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New drive to revive forgotten Cumbrian foods

Ivan Day photo What’s for tea tonight? How about a pudding cooked in the stomach of a sheep or a horse? Or a shepherd’s pie with added fruit and spice?

Last updated 20 March 2012
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Carlisle woman, 60, named Mum in a Million

Delia Raine photo Modesty is a character trait wired into most mums’ DNA and Delia Raine is no exception. Meeting at her Carlisle home she seems slightly shellshocked that she’s won this year’s Mum in a Million competition.

Last updated 17 March 2012
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The dark side of life on Cumbria university's film and TV course

Hammer horror feature photo Who is the man in the black leather trenchcoat and the gasmask? Why are his footsteps echoing through this dark warehouse?

Last updated 14 March 2012
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New group to help Cumbrian kids get the care they need

ADHD women photo They’re calling their new group Bouncers – because that’s what the parents feel like.

Last updated 14 March 2012
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On the trail of Carlisle's inspirational women

Winifred Nicholson photo Ask anyone about the historical figures linked to Carlisle and you’ll hear names like Emperor Hadrian, William Rufus, Robert the Bruce, Bonnie Prince Charlie and Woodrow Wilson.

Last updated 6 March 2012
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What does it mean to be British?

Mark Hoelterhoff photo What does it mean to be British? Is it the ability to moan about anything and everything? Or the indomitable way we shrug our shoulders, pull together and get on with life despite whatever disaster faces us? (31 comments)

Last updated 29 February 2012
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LEAPING FOR JOY

sweet16 When Rebecca Teasdale woke on her birthday this morning she was expecting to be greeted with very different types of card.

Last updated 29 February 2012
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Actor Tim Spall and wife to share personal journey at Keswick's Words by the Water festival

Timothy and Shane Spall photo Steering a boat around the British Isles is an unpredictable business. Exhilarating, frightening and – if all goes to plan – ultimately rewarding.

Last updated 28 February 2012
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Don’t destroy my woods to save peat bog, pleads north Cumbrian woman

Jackie Cooper photo Jackie Cooper looks out over the woods just behind her home. “There can’t be many such wild places, real wildernesses, left in England,” she says.

Last updated 28 February 2012
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Bronze Age skeletons tell what life was like in Cumbria 4,000 years ago

Skull photo Samantha Walsh has, to many, a strange passion. The 31-year-old isn’t interested in browsing shops for the latest fashions, she’s far happier searching the Cumbrian countryside for bones.

Last updated 25 February 2012
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Are we ready for another Sunday paper?

David Helliwell photo The News of the World could have survived hacking celebrities’ phones. Unethical, certainly. But the rich and famous having their privacy violated would not have toppled Britain’s biggest-selling newspaper. (19 comments)

Last updated 25 February 2012
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‘I only really feel like I’m living when I’m climbing’

birkettspread1 ‘I often feel I was born in the wrong time.” This is Dave Birkett, wondering why he feels so alive while clinging to a crag by his fingertips. And why the air-conditioned 21st-century sometimes seems like a prison. Dave & Bill Birkett: True Stories of the Fells, Rheged, near Penrith, Saturday, 7.30pm. Tickets £13.50. Call 01768 868000 or visit www.rheged.com

Last updated 23 February 2012
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Things can only improve with love and compassion

Jean James photo North Cumbrian woman Jean James is spending a month in one of the most deprived communities on Earth - South Africa's Elgin Valley. The area suffers from high unemployment, extreme poverty, alcohol and drug abuse and HIV infection rates of up to 50 per cent. She's recording her experiences and thoughts here in a heart-rending blog...

Last updated 22 February 2012
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The demon barber... of Cumbria

sm stodddd ‘Remember the intensity. Plenty of authority please!” Ruth Carroll commands, sitting in front of the stage, studying her notes under a dim light.

Last updated 18 February 2012
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‘People have a tendency to treat you as stupid, to shout at you or talk excessively slowly’

Hunters photo Hearing loss can be a difficult and damaging process, a hidden disability that isolates people, causes family problems, and can even result in mental illness.

Last updated 15 February 2012
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We want to find Cumbria's most romantic wedding proposal

The region’s top wedding show is the perfect place for all blushing brides-to-be and their grooms who are planning their big day.

Last updated 11 February 2012
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Omo and cold brown water for whiter than white clothes

Jean James photo North Cumbrian woman Jean James is spending a month in one of the most deprived communities on Earth - South Africa's Elgin Valley. The area suffers from high unemployment, extreme poverty, alcohol and drug abuse and HIV infection rates of up to 50 per cent. She's recording her experiences and thoughts here in a heart-rending blog... (12 comments)

Last updated 10 February 2012
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I was asked to help with the wardrobe and before I knew it I was in the chorus singing

dc playwrite1 Marian Finn never expected to go on stage. “I was asked to go down and ‘help with the wardrobe’,” she explains. “I thought that meant handing out the costumes – I didn’t realise we would have to make them too.

Last updated 10 February 2012
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Going back to before I was born

Regression photo Do you ever get the feeling that you’ve been here before? I don’t just mean when you forget to put the bins out, or leave a pan on to boil too long or forget a birthday or anniversary.

Last updated 8 February 2012
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Happiness is a city called Carlisle

Happy isn’t the first word that springs to mind when I think of my hometown. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not saying it’s the last word either. (47 comments)

Last updated 8 February 2012
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