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Stack up your troubles

I’m just back from hols – lovely thank you very much. But I NEVER WANT TO DRIVE SOUTH OF MANCHESTER AGAIN.

Last updated 6 August 2015
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Human tide of despair

ptlibyatragedy It is horrific and desperately sad to see the tide of human despair being rescued from appalling and flimsy boats in the Mediterranean.

Last updated 23 April 2015
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Pol-dark nights are here again

Poldark photo So, Poldark. Or Pol-dark and handsome (tm) as we are now duty-bound to call the BBC1 Sunday night series.

Last updated 2 April 2015
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We have something to offer all year, not just for the Tour of Britain

Cycle race photo So the Tour of Britain returns to the county with a Hart-stopper of a finish.

Last updated 19 March 2015
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Why lynx should not be introduced to the Lake District

Lynx. No, not the awful deodorant spray that keeps flies away from teens.

Last updated 12 March 2015
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Come on you Reds

Shhhh! Whisper it quietly... but could the EU come to the rescue of our dwindling red squirrel population?

Last updated 10 March 2015
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Ordinary fans priced out of the beautiful game

It used to be the people’s game. You’d catch the bus to matches and your hero would be on the seat next to you. (7 comments)

Last updated 4 December 2014
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Cumbria's on the ish-list rather than wish-list

George Osborne photo It's marvellous thing that the Government has suddenly discovered extra billions of pounds for the NHS, flood defences and to create millions of miles of new roads and even a James Bond-style tunnel under Stonehenge. (3 comments)

Last updated 4 December 2014
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It’s all gone south for us northerners

I never was very good at Geography. All that geology and savannah grasslands was dull. (21 comments)

Last updated 7 August 2014
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Represent us on parking charges

On-street car parking charges in Carlisle lurched closer this week. County councillors representing Carlisle agreed to introduce the scheme which has caused widespread outrage and opposition across Cumbria. (4 comments)

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Take a bite out of me, me, me

I was appalled to read that rotting teeth is the most common cause of primary school aged children being admitted to hospital in Britain. (4 comments)

Last updated 17 July 2014
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Cumbria: outdoors theme park or sprawling retirement village

An article in The Guardian newspaper recently claimed the North East of England was “teetering on the brink” and wondered if the region was in danger of becoming Britain’s Detroit – the first city in the US to be declared bankrupt. (3 comments)

Last updated 22 May 2014
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Glass half full or half empty?

Jimmy Glass photo It needs a miracle. Maybe if we all get on our knees and pray to our shrines of the sainted Jimmy Glass, we might, just might, get one. (2 comments)

Last updated 1 May 2014
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Emails mean no holiday

Did you have a good Easter? Enjoy the long bank holiday? Did you get away anywhere good or just slob out at home?

Last updated 24 April 2014
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Ridiculous it costs more to buy an apple than biscuits

What price would you put on healthiness? Say 70p? In my book, that’s too much. (7 comments)

Last updated 24 April 2014
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Jonathan Aitken gives unique Thatcher insight

con73 What would it be like to have Margaret Thatcher as your mother-in-law? Jonathan Aitken can offer an idea. He was boyfriend to Carol Thatcher for three years while her mother led the Conservative opposition.

Last updated 9 March 2014
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Driving me mad

af pot 63 1 Cumbria is a beautiful place to live and work in – it’s just a shame it’s such a pain to try and enjoy it.

Last updated 6 March 2014
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Scrap in the park

Carlisle play area photo The swings have stopped squeaking, there’s no more laughter and the only sound is the rumble of a giant diesel engine as a digger goes to work.

Last updated 27 February 2014
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I’d vote to go if I was Scottish

Like Sir Chris Hoy, I’m proud of my country. (33 comments)

Last updated 20 February 2014
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Do we all need a Boris of our own?

Having a pop at the council has long been a national pastime in Britain.

Last updated 13 February 2014
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