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Friday, 19 September 2014

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Anne Pickles

New bras, please! Anyone for a game of topless tennis?

If you’re watching properly, it’s a pain in the neck. Serve and return, backhand to forehand, eyes right, turn left... and then your head hurts.

Last updated 4 July 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Don’t forget there are others like Savile

jimmysaviledfdffggfd The number of historic rape and sex assault cases being reported in Cumbria is rising. What’s known now as the Savile Factor is thought to be the reason.

Last updated 1 July 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

I’d hack a heavy wig to put PM on his naughty step

If I could have chosen to be anyone other than myself this week, I would have liked to have been the judge who put the Prime Minister on the naughty step.

Last updated 27 June 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Don’t mess with Eric Pickles on charges

Keep Our Streets Free Logo He’s a big bluff lad, who knows his mind, insists on rules being kept and is just the kind of chap you’d want in your corner in a dispute. (3 comments)

Last updated 24 June 2014
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HS3? As much use to Carlisle as a chocolate fireguard

Ever felt a bit lonely and left out – like there’s a party going on somewhere and nobody remembered to invite you? (8 comments)

Last updated 24 June 2014
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Blame my lack of sporting interest on the bossa nova

In deference to matters currently obsessional, I was wondering what to do to be temporarily – well, Brazilian. No! Not that! Do keep it clean at the back of the room.

Last updated 20 June 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Health care is not measured by cash

Many, we know, have been extremely upset by the decision to close Reiver House community hospital in Carlisle. (8 comments)

Last updated 10 June 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

A parachute jump back to days of make do and mend

A lady called Hazel told me this week that her mother’s wedding dress had been made from a parachute... which I thought was pretty cool. “Even better,” said Hazel, noticing my interest, “there was enough material left over for matching knickers!”

Last updated 6 June 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Joey Barton: Victim of vicious and unnecessary mauling

Don’t know about you but there’s an anger in the wind lately that makes some of us wonder whether it might not be time to grow up – or at least to lighten up. (2 comments)

Last updated 3 June 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Cheapest NHS prescription - eat less, move more

Life’s full of used-to-bes. Crammed to the gunwales and depressingly likely to grow fuller with each passing year. Nothing’s more certain than a stash of backward glances.

Last updated 30 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

He shoots himself in the foot and scores an own goal

I don’t know much about football but I do know a bit about emails, a lot about men who behave badly, and more about women likely to belittle blokes who deserve it.

Last updated 23 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

I’ve taken childhood totally for granted...and probably so have you

Carer photo Mornings aren’t easy when you’re an early riser. All that rushing in and out of shower or bath, battling with hairdryer, makeup, boiling kettles and packed lunches. And all to be up, out and on the road before the birds open their beaks to cough.

Last updated 20 May 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Time to give this pally banter in schools idea a Miss

She was tall, thin, beautifully dressed, with a look of Wallis Simpson about her and, my goodness, she was fierce.

Last updated 16 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Taxing question for PM David Cameron

David Cameron would really rather not have a public fall-out with Gary Barlow.

Last updated 13 May 2014
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Bahamas island? Blencathra? It’s too much trouble

He was perhaps a tad too excited to have remembered the detail entirely accurately – but he obviously meant well.

Last updated 9 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Looking forward to gardening and growing old and silly

Brace yourselves – the gardening gloves are coming out. May has arrived and with it comes the cue for getting down and dirty in beds and borders. That’s the law of fair weather horticulturists.

Last updated 2 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

First mortgage? Then pay attention

It was a tense day of deep strain and toe-curling fear. The man in the suit, leaned forward across his desk and demanded an answer...

Last updated 29 April 2014
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Blob! Blazer Boy! Grow up and stop acting like children

Back to school week. You’ll have noticed the change. Truculence, pent up annoyance, dark scowls and bitter complaints about getting up early, arriving home late, being told what to do... and that’s just the teachers.

Last updated 25 April 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Innocence shouldn’t mean financial ruin

Former Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans makes a good case for Legal Aid – even if he does so unwittingly. (5 comments)

Last updated 16 April 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Our princely friend helps us to realise we are special

Always good to have friends in high places. Even better to be on matey terms with the kind of chums who don’t mind stepping down in the world to drop in on our more humble abodes on occasion.

Last updated 11 April 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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