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Cumbria police take to Twitter to try and get across drink-drive message

Avril Bell photo Experience can be an expensive lesson learned. Leaving a mobile phone in a bar, getting a parking ticket and trusting the weather forecast.

Last updated 9 December 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian woman's motivation driven by tragedy

Jan Hawkins photo Jan Hawkins became chairman of the Friends of the Pride of Cumbria air ambulance in 2004. Her journey towards this vital fundraising role began many years earlier, in terrible circumstances.

Last updated 2 December 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Are the Government's measures really enough to help Cumbria's first time buyers?

Rob Oliver photo Charlotte Stead is 34, left university without any debts and has a good job as curator of Keswick Museum and Art Gallery. Once upon a time that would have made her the typical first-time buyer. But for Charlotte buying a house is something she can only dream of.

Last updated 25 November 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Will hospitals takeover solve the cash crisis?

In the words of their own chief executive, North Cumbria’s hospitals are in the midst of a ‘financial crisis’. The realisation that they are £1.3m short of October’s projections is the latest shock – prompting a raft of urgent cost-cutting measures.

Last updated 18 November 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Camp Bastion matron Helen at Palace to receive MBE from the Queen today

A nurse who was brought up near Carlisle has a date with the Queen today. Proud Helen Singh, 45, is at Buckingham Palace to pick up an MBE for services in Afghanistan.

Last updated 18 November 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

‘They had the gun in my mouth. I thought my days were numbered’

Ged Crooks photo When Ged Crooks smiles, two rows of pearly white teeth are revealed, bright against skin that sees a lot of Spanish sun.

Last updated 18 November 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Olympic torch relay sparking great interest in Cumbria

Alan Wills photo Joy elation and excitement are just three emotions you might expect from those who will get to share in a unique Olympic experience next summer. But the overriding reaction in one Cumbria village was one of shock.

Last updated 11 November 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

‘We have to get away from the idea the poppy appeal is just to help old people’

Tony Parrini photo Think poppies and the image for most of us is of old men with stiff moustaches squaring shoulders stooped by their years and marching to their memories as they lay a wreath.

Last updated 4 November 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carlisle Blues Festival is labour of love for its one-man organising committee

Nick Westgarth photo If Nick Westgarth decides to write a song, don’t be surprised if he calls it Hometown Blues. Nick is about to see all his hours organising Carlisle Blues Festival come to fruition.

Last updated 4 November 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Why Cumbria needs Europe – but perhaps not the Euro

Hawkshead Relish photo The dream was one big happy family, living together in peace and harmony. There have been no continent-splitting wars during the EU’s existence. But harmony is perhaps overstating things.

Last updated 28 October 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

To the First Nation people, Cumbria's Kathleen Johnston is simply ‘sister’ – guided by a bear

Kathleen Johnston photo Kathleen Johnston cuts an incongruous figure in one of her photographs. The tall Cumbrian, wearing plain black and white clothes, stands next to indigenous Canadians dressed in rainbow outfits.

Last updated 28 October 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Jobhunters in Cumbria encouraged to go it alone - with some success

Julia Eyre photo A mobile ecological car valeter, a caravan maintenance engineer, a karaoke and mobile disco operator and a complementary therapist...

Last updated 21 October 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian Olympic hopeful Ruth Edge has sights set on London 2012

Ruth Edge photo Two Thyme stands in his field, contentedly munching grass and blissfully unaware of what could have been.

Last updated 14 October 2011
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Making sure some of Cumbria's neediest do not go hungry

Foodbank photo It’s supposed to be the season of plenty. But in a time of recession, it seems more and more of us face having to go without. Recent shock figures revealed that Britain has seen a sharp rise in the number of people receiving food handouts.

Last updated 7 October 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

The Cumbrian lord picking up the pieces after the riots

Lord Henley photo Cumbria’s new Home Office minister was appalled by August’s riots. Fortunately the looting and burning did not scar Lord Henley’s home county.

Last updated 6 October 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Battling to make Cumbria less hostile towards gay people

Pam Eland photo "I think Cumbria is changing, slowly but surely,” says Pam Eland. “Unless you introduce things, it’s not going to change.”

Last updated 30 September 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

How Cumbrian athletes are going for paralympic gold

Paralympic athletes photo Anna Nicholson remembers how she felt travelling to an athletics event for disabled students in Penrith two years ago. “I was nervous. I wasn’t sure about going, I always thought I was awful at sport,” she recalls.

Last updated 23 September 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Barnardo's charity shows Cumbrian parents how they can improve themselves

Zoe Davidson photo Kathy only realised the desperate state her family was in when Steve hit two of their children – 13-year-old Freddie and nine-year-old Sally – in a drunken fury.

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

Ice baths in a wheelie bin and being sick in bushes - training is tough for Cumbrian athlete

Angela Kelly photo Her head feels fuzzy, her legs are trembling and her stomach is churning like a washing machine. Angela Kelly’s hard training session has just become too hard, as she stumbles into the bushes and vomits.

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

Cumbrians caught up in aftermath of 9/11 remember attacks

George and Theresa Chambers photo In September 2001 George and Theresa Chambers were in New York as part of a cruise holiday.

Last updated 9 September 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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