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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rising from the shadows, ready to fight for Carlisle

Andrew Hill photo The new face of Cumbrian democracy belongs to Andrew Hill, a 43-year-old mail sorter from Carlisle. Andrew has never stood for political office. He has never been a member of a political party. His political campaigning has rarely involved even leaving the house.

Last updated 26 November 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cockermouth: The phoenix risen from the flood

November flood photo Hundreds of people saw everything they had ever worked for washed away as Cockermouth was engulfed by a terrifying torrent. They were distraught at being forced to flee their homes and businesses, leaving them to the mercy of filthy floodwaters.

Last updated 19 November 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carlisle traders hopeful that tills will be jingling at Christmas

David Jackson photo David Jackson sums up Christmas in two little words: “It’s huge.” The commercial director of The Lanes shopping centre is confident that this year’s festive season will be as big as ever.

Last updated 19 November 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Poppy appeal is not just about remembrance

Remembrance day photo Soldiers Richard Nicholson, Tony McSkimmings and Jonathan Jenkins all returned safely from Afghanistan to their homes in Carlisle last month.

Last updated 12 November 2010
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Can Cumbria afford a fire sale of its forests?

Forest photo It’s the lakes, the peaks and fells that Cumbria is most famous for and that attract millions of tourists year after year. But the landscape wouldn’t quite be the same without its woodlands and its forests.

Last updated 5 November 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carlisle woman who owes her success to her mum

Sonya Haandrikman photo Sonya Haandrikman says one of the secrets of her success is that she never takes her eye off the ball, and a few minutes later demonstrates just that as she stops mid-sentence, says “excuse me” and bounds out of the buzzing cafe towards the till.

Last updated 5 November 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Does this man strengthen the case for an elected Carlisle mayor?

Stuart Drummond photo In the foyer of Hartlepool Civic Centre, the mayoral robes are displayed in a glass case. The garments are no longer needed. The mayor here is not a figurehead for opening events and welcoming dignitaries.

Last updated 1 November 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carlisle MP’s cycle challenge raises a capital £10,000

John Stevenson photo Carlisle MP John Stevenson pedalled all the way to Westminster and raised £10,000 for the Eden Valley Hospice on the way.

Last updated 29 October 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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As the schools finish for their annual summer break soon, many students will be starting their summer jobs for various reasons; saving up for college or university next year, to fund holidays – or simply because their parents told them to get out and do something!

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