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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

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

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