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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
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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
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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
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‘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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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‘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
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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
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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
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Cumbrian women prove that it’s never too late to learn

Sam White photo Relaxing on the sofa at her home in Askerton, near Brampton, Sam White doesn’t quite know what to do with herself.

Last updated 22 July 2011
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Should Cumbria's parish councillors be given more power?

Craig Nicholson photo The agenda for a parish council meeting might include a stopped church clock, broken glass in a bus shelter and dog muck on the village green.

Last updated 15 July 2011
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Will the big sell-off change the face of Carlisle?

Malcolm Wilson photo It promises to be the sale of the century – and it could change the face of Carlisle. The city council owns 216 properties and pieces of land across the city, from shops and offices to houses and garages.

Last updated 8 July 2011
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Cumbrian farmer set to take on the world

Mark Elliott photo He sets them off with a whisper that barely registers above the swish of the swifts scything low across the field.

Last updated 8 July 2011
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Carlisle's Age UK boss as passionate about people as ever

Angela Murray photo Angela Murray has always loved hearing people’s stories. As a child she spent time with her two matriarchal grandmothers, with tales to tell about Carlisle in decades past.

Last updated 1 July 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

‘I still look out of the kitchen window and expect a helicopter to land’

Jan Wilkinson photo Jan Wilkinson can never be sure when the next memory of her late partner will arrive, or what will bring it bubbling to the surface.

Last updated 1 July 2011
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