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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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Twit got all that he deserved

Twitter tweets and trolls... the interweb can be a sticky, tangled-up place.

Last updated 29 March 2012
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What price meet and two veg?

Come Dine With Me is one of our favourite TV shows.

Last updated 29 March 2012
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Turbine process full of too much hot air

Congratulations have to go to villagers and local folk who have actually won a fight to block a wind turbine being built in their neighbourhood.

Last updated 29 March 2012
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You’ll never be able to talk down his fists

mbviolence Dennis Waterman, renowned chauvinist and failed singer, whipped up a furious storm when he admitted giving his ex-wife a black eye to end an argument he was losing.

Last updated 27 March 2012
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MSP’s ‘simply embarrassing basic mistake’ about our city

Reiver's favourite politician is currently Roxburgh and Berwickshire MSP John Lamont.

Last updated 26 March 2012
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On deadly ground – how to sex up Carlisle Castle siege

Carlisle has several claims to fame. It is the largest city in England, if we look at the city council area including Brampton and Longtown.

Last updated 26 March 2012
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Lee Brennan: The sheep and the midfielder were real...

Fans of Lee Brennan may have been a little bemused by the singer’s Twitter feed recently.

Last updated 26 March 2012
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Make it easy, sell us some tickets

Adam Ant photo Summer is finally on its way – it’s official! No, I’m not talking about the clocks going forward this weekend so we’ll all wake up an hour earlier than we thought and have even less excuse not to do the gardening/clean gutters/mend bikes/put up shelves/wash the car...

Last updated 22 March 2012
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Wrong side of the road

In a few years time we could all be paying tolls to use our roads.

Last updated 22 March 2012
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MPs will find a way (out)

The latest money-saving scheme to be floated by the Government involves cutting the pay of civil servants who work in the regions.

Last updated 22 March 2012
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The torch can light up region

So a funny looking torch is being carried round Cumbria for a few days in the build-up to the Olympic Games. So what?

Last updated 22 March 2012
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