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Cumbrian cricket club in non-naked fundraising shocker

Threlkeld calendar photo Congratulations to Threlkeld Cricket Club for their new fundraising calendar.

Last updated 2 July 2013
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A vote for Bucky, fags and tats!

Cumbrians will not be eligible to vote in next year’s Scottish independence election, even though the result will have implications south of the border.

Last updated 1 July 2013
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I offer domestic goddess no advice

IF IT’S true that three’s a crowd, poor Nigella Lawson must be suffering chronic, claustrophobia-induced panic attacks by now.

Last updated 25 June 2013
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Make the spooks pay their way and maybe Laserquest will be saved

Cumbria appears to be turning into the set of a Scooby Doo episode.

Last updated 24 June 2013
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And we can all make fools of ourselves at the courts too

Our own strawberries have hit the shops, we’ve had a bit of sun, another bonkers act has won Britain’s Got Talent ... so it must be time for Wimbledon.

Last updated 21 June 2013
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We don’t owe Ian Brady an ounce of compassion

Ian Brady photo It feels like a long time since we’ve had seriously to ask that soul-searching question – mad or bad? (13 comments)

Last updated 18 June 2013
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Why aren’t we doing all we can to protect children?

Geoffrey Bettley was a teacher who downloaded child sex abuse porn, was found out and lost his job. (6 comments)

Last updated 11 June 2013
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Get your kicks at age 66 (plus)

We did Carlisle Music City. By accident. In the rain. And that was when the penny dropped with a decisive clatter.

Last updated 31 May 2013
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Marriage was simple back in my day. But now...

I was never very good at it, as my ex-husband – wherever he is these days – would no doubt confirm. And loudly.

Last updated 28 May 2013
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I’m smelling a stinking rat

Perhaps it takes too long for the penny to drop – literally, on this occasion. But I’m smelling a rat. (6 comments)

Last updated 22 May 2013
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Newspapers step forward and question, on behalf of those who can find no answers on their own

Leveson inquiry photo A good press gets a bad press when it’s doing its job well... and that isn’t all the time, by any stretch. (6 comments)

Last updated 16 May 2013
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Has Cumbria learned nothing from the horrors of Mid Staffs?

The sorry tale of woe that is the biography of north Cumbria’s hospitals rumbles on relentlessly, each new chapter bringing yet more sorrow. (6 comments)

Last updated 14 May 2013
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Advertising is a real art

There’s nothing unusual about putting a painting above a fireplace. But in Carlisle someone has put a painting above a fireplace shop.

Last updated 6 May 2013
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Love that £3 T-shirt now? None of us can pretend we didn’t know how Primark’s clothes were made

The pursuit of Primark for Carlisle has gone on for so long now, it has grown into a standing joke. (37 comments)

Last updated 30 April 2013
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We told you before that we didn’t want a commissioner

Richard Rhodes photo It was bound to happen. Everyone knew it would. The world and his wife predicted it. (29 comments)

Last updated 23 April 2013
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Our walls of learning

georgian154 Carlisle’s Georgian Way subway has been spruced up with paintings of city landmarks including the cathedral and Dixon’s chimney.

Last updated 15 April 2013
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It seems I’m ill as I’m no longer angry with Maggie

This would have been a good week for anyone considering a career change or entrepreneurial launch into anger management services.

Last updated 12 April 2013
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Who else is going to punish bankers?

It is refreshing and to some people, laudable, that former HBOS chief executive Sir James Crosby has asked for his knighthood to be removed and has said he will forfeit a third of his massive salary. (3 comments)

Last updated 11 April 2013
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Thatcher effectively died when she was stabbed in the back by her Cabinet

I was a teenager, too young to vote when Margaret Thatcher came to power. As a lad, I had been sent home early from school because of the power cuts and read books by candlelight at home. (3 comments)

Last updated 11 April 2013
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