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Colt 45's Gold cover gets Spandau Ballet backing

Colt 45 photo It started as a bit of a laugh, a relief from constant gigging, writing and recording, a treat for fans.

Last updated 6 July 2015
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Dob Gill Force is with them

mbstarry Back in 2007 United Utilities was trying to branch out. The water company was drumming up business in another area – hiring out its land to film-makers.

Last updated 27 April 2015
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What would Clarkson have done?

Paul Laidlaw photo It's a glamorous world, television. Sometimes.

Last updated 30 March 2015
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One train you can’t complain about

train photo KENDAL Calling is a Cumbrian success story.

Last updated 16 March 2015
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Great rock’n’roll repair

Edward Tudor-Pole photo We're a throwaway society. When something is no longer shiny and new we thoughtlessly toss it aside.

Last updated 25 November 2014
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Is it any wonder Carlisle Utd fans are a bit mixed up?

CUFC supporter graphic Carlisle United supporters are mainly men in their 40s and 50s. They buy their petrol at Asda and they are more right-wing than Nigel Farage.

Last updated 25 November 2014
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Latest topless scene was 'most vulnerable' I have been as actor, says Carlisle's Roxanne Pallett

Roxanne photo Several celebrities have complained that their naked photos have been hacked and posted online. (8 comments)

Last updated 20 October 2014
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Auctioneer in bid for panto stardom?

LG reiver131014h These are exciting times for Paul Laidlaw. Paul, who owns Laidlaw Auctioneers in Carlisle, is a regular expert on BBC programmes Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip.

Last updated 15 October 2014
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Is it really dreams we want... or fear factor?

shanghai1310 EYEBROWS have been raised at the choice of Dreams by Gabrielle as the music Carlisle United run out to before home matches. This is a far cry from most clubs’ pre-match tunes. These are usually designed to set hearts pounding, whether rock songs or strident classical like Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries. There is surely a case for Carlisle to capitalise on its reputation as an outpost far from civilisation. Instead of music played over the PA system, let’s have people clad in animal skins banging drums as the teams emerge.

Last updated 15 October 2014
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Come and ‘av a go if you think you’re Hardknott enough

My dad’s bigger than your dad. Reiver was reminded of this level of debate by an article on The Guardian newspaper’s website.

Last updated 5 August 2014
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True pros in Antiques Roadshow are the nonplussed

Antiques Roadshow has been filming at Lowther Castle near Penrith.

Last updated 17 June 2014
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Kieron’s had his fill of authority's restriction

Filling Station Cafe photo Being self-employed has certain advantages. Having the freedom to tell people to “stick it” is one of them.

Last updated 11 March 2014
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It’s just the latest craze - that’s all

Neknomination photo Sometimes something happens that makes you scratch your head and think: “What the hell was that all about?”

Last updated 3 February 2014
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We will claim Britain’s best mountain. And here’s how

Tryfan. Does the word mean anything to you? Many Cumbrians will not have heard it before.

Last updated 27 January 2014
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Who needs a fancy 3D HD TV anyway?

In this era of high-definition, 3D and Blu-ray, there’s something comforting in the news that some Cumbrians are still watching black and white television.

Last updated 13 January 2014
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Nelson Mandela? Who's he?

The death of Nelson Mandela caused grief around the world. Grief... and a little bit of confusion.

Last updated 9 December 2013
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Keep fit fans push themselves and car to the limit

Stu Windsor photo Who needs the AA? It seems that stranded drivers can call on Cumbrian fitness enthusiasts to get their cars moving again.

Last updated 9 December 2013
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Cumbrian cricket club in non-naked fundraising shocker

Threlkeld calendar photo Congratulations to Threlkeld Cricket Club for their new fundraising calendar.

Last updated 2 July 2013
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A vote for Bucky, fags and tats!

Cumbrians will not be eligible to vote in next year’s Scottish independence election, even though the result will have implications south of the border.

Last updated 1 July 2013
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Make the spooks pay their way and maybe Laserquest will be saved

Cumbria appears to be turning into the set of a Scooby Doo episode.

Last updated 24 June 2013
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