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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

So children are animals? What does that say about adults?

Kids sat on wall photo Antony Hext reaches down to his friend Nathan Thomlinson’s left leg and stares at his sock. “Have you got your machete?” he asks. “Is it in there?” (8 comments)

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

Tristram of the Apes

ape2mc A Go Ape experience is curiously liberating. Being entirely responsible for your own safety, swinging through trees, screaming at the top of your voice, laughing a lot more than usual, and landing upside down in muddy pits. The Grizedale Forest course celebrated its fifth birthday in March, and was nominated in the Tourism Experience category in the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2008.Tristram was a finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year category at the National Business Awards, held in London earlier this week. “It was nice to be nominated for it, because the awards are based on ethics and not just about making money,” he says.

Last updated 21 November 2008
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

Who are happy hour drinks promotions happy for?

Women drinking photo Cheap booze. For many those two words are enough to put a beaming smile on the face. A nice relaxing night with a bit of change left in the purse or wallet, whether that drink is consumed in a pub or the comfort of home.

Last updated 14 November 2008
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

Jumping through hoops

aj1 Comedian, acrobat and gymnast AJ James juggles being an all-round entertainer, compere of Carlisle’s newest comedy night and winning fool at Muncaster with being a devoted dad. Once he catches breath...

Last updated 14 November 2008
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

For brave young soldiers like Sarah, we must always remember

Maureen Feely photo Sunday will be a difficult day for Maureen Feely. In tribute to all soldiers, fallen in so many wars, she will pause to remember them. In honour of her treasured only daughter Sarah, killed in active service in Afghanistan, the day will be much like any other ... awash with precious memories.

Last updated 7 November 2008
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

Cumbria marathon runners 'want to be tested'

omm1 As the world of work becomes less manual and more office-bound, growing numbers of us feel the need to test our physical toughness by getting back to nature – and proving to ourselves that we can handle it. (1 comment)

Last updated 31 October 2008
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

Lakes hotel group lands the man from Mars

neale31lou One of the North West’s leading hotel groups – English Lakes Hotels – has appointed a new director to lead its sales and marketing teams.

Last updated 31 October 2008
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

Nicholas Stafford Howard’s estate

Nicholas Stafford Howard, of Johnby Hall, Johnby, Penrith, who died on February 17, left estate valued at £2,060,844 gross, £2,054,467 net.

Last updated 31 October 2008
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

Wendy’s lifesaving card

wendy31lou A Carlisle nurse could be saving lives from afar thanks to a new initiative. The Heart Failure Alert Card is the brainchild of Wendy Borradaile, a staff nurse at Cumberland Infirmary, and could help those suffering from heart failure receive emergency treatment.

Last updated 31 October 2008
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

A crash course in road survival

Five years ago a shocking statistic spurred the county into action: it was revealed that Cumbria had the worst rate of people killed or seriously injured in road traffic accidents, per head, in the country.

Last updated 24 October 2008
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

Pilot Jim's had three brushes with death but he is determined to return to the skies

Jim Martin photo Carlisle Airport. That’s where Jim Martin wants to meet. It makes sense to see him here. This is where Cumbria’s air ambulance, which Carlisle-born Jim used to pilot all over the county, is based.

Last updated 24 October 2008
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

Ernie, the hill farmer who has a fragile existence

Ernie Teasdale photo Our beloved Lake District landscape is changing almost imperceptibly as farmers and their sheep retreat off the fells. It’s news to no one that sheep farming is in decline but as the trickle out of the industry has turned into a torrent, fears of an irreversible shift are growing.

Last updated 17 October 2008
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

Spreading the word

pratt1 When the Rev Canon Dr Richard Pratt closes the door to his vicarage in January and heads to west Cumbria, Carlisle will surely seem a quieter place.Still, the wider picture shows numbers are continuing to fall. “Life seems to be more pressurised and only on Sundays can people stop and draw breath,” he muses before jumping up to make more tea. “That’s a bad thing I think. Also as a society people don’t join things as much: WIs, Rotary Clubs, political parties. People have pressure on their time, on their energy and have different commitments.”

Last updated 17 October 2008
Published by http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk

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