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A free-spirited Cumbrian woman on a mission

Dr Jane Sampson photo A remarkable woman by any measure. At less than 5ft she looks as though she could be blown away by a summer’s breeze.

Last updated 18 January 2009
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

Whatever happened to Carlisle renaissance?

ren1 It was launched four years ago with a fanfare of publicity and many brave words of regeneration, rebirth and renaissance. (2 comments)

Last updated 9 January 2009
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

‘We must commit to a new war – on poverty and hunger’

Rae McGrath photo As I walked from my favourite rundown Paris hotel to the Gare du Nord I was stopped by a rather dumpy American couple, all-too-obviously tourists, who asked me in a Midwest drawl if I could ‘take a snap of them outside the rail station’.

Last updated 2 January 2009
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

Mike Scott retires after 45 years behind the camera lens

Mike Scott photo Picture editor Mike Scott retired this week after nearly 45 years at Cumbrian Newspapers.

Last updated 2 January 2009
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

Cumbrian strongman aiming to muscle in on UK title

Dave McAneney photo At six feet four inches tall, and weighing 22 stone, Dave McAneney was always aware he was bigger than the average man.

Last updated 23 December 2008
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

OBE for Cumberland News chief Robin

Robin Burgess photo Robin Burgess, the chief executive of CN Group Ltd, which publishes The Cumberland News, has received his OBE in London.

Last updated 23 December 2008
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

‘We clearly cannot manage life well without God’

dow1 To be singing carols at this particular point in time may seem a bit like listening to the band playing on The Titanic while the iceberg lies straight ahead. So what is the radical and challenging message that the baby king of Bethlehem gives us? It is that we cannot manage without God; indeed he came to live among us to sort us out.

Last updated 23 December 2008
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

Grounded at the flight desk - a Spadeadam RAF hero

pj2 He has been shot at over Kosovo and has navigated bomber aircraft over the Persian Gulf – but RAF wing commander Paul Wallace admits to some nerves when he first came to Cumbria.

Last updated 19 December 2008
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

OBE for Cumberland News chief Robin

robinobe3mw Robin Burgess, the chief executive of CN Group Ltd, which publishes The Cumberland News, has received his OBE in London.

Last updated 19 December 2008
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

Margaret's love was born from tragedy

Margaret Bravo photo Even the happiest stories have to end. And when Margaret Bravo lost her husband, it felt like her fairytale was over.

Last updated 12 December 2008
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

Enjoy a home-grown Christmas

Farmers market photo It’s the biggest spending spree of the year and for many shopkeepers and producers it can make or break their business. This Christmas is more crucial than ever for many.

Last updated 12 December 2008
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

MARK GREEN IN IREBY

mark2 THERE are some great things about living in a tucked-away Cumbrian village – and some not-so-great. I’m very lucky that the village farm has a wee shop (well, an outhouse) where you can buy the veg that they grow and pick up your milk and eggs and you put your money in the honesty box.

Last updated 12 December 2008
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

Factory workers notch up 100 years’ service

andy jeldwen Four members of staff at Jeld-Wen on Mardale Road, Penrith, have each clocked up more than 25 years with the company – equating to 100 years at the timber door factory.

Last updated 12 December 2008
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

Crippled by illness, Lesli turned to art and downsized

Lesli Sharples photo Lesli Sharples draws a wide circle with her arms. “Everything I wanted to make was BIG,” she says. “But my world had become smaller.”

Last updated 5 December 2008
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

Cumbria police tell drink drivers: You can't fool a trained officer

Breath test photo The snow is starting to fall heavily outside Cumbria police HQ as Sergeant Graeme Hodgson leafs through thick files of what can only be described as harrowing reading.

Last updated 5 December 2008
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

Cumbria’s new Army commander

aldridge05lou Cumbria has a new commander in charge of the Army. Brigadier Bill Aldridge’s appointment as Commander 42 (North West) Brigade saw him become the senior military figure for the region.

Last updated 5 December 2008
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

Annette wins top probation post

hennessypeepslou Annette Hennessy has been appointed as Cumbria’s new chief probation officer.

Last updated 5 December 2008
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

Praising wonderful women

mbwomen3 Women from across the county gathered at Grasmere’s Wordsworth Hotel on Wednesday for the annual Cumbria Women of the Year awards.

Last updated 5 December 2008
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

Will Carlisle shops pay the price for higher parking fees?

Car park photo For many years the shops in our town and city centres have lived in fear of the giant shopping developments on the outskirts, open 24 hours a day and offering free parking.

Last updated 28 November 2008
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

Praising wonderful women

mbwomen3 Women from across the county gathered at Grasmere’s Wordsworth Hotel on Wednesday for the annual Cumbria Women of the Year awards.

Last updated 28 November 2008
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

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