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Booking for 2013, that’s just not funny

Can any of us really be sure what we’re doing next week, never mind next year?

Last updated 28 November 2011
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You get what you pay for. And vice versa in this case

A father and son who run a members’ club in Carlisle have been prosecuted for selling cheap spirits from branded bottles.

Last updated 21 November 2011
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Interactive cinema excitement?

You get all kinds of excitement at the cinema. Action is never far away – and that’s before we even look at the screen.

Last updated 21 November 2011
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Omid’s a true Blue... and I don’t mean Chelsea

There’s no doubting the week’s biggest Carlisle United story. No, not that. Surely the most surprising revelation is the news that stand-up comedian and actor Omid Djalili is a United fan.

Last updated 21 November 2011
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Rock in a hard, slippery place

ON THE face of it rock band Aerosmith and boy band 911 do not have a great deal in common.

Last updated 14 November 2011
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James, you can bounce back from this... I think

MANY Cumbrians still miss BBC Radio Cumbria’s former Carlisle United commentator Derek Lacey.

Last updated 14 November 2011
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Impressive, but who was the winner?

murdo1411 The farming community faces many challenges. But it seems no challenge is so big that it can’t be tackled with 100 clothes pegs on your face.

Last updated 14 November 2011
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The secret life of Silloth

The Great Border City was name-checked in classic random fashion last week, by back-from-the-dead canoeist John Darwin.

Last updated 7 November 2011
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So who IS the mystery Tory health spokesperson? And why is rapper Dr Dre being asked for medical advice?

Is there a doctor in the house? If so, you might be needed to prise apart Copeland MP, Shadow Health Minister Jamie Reed, and someone who goes by the Twitter name of @toryhealth.

Last updated 7 November 2011
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All fired up about Halloween

What on earth has happened to Halloween? This once puny little festival has become the equivalent of the seven-stone weakling who discovered weight-lifting and steroids.

Last updated 31 October 2011
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We deserve medals!

Thousands more train seats are being added to ease overcrowding on the West Coast Mainline between Cumbria and London.

Last updated 31 October 2011
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Francis Dunnery: So close to Batman theme

Most of us remember the first of Warner Brothers’ Batman films, the one starring Michael Keaton as the Caped Crusader with Jack Nicholson as The Joker.

Last updated 24 October 2011
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A queer shan if we can’t act in our own voices, eh!

Language evolves. Words disappear and change.

Last updated 24 October 2011
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Fishcakes, pet?

Come Dine With Me’s trip to Cumbria has ended in tears.

Last updated 17 October 2011
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Roxanne Pallett to be schoolgirl at 28

Roxy photo It's more than a decade since Roxanne Pallett left Carlisle’s Trinity School.

Last updated 17 October 2011
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Anyone know a joke?

Cumbrians like a laugh, don’t we? Venues like The Sands Centre in Carlisle are regularly packed out by the country’s best-known comedians.

Last updated 17 October 2011
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Rory Stewart and Tim Farron are Top Trumps

Top Trumps used to pit dinosaurs against each other.

Last updated 10 October 2011
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See through the pea souper

There was good news last week when two Carlisle men admitted to a brutal attack at a city taxi rank. Their victim was punched to the ground and stamped on.

Last updated 10 October 2011
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Penrith’s cruel hoax on telly comic Mark Watson?

What has comedian Mark Watson done to upset Penrith? This is the question Watson has been asking himself as he prepares to play at Penrith Leisure Centre next month.

Last updated 10 October 2011
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‘Thou shalt not barge’

Shoppers in Carlisle and Whitehaven have been joining people from the rest of the country in creating an online version of the Bible.

Last updated 10 October 2011
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