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Shoe row mum teaching daughter the wrong values

IF ever you wanted proof that a new pair of shoes can dramatically change your life, just read the fairytale Cinderella.

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

The war on gobbledygook

Gobbledygook.

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Tag that nags was perfect gift

It is NEVER a good idea to buy unsolicited fitness equipment as a present for your partner.

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Value of wisdom born from a lifetime of experience

Do you recall the American pilot, Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger’s decision to land a huge plane on the Hudson River on New York?

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Go on a full year health drive

Over the years I have come up with strategies to cope with the tedium of visits to the supermarket.

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

Labour’s going downhill fast

Is the Labour Party careering out of control?

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LEP Columnist Barry Freeman

Big Brother is Confusing You

George Orwell wrote famously and at length – it is the core subject of his most enduring novel alone – on the subject of political language, but in Donald Trump, I believe, he would find material for a whole new body of work.

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Column: Like all hot air he will pass

Do you remember that scene in rom-com Love Actually when Hugh Grant as PM snubbed the entire USA because the president chatted up his girl?

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Solving daughter’s chaos theory

There’s a meme doing the rounds on the internet that sums up daughter no.2 perfectly.

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I’m off to the pub for a pint

We are told January is the most miserable month of the lot: 31 short days and long cold nights when very few of us have any cash and are full of self loathing.

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

Did he jump or was he pushed?

Only a week or so ago, Sir Ivan Rogers was the UK’s grand fromage in Brussels as the country’s ambassador to the European Union.

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From the deputy editor: 09.01.17

From the deputy editor: 09.01.17

It is unlikely drivers will be welcoming the latest initiative to kill speed on Lancashire’s roads, as it can feel like traps are being set everywhere to catch the unsuspecting motorist.

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Geoffrey Shryhane

What happens to the unwanted Christmas gifts?

Our columnist Geoffrey Shryhane with his latest memories and musings...

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Scales of justice will swing towards protecting those with things to hide if new legislation is enacted

Column: No bark and no bite if press hounds muzzled

After more than two decades as a member of Her Majesty’s Press one of the main joys of newspaper life remains those days when we make a difference.

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Robson Green followed in the footsteps sort of  of Robinson Crusoe in a documentary on ITV

Robson Crusoe: A Surprising Adventure - One goes mad on an island

When I was a boy, I wanted to be a soldier, or a policeman, or possibly Alan Kennedy, the moustachioed, tightly-permed left-back of the all-conquering Liverpool team of the early 1980s.

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The best return of Christmas  Outnumbered

The BBC wins the Christmas TV war

It’s Christmas, the time of year when tradition dictates we give gifts, eat way too much and ignore all the other TV channels and watch the BBC.

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AJ Brown performs at the St Catherines Hospice Symphony at the Tower

From the deputy editor: 06.01.17

It seems only moments since thousands of us were experiencing Status Quo - many for the first time - at the atmospheric Symphony at the Tower in 2015.

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Soundtrack to my life so far

It’s taken until now for me to realise the true impact that the music and lyrics of the late George Michael’s work has had upon my life.

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Festive quarrel on Bond Street

If you’re reading this then you survived 2016, Christmas and New Year.

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The age of being technical

For the past week in our house, ever since a fat man in a red suit paid us a visit, there have been episodes of unnerving silence.

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