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Keeping fit despite a remote control

I’d like to pay tribute to two men who had a huge influence on my formative years.

Last updated 24 May 2012
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Treat Cumbria with a little more respect

dc mpreed5 Should we have a highly radioactive waste repository in Cumbria?

Last updated 24 May 2012
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Put that pint down. Start solving. And stop blaming

As a teenager, William Hague used to deliver soft drinks and beer to pubs and clubs in Yorkshire. Some say that was the last time he had a proper job.

Last updated 22 May 2012
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Taking the long view

The public consultation into whether high-level nuclear waste should be buried under Cumbria has taken three years.

Last updated 21 May 2012
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You can take the low road

Stagecoach Cumbria has suggested that Court Square, outside Carlisle railway station, could house the city’s new bus station.

Last updated 21 May 2012
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Where’s my call up Greg?

Carlisle United fans may be pleased to hear that manager Greg Abbott has made his first signing of the summer.

Last updated 21 May 2012
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Swipe my idea and ensure every little helps

I’m not a big fan of all these club card loyalty swipe things that all the supermarkets and major stores run.

Last updated 17 May 2012
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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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