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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: 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 19th July 2016
FIRST an apology to my readers. Although I struggled for a good hour with the summary, still not ploughing a quarter of the way through it, I hereby confess to having failed to read the Chilcot Report in full, all 2.6 million words of it.
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: 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.