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It’s Biggs and it’s not clever

IF YOU’D been tepid about the idea of a drama series concentrating on the life Charmian Biggs in the beginning, you’ll be stone cold and turning off by now.

Last updated 15 September 2012
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Parade’s at a loose end over on BBC2

PARADE’S End (BBC2) makes Downton Abbey look like Coronation Street with tiaras.

Last updated 15 September 2012
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America’s answer to the Leveson Inquiry

jeffdaniels159 There were so many loose ends to tie in the finale of The Newsroom (Sky Atlantic), it’s amazing it didn’t come with a free knitting pattern.

Last updated 15 September 2012
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The thickness of Dave

THIS week’s page has been pulled together at the last minute I’m afraid and I’ve been ploughing my way through a small rainforest of brochures for extruded plastic environments.

Last updated 13 September 2012
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We have to say no to nuclear dump

nuke001 The answer must surely be no. Multi-billion pound plans for an underground nuclear waste dump in the west of the county must be turned down by Cumbria’s policy makers.

Last updated 13 September 2012
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Come back soon please

IT WAS fantastic to see the Africa Express pull in to Carlisle train station and to hear the amazing sounds of the musicians on board.

Last updated 13 September 2012
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Legacy has to be a more positive outlook

LEGACY, it’s a word that you only really hear in sitcoms that poke fun of politicians and PR people.

Last updated 16 December 2013
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Jury of public opinion has passed judgement

burglars119 It probably shouldn’t come as any great surprise to learn that some judges are distanced markedly from most other people’s grasp of reality.

Last updated 11 September 2012
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Premiere should have been here

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Last updated 11 September 2012
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I don’t want that image in my head, thank you

I COULD just about stomach Ann Widdecombe’s dancing and quickly recovered from Boris’s Olympic jigging.

Last updated 11 September 2012
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The gold medal for being booed goes to...

THE glorious Paralympics have drawn to a close and with them has gone the last hope of London 2012’s hot, sunny summer making a last minute sprint into Cumbria.

Last updated 11 September 2012
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That’s what I call dedication to duty

LOWTHER Castle is an intriguing place. Built 200 years ago for the Lowther family, it was abandoned in the 1930s and gradually fell into dereliction.

Last updated 10 September 2012
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‘High by a tarn stood a lonely goatherd...’

PEOPLE travelling to Talkin Tarn are now passing over an upgraded level crossing. This features four rising barriers and a new warning sound system.

Last updated 10 September 2012
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That’s not how we used to be!

prezzadezza Mr & Mrs is back on ITV. Although anyone who remembers the original version might struggle to recognise it.

Last updated 10 September 2012
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Flying the flag for le fashion

Last updated 6 September 2012
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Eel be back next year

Last updated 6 September 2012
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Paralympics 1, The Simpsons 0

mbpara1 I’m enjoying the Paralympics more than the Olympics. Some of the races have been fantastic, goalball is fascinating and wheelchair basketball is gripping (amazing, considering I hate the professional version played by overpaid giants in the US).

Last updated 6 September 2012
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Time to get the lifebelt

andy cameronnndfg Shuffle, shuffle, shuffle, slip, slap, slop. That’s the sound of Prime Minister David Cameron trying to put some fresh gloss on a poorly constructed and badly battered cabinet.

Last updated 6 September 2012
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Let the children walk

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Last updated 4 September 2012
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Can we really take on Mother Nature?

floodhouse2 Considering summer failed to put in any kind of appearance, autumn turned up with extraordinary punctuality.

Last updated 4 September 2012
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