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Anne Pickles

St Paul’s protesters’ inconvenient truths

Having been told by churchmen – in the gentlest possible terms – to pick up their tents and walk, protesters camping outside St Paul’s Cathedral are proving more than a little tricky to handle.

Last updated 1 November 2011
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How a flower can make us realise what matters

When a big magic poppy appeared on the side of Carlisle’s Shaddon Mill, reality check kicked in.

Last updated 28 October 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Time to wake up and smell the poppies

When a big magic poppy appeared on the side of Carlisle’s Shaddon Mill, reality check kicked in.

Last updated 28 October 2011
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Europe: In or out?

It always was a dirty word. Referendum: to have or to hold – that’s the killer question. (11 comments)

Last updated 25 October 2011
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I’ve lapsed from all of my clubs – except Cranstons

I was asked this week whether I was a member of anything. A simple enough enquiry but, to be honest, the question threw me a bit.

Last updated 21 October 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Put some energy into helping your customers

So, now we have to have to ask the question all over again. Just where is the root of all evil?

Last updated 18 October 2011
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Welcome to the world, William – how it’s changed

It happened in a life-changing instant. Like finding your first grey hair or not immediately remembering your own phone number.

Last updated 14 October 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

I’m too young to be a great aunt, let alone older than a jazzman!

It happened in a life-changing instant. Like finding your first grey hair or not immediately remembering your own phone number.

Last updated 14 October 2011
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Should we really look through morose-tinted spectacles all the time?

Optimism is one of our biggest failings. Looking on the bright side, while whistling a happy tune, is a weakness, a hindrance, it’s holding us back... from facing miserable reality.

Last updated 11 October 2011
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Country retreats

eshott810 Sharing a garden pergola with a tipsy bridesmaid on a balmy autumn evening, it was easy to understand from where Doxford Hall had won its reputation for spinning magic.

Last updated 8 October 2011
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Professionals in our own premier partying league

We were a visibly happy little bunch as we gathered at Carlisle Rugby Club for a couple of sherbets and a sausage roll apiece.

Last updated 7 October 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

I love rugby. Mostly for the parties

We were a visibly happy little bunch as we gathered at Carlisle Rugby Club for a couple of sherbets and a sausage roll apiece.

Last updated 7 October 2011
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Dave, a letter of advice on your recent conduct (don’t worry, I’m not cross)

An open letter to David Cameron from a woman in no need of an apology. (4 comments)

Last updated 4 October 2011
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You know you’re local when the pong’s your own

Leaning too far over the harbour wall, like a couple of fishwives who’d just lost their menfolk’s catch, we were breathing in deeply... and coughing rather a lot.

Last updated 30 September 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Tommy Mattinson’s gurning more successful at face saving

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
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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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