15 April 2018
Roger Putnam was partially right to claim (Whitehaven News 5 April) the Green Party and the LibDems ‘advocate similar policies’. However, while some policies may seem similar...it’s over values that a fundamental difference emerges between our two parties
13 April 2018
You’re invited to attend the launch event of the Divest Parliament Campaign in Copeland that aims to pressure local MP Trudy Harrison to support divesting the MPs Pension Fund from fossil fuel companies and show climate leadership.
11 April 2018
Roger Putnam’s letter last week (22 March), Let’s look again, makes some valid points about the likely impact of Brexit on the problems currently facing our NHS.The statement - that the ‘Lib Dems are now committed to providing the full £4 billion the NHS needs for 2018/2019’ - couldn’t be more welcome. There are worries about just how committed they really are.
26 March 2018
Yet again, the organisers of Keswick’s annual literary festival, Words By The Water, have courted political controversy with one of its invited speakers. Last Friday, it was Vince Cable, who was there to launch his thriller, Open Arms which, amongst other things, deals with the ‘quest for power’.
23 March 2018
A review of two books: Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist by Kate Raworth, Random House Business, 2018 and Rainforest: Dispatches from Earth's Most Vital Frontlines by Tony Juniper, Profile Books, 2018
20 March 2018
This news item is our response to the UK Government updated National Policy Statement for new nuclear above 1GW post 2025: siting criteria and process.
14 February 2018
This is an URGENT REQUEST from Radiation Free Lakeland, on behalf of the Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole campaign,for people to make objections to West Cumbria Mining’s application to develop the UK’s first deep-sea coal mine for 30 years - just off St. Bees!! In other words, just a short distance away from Sellafield!!
04 September 2017
In June 2015, Lancashire County Council rejected Cuadrilla’s fracking applications. Yet, in October 2016, this was overturned by the Tory government, following an appeal by Cuadrilla. This was despite government promises, before the 2015 general election, to leave such matters to local councils.
30 August 2017
In memory of Geoff Smith, the founder member of our local Green Party, we have set up the Geoff Smith Memorial Fund to help those who could not otherwise afford to attend a Green Party Spring or Autumn Conference.
22 August 2017
‘Anthropocene’ refers to the start of a new geological epoch which, according to most leading earth system scientists, has now replaced the Holocene. It means geological strata deposits will now be massively dominated by those of recent human origin, as opposed to those due to natural changes.