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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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Jonathan Aitken gives unique Thatcher insight

con73 What would it be like to have Margaret Thatcher as your mother-in-law? Jonathan Aitken can offer an idea. He was boyfriend to Carol Thatcher for three years while her mother led the Conservative opposition.

Last updated 9 March 2014
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Driving me mad

af pot 63 1 Cumbria is a beautiful place to live and work in – it’s just a shame it’s such a pain to try and enjoy it.

Last updated 6 March 2014
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Scrap in the park

Carlisle play area photo The swings have stopped squeaking, there’s no more laughter and the only sound is the rumble of a giant diesel engine as a digger goes to work.

Last updated 27 February 2014
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I’d vote to go if I was Scottish

Like Sir Chris Hoy, I’m proud of my country. (28 comments)

Last updated 20 February 2014
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Do we all need a Boris of our own?

Having a pop at the council has long been a national pastime in Britain.

Last updated 13 February 2014
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Too sweet for our own good

So Cumbria is the fattest areas of England and Copeland is officially the obesity capital of the country.

Last updated 6 February 2014
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Chancellor has huge task to get cold and debt-ridden back on side

George Osborne photo Debt – the modern-day plague that is infecting more and more of us. We discovered this week that more than 1,500 families in our region owe more than £3million in debts.

Last updated 5 December 2013
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Service with a scowl is fine by me

smalleymg711 It's usually your mam and dad who embarrass you.

Last updated 7 November 2013
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Give cycling fans an easy ride on Monday

Mark Cavendish photo Lycra fever has gripped the Green household as we all countdown to the Tour of Britain coming to the county on Monday.

Last updated 12 September 2013
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Put it in a bin - not a body-bag

I’ve never liked seagulls since one attacked my 99 cornet on the beach at St Anne’s. It had “monkey blood” (raspberry sauce) on it – and hundreds and thousands. A holiday special. (7 comments)

Last updated 8 August 2013
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Frack in the desolate sarf

If you think wind turbines are an awful invasion, a scar on the landscape and an unnecessary evil, wait for the next great energy source to be plonked up here. (5 comments)

Last updated 1 August 2013
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It might be a bit extreme but at least we’re talking about it

I was amazed to read that authorities in New Zealand have told a South African chef he is too fat to be allowed to live in the country and are deporting him.

Last updated 1 August 2013
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With wily marketing festival can cash in on Wiley row

Pagans. Pagans? Pagans!

Last updated 25 July 2013
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Inventive animation shows up summer’s big-budget blockbuster flops

It has become a summer holiday tradition now to go and see the latest big blockbuster movie.

Last updated 25 July 2013
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Evil killers won’t be free to roam streets

af prison 107 1 It’s the end of life as we know it! The streets will be flooded with mass murderers, multiple rapists and crazed criminals.

Last updated 12 July 2013
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Use lottery win for greener jobs

Hydro electricity photo Imagine you won the lottery and had a cool £78 million to blow. What would be first on your shopping list? Yacht? Car? New home? Swish holiday?

Last updated 5 July 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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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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Supermarket promises leave a bitter taste

You can’t have missed the massive, multi-million pound advertising campaign that Tesco is running.

Last updated 7 March 2013
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