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Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Columns archive

From high-tech to bye-bye tech

EM Peter Grenville column YOU know you’re getting old when it dawns on you that you’re outliving technological breakthroughs.

Last updated 29 August 2014
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Area looking to fresh horizons

EM John Woodcock FROM among the twisted metal and clouds of demolition dust on Barrow Island a new dawn has started to emerge for BAE Systems, for Furness and for the UK.

Last updated 28 August 2014
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Old adage worth remembering

Louise Allonby HAVING watched this week’s televised debate on the forthcoming Scottish independence referendum, I can’t say I’m overly impressed with the quality of the argument coming from the Yes campaign.

Last updated 27 August 2014
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Don’t surround jewel in crown with housing

EM Darren McSweeney THE latest chapter in a long history of battles and disputes involving Furness Abbey has just entered a new phase.

Last updated 26 August 2014
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Being part of union works

EM Ann McVea column header LESS than a month from now, the people of Scotland will have decided whether or not they want independence from England.

Last updated 26 August 2014
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Email influx sparks dread

EM Peter Grenville column When I returned from holiday to work recently, I had 180 emails. I was chuffed, as I was expecting a lot more.

Last updated 22 August 2014
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I want to hear points of view

Tim Farron I AM just starting out on my annual summer tour of the constituency.

Last updated 21 August 2014
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Meters will put off town visitors

Louise Allonby WHO benefits from councils installing parking meters in our towns?

Last updated 20 August 2014
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Answering call of mobile mania

EM Ann McVea column header DO you have a mobile phone? I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t, even those people who swore not too many years ago they wouldn’t have one, and didn’t need one (I’m looking at you, husband).

Last updated 19 August 2014
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Jobs market is different world

EM Darren McSweeney NORMAL service is resumed this week, having managed to find an escape tunnel from the holiday camp I wrote about last week and head back home to Barrow.

Last updated 18 August 2014
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Communities pull together

EM Elaine Woodburn column header THE ability of local communities to engender a sense of togetherness and community spirit has been at the forefront of my mind this month, sparked by a wonderful Civic Sunday service I attended for the new Mayor of Millom, Felicity Wilson.

Last updated 15 August 2014
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Taking a break by the numbers

EM Peter Grenville column WELL, that’s my holiday over. A whole six days off work and a staycation in my own house (the breakfasts were very nice). Let’s check the statistics...

Last updated 15 August 2014
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Celebrity deaths should be a lesson

Louise Allonby ROBIN Williams, star of Mrs Doubtfire, Good Morning Vietnam and numerous other highly successful and memorable films, has died – reportedly by suicide.

Last updated 15 August 2014
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Taking a break with UK’s finest

EM Darren McSweeney YOU may have noticed my column is not running on the normal day this week.

Last updated 12 August 2014
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Keep looking for your happy days

EM Ann McVea column header ARE you feeling happy? Do you even know how you would define happiness?

Last updated 11 August 2014
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Beat furiously here to open

EM Peter Grenville column TODAY I was defeated by a bottle of screen wash. I now realise that packaging is ganging up on me.

Last updated 8 August 2014
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Give us homes we sorely need

Tim Farron ONE of my last tasks before heading off on holiday for a couple of weeks with my family, was to open the show home in the new housing development on Sandylands in Kendal.

Last updated 7 August 2014
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Driving up the cost of motoring

EM Ann McVea column header ANYONE who drives a car will certainly have felt the pinch over the past few years.

Last updated 7 August 2014
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Quiet heroes are shining example

Louise Allonby ON Monday night at 10pm I put all the lights out in my house and lit a solitary candle in a window. Then I wept. (3 comments)

Last updated 6 August 2014
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Building ideal for new homes

EM Darren McSweeney THE “clipped wing” generation is a new term that surfaced last week describing young working people who are unable to get a foot on the property ladder and are stuck at home with their parents.

Last updated 4 August 2014
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