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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 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.
Date: Monday 27th March 2017
IT’S a small world. As people across Britain and beyond watched in horror the aftermath of Wednesday’s terrorist attack in London, fallout from the violence — that has so far claimed five lives and shattered many more — was felt here in Eden.
Date: Tuesday 7th March 2017
THE idea went something like this. Drive 300 miles after work on Friday, run 100 miles on Saturday and drive 300 miles home on Sunday. Speaking now as an aching pensioner, you’ve got to be young to contemplate that sort of schedule, and back in the day I was full of fitness and energy.
Date: Wednesday 4th January 2017
POLITICAL big hitters will be heading north to Cumbria once the line-up is announced for the by-election in Copeland, prompted by the resignation of Labour MP Jamie Reed, who is swapping the Commons for Sellafield Ltd., the biggest employer in the constituency.
Date: Monday 21st November 2016
NEW justice minister Elizabeth Truss was undistinguished in her previous post as Secretary of State for the Environment, although it was her bad fortune to be in office at the time of the 2015 floods. It’s to be hoped she has better luck in her new job.
Date: Monday 26th September 2016
GIVEN the option of following an elderly driver at a steady 40mph or having a large lorry virtually parked in my boot, driven by a big hairy bloke on his mobile phone, you can probably guess which one of these two scenarios I would plump for.
Date: Tuesday 2nd August 2016
WORK-related stress is a serious matter. Those of us who have experienced it will have some sympathy with the call from Eden Council’s chief executive, Robin Hooper, in his interview with this newspaper published last week, for members of the public not to cause added stress to his planning officers by making “unacceptable” attacks on them by e-mail or letter.
Date: Monday 20th June 2016
ELEVEN years ago, had the result of a planning inquiry gone the other way, the fells between the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Park close to the M6 might well have been plastered with dozens of huge wind turbines, destroying the beauty and tranquility of those hills all in the cause of a green energy folly.