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Bad Habits, Holy Orders - party girls turn to God in an unexpected delight

If they ever decide to do a remake of The Sound of Music, one song which will definitely need an update is My Favourite Things.

TV and Film
Louis Theroux looks at the drug epidemic blighting post-industrial America

Louis Theroux sheds light on the dark side of the American dream

If Louis Theroux ever turns up on your doorstep, you know you must be in trouble.

TV and Film
M6 traffic

What sort of traffic-jam driver are you?

This week, while sitting in the longest series of traffic jams known to humankind, I made a few observations about the categories of  drivers queuing in traffic.
Opinion
Carol Forster

Column: Childhood seen from the back seat of the car

This week dear readers I include a further excerpt from my latest book ‘The Sixties in one day’.

Opinion
Bring a ferret

What goes on in the newsroom..

There have been occasions when reality TV show researchers have optimistically approached one or other of our newsrooms with a hopeful glint in their eye.

News
Nicola Adam with Graham Norton

The one where I met Graham Norton

I might be a journalist, who has met, interviewed, written about and almost instantly forgotten many famous, think-they’re famous, mildly infamous, desperate wannabes and outright legendary people in my time.
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Carol Forster's new book The Sixties in one day

Column: Gathering up tales of sixties and seventies life

Well folks, in between my work and daily doings, I decided recently to pen another short book, ‘The Sixties in one day’.

Opinion
Nicola Adam

Keeping A-head of the game

My journey home from work can be a bit hairy.
Opinion
Carol Forster shares her musical memories

Column: Musical memories of learning an instrument

I’ll never forget my early music teachers.

Opinion
Too much screen time playing games and watching videos on mobile phones and child iPads is feared to be a major factor in the decline in the ability of young children to talk effectively or hold a conversation

My phone owns me and it’s not OK

It’s my entire world boiled down into a small, rectangular, metal device which hides away easily in my pocket, my smallest handbag and in tiny, dark, places where I cannot find it.

Opinion
Carol Forster

Column: Fab memories of four lads who shook my world

It is hard to go through the sixties or seventies without mentioning The Beatles, of course, but you must remember that I write from the perspective of a child.

Opinion
The menace that is a hair straightener

Have I turned my straighteners off? #modernproblems

They call it a modern problem.

Opinion
Carol Forster's new book The Chameleon Clock

Column: Time changes life's reflections

This week dear readers, I would like to share my latest novella with you - ‘The Chameleon Clock’ - which is on my normal theme of nostalgia and how time changes things.

Opinion
Carry On fans loved buxom blonde Barbara Windsor

Column: Those sweet seventies adverts

It’s hard to recall the television advertisements of yesteryear now, however, I do recall some with affection.

Opinion
Nicola Adam

Purple sick and other stories

What was your favourite childhood memory?

Opinion
Pubs are no place for small children

Column: Last orders for children in the bar

Aren't you wonderful, bringing your little floppy-haired moppets to a restaurant. You really are great parents. Well done you.

Opinion
Afflecks Palace

NICOLA ADAM: Will you sit down next to me?

I quite enjoyed the revisit to the memory lane of my youth recently,  my destination every weekend for several, crucial, heady  years of my life before university took me down south.

Opinion
Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89

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

News
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.

Opinion
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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