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So dear old Queenie, Corrie or Eastenders?

What’s wrong with us knowing what the dear old Queen thinks? Why can’t we be told whether she reckons we should build a bypass round Shrewsbury, have weekly bin collections or deport some hateful, evil loon intent on causing damage to this country, its people and his own religion of Islam?

Last updated 27 September 2012
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Andrew Mitchell is a pleb

Leading Tory minister Andrew Mitchell is a pleb – it’s official.

Last updated 27 September 2012
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Not a lifeline. It’s off the hook Vince

Nice guy and everything, but hasn’t Vince Cable just managed to confirm that the transgressing banks are now well and truly off the hook?

Last updated 25 September 2012
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We’re both proud plebs but that’s it!

No. Again, no. And to be absolutely clear – absolutely not.

Last updated 25 September 2012
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UK's don’t ask, don’t tell policy

annesept25 Nobody suspected she was pregnant – least of all, the mother herself. So, when a British servicewoman gave birth to a baby boy at Camp Bastion on Afghanistan’s frontline, the ensuing furore was almost comical in its spinning, screaming chaos. (1 comment)

Last updated 25 September 2012
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No prawn sandwich brigade up here

Some people feel football has sold its soul to business. The game used to be financed by the man on the terrace, whose money paid the wages of players who earned little more than the fans.

Last updated 24 September 2012
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You know who to call, Boycie

Only Fools and Horses star John Challis is coming to Cumbria. John, who played used-car salesman Boycie in the classic sitcom, will be signing copies of his new autobiography at the Carlisle branch of Waterstones next week.

Last updated 24 September 2012
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Why are Coldplay on air so often?

‘And now here’s Coldplay – again.” Have you ever wondered why certain artists dominate the airwaves?

Last updated 24 September 2012
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Ed Sheeran’s a big hit in CA postcode

A-haaar maties! Pass the rum an’ shiver me timbers, it seems we’re surrounded by pirates.

Last updated 20 September 2012
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Kate Middleton topless photos: Let's move on

Get over it. Our economy is in crisis, jobs and wages are shrinking and were sitting through the worst series of X Factor ever.

Last updated 20 September 2012
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Where’s the logic in closing our schools?

Last week we were told we should all have conservatories, this week, we learn funding for our schools should all change.

Last updated 20 September 2012
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It ended in tears last time, let’s not go there again

kate022 It’s that sense of deja-vu that makes the Duchess of Cambridge’s stolen holiday snaps such a heart-sinking disappointment. (13 comments)

Last updated 19 September 2012
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Shops shouldn’t stop Carlisle United scheme

Some seem to think Carlisle United’s dreams of a new 12,000-capacity, all-seater stadium at Kingmoor Park are dead in the water. (13 comments)

Last updated 18 September 2012
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Carlisle’s small but stylish part in Wiggo’s success

Thousands of Cumbrians turned out to see the Tour of Britain as it sped through the county last week. The star attraction was Bradley Wiggins.

Last updated 17 September 2012
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It’s Biggs and it’s not clever

IF YOU’D been tepid about the idea of a drama series concentrating on the life Charmian Biggs in the beginning, you’ll be stone cold and turning off by now.

Last updated 15 September 2012
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Parade’s at a loose end over on BBC2

PARADE’S End (BBC2) makes Downton Abbey look like Coronation Street with tiaras.

Last updated 15 September 2012
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America’s answer to the Leveson Inquiry

jeffdaniels159 There were so many loose ends to tie in the finale of The Newsroom (Sky Atlantic), it’s amazing it didn’t come with a free knitting pattern.

Last updated 15 September 2012
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The thickness of Dave

THIS week’s page has been pulled together at the last minute I’m afraid and I’ve been ploughing my way through a small rainforest of brochures for extruded plastic environments.

Last updated 13 September 2012
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We have to say no to nuclear dump

nuke001 The answer must surely be no. Multi-billion pound plans for an underground nuclear waste dump in the west of the county must be turned down by Cumbria’s policy makers.

Last updated 13 September 2012
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Come back soon please

IT WAS fantastic to see the Africa Express pull in to Carlisle train station and to hear the amazing sounds of the musicians on board.

Last updated 13 September 2012
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