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Why Cumbria should be tasting more success

The new boss of McVities wants to see her business grow - and Cumbria grow its business, but believes not enough is being done.

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

A man-sized problem

andy giantbike Dr Alex Docton is looking through his list of morning appointments. “Woman. Woman. Woman. Woman. Man. Woman. Child. Woman. Woman. Woman. Man. Woman. Woman.” Lynda Stock runs Slimming World classes from St James Parish Centre, St James Road, Carlisle. Her three classes have 160 members. Just 11 are men.

Last updated 17 June 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

New shopping experience that's lifting Cumbrian economies

Town street photo Just what we needed – a Shopping Tsar. Someone telling us what we want, where we want it and what to do with it... if and when we get it.

Last updated 10 June 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

‘I’m not sure many people have really accepted Cumbria’

Hadrian Stuart Maconie is unpicking the threads that bind his country together. Happy days and dark days. Days that made us proud, days that shamed us.

Last updated 10 June 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Eden bucking the wedding trend

Moore wedding photo Is it something in the water? Something in the air? Whatever the reason, there’s something about Eden.

Last updated 3 June 2011
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Melvyn Bragg: Restoring 400 years of history

Melvyn Bragg photo Calling your latest tome The Book of Books could be regarded as a tad conceited. But Melvyn Bragg’s title does not refer to his own book. He is writing about the book. The Good Book, the bible.

Last updated 3 June 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Litter-free city is new Carlisle mayor’s ambition

Barry Earp photo Carlisle’s new mayor Barry Earp has a burning ambition to turn the city into a litter-free zone.

Last updated 27 May 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

What should be the price of a beautiful Lake District?

Lake District photo On the face of it, “staycations” ought to be great news for Cumbria.

Last updated 27 May 2011
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Cumbria's 'celebrity' chef who is always in demand

John Crouch photo There’s always a first time in this job... Such as being greeted by someone fresh out of the shower with just a small towel twined round the waist for modesty.

Last updated 27 May 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

What we need to boost our Cumbrian businesses

David Jackson photo Everyone knows that the public sector is shrinking and the private sector is going to have to grow to fill the gap it leaves. How it’s going to do that is a different question.

Last updated 20 May 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

So we’re staging the Big Weekend – what next?

It’s free, but even in these hard-up, recession-hit times, tickets for this weekend’s pop festival could have been sold four, five or 10 times over.

Last updated 13 May 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carlisle's mayor steps down after 50 years in politics

Mary Styth photo In 10 days’ time, Mary Styth will step down as Mayor of Carlisle. Handing back the chain will mark the end not only of 12 months as the city’s first citizen but also a 50-year political career which has touched thousands of lives.

Last updated 13 May 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

The beat of the Cumbrian village

Charles Devlin photo At Ireby Festival two years ago folk duo Spiers and Boden were delivering one of their trademark footstomping sets, featuring swirling fiddle and melodeon, when suddenly . . . silence.

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

How safe are our personal details on the internet?

Tony Wilson photo Computer gaming is supposed to be an escape from stress. But for millions of gamers, real life has just come crashing in.

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

Big time beckons for Cumbrian actor Billy Walker

Billy Walker photo It’s a sunny afternoon and as Billy Walker drives by in his Mini Cooper on his way to find a parking space he waves and greets me excitedly.

Last updated 29 April 2011
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Alternative Vote: Why Cumbrians should have a say on its future

Rory Stewart photo It’s a row that has split political, divided parties colleagues and united enemies. May 5 gives us the chance to vote for whether we want to change the way we vote.

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

Revealing the lost treasures of Lowther Castle and grounds

Lowther castle photo Andrew Mercer is searching for solutions, as many have before him. “There’s no manual I’ve found that says ‘This is how you restore a castle.’”

Last updated 22 April 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carlisle man Jonathan Kelsey is shoe designer to the stars

Jonathan Kelsey photo Two things I learn within a few minutes of meeting Jonathan Kelsey: Kylie has size two feet and he never actually met shoe guru Jimmy Choo, even though he worked there.

Last updated 22 April 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Trying to find peace back home in Caldbeck

Tony Vaux photo Tony Vaux is one of those people you see heading to – not from – a war-ravaged country, a crisis-torn area or disaster-hit region.

Last updated 8 April 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Are we giving Cumbria's depressed children too many drugs?

Suzie Hayman photo No one may ever know why Harry Hucknall ended his life. The 10-year-old hanged himself in his bedroom at Dalton-in-Furness, south Cumbria, last September.

Last updated 8 April 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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