my kids, they usually don’t do anything at their primary school, and when they do get round to doing something, it’s always boring.

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The Thing Is With Steve Canavan

The Thing Is With Steve Canavan

I have had what are known as skin tags on my neck for the last year or so. They are, for those not in the know, horrible warty-looking flaps of skin that grow from the neck, groin or armpits and – according to the NHS website – ‘tend to occur in older people and those who are obese or have type 2 diabetes’.

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Roy Edmonds

A Word In Your Ear - April 12, 2018

In a recent episode of BBC’s Endeavour, DCI Thursby (a much more interesting character than hero ‘young Morse’) won a tango contest dancing with his wife.

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The Ven Michael Everitt, Archdeacon of Lancaster

Column: Scars of a lifetime's mishaps

On Good Friday on the Flag Market in Preston I got hundreds of people to gasp in horror as I talked about my left hand.

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The cast of Ordeal By Innocence, not just another chintz-athon. From left, Luke Treadaway, Anna Chancellor, Bill Nighy and Morven Christie

Ordeal By Innocence - An Agatha Christie murder-mystery with a jet-black heart

It was the Easter Bank Holiday weekend this week, and to go with the traditions of hot cross buns and the need to loosen the waistband of your trousers after one-too-many Easter eggs, we also had the now-traditional bank holiday Agatha Christie murder-fest.

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Not tax on doughnuts - yet

Jabbering Journo column: A taxing time cutting out the food I love

I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in spending approximately 25 per cent of my day thinking about food.

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Oh dear, just what can the matter be...

The Thing Is With Steve Canavan 05-04-18

Oh dear, just what can the matter be...

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Afternoon tea dance at the North Euston Hotel.  Pictured are Margaret and Ken Daniels.

Keeping up with tradition with tea dance in Fleetwood

The stunning ball room at the North Euston Hotel in Fleetwood was the venue for the weekly tea dance.

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The Ven Michael Everitt, Archdeacon of Lancaster

Column: Countdown to a landmark birthday

The first week in April used to be a very expensive time for me.

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Time for the great Easter house-selling adventure

Jabbering Journo Column: Get the coffee pot on, it's time to sell the house

The coffee pot is on, the windows are squeaky clean and the smell of freshly baked muffins is wafting through the impossibly immaculate kitchen.
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Bishop of Blackburn's Easter message

There’s a lot of talk about victims at the moment …

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Fitbits - you can run ... or you can cheat!

How to cheat with a Fitbit

So I’ve got myself one of those electronic tags  – not one of those tags around my ankle to show I’m being monitored for my criminal behaviour but one of those fitness gizmos to make me feel guilty about my inactivity.
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The Thing Is With Steve Canavan

The Thing Is With Steve Canavan

I’m getting a little concerned about my daughter Mary. She is now 13-months-old yet all she can do is point.

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