Thursday, 26 November 2015

Subscriptions  |  evouchers  |  Jobs  |  Property  |  Motors  |  Travel  |  Dating  |  Family Notices

News Focus

Canny Cumbrians swapping four wheels for two to beat fuel price rises

The journey to and from work has never been more expensive for Cumbria’s commuters as fuel prices hit new record highs.

Last updated 21 February 2011
Published by

Foot and mouth – ten years on from the pyres

Funeral pyre photo It became a defining image of the foot and mouth crisis: carcasses burning and plumes of smoke filling the air. It is a macabre sight – which was beamed around the world – that is an all-too-real memory for Cumbrians. (1 comment)

Last updated 19 February 2011
Published by

Bosses have not got a clue what we do, claim Cumbria's teaching assistants

Teaching assistant photo Underpaid, undervalued and unappreciated. That’s how Cumbria’s 3,500 teaching assistants feel today.

Last updated 17 February 2011
Published by

All change – when Cumbrians were re-taught the value of money

Decimal scales photo Decimalisation came to Britain on February 15 1971, a mere 267 years after the Russians adopted their own version in the form of the rouble. (1 comment)

Last updated 16 February 2011
Published by

Civil partnerships review: A step in the right direction or a step too far?

Richard Pratt photo The Government wants to look again at the restrictions placed on civil partnerships. At the moment same-sex couples can have a secular ceremony which affords them the same legal rights as married couples. (17 comments)

Last updated 15 February 2011
Published by

Chapelcross nuclear site clean-up work will continue until 2095

John Grierson photo Life at Chapelcross second time around is going to be very different for John Grierson. On his first starting day in 1988 he was a 17-year-old apprentice electrician keen to learn his trade and launch his career.

Last updated 14 February 2011
Published by

Why more Cumbrians are inviting strangers into their homes

Holiday swap photo They’re sleeping in your bed, eating your food, driving your car. Strangers living your life. But you don’t really mind. After all, you’re living theirs.

Last updated 10 February 2011
Published by

Can the Big Society still work after cash cuts?

Andy Beeforth photo Up until last week, Liverpool City Council was flying the flag for the Coalition’s Big Society. Then it was publicly whipped down and sent back to Westminster along with a stinging rebuke.

Last updated 9 February 2011
Published by

Cumbria police battling tide of Facebook-related crime

Stuart Hyde photo Like virtual pickpockets, criminals sift through the online profiles of the unaware. They unpack lives, searching through holiday snaps and wall posts.

Last updated 8 February 2011
Published by

Does texting spell the end of 'proper' English?

Certain things you’d never say by text message. “SRY LUV, DNT FINK ITS WERKIN :-(. HAV CHNGD LOX N MVD 2 SPN WIV KIDZ!!!” comes to mind. (1 comment)

Last updated 7 February 2011
Published by

Cash from Cumbrian author's new book will help victims of ruthless disease

Shawn-a-lee McCutcheon-Bell photo Shawn-a-lee’s father was an independent and smart man who worked up until the age of 75. But he was robbed of the last four years of his life through a ruthless disease.

Last updated 5 February 2011
Published by

Cumbrian woman preserving a British tradition

Jane Hasell-McCosh photo They have a real taste for it in Japan, Paddington Bear was a huge fan and next weekend people across the world will go head to head to create the perfect jar of the stuff.

Last updated 3 February 2011
Published by

‘There is no such thing as a perfect breast screening test’

John Ashton photo Breast screening saves lives, that can’t be denied. But recent problems with the service in north Cumbria – which saw 16 women who had previously been given the all-clear being told they had breast cancer – has left a certain level of uncertainty hanging over the reliability of these routine checks.

Last updated 2 February 2011
Published by

From blockbuster films to president of Cumbria's British Red Cross

Janey Strickland photo Janey Strickland has come a long way in the last two years. About 250 miles, from the Bournemouth coast to the wilds of Cumbria.

Last updated 1 February 2011
Published by

Carlisle man's research uncovers horrors of Nazi prejudice and bigotry

Callum Stubbs photo Callum Stubbs learned about the six million Jews beaten, starved, tortured and murdered under the Nazi regime in a classroom at Carlisle’s former Morton School.

Last updated 31 January 2011
Published by

More than 17,000 Cumbrian children living in poverty

They are more likely to suffer poor health, fall victim to accidents, be exposed to crime and fail to reach their full potential.

Last updated 29 January 2011
Published by

Auschwitz: Never forget what happened in that killing camp

Auschwitz shoes photo Last October we were lucky enough to fly to Poland to visit the camp. The cloudless sky was beautifully blue, it was about eight degrees, a typical Polish autumn.

Last updated 27 January 2011
Published by

Reluctant landlords on the rise across Cumbria

Pamela Schure photo ‘There are times when I sit there and people say ‘you sound like a marriage counsellor’,” said Pamela Schure, who runs the Belvoir letting agent offices in west Cumbria.

Last updated 26 January 2011
Published by

Celebrating the real Rabbie Burns

Of all the heroes Britain has produced, only one has his own national holiday. A poet, of all people, who died at the age of 37 more than 200 years ago.

Last updated 25 January 2011
Published by

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
Published by

News & Star What's On search


What do you think of rail services in Cumbria?

Good. But there is always room for improvement

Not good: There needs to be much more investment

I rarely travel by rail

Show Result

Hot jobs
Scan for our iPhone and Android apps
Search for: