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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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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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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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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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Carlisle Utd legends help launch walking football sessions

Walking football photo Forty years ago Les O’Neill was playing at England’s finest football grounds. Les was a midfield menace in the Carlisle United team that reached the First Division in 1974.

Last updated 29 November 2014
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Carlisle man was German prisoner of war camp mastermind

Jock Hamilton-Baillie photo The brains behind one of World War Two’s most audacious escape attempts was from Carlisle. Roger Lytollis meets the man who’s written up his daring story

Last updated 25 November 2014
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Family, friends, fighters: Cumbrian grandad and grandson both battling illnesses

Jim Ferguson and Will Birkett photo The ground floor of 140 Botchergate, Carlisle, looks as if a bomb might improve it. The place is being transformed into an art gallery but there’s still much to do.

Last updated 19 May 2014
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Day Bill Shankly led Carlisle United to Arsenal

Bill Shankly photo ‘This is your manager speaking.” At Brunton Park, 20 minutes before kick-off, this is how Bill Shankly would introduce himself to Carlisle United fans over the public address system.

Last updated 29 March 2014
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Cumbrian musician's War Horse performance to be broadcast live across world

War Horse photo A Cumbrian musician will tonight perform in several countries at the same time.

Last updated 27 February 2014
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Carlisle man loses 14st even though he has insatiable appetite

Shaun Liddle photo Personal trainer Ian Harkness has worked with some superb athletes. He has trained Border Harriers, triathletes and people taking part in Iron Man endurance events.

Last updated 18 January 2014
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Carlisle couple's story of adoption to urge others to help

familygenfdgf James and I first thought about adoption many years ago when we were finding conception difficult.

Last updated 7 November 2013
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Bonny Babies 2013: Public voting ends

Public voting in this year's Bonny Babies competition has ended.

Last updated 13 September 2013
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Ex-SAS man turned best-selling author coming to Cumbria

Chris Ryan had been on the run for a week with no food and little water. He was part of an eight-man SAS team sent to destroy Scud missile launchers in Iraq during the first Gulf War in 1991.

Last updated 31 August 2013
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Why we'd rather be in Cumbria's Got Talent than the X Factor

Cumbria The X Factor returns this month... but in Cumbria many would-be stars are more interested in another route to the top.

Last updated 17 August 2013
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Days of getting paid in handbags are well behind Look North's Hannah Bayman

Hannah Bayman photo Don’t blame Hannah, it’s not her fault. Too hot, too cold; windblown one day, drenched the next and soon the nights will be drawing in with a touch of frost.

Last updated 13 August 2013
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From meerkats to the red carpet, it’s simples for Cumbrian actor Simon Greenall

Simon Greenall photo A psychopathic teenager, a Russian meerkat and the worst, most inept DJ in Norwich. Or possibly the UK. Welcome to the world of Cumbrian actor Simon Greenall.

Last updated 9 August 2013
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Living the dream with Celtic Nation - in front of 78 fans

Celtic Nation photo Twenty years ago, more or less to the day, Mick Wadsworth arrived at Carlisle United. He led the club to promotion and its first trip to Wembley.

Last updated 22 July 2013
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Wallace and Gromit exhibition promises a grand day out

Wallace and Gromit Cracking exhibition, Gromit! The nation’s favourite animated characters are coming to Cumbria.

Last updated 1 July 2013
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Cumbrian cricket club launch unusual calendar

extremecricket256b It’s been a year since rain stopped play at Threlkeld Cricket Club. Torrential downpours caused a flood which poured hundreds of tons of gravel and other debris over one of the finest pitches in the country.

Last updated 25 June 2013
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Best-selling author Jodi Picoult coming to Carlisle

Jodi Picoult photo Bestselling author Jodi Picoult will be signing copies of her new book in Carlisle next Wednesday afternoon.

Last updated 30 March 2013
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Has the bubble burst on Black Friday?

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