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Opinion & columns

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
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Your pond life is no match to majesty of our lakes

There’s a school of thought held by charitable types, church people and other assorted kindly folks, that if you’re blessed with good fortune you should share it willingly. (2 comments)

Last updated 5 April 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Even beer drinkers won’t raise a glass to this Budget

My old friend Phil has been adjusting his household accounts. Budgeting, you might say – should you feel like being topical.

Last updated 22 March 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Even beer drinkers won’t raise a glass to this Budget

My old friend Phil has been adjusting his household accounts. Budgeting, you might say – should you feel like being topical.

Last updated 22 March 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Please excuse my ignorance, but I don’t use public toilets

It was news to me. And for obvious reasons I’m partial to a bit of news – particularly the smiley kind. There is, it turns out, an august and busy body (as opposed to busy-body) called the British Toilet Association. Who’d have thunk it?

Last updated 15 March 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Excuse my ignorance, but I don’t use public toilets

It was news to me. And for obvious reasons I’m partial to a bit of news – particularly the smiley kind. There is, it turns out, an august and busy body (as opposed to busy-body) called the British Toilet Association. Who’d have thunk it?

Last updated 15 March 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Happy Mother’s Day, Mum and thanks for still caring

It was no more than idle chit-chat really. Mother and daughter telephone stuff, We do hours and hours of it. “So what else is new?”

Last updated 8 March 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Spring is in the air so tuck into a pie and enjoy both

What was it we kids used to have to say for luck on March 1? Rabbits? March hares? Bunny jumps? Thank goodness freezing February’s finally out of the way?

Last updated 1 March 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

I’m happy for Conrad Atkinson to be my own guilty pleasure

Guilty pleasures. We all have them. Some more than others – I more than most. Ludicrously expensive handbags, crippling shoes – the higher the better – ice cream, sticky toffee pudding, oven chips... though not together on the same plate.

Last updated 22 February 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

It was too easy to be distracted from flagpole duties

It started with the odd little low-toned murmuring of well- intentioned assistance. A few whispered twinings from the anxious to be helpful.

Last updated 15 February 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Too easy to be distracted from flagpole duties

It started with the odd little low-toned murmuring of well intentioned assistance. A few whispered twinings from the anxious to be helpful.

Last updated 15 February 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

King Richard is ours, so bring him home now please

Home is always where the heart is. Not where the horse falls nor in the council car park under which the bones lie. It’s the place that makes the soul sing.

Last updated 8 February 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cars, shoes, houses? You need Lottery win for kids

He was looking distinctly glum, which was a surprise. It was pay-day and January’s rescue from bailiffs had been such a long time coming, he should have been showing mild relief, at the very least.

Last updated 1 February 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Dirty word dump. It’s a multi-barrier engineered facility

It seems I’m in bother. No, sorry. Nothing seeming about it. I’m in trouble deep. Bad language is my crime. Not something ladies of a certain age and standing enjoy admitting.

Last updated 25 January 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

A dirty word, dump. It’s a multi-barrier geological engineered containment facility

It seems I’m in bother. No, sorry. Nothing seeming about it. I’m in trouble deep. Bad language is my crime. Not something ladies of a certain age and standing enjoy admitting. (1 comment)

Last updated 25 January 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Back your local butcher for a horse-free burger

So, there he was having a quick lunch in a Tesco cafe, when the waitress asked him if he would like anything on his burger.

Last updated 18 January 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Hillsborough shame too late for Gerard

Gerard Baron was branded a thief and a drunken hooligan when he died 23 years ago at a football match – a victim of the Hillsborough stadium disaster.

Last updated 14 January 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Nothing like a good ticking-off for self-confidence

In case you didn’t know it, this week started with the most adulterous day of the year. If you’d had no idea, there’s no point in even considering it now – because you’ve missed it.

Last updated 11 January 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Don’t worry, it will be over soon. Enjoy your Pringles

Two chocolate Santas, four mince pies, half a box of Quality Street – it’s not going terribly well. Diet wise. In fact it’s beginning to look a lot like a guilt trip.

Last updated 21 December 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

We’re friends now, but I thought I’d killed cyclist Jim

This is the story of Jim on the bike. And me. We’re friends now – but it could have been very different. Jim fell at my feet – well, in front of my wheels actually – sprawled spectacularly, legs akimbo, on a pitch black early morning of freezing fog and icy roads.

Last updated 14 December 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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