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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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Is it too late to get Vera Lynne on Olympics bill?

The plan is to build up the atmosphere before the official opening ceremony of the biggest, greatest event in the sporting calendar.

Last updated 3 May 2012
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Nothing like a bit of support for Roy Hodgson

There's nothing like giving someone the benefit of the doubt and allowing them the chance to find their feet and prove their worth.

Last updated 3 May 2012
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It’s our ideas people who deserve reward

I was surprised to be missed off The Sunday Times Rich List this year – again! I do like to keep my vast wealth private, so I can continue to walk among my people and carry out my good deeds without too much publicity.

Last updated 3 May 2012
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Vote as one for something better

Anyone voting next week? Come on! Don’t be shy! A third of the seats on Carlisle City council are up for grabs.

Last updated 26 April 2012
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Bye bye Brian, miss you too

So f-f-f-f-farewell then Brian Meecham, the shopkeeper who inspired Ronnie Barker to create the brilliant Arkright character in the 1980s sitcom Open All Hours.

Last updated 26 April 2012
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A mankini, a paddling pool, some Speedos and soapsuds

I’ve not come across much sympathy yet for our friends in the south who are struggling with a water shortage.

Last updated 19 April 2012
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Football players can make life much easier for refs

The Germans call dodgy goals ‘Wembley goals’ after the infamous Geoff Hurst goal that may or may not have crossed the line in the 1966 World Cup final.

Last updated 19 April 2012
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David Cameron: More U-turns than a stunt driver in the Italian Job

It started with trying to scrap free school milk and selling off our woodlands. The latest involves scrapping an order for fighter planes and imposing an idiotic conservatory tax.

Last updated 19 April 2012
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That sinking feeling

Am I the only person to have drowned in a sea of dross of Titanic proportions.

Last updated 19 April 2012
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Don’t insult those who fought for us

Spring is in the air. The signs are unmistakable.

Last updated 12 April 2012
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Give Maryport a full time Titanic attraction

ismay11111 Last week I returned to my home city of Belfast, where a huge Titanic complex has just opened.

Last updated 12 April 2012
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Is there anything Ed Miliband can’t take credit for?

Ed Miliband photo Politicians playing cupid? Almost as hard to believe as them being in touch with normal average people – you know, the ones who might actually vote for them.

Last updated 5 April 2012
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That’s another fine mess my owner’s got me into

It is heartbreaking to hear that more than 400 stray dogs were seized in Carlisle over the past year.

Last updated 5 April 2012
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Twit got all that he deserved

Twitter tweets and trolls... the interweb can be a sticky, tangled-up place.

Last updated 29 March 2012
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What price meet and two veg?

Come Dine With Me is one of our favourite TV shows.

Last updated 29 March 2012
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Turbine process full of too much hot air

Congratulations have to go to villagers and local folk who have actually won a fight to block a wind turbine being built in their neighbourhood.

Last updated 29 March 2012
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Make it easy, sell us some tickets

Adam Ant photo Summer is finally on its way – it’s official! No, I’m not talking about the clocks going forward this weekend so we’ll all wake up an hour earlier than we thought and have even less excuse not to do the gardening/clean gutters/mend bikes/put up shelves/wash the car...

Last updated 22 March 2012
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Wrong side of the road

In a few years time we could all be paying tolls to use our roads.

Last updated 22 March 2012
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MPs will find a way (out)

The latest money-saving scheme to be floated by the Government involves cutting the pay of civil servants who work in the regions.

Last updated 22 March 2012
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The torch can light up region

So a funny looking torch is being carried round Cumbria for a few days in the build-up to the Olympic Games. So what?

Last updated 22 March 2012
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