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Hillsborough shame too late for Gerard

Gerard Baron was branded a thief and a drunken hooligan when he died 23 years ago at a football match – a victim of the Hillsborough stadium disaster.

Last updated 14 January 2013
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A proud salute to all the achievers

Learning is its own rich reward – and if we can commit to that truth, at any point in life, we will have achieved something special. But to appreciate the full value and joy of learning, acknowledgement and celebration of all its forms and possibilities is necessary.

Last updated 5 October 2012
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Our turbines issue needs tackling

Putting his cards firmly on the table, Eddie Martin has shown strongest possible opposition to more windfarms in Cumbria.

Last updated 28 September 2012
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Let’s hope council leader’s optimism is right

Applying the keep calm and carry on principle, county council leader Eddie Martin believes predictions of wholesale school closures are wide of the mark.

Last updated 21 September 2012
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Sophie an inspiration

WHO’S a clever girl, then? No need to search too far to find the answer to that. Just take a look at Sophie Stewart’s bright, beaming smile. Three years old and already a member of Mensa, her IQ rates alongside that of the top two per cent in the country.

Last updated 14 September 2012
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Views on both sides of football stadium

People in Carlisle have grown used to big ideas going nowhere – and taking an awfully long time to do so. Stalled projects are so well known, bitterly remembered and numerous, they need no listing here.

Last updated 24 August 2012
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A welcome gift, if a little late to act

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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Police success is dependent on help

Police estimate more than 40 organised crime gangs are operating in Cumbria, responsible for drugs dealing, theft on a grand scale, money laundering, skimming of cash machines and – not least – intimidation of communities.

Last updated 6 July 2012
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Carlisle Airport saga needs to be concluded

Nothing about any of the hopes, plans, aspirations or promises for Carlisle Airport is straight forward.

Last updated 29 June 2012
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Education awards a beacon for excellence

Education – its standards, relevance, potential for excellence – is at the core of every aspect of planning for Cumbria’s future. That’s so obvious, it almost goes without saying – except that it never should.

Last updated 15 June 2012
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Thanks for giving life

ROSIE Kremer didn’t live to hold her only child Bobby.

Last updated 8 June 2012
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Put an end to air ambulance confusion

THE Pride of Cumbria air ambulance is funded by Cumbrians, staffed by Cumbrians and dedicated to Cumbrians.

Last updated 8 June 2012
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Airport grounded ...for the moment

IF THE findings of the latest study into the viability of Carlisle Airport are taken as last word, hopes of flying any time soon would seem to be dashed.

Last updated 8 June 2012
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We must make the change right now

As all four of the area’s MPs unite to demand senior managers of our troubled hospitals stand down, the call to the North Cumbria Trust is clear – it’s time to go.

Last updated 25 May 2012
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Make a promise and save a life

Organ donation is an intensely difficult subject to air openly, to embrace fully, to urge without hesitation or qualification.

Last updated 18 May 2012
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Fight for Carlisle must now intensify

If Carlisle had been counting on a quiet week, following long local council election campaigns and resulting change of administration, all such hopes will now be dashed.

Last updated 11 May 2012
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Wins tempered by low voter turnout

Carlisle's city council enters a new era of Labour control today, after 12 years of Conservative rule.

Last updated 4 May 2012
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Set the default to opt-in to save lives

Committing to donate organs after death is more than making a gift, more than offering hope to the desperately ill – it is a simple, inarguable responsibility to the living.

Last updated 27 April 2012
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Stead’s excellence puts city on map

It is a good business rule of thumb. The companies that succeed, no matter how gloomy the economic climate, are those with strongly-driven work and performance ethics.

Last updated 20 April 2012
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Victory for listening

Finding comfort, safety and friendship in older age is something we all would hope for. Those who found all they’d wanted in Aspatria’s Park Lodge care home have reason for celebration today.

Last updated 13 April 2012
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