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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Columns archive

Sad closure of Ulverston institution

Louise Allonby I WAS sad on many levels to learn that Smith and Harrison’s ironmongers in Ulverston is soon to close.

Last updated 26 February 2014
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Quiet toll drive comes at a price

EM Ann McVea column header WE should have known better really. Friday, end of half term, attempting to travel practically the length of England, to visit the in-laws on the south coast.

Last updated 25 February 2014
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Abbey needs to be protected

EM Darren McSweeney HERE, where, of havoc tired and rash undoing,

Last updated 24 February 2014
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Ofsted is no longer source of support

EM Dave Pidduck column ARE you sitting comfortably, back straight etc?

Last updated 21 February 2014
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No longer a nail biting experience

EM Peter Grenville column PEOPLE who bite their nails – they’re weird, right? Strange, nervous, creatures with a disgusting habit. They should just stop it.

Last updated 21 February 2014
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Are you passionate about your area?
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.
Please make sure all emails are clearly marked with your name and area.


Send your news to: community.em@cnmedia.co.uk
Pictures to: pictures.furness@cnmedia.co.uk

Sports cash is a good investment

Tim Farron THOSE of you who know me know that sport plays an important part of my life – particularly football, where I rejoice in being a Blackburn Rovers fan.

Last updated 20 February 2014
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Sporting heroes are a dying breed

Louise Allonby ONE of my all-time favourite TV comedy sketches is Harry Enfield’s spoof Association Football match between the 1933 Arsenal team and the 1991 Liverpool squad – played in black and white. (It is second only to his other classic black-and-white spoof, the public service announcement “Women, know your limits!”)

Last updated 19 February 2014
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Never a wise move to write off an oldie

EM Ann McVea column header I LOVE the Winter Olympics. There, I’ve said it, and it cannot be unsaid.

Last updated 18 February 2014
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Council wrong on fire cuts decision

EM Darren McSweeney LAST November, through this column, I warned of an alarming threat to our local Fire Service.

Last updated 17 February 2014
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It’s that old devil called love again

EM Peter Grenville column SMOOCHY-SMOOCH! It’s Valentine’s Day. Did you remember to get a cutesy teddy holding a heart with the word ‘Love’ on it for that special person?

Last updated 14 February 2014
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Hopeful for future of Furness schools

EM John Woodcock I AM constantly impressed by the hard work of schools and teachers in the constituency, but there is no doubt that Ofsted’s report into Cumbria’s secondary schools raises serious questions that need to be addressed urgently.

Last updated 13 February 2014
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Marital strife is in the bag

Louise Allonby MY husband has recently broken the ultimate marital taboo. He has gone where few men have ever dared to go – and he has left me reeling with shock and humiliation. (1 comment)

Last updated 12 February 2014
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Pay attention to would-be shoppers

EM Ann McVea column header ACCORDING to new research out this week, the number of empty shops on the UK’s high streets is falling.

Last updated 11 February 2014
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Right to welcome inspection teams

EM Darren McSweeney AN Inspector Calls – the knock on the door of Furness General Hospital came last week as the Care Quality Commission descended upon our local hospitals with their all-new check-list of things to comply with.

Last updated 10 February 2014
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Better future if we stand united

IN January the Furness Poverty Commission met to measure progress following its work last year to shine a light on hidden poverty in the area.

Last updated 7 February 2014
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Pushed out of my comfort zone

EM Peter Grenville column EVERY man needs their own space. Somewhere they feel at ease, safe and relaxed.

Last updated 7 February 2014
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Push for jobs is vital for county

Tim Farron BY some measures South Lakeland has the fourth lowest level of unemployment in the entire United Kingdom. So it may seem a bit odd that I keep pressuring for more jobs in this part of the world.

Last updated 6 February 2014
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Ulverston must rise to Coro challenge

Louise Allonby GOOD luck to the Friends of the Coronation Hall Association, who recently embarked upon a mission to preserve the much-loved Coro in Ulverston for generations to come. (2 comments)

Last updated 5 February 2014
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Not convinced by education plans

IT used to be that ever day I’d switch on the news and there would be another horror story about the economy and the parlous state of our bank balances.

Last updated 4 February 2014
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Changed days for school food

EM Darren McSweeney GREEN, mint-flavoured custard. Hard potatoes and chewy meat of dubious animal source.

Last updated 4 February 2014
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