Opinion

Opinion

Bringing back the funnyman

This week heralded the return of Comedy Boris Johnson, did you see?

Opinion
Aasma Day

You can throw the book at men ... but they won’t read it!

“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

Opinion
David Baddiel (right) with brother Ivor (left) and dad Colin

The Trouble With Dad - an affecting look at dementia

Caring for a sick relative is hugely difficult. Whatever they’re suffering from, the carer is faced with the gradual loss of the person they recognise as their father, grandmother, husband or daughter.

TV
Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Don’t pay the price - haggle

The survival of the fittest has taken on an altogether different meaning with the advent of technology.

Opinion
These weighing scales are a great example of kitchenalia

Kitchen items can be antique treasures

Antiques expert Allan Blackburn looks at the world of kitchenalia...

Nostalgia
Fishergate where the stolen clothes were handed to a pawnbroker

Preston clothing thief gets seven years’ penal servitude

Local historian Keith Johnson looks at a crime from yesteryear...

Nostalgia
-

A fit middle age is bit of a stretch

When you have a birthday in your late 40s and you are lucky enough to still get presents, they sound like a stock-take of the theme tune to Only Fools And Horses.

Opinion
-

It’s the age of online activists

If I could sum up the 21st Century so far I would describe it as the era during which the world lost respect for almost everything.

Opinion
1995 library filer of Chris Moncrieff. Photo by Peter Smith/PA

Who are the real ‘tyrants’?

A new slogan – straight out of fairyland – has been coined by those disgruntled politicians who opposed, and still do so, the prospect of the UK pulling out of the European Union.

Opinion
Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Challenges posed by Christian faith

As The Church of England in Lancashire we have a vision for healthy churches enabling the transformation of communities.

Opinion
LEP Columnist Barry Freeman

Laugh along with pals of Don

Far more enjoyable than the tumbling reality that is Trump’s leadership of the free world, I am finding, are the mental convulsions his blithering antics force upon what few supporters he has in the public realm.

Opinion
Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Born inequality

Does it matter where you are born?

Opinion
Natalie Brown (SAN BROOKE), Julie Bushby (SHERIDAN SMITH), Karen Matthews (GEMMA WHELAN), the three women at the centre of BBC drama The Moorside

The Moorside - A brave attempt to redress the balance

We have often been told that there’s nothing such as society, and that we no longer have a sense of community.
TV
Going back to Victorian times

From the deputy editor: Our born right?

It’s the one thing we can all claim to have in common - we were all born.

Opinion
Aasma Day

Vicks on feet: Old Wives’ tale or a miracle cure?

Old wives’ tales are a curious concept.

Opinion
Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Dealing with the death of a child

Recently a seven month old baby died after an eventful short life.

Opinion
-

Unlocking key to new homes

If I had a pound for every time I’ve been told that moving house is the most stressful thing we do, I would have stopped making my own sandwiches years ago.

Opinion
George Barmby was the man in focus in Confessions of the Paparazzi

Confessions of the Paparazzi - Truth and lies through a lens

Journalists, ironically, rarely get a good press these days. As a trade, we usually come bottom of those ‘most trustworthy profession’ polls, sharing the wooden spoon with estate agents.

TV
Nicola Adam

No house in the sun for us

There’s a reason that those TV shows do so well – you know – the ones featuring ordinary-looking but inexplicably well-off people buying houses in the country or the sun with their many multiples of half a million pounds.

Opinion

Civic servants collect £3K at charitable ball in Chorley

Dressed in their best, the great and the good glided into Park Hall Hotel for Chorley mayor Doreen Dickinson’s annual charity ball.

News
Load more