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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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Jeremy’s journey to Cumbria from Australia via Plymouth and Aberdeen

50069260F000 An artist has swapped life Down Under for Cumbria. Jeremy Diggle has now settled into his new job as head of Department for the Arts at the University of Cumbria.

Last updated 17 October 2014
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Labour stalwart Shaun awarded for 40 years’ service to the cause

shalfmw001 A staunch Labour supporter has received an award for 40 years’ service to the party.

Last updated 17 October 2014
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Restoring monuments that honour lives of servicemen and women

David Kay photo The man charged with ensuring memorials are at their best to mark World War One’s centenary says he’s been struck by the sacrifice soldiers made.

Last updated 22 July 2014
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Carlisle council steps in to safeguard war memorial's future

Paul Atkinson photo A war memorial at a church is to be saved, despite the building being sold.

Last updated 22 July 2014
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Appeal to find descendants of people on church's memorial board

Church memorial board photo Families of more than 20 men who fell in World War One are being sought for a special commemoration event.

Last updated 22 July 2014
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Teenagers mark centenary during France trip

Carlisle teenagers photo Two teenagers helped families mark the centenary commemorations of World War One during a visit to northern France.

Last updated 21 July 2014
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New book remembers Carlisle school's fallen soldiers

Linda Hodgson photo Fallen soldiers whose names adorn a memorial on the wall of a school hall are being remembered in a new book.

Last updated 21 July 2014
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Writing wrongs. How David has made his mark with crime novels

David Mark photo One crime in particular sticks in David Mark’s mind. The casual cruelty has kept it lodged there for the past five years.

Last updated 25 April 2014
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Cumbrian mountaineer’s charity plays host to Himalayan pals

mwdougs A mountaineer who has conquered peaks across the Himalayas is paying back the people who have helped him achieve his ambitions.

Last updated 28 June 2013
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Wow factor of new Lake District dinosaur attraction

dino3 Colin Taylor is living in the past. Things that happened years ago are still whirring through his mind. Come on, Colin. It was a long time ago – 150 million years, in fact.

Last updated 24 May 2013
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Community stalwarts honoured at Carlisle Civic Dinner

Carlisle Community awards photo 5 The unsung heroes of Carlisle, around whom communities thrive, have been given the recognition they so richly deserve.

Last updated 5 April 2013
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What Cumbria needs most from the Budget

Gaynor Green photo Leading Cumbrian reveal their wishlist for this week's Budget.

Last updated 18 March 2013
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Aid worker returns from setting up a refugee camp in Jordan

rae888sirte I recently arrived back in Cumbria from north Jordan. Shivering, but no longer struggling to navigate stinging sandstorms or deal with the blistering hot days and chilly nights of the Syrian Desert. It was my job to manage a team who provided protection and services for children. We set up 18 tented safe play facilities where parents could feel confident we would look after youngsters, while they did their best to make their canvas homes as comfortable as possible and ensured they were registered for food.

Last updated 14 December 2012
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How long until Cumbria gets 4G or even decent 3G coverage?

4ga If time is money, then saving it has to be good for business – as Tim Ellis has been finding out. “We have to send large files by email not just around the country but across the world,” explains the company director.

Last updated 5 November 2012
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‘It is the most horrific time of your life, but they make it bearable’

hosp1room You never want to use a hospice. “But it is a phenomenal facility and I’m so proud of the work they do,” says Helen Skelton. The daredevil Blue Peter presenter speaks for thousands of Cumbrians and speaks from personal experience.

Last updated 12 October 2012
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Making the grade

andy moiratatt It’s the grouse season, in case you didn’t know. The time of year when businesses and politicians complain about falling standards in schools. There are claims that testing pupils’ skills and knowledge is too weak, that pass grades are too low, that the exams are too easy and the results are meaningless.

Last updated 7 September 2012
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Is the Lake District stealing north Cumbria’s thunder?

Victoria Farley photo It’s the old argument that never seems to go away: Them and us, north v south. Except this issue isn’t about the state of the UK and how different life is north of Watford.

Last updated 13 July 2012
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Doug Scott: A man who needs to keep connecting with the outdoors

Doug Scott photo It seems the last thing Doug Scott wants to do is talk. He’s in the garden. Then he’s in the kitchen. Then the office. Then the garden again. I’m chasing him around as if we’re in a Benny Hill sketch. This is what he’s like, I’m told. Busy. Hard to pin down.

Last updated 29 June 2012
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