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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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Come and ‘av a go if you think you’re Hardknott enough

My dad’s bigger than your dad. Reiver was reminded of this level of debate by an article on The Guardian newspaper’s website.

Last updated 5 August 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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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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It’s just the latest craze - that’s all

Neknomination photo Sometimes something happens that makes you scratch your head and think: “What the hell was that all about?”

Last updated 3 February 2014
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We will claim Britain’s best mountain. And here’s how

Tryfan. Does the word mean anything to you? Many Cumbrians will not have heard it before.

Last updated 27 January 2014
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Who needs a fancy 3D HD TV anyway?

In this era of high-definition, 3D and Blu-ray, there’s something comforting in the news that some Cumbrians are still watching black and white television.

Last updated 13 January 2014
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Nelson Mandela? Who's he?

The death of Nelson Mandela caused grief around the world. Grief... and a little bit of confusion.

Last updated 9 December 2013
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Keep fit fans push themselves and car to the limit

Stu Windsor photo Who needs the AA? It seems that stranded drivers can call on Cumbrian fitness enthusiasts to get their cars moving again.

Last updated 9 December 2013
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Cumbrian cricket club in non-naked fundraising shocker

Threlkeld calendar photo Congratulations to Threlkeld Cricket Club for their new fundraising calendar.

Last updated 2 July 2013
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A vote for Bucky, fags and tats!

Cumbrians will not be eligible to vote in next year’s Scottish independence election, even though the result will have implications south of the border.

Last updated 1 July 2013
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Make the spooks pay their way and maybe Laserquest will be saved

Cumbria appears to be turning into the set of a Scooby Doo episode.

Last updated 24 June 2013
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Advertising is a real art

There’s nothing unusual about putting a painting above a fireplace. But in Carlisle someone has put a painting above a fireplace shop.

Last updated 6 May 2013
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Our walls of learning

georgian154 Carlisle’s Georgian Way subway has been spruced up with paintings of city landmarks including the cathedral and Dixon’s chimney.

Last updated 15 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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We can’t believe this survey about liars

Women in Carlisle are liars!

Last updated 11 March 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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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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That roof‘ll be going nowhere

Congratulations to slating firm K L Venning. The Orton-based company is re-roofing the whole of Coronation Street, including the Rovers Return, as the programme moves to a new set.

Last updated 21 January 2013
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