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Column: January does not have to sound the wintertime blues

I may be in a minority here, but I am a huge fan of the month of January.

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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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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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Carol Forster will miss George Michael

Column: Beauty of a singer who left the world far too early

I never imagined I would be writing a eulogy for George Michael – who sadly passed away on Christmas Day – as he somehow seemed immortal.

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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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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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Carol Forster

Column: Magic of midnight and the promise of new year ahead

There’s something about New Year’s Eve that turns an ordinary day into something extraordinary.

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Day I was locked up and not a single person missed me

When I first moved into Bishop’s House more than 10 years ago, I stood at the front door directing operations.

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

2016 -a year best forgotten

Last night my car was broken into.

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Carol Forster has hopes for a better 2017

Column: Making plans to wipe away the miseries of 2016

Well dear readers, I trust you have eaten your Christmas treats galore and are now thinking about healthier habits ahead.

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Gregg Wallace and Cherry Healey went Inside the Christmas Factory this week

The ever-present Gregg Wallace is like an unwanted Christmas gift

As the old song goes, ‘I wish it could be Christmas every day’, but for TV’s most famous baldie, Gregg Wallace, I think it probably is.

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Hope for a world where truth always prevails

The year 2016 has managed to punch truth in the face.

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Stirrings of a festive spirit

It has come to my attention that for the decade-plus that I’ve been a columnist in various newspapers,I have been unable to resist the annual path to Grinch-ness that sees me complaining relentlessly against the pressures of the season.

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Day a delivery man walked up the aisle during a service

I have succumbed this year to internet shopping and as the brown parcels arrive I am reminded of the strange Sunday visit of a man from Amazon with a parcel for the bishop.

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Carol Foster and pals at a childhood party

Column: Party time for the birthday boy and girl of the sixties

Back in ye olden days of the 1960s, children’s birthday parties were quite a thing.
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Nicola Adams MBE

Usurped by lady with an S

What is in a name, after all?

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Carol Forster

Column: Fashion statements from the decade style forget

Back in the 1970s, clothes and hairstyles were something else!
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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Our unkempt guest at Christmas

I was brought up in Liverpool and at Christmas time my parents invited someone interesting for Christmas dinner.

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