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Carlisle cannot just rebrand 2,000 years of history

John Wyllie photo Branding and marketing nowadays is more important than ever. It seems we judge things not just by how they look, but by how they sound.

Last updated 8 June 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Local newspapers: A special relationship underpinning community life

David Helliwell photo Community in Cumbria is as important to people who live here as is food, drink, the landscapes we love, the friends we cherish.

Last updated 25 May 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Young Cumbrian powerlifter eyeing world championships glory

Richard Goddard photo The life of a record-breaking powerlifter is not all glamour. The bulk that’s so effective at lifting heavy metal causes complications in the outside world.

Last updated 4 May 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Retirement hasn't put brakes on Cumbria's mister perpetual motion

Geoff Brazendale photo Forget turbines, nuclear, fracking and wavepower, you could solve any energy crisis by using Geoff Brazendale. Strap him into a harness, wire him up, fit him to some pedals, anything that could capture his output.

Last updated 27 April 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

‘I will have to give more or charities will receive less’ says ex-Greggs boss

Ian Gregg photo Ian Gregg is a worried man. You would not expect it of the man who took over the pies and cakes firm in 1964 and developed it into a national company and household name.

Last updated 20 April 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Helga Frankland: The ultimate Cumbrian land girl

Helga Frankland photo South of the village of Ravenstonedale roads soon turn into dirt tracks. Horses and sheep wander across them and an expanse of green scored with drystone walls forms the view as far as the eye can see.

Last updated 13 April 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbria's pride takes battering in 'great places to live' survey

Cumbria is a great place to live. Isn’t it? Perhaps the conventional view should be re-examined. Because the county’s pride has just been battered by research which suggests exactly the opposite.

Last updated 13 April 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

The Cumbrian priest with a chapel in his attic

John Musther photo It is a treasure tucked inside a tiny two up two down terrace sandwiched into a blink-and-you-miss-it side street. It is a work of art, an amazing display of dedication, almost a minor miracle.

Last updated 5 April 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Should the Government be allowed to snoop on what we do online?

Stuart Hyde photo It could be a scene from some nightmarish sci-fi future: Thousands of faceless government orderlies in open plan office cubicles, each monitoring little screens, checking on what internet sites we visit and the messages we send. (5 comments)

Last updated 5 April 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

From father to son...Cumbrian bowls club manager hands over reins

Bowls pair photo Bowls is a sedate sport. Slow and steady. Perhaps the occasional trot of white shoe down manicured green. But nothing to raise the blood pressure too much.

Last updated 30 March 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrians putting their money where their mouths are to save services

The people of Hesket Newmarket didn’t want to lose their pub. So they decided to buy it and run it themselves. In Nenthead the locals didn’t fancy a 10-mile round trip to buy a pint of milk. So when the village shop closed, they bought it and ran it themselves.

Last updated 23 March 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

New light on Cumbria’s future energy needs

Solar panels photo It’s not the sunniest town in Cumbria. And Cumbria isn’t the sunniest part of the UK. And the UK isn’t the sunniest part of the world – or even Europe.

Last updated 16 March 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

I get death threats... my job can be scary

Caroline Thomson photo Caroline Thomson is number two at the BBC and has been tipped for the top job. She tries to relax at home in north Cumbria but confesses to being a 'news junkie.'

Last updated 16 March 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Thank you for supporting Fairtrade, now can we get behind Cumbria?

Fairtrade photo They provide the food that we all need to live, yet their own survival is always at risk. They are at the mercy of big business. If prices drop for their products, they lose money and may find themselves pushed into poverty.

Last updated 9 March 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Thanks Mr Gove, but we are already a part of our history

Linda Hodgson photo In history classes all over Britain pupils hear about the Jacobite rebellion, how Bonnie Prince Charlie stood before crowds and claimed the English throne for his father.

Last updated 2 March 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Should Cumbria sell its water to the drought-hit south?

Thirlmere photo Here is the long term weather forecast for the UK: in Cumbria there will be steady rainfall throughout the year, except in autumn and possibly winter, when we will experience flooding. (2 comments)

Last updated 24 February 2012
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‘Gymnastics is a powerful tool to motivate children’

Howard Todd photo Howard Todd picks up a pile of cuttings and places them on his knee. They cover just a fraction of the achievements he amounted during a teaching career that spanned more than 40 years, focusing on his passion for teaching gymnastics and helping school children win countless competitions and medals.

Last updated 24 February 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Oscar nominated John Hurt set for starring role at Keswick Film Festival

John Hurt photo The Naked Civil Servant. I, Claudius. The Elephant Man. Midnight Express. Alien. These are the films and TV programmes John Hurt thinks will be nearest the top of the page when his obituary is written.

Last updated 17 February 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Recession-busting tips from Cumbria's market stall holders

Carlisle  indoor market photo First came the supermarkets. Then came the massive out-of-town stores, selling almost everything and open almost all the time. And then came the internet, offering discounts and even removing the need for shoppers to leave home.

Last updated 17 February 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Should businesses dip into their profits to help boost Carlisle’s prosperity hopes?

Keswick BID men photo Jane Coulthard wants better signposting for independent shops. Mark Cole reckons outdoor events would improve trade on summer evenings. Barry Foster thinks the whole thing is a waste of time.

Last updated 10 February 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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