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Tony Thompson with his wife Julie, daughters Vicky, Sarah and Emily, and granddaughter Islay

 Tony Thompson with his wife Julie, daughters Vicky, Sarah and Emily, and granddaughter Islay
Tony Thompson with his wife Julie, daughters Vicky, Sarah and Emily, and granddaughter Islay
Wheelchair-bound 'daredevil' to climb to England's sixth highest mountain then paraglide from summit
A CUMBRIA man confined to a wheelchair by Motor Neurone Disease is preparing for a charity paraglide off Skiddaw in the Lake District.
Quad bike stolen in barn burglary
A quad bike was stolen in a burglary at a Lake District barn.
Call for action after caravans turn Lake District road into 'shanty town'
Calls have been made to prevent caravans turning a Lake District road into a "shanty town" after complaints about litter, mess and human excrement.

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Plan for new pizza outlet gets council backing
Plans for a new pizza outlet have been backed by the town council.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team helping the woman during the rescue at Scarth Gap

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team helping the woman during the rescue at Scarth Gap

 Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team helping the woman during the rescue at Scarth Gap
Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team helping the woman during the rescue at Scarth Gap
Walker suffers head injury in Lake District fall
A woman has suffered a head injury after falling whilst out walking at a Cumbrian beauty spot.

Keswick Convention takes place over three weeks each summer

PICTURE: Keswick Ministries

 Keswick Convention takes place over three weeks each summer PICTURE: Keswick Ministries
Keswick Convention takes place over three weeks each summer PICTURE: Keswick Ministries
Meeting set between traders and Keswick Convention bosses in row over dates change
Shopkeepers, publicans, accommodation providers and other business people will sit down with the organisers of Keswick Convention on September 6 to discuss the dates for next year's event.

Fell walking on catbells mountain in the Lake District

Orienteering involves navigating with a map and compass

 Fell walking on catbells mountain in the Lake District
Fell walking on catbells mountain in the Lake District
Thinking about taking a gap year? Here are five top experiences to consider
As students celebrate or commiserate their A-level results this week, thoughts will be turning to their next move.

On the slide: Paul Bird and co-driver Stuart Loudon in action (Photo: James Ward/Chicane Media)

 On the slide: Paul Bird and co-driver Stuart Loudon in action (Photo: James Ward/Chicane Media)
On the slide: Paul Bird and co-driver Stuart Loudon in action (Photo: James Ward/Chicane Media)
Penrith's Paul Bird comes back with a bang
After two years away from the sport, Cumbrian rally driver Paul Bird returned to the forest stages in style when he took a superb podium finish on the Grampian Forest Rally.
Firefighters rescue boy, nine, trapped in play equipment
Firefighters rescued a nine-year-old boy who had become trapped in play equipment.
Injured fell walker airlifted to hospital
Rescuers rushed to the aid of a man who injured his shoulder after falling on a Lake District fell.

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway mascot La'al Ratty

 Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway mascot La'al Ratty
Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway mascot La'al Ratty
Lake District World Heritage status and Euro value could bring tourist boost
World Heritage Status and high-value Euros mean a top Cumbrian tourist attraction is expecting bumper demand for the rest of the summer holidays.

Emma and Ben Womack

 Emma and Ben Womack
Emma and Ben Womack
Big Brother star's romantic Gretna wedding
Ben Womack married former Big Brother contestant Emma Greenwood in far from ordinary fashion - his fiancee only found out about the wedding two days before it happened.

Aqueel Mushtaq and Abdul Lodhi from Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association collect a Spirit of Cumbria award for their work during Storm Desmond

Fitz Park, Keswick

 Aqueel Mushtaq and Abdul Lodhi from Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association collect a Spirit of Cumbria award for their work during Storm Desmond
Aqueel Mushtaq and Abdul Lodhi from Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association collect a Spirit of Cumbria award for their work during Storm Desmond
Muslim charity group to stage fundraising runs in Keswick
Young Muslims who helped in Cumbria in the aftermath of the December 2015 floods will return to the area to raise money for charity.

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Pizza outlet planned at former Keswick museum
Plans have been submitted to turn part of a former museum into a pizza outlet.

An artist's impression of what the redeveloped Keswick pencil factory site would look like

A view from the back of the former Derwent pencil factory in Keswick

A view from the front of the former Derwent pencil factory in Keswick

This room would form part of the 400-seater main auditorium

This room would form part of the 400-seater main auditorium

Paperwork from the old factory, left behind after the factory closed

An abandoned apron in the old factory

An artist's impression of what the redeveloped Keswick pencil factory site would look like

James Devenish of Keswick Ministries

 An artist's impression of what the redeveloped Keswick pencil factory site would look like
An artist's impression of what the redeveloped Keswick pencil factory site would look like
Charity reveals detail of plans to turn ex Keswick factory into conference centre
A £10 million project to turn Keswick's old pencil factory into a conference centre with a 400-seater auditorium and Lake District views could be complete by 2021.

Adrian Lochhead, director of Eden Arts

 Adrian Lochhead, director of Eden Arts
Adrian Lochhead, director of Eden Arts
New arts fund could boost Cumbrian culture
A new arts fund could help boost Cumbria.

Keswick MRT rescued to a walker stranded on Sharp Edge, Blencathra.

Keswick MRT

Keswick MRT rescued to a walker stranded on Sharp Edge, Blencathra.

Keswick MRT

Keswick MRT rescued to a walker stranded on Sharp Edge, Blencathra.

Keswick MRT

Keswick MRT rescued to a walker stranded on Sharp Edge, Blencathra.

Keswick MRT

Keswick MRT rescued to a walker stranded on Sharp Edge, Blencathra.

Keswick MRT

Keswick MRT rescued to a walker stranded on Sharp Edge, Blencathra.

Keswick MRT

 Keswick MRT rescued to a walker stranded on Sharp Edge, Blencathra.
Keswick MRT
Keswick MRT rescued to a walker stranded on Sharp Edge, Blencathra.
Rescuers bring stranded man to safety from Lake District mountain
Rescuers were called out to a walker who had become stranded on a dangerous edge of a Lake District mountain.

Link House in Dubwath.

 Link House in Dubwath.
Link House in Dubwath.
Lake District guest house sold for more than £600k
A Lake District hotel has new owners after a £625,000 property deal.
Appeal following crash which left motorcyclist critical in hospital
A motorcyclist remains in a critical condition in hospital following a crash in the Lake District.

Anvil Hall

 Anvil Hall
Anvil Hall
Former Big Brother contestant ties the knot at Gretna Green
A former Big Brother contestant tied the knot in Gretna Green - just days after a romantic Lake District proposal.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team helped a 75 year-old man descend Barf.

 Keswick Mountain Rescue Team helped a 75 year-old man descend Barf.
Keswick Mountain Rescue Team helped a 75 year-old man descend Barf.
Rescuers help exhausted 75-year-old man stuck on Lake District fell
Rescuers rushed to the aid of a 75-year-old man after he became exhausted on a Lake District fell.

Billy Redden and Anne Kelly in front of the Ennerdale Water image

 Billy Redden and Anne Kelly in front of the Ennerdale Water image
Billy Redden and Anne Kelly in front of the Ennerdale Water image
Venue launches Lake District weddings in Whitehaven
Couples who dream of getting married in the Lake District can now tie the knot without even venturing outdoors - at the Solway Hall in Whitehaven!

BBC head of media Amol Rajan, who is due to present the inaugural in-cumbria Business Awards

The Lake District China Forum, nominated in the Best Marketing category

Julia Winder, area operations manager for Inspira, nominated for Best Social Enterprise, with Jayne Moorby from Oxley Group, nominated in the Best Manufacturing category

Luke Christian, co-founder of Lakeland Mues, which is nominated for Best New Business

Paul Rheinbach, managing director of More Handles, which is nominated for Best Community Involvement

Amyn Fazal, chief executive of Penrith Building Society, who is nominated for Best Business Person

 BBC head of media Amol Rajan, who is due to present the inaugural in-cumbria Business Awards
BBC head of media Amol Rajan, who is due to present the inaugural in-cumbria Business Awards
Shortlist announced for inaugural in-cumbria Business Awards
Magazine honours enterprises across county, both big and small

C-Art artwork 2017

Beastie

Brian Shields

Sarah Taylor's work at the La'al Ratty

Art Gene & Cumbria Wildlife Trust – ‘Razzle Dazzle’ Hides South Walney Island Nature Reserve

 C-Art artwork 2017
C-Art artwork 2017
C-Art is back with its biggest programme yet
CUMBRIA'S annual county-wide festival of the arts returns next month with the full programme now announced.

Improvements sought: Windermere station

 Improvements sought: Windermere station
Improvements sought: Windermere station
Concerns voiced over rail access to Cumbria's Lake District
Clarity is being sought by Cumbria's business leaders over the future of the Lakes railway line, which links Oxenholme with Windermere.
Plans for Lamplugh housing scheme move forward
Councillors will visit the earmarked site of a controversial housing development before deciding whether to give the scheme the go-ahead.

Mayfield, Blackwell, Carlisle

High House Cottage, Cumwhinton

Lynden Lea, Brier Lonning, Hayton, Brampton

 Mayfield, Blackwell, Carlisle
Mayfield, Blackwell, Carlisle
3 of the best family homes
From modern properties to semis in the countryside we feature a trio of larger houses ideal for families.

Ken Royall

 Ken Royall
Ken Royall
Cumbria's Lake District set to get its own money - the Lake District Pound
The Lake District is set to have its own currency.

One of Cumbria Tourism's winter campaign materials.

 One of Cumbria Tourism's winter campaign materials.
One of Cumbria Tourism's winter campaign materials.
New winter campaign from Cumbria Tourism
Industry body Cumbria Tourism is launching a new drive to bring visitors to the county over the winter months.
VIDEO: First crop of fish-poo tomatoes ready to harvest at west Cumbrian aquarium
The first crop of fish-poo tomatoes grown at the Lake District Coast Aquarium is ready to harvest.