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Here’s something to moan about Joanie

Once I got over the shock of being able to travel abroad and fly on a plane higher than the clouds, I started to hate airports.

Last updated 17 May 2012
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How to save our shops

Last week I wrote about the closure of Hoopers and the general decline of shopping in Carlisle city centre.

Last updated 17 May 2012
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A requiem for the fallen. They did not shop in vain

So miserable was my all too brief shopping expedition at the weekend, I turned back and came home within 10 chaotic minutes. (18 comments)

Last updated 15 May 2012
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I don’t know who’d be more thrilled if this were true

Spontaneous breast growth in a Cumbrian hotel.

Last updated 14 May 2012
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There are many good points to Cumbrian MP Tim Farron

Tim Farron photo A pointless politician? Surely not.

Last updated 14 May 2012
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Crime-fighting X Factor in action

Cumbria police have come up with an effective way to catch bicycle thieves.

Last updated 14 May 2012
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Weetabix – sweet ‘n’ sour style

The end of civilisation as we know it, part 397...

Last updated 10 May 2012
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Richard Hammond and Julia Bradbury too exotic

A lot of fuss is being made about the new BBC1 wildlife show Planet Earth Live not being entirely live.

Last updated 10 May 2012
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Don’t turn Carlisle into a ghost town

Hooray! Hoopers is going, now hopefully Primark will move in... That’s a rough idea of the response of many of our readers since bosses of the department store announced they are to cease trading.

Last updated 10 May 2012
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We’re not stupid so stop insulting us

It always surprises me how, after an election, anyone calling themselves a politician can claim to know why people voted the way they did... and even why they didn’t vote at all.

Last updated 8 May 2012
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My tweet memories

Grant Holt photo He may be one of the Premier League’s leading goalscorers. But Grant Holt hasn’t forgotten his roots.

Last updated 7 May 2012
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We’re being taken for a ride, budget airline-style

I wouldn't mind having a few surface-to-air missiles planted on my roof.

Last updated 3 May 2012
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Is it too late to get Vera Lynne on Olympics bill?

The plan is to build up the atmosphere before the official opening ceremony of the biggest, greatest event in the sporting calendar.

Last updated 3 May 2012
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Nothing like a bit of support for Roy Hodgson

There's nothing like giving someone the benefit of the doubt and allowing them the chance to find their feet and prove their worth.

Last updated 3 May 2012
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It’s our ideas people who deserve reward

I was surprised to be missed off The Sunday Times Rich List this year – again! I do like to keep my vast wealth private, so I can continue to walk among my people and carry out my good deeds without too much publicity.

Last updated 3 May 2012
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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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