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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

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Whistle while you twerk and then adopt FLOTUS position

Done much twerking lately? Me neither. Probably never have, come to think if it – but that’s not entirely surprising.

Last updated 26 June 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

All this fear over work breaks is just a storm in a teacup

As a performance- enhancing drug, there’s none finer – a fact many a naughtily nefarious athlete might do well to recognise.

Last updated 19 June 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Still shaking, rattling, rolling

Well, that was some weekend. Summer made a shy appearance and Cumbria was alive with the sound of music, as though helpfully to seal the deal.

Last updated 16 June 2015
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Not very Nobel behaviour by the professor

Oh dear. What a tangled web is woven when a clever man lets his misogyny slip.

Last updated 12 June 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Pay-n in neck for Prime Minister

In a pretty pickle over their pay, MPs are finding themselves the targets of some widespread unpleasant bitterness. Easy targets they are too. (2 comments)

Last updated 9 June 2015
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Behind social media persona we’re essentially the same

A lot changes over 200 years – which is actually a stupid statement because, when you think about it, not much changes at all.

Last updated 5 June 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Locking-on Heaven’s door

The Rev Keith Teasdale photo One of my personal little pleasures is wandering into churches. Don’t ask me why – I couldn’t begin to explain it.

Last updated 2 June 2015
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Time to test wobbly riders?

The driving test is 80 years old this week – which gives cause to wish many happy returns to reversing round corners. (9 comments)

Last updated 2 June 2015
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

We should direct some of our puppy love elsewhere

It was a sad story. Sad enough to bring an instant prickling tear to the eye – but it could have been a whole lot worse.

Last updated 29 May 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Why buying football club will give a billionaire the Blues

A bit late in the day perhaps, but I’m trying to teach myself to be more careful with money.

Last updated 28 May 2015
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Cinderella would have been better off dancing in Dr Martens

Festival footwear. Brace yourselves, girls... it’s a feminist issue.

Last updated 22 May 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Come on Jamie - put your money where your mouth is and tell us

jamiereeddgfdsssdsd Some might call him a tease. Copeland MP Jamie Reed is an able politician, true Labour man, respected constituency member... but is he toying with us? (9 comments)

Last updated 19 May 2015
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

It’s the thought that counts...

Gelt Gladiator photo If your idea of extreme sport matches mine – getting up from the sofa to brew a pot of tea – the spectacle that was Gelt Gladiator might well have passed you by.

Last updated 19 May 2015
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Worth going Dutch for a bit if Top Guns land in local

It was an unwelcome rude awakening when, at silly-o-clock in the morning, a Chinook helicopter circled the skies above sleepy heads – long before bedside alarms had kicked in.

Last updated 15 May 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Victory for the shy majority

Ballot box photo And there it was, in all its hushed, subdued glory. The biggest surprise of them all... a victory for the bashful. (27 comments)

Last updated 12 May 2015
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

There’s something appealing about horizontal rain

The sun came out on Tuesday. Not long enough for a leg wax in garden-body preparation – but it did make an appearance between downpours.

Last updated 10 May 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

We have a duty to put a cross on the ballot paper

Not long now. Nearly there. Soon, serious bidders for the keys to Number 10 will find no more good reasons to look uncomfortable in rolled-up shirt sleeves and hard hats.

Last updated 6 May 2015
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Spoilsport doctors’ advice is just not cricket, or rugby

Well now, here’s a fine kettle of muddy prop forwards. Rugby, in both of its proud disciplines, can be seriously damaging to your children’s health.

Last updated 1 May 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Worst reaction is no reaction at all

nicolasturgeon2fggf Women in politics have a difficult time. We know that because most of them say so.

Last updated 28 April 2015
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

There are advantages to being downwardly mobile

Panic stations in Carlisle – and thereabouts. Mysterious mobile malfunctions are sending all kinds of folks into a fluster of fluff, feathers and unrepeatable expletives.

Last updated 24 April 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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