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Fighting off isolation for Cumbria's minorities

Aftab Khan photo The presence of black people in Cumbria is not new, says Aftab Khan, a development officer with the group AWAZ.

Last updated 5 September 2011
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Carlisle girl following family market tradition

shonaallinsonn003 Long before Shona Allinson was born her family were busy working on stalls in the market.

Last updated 3 September 2011
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Who benefits from disability payments change?

disab1 Disabled people are living in fear of being left without enough money for food or transport if their payments are reduced or cut, according to a report released yesterday.

Last updated 1 September 2011
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Carlisle firm where people come before profits

rebike1 At a time when many businesses are struggling, Geoff Tunstall’s company is about to expand in two different directions.

Last updated 31 August 2011
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Where can I catch the boat from Carlisle to Tenerife?

dc tener10a CARLISLE: Gateway to the Mediterranean, home to elephant sellers – and sitting on the Isle of Man?

Last updated 27 August 2011
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Welcome back to Cumbrian waterways

otter258b They are cute and mischievous but otters had all but disappeared from Cumbria by the 1980s. Toxic pesticides damaged their health and reduced their supplies of fish.

Last updated 25 August 2011
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Cumbria man tells of sex allegation nightmare

ericlittle248 Eric Little’s life fell apart on a chilly morning in February last year as two police officers arrived at his front door.

Last updated 24 August 2011
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Appleby Show ploughs proud tradition

appshow3mw Around 4,000 people flocked to the Barley Field for the Appleby Agricultural Society Show on Saturday.

Last updated 22 August 2011
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Screening saves lives - so why are men second class citizens?

It is well publicised that breast, cervical and bowel cancer screening saves lives.

Last updated 20 August 2011
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Tiredness was cause of near disaster on rail line near Tebay

It began as a routine overnight journey. The freight train – a class 92 locomotive pulling 13 twin container wagons – was travelling from a terminal in Birmingham to Mossend in Glasgow on the night of August 17 last year.

Last updated 17 August 2011
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Can Carlisle create enough space for students?

Crawford Johnson photo The University of Cumbria starts its clearing process this week and by the end of August staff will know how many students it will be welcoming to Carlisle.

Last updated 16 August 2011
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Saving Cumbrian people from the jaws of loan sharks

Most people don’t look forward to Christmas shopping but Mandy Johnston, development worker at the Carlisle and District Credit Union, is more apprehensive than most.

Last updated 15 August 2011
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Aiming to build better future and create more jobs for west Cumbria

Like an athlete preparing for the Olympics, west Cumbria is getting into shape to win gold in the nuclear race.

Last updated 11 August 2011
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Clamping down on crime in the Cumbrian countryside

He was in bed and had just put the light out when he heard his quad bike start up outside. Running out in his pyjamas, the farmer then thought better of tackling the thieves and went to ring police.

Last updated 10 August 2011
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Opinion split on bringing shops back to Carlisle's Botchergate

Botchergate photo Apparently, Carlisle is one of the worst places in the region for having high numbers of vacant shops. (10 comments)

Last updated 8 August 2011
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Citizen service turned Cumbrian teen from introvert to outgoing adventurer

Sally Robinson photo She thinks it sounds “corny” but the last three weeks have been life changing for 16-year-old Wigton schoolgirl Sally Robinson.

Last updated 6 August 2011
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Sellafield Mox story has not yet come to an end

For almost 60 years the Sellafield nuclear plant has been a lifesaver for the region in terms of jobs and prosperity.

Last updated 5 August 2011
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Plan to beat traffic congestion in Carlisle

City residents who need the use of a vehicle but don’t want to own one could be in luck. Carlisle City Council has worked in partnership with the county council to bring the scheme together. (3 comments)

Last updated 4 August 2011
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Tests for Employment and Support Allowance 'humiliating and degrading'

Dr Helen Davidson photo When the number claiming they were too ill to work topped two million, the last Labour government decided enough was enough. They introduced radical reforms designed to get people off benefit and into jobs.

Last updated 3 August 2011
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Scheme to beat doorstep conmen launched in Carlisle

Scammers, bogus workmen, rogue traders and dodgy dealers. They come out to play when the sun is shining, according to Cumbria trading standards bosses.

Last updated 2 August 2011
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