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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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Dangers of law on our time of death

James Newcome photo It was Benjamin Franklin who first coined the wisdom that: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

Last updated 22 July 2014
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Take a bite out of me, me, me

I was appalled to read that rotting teeth is the most common cause of primary school aged children being admitted to hospital in Britain.

Last updated 17 July 2014
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Who would you help?

Nicola Pears photo When there’s not enough money to go round and ends no longer meet with comfort, something has to give. (2 comments)

Last updated 17 July 2014
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The world's gone off its rock-er

ptblencathraaaaaa Rarely has one big lump of rock caused such a flurry of fuss and bother as the recently purchased Blencathra. (2 comments)

Last updated 8 July 2014
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Don’t forget there are others like Savile

jimmysaviledfdffggfd The number of historic rape and sex assault cases being reported in Cumbria is rising. What’s known now as the Savile Factor is thought to be the reason.

Last updated 1 July 2014
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Don’t mess with Eric Pickles on charges

Keep Our Streets Free Logo He’s a big bluff lad, who knows his mind, insists on rules being kept and is just the kind of chap you’d want in your corner in a dispute. (3 comments)

Last updated 24 June 2014
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HS3? As much use to Carlisle as a chocolate fireguard

Ever felt a bit lonely and left out – like there’s a party going on somewhere and nobody remembered to invite you? (8 comments)

Last updated 24 June 2014
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True pros in Antiques Roadshow are the nonplussed

Antiques Roadshow has been filming at Lowther Castle near Penrith.

Last updated 17 June 2014
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Health care is not measured by cash

Many, we know, have been extremely upset by the decision to close Reiver House community hospital in Carlisle. (8 comments)

Last updated 10 June 2014
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Joey Barton: Victim of vicious and unnecessary mauling

Don’t know about you but there’s an anger in the wind lately that makes some of us wonder whether it might not be time to grow up – or at least to lighten up. (2 comments)

Last updated 3 June 2014
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Cumbria: outdoors theme park or sprawling retirement village

An article in The Guardian newspaper recently claimed the North East of England was “teetering on the brink” and wondered if the region was in danger of becoming Britain’s Detroit – the first city in the US to be declared bankrupt. (2 comments)

Last updated 22 May 2014
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I’ve taken childhood totally for granted...and probably so have you

Carer photo Mornings aren’t easy when you’re an early riser. All that rushing in and out of shower or bath, battling with hairdryer, makeup, boiling kettles and packed lunches. And all to be up, out and on the road before the birds open their beaks to cough.

Last updated 20 May 2014
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Taxing question for PM David Cameron

David Cameron would really rather not have a public fall-out with Gary Barlow.

Last updated 13 May 2014
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Glass half full or half empty?

Jimmy Glass photo It needs a miracle. Maybe if we all get on our knees and pray to our shrines of the sainted Jimmy Glass, we might, just might, get one. (2 comments)

Last updated 1 May 2014
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First mortgage? Then pay attention

It was a tense day of deep strain and toe-curling fear. The man in the suit, leaned forward across his desk and demanded an answer...

Last updated 29 April 2014
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Emails mean no holiday

Did you have a good Easter? Enjoy the long bank holiday? Did you get away anywhere good or just slob out at home?

Last updated 24 April 2014
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Ridiculous it costs more to buy an apple than biscuits

What price would you put on healthiness? Say 70p? In my book, that’s too much. (7 comments)

Last updated 24 April 2014
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Innocence shouldn’t mean financial ruin

Former Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans makes a good case for Legal Aid – even if he does so unwittingly. (5 comments)

Last updated 16 April 2014
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Maria Miller should no longer be on our payroll

How does he solve a problem like Maria? Any suggestions post haste – or by Royal Mail’s closest approximation – to 10 Downing Street please. (4 comments)

Last updated 8 April 2014
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On-street parking charges: Don't drive our recovery out of town

It is never too late to think again. There is no shame in a change of heart. There can only be credit in finding a better way. (59 comments)

Last updated 7 April 2014
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