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Why Cumbrian gurner Tommy Mattinson is putting on a brave face

Tommy Mattinson photo Brave is not the word usually associated with Tommy Mattinson’s face. Twisted and terrifying, yes. They are among the more flattering descriptions.

Last updated 17 September 2010
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So what happened to Cumbria’s most desperate man?

Vince Peart photo Much of what Vince Peart told the media sounded too unlikely to be true. The film deal. The TV documentary. The hundreds of women wanting to be more than friends.

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

Cumbria's children's champion to involve kids in her blueprint for the future

Julia Morrison photo At the age of just seven, Julia Morrison was sent away to a boarding school in a different country, in a different continent, thousands of miles away from her mum and dad.

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

Carlisle engineer has built some of Britain's most beautiful bridges

Michael Martin photo Michael Martin’s mother used to tell him a story about the day a stranger dragged her young son home to Denton Street.

Last updated 3 September 0035
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian patrols aiming to catch truanting school kids

Truancy patrol photo The new school year starts on Monday so it’s back to school for some 68,000 Cumbrian youngsters. Or that’s the theory. The reality is somewhat different.

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

Cumbrian woman's plea for all to join organ donor register

Organ donor register photo It has been five years, but the pain and grief at losing her partner is never far away for Alex Clough. (2 comments)

Last updated 27 August 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

So are A-levels really worth all the effort?

ptbigexams Once upon a time, good A-levels were the passport to university and a high-flying career. Today they could turn out to be a passport to nowhere.Innovia Films in Wigton is a company that takes on both graduates and apprentices. Learning and development director Richard Morris says the bulk of its apprentices are pupils who left school after GCSEs – but are now gaining high-powered NVQs and earning at the same time.

Last updated 20 August 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

It’s not only rock’n’roll for Cumbria music man Sean McGhee

seanmcghee208 One of Sean McGhee’s many anecdotes concerns the time he was interviewing Henry Rollins, the tattooed, brawny singer, poet and actor.

Last updated 20 August 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Are A-levels really worth all the effort?

mikesmithgen2 Once upon a time, good A-levels were the passport to university and a high-flying career. Today they could turn out to be a passport to nowhere.

Last updated 20 August 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbria's TV action girl who has been all over the world

Helen Skelton photo If you’re going for a world record you’d better bring stubbornness. Determination too. All those words that mean persisting when the world says you’ll fail. Persisting because the world says you’ll fail.

Last updated 13 August 2010
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Make use of Cumbrian dialect - or lose it

Ted Relph photo Scrow. Dookers. Jiggered. These words are so rich and expressive their standard English counterparts (mess, swimming trunks, tired) sound bland in comparison. (11 comments)

Last updated 13 August 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Former Carlisle store boss has no plans to take it easy

Victoria Farley photo On her second last day at work Victoria Farley places her bulging filofax on the table, sips a cappuccino and is soon reminiscing about her relatively short but fruitful time here at Hoopers.

Last updated 6 August 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Are Cumbria's first-time buyers being priced out of existence?

Story Crindledyke photo New houses are springing up from Brampton to Frizington and if property tycoon Fred Story gets his way another 875 are going to be built just north of Carlisle. (2 comments)

Last updated 6 August 2010
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Cumbrian man's job that is all about conservation

Lee Beach photo As the distinctive bright yellow eyes stare inquisitively out through the black patches of fur it’s easy to see why Lee Beach has such a fascination for ring-tailed lemurs.

Last updated 30 July 2010
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Who is going to speak up for Cumbria now?

Tony Goddard photo We may look back on the past decade as a golden age. Tens of millions of pounds poured into Cumbria for big public projects and help for businesses, large and small.

Last updated 30 July 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

How Cumbria is leading the shake-up of the NHS

Health photo Major changes announced this week have paved the way for arguably the biggest shake-up of the NHS since its formation in 1948.

Last updated 25 July 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Eden Valley well on road to being a Big Society

Noticeboard photo When David Cameron first announced his Big Society philosophy during the general election campaign it failed to catch fire.

Last updated 25 July 2010
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Cumbrian author aiming to set Edinburgh Fringe alight with musical drama

Keith Baty photo Among the 2,500-odd shows at the Edinburgh Fringe next month, a new superhero will be making his first appearance.

Last updated 23 July 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbria man's tribute to troops of World War Two

Dalston man Jeep photo It’s amazing what you can find squirrelled away among the country roads of Cumbria. Apart from squirrels.

Last updated 16 July 2010
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I am not a hero, I was just doing my job, says Battle of Britain ace

Roger Morewood photo Summer 1940. Hundreds of thousands of allied soldiers have been evacuated from the blood-soaked beaches at Dunkirk during Operation Dynamo.

Last updated 9 July 0770
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