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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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TALK OF THE TIMES with Vivienne Paterson

I’m getting hot under the collar over burning a disc

I am trying to keep up with an era in which it seems that anything goes – as long as you do it digitally.

Last updated 23 February 2012
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Time to put people before party politics and profit

More than 500 people, many of whom travelled for miles, camped outside a clinic to be in the queue where free medical and dental services were being offered.

Last updated 16 February 2012
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Hitting out over the issue of smacking our children

Some otherwise lovely volunteers in a Christian bookshop caused outcry in my old town once when they dedicated their whole window display to smacking children.

Last updated 9 February 2012
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Words don’t come easy if you’re lacking inspiration

I started talking when I was nine months old – and some people would suggest I’ve never stopped.

Last updated 2 February 2012
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Looking back on 10 years of learning a new language

It will be 10 years in April since I began work with the Times & Star.

Last updated 26 January 2012
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Parting is very hard but life can be richer for it

I know a Maryport woman who has a good excuse for a case of the blues at the moment.

Last updated 19 January 2012
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Sad line-up of ‘celebrities’ for Celebrity Big Brother

I am so excited I can barely contain myself. Chantelle is pregnant to Alex and they are getting married. (1 comment)

Last updated 12 January 2012
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The King was always on my mind when I was lonesome

RIGHT, I’ve decided to deal with the elephant in the room.

Last updated 5 January 2012
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Another year of troubles – but local heroes still shine

I don't know about you, but I feel it is going to be hard to celebrate a new year.

Last updated 29 December 2011
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Our traditions help keep the Christ in Christmas

CHRISTMAS, this year, comes with the compliments of the Lions Club.

Last updated 22 December 2011
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I’m so in touch with the texting generation. R u?

Youth, it would appear, is a foreign language.

Last updated 15 December 2011
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Are we paying the price for supermarket special offers?

Why should Christmas not be commercialised? Everything else is!

Last updated 8 December 2011
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Changes to school system would be an education

Welcome back to England’s class system!

Last updated 1 December 2011
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Racism row in football has queered the pitch

I have to pin my colours to the mast and confess that I have never found football to be a beautiful game.

Last updated 24 November 2011
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Remembering more than just the frontline fighters

The number of people attending remembrance services seems to be growing each year.

Last updated 17 November 2011
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High finance is all Greek to me but it’s clear who’ll have to pay

I was left wondering, last week whether ‘nincompoop’ was the Greek word for prime minister – but now I have changed my mind.

Last updated 10 November 2011
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My cafe base has given me plenty of food for thought

There is coincidence, and then there is just plain silly.

Last updated 3 November 2011
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Who would be a gypsy? I would in a perfect world

I had a letter from Allerdale council last week telling me that I owed £50 for an unpaid parking fine. (2 comments)

Last updated 27 October 2011
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Take time today to think about tomorrow’s history

My son says I’m an idiot, but I believe that time travel will soon be possible.

Last updated 20 October 2011
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Using the best channels to keep my TV purchase local

I have just bought a new TV from the boy next door – and I am glad I could.

Last updated 13 October 2011
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