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It’s dog eat dog at elections

Joe Hendry photo Carlisle city councillor Joe Hendry was delivering leaflets for the Labour Party ahead of this week’s local elections when a dog grabbed not just the leaflet but one of his fingers, and bit to the bone.

Last updated 30 April 2012
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Just earning a crust

Patrick Hill photo Journalism is a glamorous job... sometimes. And sometimes they ask you to dress as a pie.

Last updated 23 April 2012
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When did One Direction take over the world?

Gareth Gates wowed the crowds at Outrageous in Carlisle on Friday night.

Last updated 23 April 2012
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We’re off to see the cast cursed

The Wizard of Oz supposedly comes with a curse. Many of those involved with the film and subsequent theatre productions are said to have become victims of the curse.

Last updated 23 April 2012
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The work of the dark lord?

Let Him be praised. The Him in question is not a religious figure. But he has inspired a devotion which has just become apparent at a Cumbrian church.

Last updated 16 April 2012
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Whistle down the web

Crowds always gather to watch tower blocks being demolished. But there’s a fascination with construction as well as destruction.

Last updated 16 April 2012
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Lord Sugar is daddy of them all!

TV is full of people being high-powered and driven. And the king of cut-throat telly is surely The Apprentice.

Last updated 9 April 2012
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Bambi, are you out there?

Korky the cat photo Train driver. Nurse. Animal psychic.

Last updated 2 April 2012
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Grace notes: napping good, too gobby bad

TV is full of people being high-powered and driven. And the king of cut-throat telly is surely The Apprentice.

Last updated 2 April 2012
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MSP’s ‘simply embarrassing basic mistake’ about our city

Reiver's favourite politician is currently Roxburgh and Berwickshire MSP John Lamont.

Last updated 26 March 2012
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On deadly ground – how to sex up Carlisle Castle siege

Carlisle has several claims to fame. It is the largest city in England, if we look at the city council area including Brampton and Longtown.

Last updated 26 March 2012
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Lee Brennan: The sheep and the midfielder were real...

Fans of Lee Brennan may have been a little bemused by the singer’s Twitter feed recently.

Last updated 26 March 2012
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Best to read the paper instead

Thousands of people emerge from trains at Carlisle station ready to savour all that the Border City has to offer.

Last updated 19 March 2012
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What did we do to deserve that cruel joke, Sarah?

All publicity is good publicity. Isn’t it?

Last updated 19 March 2012
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Welsh holiday has gone to the dogs

Are the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall fans of Carlisle United?

Last updated 12 March 2012
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The bear facts: wait for a plumber or risk a mauling

Volker Deecke photo Reiver is intrigued by the findings of University of Cumbria biology lecturer Dr Volker Deecke.

Last updated 12 March 2012
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Had a bad day? Let’s pen a tune

Brian Higgins is one of the UK’s most successful songwriters. And one of the most reclusive.

Last updated 12 March 2012
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Thanks a lot, now we can’t just propose on bended knee

Getting engaged used to be a relatively simple affair.

Last updated 5 March 2012
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A timely incentive to get treated?

Being tested for a sexually transmitted infection can be a nerve-wracking business.

Last updated 5 March 2012
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One has gawn awf water biscuits, but one is still partial to a Ginger Nut

It is a blow – there’s no point in trying to deny it. The loss of the words “By Appointment to HM The Queen” from Carr’s Table Water Biscuits is not good for Carlisle’s morale.

Last updated 5 March 2012
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Another national outpouring of concern for a lost dog - do we care more about animals than people?

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