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Carlisle Leisure boss does not intend to stand still in retirement

Jim Douglas photo You are 26 years old. You have just become the fastest Briton ever to run 1,500 metres. You are ready for a starring role at the Olympic Games.

Last updated 9 July 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Aiming to turn Carlisle into a thriving 21st century city

Roger Liddle photo Seven years as Prime Minister Tony Blair’s special advisor on Europe. Three years advising the president of the European Commission. Then Roger Liddle came home.

Last updated 2 July 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Roger Robson: Wrestling with words

Roger Robson photo There’s the wrestling. Yes; of course there’s the wrestling. As The Cumberland News’s Cumberland wrestling correspondent since 1978, Roger Robson has written more than 1,600 columns on the sport in which he excelled as both combatant and coach.

Last updated 2 July 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Nowhere is community stronger than in Cumbria

Frank Judd photo Frank Judd, who has campaigned for social justice in a career spanning some 50 years, praises the strength and spirit shown by Cumbrians following recent traumatic events

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

Harsh truth behind Cumbrian image of a rural idyll?

rural001 Rural Cumbria is not all daffodils and Beatrix Potter. From unemployment and diminishing services to unaffordable housing and even ill health, it suffers some of the worst social problems in England, according to a new report.

Last updated 28 June 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

What next for the Bishop of Carlisle's Rose Castle?

Rose Castle photo Rose Castle, present-day, is picture perfect.

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

Saving souls in Carlisle

pastor1001 Saturday night and the final whistle sounds on England’s opening World Cup match. It’s the busiest night out in Carlisle for years.

Last updated 18 June 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbria’s World Cup winners and losers

englandfans111 Wayne Rooney. Lionel Messi. Tanya Sessford. While Rooney and Messi are among those hoping to lift the trophy in Johannesburg on July 11, Tanya Sessford is already a World Cup winner.

Last updated 11 June 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Money has not changed me insists Edinburgh Woollen Mill boss

Philip Day photo Philip Day prises open the plastic wrapper, pulls out the woollen jumper, and carries it to the sink. He fills a glass with water, and pours it down the garment’s left arm.

Last updated 4 June 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

How Cumbria police are tackling the growing problem of child porn

Computer photo Anyone reading the papers in Cumbria during the past few weeks might be left with the impression that the county is overrun with paedophiles.

Last updated 4 June 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Abuse, threats and attempted fire-bombing: The life and times of a Carlisle restaurant boss

Hot curry photo He started work as a 14-year-old dishwasher and lived on just 50p a week as he saved to buy his own restaurant.

Last updated 31 May 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbria waits to find out where the Government axe will fall

cutsosboune They’re just numbers – wafting over the airwaves and blinking up on the TV screen. Big numbers, like £309m from here, £100m from there, £233m less from that budget.

Last updated 28 May 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian journalist waging one man war against Fifa

Andrew Jennings photo Andrew Jennings pounds his hands up and down to mime the typing of most national newspaper sportswriters.

Last updated 21 May 2010
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At home with a red door, the Tory MP who has turned Carlisle blue

John Stevenson photo In leafy Great Corby, the home of Carlisle’s new MP is made distinctive by a resplendent cherry red front door. “It has been commented upon,” says Conservative John Stevenson.

Last updated 21 May 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carlisle SAS hero who helped bring Iranian embassy siege to an end

Rusty Firmin photo Thirty years ago a crack squad of SAS soldiers fought their way into the Iranian Embassy in London to free a group of hostages. One of them was Rusty Firmin from Carlisle

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

Why the coalition is upsetting the markets in Cumbria

Suzanne Hodgson photo Roger Lytollis gauged the opinions of voters at more traditional markets in the wake of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat alliance

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

Red squirrels not out of the woods yet

Red squirrels are never out of the news in Cumbria, even though 20 years ago we might have expected them to be consigned to the history books by now.

Last updated 12 May 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Terry’s been there for us at the start and the end

terrylewis11 If there is another job which deals in such extremes of joy and despair, Terry Lewis cannot easily bring it to mind. Having officiated at 2,000 weddings, give or take a bouquet or two, has Terry acquired an instinct for whether the union is likely to be a happy one?

Last updated 7 May 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

How building fast cars can speed Cumbria towards economic recovery

Malcolm Wilson photo When Malcolm Wilson looks at Cumbria, he sees the same attributes many of its other residents see. A beautiful place. A calm pace of life. An industrious people.

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

Cumbrian woman named young Scottish journalist of the year

Victoria Raimes photo Former Wigton Nelson Thomlinson School pupil Victoria Raimes has been named Young Journalist of the Year at the Scottish Press Awards.

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

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