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Top of the Shop with Tom Kerridge - A flop from top to bottom

Napoleon, in one of his wilder flights of fancy, is alleged to have called Britain “a nation of shopkeepers”.
TV and Film
As we're taking a look back in time, here's a picture from our archives of Geoffrey Shryhane from 26 years ago...he hasn't aged a bit!

They’re gone but not yet forgotten

Our top columnist Geoffrey Shryhane takes a look back at things that were but no longer are...

Opinion
Going to the gym can make you feel happy long after you have been taking the strain

Four good reasons for why you should start working out

Our fitness expert The Colonel looks at the multiple benefits of working out

Opinion
Our beer expert Andrew Nowell had a rail good time!

Full steam ahead for a great ale day on the rails

Our beer expert Andrew Nowell is on track for a thirst-quenching journey of discovery...

Eating Out
Not quite ready to shed those layers

Jabbering Journo column: I'm totally unprepared for Spring

After the longest winter known to  womankind, spring is finally in the air and my enormous, reinforced and padded, hooded and fur-trimmed winter coathas finally been relegated to the cupboard.

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Mark and his two sons, from Channel 4s Class of Mum and Dad

Class of Mum and Dad - A class act of a documentary

According to my kids, they usually don’t do anything at their primary school, and when they do get round to doing something, it’s always boring.

TV and Film
Sam Tomkins at Catalans, the club he is tipped to join

The 18th man column: ‘If Sam leaves, c’est la vie’

Our 18th man columnists discuss Leeds away, O’Loughlin’s future and the Tomkins saga...

Opinion
Geoffrey Shryhane

Public notice warns of a womaniser...

Our top columnist Geoffrey Shryhane takes a look at the very personal "Personal" columns of yesteryear!

Opinion
Row back as far as possible and bring the cord into your chest rhythmically for a fuller lower-body workout

Learn how to use gym equipment properly

Our fitness expert takes a look at three pieces of gym equipment that are often misused...
Health
Our beer expert Andrew Nowell

War on small brewers is misguided and dangerous

Our beer expert Andrew Nowell takes a look at a potentially 'disatrous' attack on smaller breweries...
Opinion
Who called a Wigan win, when Catalans went 22-0 ahead in the second-half?

Talking RL: ‘Real reason for poor Headingley run’

Shaun Wane believes their poor record at Headingley may be down to Wigan showing Leeds too much respect.

Opinion
The cast of Ordeal By Innocence, not just another chintz-athon. From left, Luke Treadaway, Anna Chancellor, Bill Nighy and Morven Christie

Ordeal By Innocence - An Agatha Christie murder-mystery with a jet-black heart

It was the Easter Bank Holiday weekend this week, and to go with the traditions of hot cross buns and the need to loosen the waistband of your trousers after one-too-many Easter eggs, we also had the now-traditional bank holiday Agatha Christie murder-fest.

TV and Film
Not tax on doughnuts - yet

Jabbering Journo column: A taxing time cutting out the food I love

I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in spending approximately 25 per cent of my day thinking about food.

Opinion
Liam Farrell scored two tries last Monday

The Liam Farrell column: ‘Micky loves it at Catalans, aside from the results’

I’ve never played against Micky McIlorum before. I can’t say I’m looking forward to it.

Opinion
Our 18th man columnists have had their say on the Sam Tomkins saga

The 18th man column: ‘If Sam goes, he may burn some bridges’

Our 18th man columnists discuss Tomkins-Catalans link, Hamlin’s debut and McIlorum facing his former club...

Opinion
Stretching is key to avoiding injury

Warming up and stretching is vital for fitness

Our fitness expert, The Colonel, gives his advice on how to stay injury free...

News
The collapsed stand that left one fan dead

The day stand collapsed at Wigan's rugby semi-final

Our top columnist, Geoffrey Shryhane, takes a look at a rugby clash that was a shock for all the wrong reasons...

Nostalgia
Our beer expert Andrew Nowell

Marketing experts can get a free hand in beer world

Our beer expert, Andrew Nowell, looks at the marketing of beer in his weekly column, Hoppy Hour...

Opinion
Time for the great Easter house-selling adventure

Jabbering Journo Column: Get the coffee pot on, it's time to sell the house

The coffee pot is on, the windows are squeaky clean and the smell of freshly baked muffins is wafting through the impossibly immaculate kitchen.
News
Fitbits - you can run ... or you can cheat!

How to cheat with a Fitbit

So I’ve got myself one of those electronic tags  – not one of those tags around my ankle to show I’m being monitored for my criminal behaviour but one of those fitness gizmos to make me feel guilty about my inactivity.
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