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Gerry and Kate McCann and the power of faith

No two ways about it, the statistical chances now of finding missing Madeleine McCann hover somewhere between slim and nil.

Last updated 1 May 2012
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Who are they to diss the Blues?

Carlisle United and Workington Reds have been called many unflattering things, often by their own fans.

Last updated 30 April 2012
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This is not the kind of history I want my little Reivers to learn!

Much can be lost in the mists of time. What happened to the Minoan civilisation of Crete? What happened to the Aztecs of Mexico? What happened to Spangles?

Last updated 30 April 2012
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It’s dog eat dog at elections

Joe Hendry photo Carlisle city councillor Joe Hendry was delivering leaflets for the Labour Party ahead of this week’s local elections when a dog grabbed not just the leaflet but one of his fingers, and bit to the bone.

Last updated 30 April 2012
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Vote as one for something better

Anyone voting next week? Come on! Don’t be shy! A third of the seats on Carlisle City council are up for grabs.

Last updated 26 April 2012
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Bye bye Brian, miss you too

So f-f-f-f-farewell then Brian Meecham, the shopkeeper who inspired Ronnie Barker to create the brilliant Arkright character in the 1980s sitcom Open All Hours.

Last updated 26 April 2012
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At the next exit, turn left and waste another £12m!

You don’t need to be a granny to get lost in your car. You don’t have to be a grandad to refuse to ask directions.

Last updated 24 April 2012
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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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