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Date: Monday 11th October 2010
THERE were contrasting reactions as the gavel fell at more than £2 million when the Crosby Garrett Helmet was auctioned in London on Thursday, delivering a blow to the hopes of campaigners in the county who wanted to keep the Roman artefact in Cumbria but bringing unforeseen riches to the finder and the Eden owner of the land on which it was discovered.
Date: Tuesday 3rd August 2010
A CUMBRIAN snooker club got its money’s worth the night it booked the legendary Hurricane Higgins. By the end of the interval Higgins, a heavy gambler, had put the majority of his appearance fee back into the fruit machine in the bar.
Date: Tuesday 1st June 2010
REMEMBER those halcyon dustbin days, do you? If you are of a reasonably mature vintage you can probably just about recall a time when a couple of cheerful chaps would come up your drive to collect your bin. “Anything else need taking away, Mrs. B?” one of them invariably inquired of my mother as she watched them carrying out their job from the kitchen window.
Date: Monday 15th March 2010
WHEN a 10-year-old called his friend a “gay boy” outside school, he was reported to the head for use of homophobic language and placed on what amounted to a sex offenders’ register which will remain on the record until he leaves secondary school.