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Cumbrian roadkill. To eat or not to eat?

Roadkill photo Roadkill. It’s a delicate subject. It gives a whole new meaning to Michelin food. To eat or not to eat? For a start, there’s the health issue: how do you know if it is fresh?

Last updated 23 November 2013
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Carlisle couple's story of adoption to urge others to help

familygenfdgf James and I first thought about adoption many years ago when we were finding conception difficult.

Last updated 7 November 2013
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The actor, musician and composer who got his first taste of showbiz in Cumbria

stephendaltrytfg003 You may have seen Stephen Daltry on TV lately. He’s the man whose computer crashes in the ad for Worcester Bosch Boilers.

Last updated 5 November 2013
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Is Cumbria paradise? Lake District scenes 'star' in new Britain’s best views book

Pretty Cumbria photo When bathed in sun, Borrowdale can seem a secret paradise.” Ullswater, by contrast, is “the aristocrat of the Lakes, aloof, photogenic and at ease with popularity”. (14 comments)

Last updated 15 October 2013
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Every little helps, but we need much more

 Julie Parker photo Labour leader Ed Miliband says he would cut business rates for small firms if he wins the next election. Would Labour’s business tax cut plans save the High Street?

Last updated 26 September 2013
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Bonny Babies 2013: Public voting ends

Public voting in this year's Bonny Babies competition has ended.

Last updated 13 September 2013
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Ex-SAS man turned best-selling author coming to Cumbria

Chris Ryan had been on the run for a week with no food and little water. He was part of an eight-man SAS team sent to destroy Scud missile launchers in Iraq during the first Gulf War in 1991.

Last updated 31 August 2013
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Battered into submission by deep fried double cheeseburger and sausage?

Deep fried food photo They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch. (5 comments)

Last updated 19 August 2013
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Why we'd rather be in Cumbria's Got Talent than the X Factor

Cumbria The X Factor returns this month... but in Cumbria many would-be stars are more interested in another route to the top.

Last updated 17 August 2013
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Days of getting paid in handbags are well behind Look North's Hannah Bayman

Hannah Bayman photo Don’t blame Hannah, it’s not her fault. Too hot, too cold; windblown one day, drenched the next and soon the nights will be drawing in with a touch of frost.

Last updated 13 August 2013
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From meerkats to the red carpet, it’s simples for Cumbrian actor Simon Greenall

Simon Greenall photo A psychopathic teenager, a Russian meerkat and the worst, most inept DJ in Norwich. Or possibly the UK. Welcome to the world of Cumbrian actor Simon Greenall.

Last updated 9 August 2013
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Cumbrian pensioner is creative sew and sew

dammit68b_2 Judy Lees is planning for the future. “I’ve ordered an extra large coffin, so I can take my sewing machine with me,” she explains.

Last updated 6 August 2013
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Here’s what the charity money does, Wiley. Fancy donating now?

Air ambulance photo Thousands of people are calling on rapper Wiley to make up for his behaviour on and off the CockRock stage by giving his reported £15,000 fee to charity.

Last updated 31 July 2013
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Living the dream with Celtic Nation - in front of 78 fans

Celtic Nation photo Twenty years ago, more or less to the day, Mick Wadsworth arrived at Carlisle United. He led the club to promotion and its first trip to Wembley.

Last updated 22 July 2013
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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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