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It must be autumn, Bake-Off's back

I’ve only just got back from my summer holidays, but it seems autumn is already here. Soon we will not be able to walk along a pavement without having to battle our way through a pile of mouldy old leaves, hoping something nasty isn’t hidden beneath.

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After match shambles heading to Ramblas

Go to Barcelona, they said. It’ll be great, they said. Watch out for the pickpockets though, they said. I’ll tell you what, they weren’t wrong.

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Dear 1990s, can we have our lives back? (Thanks for internaut)

You don’t actually need to be that old to remember the advent of internet, which celebrates it’s 25th birthday this week with so -called ‘Internaut day’.

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Money, it’s not funny, in a rich man’s world

Everybody knows Eskimos have 50 different words for snow but in our house we have nearly as many for describing not having loads of money.

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

Ministers for Quarrelling holding back plan

The Tories’ leading Brexiteers urgently need a full-time nanny to wag an accusing finger and reprimand them: “Now, children, please will you stop this squabbling...”

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The  2015 Airgamez base jumping event took place on Blackpool promenade, with base jumpers launching themselves over the beach from a 300ft crane

Uk’s only base-jumping festival hits Blackpool

The UK’s only base-jumping festival is coming to Blackpool this month.

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LEP Columnist Barry Freeman

We’re all in the gutter, but some belong there

“Something I should have done myself. It puts individual people in touch with the party and is a great way of showing how Labour can reconnect with the people of Britain.”

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Are we really a world of bitter and bigoted haters?

I hate to be so glum on this summery week, but I am feeling quite worn down by the haters of the world, creeping out from under their rocks in a bid to make other people miserable or to dilute their sunshine.

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Time to dust down your holiday phrase book

If you have just been/are about to go on holiday this summer, here’s a list of things you probably said/will say if you have gone/are going away with your teenage kids.

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When a foul-mouthed reply is the only response

Ask anyone who has ever owned a Rover or enjoys A Question of Sport how they think Britain could be improved, the response ‘being tougher on crime’ would be a popular one.

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

May Queens and Labouring Labour

While some of its members seem hell-bent on tearing the Labour Party apart with the grim relish of a ravenous lion, gorging on the corpse of a zebra, the Tories, by contrast, appear relatively content, so far, with their new leader Theresa May.

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LEP Columnist Barry Freeman

Your race was run before it had even begun

Of course, the tragedy of everyone not currently in Rio scrapping it out over precious metals is that we failed our own Olympic trial without ever realising it was underway.

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Aasma Day

Why I’ll always defend my bosom buddies

WHO hasn’t made a boob of themselves at some point?

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What’s new copy cat?

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery ... apart from when it gets irritating, annoying and a tad creepy that is.

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Laura Kuenssberg presented Brexit: The Battle for Britain

Brexit bunglers were in it for themselves

It’s been a strange summer, politically speaking. Westminster seems to have gone through some sort of collective spasm, a funny turn of epic proportions, all caused by the referendum on whether or not Britain should stay in the European Union.

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Man and woman are created equal. Discuss

Sometimes I feel proud to live in such forward-thinking, modern times, where men and women are created equal but with all their glorious differences, or something.

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Kim Kardashian wannabe Jordan on Body Freaks: Old Face, New Face

Channel 5 is caught in ever decreasing celebrity circles

In the olden days, you had to have done something really amazing to be called a celebrity.

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Only a dummy shares the views of Trump

As one pedals relentlessly through life, it is vital to take stock once in awhile just to make sure you don’t go over the handlebars.

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

Shambolic Remain campaign now laid bare

The haphazard, complacent and incompetent Remain campaign in the EU referendum has been ruthlessly laid bare by Lord Mandelson and others.

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LEP Columnist Barry Freeman

Taking care to take care in the community

People-watching the other morning, my thoughts turned to John Major. Remember his stint in Downing Street?

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