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Popping the question

bfest26a This summer a music-loving couple will be getting married at the festival that was the location of their engagement a year ago.

Last updated 3 June 2009
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Big Brother is watching. Will you be?

Big Brother promo photo On July 14 2000, 10 housemates moved into a makeshift house in Bow, east London for a houseshare with a twist – they would be kept inside for nine weeks, with cameras watching their every move.

Last updated 2 June 2009
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Penrith man is guitar hero to some of the world's best musicians

Fylde guitars photo 3 ‘Sting’s dog peed on my shoes.’ Stunned silence follows. Sorry? Sting’s dog? On your shoes?

Last updated 26 May 2009
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Former Penrith schoolboy becoming one of Hollywood's hottest actors

Charlie Hunnam photo Cumbrian film stars. It’s a short list. And it pretty much consists of the name Charlie Hunnam. Hunnam’s credits include Cold Mountain and Children of Men.

Last updated 11 May 2009
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Dr Alice in Wonderland

alice95 Remember your science lessons in school? There were some exciting toys to play with – brightly-coloured chemicals, Bunsen burners and mysterious electromagnets.The 35-year-old osteoarcheaologist – “that just means I look at old bones” – then goes off into an excitable but detailed description of radiocarbon dating techniques and its successors, uranium series and luminescence dating, and the process of fossilisation, but never once sounds dull.

Last updated 9 May 2009
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My year in the life of The Beatles - Hunter Davies

The Beatles photo 6 The Beatles created their immortal music behind closed doors and far from prying eyes. As his famous biography of The Beatles is reissued in a 40th anniversary edition, Cumbrian writer Hunter Davies tells Roger Lytollis about his year in the Fab Four’s secret world

Last updated 7 May 2009
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74-75: Carlisle United's season of glory

united25b Carlisle United’s battle to stay in League One today coincides with the anniversary of their finest hour – when United reached the top tier of English football. Roger Lytollis looks back 35 years to an amazing achievement

Last updated 7 May 2009
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West Cumbrian dancer gets Royal Ballet School place

Lewis Charlton photo February 2009. Children from across the globe have gathered at White Lodge, the home of the Royal Ballet School, for one of the toughest dance auditions in the world.

Last updated 4 May 2009
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Quiz meisters’ question time

ip111 People all over the world are scratching their heads in puzzlement, thanks to a Cumbrian couple.

Last updated 2 May 2009
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The price of failure

andy bbruntfan1 Something in the region of £60m. That is the surreal-sounding sum which Wolverhampton Wanderers have been handed for winning promotion to the Premier League. Selling Keiren Westwood and Joe Garner – two of the players who helped the club to the brink of the Championship last season – without securing comparable replacements is a charge which the Brunton Park board have struggled to shrug off.

Last updated 27 April 2009
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Oi! Fire up the Quattro and get back to 1982

Ashes cast photo To mark the return to TV of cult retro cop show Ashes To Ashes, Roger Lytollis goes back in time to find out what life was like 27 years ago in Cumbria and beyond

Last updated 20 April 2009
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Fortunate to be living my dream

barrowmc Shy, retiring and timid are not words you’d usually associate with John Barrowman, and that’s unlikely to change with his latest show.

Last updated 18 April 2009
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Hillsborough remembered: 20 years on

96s We speak to a Cumbrian Liverpool fan about the darkest day in British sport's history when 96 football fans who went to watch a cup semi-final never returned

Last updated 17 April 2009
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Leo’s holding on to the record

leo1 This is Cumbria-born climber Leo Houlding setting a new speed climbing record. He and his partner Carlos Suarez climbed and base-jumped two 300m rock towers in Riglos, Spain in just two hours and 37 minutes.

Last updated 31 March 2009
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You’re in the Army now

rog1mc Where’s Gordon? Holcombe Moor Army training centre, high on the wild and windy Lancashire moors. As someone who grew up with Action Man and toy guns, playing soldiers with a real(ish) gun, pushed on by adrenalin and pride, was utterly invigorating. And it helped that the enemy didn’t fire back.

Last updated 28 March 2009
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Dad committed suicide, Reece nearly died... Mam pulled us all through

Williams family photo Ashley Williams, 16, explains why her mother Tina is a mum in a million

Last updated 26 March 2009
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911: Can Carlisle lad Lee Brennan's pop band recapture their former glory?

911 photo Lee Brennan couldn’t think for the screaming. It poured into his ears, filling him up with shrill, shrieking noise.

Last updated 23 March 2009
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Stewart Lee is back, but not that bothered

stewartlee143 For many people of a certain age, Stewart Lee is something of a comedy hero and they'll be celebrating now that he's back on our TV screens.

Last updated 17 March 2009
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‘I quit after 50 years of smoking – it’s never too late’

LG page231003 Friday October 3, 2008; about 10 o’clock in the morning. Few of us will easily recall where we were or what we were doing five months and seven days ago.

Last updated 10 March 2009
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