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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 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.