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Opinion & columns

New hope for rundown Botchergate

Temptation for a long time has been to give up on Botchergate – dismissing it as a lost cause of creeping dereliction.

Last updated 28 January 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cut the chat and see what it costs the team in total

It’s obviously a time for minding your language, watching what you say and being aware of who’s listening... livelihoods depend on it.

Last updated 28 January 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Dumping ciggies is way to restore my chest to glory

On the bright side – and there must always be a bright side – the cigarettes have gone.

Last updated 21 January 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Painstaking work to solve sad mystery

The macabre discovery of a mystery woman’s remains, found in woodland near Longtown this week, has been both shocking and deeply distressing.

Last updated 21 January 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Fears over Wigton fountain should be heard

Politicians of any rank and from any persuasion ignore public opinion at their peril.

Last updated 14 January 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Time to cut back and get used to it

VAT increases... fuel price hikes... council cuts to services... it’s not such a happy new year.

Last updated 7 January 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

My resolution? Surviving another year, after a party

You have to hand it to the Scots – they do have New Year celebrations pretty well sussed. You’d have to try very hard to better their plan for moving from one year into the next.

Last updated 31 December 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

New year optimism through the gloom

THE challenges likely to face most of us in 2011 are already well known. The new year will not be an easy one.

Last updated 31 December 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

‘Tis the weekend to be spending more

RETAILERS are expecting this weekend to be the busiest of their business year. In fact, they’re banking on it.

Last updated 17 December 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Next year I’ll be ready for that carolling question

And the going rate for carol singers is...? It’s a serious question. Do you give sweets, mince pies or hard cash?

Last updated 17 December 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Responsibility for safety down to us

This challenging week has brought frustrations, exhaustion, frayed tempers, widespread disruption and – for some – heartbreaking tragedy.

Last updated 3 December 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

It’s a wonder we ever got through winter previously

Sparkling possibilities couldn’t have been more magical, for any tempted by the picture-book beauty of a fairytale snowscape.

Last updated 3 December 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

We cannot sacrifice children’s welfare

None could dispute that the unhappy lives of some of our most vulnerable children have caused deep concerns over recent years.

Last updated 26 November 2010
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A substitute for happiness? I’ll give money a try

I’ve tried online shopping and frankly, I’m not impressed. I’m going to inform David Cameron – it doesn’t make me happy.

Last updated 26 November 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Top marks to hard working teachers

Under pressure, under scrutiny and too frequently unappreciated, education is the unsung champion of local and national life.

Last updated 19 November 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

There’ll be no escaping subject of nuptials now

Cheered up by true love? Of course. You simply have to be – and love is all over the place right now, making lots of us positively giddy.

Last updated 19 November 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cancer women are right to feel anger

A personal apology is now on offer to each of 16 Cumbrian women, misdiagnosed as all-clear while actually suffering breast cancer.

Last updated 12 November 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

After rugby, no longer a girl who can only say yes

This sporting life – it’s never without its stresses and strains. Either you’re the competitive kind or you’re like me... not.

Last updated 12 November 2010
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Autumn show – failing pigments or just glorious?

Our big question had to do with memory – or lack of it. When you have a few significant birthdays under your belt, how reliable is it?

Last updated 5 November 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Now is the time for a fresh vision

The first big question following announcement of the enforced demise of the Northwest Regional Development Agency always centred on who or what would replace it as promoter, ambassador, driver and salesman for Cumbria.

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

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