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Black Friday in Cumbria

ptblackf10 PASSIONS run high on Black Friday. People brawl in supermarkets over cheap TVs. They queue for hours in the hope of money off computer consoles. They hit the sales while hitting each other.

Last updated 28 November 2015
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Solway's wildlife under spotlight in BBC's Autumnwatch

Autumnwatch photo It’s the programme which makes heroes out of the unlikeliest animal characters.

Last updated 2 November 2015
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Have a frightfully good half term with our spook-tacular guide to Halloween fun

Halloween photo Wooooooo! As Halloween approaches, we round up some of the best places to take your youngsters for some spook-tacular fun.

Last updated 24 October 2015
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Keep an eye out for the International Space Station tonight

Meteors photo Cumbrian stargazers are in for a treat as a double dose of space action takes centre stage across the night sky.

Last updated 12 August 2015
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£5m plans for former Keswick Pencil Factory site unveiled

Keswick Convention graphic Radical multi-million pound plans for the old pencil factory site have been unveiled.

Last updated 20 July 2015
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Anything Goes in Northbound Festival dome

Dub Pistols  photo One of the highlights of Northbound, Cumbria’s newest music festival, will be the Anything Goes Dome, where spin-offs of favourite TV shows jostle for attention with chaotic comedy, bingo and a disco full of music by dead people ...

Last updated 9 July 2015
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Folk legends Lau announce Cumbrian gig

Carlisle’s Old Fire Station venue continues its mission to offer a range of music and performances to blow a variety of socks off.

Last updated 3 July 2015
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Bonny Babies is back! Find out how to enter here

Bonny Babies photo Bonny Babies are back! Our popular contest opens on Monday, June 29 so book your appointment now.

Last updated 22 June 2015
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Is Barbados trip one-upmanship?

When I was a lad, school trips meant long journeys along winding roads to dull fields and miserable museums.

Last updated 11 June 2015
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Carlisle pigeon-fancier’s favourite birds immortalised in tattoos

upppigeonsmw Steve Glencross has had many pigeons over the years. Some of them, including Leona, Blanche and Phil’s Choice, are immortalised in ink on his arms.

Last updated 11 May 2015
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Beating about election bush...

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Last updated 16 April 2015
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Creating rhythm from rubbish

Ben Gates photo Parp, toot, pheep, swaaang, bibble, scuuurch, ping! It’s amazing the sounds that Ben Gates can make.

Last updated 8 April 2015
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Bruisers queue up for Carlisle-made custom gum guards

Andrew Pattinson photo Andrew Pattinson seems like an easygoing chap. But his clients include some of the toughest people on the planet.

Last updated 17 March 2015
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Get set to help us choose a Precious Pet

Entry for this year’s Precious Pets competition has closed – but it is not over yet.

Last updated 7 March 2015
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Village’s 240-strong employer retains success through competition

LG crack010315a BELLS of Lazonby employs 240 staff and supplies some of Britain’s best-known retailers, including Costa and Sainsbury’s. All from a remote village in the Eden Valley.

Last updated 2 March 2015
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Whitehaven to host new series of music gigs

A new series of gigs from much-loved indie rockers and top local bands have been lined up for Cumbria.

Last updated 20 February 2015
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Sinner Terry Christian ready to confess all

Terry Christian photo From the streets of inner-city Manchester to the boulevards of Beverly Hills, Terry Christian’s debut stand-up show, The Naked Confessions of a Recovering Catholic takes a snapshot of life, overlooked by an all-seeing, and often unforgiving, God.

Last updated 20 February 2015
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Some things to see and do in Cumbria during half-term

ht14climb A round-up of some of the things Cumbria has to offer during this week's school half-term.

Last updated 15 February 2015
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Festive photo competition winner revealed

Xmas photo 2014 comp photo We asked you to get snap-happy and send us your favourite festive photos.

Last updated 19 December 2014
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Making sense of science

Roland Jackson photo Professor Stephen Hawking believes thinking machines threaten humanity’s existence.

Last updated 9 December 2014
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