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Anne Pickles

Are they off their heads?

The war on drugs is lost. Wave white hankies in surrender and don’t punish junkies any longer – they deserve our pity. Group hug anyone?

Last updated 7 June 2011
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New cops on the block

Women can fight crime – they do it all the time. Women can be cops with heavy workloads, kids, a husband, washing and ironing to do, a garden to keep tidy and needy friends with man-trouble to comfort.

Last updated 4 June 2011
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Nights at Queen’s opera

They were highly educated university physics, electronics and dentistry students with a dabbling fondness for rock music and half-hearted ambitions for stardom.

Last updated 4 June 2011
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Corrie: It’s textbook soap

There are some serious parenting issues in Weatherfield. Safe to say the Corrie lot just don’t seem to have the child-rearing knack.

Last updated 4 June 2011
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No sex please, we’re British and prefer our petrol

A report out the other day informed us helpfully that Britons are more worried about petrol prices than they are about their disappointing sex lives.

Last updated 3 June 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

What’s fuelling Cheryl’s angst... and Jamie’s sexiness?

A report out the other day informed us helpfully that Britons are more worried about petrol prices than they are about their disappointing sex lives.

Last updated 3 June 2011
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If it wasn’t her fault, then whose was it?

The trouble with the Court of Appeal’s decision to let Sharon Shoesmith off the hook in the Baby P tragedy is that nobody anywhere is now going to know where to stop the buck. For anything.

Last updated 31 May 2011
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Danes’ Marmite ban really takes the bacon

There’s something rotten in the state of Denmark. But, of course, you knew that.

Last updated 27 May 2011
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Ryan Giggs has scored an own goal taking on the angry public

Everybody knew his name but only Twits, Scots and a Lib-Dem MP dared speak it out loud. If that doesn’t make the law an ass, I’ll eat my toes.

Last updated 24 May 2011
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How could the PM say no to Maddie search?

The haunted, tortured expression on Kate McCann’s face has never altered in the four long years since her Madeleine disappeared.

Last updated 17 May 2011
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Music is catalyst for great display of our raw talent

Lady gaga meat dress photo 6 The defining moment that put the Big into Big Weekend came for me when a lovely young woman buried her breasts in Cumberland sausage.

Last updated 13 May 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Wanted! New bogeyman to terrify America

They say a man who marries his mistress creates a vacancy. The same could be said of a president who assassinates his enemy. (9 comments)

Last updated 10 May 2011
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Great on careworn, not so hot on the accent

It is hard not to warm to Vera. As one of those careworn, knocking on a bit, murder detectives without family or support network – is there any other kind? – she’s the most convincing.

Last updated 7 May 2011
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Thriller wiped the floor with rivals

Exile (BBC1) provided the perfect bank holiday thriller suspense for which we always used to pay our licence fees cheerfully.

Last updated 7 May 2011
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Delizioso boys!

Never having been able to trust a skinny chef, the idea of two fat ones setting out to eat their way through Italy instantly appealed.

Last updated 7 May 2011
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They’re a kooky bunch but better than a Trump

For once, nobody was complaining. One for God, one for royalty and one for workers – back to back holidays, shared like lollipops among well behaved children.

Last updated 6 May 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

The royals have done us all proud

For once, nobody was complaining. One for God, one for royalty and one for workers – back-to-back holidays, shared like lollipops among well behaved children.

Last updated 6 May 2011
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It’s almost worth staying at home... but not quite

The world officially turned crazy the day it became normal to fly away on holiday for half the price of my suitcase.

Last updated 3 May 2011
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Where would we be without ladies of Lanercost?

We share a secret, the ladies of Lanercost and I. It has to do with marmalade, a sticky finger and the blind eye of health and safety.

Last updated 29 April 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Haven’t we all seen this royal soap saga before?

All this royal wedding fluff and fuss, leading inevitably to the pomp, ceremony and sealing with a balcony kiss the watching world demands, is so far disguising what is surely on its way.

Last updated 26 April 2011
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