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Don’t dismiss our illness

ME04 Ruth Stirrup was a PE teacher and keen sportswoman and had been active all her life.

Last updated 11 May 2011
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I won't be starting a career as a life model

David Harkins photo For thousands of years, men have been drawing naked women. Painting them, sculpting them, from idealised statues to unforgiving Lucian Freuds.

Last updated 9 May 2011
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Do our supermarkets have too much power?

Jonty Chippendale photo Does every little help? Tesco often says so. But the giant supermarket chains do little to help our town centres.

Last updated 4 May 2011
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Feeling on top of the world

walk1viv According to Living Streets – a charity which encourages people to walk instead of driving – May is National Walking Month.

Last updated 4 May 2011
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Lakeland in black and white

grav5 Cumbria is well known for its ever-changing climate. Drive from one end of the county to the other; climbing fells, crossing valleys and circling lakes, and it’s quite possible you’ll encounter sunshine, black, threatening clouds and bursts of rain all in one trip.

Last updated 3 May 2011
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I will marry you – but I won’t change my name!

wed001 It’s traditional for a woman to change her surname to her husband’s name when they get married but it can be a big step for some brides, so much so that more women are now bucking this trend.

Last updated 2 May 2011
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‘Beer’s for drinking, not for sipping...’

camra222 Alan Welsh lifts a pint glass to his mouth and takes a sip. No surprise there. After all, Alan is chairman of the Solway branch of Camra – the Campaign for Real Ale.

Last updated 30 April 2011
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‘You can’t beat nature. The secret is to pay her a huge amount of respect’

mears333 ‘What’s the weather like up there?” No real surprise that Ray Mears’ first words relate to the great outdoors.

Last updated 27 April 2011
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Should we have more bank holidays every year?

Ellis Butcher photo Did you have a good Easter break? Enjoy the long bank holiday weekend?

Last updated 27 April 2011
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How low can household spending go?

andyauld2710 ‘There comes a point where you can’t cut back any more. For a lot of families and businesses, we are pretty close to that point.”

Last updated 27 April 2011
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They’re old, but still useful

africatools264b When Jim Lister gets to work, sparks fly. Using a grinder to fix a new shaft to a hammer creates a mini firework show in a Carlisle workshop.

Last updated 26 April 2011
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It’s just another day at school...

kneath3 There’s a lot more about staging a production than just the fame and fun actors and performers can enjoy on stage, as GCSE performing arts pupils at the Richard Rose Morton Academy have been finding out.

Last updated 25 April 2011
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A rabbit’s not just for Easter

bunny234 Standing in the garden at the back of his unassuming terraced house, Phil Batey, clad in a white coat adorned with colourful badges, looks like a cross between a magician and a scientist.

Last updated 22 April 2011
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So you didn’t get a Radio 1 Big Weekend ticket? You could still see the stars

Big Weekend photo If you were one of the lucky, cat-that-got-the-cream types to get a ticket, then congratulations. (10 comments)

Last updated 21 April 2011
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Should assisted death be a right?

death1ferguson Hollywood star Sir Patrick Stewart has reopened the debate over whether assisted suicide should be legalised in Britain.

Last updated 20 April 2011
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Making Carlisle proud means a lot to me

rox666 Roxanne, you’re currently playing the lead In Satin ‘n’ Steel – what kind of character is Teena White and how do you go about playing her?Do you have a preference between acting or singing?What’s the show about? It sounds like they were doing some pretty strange things to you while you were singing.What was it like to take part in?How often do you get back to Carlisle?Are you going to Radio 1’s Big Weekend?So what do you miss about Cumbria?How often are you recognised and what kinds of things do people say?What do you have lined up for the rest of the year?Would you ever consider going back to Emmerdale or to another soap?And finally: could you describe yourself in three words?Roxanne plays the lead Teena Satin in Satin ‘n’ Steel at the Oldham Coliseum Theatre until May 7. Book at www.coliseum.org.uk

Last updated 20 April 2011
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Cumbria veterans celebrate Royal British Legion 90th anniversary

legion444 Colin Docker joined the army as an enthusiastic school leaver and was posted to Berlin, Belfast, Cyprus and the Falkland Islands after the war there.

Last updated 18 April 2011
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I spoke to my dad before and after he died – I hope our talks can help others

chambers222 It was the phone call she had been dreading but when it rang Michelle Chambers knew exactly what it would be about.

Last updated 16 April 2011
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Mum donated one of her kidneys to keep me alive – now we are closer than ever

fran444 Their happy, glowing smiles as they embrace and pose for the camera capture a perfect mother-daughter bond.

Last updated 16 April 2011
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Retiring Active Cumbria boss still believes in positive sport role

sm edge3 What are we going to do about the obesity epidemic, drug and alcohol abuse, anti-social behaviour, NHS funding pressures and disintegrating communities?

Last updated 15 April 2011
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