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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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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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