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Date: Tuesday 21st February 2017
PENSIONER Peter Maddox got right up the noses of his fellow villagers when he bought a yellow Vauxhall Corsa car.
Date: Tuesday 14th February 2017
IT’S a series of mathematical torments that I reckon even Pythagoras, Isaac Newton, Descartes and Leonhard Euclid himself, rated the greatest man of figures to have walked this planet, would have given up on. Thankfully they didn’t have railway timetables to agonise over in their day.
Date: Tuesday 7th February 2017
RIGHT through from the 18th Century and satirist William Hogarth to the present day, cartoonists’ lampooning wit often speaks louder than words. A trenchant drawing can be worth a thousand words.
Date: Tuesday 31st January 2017
IT’S the trendy lunch choice of everyone from office workers and sports stars like Sir Andy Murray to Hollywood film stars.
Date: Tuesday 24th January 2017
A WOMAN came up to me in the street while I was doing a spot of window shopping in Penrith recently.
Date: Tuesday 17th January 2017
FOR those of us around at the time, Donald Campbell’s death in a high velocity crash while attempting the world water speed record on Coniston, was a Cumbrian JFK moment, one of those significant days when we remember exactly where we were when the news filtered through.
Date: Monday 9th January 2017
IT’S a statistic that should shock and enrage. Over a year after Storm Desmond, more than 1,240 families living in an area stretching from Greater Manchester to Aberdeenshire are yet to return to their flood-damaged homes.
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: Wednesday 28th December 2016
BETTY Boothroyd was Speaker of the House of Commons at a time when that post still commanded respect.
Date: Monday 19th December 2016
WHAT a thoroughly depressing statistic. According to one academic, children these days are three times more likely to go to hospital after falling out of bed than as a result of falling out of a tree.
Date: Tuesday 13th December 2016
ONE thing I guarantee: If you are out and about on the roads you will spot at least one mobile phone offender every day, sometimes several.
Date: Monday 5th December 2016
THOMAS Mair, the extremist white supremacist, may have gone to prison for the rest of his days for the brutal murder of MP Jo Cox.
Date: Wednesday 30th November 2016
I CAN understand a 14-year-old girl’s dying wish for a chance, no matter how unlikely, to come back healthy to enjoy the life illness has robbed her of.
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: Tuesday 15th November 2016
FIRST the Tories became known as the “nasty party”. Then along came the Corbynistas’ heavy mob to inherit the unflattering soubriquet.
Date: Tuesday 8th November 2016
I’M presuming former Home Secretary David Blunkett is no fan of Slade.
Date: Tuesday 1st November 2016
YOU can bet your plummeting pound that, when it comes to a bit of prestige, politicians will be there, buzzing like wasps round a jam pot as they get in on the act.
Date: Monday 24th October 2016
FEW comics have brought as much sunshine into our lives as Eric and Ernie.
Date: Tuesday 18th October 2016
“A REMAINER, eh! A bad loser, too, no doubt. No time for you lot, your day is done!”
Date: Tuesday 11th October 2016
I HAVE heard it said that the big difference between the Tories and Labour is that the former are more efficient at assassinating their leaders. When they decide it’s time to go, they get rid swiftly, whereas Labour drag it out forever.