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Friday, 19 December 2014

Columns archive

Furness Enterprise vital to our future

EM John Woodcock THE news that Furness Enterprise may be forced to cease operating at the end of the month has come as a real blow to this area. A FEW final thoughts: the calendar might tell us these are the last days of 2014, but for some in our midst it could be the 1930s – a decade forever associated with hardship.

Last updated 18 December 2014
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Testing times for Santa

Louise Allonby DEAR Santa, I understand you will shortly be visiting this area to carry out work.

Last updated 17 December 2014
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Missing point of food bank figures

EM Ann McVea column header DON’T you just love it when a government minister tries to tell you what you know to be true is in fact not true at all?

Last updated 16 December 2014
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Outdoor lights are a challenge

EM Darren McSweeney ANOTHER week, another column, but the appearance of this one will no doubt bring great relief to my readers (or reader if it’s only you that reads it, Little Anne).

Last updated 15 December 2014
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Losing the plot at the allotment

EM Peter Grenville column I HAVE a dream. A dream where the green fingered come together to make something beautiful (assuming the slugs don’t get it first).

Last updated 12 December 2014
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Chancellor did reasonable job

I DON’T envy whoever has the job of being chancellor of the exchequer, whatever political party they belong to.

Last updated 12 December 2014
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Just not feeling Christmas spirit

Louise Allonby WITH just over two weeks to go until Christmas, I’m frantically searching for my festive mojo, which eludes me thus far.

Last updated 10 December 2014
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Reality of feeding is not so bleak

EM Ann McVea column header IT’S sad to see that here we are, quite well into the 21st century, yet some attitudes still persist you can set your clock by – as you long as you set it firmly in the 1970s. (2 comments)

Last updated 10 December 2014
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Shedding light on elf and safety

EM Darren McSweeney DECEMBER is upon us, and out of the window goes basic health and safety as people clamber into lofts to retrieve the myriad of boxes and then dress their houses and gardens in flashing lights.

Last updated 8 December 2014
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Things that go bang in the night

EM Peter Grenville column WHAT were the strange “explosions” heard nationwide last Saturday night? Fireworks? Experimental spy plane? Alien invasion?!

Last updated 5 December 2014
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Time for reflection

EM Elaine Woodburn column header DECEMBER has traditionally been a time for family and reflection.

Last updated 5 December 2014
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Chancellor offered little joy for Furness

EM John Woodcock AS usual, the chancellor’s rosy autumn statement to the commons bore little resemblance to the financial difficulties so many families and businesses continue to experience. FINALLY let me pay tribute to those people who have been nominated for Love Barrow awards. (1 comment)

Last updated 4 December 2014
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School Nativity not to be messed with

Louise Allonby FESTIVE research this week reveals the sad fact that the traditional school nativity play is disappearing from British primary schools, to be replaced by bland, politically-correct “winter celebrations”, featuring aliens, Elvis, spacemen and recycling bins.

Last updated 3 December 2014
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Surgery is simply not worth the risk

EM Ann McVea column header TODAY I’m going to talk about a taboo, something people are usually reluctant to discuss for fear of embarrassment or ridicule.

Last updated 2 December 2014
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Crimes rock faith in Barrow people

EM Darren McSweeney HAVING been involved in the Love Barrow Awards judging process this year, I’ve had a real “feel good” buzz about me for the last few weeks.

Last updated 1 December 2014
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Rosberg was a true sportsman

EM Peter Grenville column SO Lewis Hamilton is F1 World Champion 2014. Congratulations to him, but even more so to his rival, Nico Rosberg.

Last updated 28 November 2014
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Recycling is an achievement

SOMETIMES I worry we forget all that we have achieved in South Lakeland since the Liberal Democrats won an overall majority back in 2006.

Last updated 27 November 2014
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Church just can’t compete

Louise Allonby WHEN did being “busy” become so competitive? Every generation since time immemorial has kept itself occupied, surely, with the business of survival, procreation, hunting, gathering, inventing, exploring, worshipping, pioneering and waging wars, to name just a few things that have kept our forebears “busy”.

Last updated 26 November 2014
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Staying away from the shops on Black Friday

EM Ann McVea column header ARE you ready, people? Do you have your credit cards cleared and ready for action, your elbows sharpened and your game head on?

Last updated 25 November 2014
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Big budget ads herald Christmas

HERE it comes, to the screaming tones of Noddy Holder, “It’s Chriiiiiissstmaaaas!”

Last updated 24 November 2014
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