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From the archive, 1 January 1913: Miscellany - New Year's superstitions

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If we are to be superstitious about 1913 we must observe the weather omens this morningIf we are to be superstitious about 1913 we must observe the weather omens this morning. In former times (at any rate in Lancashire) at the break of day on New Year's morning you forecasted...
From the archive, 1 January 1913: Miscellany - New Year's superstitions

London 2012 opening ceremony: Danny can trust me to #savethesurprise

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The Olympics rehearsal was one hell of a spectacle. In this era of leaks and social media, I'm happy to keep its secretsThis morning my mother-in-law called from France eager to find out what the rehearsal for the Olympic Games opening ceremony had been like. "What were the sheep doing?"...
London 2012 opening ceremony: Danny can trust me to #savethesurprise

Matthew Woods 'joking' about April Jones on Facebook is sick, not criminal | John Kampfner

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Sites such as Sickipedia may encourage offensive behaviour, but this should not an be issue for the lawSickipedia, the site where the young Lancashire man Matthew Woods found inspiration to post "jokes" about the missing child April Jones on his Facebook page was "down for maintenance" when I tried to...
Matthew Woods 'joking' about April Jones on Facebook is sick, not criminal | John Kampfner

BT strengthens grip on broadband as isolated homes are forced to go it alone

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As villagers forge their own superfast connections, critics worry that Britain is building the wrong kind of national networkThis month, some 20 homes in Lancashire's isolated Quernmore valley will join the internet fast lane. Thanks to a community fundraising drive and help from an army of volunteers, 2,500 homes in...
BT strengthens grip on broadband as isolated homes are forced to go it alone

Lancashire agrees broadband deal

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Lancashire has become the first county to detail how it will spend government cash to extend rural broadband....
Lancashire agrees broadband deal

VIDEO: Villagers install own fast web cables

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A rural community in Lancashire has decided to fit their own cables for a better broadband connection....
VIDEO: Villagers install own fast web cables

Ebooks: why it pays to self-publish

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Their books may not be of the highest quality, but self-published authors such as Rachel Abbott are the trade's hottest propertyAt last year's London Book Fair, a well-respected publisher confessed to running away from self-published authors at parties. Everyone laughed. After all, the writer who dares go it alone is...
Ebooks: why it pays to self-publish

VIDEO: Villagers dig their own internet

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A community in Lancashire in rural England has started digging up the ground so they can lay their own superfast broadband network after becoming fed up waiting for private companies to install it in their area....
VIDEO: Villagers dig their own internet
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