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Will more competition lead to less on Cumbria's streets?

The former Mills shop on Carlisle’s Newtown Road reopened as a One Stop store last week. The shop underwent a refit with its layout altered, new stock added, prices cut and new signs erected.

Last updated 1 August 2011
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Blues festival has put Cumbrian town on map - claim

sandi thom photo This year’s Maryport Blues Festival will have a positive impact on the town and surrounding area, say locals.

Last updated 30 July 2011
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Cumbrian couple team up with driver of lorry that killed their son to back campaign

Toby Tweddell photo Nic and Monica Tweddell lost their son when he was just 25 years old. Toby died after a lorry being driven by a man with undiagnosed sleep apnoea ploughed into his car.

Last updated 27 July 2011
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Fears energy price rises will put more Cumbrians in fuel poverty

Ruth Willis fears the latest energy bills blow could not have come at a worse time. (2 comments)

Last updated 25 July 2011
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‘Cumbria as safe as any university is safe in the current climate’

Graham Upton photo This is a new starting point for the university,” Professor Graham Upton states as he reflects on his time at the University of Cumbria.

Last updated 23 July 2011
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‘Cumbrian kids taking party drug mephedrone are guinea pigs’

Dave Smith photo Warning somebody not to use an illegal drug is usually a straightforward business. You point out the dangers. You spell out what can go wrong. You hope they’ll be deterred.

Last updated 21 July 2011
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Anti-rail fare rises campaign launched at Carlisle station

Rail fares campaign photo Train fares are set to be hiked up by 28 per cent over the next three years. In 2012 they will increase at quadruple the rate of the rise of average UK salary. (9 comments)

Last updated 20 July 2011
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Mental health: The new focus on caring for Cumbria's children

We hear a lot about childhood obesity and the physical impact of modern life on our young people, but are we missing something?

Last updated 19 July 2011
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Charity that helps young Cumbrian sex abuse victims given extra money

Abigail Finnegan photo It should have been a fun evening of chat, music, and dancing. But for 13-year-old Joanne, going to the party became a terrifying turning point in her young life.

Last updated 14 July 2011
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Cycling doesn’t have to be so painful

Neil Withington photo Today is the 11th stage of the Tour de France and the headlines have been dominated by a series of spectacular crashes and painful injuries to riders.

Last updated 13 July 2011
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Cumbrian firms urged to look after mental health of staff

The economic situation is unsurprisingly making people stressed and in some cases actually ill with worry.

Last updated 12 July 2011
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Carlisle haulage boss happy to deal with autograph hunters

Andrew Tinkler photo It's not every day an interview with a businessman is interrupted by autograph hunters. But Andrew Tinkler is no ordinary businessman.

Last updated 11 July 2011
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Cumbrian experts aiming to raise awareness of dementia

We are told that, as a society, we’re living longer than ever before. That 60 is the new 40 and it wouldn’t be unrealistic to start planning for life in our 80s, 90s and even surpassing the century mark.

Last updated 9 July 2011
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Crindledyke D-Day: Arguments for and against

Story Crindledyke photo Builder Fred Story is the hard-headed businessman who rescued Carlisle United when the club was languishing in non-league football. He could be about to leave the city a legacy of a different sort.

Last updated 7 July 2011
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New fishing boat highlights confidence in Workington sea trade

Ian Harker boat launch photo An unusual vessel was launched at Workington harbour yesterday. The unusual part isn’t the boat itself, however, but its place in history.

Last updated 6 July 2011
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Carlisle Racecourse gaining name as entertainment venue

Races family day photo 2 Saturday was the second time Carlisle Racecourse has hosted a crowd of more than 9,000 people, and chances are it won’t be the last.

Last updated 5 July 2011
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Disabled Cumbrian man's experiences are inspiration for film

Kevin Pardell photo A walk in the woods is something many of us take for granted. But for Kevin Pardell – and other wheelchair users – the rough, soft and muddy ground makes it a highly uncomfortable, if not impossible, experience.

Last updated 4 July 2011
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New chapter in life of Carlisle library

After undergoing a significant revamp, Carlisle library is now officially open, and staff, authors, and users alike believe it can deal with the challenges facing it.

Last updated 2 July 2011
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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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