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DCI Banks author on way to Carlisle

sm aftermath For a best-selling and award-winning author Peter Robinson seems a little apprehensive on the eve of the release of his new novel.

Last updated 24 August 2011
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Should utility companies pay for digging up roads?

roadworks1111 Roadworks are in danger of replacing the weather as Britain’s favourite conversation topic. Across the country, streets which saw vehicles flow freely are transformed overnight into traffic jams. Cumbria is certainly no exception.

Last updated 24 August 2011
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Cumbria man finds unknown uncle: the war hero

andrewlindsay238d A secret, never-to-be-repeated chat with his granny about a fading black and white photo of a young lad with a cheeky grin sparked a two year detective hunt through history for Andrew Linsday.

Last updated 23 August 2011
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A bird’s eye view behind the scenes

sm birdsthhhhhh Through heavy doors clearly marked Staff Only lie rooms brimming with history. They are deep in the heart of Carlisle’s Tullie House and are reached through what seems like a maze of corridors and staircases, or else tucked away, behind the gallery spaces.

Last updated 22 August 2011
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Tales of the unexpected from Carlisle Castle's Reiver

It is several centuries since Reivers were seen in these parts but visit Carlisle Castle and there’ll be one there waiting for you.

Last updated 20 August 2011
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Music festivals: Do they help or hinder Cumbria's venues?

How times change. In 1984 veteran DJ and champion of alternative bands John Peel was chased out of the Sunset Leisure Centre in Silloth because the crowd took such a dislike to his eclectic range of music.

Last updated 18 August 2011
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Should we ban grouse shooting?

The heather is in full bloom and the grouse which hatched in late spring are fully fledged. So it’s time to start killing them again. (12 comments)

Last updated 17 August 2011
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Writers only work with quality material

rollends158b Maybe one day Frank Evans will be regarded alongside Del Boy Trotter, Basil Fawlty and Harold Steptoe.

Last updated 15 August 2011
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Government not doing enough to investigate sightings, says Cumbrian UFO expert

Solway Spaceman photo Is there anyone – or anything out there? Are we journeying on a speck of dust spinning through time and space all alone? Does anyone care? (25 comments)

Last updated 13 August 2011
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Is Cumbria prepared for more floods?

Adam Walsh photo The heavy band of rain moving across northern England presents Cumbria with a threat we’ve seen before.

Last updated 10 August 2011
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Internet at 20: Why the surf’s up in Cumbria

“Happy birthday, dear internet... happy birthday to you!” Today marks the 20th anniversary of the word wide web going global.

Last updated 6 August 2011
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Is the Big Society really a Big Con?

When John Major became prime minister he announced that his vision was for a classless society. (6 comments)

Last updated 3 August 2011
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Cumbrian woman is YouTube hit with Twilight videos

Emma Clark photo The images of Emma Clark screaming, ranting and shouting on the computer screen seem at first a little shocking. (4 comments)

Last updated 2 August 2011
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'Bootcamp' fitness training comes to Cumbria

Boot camp photo Blue skies, fluffy white clouds, warm sunshine. It’s a lovely day. Or at least it was until Corporal Ian Hesketh got hold of it.

Last updated 27 July 2011
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Does Cumbria need to have its own coastguard?

Everyone who ventures onto the waters off the Cumbrian coast will be familiar with the Liverpool coastguard.

Last updated 27 July 2011
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Keep holidays boredom at bay for Cumbria's kids

For most children in Cumbria it’s that exciting first week of the school holidays. The chance to enjoy time together as a family and make the most of these long, light and sometimes sunny days.

Last updated 26 July 2011
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End of the road for Carlisle Municipal Bowls League

Carlisle Municipal bowls photo There’ll always be an England. There’ll always be cricket on the village green, Last Night of the Proms, Post Office queues.

Last updated 23 July 2011
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Rebel Steve Harley never tires of making fans smile

Steve Harley photo It's one of those songs that always gets played at weddings and always fills the dancefloor.

Last updated 21 July 2011
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Do we need stricter teachers?

According to Charlie Taylor, the Government’s new behaviour tsar, new ly-published “clear” advice should put a stop to teachers living in fear of litigation if they touch a child. (15 comments)

Last updated 20 July 2011
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Is Cumbria's summer destined to be a washout?

Carl Fallowfield photo Some blame it on St Swithin, some say it is climate change, others that it is just Cumbria.

Last updated 19 July 2011
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