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Why we'd rather be in Cumbria's Got Talent than the X Factor

Cumbria The X Factor returns this month... but in Cumbria many would-be stars are more interested in another route to the top.

Last updated 17 August 2013
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Days of getting paid in handbags are well behind Look North's Hannah Bayman

Hannah Bayman photo Don’t blame Hannah, it’s not her fault. Too hot, too cold; windblown one day, drenched the next and soon the nights will be drawing in with a touch of frost.

Last updated 13 August 2013
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From meerkats to the red carpet, it’s simples for Cumbrian actor Simon Greenall

Simon Greenall photo A psychopathic teenager, a Russian meerkat and the worst, most inept DJ in Norwich. Or possibly the UK. Welcome to the world of Cumbrian actor Simon Greenall.

Last updated 9 August 2013
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Cumbrian pensioner is creative sew and sew

dammit68b_2 Judy Lees is planning for the future. “I’ve ordered an extra large coffin, so I can take my sewing machine with me,” she explains.

Last updated 6 August 2013
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Here’s what the charity money does, Wiley. Fancy donating now?

Air ambulance photo Thousands of people are calling on rapper Wiley to make up for his behaviour on and off the CockRock stage by giving his reported £15,000 fee to charity.

Last updated 31 July 2013
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Living the dream with Celtic Nation - in front of 78 fans

Celtic Nation photo Twenty years ago, more or less to the day, Mick Wadsworth arrived at Carlisle United. He led the club to promotion and its first trip to Wembley.

Last updated 13 August 0003
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Wallace and Gromit exhibition promises a grand day out

Wallace and Gromit Cracking exhibition, Gromit! The nation’s favourite animated characters are coming to Cumbria.

Last updated 1 July 2013
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Cumbrian cricket club launch unusual calendar

extremecricket256b It’s been a year since rain stopped play at Threlkeld Cricket Club. Torrential downpours caused a flood which poured hundreds of tons of gravel and other debris over one of the finest pitches in the country.

Last updated 25 June 2013
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Carlisle fans fall in love with Blondie all over again

Blondie photo Deborah Harry appeared with hair resembling a bird’s nest draped in ivy and wearing a luminous short orange outfit.

Last updated 24 June 2013
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Alvin Stardust ready to rock Whitehaven

He is 71 this year, but he still struts the stage in his trademark a leather jacket and gloves. “If I do gigs I always wear the leather jacket,” says Alvin Stardust. “People expect it and it is not outlandish,” he explains.

Last updated 22 June 2013
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Cumbrian drama group acts its age

Maralyn Burgess photo They are an amateur dramatics society based in a small Cumbrian town who all take themselves terribly seriously.

Last updated 28 May 2013
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Is vaping the new smoking and The Vapourtorium a tobacconist for the 21st century?

Vapourtorium photo They’re all puffing away, creating white billowing clouds. But they don’t hang in the air, they vanish almost immediately. And they don’t smell. (8 comments)

Last updated 24 April 2013
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Best-selling author Jodi Picoult coming to Carlisle

Jodi Picoult photo Bestselling author Jodi Picoult will be signing copies of her new book in Carlisle next Wednesday afternoon.

Last updated 30 March 2013
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The Harlem Shake arrives in Cumbria

Carlisle Harlem Shake photo VIDEOS The Sands Centre gym in Carlisle was filling up with people who had just finished work. In one corner they were lifting dumbbells and sitting at machines which tone arms and backs. (2 comments)

Last updated 9 March 2013
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Carlisle woman hypnotised into thinking she’d had gastric band fitted

Pauline Clyburn photo Friends and family can see a big change in Pauline Clyburn, but she can feel the difference.

Last updated 25 February 2013
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Top comic Ardal O'Hanlon pencils in Cumbria gig

ardal1 One of the UK’s best-loved comedians will perform at Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven, as part of a major national tour.

Last updated 24 January 2013
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Meet trio who toddled off with the Bonny Babies prizes

Bonny Babies photo The bonniest babies have been crowned with their trophies after winning a competition in the News & Star.

Last updated 13 November 2012
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Dream realised for Cumbrian puppeteer

pupp5 In five weeks’ time John Parkinson’s lifelong dream will come true. Ever since the magic of puppets first captivated him in childhood, he has wanted to create a purpose-built puppet theatre of his own.

Last updated 3 November 2012
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In search of elephant's feet and angel's wings

af mush 29 2 Cumbria is never more stunning than when dressed in its autumn colours and the electrifying orange, red, yellow and green hues make this, for many, the most beautiful time of year.

Last updated 30 October 2012
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