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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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News round up

Carlisle schoolgirl makes a drama out of memory feat

Jasmine Metherell photo A talented schoolgirl actress will perform a solo hour-long play for a paying audience after committing the entire production to memory.

Last updated 2 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Safety barrier for Cumbrian bridge where dad died in crash

Crash bridge photo A safety barrier is being put up at a bridge where a father lost his life in a crash.

Last updated 2 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carlisle-based steel firm Thomas Graham buys Hunter Engineering

Thomas Graham takeover photo Thomas Graham, the Carlisle-based steel stockholder and industrial supplies company, has acquired Hunter Engineering.

Last updated 2 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

New marts chief promises to get back in the black

50062169F001 A marts company chief has vowed to get the firm back in the black despite being forced to write off millions of pounds of bad debt.

Last updated 30 April 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Debate on rural crime via Twitter

Stuart Hyde photo Cumbria's former Chief Constable Stuart Hyde is to host an online debate about rural crime.

Last updated 29 April 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Armstrong Watson gets sceptical staff to drive social media

Anna Melia photo An accountancy firm is reaping the benefits of getting even its most sceptical members of staff on board with social media.

Last updated 29 April 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumberland Building Society leads way on mobile banking

Cumberland Building Society customers will soon be able to transfer cash to account-holders of seven national banks just by knowing their mobile telephone number.

Last updated 29 April 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian centre sails into future with internet push

Sailing centre photo A sailing centre that has welcomed big name clients including Coca Cola and Adidas is bidding to attract more business by increasing its online presence.

Last updated 29 April 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

How to work effectively from your home

Over the past decade the abundance of new and increasingly more sophisticated technology has presented more opportunities for businesses to allow employees to work from home. With a broadband connection, a phone and computer an employee can easily and effectively complete many of their tasks away from the office.

Last updated 29 April 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Five reasons to take up online payments

John Nelmes, Big Cumbria team leader, shares his expertise in online payments, which could bring big benefits to your business.

Last updated 29 April 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carlisle Music City celebrates grants to the tune of £10,000

Music city photo Music festival organisers say they are delighted to have secured £10,000 from two councils.

Last updated 25 April 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Minister asked to step in over Longtown heating bills row

picklesggvc Communities Secretary Eric Pickles will be asked to intervene in a long-running row over heating bills.

Last updated 25 April 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carlisle woman fears Ukraine conflict will trap Chernobyl children

Chrissie McCaffrey photo A woman who has helped give hope to children suffering from the fallout of a nuclear disaster fears Ukraine’s spiral towards war will stifle any hope they have.

Last updated 25 April 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbria was perfect double for Cornwall, says Jamaica Inn star

Jamaica Inn photo A star of hit BBC drama Jamaica Inn says turning a pocket of Cumbria into Cornwall was brilliant.

Last updated 25 April 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Much-needed cash help for Rose Castle

Rose Castle photo The future is looking rosier for an historic building that has been under threat for several years.

Last updated 24 April 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Battle for bypass on A69 goes to Europe

A69 road photo A politician battling heavy traffic on a busy road is taking his fight to Europe.

Last updated 24 April 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

‘Hardworking’ Cumbrian MP shrugs off Twitter critics

Rorvctewart An MP criticised for non-political work says he is spending more on his staff because of a sharp rise in his constituency workload.

Last updated 18 April 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Brides get helping hand with planning big day

Wedding show photo Brides and grooms-to-be got on course for the big day at Cumbria’s premier wedding event.

Last updated 15 April 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

'Good' Carlisle primary school in special measures

A primary school has been plunged into special measures just 12 months after it was ranked good, and following a £1.1m rebuild that has been dogged by delays. (39 comments)

Last updated 12 April 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Cumbrian swimming pool could be turned into skatepark

Aspatria pool photo An open-air swimming pool, which is more than 40 years old, could be transformed into a skate park.

Last updated 11 April 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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