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Wednesday, 01 October 2014

Columns archive

Railways need future-proofing

EM Stewart Young EARLIER this month, the government looked a gift horse in the mouth.

Last updated 25 July 2014
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Tunnel vision for electrical supply?

AN extra-long extension cable isn’t going to cut it, so how will National Grid get an abundance of energy across Morecambe Bay?

Last updated 25 July 2014
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Policy is a real boost to schools

Tim Farron ONE of the policies introduced by the coalition government that I am proudest of is something called the “Pupil Premium”.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Indifference plays into Putin’s hands

Louise Allonby IT has been difficult to understand the international community’s response to the behaviour of Russia over recent months.

Last updated 23 July 2014
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On track for a stressful journey

EM Darren McSweeney THE hottest day of the year and I decide to take a trip to the city of London, in a suit and tie, what fun!

Last updated 22 July 2014
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Good service is simple as a brew

EM Ann McVea column header IT might seem a little old fashioned, but I set a lot of store by good customer service.

Last updated 22 July 2014
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Community spirit is clear

EM Elaine Woodburn column header IT’S been a busy month or so for Millom and what strikes me as I mull over the events of the summer so far is the fantastic community spirit which is ever present.

Last updated 18 July 2014
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Passengers want better connection

EM Peter Grenville column WHEN I was but a simple lad, train journeys were an adventure of I-Spy, crisps, conversation and maybe a book. Now all we seem to want is a decent wifi connection.

Last updated 18 July 2014
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Legal highs must be taken seriously

EM John Woodcock I’VE had some unusual and surprising experiences as an MP over the past four years, but I certainly never expected to be handed £200 worth of new chemical highs – or “legal highs” as they are often misleadingly called – by a constituent.

Last updated 17 July 2014
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Discrimination no route to equality

Louise Allonby THE latest cabinet reshuffle is set to see up to 10 women promoted by prime minister David Cameron, as part of his pledge to get rid of “old, white men” from the heart of government in the run up to next year’s general election. (4 comments)

Last updated 16 July 2014
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TV gems hidden among rubbish

EM Ann McVea column header CHILDREN’S television is a big deal in our house. Not that the young man watches lots of it – he’s too busy taking over the world with his dinosaurs or getting impatient with the slow growth of peas in the garden – but when he does watch it, he is quite picky.

Last updated 15 July 2014
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Colourful craze is taking over

EM Darren McSweeney WELCOME to a rather “colourful” column this week, in different ways, the first being the loom bands that litter the floor of this house. And quite possibly littering the floor of your house?

Last updated 14 July 2014
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Is the "right to forget" alright?

EM Peter Grenville column AT some point in the future, when I’m hugely famous and successful, I might regret some of my previous exploits. Especially those that made it onto the internet.

Last updated 11 July 2014
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Investment is brilliant news

Tim Farron JOBS and housing, or possibly housing and jobs. These are the issues in South Lakeland which demand most of my time.

Last updated 10 July 2014
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Pies of the past are hard to beat

Louise Allonby MY mother brought me up with very exacting standards of culinary etiquette – so much so that I have always felt I could easily hold my own in the unlikely event of being invited to attend a state banquet. (1 comment)

Last updated 9 July 2014
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Pedal power is not so simple

EM Darren McSweeney ON yer bike! – I’m not turning into Norman Tebbit, just preparing myself for the mad rush of cycling mania that is upon us with the beginning of the Tour De France on Saturday.

Last updated 8 July 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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