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Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89

TV veteran Sir Bruce Forsyth has died at the age of 89, his manager has said.

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Conservative MEP Sajjad Karim

Tory MEP: Britain's 'ridiculous Brexit mess'

Sajjad Karim is a Conservative member of the European Parliament for the north west. Here he explains why he believes the nation is on a path to 'disaster' and argues his colleagues need to change their approach to leaving the EU.

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

When the computer said - no more!

When you get to a certain age you are entirely conscious that everything is not quite what it once was.

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Remembering the days of pen and ink

Column: Back to school memories

Long ago, in the dim and distant seventies, I recall how we used to study.

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Last group of Priests ordained by Bishop of Lancaster Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, centre, bid him a fond farewell

Bishop's fond farewell

The Anglican Bishop of Lancaster, Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, 65, retired at the end of July after nearly 43 years of ministry. Here he reflects on a life time with the church

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Should office dress be smart?

Black is new black at work

I remember those days well.

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Nicola Adam

Chips and gravy no more

It is one of the saddest phenomenoms of the year and rarely has a subject united so many.

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Carol Forster

Column: Childhood visits to the doctor

This week I am on a health theme as I recall how things used to be in healthcare a few decades ago for us in this country.

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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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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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The uniting sounds of summer

I absolutely love Wimbledon.

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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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Carol Forster

Column: Set the dial for the 1980s

Ah! I will always have a soft spot for earlier decades but this week I'm moving on briefly.

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Grenfell shows the best of community spirit

I do think that it was a big ask for many of the ensuing problems around the Grenfell Tower disaster to be solved overnight.

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Yvonne and Ian's wedding

Column: Changing face of weddings

I recently attended the lovely wedding of couple Yvonne Howse and her partner Ian, at Williamson’s  memorial, which was absolutely gorgeous and suitably romantic.

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Is Napercise the next big thing?

Don’t drown while doing your downward dog

I balance carefully on my knees and hands, pulling in my core muscles, while a tiny goat balances on its little trotters on my back..

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Hot metal box holiday fun

Hot metal box holiday fun

It’s the time of year where we all throw our skimpiest items of clothing, gallons of expensive creams and lotions plus multiple electrical items into a bag..

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Carol Forster

Column: When the perm was a cut above

We all had them once - squirly whirly things that sat on your head like some kind of tropical mammal. The perm!

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Importance of the right hat

Recently I texted somebody on a Saturday. They replied on the Monday with profuse apologies explaining that they turn their phone off over the weekend.

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson. Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Young people do still have faith

We are living in troubled times and there is certainly a sombre national mood as, at the time of writing, we wake to yet another atrocity in London.

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