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Dear 1990s, can we have our lives back? (Thanks for internaut)

You don’t actually need to be that old to remember the advent of internet, which celebrates it’s 25th birthday this week with so -called ‘Internaut day’.

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Are we really a world of bitter and bigoted haters?

I hate to be so glum on this summery week, but I am feeling quite worn down by the haters of the world, creeping out from under their rocks in a bid to make other people miserable or to dilute their sunshine.

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Spanish town of Javea may have lessons for Morecambe's tourist chiefs

Column: Hometown needs help to lure more visitors in

It seems the "natives are revolting" again on Facebook - the medium of choice nowadays to vent your spleen.

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Clackers were one of the fashionable toys of the sixties

Column: Age of going crackers for a playground full of clackers

Travelling back to late 1960s childhood, I wonder if anyone recalls the humble Clacker?

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Laura Kuenssberg presented Brexit: The Battle for Britain

Brexit bunglers were in it for themselves

It’s been a strange summer, politically speaking. Westminster seems to have gone through some sort of collective spasm, a funny turn of epic proportions, all caused by the referendum on whether or not Britain should stay in the European Union.

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Man and woman are created equal. Discuss

Sometimes I feel proud to live in such forward-thinking, modern times, where men and women are created equal but with all their glorious differences, or something.

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More money is being spent on London's Crossrail scheme than transport projects across the North, according to new research.

Greg Mulholland: North left stuck in sidings as our money speeds South

WESTMINSTER is frothing about the scandal of David Cameron’s resignation honours list but here is a much more costly one for Yorkshire: the Government is spending more just on Crossrail in London than on all projects across the whole of northern England.

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Kim Kardashian wannabe Jordan on Body Freaks: Old Face, New Face

Channel 5 is caught in ever decreasing celebrity circles

In the olden days, you had to have done something really amazing to be called a celebrity.

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Carol Forster won a Blue Peter badge

Column: Memories of a seventies childhood

Rolling back the years to the heady days of Blue Peter - when the cry ‘Get down Shep!’ was a common feature of the programme -  I had badge envy.
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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Soundtrack to my mum’s life

When you lose a parent, flashbacks can come along at funny times but ultimately, make you feel closer to that individual who brought you into the world.

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Columnist Carol Forster has no time for gossips

Column: Taking on the gossips with nothing good to say

Well dear readers, this week I’ve decided to do my own Room 101 (a programme I love) and would like to share with you my twin pet hates:  Gossiping and the Spanish inquisition approach to holding a conversation...
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Anna Richardson hosts Channel 4s new dating show Naked Attraction, which started last week

After Naked Attraction, Channel 4 really needs to get its kit on

Clothes. Doncha just hate ’em? Nasty, itchy, uncomfortable things. Why do we do it to ourselves, you know? Why do we encase ourselves in old sheep cast-offs, or flexible plastics?

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

My role as auntie is meant for largesse and chocolate

This week we (or rather I) celebrated National Auntie’s Day.

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Seventies soul sensation Barry White

Column: Falling for the baritone sound of the Walrus of Love

Continuing my ‘70s music nostalgia theme, who could forget big, bold Barry?

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Two commuters trains after their head-on collision in the southern region of Puglia

Column: Out of tragedy an inspiring display of the human spirit

Last week a tragic train crash happened in Puglia, Italy, near my beloved town of Barletta.

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Industrial workers in a scene during the London Olympic Games 2012 Opening Ceremony

A night in July that lifted the Olympic spirit

The world is going to hell in a handcart. Terror attacks on the Cote d’Azur, coups in Turkey, a tangerine in a toupee has won the Republican nomination for President of the USA.

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

I’m off to get drunk in public after midnight

I’ve never been one to like being told what to do - it started as a child with the bolognese bit in spaghetti and hours spent sulking at the table until the plate developed a coating of mould.

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Bishop of Lancaster Rt Rev Geoff Pearson

Column: Helping youngsters chart the path into secondary school

One of the joys at this time of year has been to help year six pupils think about and prepare for the transition to secondary education.

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Bishop of Lancaster Rt Rev Geoff Pearson

Column: Putting your feet up keeps you on your toes for work

A recent visit to Poulton-le-Sands Church of England Primary School in Morecambe made me aware of their outstanding grade as a faith school.

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Girl in power but girlpower has a lot of work to do yet

This is all fast moving water under the bridges of Westminster now, but it has been an interesting week in gender politics.

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