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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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Recognise this Cumbrian tropical paradise, like eh?

The travel industry is hugely competitive. With thousands of destinations around the world, how on earth do you stand out? (2 comments)

Last updated 27 February 2012
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Wordsworth: Not totally Pointless

Gone but not forgotten. That’s William Wordsworth.

Last updated 27 February 2012
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Nothing says I love the Blues like...

Many Cumbrian men like Carlisle United. Many Cumbrian men like women in lingerie.

Last updated 27 February 2012
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Come on ‘ave a go if you think your water’s hard enough...

The north-south divide has been making headlines lately. The north is happier, but poorer. The south has more jobs. The north has more women who smoke while pregnant.

Last updated 20 February 2012
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Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

Queen guitarist Brian May has joined the opposition to a planned cull of at least 200 Canada geese on Windermere.

Last updated 20 February 2012
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Alas, if only Chuckles Mulroy was real

Reiver has lamented the lack of famous Cumbrian comedians. But that was before he heard about Chuckles Mulroy.

Last updated 13 February 2012
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Hail mighty... er... Adrian?

The Emperor Adrian – head of the Roman Empire and builder of Adrian’s Wall.

Last updated 13 February 2012
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One of life’s (considerably less pleasant) mysteries answered

Doggy doo? Doggy don’t! This is the message for dog owners in west Cumbria, where council workmen have been painting dog poo in an attempt to catch the culprits.

Last updated 6 February 2012
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