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Wednesday, 04 March 2015

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New build plan is not realistic

EM Ann McVea column header THERE are now less than ten weeks left until the general election (I did say I would keep reminding you) and this week, the headline pledge topic is... property!

Last updated 3 March 2015
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Did the earth move for you?

EM Peter Grenville column 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)

Last updated 27 February 2015
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Cemetery plans moving forward

OUR residents in Millom will be pleased to know that the plans to extend the cemetery in the town are moving forwards, and work is due to start this spring.

Last updated 27 February 2015
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Work needed to secure future

EM John Woodcock THESE ought to be exciting times for Furness and the surrounding areas of Cumbria.

Last updated 26 February 2015
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No appetite for food scare news

Louise Allonby LIKE most people, I’m fairly selective about the news I take notice of – especially in these days of 24-hour rolling television and internet coverage, which makes it all too easy to suffer from information overload. (1 comment)

Last updated 25 February 2015
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The Good Life it will never be

EM Ann McVea column header IT’S almost that time of year again – no, not time to head to the polls (have I mentioned there’s a general election in a few weeks’ time?) – but time to start paying attention to the garden.

Last updated 24 February 2015
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Call of festivals grows stronger

CALVIN Cordozar Broadus, Jr is coming! You may know him better by one of his other names: Snoop Doggy Dogg, Snoop Lion, DJ Snoopadelic, Snoopzilla, Bigg Snoop Dogg or the more familiar, plain old “Snoop Dogg”.

Last updated 23 February 2015
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We must serve our community

EM Dave Pidduck column 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.

Last updated 23 February 2015
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Mountain bikers? Just get Knotted!

EM Peter Grenville column AT the risk of calling forth a Lycra-clad tidal wave of abuse, I’ve got a bone to pick with some mountain bikers.

Last updated 20 February 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. (1 comment)

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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