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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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‘It’s not every day you get a peloton race past your window’

tour22 CHRISTMAS had come early for Lee Wedgewood. The manager of Scotby Cycles was understandably delighted when he learned that the Tour of Britain would be passing right by his shop.

Last updated 13 September 2012
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Wildlife through a lens

pho1kirsty Ladybirds and lambs. Tarantulas and tigers. Beavers, birds and butterflies.

Last updated 11 September 2012
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Baron Walter’s big 750th party

andy DSC_0249xx RESIDENTS of historic Wigton turned up in droves to celebrate the event that made their town a hub of commerce.

Last updated 10 September 2012
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THE BIG PICTURE MAN

One corner of David Miller’s comfortable living room is taken up by a huge, wide-screen television set – ideal for watching visually stunning movies like Titanic, Jurassic Park or The Day After Tomorrow.

Last updated 8 September 2012
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Have you deeked the Potter page yet?

potter111 Pure ladgeful eh. A couple of chores have got this web cowie and they’re tekkin’ a lend o’ Carlisle crack and that like eh.

Last updated 5 September 2012
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Please visit us next time

az333 As it draws to a close, it would be fair to say the summer of 2012 hasn’t been great

Last updated 5 September 2012
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The train now singing on platform three...

africa001 Musicians are unruly, unpredictable creatures. Get more than three or four together and tempers fray, disagreements erupt and fights break out – and that’s just among members of the same band.

Last updated 4 September 2012
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Cumbrian lorry driver's career turns towards children's books

Tim Stead photo In the course of his career driving Eddie Stobart lorries, Tim Stead had to make a lot of turnings. Now the truck driver-turned-artist has taken another, into writing children’s books.

Last updated 21 August 2012
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Creating order out of chaos at Carlisle's problem academy school

Russ Wallace photo It was a problem that had reached Westminster back in early 2009. What to do about Carlisle’s problem academy?

Last updated 16 July 2012
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Will the shows still go on if the rain falls again?

Elsie Martlew photo Walls collapsing onto railway lines, cars swept into rivers, factories flooded, the River Caldew reaching the top of the arches at Caldewgate Bridge, the cricket ground at Blencathra coated in sludge and Threlkeld villagers damming their doorways with sandbags.

Last updated 2 July 2012
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When I’m at home I can’t wait to put my jogging pants on

Natasha Cooper photo Natasha Cooper is without doubt someone you’d notice if you passed her in the street.

Last updated 2 July 2012
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We live with MS and this is what it’s really like...

Sarah Ransley photo To look at, Sarah Ransley is the picture of health. You would never guess that she has a chronic illness – until she lists her symptoms.

Last updated 27 June 2012
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Carlisle football team retires to say farewell to founder member

Geoff Brown photo Geoff Brown’s story features no medals, no national anthems and no flaming torch carried through the streets.

Last updated 26 June 2012
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Hidden in the hills

LG books230612b When historians come to write the history of the early 21st century they’ll have to mention the work of David Clark.

Last updated 23 June 2012
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