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REV RON GREENALL: World War II, plays and shipping routes

St George and William Shakespeare dominate my first two pictures and comments.

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This gorgeous side table is on sale at GB Antiques Centre for 125 pounds

Upcycled furniture can give your home a lift

Our antiques expert, Allan Blackburn, takes a look at how old and tired furniture is turned into something far more desirable...

Nostalgia
Philip Samuel Park was found dead in the River Thames

Preston ex-mayor shot himself over money woes

Local historian Keith Johnson takes a look back at the sad demise of a former mayor of Preston...

Nostalgia
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Unbeatable joy of younger sister

When was the last time you laughed until you couldn’t breathe?

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Archdeacon of Lancaster, wearing red and white, praying during his parachute jump

Column: Day I jumped out of a plane

Well I did it. The other Saturday I went to Cockerham to the Black Knights Parachute Centre and willingly jumped out of an aeroplane at 15,000ft.
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Living a life of lonely solitude

Earlier this month, the Office of National Statistics published a study revealing five per cent of Britons aged 16 and above feel alone pretty much all of the time.

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New holidays bad for work

New holidays bad for work

It could be good for vote-catching - but bad news for the nation’s economy.

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Cream’s rising back to the top

Something fascinating is happening on our doorstep.

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Pam and Emily with their runner bean chutney in the new BBC2 show Top of the Shops with Tom Kerridge

Top of the Shop with Tom Kerridge - A flop from top to bottom

Napoleon, in one of his wilder flights of fancy, is alleged to have called Britain “a nation of shopkeepers”.
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REV RON GREENALL: Pictures capture a real revolution

REV RON GREENALL: Pictures capture a real revolution

In my recent post came my first picture from a Burnley reader following on some of my comments about the Industrial Revolution in Lancashire .

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Rev refs April 2 2018

REV RON GREENALL: Iron theme to my latest memories

Firstly a couple of new points for a new month. It was in this week in 1721 that Sir Robert Walpole became the first Prime Minister of Britain.

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Exams got me looking so crazy...

You know that dream you have, when you’ve got a massive exam looming and you’re not sure if you’re ready or not?

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This gorgeous dish is a fantastic example of the exquisite decoration that Worcester was so famous for. It is worth between 250 to 300 pounds

By George, this porcelain is fantastic!

Our antiques expert Allan Blackburn takes a look at what first introduced him to antiques...

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A tragic scene awaited the doctor

Preston wife takes her own life after death of her soldier husband

Local historian Keith Johnson takes a look at a tragic suicide which resulted from the brutality of war...

Nostalgia
The Ven Michael Everitt, Archdeacon of Lancaster

Column: Playing the name game

What does your name mean? Choosing the name of a baby can be quite a difficult task, there are countless books and websites on baby names.

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Too chicken to rustle up a roast

If there is one thing guaranteed to make most people feel inadequate, it is watching MasterChef while eating their tea.

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Not quite ready to shed those layers

Jabbering Journo column: I'm totally unprepared for Spring

After the longest winter known to  womankind, spring is finally in the air and my enormous, reinforced and padded, hooded and fur-trimmed winter coathas finally been relegated to the cupboard.

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Between a rock and a hard place

Between a rock and a hard place

The Prime Minister has been facing criticism for not involving Parliament in the decision for the UK to join the USA and France in air attacks on Syria, following President Assad’s alleged illegal use of chemical warfare on his own people as the vicious civil war rages on.

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Under the spell of nostalgia

In his novel, Ignorance, Milan Kundera writes: “The Greek word for ‘return’ is nostos. Algos means ‘suffering.’ So nostalgia is the suffering caused by an unappeased yearning to return.”

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Mark and his two sons, from Channel 4s Class of Mum and Dad

Class of Mum and Dad - A class act of a documentary

According to my kids, they usually don’t do anything at their primary school, and when they do get round to doing something, it’s always boring.

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