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Anne Pickles

Champions don’t have turkey necks

Gurning, I was once told at Weight Watchers, is what you must do to avoid turkey neck and double chin when shedding pounds.

Last updated 23 September 2011
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Kate Middleton is a duchess, not a New York fashionista

A friend who’s a royalist, a follower of fashion – in her own inimitable way – and a bit of a live-wire, gave her verdict on Kate Middleton at an early stage in the now rapidly heating style saga. (8 comments)

Last updated 20 September 2011
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A good shepherd knows when the contest is lost

The majority of women are said to have a soft spot for men in uniform. A naval officer in his pristine, starched, summer whites is supposed to take top spot.

Last updated 16 September 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Come bye flat capped chap with a dog!

The majority of women are said to have a soft spot for men in uniform. A naval officer in his pristine, starched, summer whites is supposed to take top spot.

Last updated 16 September 2011
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Golden slumbers fill the air

Paul McCartney says he’s up for it. Veteran rockers The Who are already booked for it. London 2012... let’s hope our athletes are a little younger.

Last updated 13 September 2011
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Lakeside luxury a strange place to find left leanings

She was in sparkly sandals, showing off painted toenails. I wore my sitting-down shoes – the too-high, pinchy ones I carry, should I need to stand up or (God forbid) walk.

Last updated 9 September 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

There’s always somebody more bonkers than yourself

She was in sparkly sandals, showing off painted toenails. I wore my sitting-down shoes – the too-high, pinchy ones I carry, should I need to stand up or (God forbid) walk.

Last updated 9 September 2011
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

A love story, from beneath all the rubble

I had a friend called Lucy. Actually, I believe I still do. She slipped into the past tense for a moment there, only because we haven’t been in touch for more than a little while. Friendships, however firm, go that way sometimes. They ebb and flow as years pass.

Last updated 6 September 2011
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Newsmen behaving badly?

The worrying part about a thriller set in a newsroom in 1982 comes when they bill it as a period piece – and you remember being in the period.

Last updated 3 September 2011
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Sinister portrayal of the corridors of power

Had it not been something most of us had suspected as woefully symptomatic of all government, Page Eight’s depressing message might have come as a frightening shock.

Last updated 3 September 2011
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Thwarted in my drive to find the perfect dripping

It’s reckoned Carlisle gets eight million tourists every year – which you have to admit is pretty impressive, since we have no canals, masked carnivals or singing boatmen to shout about.

Last updated 2 September 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Thwarted in my search for dripping

It’s reckoned Carlisle gets eight million tourists every year – which you have to admit is pretty impressive, since we have no canals, masked carnivals or singing boatmen to shout about.

Last updated 2 September 2011
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Fat tax would be hard to swallow

It’s illegal, it’s immoral or it makes you fat. But fill your boots – here are irresistible chances for whopping great tax hikes.

Last updated 30 August 2011
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The royal rule book is thrown away

POOR old Wallis Simpson. How painfully she learned how the best laid plans of mice, men, American social climbers and grasping mistresses so often go awry.

Last updated 27 August 2011
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Hans’ uneven fight

hitler278 The Man Who Crossed Hitler (BBC2) may not have excited at the outset, for one very good reason – not a lot of people know about Hans Litten.

Last updated 27 August 2011
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I don’t mind the greatness, it’s the age thing ...

I am soon to be a great-aunt, only a few weeks now – which is clearly ridiculous. I’m not old enough to be a great anything.

Last updated 26 August 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Stop. It’s time we all smelled the flowers

When suddenly your geraniums look blowsy and you’re fancying switching on the heating for an hour after dark, it’s clear the season has changed.

Last updated 23 August 2011
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Move over Henry and Frank, The Borgias are here

Word had it The Borgias (Sky Atlantic) was to be like The Tudors – but with Italian sunshine and more impressive ceilings.

Last updated 20 August 2011
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Only Bobby Sabel can save this

Remarkable. Extraordinary. Groundbreaking. Just when it’s universally believed Big Brother has hit rock bottom and can sink no lower, it burrows yet further and hits new, previously unexplored depths.

Last updated 20 August 2011
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Leave the wildlife alone Stephen

There were reasons why Ocean Giants (BBC1) wasn’t quite gelling – but it took a while to put a finger on them.

Last updated 20 August 2011
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