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Thursday, 02 October 2014

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Mark Green

It’s all gone south for us northeners

I never was very good at Geography. All that geology and savannah grasslands was dull.

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. (2 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. (2 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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Too sweet for our own good

So Cumbria is the fattest areas of England and Copeland is officially the obesity capital of the country.

Last updated 6 February 2014
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Chancellor has huge task to get cold and debt-ridden back on side

George Osborne photo Debt – the modern-day plague that is infecting more and more of us. We discovered this week that more than 1,500 families in our region owe more than £3million in debts.

Last updated 5 December 2013
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Service with a scowl is fine by me

smalleymg711 It's usually your mam and dad who embarrass you.

Last updated 7 November 2013
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Give cycling fans an easy ride on Monday

Mark Cavendish photo Lycra fever has gripped the Green household as we all countdown to the Tour of Britain coming to the county on Monday.

Last updated 12 September 2013
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Put it in a bin - not a body-bag

I’ve never liked seagulls since one attacked my 99 cornet on the beach at St Anne’s. It had “monkey blood” (raspberry sauce) on it – and hundreds and thousands. A holiday special. (7 comments)

Last updated 8 August 2013
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Frack in the desolate sarf

If you think wind turbines are an awful invasion, a scar on the landscape and an unnecessary evil, wait for the next great energy source to be plonked up here. (5 comments)

Last updated 1 August 2013
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It might be a bit extreme but at least we’re talking about it

I was amazed to read that authorities in New Zealand have told a South African chef he is too fat to be allowed to live in the country and are deporting him.

Last updated 1 August 2013
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With wily marketing festival can cash in on Wiley row

Pagans. Pagans? Pagans!

Last updated 25 July 2013
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