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Collectable craze perfect for Christmas

Our antiques expert Allan Blackburn takes a look at a popular brand of teddies...

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The victim bought the two women pies on Friargate

Seven years of hard labour for pickpocketing

Our historian Keith Johnson takes a look back at a game of blame over a street theft...

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The problem with promises

Like a drunk uncle at a wedding we all make promises we have absolutely no intention of keeping, especially if it’s for an event in the distant future.

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Hang over from jingle tills

Now that Roy Wood, James Stewart and bouncing badgers have taken centre stage we all have one eye on what we are having for dinner a couple of Sundays from now.

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Reminder of our forefathers from across the ages

I was ordained as a priest in 1974 and was given a communion set used by my uncle when he was a chaplain in the Second World War.

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

Folly of a gamble backfired

A combination of arrogance and vanity brought Zac Goldsmith to his political knees in the Richmond Park by-election.

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LEP Columnist Barry Freeman

‘A revolution’s not a bed of roses’

Is anyone exactly certain how the British people would respond to seven years of brutal military dictatorship?

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Aasma Day - new headshot pix

Have you got Christmas all wrapped up?

Don’t you just hate those smug people who insist on telling you how many days there are left until Christmas?

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Tim Roth stars as serial killer John Reginald Christie in the new BBC drama Rillington Place

Rillington Place - Tim Roth reaches new levels of creepy, but Samantha Morton steals the show in serial killer drama

It’s that time of the year – and that type of weather – which means the days never seem to get properly light.

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Treat Christmas differently

Okay ladies and gentlemen, start your engines because today is December 1 and it is now no longer ridiculous to talk about Christmas.

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Transforming life on earth is the most important guide

Recently in the news was a 14 year-old girl who won permission from the High Court for her body to be cryogenically preserved.

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A silver lining to year 2016?

It was clear by the summer that 2016 was in danger of becoming one of the most momentous in living memory, now that is beyond doubt.

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

Sore losers attack Brexit

The Brexit vote and the emergence of Donald Trump as the US presidential election winner have turned the world of politics on its head.

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LEP Columnist Barry Freeman

It started with a sniff.

Never thought it would come to this.

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Aasma Day

Sneaky size tactics shrinking our chocolate

This month delivered news that shocked the nation and had people questioning the very foundations of their life, while others shook their heads in disbelief wailing: “Why, why, why?!”

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Danny Dyer confounded expectations in Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are? A compelling journey with ruff diamond Danny Dyer

Danny Dyer. He’s the living embodiment of chirpy Cockney sparrer-dom, isn’t he? Star of countless films about moody geezers and football hooligans, current landlord of TV’s most dramatic boozer the Queen Vic – if you cut him, he probably bleeds jellied eels.

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Are we bargain-lovers or just plain gullible?

Even I, celebrated Grinch of our town, am failing to withstand the torrent of festive bunkum being levelled at our minds, our inboxes, our eyeballs, but mainly our purses as December beckons.

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The box was left with a railway guard

Mother leaves her dead baby in box

Historian Keith Johnson looks back at a shocking crime from yesteryear...

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These brooches are just �5 each and there are lots to choose from

Brooches that won’t break the bank

A look at antiques with our expert Allan Blackburn...

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