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A growing passion

af alot1 If you’re thinking of growing your own veg it could be worth talking to allotment holder Owen Smith. He is full of handy hints.

Last updated 25 June 2011
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Positive state of mind

megryan81 It’s advocated by the likes of Richard Gere, Goldie Horn and Meg Ryan and now a form of meditation is helping Cumbrians deal with the stresses and strains of modern life.

Last updated 25 June 2011
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Reduce carbon footprint with shoes

mbshoey1 People in Cumbria can now reduce their carbon footprint with their shoes – and help some of the poorest people in the world at the same time.

Last updated 24 June 2011
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When does self-defence go too far?

andy axemanstory2 Paramedics and police must have encountered a gruesome scene when they arrived at the home of former Carlisle bouncer Jason Bowman.

Last updated 23 June 2011
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Why everyone in Cumbria should try and save our Bees

stephenbarnes236 There’s a buzzing in the ears of Amanda Thackeray every day she works. Some might call it a hazard, she says it’s an occupational bonus. (1 comment)

Last updated 23 June 2011
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What age should we retire at?

johnstevenson173 The Government has vowed to press ahead with controversial plans to raise the state pension age for women.

Last updated 22 June 2011
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Time stands still for no man

clock112 He’s late. Five minutes tick by. Then 10. Then Keith Scobie-Youngs ambles in with a grin and a handshake.

Last updated 21 June 2011
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More to Lakes than daffodils and Beatrix Potter

ianhartland176nsa Of all the breathtaking sights in the Lake District there can be few more impressive than Blencathra up close.

Last updated 21 June 2011
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Cumbrian tailors still serving royalty and celebrities

tailor111 Lorraine Bellingham has clear memories of her first week at the Redmayne factory in Wigton. She hated it.

Last updated 21 June 2011
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Camping... and no tent required

altaccom206a Getting away from it all in lush, green surroundings and enjoying the satisfaction of being self-sufficient, not to mention tasty stove-cooked sausages and a few beers round the fire... what’s not to love about camping?

Last updated 18 June 2011
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Game, set and biggest mismatch

federer186b One of the mysteries of British life is why we embrace tennis for two weeks every summer then forget about it for the rest of the year.

Last updated 18 June 2011
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Cumbrian men accused of 'unhealthy disregard'

andy lyndastock Professor John Ashton is Cumbria’s director of public health. He feels men’s working lives can be a factor in their health problems, although not as much as their attitudes.

Last updated 17 June 2011
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‘A terminal illness is like waiting for a bomb to go off’

Working from dusk til dawn on farms across the Eden Valley all his life, Eric Tiffin had long ago learned the knack of getting jobs done quickly and efficiently. One day, out of the blue, he noticed he was getting slower.

Last updated 16 June 2011
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In search of Cumbria's most pampered pets

Carlisle lizard photo Chub-chub is snuggled up into Lucy Bland’s neck, she cradles his body gently in the crook of her arm. (1 comment)

Last updated 15 June 2011
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Should our bins be emptied each week?

Michael Holliday photo Government plans to force councils in England to bring back weekly bin collections are to be dropped. (19 comments)

Last updated 15 June 2011
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Fine or Best, it’s all good

For most of this month, Tesco has a special deal on its rather good own-brand Finest* range of wines.

Last updated 11 June 2011
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Talking the talk, walking the walk

tour8 Alan Heppenstall is chairman of Cumbria Tourist Guides, whose members help visitors from around the world to experience the county’s charms. Most of the time things go smoothly. Mostly, but not always.

Last updated 11 June 2011
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What is this gorgeous view worth?

Dave Atkinson photo We pay for the house we live in, the car we drive, the food we eat and the clothes we wear, but the Cumbrian wilderness is, for the most part, ours to enjoy for free.

Last updated 8 June 2011
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Have children lost their innocence?

‘They grow up so fast these days,” older generations have always said about youngsters. But are they growing up too fast?

Last updated 8 June 2011
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Cumbria RNLI come to the rescue

af worklif3 We do like to be beside the seaside, especially when the weather is as good. And when more of us are lured towards the coast there are always more of us who get into difficulties.

Last updated 7 June 2011
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