Two stories of national importance landed on the Westmorland Gazette cartoon desk last week.
Local hotels are up in arms and down in the dumps because BT broadband failed, losing them millions of pounds of business (hyperbole added for optional excitement).
And after months of campaigning, the much-loathed on-street parking plan from Cumbria County Council has been buried due to a legal problem.
Here are the six ideas I submitted to my steamed editor. The winning entry is at the end, complete with crop marks (which the sub-editor always ignores). Which would you have chosen? Place your carefully-considered vote in the comments box below.