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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.
Date: Tuesday 29th December 2015
IS it really Christmas already? It really is true that as you get older, and that does not necessarily mean ancient, things come around with a rapidity which increases with every year. It’s like a whirlpool where the closer you get to the centre the faster you go. It cannot be Christmas again. I’ve only just got over digesting last year’s turkey.
Date: Monday 8th April 2013
SIX months into the job, Cumbria police and crime commissioner Richard Rhodes has been outlining his future priorities in maintaining the county as a safe place in which to live. Top of the list are victims of crime, youth justice and domestic violence.
Date: Monday 11th October 2010
THERE were contrasting reactions as the gavel fell at more than £2 million when the Crosby Garrett Helmet was auctioned in London on Thursday, delivering a blow to the hopes of campaigners in the county who wanted to keep the Roman artefact in Cumbria but bringing unforeseen riches to the finder and the Eden owner of the land on which it was discovered.
Date: Friday 16th October 2009
AS another Cumbrian wind farm inquiry looms next week over plans for nine turbines, each 102 metres high, near Berrier, I can’t help thinking that the “green” message would have got itself across to locals more effectively had developers not been so hard-nosed and arrogant.