Monthly Archives: January 2012

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How Civilised Is Modern Britain?

Asks Andy Crow Jeremy Clarkson’s much publicised suggestion that strikers should be shot would have already drawn far too much comment were it not that there seem to be a…

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Police Reports Mark Bikes for Security

Copeland police will be holding events in the Egremont and surrounding areas after Christmas offering people the chance to have their bicycles marked, below is a list of times/dates where…

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Sparkling Christmas Show

Jane Mitchell warms to The Firework Maker’s Daughter     It’s a book and a play, and it’s four words. The Firework Maker’s Daughter started out as a school play…

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MAD SHEPHERDS AND BLACK SHEEP!

By Edna Branthwaite   At 1p.m. on Saturday 3rd December Egremont Parish Hall’s Christmas Fair, was opened by Copeland’s Mayor and Mayoress, Councillor John Jackson and his wife Linda. The…

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Your Letters – January 2012

Welcome to Dave’s Cartoons Dear Editor, The arrival of cartoons from Dave Bradley is just brilliant. When he describes himself growing up (last issue) it was cartoons here, there and…

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Gosforth Panto Starts Christmas with Bang

By Christine Robins During the dates of 30 November and 3 December, if you had been passing through Gosforth between the hours of 7pm and 11pm you would have heard…

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Open Space – Who Pays

By Richard Lee   Danish – Glædelig Jul : Dutch – Vrolijk Kerstfeest : Filipino – Maligayang Pasko : Finnish – Hyvaa joulua : French – Joyeux Noël : German…

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Virtuoso performances by The Sterling Trio

by Keith Bradshaw   I must say, looking before the concert at the combination of instruments involved, I didn’t think I was going to enjoy this recital by The Sterling…

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Meg and Christine explore

Cycle Paths and Muddy Lanes   Start: Egremont cycle path Finish: Egremont cycle path Duration: Up to 2 hours Terrain: Some road, mainly the cycle path, but a couple of…

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TO THE CRIMEA WITH LOVE

By Edna Branthwaite On the 1st December a lorry arrived at the Remploy factory in Cleator Moor and loaded 3891 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes along with blankets and knitted items…

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Fun Science with Professor Boffin presents

The Fire Show In the run-up to Christmas, what better way to spend an evening than in front of a warm fire. Even better, why not find out why things…

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New Clubhouse Sparks Turnaround In Egremont RUC Fortunes

By Karl Connor Its idyllic setting next to the River Ehen has been one of the most attractive features of Egremont Rugby Union Club since it was formed over 125…

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Colouring Competition

The response to our colouring competition was simply overwhelming. Every morning there was a fresh batch of delightful entries to cheer up the winter days. There were so many different…

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Florence Transformed into New Orleans Jazz Bar

Heather Dempsey The phenomenon of Jazz first exploded in the 1920s, amidst the economic boom and the American dream. With blues hot on its heels, the craze spread, flooding the…