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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
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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
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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

Are apprenticeships the way to tackle youth unemployment and rising uni fees?

Sammi Whitten photo Sammi Whitten stayed on at school into the sixth form, but soon decided that it wasn’t for her. So the 17-year-old, from New Ousby near Penrith, left Ullswater Community College and signed up with RWP Training. (1 comment)

Last updated 3 February 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian man's love of words pays off

Terry Jones photo For 22 years Terry Jones taught English Language and English Literature at Carlisle College. He left last year to turn his passion for poetry into a career. And his new life was christened by winning one of the world’s richest poetry prizes.

Last updated 3 February 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

How an ex-world champion boxer is helping to fight flab in Carlisle

Charles Shepherd photo Charles Shepherd’s workplace is on Raffles Avenue, Carlisle, in a sparsely furnished brick building called The Annexe.

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

Mixed views on whether Scotland should go it alone

Nick Stewardson photo Nothing much changes when you cross the Scottish border. No passport control. No chance of being turned back if your surname doesn’t start with ‘Mc’. (14 comments)

Last updated 27 January 2012
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Closure of Cumbrian waste sites will lead to fly-tipping rise - claim

Household waste recycling photo It opened less than three years ago at a cost of £1.2 million. Now it could be set to close – and Jane Timbers is furious. She visits Townfoot Household Waste Recycling Centre in Brampton twice a week with plastic, cardboard and other recyclable materials not collected from her kerbside in Low Row.

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

Fictional detective investigating crime in Carlisle 100 years ago

Martin Daley photo In Carlisle’s historic centre, along Paternoster Row, to the corner of Dean Tait’s Lane, through the cathedral grounds, Martin Daley is walking in other people’s footsteps to forge his own path.

Last updated 13 January 2012
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Cumbria's village pubs and shops finding new ways to keep trading

Jakemans photo Visit Richard Jakeman’s pub now and you can buy a pint and a paper, or a sherry and some stamps. Richard and his wife Hilary own the King’s Arms in Stainton and when they are not behind the bar they are in the garage adjoining it, serving customers in the post office and shop.

Last updated 6 January 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Life is good for Carlisle woman whose early career dreams were shattered by an accident

Carolyn Burgess photo Carolyn Dunn had always wanted to follow in the footsteps of her father Brian by becoming a police officer. She left school at 16 to join the police cadets. All was going to plan.

Last updated 6 January 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

We aren’t abandoning Cumbria's town centres yet

Xmas shopping photo With eight days to go until Christmas, shop cash tills in our town centres ought to be ringing like festive sleigh bells. But with more than 2.6 million people out of work and others enduring a pay freeze, store bosses could be forgiven for being less optimistic this year.

Last updated 16 December 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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