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Let’s keep fat police and thin out council

EM Anne Pickles To borrow a sentiment coined by the late, great and probably portly Julius Caesar – let me have men about me that are fat.

Last updated 20 March 2012
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Doctors turn to drink on MPs’ advice

Drinking beer photo Doctors should routinely quiz their patients about drinking habits, say MPs.

Last updated 20 March 2012
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Best to read the paper instead

Thousands of people emerge from trains at Carlisle station ready to savour all that the Border City has to offer.

Last updated 19 March 2012
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What did we do to deserve that cruel joke, Sarah?

All publicity is good publicity. Isn’t it?

Last updated 19 March 2012
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Trying to enforce smoke ban would be playing with fire

On the face of it, this sounds like a sensible scheme.

Last updated 15 March 2012
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It’s a rude awakening

It's the end of civilisation as we know it!

Last updated 15 March 2012
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City scene is back on song

It has been a long time coming, but finally we have a big-name follow-up to Radio 1’s Big Weekend last year.

Last updated 15 March 2012
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Church in a knot over gay marriage

Seems to me Roman Catholic cardinals, senior Anglican churchmen and obedient parish priests are getting themselves in a right old knot over the gay marriage issue. (88 comments)

Last updated 13 March 2012
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Men don’t do chores? No? Really?

According to the Institute for Public Policy Research, eight out of ten married women still do more housework than their husbands.

Last updated 13 March 2012
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Welsh holiday has gone to the dogs

Are the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall fans of Carlisle United?

Last updated 12 March 2012
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The bear facts: wait for a plumber or risk a mauling

Volker Deecke photo Reiver is intrigued by the findings of University of Cumbria biology lecturer Dr Volker Deecke.

Last updated 12 March 2012
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Had a bad day? Let’s pen a tune

Brian Higgins is one of the UK’s most successful songwriters. And one of the most reclusive.

Last updated 12 March 2012
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Is NHS care better than we often think?

As the row over Government plans to reform the NHS intensifies, I thought you might like to see this remarkable snapshot of the service, provided by someone with no vested interest in it.

Last updated 8 March 2012
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Join police to make life better, not for profits

A man with the big golden ‘M’ stitched onto his cap saying: “Scuse me sir, would you mind blowing into this Guinness-sponsored breathalyser please?”

Last updated 8 March 2012
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Make politics fun or we’ll all lose

It's always a lovely surprise when Vladimir Putin wins an election.

Last updated 8 March 2012
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A family holiday is like a field trip

Winter is on its last legs, spring is almost sprung and that thorny old issue of summer holidays is looming large again. (6 comments)

Last updated 6 March 2012
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Thanks a lot, now we can’t just propose on bended knee

Getting engaged used to be a relatively simple affair.

Last updated 5 March 2012
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A timely incentive to get treated?

Being tested for a sexually transmitted infection can be a nerve-wracking business.

Last updated 5 March 2012
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One has gawn awf water biscuits, but one is still partial to a Ginger Nut

It is a blow – there’s no point in trying to deny it. The loss of the words “By Appointment to HM The Queen” from Carr’s Table Water Biscuits is not good for Carlisle’s morale.

Last updated 5 March 2012
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This name thing can really get you in a pickle

With a name like Pickles, you tend not to worry too much about what people call you. Most made-up monikers are an improvement.

Last updated 2 March 2012
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