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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’.

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

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
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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

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

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