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London Olympics opening ceremony was bonkers - and stunning

Bonkers. No two ways about it. The Olympics opening ceremony spun so far off the wall, it broke the sound barrier.

Last updated 31 July 2012
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Think of the children!

Once again Cumbria has failed in its bid to attract cash and the chance to work with shopping guru Mary Portas.

Last updated 30 July 2012
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I’ve got a good idea children... let’s get bored

It was Monday when my eldest (he’s 10) said: “This summer holiday is going exactly as I wanted it to... slowly.”

Last updated 26 July 2012
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I know how to get away from Olympics coverage

Notice how I’ve avoided any mention of the Olym- DOH!

Last updated 26 July 2012
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A white paper on who to upset next

I’m not sure who this coalition government wants to upset next.

Last updated 26 July 2012
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Why can’t you let us enjoy the Games, Seb?

By now, we might have expected colourful bunting to have appeared all over the place again. (13 comments)

Last updated 24 July 2012
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Fairtrade must begin at home to help our dairy farmers

It didn’t ought to be so difficult. Why waste more time in argument? A farmer whose business is to produce milk has to be able to make his business pay. (12 comments)

Last updated 24 July 2012
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Calling the extra 7,700 women out there in Cumbria

The initial census findings which have just been published prove what Reiver has always known – that Cumbrians are among the wisest people in the land.

Last updated 23 July 2012
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Buried treasures on our coastline

Plans have been drawn up to improve Maryport harbour – but they don’t go far enough.

Last updated 19 July 2012
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Olympic Games security: Heads used to roll for things like this

Just when you decide it’s time to be positive about those Games – more beaten into submission than newly sporty – along come the circus clowns to hurl a few more gremlins into the works. (10 comments)

Last updated 17 July 2012
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Don’t blame the gulls – would you like to be disturbed while mating?

‘Suspense and shock beyond anything you have seen or imagined!’ No, not another England penalty shoot-out.

Last updated 16 July 2012
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The future of barbies?

Triumphing over adversity is one of those things Britain is supposed to excel at.

Last updated 16 July 2012
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Game of two halves

Congratulations to all involved in the CFM v Hollyoaks charity football match at Workington Reds.

Last updated 16 July 2012
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Drivers can help keep roads safe

More than 70 motorists were caught offending by Cumbria police during a recent road safety campaign. (6 comments)

Last updated 12 July 2012
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I’m warming to this message

Keep Calm and Carry On. If Britain’s bulldog spirit could be summed up in five words, there they are.

Last updated 9 July 2012
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Beckham should have been picked for Olympic team

I am in no way a David Beckham fan, but even I can see the foolishness and wasted opportunity in not picking him for the GB Olympic football team.

Last updated 5 July 2012
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Maybe we should all bank more ethically

So Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond has finally resigned in the wake of the rate-rigging scandal.

Last updated 5 July 2012
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So you’ll all be taking a pay cut then, will you?

MPS could be given Fridays off under plans currently being considered by... er, MPs. (15 comments)

Last updated 3 July 2012
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Armed Forces deserve praise every day

armedfd47 There wasn’t an Armed Forces Day when I was at school. And for the life in me, I can’t imagine why.

Last updated 3 July 2012
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I'm Paul but the gaffer called me Peter

The plight of Glasgow Rangers has divided opinion among football fans.

Last updated 2 July 2012
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