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Mark Green

Use shops or lose them

I’ve seen the future of shopping and it is like going to Argos. Hundreds of us queuing in giant warehouses clutching ticket number 14682934870 and waiting impatiently in line for a sliced loaf, half a dozen eggs, tins of beans, a packet of spaghetti, a new toaster, bottle of wine and back-to-school uniforms for the kids.

Last updated 12 January 2012
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Lessons to be learned from a sorry situation

Should private medical companies replace dangerous breast implants for free? Some private firms have ignored a call for them to take out PIP implants at no charge.

Last updated 12 January 2012
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A way to put a cat among the pandas

Should Scotland go for independence? Should it be allowed something called ‘Devo max’? Which is not a new version of Irn Bru or a new album by a weird old American punk band (showing my age there).

Last updated 12 January 2012
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County council move to Botchergate makes sense

What a genius idea for Cumbria County Council to relocate to somewhere down Botchergate.

Last updated 5 January 2012
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End PFI rip-off crippling hospitals

It is time for the government to rein in the rip-off companies that are bleeding the country of millions of pounds thanks to Public Funding Initiatives (PFI) deals.

Last updated 5 January 2012
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Stephen Lawrence's family have changed our society

No one can fail to have been touched by the dignity, decency and determination of Doreen and Neville Lawrence over the past 18 years.

Last updated 5 January 2012
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No-one to bring a bit of sunshine

When I was little, the highlight of Christmas Day TV was the Morecambe and Wise special.

Last updated 29 December 2011
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Life-changing resolutions

I have never been a fan of New Year resolutions.

Last updated 29 December 2011
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Too merry a Xmas?

I admit I have had one or two slurps more than I would normally have over the past week or so.

Last updated 29 December 2011
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The thrill of the chase

There's good and bad news on the mouse front at Green Towers.

Last updated 22 December 2011
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A welcome case of telly deja vu

The Christmas TV schedules are out and, as usual, it’s the same old movies with a sprinkling of ‘special’ shows from popular series such as Dr Who, Ab Fab, Downton Abbey and Outnumbered.

Last updated 22 December 2011
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Drop those knickers

News just in: More than 24 million pairs of Christmas knickers will be wasted as gifts from UK men to their girlfriends and wives.

Last updated 22 December 2011
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I’m a traditionalist when it comes to tea towels...

So it is now officially Christmas! At least in the Green household. A proper tea towel-wearing, tree-collapsing, carol-singing, family row-type Christmas...

Last updated 15 December 2011
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Gods among men, or just in Cumbria?

It used to be a Pernod and black, a brandy and Babycham or a vodka and lemonade that were demanded when I went out for the night with a girlfriend.

Last updated 15 December 2011
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This is my idea of interactive fun

It's panto season! Oh yes it is!

Last updated 8 December 2011
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Christmas is coming, the mouse is getting fat...

MOUSE UPDATE: Apologies for not informing you last week, but Jerry, the mouse that has adopted (and is now adapting) our house is still alive and well and, er, growing.

Last updated 8 December 2011
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Dear Mum, can I get the festive season out the way first?

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote of my annoyance that a PR company was promoting some stationery as the perfect Valentine’s gift.

Last updated 8 December 2011
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Breath-test pedestrians

The annual Christmas drink-drive campaign is under way and already motorists are testing positive, getting banged up in cells, fined hundreds of pounds and banned from driving.

Last updated 8 December 2011
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Exercise makes you a big boy

I used to love PE because it came after a double lesson of physics but mainly because I just liked to run around chasing after a ball like a daft dog.

Last updated 1 December 2011
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Time for a new image, Britney

Hot news this week is that Britney Spears has admitted that she struggles to motivate herself when it comes to working out.

Last updated 1 December 2011
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