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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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TALK OF THE TIMES with Vivienne Paterson

Patients are people and that’s how our hospitals seem to be operating

NHS staff are being reminded to “see the person in the patient”.

Last updated 26 April 2012
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It’s not just ships that our area has given the world

At the end of the movie, Schindler’s List survivors whose lives he had saved and their families came forward and laid a stone on his grave.

Last updated 19 April 2012
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A match made in heaven – but scrap the football!

I was at a wedding in Manchester over Easter and there was no getting away from the fact that this city is sacred to millions of football fans.

Last updated 12 April 2012
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Thinking of the heroes who acted so bravely

We are hearing a lot about heroes at the moment.

Last updated 5 April 2012
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Display of our maritime history floats my boat

If ever anything was going to make me Twitter it would be Stephen Fry – and Stephen Fry is only one of the reasons I am feeling so upbeat this week.

Last updated 29 March 2012
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Death – a final solution to temporary problems?

There are worse things than dying – but death is the final solution from which there is no coming back.

Last updated 22 March 2012
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A woman’s sweet talk is like nagging to most men

My husband says I nag!

Last updated 15 March 2012
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It’s hard to be hero when life deals the biggest test

When I heard of PC David Rathband’s death last week I immediately thought of Superman.

Last updated 8 March 2012
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These sweet memories are worth chewing over

I opened a can of worms – or rather a can of sweeties – the other day when I challenged the use of the word “flump”.

Last updated 1 March 2012
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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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