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Just earning a crust

Patrick Hill photo Journalism is a glamorous job... sometimes. And sometimes they ask you to dress as a pie.

Last updated 23 April 2012
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When did One Direction take over the world?

Gareth Gates wowed the crowds at Outrageous in Carlisle on Friday night.

Last updated 23 April 2012
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We’re off to see the cast cursed

The Wizard of Oz supposedly comes with a curse. Many of those involved with the film and subsequent theatre productions are said to have become victims of the curse.

Last updated 23 April 2012
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A mankini, a paddling pool, some Speedos and soapsuds

I’ve not come across much sympathy yet for our friends in the south who are struggling with a water shortage.

Last updated 19 April 2012
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Football players can make life much easier for refs

The Germans call dodgy goals ‘Wembley goals’ after the infamous Geoff Hurst goal that may or may not have crossed the line in the 1966 World Cup final.

Last updated 19 April 2012
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David Cameron: More U-turns than a stunt driver in the Italian Job

It started with trying to scrap free school milk and selling off our woodlands. The latest involves scrapping an order for fighter planes and imposing an idiotic conservatory tax.

Last updated 19 April 2012
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That sinking feeling

Am I the only person to have drowned in a sea of dross of Titanic proportions.

Last updated 19 April 2012
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I cannot be bothered to start Samantha Brick slaying

There's a woman making a bit of stir at the moment – as only a woman can. (1 comment)

Last updated 17 April 2012
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Give with one hand – then claw it back with the other

af scrooge 2 Look up the definition of philanthropy and you’ll find yourself suddenly bathed in a warm, rosy glow of benevolence.

Last updated 17 April 2012
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The work of the dark lord?

Let Him be praised. The Him in question is not a religious figure. But he has inspired a devotion which has just become apparent at a Cumbrian church.

Last updated 16 April 2012
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Whistle down the web

Crowds always gather to watch tower blocks being demolished. But there’s a fascination with construction as well as destruction.

Last updated 16 April 2012
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Don’t insult those who fought for us

Spring is in the air. The signs are unmistakable.

Last updated 12 April 2012
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Give Maryport a full time Titanic attraction

ismay11111 Last week I returned to my home city of Belfast, where a huge Titanic complex has just opened.

Last updated 12 April 2012
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Lord Sugar is daddy of them all!

TV is full of people being high-powered and driven. And the king of cut-throat telly is surely The Apprentice.

Last updated 9 April 2012
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Is there anything Ed Miliband can’t take credit for?

Ed Miliband photo Politicians playing cupid? Almost as hard to believe as them being in touch with normal average people – you know, the ones who might actually vote for them.

Last updated 5 April 2012
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That’s another fine mess my owner’s got me into

It is heartbreaking to hear that more than 400 stray dogs were seized in Carlisle over the past year.

Last updated 5 April 2012
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Why inquiry could leave bad taste at 10 Dining St

David Cameron photo The funny thing about the idea of rich folks paying a fortune to sit at David Cameron’s dining table is that – well, it just isn’t funny. (3 comments)

Last updated 3 April 2012
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Bambi, are you out there?

Korky the cat photo Train driver. Nurse. Animal psychic.

Last updated 2 April 2012
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Grace notes: napping good, too gobby bad

TV is full of people being high-powered and driven. And the king of cut-throat telly is surely The Apprentice.

Last updated 2 April 2012
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No panic at the pumps when you are being pampered

Panic? Oh come now; we don’t panic. We’re made of sterner stuff than that. And it gives you wrinkles.

Last updated 30 March 2012
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