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Man evicted after trashing home

Council say it's the worst case they've seen

A man's been evicted from his home in Ormskirk after leaving it full of human waste and rubbish.

West Lancashire Council were called in after police notified them of the state of the property.

The council says its the worst case they've ever come across.

Police alerted the council

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University - it's such a drag

Lily Savage Credit: PA

A university in West Lancashire is to become the first higher education institution in the UK to offer a module dedicated to the art of drag.

The Drag Kings and Drag Queens of Performance module will be on offer to year 3 undergraduates at Edge Hill on Performing Arts and Dance & Drama courses. They'll be available from next year.

“Despite the fact that performers have been 'dragging up' since Shakespearean times, this module is completely unique in exploring the crossing of boundaries in terms of gender and performance.

“As part of undergraduate studies, this module not only explores drag as a highly camp performance art, it also engages with complex gender, feminist and queer theory to explore the social and political implication of 'doing gender' in performance. Drag as a performance art form has seen a relative decline in thepast decade, yet there are new and exciting emerging forms coming through whichmakes this module all the more relevant to performance contexts. There's a lot more to drag studies than wigs, make-up and high heels!”

– Senior Lecturer Mark Edward
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