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Fish shops have been caught in VAT net for years

John Morrison photo George Osborne’s plans to add a 20 per cent sales tax on pasties and hot food has left a bitter taste in the mouths of bakers.

Last updated 31 March 2012
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Multi-Use Games Areas aiming to get Carlisle kids back into sport

Tony Elliott photo It’s a sunny day in Chance’s Park in Morton and former Carlisle United goalkeeper Tony Elliott is putting boys through their paces.

Last updated 29 March 2012
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Are new planning aims putting Cumbria's countryside at risk?

plan1pearse Planning is one of the most contentious issues that local authorities deal with – witness the outrage every time a windfarm is proposed, not to mention the lengthy legal battle surrounding Stobart’s plans to redevelop Carlisle Airport.

Last updated 28 March 2012
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We rely on the public’s trust to do our jobs

Leveson inquiry photo No one in Cumbria will ever forget the dreadful day when taxi driver Derrick Bird gunned down 12 people in a murderous killing spree.

Last updated 27 March 2012
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Clare Short: ‘A life of selfishness and shopping doesn’t satisfy anyone’

Clare Short photo Tomorrow night Clare Short will be telling a Cumbrian audience how she thinks Britain could play a better role in the world.

Last updated 22 March 2012
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So proud to be carrying Olympic torch in Cumbria

Suzanne Day photo More than 50 north and west Cumbrians will have the honour of carrying the Olympic flame when it passes through the county this summer.

Last updated 21 March 2012
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What we want in the Budget

Angela Murray photo Tomorrow afternoon mums and dads will be among the millions following the budget coverage with apprehension.

Last updated 20 March 2012
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Cumbrian man's life is just magic

Stuart Hodgson photo For Stu-Di-Doo it all began with a Paul Daniel’s magic set, given to him as a gift when he was about seven-years-old.

Last updated 17 March 2012
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Why Carlisle's oldest pub has pulled the top real ale award

King Rock music thuds away quietly in the background during another busy lunchtime at Carlisle’s oldest pub.

Last updated 15 March 2012
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‘It’s not just about disabled people getting a job, it’s about independence’

Kevin Pardell photo We live in an age of equality, in a society where disabled people should have the same rights as everyone else – and the same opportunities.

Last updated 14 March 2012
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Charity needs more volunteers for its work in Cumbria

SSAFA feature Bailey Hunter is partially sighted and has cerebral palsy and learning disabilities.

Last updated 13 March 2012
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I wouldn’t want to work in a factory for the disabled

Kirsty Tynan photo ‘Cowardly, shameful and deceitful.” That was the damning verdict of Copeland MP Jamie Reed on Government plans to shut the Remploy factory in Cleator Moor.

Last updated 12 March 2012
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Olympic torch is lighting up Cumbrian lives

Behind closed doors, groups of officials are finalising plans for the great Olympic extravaganza in June when the torch arrives in Cumbria.

Last updated 8 March 2012
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‘I am not against using private business to deliver police services’ says Cumbria's chief constable

Stuart Hyde photo Police station counter staff, crime scene investigators, community support officers. All frontline roles in the fight against crime. All jobs performed by civilians.

Last updated 7 March 2012
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Gay marriage – for better or for worse?

Alan Air photo Marriage is the union of a woman and a man. Or possibly in future, a woman and a woman or a man and a man. (48 comments)

Last updated 6 March 2012
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Carlisle man's double life: Supermarket worker by day, pro wrestler by night

Kevin Todhunter photo His adrenaline was pumping. The music was blaring. The curtain opened and Kevin Todhunter entered the ring for his first professional wrestling match.

Last updated 5 March 2012
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Can we run rings round the Olympics?

touristfgfgfggf003 Given the current fragile state of the economy it’s unlikely that many people are currently considering splashing out on holidays and weekends away across the country.

Last updated 3 March 2012
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Nicholforest’s own social network

Nicholforest exchange photo On the plus side there is peace and quiet and breathtaking scenery. But the very qualities which makes rural north Cumbria attractive can also lead to feelings of isolation and practical problems, particularly when you have to travel miles out of your way for a pint of milk or to post a letter.

Last updated 1 March 2012
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Teamwork is our way to beat cancer, say Cumbrian women

Breast cancer women photo The night she found out that she had breast cancer her world stopped, Lesley Winter remembers.

Last updated 27 February 2012
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Not coming to a cinema near you?

John Hurt photo The curtain will rise at the Oscars amid the usual expectation, excitement and fanfare that the world’s most glittering awards ceremony brings.

Last updated 25 February 2012
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