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9.2 on the exam success scale

It has become as much a sign of the seasons as the first cuckoo of spring and the last Englishman at Wimbledon.

Last updated 30 August 2010
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Not mushroom for other veg

Reiver likes to think of himself as a fungi to be with, so he was most impressed by the monster mushroom which appeared in Maryport.

Last updated 23 August 2010
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How parrots could make our politics more interesting

We are forever being told how boring politics has become, how there’s little to tell between the main parties and how disillusioned voters are.

Last updated 23 August 2010
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Unfortunately for me, I’m no fortune teller

The lack of a fast broadband connection in several parts of north Cumbria is a big worry for many people, especially those in business.

Last updated 16 August 2010
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Lump of coal guv? Model of a nuclear reactor?

Described as the world’s most luxurious cruise liner, The World has been docked in Whitehaven over the weekend.

Last updated 16 August 2010
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Keep it up Tom! She’s watching!

Tom Taiwo photo Some football greats have played a part in Brunton Park’s first 100 years.

Last updated 16 August 2010
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Ewe lookin’ at me?

Some people are frightened of cows.

Last updated 9 August 2010
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The truth is out there

Winston Churchill’s achievements include even more than victory for the Allies in the Second World War.

Last updated 9 August 2010
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Lowther Park! Lowther!

Once upon a time you could hardly switch on the TV without hearing the Lowther Park song.

Last updated 9 August 2010
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Gordon Brown’s swan song...

Where's Wally? has a new rival.

Last updated 2 August 2010
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Got something to shout about?

In case anyone has failed to notice, the 2012 London Olympics are now less than two years away.

Last updated 2 August 2010
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This idea is nuts

Brewdog beer photo Finally the red squirrels are fighting back in Cumbria. This photo shows a beer bottle inserted inside a grey squirrel, and there’s only one species capable of doing something as twisted as that.

Last updated 26 July 2010
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The Vikings are coming!

Disturbing news from Keswick... It seems that in the search for theatrical veracity Theatre by the Lake’s summer season actors have been taking tips from a bunch of hairy Norsemen.

Last updated 26 July 2010
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It's Maryport bruise festival

It’s Maryport Blues Festival this weekend. Although if you study one website, the main event is actually Maryport Bruise Festival.

Last updated 19 July 2010
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As happy as a pig in mud

If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise.

Last updated 19 July 2010
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Seagulls, flies... it won’t be long before people start blaming the cursing stone

Cursing stone photo The people of Carlisle are under attack. Large and small, the enemy comes from the skies in wave after wave of merciless assaults.

Last updated 19 July 2010
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Back to the agony of watching Carlisle United

Now that the Word Cup is over, the focus of football fans can switch to the agony of following their own teams rather than the agony of following England.

Last updated 12 July 2010
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All they need is some Beatles knowledge

Almost 11,000 people saw Jools Holland play at Carlisle Racecourse last week.

Last updated 12 July 2010
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That’s the right path, Janet

Wainwright’s Walks may have made Julia Bradbury the most famous advocate of fellwalking in the Lake District.

Last updated 12 July 2010
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Let’s see if we’re any good at this sport

Carlisle's new American football team the Border Reivers (what an excellent name) can now begin playing friendly matches.

Last updated 5 July 2010
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