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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

‘I exercise to the point of total depletion’

barry111 The words are delivered with a degree of pride. “A session like this morning was intense,” declares Barry Johnson. “It was like a battlefield in there. They were all laid out.” His love of the outdoors brought Barry to Cumbria from Preston in the 1960s. Fell walking and rock climbing were the main attractions.

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

Cumbrian firms surging ahead despite the economic gloom

The website offers a typical Lakeland view of rolling countryside, lambs in sunshine, whitewashed farmsteads. But behind the holiday brochure scenes, there’s a clear-eyed business sense that has seen a cattle dealer transformed into a group that involves seven successful companies.

Last updated 22 October 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian expert casting an eye over the entertainment world's gems

Stephanie Connell photo As Stephanie Connell recalls some of the fascinating and rare items from the world of film, television and music she’s dealt with over the past few years it seems she can hardly believe it herself.

Last updated 22 October 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian woman receives MBE for devotion to county

A Cumbrian woman who has spent her life celebrating the achievements of others has received her MBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Last updated 22 October 2010
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Standing up for Cumbria’s young people

Nicola Haydon photo Think politics and young people and for many, words like disaffected and apathetic automatically spring to mind.

Last updated 15 October 2010
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Rugby league has bright future in Cumbria - if teams merge, says legend Bev Risman

Bev Risman photo He was always destined to be a rugby player. With rugby league legend Gus Risman for a father, that was never a doubt.

Last updated 8 October 2010
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Cumbrian author's life changed when he found he had been born with different name

Mike Smith photo Mike Smith is not the first writer to use a pen name. But he may be the first to use the name of the person he might have been, in another life.

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

Cumbria’s wish-list to pull out of recession

Tony Goddard photo It used to be that a job with a public body was a job for life. It wasn’t always well paid, but it was steady and secure and often came with a generous pension.

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

It’s not only rock’n’roll...

seanmcghee208b One of Sean McGhee’s many anecdotes concerns the time he was interviewing Henry Rollins, the tattooed, brawny singer, poet and actor.

Last updated 24 September 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbria inventor Tim Moor puts genius to good use

inventor111 He doesn’t look like my idea of an inventor – no mad wiry white hair, no white lab coat with a selection of pens in the top pocket, not wearing odd shoes...

Last updated 24 September 2010
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Two of Cumbria gunman Derrick Bird’s victims speak on gun law debate

Paul Wilson photo Paul Wilson knew he’d been lucky. People told him, every day. But the extent of his good fortune did not fully sink in until several weeks after Derrick Bird’s shotgun unloaded in his face.

Last updated 24 September 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian woman grateful to the surgeons who saved her life

Julia Jenner photo When Julia Jenner’s best friend Sarah was dying of ovarian cancer 18 years ago, she made a solemn promise – to love and raise Sarah’s 13-year-old daughter Kelly as her own.

Last updated 17 September 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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