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Date: Tuesday 4th October 2016
THE Two Ronnies, Corbett and Barker, made us laugh without recourse to the vulgarity and swearing that afflicts so many comedy performers nowadays.
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 30th August 2016
IT’S ironic that, while our golden generation of humble high achievers return from Rio with their impressive medal haul, the nation is worrying about increased obesity in the young.
Date: Monday 22nd August 2016
POLITICIANS are all right, just keep them away from the public.
Date: Monday 15th August 2016
IT’S quite a while since I last voted Labour. It may be some time before I vote Labour again.
Date: Monday 8th August 2016
BE scared, be very scared. There’s a trend, on both sides of the pond, for voters who have fallen out of love with politics and politicians to opt for the unexpected.
Date: Tuesday 2nd August 2016
WE are living in a new political era where MPs use the likes of Facebook and Twitter to engage with their constituents, put across their views, hear the concerns of members of the public and debate topics of interest.
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: Tuesday 12th July 2016
WHEN medals are being handed out, one should surely go to a representative of the teams that rebuilt the three-mile stretch of the A591 road between Thirlmere and Grasmere which was devastated by Storm Desmond in December.
Date: Tuesday 5th July 2016
CUMBRIA’S police and crime commissioner, Peter McCall, wants to see more uniformed officers out and about on the beat.
Date: Monday 27th June 2016
THERE are 650 parliamentary constituencies, each sending one MP to the Commons. We always get the bad stories. The expenses fiddlers, the times when sleazy morals make headline news in the Sunday papers and events like the depressing referendum campaign.
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: Monday 13th June 2016
AFTER pondering the matter at length I have reached a conclusion. It’s not Hobson’s Choice, nor is it a Morton’s Fork. It is a genuine dilemma.
Date: Tuesday 10th May 2016
IT’S always a shame when someone you rather liked and admired turns out to have the same old feet of clay as the rest of us.
Date: Tuesday 3rd May 2016
I HAD a dream. No, not one of those heroic, inspirational Martin Luther King-type dreams.
Date: Tuesday 29th March 2016
WE used to think, probably quite erroneously, that Britain did the honourable thing.
Date: Monday 14th March 2016
HAVE you noticed lately just how impersonal our lives have become? Face to face contact will soon be a rarity in shopping and business and many other aspects of public life.
Date: Monday 7th March 2016
WE knew all along that the SNP would never accept the outcome of the vote which rejected their holy grail of independence.
Date: Monday 25th January 2016
IT’S become rather fashionable these days to denigrate the older members of society.