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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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George would not be impressed

When the late George Macdonald Fraser began writing his Flashman novels, could he have imagined that his work would be mentioned in the House of Commons during Prime Minister’s Questions?

Last updated 28 May 2012
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Will.i.am? That’s flaming shameful

So, the Olympic torch has finally arrived and has begun its stately and dignified tour round the nation.

Last updated 24 May 2012
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Keeping fit despite a remote control

I’d like to pay tribute to two men who had a huge influence on my formative years.

Last updated 24 May 2012
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Treat Cumbria with a little more respect

dc mpreed5 Should we have a highly radioactive waste repository in Cumbria?

Last updated 24 May 2012
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Put that pint down. Start solving. And stop blaming

As a teenager, William Hague used to deliver soft drinks and beer to pubs and clubs in Yorkshire. Some say that was the last time he had a proper job.

Last updated 22 May 2012
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Taking the long view

The public consultation into whether high-level nuclear waste should be buried under Cumbria has taken three years.

Last updated 21 May 2012
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You can take the low road

Stagecoach Cumbria has suggested that Court Square, outside Carlisle railway station, could house the city’s new bus station.

Last updated 21 May 2012
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Where’s my call up Greg?

Carlisle United fans may be pleased to hear that manager Greg Abbott has made his first signing of the summer.

Last updated 21 May 2012
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Swipe my idea and ensure every little helps

I’m not a big fan of all these club card loyalty swipe things that all the supermarkets and major stores run.

Last updated 17 May 2012
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