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Sunday, 26 October 2014

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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.

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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King Richard is ours, so bring him home now

Home is always where the heart is. Not where the horse falls nor in the council car park under which the bones lie. It’s the place that makes the soul sing.

Last updated 8 February 2013
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Give me the full fat option

After years of being told butter is bad, veg oil is good and low-fat spreads make us healthier, apparently it’s all wrong.

Last updated 7 February 2013
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American school rules are simply Coco-nuts

Two of the favourite targets for moaners in this country are ‘health and safety’ rules and ‘politically correct’ regulations.

Last updated 7 February 2013
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Never a wise move to defend child smacking

There are times when it’s wisest to shut up and say nowt – even when you’re bursting to have your say. (22 comments)

Last updated 6 February 2013
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Take Richard home

Skull photo Those ghostly cries, muffled and eerily diluted by exhaust fumes hovering and swirling over Leicester, seem unmistakable ... now that we know.

Last updated 6 February 2013
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Now all we need are some dodgy geezers (maybe not)

TV cops photo Reiver wonders if the producers of Police Interceptors knew what they were letting themselves in for when they came to Cumbria.

Last updated 4 February 2013
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Women, take some precautions

Tory MP Richard Graham has been bitterly lambasted for saying women are putting themselves at risk of rape by staggering around the night streets wearing short skirts and high heels. (10 comments)

Last updated 29 January 2013
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If you don’t like it, Anna, sort it out

I don’t remember many quotable nuggets from my school Shakespeare days. Very few in fact.

Last updated 29 January 2013
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