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Preston soldier had blood on belt but acquitted of attack

Local historian Keith Johnson looks back at the violent assault of a police officer...

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These Doctor Who annuals accompanied the BBC series. They cost a fiver each

Fancy buying Dr Who’s Tardis for £1,000?

Our antiques expert Allan Blackburn takes a look at Dr Who memorabilia

Nostalgia
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Walter will soon be a softy

The sad death of actress, singer and comedian Carol Lee Scott earlier this month, who was best known for her role as Grotbags the witch, opposite Rod Hull and his maniacal giant bird, made everyone in our house realise something.

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Last group of Priests ordained by Bishop of Lancaster Rt Rev Geoff  Pearson earlier this month bid him a fond farewell after the service at Blackburn Cathedral

Column: A simple message as retirement looms

It is very easy for the concept of love to be vague and sentimental. To avoid this trap in the New Testament there is something practical and challenging about the expression ‘one another’.

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Let’s have diversity of accents

I have always maintained that one of the greatest strengths of the UK can be found in the diversity of its town and cities, not to mention its nations and its regions.

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

Can May survive civil war?

Can Theresa May and her minority Government survive the entire length of a full Parliament, with its Cabinet members squabbling like schoolchildren in the playground?

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Megan Bradley, from Leyland, will take part in a Superhero Series.

Leyland ‘superhero’ Megan to push through the pain barrier to complete triathlon

A 13-year-old ‘superhero’ says she will push past the pain barrier to complete a special triathlon.

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The grass is always greener...

By Guy Cookson, Partner at Hotfoot Design

A friend of mine in London recently decided to replace the paving behind his house with a lawn for his daughter to play on.

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Aasma Day

Punny shop names are the best!

As someone whose livelihood depends on words, I always appreciate clever and witty wordplay.

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Aasma Day

Only Beckingham Palace fit for this princess ...

Life may not be a fairytale, but those of us with daughters feel we’ve been blessed with a princess.

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Ask your mum, dear

As the proud auntie of three rapidly-growing nieces and a nephew, I have fallen into the role of indulgent friend, the lady who cossets, treats and sends them home exhausted with new and exciting habits like watching TV in bed, chocolate muffins for breakfast and looking at tablets way past their two-hour daily limits.

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Into the Woods for great shows

I’ve been right at the front at some great shows this summer.

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The Kardomah Cafe

Preston fire chief avoids assault conviction

Historian Keith Johnson looks back at the case of an assualt that never was...

Nostalgia
These David Copperfield books are collectable

Books can be a goldmine for Lancashire collectors

Allan Blackburn looks at an interesting chapter in the world of antiques...

Nostalgia

The uniting sounds of summer

I absolutely love Wimbledon.

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Work on human relationships

There are more people on this planet than at anytime in its history, yet it appears we are determined to reduce the amount of contact we have with one another.

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

Tory remainers rise again

Dirty tricks, dark conspiracies and skulduggery, designed to frustrate the Brexit vote in last year’s EU referendum, are thriving “in the heat of high summer” it seems.

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Don't always look on the bright side of life

One aspect of our modern culture I struggle with is this over emphasis on our virtues of positive thinking.

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Such a spectacular idea

By Guy Cookson, Partner at Hotfoot Design

Back in 2008, Dave Gilboa was about to return to college in Philadelphia when he lost his glasses while backpacking in Thailand.

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TV presenter Matthew Wright, Preston's Ben Ashworth (middle) and Dafydd Farr-Jones (right)

Ben Ashworth’s wife organises open-to-all ‘celebration service’ to remember her husband

A ‘celebration service’ will be held to remember the life of inspirational runner and fundraiser Ben Ashworth.

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