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Mark Green

Give me the full fat option

After years of being told butter is bad, veg oil is good and low-fat spreads make us healthier, apparently it’s all wrong.

Last updated 7 February 2013
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American school rules are simply Coco-nuts

Two of the favourite targets for moaners in this country are ‘health and safety’ rules and ‘politically correct’ regulations.

Last updated 7 February 2013
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Come clean on nuclear waste and represent the public’s opinion

There are many different areas for debate, concern, explanation and examination that need to be dealt with before any decision is made over the possible siting of an underground repository for nuclear waste in the west of Cumbria. (30 comments)

Last updated 24 January 2013
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Bowie: The golden oldie returns

So David Bowie is back. To celebrate his 66th birthday, he has released a new single and we are promised an album will follow.

Last updated 10 January 2013
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Monopoly change: A token gesture?

There was sad and shock news from the world of traditional family games this week.

Last updated 10 January 2013
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Your Majesty, don’t speak or move a muscle

As you know I’m not the biggest fan of the Royals but even I think the latest slice of ‘celebrating’ Queenie’s Jubilee year has gone too far.

Last updated 21 December 2012
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Christmas is a time for children after all

Marks & Spencer advert photo It will be interesting to see if takings are down in certain supermarkets this year and whether Marks & Spencer suffers a downturn in profits.

Last updated 21 December 2012
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We need to elect a health champion

This week we revealed the shocking death-rate figures for north Cumbria’s hospitals.

Last updated 7 December 2012
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Give the Beeb a break and target the tax avoiders

There is a huge amount of energy and hot air being expended on the future of the BBC and whether its ex-Director General should be given a full year’s pay-off for resigning. (3 comments)

Last updated 15 November 2012
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Lower voting age, raise turnout?

Politicians are regularly whining about the continuing rise in voter apathy.

Last updated 1 November 2012
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Cumbrians left in limbo by Government's constant dithering

af Peter Luff How much time and money is wasted and how much anguish and mental suffering is caused by useless government rethinks and reassessments?

Last updated 25 October 2012
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Time for Sir Jimmy Savile charity to help victims

His gravestone has been removed, plaques announcing where he lived have been taken down, streets bearing his monicker are being renamed and there’s a campaign to strip him of his knighthood.

Last updated 11 October 2012
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It’s people like Peter Dearman who make us great

According to latest figures, petrol sales slumped by 10 per cent this spring despite a dip in prices at the pumps.

Last updated 4 October 2012
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Very wet but also very tasty

Had a great time at the Taste Cumbria food festival in Cumbria at the weekend, despite the weather.

Last updated 4 October 2012
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Your car need a top-up?

As the cost of food continues to climb ridiculously, calls for farmers to stop growing crops for fuel are growing.

Last updated 27 September 2012
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So dear old Queenie, Corrie or Eastenders?

What’s wrong with us knowing what the dear old Queen thinks? Why can’t we be told whether she reckons we should build a bypass round Shrewsbury, have weekly bin collections or deport some hateful, evil loon intent on causing damage to this country, its people and his own religion of Islam? (2 comments)

Last updated 27 September 2012
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Andrew Mitchell is a pleb

Leading Tory minister Andrew Mitchell is a pleb – it’s official.

Last updated 27 September 2012
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Ed Sheeran’s a big hit in CA postcode

A-haaar maties! Pass the rum an’ shiver me timbers, it seems we’re surrounded by pirates.

Last updated 20 September 2012
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Kate Middleton topless photos: Let's move on

Get over it. Our economy is in crisis, jobs and wages are shrinking and were sitting through the worst series of X Factor ever.

Last updated 20 September 2012
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Where’s the logic in closing our schools?

Last week we were told we should all have conservatories, this week, we learn funding for our schools should all change.

Last updated 20 September 2012
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