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Why Cumbrian industry is in a tasty state

Angela Thawley photo Think of Cumbria and your mind might fill with images of glittering lakes, towering mountains... and crumbling Custard Creams.

Last updated 14 July 2011
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How will £9,000 university fees affect Cumbrian students?

Students across the country are celebrating their graduation days – and looking forward to starting work and paying off their loan fees. (1 comment)

Last updated 13 July 2011
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How we can all make a difference in drought-hit East Africa

Tony Vaux photo Almost 30 years after the Band Aid appeal to save famine victims in Ethiopia, a worldwide appeal has been launched to save hundreds of thousands of people in drought-hit East Africa. Former Oxfam chief Tony Vaux, who lives in Cumbria, explains how we can all make a difference.

Last updated 12 July 2011
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Cumbria cancer survivors back new NHS campaign

Erica Wellings photo Race for Life is the UK’s largest women-only fundraising event and thousands of women will walk, jog or run the 5k course in Carlisle this Sunday to help raise money for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research.

Last updated 7 July 2011
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How should care of the elderly be funded?

Even some people who are decades from retirement are wondering how they will afford care in their later years. Every day, millions of pensioners are asking the question right now. (13 comments)

Last updated 6 July 2011
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‘When you know that there’s something that’s going to get you in the end you make the most of each day’

joan111 For every bride the moment they got engaged is an exciting and often life-changing experience.

Last updated 5 July 2011
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Do strikes ever work?

Nationally, as many as 750,000 public sector workers – members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT), the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union – are striking tomorrow over changes to public sector pensions. (1 comment)

Last updated 29 June 2011
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Watching the world flutter by

butter1 Steve Doyle can still remember the precise moment he fell in love with butterflies. He was out birdwatching when he was suddenly spellbound by two much smaller winged creatures near him. It was almost 30 years ago – but there is still an excitement in his voice as he describes it.

Last updated 29 June 2011
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Have Cumbria's carnivals had their day?

On Saturday, July 9, a parade of floats, three bands, a carnival queen and her attendants and fancy-dressed children and adults will be parading through the streets of Maryport, just as they have done for 40 years.

Last updated 28 June 2011
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Cook as Simon says

simon444 The latest celebrity chef is not young cool and trendy, nor a stunning former model, or even a celeb-turned cook.

Last updated 25 June 2011
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I grow my own medicine

herb6 You won’t find any white bottles of pills or silver packets of capsules at Jackie Cooper’s house.

Last updated 25 June 2011
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‘All you need is the sky and sunrise’

mears333 Ray Mears is at Keswick Mountain Festival on Saturday May 21. He is giving two talks, at 5.30pm and 9.30pm. For tickets visit www.theatrebythelake.co.uk or call 017687 74411

Last updated 25 June 2011
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On a high with the kites

kites045 It still feels like a special day when you see a red kite. Special because when the sunlight hits that shock of russet plumage and that extravagantly forked tail, you suddenly realise that you are gawping at one of Britain’s true wildlife superstars.

Last updated 25 June 2011
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The future is the past

vint3 And you thought only Timelords and Michael J Fox could travel back in time.

Last updated 25 June 2011
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Should the high speed rail line stop in Cumbria?

trainworkman The short answer for many is yes. Time is money. Anything that cuts the journey time from London to Cumbria will boost the county.

Last updated 25 June 2011
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She’s no role model...

sharon2 Maybe she’s in her early 40s. Maybe she’s had a difficult life. Maybe she’s a bit ditsy. Maybe she’s called Sharon.

Last updated 25 June 2011
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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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