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Archdeacon Michael: Marrying in a cathedral

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. If that is the case then my home is a very noisy place.
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Marion Quade (Madeleine Madden), Miranda Reid (Lily Sullivan), and Irma Leopold (Samara Weaving) mysteriously disappear in Picnic at Hanging Rock

Picnic at Hanging Rock more than makes up for disappointment at the World Cup

On the very day that football said it wasn’t coming home after all, not now, not when there was still daylight left, BBC1 was screening what, on the surface, looked like one of those stiff upper-lipped, starched white crinolines period dramas – one of those where there’s a lot of talking about things that have happened, but you don’t actually see anything happening.

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The Ven Michael Everitt, Archdeacon of Lancaster

Archdeacon Michael: Praying for the Three Lions

I am writing this on Wednesday morning. The England football team have defied the odds and gone beyond all expectations.

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Michael Everitt and his wife Ruth (centre) with parents Edna (left) and Ray Everitt at Michael's ordination on July 4, 1992

Archdeacon Michael: My own Silver Jubilee

The Fourth of July is an easy day to remember because it is, of course, American Independence Day.

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Maggie Haberman, White House Correspondent, gets a call from Trump

Reporting Trump's First Year - How talk of the 'enemy of the people' has consequences for democracy

This week’s shooting at a Maryland newspaper, in which five journalists died, came just four days after I saw President Donald Trump say: “The media doesn’t tell the truth... It’s fake... They are the enemy of the people.”

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The Ven Michael Everitt, Archdeacon of Lancaster, left, with senior Lancashire clergy and, centre Rev Dr Jill Duff

Welcome to Lancaster's first female bishop

History is to be made today when people from Lancaster and Lancashire journey over the Pennines to York where the new Anglican Bishop of Lancaster will be ordained in the Minster.

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A blogger in action (not Nicola)

Column: The strange world of blogging

Always one to take on more than one can chew, I like to add many strings to my bow.

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Nicola @chorleyfm

Column:I have the key not the secret; radio diaries

I have a key so it must be official.
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What is that yellow thing anyway?

Column: If you can't take the heat get out of the country

Ah, the unique dilemmas of Brits in the heat
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Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer go fishing in a new 'comedy' series on BBC2

Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - a comedy that's 10 out of tench

You can often tell how old a person is by the comedy catchphrases they repeat. “Ooh you are awful... but I like you” people are 55-plus, while anyone telling you “computer says nooo...” is around 30.

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Love island

Column: Love hurts on the island of pain

After a campaign of quite determined avoidance, I finally caved and watched an episode or two of the much equally beloved and maligned ‘Love Island’.

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The Ven Michael Everitt, Archdeacon of Lancaster

Column: Echoes of history all around

There are some places where history is felt stronger than others.

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Owen (Sion Alun Davies) and Cadi John (Sian Reese-Williams) in Hidden, the new Welsh police drama on BBC4

Hidden - Cracking crime capers from Cymru

A few years ago, the big new trend on TV was Scandi-noir.

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Race for life

Column: In the pink at the speed of a sloth for Race for Life

Safe to say, I’m not a runner. I’m not sure anyone is really - I’m thinking some just like pain more than others.

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The Ven Michael Everitt, Archdeacon of Lancaster

Column: Accepting World Cup Hand of God

What is your World Cup memory?

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The Ven Michael Everitt, Archdeacon of Lancaster

Column: A life in uniform

As a priest I wear a uniform most of the time, so when I don’t it can be quite fun.

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Afua Hirsch, and Churchill impersonators, in The Search for Britains Heroes

The Battle for Britain's Heroes - A lifeless look at dark history

For inanimate objects, statues have been at the centre of a lot of controversy recently, as The Battle for Britain’s Heroes (Channel 4, Tuesday, 9pm) highlighted. People have even died – in Charlottesville, West Virginia – in violence surrounding protests over statues of controversial figures.

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The Ven Michael Everitt, Archdeacon of Lancaster

Column: Mapping out life

I realised the other day I have stopped using maps.

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Local newspaper week

Column: The issue of trust

My first ever job, which I approached with the same enthusiasm I maintained for the dentist and non-permed hair, was a newspaper round for a local freesheet.
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Ashley Walters and Noel Clarke star in Sky One's new cop drama, Bulletproof

Buddy-cop drama Bulletproof misses the target

I blame Guy Ritchie. He’s the one who thought reviving the spirit of The Sweeney, and the gangsters of Kray-era London was a good idea.]
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