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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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All you need is love

foster01 Ask her how many children she has fostered and Sally Bennett says she stopped counting long ago.

Last updated 6 June 2011
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Woman sewing seeds of fashion success in Carlisle

Andrea Nixon photo Andrea Nixon is determined to put Carlisle on the fashion map.

Last updated 4 June 2011
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Cumbrian breast cancer victim, 22, aiming to raise awareness

Michelle Steele photo As Michelle Steele points to the photo on the table my eyes are drawn to the happy smiling faces of a young couple.

Last updated 1 June 2011
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Should we forget about buying houses and rent instead?

Whatever happened to the property-owning democracy? During the 1980s it was supposed to be everybody’s ambition to own their own home.

Last updated 1 June 2011
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Kate and Wills shared our wedding day

wedding315a When they booked their wedding date Cassie Hall and Alex Staines were expecting it to be a quiet and private celebration in the town where they met and fell in love.

Last updated 31 May 2011
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Cumberland Pencil museum celebrates 30 years

pencil555 It’s a Wednesday lunchtime and people are pouring into Cumberland Pencil Museum. It’s not the school holidays, and it isn’t raining. But the place is teeming with people keen to give an hour or so of their lives to the study of a wood and graphite writing implement.

Last updated 30 May 2011
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Are rich celebrities unfairly protected by super-injunctions?

Helen Skelton photo So now we know. It was Ryan Giggs. Footballer, role model, user of a super-injunction.

Last updated 25 May 2011
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Cockerels, dogs and loud music - all in a day's work for Carlisle 'noise cops'

Janet Blair photo What would you do for a quiet life? You could have a polite word with the heavy metal fan next door, kick your snoring partner out of bed and into the spare room or buy some earplugs.

Last updated 23 May 2011
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First Swallow of the blockbuster season spotted in Cumbria

af coniston1 CUMBRIA will be the backdrop of a new series of films that BBC chiefs are tipping to become potentially as big as Harry Potter.

Last updated 23 May 2011
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So what do you think is ‘normal’?

neurop2mw Victim, stupid, lazy, useless... these labels are too often placed on people just because they have a disability.

Last updated 23 May 2011
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How to take up voluntary work

There is a burst of activity from June 1-7, National Volunteers’ Week, when organisations hold events and activities to highlight volunteers and the work they do.Top Ten Tips to help you start volunteering

Last updated 21 May 2011
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Smart thinking

boffin1 At one end of the room, Cerys and Eughan Simpson and Arthur Harvey-Chadwick are running around the room, giggling and trying to catch smoke rings.

Last updated 21 May 2011
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