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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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Three Degrees of separation

Novelli photo It wasn’t just London’s jubilee celebrations that were coated in celebrity stardust. Whitehaven’s also had their fair share of famous faces.

Last updated 11 June 2012
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Sir? Are you having a laugh?

School has certainly changed since Reiver’s day. Comedy nights were never on the curriculum in years gone by.

Last updated 11 June 2012
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Our location is fantastic Neil!

Neil Marshall photo Melvyn Bragg and Roxanne Pallett aren’t Cumbria’s only gifts to the world of television. Don’t forget Neil Marshall.

Last updated 11 June 2012
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All those complaints... but we still kept watching!

We Brits have an intriguing approach to national occasions of historic importance – particularly the royal ones.

Last updated 9 June 2012
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So Jedward and Will.i.am are more deserving?

I’m going to bang on about the Olympic torch again and the ‘qualifications’ needed to carry it.

Last updated 7 June 2012
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Red, white and blue I can feel proud of

Red Arrows photo If anyone has been missing their daily dose of royal action over the past 24 hours, fear not.

Last updated 7 June 2012
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Our weekend touched with sadness

It wasn't jubilation and joy for everyone this weekend.

Last updated 7 June 2012
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I know I’m a bit of a dinosaur but...

I’m a dinosaur. Prehistoric. Old fogie. Out of touch.

Last updated 5 June 2012
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Not quite in the Olympic spirit of peace, unity and international harmony

It was one of those rare, wonderfully heartwarming events guaranteed to make an English breast swell with unashamed pride.

Last updated 5 June 2012
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Love, love me do, you know I love U (turns)

Everybody loves a U-turn. There’s nothing better for quickening the heartbeat, lifting the spirits, pumping the blood more vigorously to all those jaded vital organs.

Last updated 5 June 2012
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That place off the M6 before Scotland

If not ‘The Great Border City’, then what?

Last updated 4 June 2012
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Fancy a Union Jack on your pasty luv?

The Jubilee is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s 60 years on the throne.

Last updated 4 June 2012
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Parking free-for all? Blame punctuation

Free parking is becoming harder to find, and ever more treasured.

Last updated 4 June 2012
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Metal thieves bring the blues to Ireby festival

Summer officially starts this weekend in the Green household.

Last updated 31 May 2012
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Pie protests – so very British

I’ve no idea what sort of chaos and mayhem will be caused at the Leveson inquiry today as Jeremy Hunt gives evidence.

Last updated 31 May 2012
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The sharp end of a caravan holiday in Keswick

The Cannes Film Festival is one of the most glamorous events on earth.

Last updated 29 May 2012
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63-stone teenager Georgia Davis needs help, not blame

She’ll probably die. If not today, next week or even within the next few months, odds are that 63-stone Georgia Davis will lose her life to obesity.

Last updated 29 May 2012
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They’re taking all the best stuff!

Some visitors to the News & Star website are unhappy that 140 Cumbria police officers will be working in London during the Olympics.

Last updated 28 May 2012
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