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Bridge vandals: Morons with no memories

Navvies bridge photo Three weeks. It took just three weeks before the brand new, spotless Navvies footbridge was vandalised.

Last updated 13 October 2011
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Save indie bookshops from turning into Swindon supermarkets

Monty Python star author and traveller Michael Palin has taken on a new role – to save the independent bookshop.

Last updated 13 October 2011
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Patients must come first now

The bids are in, the decision has to be made: who is going to run north Cumbria’s hospitals?

Last updated 13 October 2011
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Cash crisis sweeps Springfield, home of The Simpsons

Doh! So now it really is official: the world’s economy is truly in meltdown.

Last updated 6 October 2011
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Pale is still interesting

So orange is the new black then?

Last updated 6 October 2011
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It’ll save me how much? And cost me?

Perhaps I’m being cynical (it has been known...), but my first reaction to the news that we’ll all soon be able to drive at 80mph on motorways was that it was a backdoor method of getting extra taxes.

Last updated 6 October 2011
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Junction 34 for Yorkshire (formerly Cumbria)

Soon, signs welcoming motorists to this wonderful county will feature a line through Cumbria, then another through Lancashire, with the final location being Yorkshire.

Last updated 29 September 2011
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'Topless' Rihanna: I’m with the farmer on this one

Fair play to the old farmer in Northern Ireland who shouted at half-naked Rihanna as she pranced round his field and ordered her to get dressed.

Last updated 29 September 2011
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A Taste of things to come

A big, full-bellied congrats to the organisers of the Taste Cumbria Food Festival in Cockermouth last weekend.

Last updated 29 September 2011
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Stone cold bargains in Carlisle Marks & Spencer store

I used to think that the worst queues in Marks & Spencer were during lunchtime as office workers grabbed a ready meal or a posh butty.

Last updated 22 September 2011
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Does Huhne have power and energy to make a real difference?

So the Government is finally going to crackdown on our major energy companies.

Last updated 22 September 2011
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Water supplier going down plug hole

So it’s official, we have the worst water supplier in the country.

Last updated 22 September 2011
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A clueless view of Britain

You’ve probably gathered by now that I don’t respect our national politicians as highly as perhaps I should.

Last updated 15 September 2011
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Since when have Scooby Snacks been good for kids?

Yikes! Apparently Scooby Doo is the healthiest cartoon character of all. Even though he and best friend Shaggy spend all their time talking about mountains of food and ‘Scooby Snacks’ when they’re not running away from ghosts, ghouls and baddies.

Last updated 15 September 2011
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Sorry but we are far too polite

Elton John got it wrong when he wrote that awful song: Sorry seems to be the hardest word.

Last updated 15 September 2011
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Ten years on... and still not a clue about Middle East

The world and his wife seem to have aired their views on the 10th anniversary of what has become known as a terse, emotionless pair of numbers: 9/11.

Last updated 8 September 2011
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We’ll be able to bore criminals

So we might get live broadcasts from our courts?

Last updated 8 September 2011
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We’re all in it together? Not the economists...

A letter from 20 of the country’s leading economists has called on the Government to scrap its new 50 pence in the pound tax rate.

Last updated 8 September 2011
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Women should get equal pay

It should be banned but it’s still happening. No, I don’t mean another series of Celebrity Big Brother. I mean the unfair differences between men’s and women’s pay.

Last updated 1 September 2011
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Embarrassed by ignorant Brits

I’ve just returned from a holiday in Malaga. It’s going to take me the next few months to pay for, but it was well worth it. (5 comments)

Last updated 1 September 2011
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