Happiness is.. a good book

I’m one of those strange people in shops and libraries who always lifts a book to the nose and sniffs.

Geoffrey Shryhane

SNAP! Just six weeks until the General Election

Geoffrey Shryhane’s musings and memories...

Nick Powell

Talking Football: A Royal tumble looks certain but Latics have to try

The ‘Fat Lady’ is not so much ready to sing...but has done her set, three encores, and is now in the taxi home.

Exploded diagrams can be difficult to make sense of

Talking Motors: Don’t know where to start? Use the phone

My list of parts is getting longer and I’m starting to lose scrap pieces of paper with various identifying numbers written on them.

Liam Farrell has been left out of the England squad

The Liam Farrell column: ‘Weirdly, it makes it easier missing out to Aussies’

I am disappointed to miss out on the England squad, but it is what it is.

Wayne Bennett has called up two Australians

Talking RL: In the McQueen-England debate, one thing has been missed...

In all the debate about Chris McQueen’s selection for England, something has been largely-overlooked: He turned down the chance to play for England at the last World Cup.

Top five strategies for new runners

Top five strategies for new runners

The Colonel from www.xercise4less.co.uk gives you his top tips for running...

Brewery enthusiast John Robinson

Bringing back an age-old taste of the borough

Our resident beer expert Andrew Nowell takes a look at brews from yesteryear...

Eating Out
Kylie Minogue

Not so emotional downloads

Music might be the food of love but it’s also the soundtrack to many a dodgy memory throughout my life.

Opinion 1
Liam Marshall crowned the win at Wakefield

The 18th man column: ‘Amor red-card was clear as day’

Six Warriors fans give their thoughts on Easter, contracts, Catalans and more...

Morgan Escare and Liam Farrell during the Monday win at Wakefield

The Liam Farrell column: ‘Not a bad Easter weekend’

We were happy to get the four points from the Easter weekend, though we realise we could have been slicker against Wakefield.

Morgan Escare has been a sensational signing

Talking RL: ‘Wane’s earned fans’ trust with signings’

It is the measure of trust Shaun Wane has earned from the fans over the years that, when they went four games without a win, no-one was panicking.

Wigan Warriors
Despite presenting a case to obtain a vintage lawnmower, it was thrown out

Talking Motors: Not a solution I was after to lawn chore

With a promise to myself to make progress on my restoration project, I assumed jobs in the garage would get me out of gardening duty.

John Sanson

Grand Arcade manager John Sanson on the latest retail trends ...

High Street footfall saw the biggest month on month drop in 13 years with a fall of 12.5%, amid a similar drop in retail sales.

Tom Burgess takes on the Samoa defence last time England faced them in 2014 but will fans pay to stream this year's match to their devices?

The 18th Man Column: We need visionaries in charge of the sport

News this week is that the England v Samoa game is to be streamed at a cost, even though the BBC wanted to air the game live.

Liam Farrell

The Liam Farrell Column: I love Good Friday, it feels like a Cup final

I love the derby.

Sean O'Loughlin has yet to find out if he will captain England

Talking RL: ‘Do the RFL make bad decisions on purpose?’

Social media is not always a reliable gauge of public opinion.

Female racegoers react in the crowd during day one of the Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 6, 2017. See PA story RACING Aintree. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

A fabulous time had by all

It’s that time of year when race-goers top up their tans, shoehorn on towering shoes, spend a fortune on glamorous frocks, hours getting hair curled and arranging hats at perfect tilt... only to be tabloid-shamed the next day necking champagne then plummeting from high heels, exposing their nether regions and generally humiliated via unflattering photography.

Brett Ferres is shown the yellow card

The 18th Man Column: How will we tame classy Tigers?

His first game back and Oliver Gildart is on the receiving end of a cowardly tackle from Brett Ferres.

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