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Friday, 19 September 2014

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Copeland is a special place

AN interesting piece of research has just named Copeland as one of the most affordable and desirable boroughs in which to reside.

Last updated 12 September 2014
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Scottish decision will affect us all

EM John Woodcock I HAVE spent much of this week in Scotland trying to convince Scottish voters to stay in the United Kingdom because I think we will all lose so much by separating. (1 comment)

Last updated 11 September 2014
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RNLI crews are best of Barrow

Louise Allonby AS trumpet-blowing opportunities for this area go, last week’s celebration to mark 150 years of the lifeboat service in Barrow was as good as it gets.

Last updated 10 September 2014
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Pay proposal plain insulting

EM Ann McVea column header HOW much do you think our MPs should be paid? According to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority they deserve to be given the nine per cent pay rise suggested last year, in order that they are not paid “a miserly amount” for their “important job”.

Last updated 9 September 2014
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Summer sees garden tamed

EM Darren McSweeney SURPRISE, Surprise. That summer heatwave promised by several of the national newspapers never materialised.

Last updated 8 September 2014
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The Evening Mail has launched community pages in the paper written by the community for the community. If you are part of a community group or have something to say about your town this is your chance to make your voice heard.
South Lakes news will be published every Wednesday. The deadline for all copy and pictures is the previous Monday at 2pm.
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Parking is only one of our concerns

EM Dave Pidduck column IT’S 7am on a lovely morning and it’s the start of a new year.

Last updated 8 September 2014
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Good luck to a brave apprentice

EM Peter Grenville column THERE are saints who wouldn’t have the patience to put up with me for more than half an hour, but an amazing apprentice has just survived a whole year. (1 comment)

Last updated 5 September 2014
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Free lunch is real boost for children

Tim Farron SO almost everyone is back at school. Back to the routines of uniforms, packing your bag each morning, the challenges of the school run.

Last updated 4 September 2014
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Cumbrian stars make short list

Louise Allonby I HAVE never knowingly listened to the music of Jethro Tull, an “experimental” rock band who were at the height of their fame in the 1970s.

Last updated 3 September 2014
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I love month of new beginnings

EM Ann McVea column header IT only seems like five minutes since we felt the first heat of summer, when we brushed the rust off the barbecue and dusted off the sandals.

Last updated 2 September 2014
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From high-tech to bye-bye tech

EM Peter Grenville column YOU know you’re getting old when it dawns on you that you’re outliving technological breakthroughs. (2 comments)

Last updated 29 August 2014
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Area looking to fresh horizons

EM John Woodcock FROM among the twisted metal and clouds of demolition dust on Barrow Island a new dawn has started to emerge for BAE Systems, for Furness and for the UK.

Last updated 28 August 2014
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Old adage worth remembering

Louise Allonby HAVING watched this week’s televised debate on the forthcoming Scottish independence referendum, I can’t say I’m overly impressed with the quality of the argument coming from the Yes campaign.

Last updated 27 August 2014
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Don’t surround jewel in crown with housing

EM Darren McSweeney THE latest chapter in a long history of battles and disputes involving Furness Abbey has just entered a new phase.

Last updated 26 August 2014
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Being part of union works

EM Ann McVea column header LESS than a month from now, the people of Scotland will have decided whether or not they want independence from England.

Last updated 26 August 2014
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Email influx sparks dread

EM Peter Grenville column When I returned from holiday to work recently, I had 180 emails. I was chuffed, as I was expecting a lot more.

Last updated 22 August 2014
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I want to hear points of view

Tim Farron I AM just starting out on my annual summer tour of the constituency.

Last updated 21 August 2014
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Meters will put off town visitors

Louise Allonby WHO benefits from councils installing parking meters in our towns?

Last updated 20 August 2014
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Answering call of mobile mania

EM Ann McVea column header DO you have a mobile phone? I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t, even those people who swore not too many years ago they wouldn’t have one, and didn’t need one (I’m looking at you, husband).

Last updated 19 August 2014
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Jobs market is different world

EM Darren McSweeney NORMAL service is resumed this week, having managed to find an escape tunnel from the holiday camp I wrote about last week and head back home to Barrow.

Last updated 18 August 2014
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