12th April 2017
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With politicians distracted as they battle over ‘Brexit’ and ‘Scotcheggzit’, this could be a good time to go for ‘Cumbrex’ – home rule for Cumbria: the holiday destination of choice, unlimited supplies of nuclear energy, scratchy Herdwick wool tartan and the Curio – our answer to the Euro.

Sadly, green squirrels, a scoop in our last edition, have proved elusive. Since the start of April there have been no firm sightings around Aira Force. We remain optimistic!

We turn over a new leaf in this edition with gardens near Temple Sowerby and contributions from Winderwath Gardens and Acorn Bank (P17). Still on a gardening theme, Granny Smith has some fruitful advice to get a quick return (P8).

Penrith is blessed with a great cross-section of schools – state, grammar and independent. We take a look at Beaconside, where ‘learning to live, learning to shine’ is not just a motto, it is a way of life . Penrith Town Council is gathering momentum, as it grows in size and takes on additional responsibilities, and Penrith BID is on a roll towards re-election.

We get stuck in with Ben Dustan of Tarn Farm Vets and although there is good news from Bampton – where by the sound of it some final funds are needed –  war breaks out near Penrith. Don’t overlook two competitions: win free use of a Twizy car  and win an outdoor travel book .

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