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Thursday, 21 August 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.

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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Could England win ‘just once in my lifetime’

EM Darren McSweeney IT’S World Cup time again. The England flags are starting to appear everywhere and cars, bars and houses are all decorated in the hope that maybe this time we can make something of the campaign.

Last updated 9 June 2014
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Local issues key to success

WHEW, that was a busy election! Double-header elections are always double the pressure and twice the work, and this one was no exception.

Last updated 9 June 2014
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Life continues despite football

EM Peter Grenville column APPARENTLY, there’s some big, global football tournament thing starting next week.

Last updated 6 June 2014
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MPs must all raise their game

EM John Woodcock THE election results have sent out a clear message: many people feel let down by mainstream politics and they want us all to raise our game.

Last updated 5 June 2014
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World Cup fever leaves me cold

Louise Allonby MY interest in the football World Cup began and ended in the few minutes it took to enter the office sweepstake, in which I drew Chile.

Last updated 4 June 2014
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Once again I’m wired for sound

EM Ann McVea column header I HAVE recently rediscovered a pleasure I used to enjoy all the time in my younger years.

Last updated 4 June 2014
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