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Opinion & columns

Risky plan to save Cumbria university’s future

There's no escaping the troubling truth that the University of Cumbria’s problems are huge, complex and threatening to its future.

Last updated 29 January 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Age questionable, but not my views on best bed-mate

There’s another birthday looming any day now. I’ll be going to bed with my handbag.

Last updated 29 January 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbria is no place to hide your crimes

Cumbria Constabulary rates second nationally when measured on how it inspires confidence in the public it serves.

Last updated 22 January 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Hold my coat – I’m fighting for all of our fudges

It doesn’t take much to set us off. Dragging leaden feet down the nostalgia route to ruin, we can be away for days.

Last updated 22 January 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Don’t vaccinate me against that election fever

Rumours that a waiting list is forming for election fever vaccinations have yet to be confirmed or denied at most Cumbrian surgeries and health centres. But the word is definitely out.

Last updated 15 January 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Quick fixes aren’t always best option

THE consequences of this long, harsh wintry spell were always going to be pricey.

Last updated 15 January 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

A chance to make your voice heard

THE aspirations of a city’s population are often assumed – by politicians, economists, planners, entrepreneurs, business leaders and opportunists. They don’t always hold up to scrutiny.

Last updated 15 January 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Community spirit cracking under the weight of ice

Grit boxes were empty the morning big snows returned to layer residential ice fields with more slippy-sliding suicide juice.

Last updated 8 January 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

We all deserve a Hallelujah after surviving 2009

When I called Aly with seasonal good wishes, she told me with customary cheerfulness that she and her sister Heather were rapping to The Messiah.

Last updated 31 December 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Festive wishes for a united Cumbria

Winter's challenges have thrown severe difficulties in the way of families hoping to be united for Christmas.

Last updated 24 December 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Budget set for an imperfect world

No decisions on how to cut expenditure are ever made easily, whether they be necessary in the home, at work or in public services.

Last updated 18 December 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Fear not, there’s only 168 hours of cyber-shopping until the big day

My mum’s wisdom on easing the pressure of Christmas was always the same – and it hasn’t changed to this day.

Last updated 18 December 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Idiots ignoring the drink-driving facts

THERE are no excuses.

Last updated 11 December 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Mary’s Christmas magic brings a tear to the eye

Mary’s face was a picture of disappointment – one might even suspect distress. There was a hint that, in spite of the miracle arrival of her newborn, she may have been about to cry.

Last updated 11 December 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Battle to secure the future of the university

Worry that the grand education plan might be unravelling is unavoidable. The University of Cumbria’s original multi-centred vision is fraying badly at the seams.

Last updated 4 December 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Don’t forget your breasts during December’s dash

And so it begins. December’s here and officially the time is right for panic-station present shopping, gargantuan meal planning, overdrafts... and misunderstandings.

Last updated 4 December 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Christmas isn’t cancelled, in fact it’s come early

Christmas in Cumbria this year is the story of a tree – a hastily erected, swiftly decorated, urgently lit tree.

Last updated 27 November 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Recovery will come from togetherness

THERE can’t be too many expressing surprise today that the Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund has already topped £500,000 – only a week after the rains first hit.

Last updated 27 November 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

‘Flirty’ weather is not really what Cumbrians need

Webbed feet would have been useful. Looking at the forecast, they might still be useful. It’s likely to be a weekend for walkers on water.

Last updated 20 November 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Be ready to help the flood victims

THE eyes of the country have been on Cumbria over the past 36 hours, during which the equivalent of six months rainfall in London and the south east fell on towns and villages devastated by floods.

Last updated 20 November 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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