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Do Cumbria's high streets have a future?

‘Shop Horror’ screamed the headline in one national tabloid yesterday. It was prompted by the news that fashion store Jane Norman, which has 200 outlets nationwide, has gone bust.

Last updated 29 June 2011
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Turning the tables on the lowest of criminals in Cumbria

Taken at face value, the statistics suggest no widespread problems. Yet evidence has emerged that they could mask a bigger issue than thought.

Last updated 27 June 2011
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Time to fall back in love with Gretna

millf2mw Gretna Green is one of the world’s most famous wedding destinations, conjuring up stories of romances, scandals, and illicit trysts.

Last updated 25 June 2011
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Cumbria's shocking adult abuse figures

Care workers, family members, friends and neighbours. All people who Cumbrian elderly and vulnerable adults trust to look after them.

Last updated 16 June 2011
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Putting Cumbria at the heart of the retail trade

The outlook appears gloomy with daily reports of public spending cuts, job losses and businesses struggling yet one sector could be nurturing the green shoots of recovery. Retail opportunities appear to be blossoming in Cumbria.

Last updated 15 June 2011
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Don’t suffer diabetes in silence, Cumbrians told

Diabetes woman photo About 330,000 people in the north west, including Cumbria, are currently diagnosed with diabetes, although there are many that will have the condition and not realise it.

Last updated 14 June 2011
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Millionaire behind Cumbrian green energy plan

Simon Rigby photo Multi-millionaire Simon Rigby is pressing the flesh and smiling broadly as people file past to admire his half built anaerobic digester at Dryholme Farm, near Silloth.

Last updated 13 June 2011
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Award-winning project that helps Cumbrians battle their demons

Amy Madge photo It is tucked away in a small office in central Carlisle, between a furniture store and a picture-framing business. Countless people must pass it and never know it’s there.

Last updated 11 June 2011
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How can Cumbria's libraries be saved?

The prospect of library closures is not down to cost cutting, says Cumbria County Council.

Last updated 9 June 2011
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'Relaxed' Appleby Horse Fair 2011 hailed success

By Monday lunchtime, Fair Hill is more than three quarters deserted. A handful of horses wheel around their tethers and children scamper from the steps of the few caravans that remain.

Last updated 8 June 2011
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Cumbrian volunteers helping those in need

volunteers76d Anne Parrini has been volunteering at Eden Valley Hospice for 24 years. Back in 1987 she was on the fundraising committee which launched the charity and now she works in its Botchergate shop.

Last updated 7 June 2011
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Carlisle teacher makes sure former pupils aren’t forgotten

Linda Hodgson photo Thousands of pupils will have seen the war memorials in Trinity School in Carlisle.

Last updated 6 June 2011
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How you can make a difference

Five years ago thousands of people marched through the streets of north Cumbria to fight proposed cuts to the area’s cottage hospitals.

Last updated 6 June 2011
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Is Carlisle's Botchergate heading in the right direction at long last?

No newcomer to Carlisle has to look far to find the heart of the city’s nightlife.

Last updated 1 June 2011
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What did the Romans do for Cumbria?

Roman altar photo Jupiter was the king of the Roman gods, the mighty god of thunder and lightening. Ruling over laws and social order, the Romans believed he led their armies to victory.

Last updated 31 May 2011
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Cockermouth School: Morally we could not become an academy

Conversion promises more freedom, power and money. In these austere times, it must look an attractive proposition.

Last updated 28 May 2011
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Funding cuts pose threat to future of Cumbrian town's youth station

The market town of Wigton was the first place in the UK to be slapped with a youth curfew.

Last updated 26 May 2011
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Battle on the buses where the Carlisle passenger is the winner

Chris Reay photo Stagecoach must rue the day it gave up the 75 bus route in Carlisle.

Last updated 25 May 2011
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How Cumbria police crushed a major drugs ring

Banged up photo 4 He’s the shaven-headed bully who traded on his hard-man reputation and the fear of others to carry out his life of crime in west Cumbria.

Last updated 24 May 2011
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Greenpeace lifts lid on ‘push for nuclear power at any cost’

Sellafield aerial photo - DO NOT USE AFTER Dec 6 2012 Greenpeace is the sworn enemy of the nuclear industry.

Last updated 21 May 2011
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