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Cumbria's Rotarians fighting to eradicate polio

Julie Crosbie photo The charity had helped more than 2,500 people aged 16 to 25 – 478 of them assessed as being in “severe hardship”. It handed out advice, clothing and emergency food supplies.

Last updated 22 February 2012
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Mixed reaction to allowing learner drivers onto motorways during lessons

All drivers remember the first time. That excited, nervous feeling as you head down the slip road, speeding up to 50... 60... 70mph, indicator on, a final check the coast is clear. (10 comments)

Last updated 21 February 2012
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Who’s afraid of the big, bad fairy tale?

Jim Eldridge photo Once upon a time, before bedtime, parents read a story to their children. But numbers are on the decline – with many parents preferring to stick their kids in front of the TV or a DVD. (10 comments)

Last updated 18 February 2012
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Are you happy paying higher bills so energy firms get millions to run windfarms?

The political tide is turning against windfarms. While the turbines themselves have always divided opinion, a new storm is gathering over the companies that operate them.

Last updated 15 February 2012
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Is Andrew Lansley's bill good for Cumbria's health?

Peter Weaving photo Opposition to the Government’s controversial health bill has spiralled in recent weeks – and divided opinion amongst Cumbria’s health chiefs.

Last updated 13 February 2012
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Cumbria police: We’re closing the net on cyber stalkers

Stuart Hyde photo The internet is great for emailing, chatting and having fun. But with social media sites becoming ever more popular, users can fall victim to hate crime.

Last updated 11 February 2012
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Government's Welfare Reform Bill 'is kicking us while we are down'

Douthwaites photo Ian and Pauline Douthwaite don’t know how they will make ends meet. Mrs Douthwaite, 50, suffers from ME and fibromyalgia, a musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder, which is getting progressively worse and limits her ability to move around.

Last updated 8 February 2012
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Here’s hoping Harry Redknapp can spur Cumbrians into a land of learning

Judy Pringle photo He is tipped for the top football job in the country – that of England manager.

Last updated 4 February 2012
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Trades Hall Centre's services in as much demand as ever

JMercia Haughan photo It happened more than 30 years ago but the memory remains crystal clear in JMercia Haughan’s mind.

Last updated 2 February 2012
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Lifeline for Cumbria's rubbish tips threatened with closure

Rubbish tip photo Cumbria's closure-threatened household-waste tips have been thrown a lifeline. (15 comments)

Last updated 1 February 2012
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The success of ‘a funny little place’ in Cumbria

Old Crown pub photo A visit to the Old Crown at Hesket Newmarket is a bit like “putting on a comfy, old slipper”, according to Julian Ross, chairman of the pub management committee which runs the idyllic, rural drinking hole.

Last updated 26 January 2012
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Companies have legal duty to look after breast implant patients - health chief

Breast implants photo Women across Cumbria are among thousands in the UK now discovering they have been fitted with substandard breast implants.

Last updated 25 January 2012
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Male rape: Cumbrian charity highlights 'taboo issue'

Carol Tindall photo The Cockermouth-based West Cumbria Rape Crisis Unit will launch a publicity campaign next month to bring the issue of male rape out into the open. (3 comments)

Last updated 23 January 2012
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Should bad teachers be sent home?

Mike Gibbons photo In the present climate there are few commodities more precious than job security. So measures making it easier to sack people are going to cause a great deal of uneasiness.

Last updated 17 January 2012
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It is over to you – does Cumbria want an underground nuclear dump?

Nuclear dump graphic Cumbrians have a huge decision to make this year. Its implications could be with us for the next 200,000 years. We are going to have to decide whether to allow Britain’s high-level radioactive waste to be buried deep underground at a site somewhere in our county. (24 comments)

Last updated 13 January 2012
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New photofit system that will help Cumbria police crack crime

Sarah Horn photo At Cumbria Constabulary’s headquarters in Penrith, one of the county’s top detectives has come to greet me.

Last updated 12 January 2012
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Will Cumbria council move show it’s not the end of the road for Carlisle's Botchergate?

Carlisle car park photo In just over two years’ time, in the early spring of 2014, a run-down area of central Carlisle could rise again.

Last updated 10 January 2012
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Cumberland Infirmary delivers an improved hospital environment - but at what cost?

How many people does it take to fit an air freshener in a Cumbrian hospital?

Last updated 5 January 2012
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Parents playing the celebrity name game

Freddie Flintoff photo What’s in a name? Carrying on a family tradition, a touch of celebrity glamour or an attempt to stand out from the crowd?

Last updated 3 January 2012
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Cumbrian folk doing 'something special' - helping to save lives

It’s 10.30am on Wednesday – the first day after the Christmas bank holiday – and about 20 people are already giving or waiting to give blood at a clinic in Dalston’s Victory Hall.

Last updated 31 December 2011
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