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Friday, December 18, 2015

Eminem, Vanilla Ice and Ice T have Lancashire to thank for their fame, according to our resident historian Dr Derek J Ripley

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Our resident historian Dr Derek J Ripley gives his tips for making November 27 go with a swing

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Just why did the Vikings come to Lancashire, asks Dr Derek J. Ripley. Was it for the black pudding and chips?

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

People didn’t mince words about E.H. Torrance - especially tripe butchers. Our resident historian tells his story

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Our resident historian Dr Derek J. Ripley takes a look at some of the smaller, stupider parties vying for our votes

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Part Two of our resident historian Dr Derek J Ripley’s look back at an offal period in Lancashire’s history

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Monday, February 9, 2015

Our resident historian looks back at a torrid time in the history of this Lancashire delicacy

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Our resident historian Dr Derek J Ripley reveals how a 17th century version of the chainsaw massacre was averted

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Dont talk to a stranger - he may be a Yorkshireman

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Our historian Dr Derek J Ripley recalls the panic caused by the great tripe bubble

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Now that we have access to 24 hour TV channels - and thanks in no small part to wall-to-wall reality shows like Biggins’ Brother and I’m Famous, Put A Wasp In My Mouth - the public has become almost immune to ghastly sights and disturbing celebrities. But it was not always thus.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Our resident hisorian Dr Derek J. Ripley charts the rise and rapid fall of the kinds of hardware

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

It is doubtful there is even a grain of truth in this report from our resident historian Dr Derek J. Ripley

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Our resident historian Dr Derek J. Ripley reminds us of some unusual red rose inventions

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Our resident historian Dr Derek J Ripley uses a map to chart our history and manages to get hopelessly lost

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Our resident historian Dr Derek J. Ripley charts the rise and fall of the region’s newspaper industry

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Our resident historian, Dr Derek J Ripley, mourns the passing of the Lancashire fleapit

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Our resident historian Dr Derek J. Ripley recalls a lost giant of Lancashire literature

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Poor numeracy skills and a passion for drink hampered Lancashire’s first bank, reveals our resident historian Dr Derek J. Ripley

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Our resident historian Dr Derek J. Ripley raises the curtain on this year’s prestigious Lancastrian of the Year Awards

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

You can’t switch on the TV these days without seeing Brian Cox staring at the stars or the fellow from The Apprentice You’re Fired trying to persuade us that science is fun.

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Our resident historian, Dr Derek J. Ripley, traces the origins of a small but quite bonkers sect of immigrants

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Which is better - Lancashire or Yorkshire? It’s a question which has been debated for centuries. There was once only one way to find out - fight. And fight they did, for 30 long years in the Wars of the Roses until the decisive battle at Bosworth on August 22, 1485.

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

In his book Forbidden Lancashire, Graham Spatchcock claims there are more unexplained mysteries in Lancashire than in any other part of the north west, apart from Cheshire and parts of the Wirral.

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Anyone who spends even a few minutes on the internet will be astounded by the thousands of people employed by look-alike agencies who make a good living by looking nothing like the celebrities they are supposed to resemble.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

In 2012, when the eyes of the world focused on London’s (reasonably successful) Olympic Games, it seems a shame that one of the country’s more traditional sporting events was so sadly neglected. I’m talking about the Lancashire Games which, apart from the war years, have been held continuously every four years since 1900.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Our resident historian Dr Derek J. Ripley explores Lancashire's love affair with the fizzy drink

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Resident historian Dr Derek J Ripley discovers our forgotten movie legends

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

The eminent historian Dr Derek J Ripley takes us on trip to darkest Fleetwood - and beyond

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

It's the day many people look forward to all year. The day when they can relax, stop worrying and put their cares behind them. December 27th. It's when the Christmas fuss is over and things get back to normal.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Dr Derek J Ripley unearths more of Lancashire's forgotten claims to fame

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Christopher P. Bacon reviews a book which has restored the fortunes of the Lancashire tripe industry

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