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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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I don’t think this is claws for concern

Big day, Wednesday – for predatory, knot-tying types. It’s Leap Year day and a momentous date for women with designs on marital bliss.

Last updated 24 February 2012
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The Brits – back to their chaotic best

In case you hadn’t noticed it, we’re deep into the awards season now.

Last updated 23 February 2012
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Politicians should be listening

Some good news, some not so good news on the health front for Cumbria this week.

Last updated 23 February 2012
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Boiled eggs in the shower? That won’t beat drought

The declaration of a drought in the south and east of the country has sparked new calls to look into plans to pump water down from the lush, rain-soaked north and is a major cause for concern for the Olympics organisers.

Last updated 23 February 2012
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You’re missing the drinkers most at risk, Mr Cameron

On the subject of alcohol consumption, my old GP used to apply a very handy benchmark when doling out his health warnings. (1 comment)

Last updated 21 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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I’d rather talk about politics, NHS reform, anything, other than diets

Out of the blue, Twinkle made one of her life-changing affirmations – which is always a bit of a worry.

Last updated 17 February 2012
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Only soft southerners and Becks wear vests, right?

Time was, you used to be called a cissy and a mummy’s boy if you were caught wearing a vest.

Last updated 16 February 2012
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Hurrah for high culture and haute couture

There are pop-up shops and restaurants, so why not museums and art galleries?

Last updated 16 February 2012
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What services are we prepared to chuck on the tip?

This weekend marks the end of consultation over controversial plans to cut Cumbria’s recycling sites.

Last updated 16 February 2012
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What harm can a little prayer do?

There are times when you’re bound to wonder whether some people might have a tad too little to worry about. (37 comments)

Last updated 14 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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Tuesday: Don’t do tripe

It is Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, so get your excuses in now...

Last updated 9 February 2012
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Pedalo-power is the way to keep Falklands British

It's easy to have a laugh at the expense of our ‘naked pedalo’ men as they have become known to the nation and most of the world.

Last updated 9 February 2012
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60 years as monarch is a remarkable achievement

She has seen them come and she has seen them go. There may well even have been a few she’d have liked to have had seen off the premises. (8 comments)

Last updated 7 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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A siege mentality in Carlisle's Castle ward?

The Liberal Democrats’ popularity has slumped since the last General Election.

Last updated 6 February 2012
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