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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

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Britain is truly great once again

Sensational is the only way to describe the last two weeks of outstanding sport, inspirational achievement, genuine friendship.

Last updated 13 August 2012
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Evidence is urgently required

Moving Cumbria’s fire control centre from Cockermouth into Cheshire was never going to be ideal.

Last updated 11 August 2012
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Welcome but a little too late

Euphoria over Britain’s outstanding Olympics performance hasn’t occupied all the waking moments of everyone in this part of the country.

Last updated 10 August 2012
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Don’t let blame be our legacy

A sprint to shift blame and even pull wool over eyes is beginning to look like the hottest post-Olympics ticket in town.

Last updated 9 August 2012
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MPs should do the right thing

Dairy farmers are the backbone of Cumbria’s economy. This is a milk producing county – always has been.

Last updated 8 August 2012
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Make it easier to tip waste

Having made firm promises to clean up the city, Carlisle City Council now has a tough job on its hands.

Last updated 7 August 2012
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Our Olympic Games legacy starts here

Whether beaten into submission by blanket media coverage or enthused by the challenging lure of top class competition, few could have failed to be nudged into activity by the Olympics.

Last updated 6 August 2012
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Will a fly in ointment land first?

It’s never wise to speak too soon on any aspect of Carlisle’s airport development... or lack of it.

Last updated 4 August 2012
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Help those who are desperate

We all know that the economy isn’t getting any better, that many of us are finding it harder and harder to keep up with the increasing cost of living and that desperation is hitting many.

Last updated 3 August 2012
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Don’t let fear spoil summer

As August gets underway, playing fields, parks, village greens and residential streets should be singing with the sounds of children at play. (1 comment)

Last updated 2 August 2012
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Wins make us all go for gold

Day six of the Olympics and Team GB has engaged the country in a frenzy of excitement to put national pride where doldrums used to be.

Last updated 2 August 2012
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Care should begin with homes

Given the state of the economy – and the spending cuts applied to address it – it’s hardly surprising that homelessness is rising.

Last updated 31 July 2012
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We need a summer recovery

Some weird and wonderful reasoning has been offered for deepening woes in the country’s economy.

Last updated 30 July 2012
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Now is the time to back GB

A long time coming, but now The Olympics are underway there can be no hiding a swell of national pride.

Last updated 28 July 2012
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We are all in this together

Gaining a foothold on the property ladder is far from easy. For many, money’s too tight to mention.

Last updated 27 July 2012
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Another boost for Carlisle

The success of the Olympic Torch Relay through Carlisle and Cumbria could instantly be measured in terms of community cohesion, interactivity... and sheer enjoyment.

Last updated 25 July 2012
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Morally wronged by the rich

It requires a massive leap of imagination – all sense of reality suspended – to compare, like for like, householders who pay the window cleaner cash in hand with celebrities and billionaires using tax avoidance schemes.

Last updated 24 July 2012
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This is why crime does not pay

The numbers are impressive and speak for themselves. Criminals in Cumbria have been made to repay £13.5 million of their illegally gained assets over the last decade.

Last updated 23 July 2012
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Not quite a euphoric experience

Countdown through the final days to London’s 2012 Olympics was never anticipated as being such a tense affair.

Last updated 22 July 2012
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Help may become a hindrance

At times of change in the workplace, industrial relations can often become uncomfortably strained.

Last updated 19 July 2012
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