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Fuel rises hurting Cumbrian families and businesses - MP

Jamie Reed photo Motorists are being forced to change their driving habits as petrol prices rise at their highest rate for 10 years, new research has revealed.

Last updated 24 January 2011
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Are we being served or has the high street lost its charm?

Shopping photo Mary Portas: Secret Shopper first aired on Wednesday night, with a covert inspection of fast fashion chain Pilot.

Last updated 22 January 2011
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Carlisle Youth Zone breaking down the barriers

Carlisle Youth Zone photo The £5 million building taking shape isn’t hard to miss on the corner of Victoria Place in Carlisle.

Last updated 20 January 2011
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How would you talk a friend out of committing suicide?

mental555 The question posed is not such a far-fetched idea. In Cumbria alone, 50 to 60 people commit suicide every year – about 15 more than the national average. Of those deaths, some 20 per cent could be prevented with the right support.

Last updated 19 January 2011
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Having faith in the Big Society plan

John Metcalfe photo The Government doesn’t want to play nanny to a state of children, it says.

Last updated 18 January 2011
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Plans to re-open Keswick to Penrith rail line gathering steam

Cedric Martindale photo When the last train travelled along the Keswick to Penrith railway line in 1972 few thought it would ever open again – but campaigners fighting for the project – which could cost between £40m and £100m – believe their case to reopen it now is stronger than ever.

Last updated 17 January 2011
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Is this the white way to go?

milkpic151 Milk is selling at half the price of water in supermarkets. Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons have been pricing it at 45p per litre and at the same time asking 88p for some bottles of spring water.

Last updated 15 January 2011
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New Government rules could cause empty home problems in Cumbria

Eva Irving photo Travel across the north and west of Cumbria and you will find more than 5,000 houses standing empty. They can be a serious social problem for those who live near them.

Last updated 13 January 2011
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Stopping free swimming sessions could hit UK's health

Damien Baglee photo If anyone knows about the benefits of swimming, it’s Damien Baglee. The 34-year-old hits the pool at 6am every weekday, gliding through 100 lengths before he even gets to work.

Last updated 12 January 2011
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Will England's Ashes success spark cricket fever in Cumbria?

Youngsters across the nation may not yet be ripping posters of Wayne Rooney off their bedroom walls in favour of clean-cut Alastair Cook.

Last updated 11 January 2011
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Cumbrian skating ace fears for future after funding dries up

David King photo You can probably hear how I feel about it all,” David King bellowed into his mobile phone as he returned from a skate with his mum at Lockerbie Ice Rink.

Last updated 10 January 2011
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The heartbreak of losing a baby to cot death

FR rebeccawag IT IS every parent’s worst nightmare – the sudden, unexpected death of their baby, with no-one able to tell them why they have been tragically taken from them.

Last updated 8 January 2011
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Age is no barrier to learning in Cumbria

Adult education photo You’re never too old for education. Just ask Lorraine Durham – at the age of 42, she discovered a talent she never knew she had.

Last updated 6 January 2011
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Who will help when Cumbria's charities start to suffer from cutbacks?

Rory Stewart photo Most people face a tough year ahead, but now charities are set to be drawn into the financial toil.

Last updated 5 January 2011
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Cumbrians urged to seek advice to beat post-Christmas blues

Andy Auld photo It should be a wonderful time of the year. Just think of all those weeks and months you can spend looking forward to Christmas, especially if you build a giant advent calendar.

Last updated 4 January 2011
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How to keep New Year resolutions

Mark Hoelterhoff photo Death, as the saying goes, is a great leveller. So are New Year’s resolutions. Rich or poor, male or female, there are some over-riding desires that are so common they can be considered universal.

Last updated 3 January 2011
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What the VAT rise means for Cumbria

vatttttt2 Another year, another VAT rise. Like the Sound of Music and The Great Escape, increases in sales tax have become a festive fixture.

Last updated 30 December 2010
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GPs helping out on Cumbria’s big crimes

LG focus291210c When Derrick Bird went on his shooting rampage across west Cumbria, the emergency services launched into action, watched across the world.

Last updated 29 December 2010
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Setting our children a bad example

teendrinking2812 At face value, the answer to stopping underage drinkers downing alcohol is easy – cut off their supply. Stop them from being served.

Last updated 28 December 2010
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Cumbria slimmers change their lives

andy slimmingxx Having lived with ovarian cancer for nine years, former headteacher Heather Askew has faced both ups and downs. (1 comment)

Last updated 27 December 2010
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