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They were there for us. I’m running a half marathon to return the favour

Aaron Campbell photo When your child is rushed into hospital on the other side of the country, the last person you think about is yourself.

Last updated 1 September 2015
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TV documentary lifts lid on work at security-conscious Sellafield

Sellafield photo Two places in Cumbria have names which resonate with people not just in the county and the UK, but around the world.

Last updated 11 August 2015
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When the words won't come out you feel scared, frustrated, isolated and upset

James Tennant photo Living with a stammer can be isolating and frightening but reporter Freya Findlay meets one man who is not letting it hold him back

Last updated 9 July 2015
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261 beds, seven theatres, £3m radiology investment - new West Cumberland Hospital takes shape

West Cumberland Hospital photo It was a trailblazer when it opened a little over 50 years ago and the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven is set to be a pioneer once again.

Last updated 14 June 2015
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‘That day five years ago, it’s as if it was yesterday’

Betty and Ted Scoones photo Five years ago today gunman Derrick Bird left a trail of death in Cumbria during one of the biggest massacres in UK history. Nick Griffiths reports on the anniversary.

Last updated 2 June 2015
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Carlisle community uses people power to rejuvenate Raffles

Raffles photo Raffles is on the rise as its long-term regeneration continues and continues to build upon its strong community spirit and links.

Last updated 15 January 2015
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Volunteers set to become ever more important in Cumbria

ptbridgettttt Free time is something many of us would say we don’t have much of. The pressures of work, family, friends, pets, hobbies and a whole variety of other things eat into our time in a big way.

Last updated 8 January 2015
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Anguish of mum whose son started taking drugs - aged 11

Cocaine use photo In every way, it looks like a typical busy family home in Carlisle. The living room floor near to the flat screen TV is littered with brightly coloured kids’ toys for the baby, while hanging on the wall is one of those familiar school photos.

Last updated 6 January 2015
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Dodgy deliveries: What to do if your online order goes wrong

Amazon photo The popularity of online shopping grows every year, as does the number of complaints about missing and late deliveries.

Last updated 4 December 2014
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Cuts to public funding of Cumbria's tourism could put industry at risk

Derwent Water photo They clog the roads and lanes, take all the parking spots, leave litter everywhere, swamp the countryside and complain about the weather... What have tourists ever done for us? (2 comments)

Last updated 1 December 2014
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Humiliation. And at what cost to us?

In spite of the glee with which Cumbria County Council’s climbdown on parking charges has been met, there’s little doubt this year-long angry episode carries the whiff of fiasco.

Last updated 19 November 2014
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The year-long parking fees saga

October 2013 - Cumbria County Council’s draft budget first reveals that on-street parking charges and £20 residents permit charges are among the measures being considered to help save £24.4m.

Last updated 18 November 2014
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Victory for people power

People power today claims its victory. Cumbria County Council’s plans to impose on-street parking charges have collapsed.

Last updated 18 November 2014
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Smoking bin that coughs and easy-open condom - all in a day's work for Cumbrian 'inventor'

Smoking machine photo You stub out your cigarette in a smoking bin. As you turn away the bin starts coughing and blowing your smoke back at you in disgust.

Last updated 29 September 2014
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You're ‘aving a laugh? Arts group collecting material for Modern Cumbrian Jokes book

Laughter photo What makes us laugh? That is the question that a new arts project is asking Cumbrians with the hope of publishing a joke book packed with what tickles us.

Last updated 26 September 2014
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Better economy and good weather fuel strong summer for Cumbria

Richard Greenwood photo Good weather and an improved economic outlook appear to have fuelled a strong summer for Cumbria.

Last updated 2 September 2014
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Sixty join pilgrimage to Cumbria's 'Angel of the West'

Memorial cross walk photo It's been likened to the world-famous statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro.

Last updated 1 September 2014
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Stick in at school or you'll be a Carlisle 'cracker packer'

Ivy photo It was a warning that was brandished before generations of schoolgirls. Teachers would tell them that if they failed to stick in at their studies, they would end up having to take jobs as lowly ‘cracker packers’.

Last updated 27 August 2014
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Vehicle tax discs abolished from October

Tax disc Big changes to the way vehicles are taxed are in the offing. (79 comments)

Last updated 15 August 2014
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Seaton murder that became milestone in UK history

Gwynne Evans photo As Maryport man Gwynne Owen Evans took his final steps to the gallows, no one had any idea that he was making history. (4 comments)

Last updated 13 August 2014
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