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

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

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

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

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
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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
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