IN this, my final column as your Member of Parliament before the general election, I want to start by saying what an honour and privilege it has been to serve you over these past five years.
I AM having something of a landmark week. That’s Landmark with a capital L.
A SAD realisation hit me at the weekend, in the midst of a packed couple of days of Lego, jigsaws, Buckaroo and other assorted activities selected by my three-year-old.
“Twenty goin’ in Alan, Twenty Ellen” Sounds familiar? Peter Kay in the fish and chip shop?
AFTER a jolly day trip to Edinburgh on Monday, we were heading home on the train when Twitter delivered me some devastating news... (3 comments)
IN A couple of weeks an event will take place that not only strengthens my belief in the people of our community and proves beyond a shadow of doubt that our community spirit is alive and well.
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.
Evening Mail editor Jonathan Lee has been sharing his training notes in the run-up to the big day. Here, he shares his expeience of an incredible day of teamwork and cameraderie at Saturday's event
IF you hadn’t already noticed, it was recently announced that the body which looks after the West Cumberland Hospital – the North Cumbria Acute Hospitals Trust – is now seeking to merge with another trust, after being forced by government to make cuts it simply cannot yet do. (2 comments)
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