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Cumbrian mountaineer’s charity plays host to Himalayan pals

mwdougs A mountaineer who has conquered peaks across the Himalayas is paying back the people who have helped him achieve his ambitions.

Last updated 28 June 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Wow factor of new Lake District dinosaur attraction

dino3 Colin Taylor is living in the past. Things that happened years ago are still whirring through his mind. Come on, Colin. It was a long time ago – 150 million years, in fact.

Last updated 24 May 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Community stalwarts honoured at Carlisle Civic Dinner

Carlisle Community awards photo 5 The unsung heroes of Carlisle, around whom communities thrive, have been given the recognition they so richly deserve.

Last updated 5 April 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Doug Scott: A man who needs to keep connecting with the outdoors

Doug Scott photo It seems the last thing Doug Scott wants to do is talk. He’s in the garden. Then he’s in the kitchen. Then the office. Then the garden again. I’m chasing him around as if we’re in a Benny Hill sketch. This is what he’s like, I’m told. Busy. Hard to pin down.

Last updated 29 June 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Young Cumbrian powerlifter eyeing world championships glory

Richard Goddard photo The life of a record-breaking powerlifter is not all glamour. The bulk that’s so effective at lifting heavy metal causes complications in the outside world.

Last updated 4 May 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Retirement hasn't put brakes on Cumbria's mister perpetual motion

Geoff Brazendale photo Forget turbines, nuclear, fracking and wavepower, you could solve any energy crisis by using Geoff Brazendale. Strap him into a harness, wire him up, fit him to some pedals, anything that could capture his output.

Last updated 27 April 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Helga Frankland: The ultimate Cumbrian land girl

Helga Frankland photo South of the village of Ravenstonedale roads soon turn into dirt tracks. Horses and sheep wander across them and an expanse of green scored with drystone walls forms the view as far as the eye can see.

Last updated 13 April 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

The Cumbrian priest with a chapel in his attic

John Musther photo It is a treasure tucked inside a tiny two up two down terrace sandwiched into a blink-and-you-miss-it side street. It is a work of art, an amazing display of dedication, almost a minor miracle.

Last updated 5 April 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

From father to son...Cumbrian bowls club manager hands over reins

Bowls pair photo Bowls is a sedate sport. Slow and steady. Perhaps the occasional trot of white shoe down manicured green. But nothing to raise the blood pressure too much.

Last updated 30 March 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

I get death threats... my job can be scary

Caroline Thomson photo Caroline Thomson is number two at the BBC and has been tipped for the top job. She tries to relax at home in north Cumbria but confesses to being a 'news junkie.'

Last updated 16 March 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

‘Gymnastics is a powerful tool to motivate children’

Howard Todd photo Howard Todd picks up a pile of cuttings and places them on his knee. They cover just a fraction of the achievements he amounted during a teaching career that spanned more than 40 years, focusing on his passion for teaching gymnastics and helping school children win countless competitions and medals.

Last updated 24 February 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Oscar nominated John Hurt set for starring role at Keswick Film Festival

John Hurt photo The Naked Civil Servant. I, Claudius. The Elephant Man. Midnight Express. Alien. These are the films and TV programmes John Hurt thinks will be nearest the top of the page when his obituary is written.

Last updated 17 February 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian man's love of words pays off

Terry Jones photo For 22 years Terry Jones taught English Language and English Literature at Carlisle College. He left last year to turn his passion for poetry into a career. And his new life was christened by winning one of the world’s richest poetry prizes.

Last updated 3 February 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

How an ex-world champion boxer is helping to fight flab in Carlisle

Charles Shepherd photo Charles Shepherd’s workplace is on Raffles Avenue, Carlisle, in a sparsely furnished brick building called The Annexe.

Last updated 27 January 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Fictional detective investigating crime in Carlisle 100 years ago

Martin Daley photo In Carlisle’s historic centre, along Paternoster Row, to the corner of Dean Tait’s Lane, through the cathedral grounds, Martin Daley is walking in other people’s footsteps to forge his own path.

Last updated 13 January 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Life is good for Carlisle woman whose early career dreams were shattered by an accident

Carolyn Burgess photo Carolyn Dunn had always wanted to follow in the footsteps of her father Brian by becoming a police officer. She left school at 16 to join the police cadets. All was going to plan.

Last updated 6 January 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian woman's motivation driven by tragedy

Jan Hawkins photo Jan Hawkins became chairman of the Friends of the Pride of Cumbria air ambulance in 2004. Her journey towards this vital fundraising role began many years earlier, in terrible circumstances.

Last updated 2 December 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Camp Bastion matron Helen at Palace to receive MBE from the Queen today

A nurse who was brought up near Carlisle has a date with the Queen today. Proud Helen Singh, 45, is at Buckingham Palace to pick up an MBE for services in Afghanistan.

Last updated 18 November 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

‘They had the gun in my mouth. I thought my days were numbered’

Ged Crooks photo When Ged Crooks smiles, two rows of pearly white teeth are revealed, bright against skin that sees a lot of Spanish sun.

Last updated 18 November 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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