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Inventive animation shows up summer’s big-budget blockbuster flops

It has become a summer holiday tradition now to go and see the latest big blockbuster movie.

Last updated 25 July 2013
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Evil killers won’t be free to roam streets

af prison 107 1 It’s the end of life as we know it! The streets will be flooded with mass murderers, multiple rapists and crazed criminals.

Last updated 12 July 2013
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Use lottery win for greener jobs

Hydro electricity photo Imagine you won the lottery and had a cool £78 million to blow. What would be first on your shopping list? Yacht? Car? New home? Swish holiday?

Last updated 5 July 2013
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And we can all make fools of ourselves at the courts too

Our own strawberries have hit the shops, we’ve had a bit of sun, another bonkers act has won Britain’s Got Talent ... so it must be time for Wimbledon.

Last updated 21 June 2013
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Who else is going to punish bankers?

It is refreshing and to some people, laudable, that former HBOS chief executive Sir James Crosby has asked for his knighthood to be removed and has said he will forfeit a third of his massive salary. (3 comments)

Last updated 11 April 2013
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Thatcher effectively died when she was stabbed in the back by her Cabinet

I was a teenager, too young to vote when Margaret Thatcher came to power. As a lad, I had been sent home early from school because of the power cuts and read books by candlelight at home. (3 comments)

Last updated 11 April 2013
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Supermarket promises leave a bitter taste

You can’t have missed the massive, multi-million pound advertising campaign that Tesco is running.

Last updated 7 March 2013
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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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