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Thursday, 28 May 2015

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Rhoda Starkey photo A gran who fought off a would-be robber has received an award for 'striking a blow for decency'

Courage rewarded

High Sheriff award photo A couple who intervened when two thugs beat up a man have been commended for their bravery

Tributes to victims

Michael and Tony Jopson photo A heartbroken widow and mother has paid tribute to her husband and son killed in a road crash

Doors closed

Keith Teasdale photo A vicar has made the hard decision to close his church for at least a month after a number of thefts (1 comment)

Mixed reaction

John Stevenson photo The first Tory Queen’s Speech in 18 years has been delivered – and Cumbria had plenty to pay attention to (1 comment)

Pedal-paddle challenge

Rivers challenge photo Two charity heroes battled it out to find the quickest route from Keswick to Workington – one on a bike and the other in a canoe

We're less inhibited

Sex shop photo We're more free and easy these days when it comes to sex ... apparently

Rock around the frock

Melanie Wheatley photo A event raising money for a west Cumbrian arts venue, is set to return by popular demand

Working out well

Maths festival photo Students are going numbers-mad as part of a festival to promote maths

All washed up

garden crab photo A crab was the last thing a landlocked gardener expected to find - but that's just what he did discover stranded in his veg patch

Carlisle United latest

Make your mind up time for Carlisle Utd contract rebels

Brad Potts photo Contract rebels Brad Potts and Mark Gillespie will step off a plane tomorrow and prepare to tell Carlisle United if they are staying at Brunton Park.

Sport latest

Workington Town winger out to break try-scoring duck

Elliott Miller photo Workington Town winger Elliott Miller is looking to break his duck for the season as Halifax visit the Zebra Claims Stadium on Sunday.

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Should churches lock their doors to deter thieves?

Sadly, yes - if it is the only way to stop thefts

No - surely there are other ways, like CCTV or alarms, to deter thieves

It should be left up to the vicar of each church to decide

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