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Walsh reaches Turning Point in stellar career

This week former Starsailor front-man James Walsh returns to his native North-West, showcasing songs from his new album in Liverpool and Manchester. The talented singer/songwriter will be at The Kazimier, Wolstenholme Square, Liverpool, on Monday, December 2, then the following … Continue reading

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Johnny Vegas in conversation with Steve Royle – Chorley Little Theatre

“Don’t lock me up after this!” came an impassioned request, delivered in that distinctive St Helens tone familiar to many who’ve turned on a TV these past dozen years or so. Besides, from Benidorm, Happiness and Ideal to Dead Man Weds, … Continue reading

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Josh and Phil playing the fame game

At the school just down the road from me, it seems barely a few weeks go by before talk of another visit from a famous ex-pupil. In this case I’m name-checking Manchester United and England star Phil Jones, a regular … Continue reading

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Weather or not you’re winning

Bring me sunshine, as a certain Lancashire comic said as he waved goodbye to the coastal resort which provided his stage name. And after a few years in Lancashire I think I realise what Eric was driving at. We may … Continue reading

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Bradley Wiggins’ tour de force

Allez allez allez! What’s that? A British one-two in the Tour de France? Absolutely. Congratulations to Bradley Wiggins – king of the rue, home and away, and an inspiration to us all. Surely it won’t be long now before there’s … Continue reading

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Early morning Olympic relay torch-ure

Was that it? Anyone who’s ever stood at the side of a road to watch cycling’s Tour of Britain coming through their locality knows the experience can be a bit of an anti-climax. Blink and you miss it, sometimes. But … Continue reading

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Carrying the torch – here comes London 2012

So we’re off and running with the 2012 Olympics, the countdown well and truly down to double figures, London’s spanking new venues ready and waiting, and the torch on its way around the UK. Got tickets for any events? Didn’t … Continue reading

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Titanic voices – one hundred years on

One hundred years to the day its survivors first came ashore at New York’s Pier 54, the RMS Titanic remains a source of fascination, its stories told and re-told across the years and the generations. My mum remembers her granny … Continue reading

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