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Saturday, 19 April 2014

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It seems I’m ill as I’m no longer angry with Maggie

This would have been a good week for anyone considering a career change or entrepreneurial launch into anger management services.

Last updated 12 April 2013
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Who else is going to punish bankers?

It is refreshing and to some people, laudable, that former HBOS chief executive Sir James Crosby has asked for his knighthood to be removed and has said he will forfeit a third of his massive salary. (3 comments)

Last updated 11 April 2013
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Thatcher effectively died when she was stabbed in the back by her Cabinet

I was a teenager, too young to vote when Margaret Thatcher came to power. As a lad, I had been sent home early from school because of the power cuts and read books by candlelight at home. (3 comments)

Last updated 11 April 2013
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The end of an era: Good or bad

EM Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher. What does a girl from a West Yorkshire mining community say of her? (4 comments)

Last updated 9 April 2013
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Really, this should come as no surprise

You know that creepy feeling you get when you strongly suspect something isn’t going to work – and then it breaks? Yes. That one. (2 comments)

Last updated 9 April 2013
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Your pond life is no match to majesty of our Lakeland

There’s a school of thought held by charitable types, church people and other assorted kindly folks, that if you’re blessed with good fortune you should share it willingly.

Last updated 5 April 2013
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And the bride looked like a princess

Gretna Green is regarded by many as the romantic capital of the world.

Last updated 1 April 2013
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Comical defending too close to truth

The claim that you can’t believe what you read in the papers has been applied to The Sun more than once.

Last updated 25 March 2013
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Cynicism keeps coming back

Cynicism is an affliction as incurable as a cold sore. You might shake it off for a while – but it keeps coming back. (1 comment)

Last updated 20 March 2013
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Politics can be a funny old game

If we’re honest we could all do with a bit of a laugh a lot more often. We just don’t generally expect laughter to come from councils... at least not without a tax increase.

Last updated 20 March 2013
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Wake up councillor, the church is finally becoming relevant

James Newcome photo The Bishop of Carlisle is one of many leading churchmen calling for a major rethink on government welfare reforms. (10 comments)

Last updated 12 March 2013
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We can’t believe this survey about liars

Women in Carlisle are liars!

Last updated 11 March 2013
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Supermarket promises leave a bitter taste

You can’t have missed the massive, multi-million pound advertising campaign that Tesco is running.

Last updated 7 March 2013
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It makes zero sense to me

It was good to hear from students at Ullswater Community College the other day. But they sure set me a tough test. (2 comments)

Last updated 5 March 2013
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Shameful demise of a hypocrite

A public fall from grace is never a pretty sight... whoever it is who’s tumbling painfully from their pedestal.

Last updated 5 March 2013
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Spring is in the air so tuck into a pie and enjoy both

What was it we kids used to have to say for luck on March 1? Rabbits? March hares? Bunny jumps? Thank goodness freezing February’s finally out of the way?

Last updated 1 March 2013
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Focus on the little things

andy rosecentral Buzz words are good – or at least they used to be. They’re cool. They make you sound clever, of the here and now, totally switched on... to mention but a few current buzzes.

Last updated 26 February 2013
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Always best to deal with matters as they happen

The poor old Lib Dems sure seem to be having awful trouble with their womenfolk lately.

Last updated 26 February 2013
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Cumbria’s up to the high street challenge

SO, HOOPERS is to finally close.

Last updated 25 February 2013
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Who ate all our pies, Prime Minister?

David Cameron and pie photo Far be it from me to hurl stones in glass houses... but might David Cameron be gaining a pound or two?

Last updated 19 February 2013
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