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Friday, 03 July 2015

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Time to forge better deal within the EU

PRIME minister David Cameron heads to the EU summit in Brussels this week with renegotiation of Britain’s position within the institution at the top of his agenda.

Last updated 24 June 2015
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Garden no safe place for birds

LET me begin with an apology. I’ve just come in from my lunch break where I was met by an unpleasant bout of rain and wind. And it’s June.

Last updated 2 June 2015
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Let’s unite and take on fight together

Mike Starkie column header I WAS humbled and thrilled when the people of Copeland elected me as their Mayor.

Last updated 1 June 2015
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Eyes down for Car Boot Bingo

EM Peter Grenville column WE certainly got lucky with the weather over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Last updated 28 May 2015
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Just rabbiting on about DIY skills

Louise Allonby IN spring a young man’s fancy turns to love. And a not-so-young man’s fancy (if mine is anything to go by) turns to cack-handed attempts at DIY. (1 comment)

Last updated 26 May 2015
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Reply pleasing and surprising

EM Ann McVea column header EARLIER this month, some people went to the polls, cast their votes and awaited the outcome.

Last updated 25 May 2015
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Countdown to December

P83908 TODAY marks the return of the leader’s column following the recent elections. I suppose this is a bit of a time travelling edition.

Last updated 22 May 2015
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Proud to fight your corner

EM John Woodcock IT’S a huge privilege to be re-elected as MP for Barrow and Furness. I want to thank not only everyone who voted for me, but everyone who took part in the election. (4 comments)

Last updated 21 May 2015
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Charities must clean their acts

Louise Allonby OF all the disturbing stories ones reads in the press – and it’s certainly a crowded field – the dreadful tale of the death of Britain’s longest-serving poppy seller, Olive Cooke, stands out recently.

Last updated 20 May 2015
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Time to put my new friends to good use

EM Ann McVea column header I’VE finally done it. I have decided to put my much-maligned new trainers to good use and take part in a charity challenge.

Last updated 19 May 2015
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Fancy a little run around a lake?

EM Peter Grenville column RIGHT now, 15 people are having a little run round a pond. Well, maybe not a pond – Windermere.

Last updated 14 May 2015
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Very grateful to be your MP

Tim Farron ELECTIONS are always a nervous time – I had plenty of butterflies during the run up to the election last Thursday, so it was brilliant to see those piles of votes grow rapidly during the count at the Kendal Leisure Centre last Thursday night and Friday morning.

Last updated 13 May 2015
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Labour scuppered by ‘Brand effect’

Louise Allonby A FOUR-WORD letter to the Daily Telegraph from a Conservative voter neatly summed up one of the reasons the Labour Party was humiliated so comprehensively at the polling booths. It read: “Thank you, Russell Brand.” (1 comment)

Last updated 12 May 2015
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Politics is back on the agenda

EM Ann McVea column header I’VE been itching to talk about politics for the past few weeks, mostly because I wasn’t allowed.A TEAM of scientists has published research which confirms something I’ve been telling people for years – we need two good ears to figure out where noises are coming from.

Last updated 12 May 2015
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Treat for fans of radio show

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Last updated 11 May 2015
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Solving the world’s problems over dinner

EM Peter Grenville column IT has admittedly taken me a long time to discover this, but going out for a nice meal does seem to be an excellent time to discuss all sorts of important stuff. With alcohol.

Last updated 8 May 2015
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Don’t surrender our right to vote

Louise Allonby THIS is a momentous week by anyone’s standards. The closest-to-call general election in recent memory could well leave us effectively without a government come Friday morning.

Last updated 6 May 2015
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Bank holiday no excuse not to vote

EM Ann McVea column header ANOTHER bank holiday weekend, another opportunity to do all the things you’ve been meaning to do for ages. I hope you found a good use for yours.

Last updated 5 May 2015
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I’m still having DIY flashbacks

EM Peter Grenville column YAY! A bank holiday weekend! Three whole days off work to relax and unwind – or 72 hours of fear, loathing and DIY.

Last updated 30 April 2015
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Signs point in wrong direction

Louise Allonby AT what point does the relentless pursuit of soul-searching openness become counterproductive? Possibly when a hospital which is struggling to come to terms with its recent failings is metaphorically forced to put on a dunce’s cap and stand in the corner. (1 comment)

Last updated 29 April 2015
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