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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

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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. (3 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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Who is Rory Stewart?

Rory Stewart photo Rory Stewart, MP and Superman, has taken some derisory brickbats lately. It happens when comic book saviours stick their heads above the parapet – without first changing clothes in a phone box. (17 comments)

Last updated 1 April 2014
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Budget? I was hit by attacks of laughter

mbgeoirgie It might not have been the most radical, revolutionary, big-spending Budget anyone can remember – but it contained more than the usual quota of laughs.

Last updated 25 March 2014
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Racial hostility has no defence. It isn’t merely politically incorrect - it’s just plain dumb

Carlisle took a nasty slap across the face when the whole country heard our city described as a racist place, in which hateful, targeted abuse was tolerated widely as just another part of its famously quaint charm. (4 comments)

Last updated 21 March 2014
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Kieron’s had his fill of authority's restriction

Filling Station Cafe photo Being self-employed has certain advantages. Having the freedom to tell people to “stick it” is one of them.

Last updated 11 March 2014
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Jonathan Aitken gives unique Thatcher insight

con73 What would it be like to have Margaret Thatcher as your mother-in-law? Jonathan Aitken can offer an idea. He was boyfriend to Carol Thatcher for three years while her mother led the Conservative opposition.

Last updated 9 March 2014
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Driving me mad

af pot 63 1 Cumbria is a beautiful place to live and work in – it’s just a shame it’s such a pain to try and enjoy it.

Last updated 6 March 2014
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Of course 16 year olds should have the vote

Sometimes the answer to the question is so glaringly obvious it’s embarrassing – even before the question is asked. (11 comments)

Last updated 4 March 2014
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