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Are apprenticeships the key to Cumbria's economic recovery?

Apprentices photo It will go down in history as one of the most famously broken promises of all time. Along with “The cheque’s in the post,” “No more boom and bust” will be remembered as a classic British deception.

Last updated 18 February 2011
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Is Nigel Catterson the greenest man in Cumbria?

Nigel Catterson photo Black boots, black jeans, black shirt, but green at heart. With his monochrome outfit, trimmed beard and neatly-parked guitar, Nigel Catterson looks more like an ageing rock star than a committed environmentalist.

Last updated 11 February 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Bobbies are still on the beat – but will crime rise after Cumbria police cutbacks?

Diane Bradbury photo On a quiet Tuesday lunchtime, Inspector Diane Bradbury leaves Brampton police station and walks up to Front Street, mingling with shoppers and giving advice to visitors unsure about the parking regulations.

Last updated 11 February 2011
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Cumbria council leader: We have not slashed and burned

Eddie Martin photo The man responsible for pulling together a multi-million pound package of cuts at a cost of hundreds of jobs in Cumbria is remarkably upbeat. (2 comments)

Last updated 4 February 2011
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From Brussels deal maker to pouring tea in Uldale

Mark Nellist photo A week is a long time in politics, but the events of last week alone could have filled a month.

Last updated 28 January 2011
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So we’ve recycled – what happens next to our rubbish?

Waste recycled photo The extent of Cumbria’s throwaway society was illuminated by 1,500 televisions being dumped in the county in a single month.

Last updated 28 January 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Is our respect for law and order at an all-time low?

Carlisle police patrol photo A witness fails to turn up for a trial, posters warn people not to ‘snitch’ to the police, student protests turn to violence. Is our respect for law and order at an all-time low – or are these blips, rarities that don’t reflect the true picture of the world we live in?

Last updated 21 January 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian job that leaves you on top of the world

Jason Taylor photo Like many people, Jason Taylor has heard tales of “The Fell Top Assessor”, a mythical creature who can occasionally be spotted in the Cumbrian hills...

Last updated 14 January 2011
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North Cumbrian villagers preparing to fight new wind turbines battle

Paul and Sue Hotchin photo She thought she’d won the war. It turns out that Allison Stamper may only have won the battle.

Last updated 14 January 2011
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Cumbrian father and son like peas in a pod

Tony and Ged Caig photo Tony Caig, Carlisle United goalkeeping coach and terrace hero, is thinking about his relationship with his father Ged, the head of the GMB union’s Cumbria branch.

Last updated 7 January 2011
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Are concerns about the flu overblown?

Dr Peter Weaving photo Health officials say that our health this winter is no worse than in any other year.

Last updated 7 January 2011
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Cumbrian people's hopes for 2011

styth111 We asked a range of people what their hopes and aspirations are for 2011.

Last updated 31 December 2010
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Why John’s always been wild about the outdoors

miles111 Never let it be said that John Miles holds a grudge. In one of John’s first memories he is four years old, at home in Yorkshire on the country estate where his father was a gardener.

Last updated 31 December 2010
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As seen through John’s eyes

miles111 Never let it be said that John Miles holds a grudge. In one of John’s first memories he is four years old, at home in Yorkshire on the country estate where his father was a gardener. The interview is momentarily halted when the youngest, Ewan, bursts in to grab some binoculars and report that there’s a weasel in the front garden.

Last updated 31 December 2010
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Shelter from the cold and a warm welcome

sally333 Outside the Salvation Army Citadel in Carlisle people hurry through the sub-zero temperatures laden with bags of Christmas shopping.Many of those who use the drop-in have dependency problems. Gary was addicted to heroin for 26 years, but since going through a methadone treatment programme has been clean for seven weeks.

Last updated 17 December 2010
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Lis was the most powerful woman in TV – but always a writer

lizhowell A young teacher takes a new post at a village school on the Cumbrian coast, but finds the school fraught with rivalry and malice. She started writing her first book After the Break while running UK Living. It’s the first of three murder thrillers published between 1994 and 1997 set in the world of television... revenge maybe?

Last updated 17 December 2010
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Superfast broadband would boost Cumbria's prosperity

Ed Vaizey photo When Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt appeared on Radio 4’s Today programme this week to talk about the Government’s aspirations for super-fast broadband he suggested one of the main reasons we needed it was the demand for services such as the BBC’s iPlayer.

Last updated 10 December 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Mafia king, vice boss or just plain Dan Russell, the businessman?

Dan Russell photo So many rumours and stories swirl around Dan Russell. He trains Israel’s Mossad secret intelligence service, he runs a vice business, he’s the head of some sort of mafia organisation.

Last updated 3 December 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Braving the cold to make sure life in Cumbria goes on

Meals on Wheels photo There’s an old tractor in the garage at Pat Nixon’s home – the ultimate emergency vehicle. It hasn’t been called into service yet, but Pat’s keeping her options open.

Last updated 3 December 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

New book reveals Cumbrian painter Sheila Fell was loved by all

Cate Haste photo Cate Haste is not the first person to be intrigued by Sheila Fell. In death as in life, the woman and her work continue to captivate.

Last updated 26 November 2010
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