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Cumbrian firms surging ahead despite the economic gloom

The website offers a typical Lakeland view of rolling countryside, lambs in sunshine, whitewashed farmsteads. But behind the holiday brochure scenes, there’s a clear-eyed business sense that has seen a cattle dealer transformed into a group that involves seven successful companies.

Last updated 22 October 2010
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Cumbrian expert casting an eye over the entertainment world's gems

Stephanie Connell photo As Stephanie Connell recalls some of the fascinating and rare items from the world of film, television and music she’s dealt with over the past few years it seems she can hardly believe it herself.

Last updated 22 October 2010
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Cumbrian woman receives MBE for devotion to county

A Cumbrian woman who has spent her life celebrating the achievements of others has received her MBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Last updated 22 October 2010
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Standing up for Cumbria’s young people

Nicola Haydon photo Think politics and young people and for many, words like disaffected and apathetic automatically spring to mind.

Last updated 15 October 2010
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Rugby league has bright future in Cumbria - if teams merge, says legend Bev Risman

Bev Risman photo He was always destined to be a rugby player. With rugby league legend Gus Risman for a father, that was never a doubt.

Last updated 8 October 2010
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Cumbrian author's life changed when he found he had been born with different name

Mike Smith photo Mike Smith is not the first writer to use a pen name. But he may be the first to use the name of the person he might have been, in another life.

Last updated 1 October 2010
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Cumbria’s wish-list to pull out of recession

Tony Goddard photo It used to be that a job with a public body was a job for life. It wasn’t always well paid, but it was steady and secure and often came with a generous pension.

Last updated 1 October 2010
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It’s not only rock’n’roll...

seanmcghee208b One of Sean McGhee’s many anecdotes concerns the time he was interviewing Henry Rollins, the tattooed, brawny singer, poet and actor.

Last updated 24 September 2010
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Cumbria inventor Tim Moor puts genius to good use

inventor111 He doesn’t look like my idea of an inventor – no mad wiry white hair, no white lab coat with a selection of pens in the top pocket, not wearing odd shoes...

Last updated 24 September 2010
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Two of Cumbria gunman Derrick Bird’s victims speak on gun law debate

Paul Wilson photo Paul Wilson knew he’d been lucky. People told him, every day. But the extent of his good fortune did not fully sink in until several weeks after Derrick Bird’s shotgun unloaded in his face.

Last updated 24 September 2010
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Cumbrian woman grateful to the surgeons who saved her life

Julia Jenner photo When Julia Jenner’s best friend Sarah was dying of ovarian cancer 18 years ago, she made a solemn promise – to love and raise Sarah’s 13-year-old daughter Kelly as her own.

Last updated 17 September 2010
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Why Cumbrian gurner Tommy Mattinson is putting on a brave face

Tommy Mattinson photo Brave is not the word usually associated with Tommy Mattinson’s face. Twisted and terrifying, yes. They are among the more flattering descriptions.

Last updated 17 September 2010
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So what happened to Cumbria’s most desperate man?

Vince Peart photo Much of what Vince Peart told the media sounded too unlikely to be true. The film deal. The TV documentary. The hundreds of women wanting to be more than friends.

Last updated 10 September 2010
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Cumbria's children's champion to involve kids in her blueprint for the future

Julia Morrison photo At the age of just seven, Julia Morrison was sent away to a boarding school in a different country, in a different continent, thousands of miles away from her mum and dad.

Last updated 10 September 2010
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Carlisle engineer has built some of Britain's most beautiful bridges

Michael Martin photo Michael Martin’s mother used to tell him a story about the day a stranger dragged her young son home to Denton Street.

Last updated 3 September 2010
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Cumbrian patrols aiming to catch truanting school kids

Truancy patrol photo The new school year starts on Monday so it’s back to school for some 68,000 Cumbrian youngsters. Or that’s the theory. The reality is somewhat different.

Last updated 3 September 2010
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Cumbrian woman's plea for all to join organ donor register

Organ donor register photo It has been five years, but the pain and grief at losing her partner is never far away for Alex Clough. (2 comments)

Last updated 27 August 2010
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So are A-levels really worth all the effort?

ptbigexams Once upon a time, good A-levels were the passport to university and a high-flying career. Today they could turn out to be a passport to nowhere.Innovia Films in Wigton is a company that takes on both graduates and apprentices. Learning and development director Richard Morris says the bulk of its apprentices are pupils who left school after GCSEs – but are now gaining high-powered NVQs and earning at the same time.

Last updated 20 August 2010
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It’s not only rock’n’roll for Cumbria music man Sean McGhee

seanmcghee208 One of Sean McGhee’s many anecdotes concerns the time he was interviewing Henry Rollins, the tattooed, brawny singer, poet and actor.

Last updated 20 August 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Are A-levels really worth all the effort?

mikesmithgen2 Once upon a time, good A-levels were the passport to university and a high-flying career. Today they could turn out to be a passport to nowhere.

Last updated 20 August 2010
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