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Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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Facebook research no great surprise

EM Ann McVea column header THERE has been much anger and outcry (well, I’ve seen a couple of outraged posts and a news story) about the fact Facebook conducted a psychological study of users without their consent.

Last updated 8 July 2014
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It’s time to byte the PC bullet

EM Peter Grenville column WHEN I was a spotty kid, a ZX81 was the cutting edge computing tech to have. When the Spectrum arrived, I assumed we’d peaked – surely nothing could be more advanced than that?

Last updated 4 July 2014
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Arts in Lakes is worth investment

WE’VE just heard some good news from the Arts Council – they are continuing to back our arts organisations in South Lakeland, to the tune of almost £2 million over the next three years.

Last updated 4 July 2014
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Fighting for FGH

EM John Woodcock AS the shipyard looks relatively secure with the consensus between the main political parties, the push to save our hospitals could be the biggest issue in Furness for a generation.

Last updated 3 July 2014
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Homes should be a broader mix

EM Ann McVea column header LAST week the Evening Mail confirmed what most people in Barrow suspected – former Parkview and Thorncliffe school sites had been sold to a property developer, with plans to build upwards of 100 houses.

Last updated 2 July 2014
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Public passion for health care

EM Darren McSweeney WHAT if you held a public listening event and nobody came? Well there’s no danger of that here in Furness, especially where healthcare issues are on the agenda. (1 comment)

Last updated 2 July 2014
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Prince right to call for grammar schools

Louise Allonby A COUPLE of Sundays ago, I went with my husband to meet a group of his old school pals and their wives for tea in the garden at Conishead Priory. (3 comments)

Last updated 2 July 2014
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What is the real sign of summer?

EM Peter Grenville column NOW that the “sunny bit” of the year is over, I got to thinking about what truly defines summer. What needs to happen for me to declare it official?

Last updated 27 June 2014
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Commentators are off target

Louise Allonby AGAINST my better judgment, I have been watching the World Cup.

Last updated 25 June 2014
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Friendliness can ease daily grind

EM Ann McVea column header THANKS to some glorious summer weather, and my complete lack of ability to buy blackout curtains, I’ve been awake obscenely early in recent months. I can’t even blame the youngster, as he loves his 12 hours.

Last updated 24 June 2014
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Leaked report is not the whole story

EM Darren McSweeney YET another week of gloomy headlines surrounding University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust, with a leaked draft report from the Care Quality Commission suggesting that all is not well with the management of our local hospitals.

Last updated 23 June 2014
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No candidates yet for elected mayor

EM Elaine Woodburn column header IT’S been a few weeks now since the referendum for an elected mayor and, as yet, we are not really too much further on.

Last updated 23 June 2014
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Footie promts a TV time warp

EM Peter Grenville column IT’S fair to say “the footy” has decimated the TV schedules. Imagine if you could travel in time though, and watch TV from any era you wanted! Being able to swirl back through the mists of time would be amazing.

Last updated 23 June 2014
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‘British’ debate misses the point

Louise Allonby STOP being “bashful about Britishness”, prime minister David Cameron has been exhorting us this week.

Last updated 23 June 2014
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School sports shaped my life

EM Ann McVea column header A LEADING educator was this week due to announce that competitive sport can help girls cope with failure, and that all girls, not just the sporty ones, should take physical exercise.

Last updated 23 June 2014
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We must fight for our hospital

EM Darren McSweeney CAST your mind back, to just over a year ago – words from this column in May 2013– “we will be reading even gloomier headlines this time next year”.

Last updated 23 June 2014
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Garden provides fun for all family

S39980B AFTER a year of hard work, it finally feels like we’re getting somewhere in our garden. Where once stood a disintegrating greenhouse which finally succumbed to our winter storms, there is now a lovely play area for our little boy.

Last updated 23 June 2014
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Mountain is a status symbol

EM Peter Grenville column WE all own stuff. Some of it is quite expensive. Latest iPhone? Nice car? What about an overgrown hill..?

Last updated 13 June 2014
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Tourist sector needs VAT aid

Tim Farron THERE are still a few weeks to go before the school holidays but as the weather gets warmer you can start to see the increase in visitors to the Lakes, particularly at the weekends.

Last updated 12 June 2014
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Phone pests are driving me mad

Louise Allonby OVER the last couple of months, the number of nuisance telephone calls we receive seems to have gone through the roof. (3 comments)

Last updated 11 June 2014
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