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Date: Tuesday 18th July 2017
THERE has been a broad welcome for the inscription of the Lake District as a world heritage site, and understandably so as the decision taken by UNESCO at the weekend is the culmination of years of hard work by the numerous organisations involved in the bid.
Date: Tuesday 4th July 2017
SOMETIMES even the author of this column feels as if he is something of a doom monger, forecasting the end of the world and life as we know it when what is probably being predicted is the world as I have known it, and what I am guilty of is a combination of an overactive imagination fuelled by copious amounts of getting on in years nostalgia.
Date: Tuesday 4th July 2017
THE Environment Agency’s drop-in sessions at Appleby and Keswick this week have provided a good opportunity for people affected by the floods of 18 months ago to give feedback on the lengthy list of options put forward with the aim of avoiding any repeat of the scenes of devastation caused by Storm Desmond.
Date: Tuesday 27th June 2017
ONE of the most trenchant quotes of the past week came from Peter Canham, chairman of Carers Support Cumbria, whose conference coincided with Carers Week. “The carer is often unseen, unheard and unthought of by the larger population and sometimes by funding groups,” he said.
Date: Monday 5th June 2017
IT’S a sight even in my most alarming nightmares I never expected to see. Armed police patrolling the Market Square in my own town. It’s called reassurance policing — a description I suspect we are going to have to get used to while there remain terrorists out there capable of such depraved acts as perpetrated in Manchester.
Date: Monday 22nd May 2017
BY any standards the statistics are shocking. More than 2,500 dangerous weapons, including Samurai swords, axes and air guns, were confiscated at schools in 2015-16, and the figures could have been higher as just 32 out of 43 police forces in England and Wales provided data. Some of the culprits caught carrying knives were under five years of age.
Date: Tuesday 16th May 2017
YES, you are reading it right. I feel desperate pity for Diane Abbott after her mathematics gaffe last week when she was being interviewed, put on the rack more like, by a radio shock jock with a bit of a reputation for giving his “guests” a hard time.
Date: Monday 27th March 2017
ONE of my granddad’s (printable) favourite sayings was “You can’t argue with ignorance”. He was right and yet despite the truth of it I’ll wager that all of us have tried … and failed. There is a lot of ignorance about. Some people are, as the rest of us would say, “Just plain ignorant”, which means they lack manners or tact or any of the social graces. Others just lack any useful knowledge or intellect though there are very few people who are so ignorant that they know absolutely nothing about anything.