THE parliamentary by-election taking place at the moment in Copeland has seen an unprecedented amount of ministers, shadow ministers and MPs from across the political spectrum visiting our beautiful corner of the UK.
One of my daughters lives in the USA. I spent Christmas Day with her. Instead of sending us cards, she announced that she had spent her Christmas card money trying to prevent Donald Trump being appointed president by persuading members of the 'electoral college' to change their vote.
Deep and ongoing government cuts have meant that Copeland Borough Council continues to make significant savings, to date the council has reduced its expenditure by 40 per cent. This, together with my top to bottom review of all the council’s finances revealed that there is £13m less monies than when I took office.
I WAS recently going through some of my late mothers papers, when I came across a draft autobiography. It was filled with the familiar stories of how she met my dad, her friendships and how happy she had been bringing up a family in the 1950s.
IN one of my previous articles I asked the question as to what it means to be British. I suggested that it was more than simply a matter of residence or place of birth; that behaviour and attitude might in someway constitute Britishness.
THE financial markets and the political parties are adjusting to the reality of a Brexit. While in South Lakeland, we narrowly voted to remain in Europe, we were not in the majority and accept that we will be working in a different environment than before.