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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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Attack of the killer shrimp

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, along comes the killer shrimp.

Last updated 2 July 2012
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I love my garden. It’s like another room in the pub

They say you’ve to reach a certain age before you can take a genuine interest in gardening – beyond reading Alan Titchmarsh’s fantasy fiction, anyway.

Last updated 29 June 2012
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The dessert that wasn't so delightful after all

Angel Delight photo It's funny how your memory can play strange tricks. How it varnishes remembrance with a veneer of affection and fondness or a smear of disdain and disgust. The things you liked, you really, really liked; the stuff you didn’t was foul and disgraceful.

Last updated 28 June 2012
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Clean up if you want to attract business

Plans have been unveiled to transform Carlisle’s distinguished old Post Office building into a stately, dignified and much-needed vodka bar.

Last updated 28 June 2012
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A long way to fall from your moral high horse Mr Cameron

David Cameron photo You’ve got to hand it to him. He’s hit the nail right on the head. David Cameron’s not nearly as daft as his hastily dumped pasty tax plan might suggest.

Last updated 26 June 2012
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On your marks, get set...

The Olympic torch relay proved hugely popular as it travelled through Cumbria.

Last updated 25 June 2012
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Our friends in the north?

Not long now until Workington Reds fans see their team’s fixtures for next season.

Last updated 25 June 2012
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Beautiful. And we never burnt anyone at the stake

So the Lake District is a “supermarket for walking” is it? At least, that’s the verdict of a tourist officer for some long-forgotten corner of Lancashire.

Last updated 21 June 2012
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It’s not a question of counting but of caring

The recent rush of bad news for families – and those children who would dearly love one – was desperate in its pessimism. (3 comments)

Last updated 19 June 2012
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He’s just pulling our Clegg

They say everyone has a novel inside them and deputy prime ministers are no exception. Nick Clegg admits that in his early 20s he began writing a book but never finished it.

Last updated 18 June 2012
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Eating their words

People on the Ewanrigg and Netherton estates in Maryport have written and starred in a short film about life in the area.

Last updated 18 June 2012
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No medals for veggies

Who said vegetarians can’t enjoy the Olympics? Well, a few parents of pupils at Stanwix School in Carlisle are questioning this.

Last updated 18 June 2012
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I’ve got yellow fever

You've had enough of the Euros? (football, I mean). Overdosed already on the Olympics?

Last updated 14 June 2012
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Olympics must ditch the silly field events

I’m deeply unimpressed by the great unveiling of the Olympics opening ceremony. The world’s media and select dignitaries were present to see a scale model that looked like it had been made out of old washing up bottles, a Thomas The Tank Engine train set and bits of the Tellytubbies homeland.

Last updated 14 June 2012
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Education rules bring nothing new to the tables

So the Government want all children to know the times tables, learn some poetry off by heart and to be learning a foreign language by the time they leave primary school.

Last updated 14 June 2012
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Please show this Euro borefest the red card

I’m assured it hasn’t been going on long at all – has barely started, in fact. So why does this football thing seem to be continuing longer than the war in Europe? (40 comments)

Last updated 12 June 2012
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