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Tuesday, 02 June 2015

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Opinion & columns

We should direct some of our puppy love elsewhere

It was a sad story. Sad enough to bring an instant prickling tear to the eye – but it could have been a whole lot worse.

Last updated 29 May 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cinderella would have been better off dancing in Dr Martens

Festival footwear. Brace yourselves, girls... it’s a feminist issue.

Last updated 22 May 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Worth going Dutch for a bit if Top Guns land in local

It was an unwelcome rude awakening when, at silly-o-clock in the morning, a Chinook helicopter circled the skies above sleepy heads – long before bedside alarms had kicked in.

Last updated 15 May 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

There’s something appealing about horizontal rain

The sun came out on Tuesday. Not long enough for a leg wax in garden-body preparation – but it did make an appearance between downpours.

Last updated 10 May 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Spoilsport doctors’ advice is just not cricket, or rugby

Well now, here’s a fine kettle of muddy prop forwards. Rugby, in both of its proud disciplines, can be seriously damaging to your children’s health.

Last updated 1 May 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

There are advantages to being downwardly mobile

Panic stations in Carlisle – and thereabouts. Mysterious mobile malfunctions are sending all kinds of folks into a fluster of fluff, feathers and unrepeatable expletives.

Last updated 24 April 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Stage management rules in an election campaign

Twas on a Tuesday afternoon the Chancellor came to call – fashionably late, as so many A-list celebs often are.

Last updated 17 April 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Muddy boys will be boys. And so will girls

Man in mud photo Mud, glorious mud. It’s an acquired taste those of us of a certain age tend to associate with young boys – the naughty kind – and their smelly dogs.

Last updated 10 April 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Politicians behaving nicely? It’s the purdah thing

The sky hasn’t fallen in yet. The heavens have opened a few times and Noah has put in his Easter DIY order with Homebase but, remarkably, most of us are getting along just fine.

Last updated 4 April 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Unfriendly and introverted? What, us? On yer bike!

Should anybody ask, you didn’t hear this from me... don’t believe everything you read in the papers.

Last updated 27 March 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Idiotic grinning? Give me an honest scowl every time

Today, as if you didn’t already know, is International Day of Happiness – so, shoulders back, chest out, take a deep breath and grin.

Last updated 20 March 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Go on, give your mum a tonic this Sunday...and gin

Daffodils and mothers. This is the weekend when they become indivisible – with one absolutely synonymous with the other.

Last updated 13 March 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

I’m sorry but M&S shades it over S&M every time

He’s here again. Saint Valentine or Christian Grey or whatever his name is these days. He’s back and you can bet your last scented candle he’s bringing his usual bother with him.

Last updated 13 February 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Spectre of farming’s loss looms large in the landscape

Here’s a confession – and it’s a guilty one. I haven’t a clue how much I pay for my milk, which probably makes me a contributor to Cumbria’s deepening worries right now.

Last updated 6 February 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

We need more Jordans - of the Bernard variety that is

They don’t make men like Bernard any more. Spirited, single-minded, brave, principled men with hearts as big as battleships.

Last updated 30 January 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Goodbye jaded January and hello fabulous February!

That was that then. The year’s most miserable day has been and gone – relatively quietly, all things considered. It passed in a glowering, grunting sulk... obviously.

Last updated 23 January 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Face armed boy soldiers or the dentist? Tough one...

Some shames are best kept secret – but here goes. I’m terrified of dentists. Not just anxious, mind. Beyond cliff-hanging edge of nervousness; more than merely frightened. Petrified. Always have been.

Last updated 9 January 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

All things are bright and beautiful round at Twinkle’s

She thinks she’s lowering the tone of her well-to-do neighbourhood... not that she’s too worried about it.

Last updated 19 December 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

There is room at the inn but it’s going to cost you

My favourite nativity story comes from a friend whose little grandson single-mindedly secured a longed-for starring role in his primary school production.

Last updated 12 December 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

A toddler’s approach to avoiding Christmas’s trickier bits

He could have had a tablet – but he said he wasn’t poorly. When little William was asked what he’d like Santa to bring on Christmas morning, he was nothing if not decisive.

Last updated 5 December 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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