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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.
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: 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.