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Saturday, 23 May 2015

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Come on Jamie - put your money where your mouth is and tell us

Jamie Reed photo Some might call him a tease. Copeland MP Jamie Reed is an able politician, true Labour man, respected constituency member... but is he toying with us?

Last updated 19 May 2015
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It’s the thought that counts...

Gelt Gladiator photo If your idea of extreme sport matches mine – getting up from the sofa to brew a pot of tea – the spectacle that was Gelt Gladiator might well have passed you by.

Last updated 19 May 2015
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Victory for the shy majority

Ballot box photo And there it was, in all its hushed, subdued glory. The biggest surprise of them all... a victory for the bashful. (26 comments)

Last updated 12 May 2015
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We have a duty to put a cross on the ballot paper

Not long now. Nearly there. Soon, serious bidders for the keys to Number 10 will find no more good reasons to look uncomfortable in rolled-up shirt sleeves and hard hats.

Last updated 6 May 2015
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Worst reaction is no reaction at all

nicolasturgeon2fggf Women in politics have a difficult time. We know that because most of them say so.

Last updated 28 April 2015
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Dob Gill Force is with them

mbstarry Back in 2007 United Utilities was trying to branch out. The water company was drumming up business in another area – hiring out its land to film-makers.

Last updated 27 April 2015
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Human tide of despair

ptlibyatragedy It is horrific and desperately sad to see the tide of human despair being rescued from appalling and flimsy boats in the Mediterranean.

Last updated 23 April 2015
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Hair to dye for?

emilyreay76yfgfg Life is full of rules – some necessary, some not; some relevant, some plainly daft. But let’s be honest, without rules we’d be lost.

Last updated 21 April 2015
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Like or lump nuclear dump

It’s all kicking off again. The nuclear repository row, which so enflamed the anger of Cumbrian communities two years ago, is again igniting tempers. (18 comments)

Last updated 15 April 2015
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Man of letters stands by his friends in need

Prince Charles photo Inconsequential bluster and legal toing-and-froing over letters Prince Charles wrote to government departments, expressing personal views on matters he believed important, took on a new complexion lately.

Last updated 7 April 2015
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Pol-dark nights are here again

Poldark photo So, Poldark. Or Pol-dark and handsome (tm) as we are now duty-bound to call the BBC1 Sunday night series.

Last updated 2 April 2015
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What would Clarkson have done?

Paul Laidlaw photo It's a glamorous world, television. Sometimes.

Last updated 30 March 2015
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Laying charges at hospital doors

This is an open letter to Whom It May Concern – which is the name most commonly used when no one has a clue who’s in charge. (8 comments)

Last updated 24 March 2015
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We have something to offer all year, not just for the Tour of Britain

Cycle race photo So the Tour of Britain returns to the county with a Hart-stopper of a finish.

Last updated 19 March 2015
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Looks like Yorkshire made a mi-steak with Jeremy Clarkson

Yorkshire has two sons for which it must apologise... and the other one, is Jeremy Clarkson. (9 comments)

Last updated 17 March 2015
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One train you can’t complain about

train photo KENDAL Calling is a Cumbrian success story.

Last updated 16 March 2015
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Why lynx should not be introduced to the Lake District

Lynx. No, not the awful deodorant spray that keeps flies away from teens.

Last updated 12 March 2015
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It’s just the ticket

You sometimes have to wonder whether Eric Pickles might have had a traumatising car parking experience as a child. (2 comments)

Last updated 10 March 2015
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Come on you Reds

Shhhh! Whisper it quietly... but could the EU come to the rescue of our dwindling red squirrel population?

Last updated 10 March 2015
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Why Brampton-on-Sea doesn’t float my boat

Big day today in Southampton. The official naming of the new 141,000-tonne P&O Cruises vessel Britannia will be carried out by the Queen.

Last updated 10 March 2015
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