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Sunday, 23 November 2014

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Moving invitation

amc S53016BB HAVE you ever received an invitation you just weren’t expecting?

Last updated 21 November 2014
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Letting the train add to the strain

EM Peter Grenville column I HAD a lovely break – thanks for asking. Friends, family, pizza and industrial quantities of coffee. But oh, the trains...

Last updated 21 November 2014
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Safety on roads needs your help

EM John Woodcock THE darkest days of the year are upon us – and their arrival brings extra danger for all road users across Barrow and Furness.THE government’s rushed and botched £3bn reorganisation of the NHS has done us few favours here in Furness. It has placed the hospitals we rely on under huge financial strain, while distracting from the key task of improving quality and safety of care.

Last updated 20 November 2014
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Phone firm fails to communicate

Louise Allonby MY sympathies are entirely with the bereaved widow who has had to resort to taking her husband’s ashes in an urn into a mobile phone shop in order to attempt to cancel his contract.

Last updated 19 November 2014
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Spoke too soon about autumn

EM Ann McVea column header I HAVE mentioned previously in this column that, beyond any doubt, autumn was upon us.ACCORDING to Consumer watchdog Which? the way broadband services are advertised should be changed because not enough of us get what we think we are paying for.

Last updated 18 November 2014
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Please shed light on lamp problem

HAVING gone out for a run last week with one of the local running groups, the Walney Wind Cheetahs, I found myself a bit in the dark.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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One unitary council would save millions

P770600.jpg THIS time every year, we consult on savings and budget proposals for the next financial year.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Away but I’ve got it covered

HELLO. I’m away on holiday right now – unless you’re a burglar. If so, I’m still at home.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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We must never forget war dead

IF you were wandering through Kendal last Saturday lunchtime there is a fair chance you would have seen me and my family busily trying to sell poppies.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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X Factor needed to get to the top

I CAN’T help feeling somewhat sorry for Ed Miliband. He is fighting to retain his credibility and position as leader of the Labour Party – and the consensus appears to be that he is fighting a losing battle.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Listening for old time’s sake

IT’S Christmas time, there’s no need to be afraid... At Christmas time, we let in light and we banish shade... and so on.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Award entrants are all winners

PUBLIC nominations for the 2015 Love Barrow Awards closed at midnight last night and the bags full of entries are safely under lock and key at the LBA HQ ready for the judging process to begin.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Small touches can mean a lot

HELPING each other within our local communities wherever we can goes a long way to improving lives, so it was pleasing to see that some additional support services have been introduced in Millom in recent weeks.

Last updated 7 November 2014
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F1 on the fast track to failure

EM Peter Grenville column TWO races to go, and Lewis Hamilton might be about to become Formula 1 World Champion! All good in F1-land then, right? Er... no.

Last updated 7 November 2014
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Tunnel plan is pie in the sky

EM John Woodcock I HOPE readers will know by now that I will do anything I can to deliver investment and infrastructure improvements to our area. (5 comments)

Last updated 6 November 2014
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The EU - what is in it for us?

Louise Allonby THE time is surely now upon us to reconsider seriously our membership of the European Union. (2 comments)

Last updated 5 November 2014
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Pointless mail not addressed

APPARENTLY I’m going to be receiving something pretty exciting in the post this week.

Last updated 4 November 2014
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Flashing might not be popular

EM Darren McSweeney TO flash or not to flash? It’s a question that may have troubled the mind of one Erica Roe all too briefly back in 1982. (1 comment)

Last updated 3 November 2014
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Entertainment from beyond the grave

EM Peter Grenville column ON this most spooky of nights, I feel it my duty to warn you that the ghosts of entertainment past are back to haunt us... and they’re after our cash!

Last updated 31 October 2014
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Chance to fight for rail services

ON Tuesday I was really pleased to be given the chance to hold a debate in Parliament on the future of the Furness line.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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