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Thursday, 17 April 2014

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Mark Green

Fee fighters may be losers

When the Conservative-led Government announced that our universities could possibly treble their £3,000 fees, they thought it would only be the big posh ones, like Oxford, Cambridge and a couple of London ones.

Last updated 21 April 2011
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Bonkers to miss out Carlisle

This is only the third year for the Lakes Alive festival, but already the bonkers-but-brilliant performances are one of the highlights of the summer for me.

Last updated 21 April 2011
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Lessons in school of hard knocks

CONKERS are being banned from more and more school playgrounds because of fears over children suffering from nut allergies.

Last updated 21 April 2011
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More than a library can be

A bag of onions, two pound of potatoes, tea...coffee...a Wilbur Smith and a Mills & Boon. Our shopping lists look set to change for ever.However, as much as I like and support libraries, it is hard to justify maintaining a small branch, like Denton Holme in Carlisle or Moorclose in Workington, when there is another, better one a short bus ride or a walk away.

Last updated 14 April 2011
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Summer of fun after Gaga goes

COULD Cumbria become home of the summer festival?

Last updated 14 April 2011
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Wave your cash goodbye but buy our fish

IT has been a week of banking news.

Last updated 14 April 2011
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The fight's won but now the battle begins

It is great news that campaigners have managed to save Penrith’s Alhambra cinema.

Last updated 9 April 2011
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How to make F1 electrifying

Could Jenson Button or Lewis Hamilton be the new Mr Bean? I only ask because they could soon be behind the wheel of something the bumbling comedy character might drive.

Last updated 7 April 2011
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Green light for pylon pollution

Suppliers have been given the green light to plant more electricity pylons across the country.

Last updated 7 April 2011
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I know we’re skint but don’t spoil all the fun

Playtime could be over for hundreds of children in west Cumbria. Slides, swings and roundabouts could be cleared away as the cash-strapped council struggles to maintain them.

Last updated 31 March 2011
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The internet is cheap place to buy ships

Isn't it amazing what you can buy on the internet these days? (apart from strange blue pills and a Nigerian bank).

Last updated 31 March 2011
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Wotchit! I canna mess uppa your life

Many people have been asking me about our glorious England manager Fabio Capello. Searching questions such as: How good is he as a manager? Why hasn’t he bothered to learn English? How much does he earn? When is he going?

Last updated 31 March 2011
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I’ll sizzle with her ladyship

It is fantastic news that Radio 1’s Big Weekend is coming to Carlisle.

Last updated 31 March 2011
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Fake rain bid to make F1 more exciting

Bernie Ecclestone, the multi-billionaire ruler of the Neverland that is Formula 1, wants to make it more exciting.

Last updated 24 March 2011
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How to save lives – don’t bomb Libya

It costs around £35,000 an hour to fly the Typhoon Eurofighter. And around £500,000 to whizz off a cruise missile.

Last updated 24 March 2011
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Mr Gove’s book plan lacks any imagination

That nice, thoughtful Mr Michael Gove, the man in charge of education, is always thinking and full of good ideas.

Last updated 24 March 2011
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The people of Japan need more rescuers not more reporters

What sort of madness makes someone stop someone else from saving lives? Prevents a rescue operation, blocks humanitarian aid?

Last updated 17 March 2011
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Foolish comments not worth suspension

Japan suffers one of the worst earthquakes ever recorded, a tsunami tidal wave kills tens of thousands and millions fear the meltdown of a nuclear plant. (1 comment)

Last updated 17 March 2011
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Don’t stick your nose in too early

In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s Comic Relief this weekend.

Last updated 17 March 2011
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All smoke and mirrors

So the Government is ordering the removal of all ads and displays, the merest wisp of a mention of cigarettes from shops in the latest move to stub out smoking.

Last updated 14 March 2011
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