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Saturday, 25 April 2015

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Health plan could be positive step

Tim Farron I THINK that the best thing I can say about the recent Better Care Together health review published by the bodies responsible for looking after our health in this part of Cumbria is that it is encouraging.

Last updated 19 February 2015
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MPs need to think before they speak

Louise Allonby WHEN will MPs learn to engage their brains before opening their mouths?

Last updated 19 February 2015
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Apprentice pledge could win votes

EM Ann McVea column header HERE it is again, your helpful reminder that there’s a general election on the horizon.

Last updated 19 February 2015
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Buddy bugged by bench theft

EM Darren McSweeney THIS week’s column comes to you from Buddy, the Bichon Frisé/ Jack Russell cross that joined our family late last year. (1 comment)

Last updated 16 February 2015
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This council is good value

IT’S that time of year when I look at our budget. Check the income and forecast what will happen in the next 12 months. Look carefully at expenditure, make sure we are getting value for money whilst spending on our agreed priorities and have a plan for managing our savings and investments.

Last updated 13 February 2015
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Keep it down - the TV is all ears

EM Peter Grenville column COME close, dear reader. Bit closer. I’m going to have to whisper this bit you see. Whoa – back up a touch. Right. Ready? Your TV is listening to your every word... (2 comments)

Last updated 13 February 2015
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Seeing difference between the sexes

Louise Allonby ONE of my New Year’s resolutions was to learn one interesting/useful new fact per day.

Last updated 12 February 2015
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Fight for FGH is far from over

EM John Woodcock THIS week has been an important milestone in the battle to save our local hospital services, but the fight is far from won. (2 comments)

Last updated 12 February 2015
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Paternity pledge no vote winner

EM Ann McVea column header WITH just 12 weeks to go until the general election, political parties are suddenly finding goodies in their bags with which to attempt to win over voters.

Last updated 12 February 2015
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Let’s draw line under sub row

EM Darren McSweeney I’VE tried really hard not to stray into General Election territory in this column since the start of the year.

Last updated 12 February 2015
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Bay link could boost Furness

FOLLOWING on from last week’s column about the saving of the former Abbey Tavern from a date with the wrecking ball, some great news came along this week for tourism and rejuvenating derelict buildings over on Walney Island.

Last updated 2 February 2015
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Time for comic to break his silence

FOR a man who has made a career out of practically never keeping his trap shut, TV entertainer Russell Brand has been suspiciously quiet over the past few days – at least where one issue is concerned. (1 comment)

Last updated 29 January 2015
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Don’t jump on Brand-wagon

OH, Mr Woodcock! What on earth were you thinking when you challenged comedian Russell Brand to a debate on the future of the Trident programme?

Last updated 28 January 2015
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Always look on the bright side

Louise Allonby HOW lovely that, in this week of Blue Monday – apparently, the most depressing day of the year–- the Evening Mail has launched its Be Happy campaign: a week of celebrating those little things in life that make us smile. (3 comments)

Last updated 21 January 2015
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Warning: wet and windy weather alert

EM Peter Grenville column I SPOTTED a bit of a novelty in the Met Office forecast for today – it doesn’t have a Weather Warning attached to it.

Last updated 16 January 2015
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Let’s welcome plan for Ulverston

ULVERSTON will be “swamped with houses” is the claim made by some of our local councillors, whilst others welcome jobs and prosperity to their town.

Last updated 16 January 2015
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Pledge on NHS

AN incoming Labour administration will focus on the need to recognise the hospital funding problems created by the isolation of Morecambe Bay – in sharp contrast to this government’s demand for £25m of cuts which place health services under threat.

Last updated 16 January 2015
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Parking problems are the big issue

ALONG with dog dirt and out-of-town shopping developments, few things stir up readers of local newspapers more than traffic problems.

Last updated 16 January 2015
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Election is just around corner

YOU may have heard a little bit about this, but apparently there’s a general election looming.

Last updated 16 January 2015
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Mayor campaign makes no sense

AT the start of the new year I learnt that a “major grassroots campaign” had been launched to call for a directly-elected mayor to run Cumbria County Council.

Last updated 16 January 2015
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