X

Cookies

Continue We want you to get the most out of using this website, which is why we and our partners use cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to receive these cookies. You can find out more about how we use cookies here.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Subscriptions  |  evouchers  |  Jobs  |  Property  |  Motors  |  Travel  |  Dating  |  Family Notices

Anne Pickles

Cynicism keeps coming back

Cynicism is an affliction as incurable as a cold sore. You might shake it off for a while – but it keeps coming back.

Last updated 20 March 2013
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Politics can be a funny old game

If we’re honest we could all do with a bit of a laugh a lot more often. We just don’t generally expect laughter to come from councils... at least not without a tax increase.

Last updated 20 March 2013
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Please excuse my ignorance, but I don’t use public toilets

It was news to me. And for obvious reasons I’m partial to a bit of news – particularly the smiley kind. There is, it turns out, an august and busy body (as opposed to busy-body) called the British Toilet Association. Who’d have thunk it?

Last updated 15 March 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Excuse my ignorance, but I don’t use public toilets

It was news to me. And for obvious reasons I’m partial to a bit of news – particularly the smiley kind. There is, it turns out, an august and busy body (as opposed to busy-body) called the British Toilet Association. Who’d have thunk it?

Last updated 15 March 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Wake up councillor, the church is finally becoming relevant

James Newcome photo The Bishop of Carlisle is one of many leading churchmen calling for a major rethink on government welfare reforms. (10 comments)

Last updated 12 March 2013
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Happy Mother’s Day, Mum and thanks for still caring

It was no more than idle chit-chat really. Mother and daughter telephone stuff, We do hours and hours of it. “So what else is new?”

Last updated 8 March 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

It makes zero sense to me

It was good to hear from students at Ullswater Community College the other day. But they sure set me a tough test. (2 comments)

Last updated 5 March 2013
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Shameful demise of a hypocrite

A public fall from grace is never a pretty sight... whoever it is who’s tumbling painfully from their pedestal.

Last updated 5 March 2013
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Spring is in the air so tuck into a pie and enjoy both

What was it we kids used to have to say for luck on March 1? Rabbits? March hares? Bunny jumps? Thank goodness freezing February’s finally out of the way?

Last updated 1 March 2013
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Spring is in the air so tuck into a pie and enjoy both

What was it we kids used to have to say for luck on March 1? Rabbits? March hares? Bunny jumps? Thank goodness freezing February’s finally out of the way?

Last updated 1 March 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Focus on the little things

andy rosecentral Buzz words are good – or at least they used to be. They’re cool. They make you sound clever, of the here and now, totally switched on... to mention but a few current buzzes.

Last updated 26 February 2013
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Always best to deal with matters as they happen

The poor old Lib Dems sure seem to be having awful trouble with their womenfolk lately.

Last updated 26 February 2013
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

I’m happy for Conrad Atkinson to be my own guilty pleasure

Guilty pleasures. We all have them. Some more than others – I more than most. Ludicrously expensive handbags, crippling shoes – the higher the better – ice cream, sticky toffee pudding, oven chips... though not together on the same plate.

Last updated 22 February 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Who ate all our pies, Prime Minister?

David Cameron and pie photo Far be it from me to hurl stones in glass houses... but might David Cameron be gaining a pound or two?

Last updated 19 February 2013
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

It was too easy to be distracted from flagpole duties

It started with the odd little low-toned murmuring of well- intentioned assistance. A few whispered twinings from the anxious to be helpful.

Last updated 15 February 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Too easy to be distracted from flagpole duties

It started with the odd little low-toned murmuring of well intentioned assistance. A few whispered twinings from the anxious to be helpful.

Last updated 15 February 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

King Richard is ours, so bring him home now

Home is always where the heart is. Not where the horse falls nor in the council car park under which the bones lie. It’s the place that makes the soul sing.

Last updated 8 February 2013
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

King Richard is ours, so bring him home now please

Home is always where the heart is. Not where the horse falls nor in the council car park under which the bones lie. It’s the place that makes the soul sing.

Last updated 8 February 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Never a wise move to defend child smacking

There are times when it’s wisest to shut up and say nowt – even when you’re bursting to have your say. (22 comments)

Last updated 6 February 2013
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Take Richard home

Skull photo Those ghostly cries, muffled and eerily diluted by exhaust fumes hovering and swirling over Leicester, seem unmistakable ... now that we know.

Last updated 6 February 2013
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Page
News & Star What's On search





Vote

Cumbria could break hundreds of records but at what would we most excel?

Eating

Drinking

Complaining

Disappointing football

Show Result

Hot jobs
Scan for our iPhone and Android apps
Search for:
NEWS & STAR ON: