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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

The barefoot shepherdess: An unlikely Cumbrian heroine

Alison O The door to Shacklabank farmhouse opens straight into a tiny, kitchen crammed with the kind of character guaranteed to strike Cath Kidston-doting urbanites down in a dead swoon.

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

Why red tape means Brampton WI won't be making cakes

hs1 Ladies in Brampton have been making cakes and preserves and selling them at the town’s Moot Hall nearly every Wednesday since May 1960. (13 comments)

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

Cumbrian all-action hero at the age of 98

joe001 Joe Rawlings flicks through his albums and scrapbooks, containing neatly filed photos, newspaper cuttings and diary entries written in fountain pen.

Last updated 2 September 2011
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Joe, 98, an all action hero born and bred in Cumbria

joerawlingsss Joe Rawlings flicks through his albums and scrapbooks, containing neatly filed photos, newspaper cuttings and diary entries written in fountain pen.

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

‘Health and safety slips off the tongue quite easily if people don’t want things to happen’

conkerskidss Ladies in Brampton have been making cakes and preserves and selling them at the town’s Moot Hall nearly every Wednesday since May 1960.

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

SAS hero Chris Ryan visits Cumbria

chrisryan268a Although Chris Ryan refers to a decade in the SAS as his past life, it remains with him.

Last updated 26 August 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Degrees of success

andy studentlandlords It wasn’t that long ago when there were serious fears that the University of Cumbria would go bust. The new and ambitious institute had over-reached itself and was millions of pounds in debt.

Last updated 26 August 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

French exchange enriches the spirits

exchangemw] An exchange visit whose origins began in the 1990s between Carlisle and a French community took place this week.

Last updated 26 August 2011
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Full speed ahead to get Cumbria better connected

More than three years ago, Cumbria Vision – the government-funded body created to regenerate the county’s economy – set out its blueprint for our future in the Cumbria Economic Plan.

Last updated 19 August 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Man's love for Cumbria has always kept his feet on the ground

Bill Jefferson photo Bill Jefferson is a curious mix. Cumbrian through and through but a man of the world. Spoke only the local dialect during childhood, now fluent in Russian, French and Arabic.

Last updated 12 August 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Why Eden Valley Hospice deserves a place on the High Street

Eden hospice photo The calming nature of Carlisle’s Eden Valley Hospice is reminiscent of a gliding swan’s deceptive demeanour. Gracefully tranquil above the surface – paddling like fury below.

Last updated 12 August 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

‘If the owners of buildings were in Carlisle more often they would have a sense of what’s going on’

Central Plaza photo You could be forgiven for thinking you’ve heard this one before. A much-loved building in the heart of Carlisle is closed down and falls into disrepair.

Last updated 5 August 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian drivers facing another summer of cones and delays

Roadworks photo You could almost hear the collective groan. A new working week. And it began with signs by the side of the road and snaking queues of traffic.

Last updated 29 July 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Happy to make a home in quiet Cumbria

Rafal Pisarzak photo They came to make hay while the sun was shining but then the dark cloud of the credit crunch appeared, and it was predicted the thousands of Polish workers who had moved here for higher paid jobs would flee the country for their relatively unscathed motherland.

Last updated 29 July 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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