After a month or more of campaigning, the Fishwick by-election concluded yesterday in a rather substantial victory for Labour county councillor Jennifer Mein. It would be dishonest of me not to own up to feeling rather deflated but I’ve learnt a lot, received a tremendous reception from others on the ward and feel I can [...]
Tonight was a hustings meeting for Fishwick by-election candidates at JALGOS, a sports and social club in Preston city centre. Neither the Labour nor the Conservative candidate were able to attend. The Conservative (who lives just down the road) claimed she didn’t receive the invitation until Monday (three or four days after the same postman [...]
I lead a sheltered existence, where Jo Brand, Stephen Fry, Jeremy Paxman and Babs Windsor  are celebrities, so I hadn’t heard of Paul Danan until today. He is apparently a former Hollyoaks actor and has been sacked from Preston’s prestigious panto for swearing at hundreds of kids as he was supposed to be turning [...]
Download dads lead the iPod generation | Money | The Observer iTunes is an a la carte model: you see the track you like and pay your 79p. A big drawback with iTunes is that it has inbuilt digital rights management (DRM), which prevents you playing ‘your’ music on anything other than an iPod [my [...]
Commenting on the BBC drama The Amazing Mrs Pritchard, Andy Crick asks, why oh why did the lead character have to be Jane Horrocks putting her best stupid northern accent? Why not give her a bit of depth at least, instead of the usual **** family stuff? How patronising is that? The show, which is [...]
Apparently, a current TV advert describes children as the most exciting people. In today’s Lancashire Evening Post that keen letter writer Nameand Address-Supplied of South Ribble writes about how these exciting people constantly annoyed residents during the Easter holidays with their football games. The letter concludes: Basically, if their entertainment is not provided electronically at [...]
News reaches the temperate North of chaos in t’South caused by falling white stuff. Being based north of Thelwall, I am obliged to state that it’s only news because the weather has affected southerners. I’m also obliged to state that I’m jealous: the isosnow appears to have almost exactly followed the Lancashire border such that [...]
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