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Wallace and Gromit exhibition promises a grand day out

Wallace and Gromit Cracking exhibition, Gromit! The nation’s favourite animated characters are coming to Cumbria.

Last updated 1 July 2013
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Cumbrian cricket club launch unusual calendar

extremecricket256b It’s been a year since rain stopped play at Threlkeld Cricket Club. Torrential downpours caused a flood which poured hundreds of tons of gravel and other debris over one of the finest pitches in the country.

Last updated 25 June 2013
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Carlisle fans fall in love with Blondie all over again

Blondie photo Deborah Harry appeared with hair resembling a bird’s nest draped in ivy and wearing a luminous short orange outfit.

Last updated 24 June 2013
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Alvin Stardust ready to rock Whitehaven

He is 71 this year, but he still struts the stage in his trademark a leather jacket and gloves. “If I do gigs I always wear the leather jacket,” says Alvin Stardust. “People expect it and it is not outlandish,” he explains.

Last updated 22 June 2013
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Cumbrian drama group acts its age

Maralyn Burgess photo They are an amateur dramatics society based in a small Cumbrian town who all take themselves terribly seriously.

Last updated 28 May 2013
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Is vaping the new smoking and The Vapourtorium a tobacconist for the 21st century?

Vapourtorium photo They’re all puffing away, creating white billowing clouds. But they don’t hang in the air, they vanish almost immediately. And they don’t smell. (8 comments)

Last updated 24 April 2013
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Best-selling author Jodi Picoult coming to Carlisle

Jodi Picoult photo Bestselling author Jodi Picoult will be signing copies of her new book in Carlisle next Wednesday afternoon.

Last updated 30 March 2013
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The Harlem Shake arrives in Cumbria

Carlisle Harlem Shake photo VIDEOS The Sands Centre gym in Carlisle was filling up with people who had just finished work. In one corner they were lifting dumbbells and sitting at machines which tone arms and backs. (2 comments)

Last updated 9 March 2013
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Carlisle woman hypnotised into thinking she’d had gastric band fitted

Pauline Clyburn photo Friends and family can see a big change in Pauline Clyburn, but she can feel the difference.

Last updated 25 February 2013
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Top comic Ardal O'Hanlon pencils in Cumbria gig

ardal1 One of the UK’s best-loved comedians will perform at Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven, as part of a major national tour.

Last updated 24 January 2013
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Meet trio who toddled off with the Bonny Babies prizes

Bonny Babies photo The bonniest babies have been crowned with their trophies after winning a competition in the News & Star.

Last updated 13 November 2012
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Dream realised for Cumbrian puppeteer

pupp5 In five weeks’ time John Parkinson’s lifelong dream will come true. Ever since the magic of puppets first captivated him in childhood, he has wanted to create a purpose-built puppet theatre of his own.

Last updated 3 November 2012
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In search of elephant's feet and angel's wings

af mush 29 2 Cumbria is never more stunning than when dressed in its autumn colours and the electrifying orange, red, yellow and green hues make this, for many, the most beautiful time of year.

Last updated 30 October 2012
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Cumbrian MP on being an overseas volunteer and fighting poverty

Tony Cunningham photo Not long ago he was sweltering in the humidity of the Philippines, and the fierce heat of Kenya and Zambia – today Tony Cunningham is all hot and bothered for another reason.

Last updated 26 October 2012
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Simple Minds frontman on Carlisle gig

After 30 years in the pop industry, you’d forgive Jim Kerr for sounding like a jaded, seen-it-all-before, why-are-you-asking-me-that celeb.

Last updated 25 October 2012
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The perfect place to see the stars in Cumbria

Northern Lights photo Wait until it’s dark tonight, step outside your front door and look up at the skies.

Last updated 13 October 2012
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Cumbria Pride 2012: It’s about empowering people

Kitty Brucknell photo It’ll never work. Not in Carlisle. Too many prejudices. Too many people who are uncomfortable with “that kind of thing”.

Last updated 27 September 2012
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Plan your wedding in just one day

wedshow08 If you’re planning a wedding, a trip to the region’s premier wedding show this Sunday would be the perfect place to find inspiration.

Last updated 17 September 2012
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Paralympics were a spectacular hit, but how will we get to the local shops?

dc howarth10b We’ve seen disabled people sprint 400 metres in 47 seconds and swim 100 metres in amazing times – but others can still find it hard to buy a pint of milk or a loaf of bread.

Last updated 14 September 2012
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Cumbria health chief's claims of Hillsborough cover up acknowledged at last

hills205 The Hillsborough families were right all along. They have been lied to and lied about. Their tragic losses have been compounded by a cruel cover-up.

Last updated 13 September 2012
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