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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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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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