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The Trouble With Dad - an affecting look at dementia

Caring for a sick relative is hugely difficult. Whatever they’re suffering from, the carer is faced with the gradual loss of the person they recognise as their father, grandmother, husband or daughter.

TV and Film
Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Don’t pay the price - haggle

The survival of the fittest has taken on an altogether different meaning with the advent of technology.

Opinion
These weighing scales are a great example of kitchenalia

Kitchen items can be antique treasures

Antiques expert Allan Blackburn looks at the world of kitchenalia...

Nostalgia
Carol Forster

Column: When Jackie was a girl's best friend

Good old Valentine’s Day.

Opinion
Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Challenges posed by Christian faith

As The Church of England in Lancashire we have a vision for healthy churches enabling the transformation of communities.

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Born inequality

Does it matter where you are born?

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Natalie Brown (SAN BROOKE), Julie Bushby (SHERIDAN SMITH), Karen Matthews (GEMMA WHELAN), the three women at the centre of BBC drama The Moorside

The Moorside - A brave attempt to redress the balance

We have often been told that there’s nothing such as society, and that we no longer have a sense of community.
TV and Film
Carol Forster

Column: Taste of life in Lecce

Following on from last week’s column about my new book, ‘Eight Months in Lecce, I thought to share a small excerpt with you.

Opinion
Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Dealing with the death of a child

Recently a seven month old baby died after an eventful short life.

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George Barmby was the man in focus in Confessions of the Paparazzi

Confessions of the Paparazzi - Truth and lies through a lens

Journalists, ironically, rarely get a good press these days. As a trade, we usually come bottom of those ‘most trustworthy profession’ polls, sharing the wooden spoon with estate agents.

TV and Film
Nicola Adam

No house in the sun for us

There’s a reason that those TV shows do so well – you know – the ones featuring ordinary-looking but inexplicably well-off people buying houses in the country or the sun with their many multiples of half a million pounds.

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Carol Forster loves learning new languages

Column: Joys of learning a language

I wonder if you recall language lessons at school back in the 1960s and 1970s?

Opinion
Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Swearing by having good habits

A recent study produced a list of the 50 worst habits of our nation.  I wonder how many of them you would be able to tick off?

Opinion
Time to take me to the vets

Time to take me to the vets

With news that even pets now have their own electronic fitness tracking device technology, I thought I better get in on the trend before even bunnies and tortoises start overtaking me on the pavement and sporting skin so healthy and glowing you can see them in the dark.

Opinion
Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: ‘Let no-one despise your youth’

As I move towards the last six months in post, following the recent announcement of my retirement, I am prompted to think about passing on the baton to the next generation.

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Carol Forster's debut book is now available

Column: Thrill of seeing my first book in print

I am very happy to tell you, dear readers, that I have now had my first book ‘Eight Months in Lecce’ published and I do hope you will enjoy reading it.
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The Silent Witness team. From left, Jack Hodgson [DAVID CAVES], Nikki Alexander [EMILIA FOX], Thomas Chamberlain (RICHARD LINTERN), and Clarissa Mullery [LIZ CARR]

Silent Witness is flogging a dead horse

Is there a better way of beating the January blues than settling down in front of the TV and enjoying a good mystery drama, cup of cocoa in one hand, pack of digestive biscuits in the other?
TV and Film
Nicola Adam, Group Editor

I’m a socially acceptable drug-addict

My name is Nicola and I am a coffee addict.

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Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Kind words and cruelness underline power of speech

Last week’s there was a headline was about vitriolic hate mail and anonymous abuse directed towards one of our clergy.

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First moon landing

Column: Out of this world moment of first man landing

There’s something comforting about the moon, up there in the sky.

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