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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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Pride of Cumbria air ambulance still flying high after 10 years

Pride of CUmbria photo Ten years ago today, the Pride of Cumbria air ambulance was officially launched. Emily Parsons looks at the journey to achieve the county's dedicated helicopter and how it has continued to evolve.

Last updated 7 August 2014
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Residents want solution to backed-up traffic on Carlisle road

London Road traffic photo As business booms at Carlisle’s St Nicholas Gate Retail Park, London Road residents and other business owners are demanding a solution to traffic woes as tailbacks ‘clog’ the area. (34 comments)

Last updated 7 August 2014
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Mum found daughter lying hurt in road after alleged hit and run

Joanna Mason photo A mum has spoken of her horror at finding her daughter lying soaked in blood on a road after an alleged hit-and-run crash.

Last updated 17 July 2014
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Cumbria's fascination with supernatural

Mostly Ghostly photo Deep underground, in a warren of chilly, cavernous tunnels beneath Carlisle railway station, footsteps echo...

Last updated 24 May 2014
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I want to live like Cumbrian People...

Genic band photo It was the genre that brought music back from the dead. Two decades after its birth, David Hemming looks back at Britpop and speaks to three leading figures involved in the scene to find out what it meant to Cumbria. (2 comments)

Last updated 15 April 2014
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Sellafield's Thorp plant celebrates 25 years in business

Sellafield Thorp photo It was the largest single project ever completed in the UK, costing a mind-boggling £2.8bn.

Last updated 12 August 2013
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Cumbrian’s new life in ‘dying’ trade

Queens Arms pub Warwick Eden photo It’s a more and more common site these days – boarded up pubs with For Sale or To Let signs at the entrance.

Last updated 7 August 2013
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Creative touches that can improve people’s lives

Rebecca Mellor photo The Creative Wellbeing project uses various forms of creative arts to provide an outlet for people from all walks of life.

Last updated 24 July 2013
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God to be dropped from Girl Guide promise

ptgillslocombe Last week it was announced that the Girl Guides were to drop the word ‘God’ from their oath.

Last updated 26 June 2013
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Recovering alcoholic shares his experiences of battling addiction

dc recovery10a Fifteen years ago David hit rock bottom. He had it all. A big money career in finance in the city, a wife, children, nice home, the lot. But all the while he was waging a war with his inner demons and there was only ever going to be one winner.

Last updated 24 June 2013
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Are Cumbria's teenagers getting the best careers advice?

Moira Tattersall photo GCSE examinations resume across the country today but how will the final grades help the teenagers sitting them secure jobs in the future?

Last updated 5 June 2013
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Alfred Wainwright’s forgotten walk

High Street photo Alfred Wainwright has done more than anyone else to encourage walkers to appreciate the Lake District.

Last updated 10 May 2013
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Funeral pyres could return to Cumbria after snow kills livestock

Alistair Mackintosh photo Mass funeral pyres could be built to burn animals killed by freak spring snowfall.

Last updated 6 April 2013
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