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Sticks and stones are preferable

It’s a war on words that has seen no let up as the social media-led trend for feeling offended escalates to epic proportions.

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Carol Forster

Column: Inside the Shoe Tardis

Well dear readers, some good memories came back to me this week about some of the cafes and shops we used to have back in the olden days, here in Lancaster.

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Our popularity may have waned but..

Journalists were once considered the second most unpopular professionals after estate agents.

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This framed crew t-shirt, signed by all the band, hangs on my office wall

A special brew of rock music memorabilia...

Our antiques expert Allan Blackburn looks at rock music memorabilia...

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Carol Forster

Column: Days before the Internet

Many years ago, almost before the days of electricity, there was a strange phenomenon: that of no Internet.

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Lessons from The West Wing

Last Sunday morning I was interviewed on BBC Radio Lancashire about the forthcoming election.

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Toilet sign

Best times in the ladies loo

It’s a long established, unassailable fact that the best conversations, partying, gossip and general times on a night out are not to be had at the bar, or dancing like you just don’t care, but in the ladies’ bathroom with the more partygoers the better.

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Don’t put up barriers to a happy home for children

Recently a social worker was criticised by a judge for telling a couple that it might be harder to place their baby son for adoption if he were baptised.

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Carol Forster

Column: Memories of a sixties and seventies childhood

If you fancy a return trip down memory lane, I’ve compiled my nostalgia columns, first published in Lancaster Guardian, and put them into a small book, alongside two fictional stories and a few tributes, including my column on ‘our John Waite’.

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Carol Foster

Column: Taking a dip in the municipal baths

Well dear readers, this week I have a memory that I’m sure many of you will recall with great fondness, or alarm!

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Happiness is.. a good book

Happiness is.. a good book

I’m one of those strange people in shops and libraries who always lifts a book to the nose and sniffs.

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These  advertising tins are available from �3 each

Branded tins from yesteryear are popular antiques

This week, for some reason we seem to have had a lot of advertising calls. Maybe now Easter is passed and we are all looking forward to a nice summer, the media people are out in force! However advertising is nothing new. It dates back to Egyptian times when papyrus was used to make sales messages and wall posters.

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Carol Forster

Column: A taste of my new novella

I’ve just published a short novella, entitled ‘The Rose of Galway’ - a romantic story full of passion and danger - where Rose faces many challenges.

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Kylie Minogue

Not so emotional downloads

Music might be the food of love but it’s also the soundtrack to many a dodgy memory throughout my life.

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Resurrection is not fake news

Every year at Easter the media tries the same tricks.

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Carol Forster has fond memories of Lancaster in the 1970s

Column: Lost shops of seventies Lancaster

After a brief rest during the Easter period, I am now back to my nostalgia columns, focusing firmly on the great town of Lancaster, of course.

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Female racegoers react in the crowd during day one of the Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 6, 2017. See PA story RACING Aintree. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

A fabulous time had by all

It’s that time of year when race-goers top up their tans, shoehorn on towering shoes, spend a fortune on glamorous frocks, hours getting hair curled and arranging hats at perfect tilt... only to be tabloid-shamed the next day necking champagne then plummeting from high heels, exposing their nether regions and generally humiliated via unflattering photography.

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Carol Foster and her brother in the stocks at Heysham Head

Column: All the fun of our childhood fairs

A few fun memories of Lancaster from the past this week.

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Bring passion to our parks

As a youngster, I remember going to the Abbey cinema in Liverpool to see the biblical epic, King of Kings, starring Jeffrey Hunter as Jesus.

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