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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
VETERAN Yorkshire racehorse trainer and farmer Mick Easterby, who is well into his 80s, has a great way of dealing with old age. “Never sell your boots,” is his homespun philosophy. In other words, never give up. Keep on keeping on. Stay interested in life.
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: 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.