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Column: Quick, hide the crisps

You can only be tempted by something that attracts you and is accessible.

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Value our inspirational teachers

Ask most people to name the teacher who had the biggest impact on their school days and they will be able do so in a heartbeat.

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Better future for small charities

Better future for small charities

Full marks to Penny Mordaunt, the relatively new International Development Secretary, for taking such a tough line over public cash for Oxfam, whose reputation is now rightly in tatters following the use of prostitutes by some of their staff – while they were supposed to be engaged in urgent relief work for earthquake victims in Haiti.

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Finding best way to advertise

It has been reported that some of the world’s biggest companies are having a rethink about advertising on social media.

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John Simm was excellent in ITVs three-part drama Trauma

Trauma - an excellent study of grief, but not so good as a thriller

Grief is a funny thing. Not literally, obviously, but it can affect different people in all sorts of different ways.

TV
Life with a father of teenage daughters

Daughter's dream driving me off the rails

Parents of teenagers, this will make your blood run cold.

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It got knocked down but it got put up again

Bollards to the lot of you

This week a lump of  Lancashire-based granite known, via Twitter notoriety, as the Fishergate Bollard was nominated for  a ‘smile award’ for its unique take on life as an inanimate object - with a habit of getting knocked down and then getting up again.
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The Ven Michael Everitt, Archdeacon of Lancaster

Column: Just what to stop for Lent?

'So, what have you given up for Lent?’ If I had a pound for each time I was asked that, a charity I support would be very grateful indeed ... well I couldn’t personally benefit from such a question, could I?
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I’m going on a ‘Speedos diet’

There have been colder winters than this one but I would wager that not quite as many have dragged on as long.

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‘Too shocking to contemplate’

‘Too shocking to contemplate’

Oxfam should hang its head in shame and stop trying to pretend there was not a cover-up in 2011 over some of their staff enjoying ‘full-on Caligula type orgies’ with young prostitutes in Haiti, where they were supposed to be dealing with a devastating earthquake.

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Shaun Evans and Roger Allam star in Endeavour

Endeavour - a lesson from history

After the President’s Club, and grid girls, and Harvey Weinstein, and equal pay at the BBC, it seems there is anational debate under way about male privilege, the abuse of power and the rights of women.

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This bottle is a good Victorian example and on sale for only 10

Hot water bottles are cosy...but can be valuable antiques too

Our antiques expert Allan Blackburn casts his eye over something that will warm your toes this winter...

Nostalgia
The Grey Horse and Seven Stars where Annie Stilton worked as a barmaid

Preston woman drowned after falling in river

Local historian Keith Johnson recalls a tragic drowning inquest from yesteryear...

Nostalgia
S'not on

The politics of snot

You know those days. When you wake with your head in a fog so reminiscent of pea-soup, everything is green and lumpy.

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A double dose of the lurgy

Being ill is no fun whatsoever.

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The Ven Michael Everitt, Archdeacon of Lancaster

Column: Rare day for the Church

A rare alignment takes place this Valentine’s Day.

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Battle for equality continues

This week much is rightly being made of the 100th anniversary of women officially being given the vote.

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Louise Haigh, shadow minister for policing

OPINION: Tory cuts responsible for rise in crime

When the most recent crime figures were released, they revealed that recorded crime had risen at the fastest rate for an entire generation.

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Not a villain for voting to leave

Not a villain for voting to leave

The hard-headed EU Brussels negotiators are leaving the distinct impression that they are hell-bent on putting the United Kingdom through the mangle for having the temerity to vote to leave the EU.

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Getting your bagels in a muddle

Every day we interact with dozens of objects. We turn handles, push buttons, swipe screens.

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