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Saturday, 28 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.

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. (6 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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Shopping you can get your teeth into

Let the imagination roam a bit and you could soon be going into your local supermarket for groceries and coming out looking more like Renee Zellweger than – well, Renee Zellweger. (2 comments)

Last updated 1 November 2182
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Would Winston Churchill be elected today?

Winston Churchill photo He drank too much, smoked like a chimney, was obese and suffered periods of crippling depression – would Winston Churchill even have made it to selection as a candidate in May’s general election? (16 comments)

Last updated 4 February 2015
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Last orders... time to shout to save local pubs

Redfern photo Pubs. Wave a white hanky and offer a tearful bye-bye from a respectful distance. They’re on their way out... fast. (7 comments)

Last updated 27 January 2015
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Woman's place in the House?

A woman’s place is in the House of Commons – or so political parties selecting their candidates from all-women shortlists would have us believe. (4 comments)

Last updated 20 January 2015
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So retro’s cool now Mr Zuckerberg?

Mark Zuckerberg photo So 2015 is being pitched by some visionaries in the know as the year in which we will start to fall out of love with our whiz-bang stuff... our gadgets. (3 comments)

Last updated 13 January 2015
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Crying shame of Honours farce

Actor James Corden has declared he was “overwhelmed” to have been awarded an OBE, for his services to drama, in the New Year Honours. (3 comments)

Last updated 7 January 2015
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Absolute nutters - but we salute you

Gary McKeating photo There’s daft and there’s seriously silly. In Cumbria we tend to prefer the seriously... well, verging on lunatic. (3 comments)

Last updated 7 January 2015
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He's out of order - I'm out of cash

offside1gfdgf Give me your time, patience and a handy diagram and there’s every chance I will, at some point, understand the offside rule.

Last updated 30 December 2014
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Do a shop for a foodbank instead

If I had my way, I’d jump off this crazy commercially careering train right now – only deigning to climb back on board as it pulls gently in at platform Easter. (37 comments)

Last updated 16 December 0011
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Zero tolerance - just a sip away

Breath test photo Scots know a thing or two about drinking. They’re experts – or so legend would have it. (24 comments)

Last updated 9 December 2014
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Dear Santa, please make them go away

Nigel Farage photo All I want for Christmas is restoration of the natural order of things. Like Nigel Farage giving up politics, for instance. And Russell Brand – well, just giving up. (10 comments)

Last updated 9 December 2014
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Ordinary fans priced out of the beautiful game

It used to be the people’s game. You’d catch the bus to matches and your hero would be on the seat next to you. (6 comments)

Last updated 4 December 2014
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