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Opinion & columns

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
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

I’m thrilled by torch – or is it the chance of a toast?

Never one to allow a special occasion to pass without note, it was with some excitement I strode into my local Spar shop.

Last updated 15 June 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

I like monarchy, history would be horrible without

Jubilee? Oh yes please, I’ll have a bit of that. I’ll take a lot of that. A well-earned rest, a raised glass of finest Dry London and coronation chicken on toast.

Last updated 1 June 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Stylish in life, not so when using the road

He was handsome. Beautifully turned out, dressed for the sunshine – colour co-ordinated with impeccable style.

Last updated 25 May 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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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Don’t mourn the passing of youth, 21st century kids now have baton

If I were to be truthful, I’d have to say I learned nothing useful from Blue Peter.

Last updated 18 May 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Finally interested – in sport of flying flames

Somebody once told me – I think he was drunk at the time – that no matter how much I disliked sport, if I looked hard enough and long enough I’d find something to tickle my fancy.

Last updated 11 May 2012
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Don’t call me a fossil because I chose journalism

Given the nervous state of the newspaper industry these days, a more sensitive soul might have taken offence.

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

No appetite for recession? Come shopping with us

The day they started talking about double dip, I started craving an ice cream.

Last updated 27 April 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

If they’d stayed for sausage we’d have been safer

Word was, something was up. And worried word was spreading fast.

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
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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