Saturday, 28 November 2015

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Relief but time for change

Relief must be the overwhelming sensation across the UK today. Relief that when the people of Scotland finally had their say on independence, they voted to stay part of the United Kingdom.

Last updated 19 September 2014
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Who is with Willie Whalen on this?

With conscience as his guide, county councillor Willie Whalen is breaking ranks with his own cabinet to oppose disputed town centre parking charges.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Shameful stain of failure

In its own defence, Cumbria County Council insists it has taken immediate action to improve its record on protecting abused, neglected and vulnerable children.

Last updated 25 June 2013
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Real fears have to be addressed

January is likely to be a watershed month for Cumbria. Decisions with potential to redefine the county’s national profile and importance will be made this month.

Last updated 5 January 2013
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Egremont residents need some assurance

West Cumbria’s geology has been in the headlines for months. But in Egremont right now the issue is not disposal of nuclear waste.

Last updated 16 November 2012
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Use your voice in elections

Democracy is not a faultless process. It’s open to manipulation and requires full involvement to work for the common good.

Last updated 1 November 2012
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Everyone making sacrifices?

Bureaucratic changes are always clunky, complicated and most often unnecessarily baffling.

Last updated 30 October 2012
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Let’s hope for wire success

This will be the third time plans for the zip wire have gone before members of the Lake District National Park.

Last updated 25 October 2012
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No luck in Cumbrian successes

So, what is it that makes some Cumbrian businesses flourish against all the odds of a deeply troubled economy, while others elsewhere crumple beneath the weight of austerity?

Last updated 12 October 2012
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Not easy but the right thing

Emma Robinson’s story is depressingly familiar one of intolerable violence in the home.

Last updated 10 October 2012
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Salute to all the achievers

Learning is its own rich reward – and if we can commit to that truth, at any point in life, we will have achieved something special. But to appreciate the full value and joy of learning, acknowledgement and celebration of all its forms and possibilities is necessary.

Last updated 5 October 2012
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Let’s not patch up in haste

Only three things are certain in the current West Coast Main Line debacle.

Last updated 4 October 2012
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Glass half empty for our pubs

There’s precious little optimism for the traditional Cumbrian pub.

Last updated 3 October 2012
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Sad times for our air ambulance

Discomfort is deepening within one of Cumbria’s best loved charities as another longstanding Pride of Cumbria fundraiser quits following a bitter internal fall-out.

Last updated 2 October 2012
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Pain worth avoiding a crisis later

The necessary irritant of paying into a pension scheme throughout working life has been discarded by millions.

Last updated 1 October 2012
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We should all have a taste of it

Cumbrians are at their best when making the most of the county’s finest qualities, fascinating heritage and hospitable character.

Last updated 27 September 2012
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Malicious. It’s not mischief

You wouldn’t have to be the brain of Britain to understand that tampering in any way with harbour lifebelts puts lives at risk.

Last updated 26 September 2012
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We have to face flood facts

Wising up to flooding is now clearly an unfortunate imperative.

Last updated 26 September 2012
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Val Armstrong is an inspiration to us all

Val Armstrong never hid any aspect of her long and difficult relationship with cancer.

Last updated 25 September 2012
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Cumbria is cash cow for energy

Wind turbine worries simply won’t go away. But, according to objectors in west Cumbria, there’s a very good reason for that. The turbines won’t go away either.

Last updated 24 September 2012
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