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Amazing Lego models recreate wonders of the world

legony Cumbria is hosting a major Lego exhibition all summer. Mark Green talks to the man behind it

Last updated 28 July 2014
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Bonny Babies 2014: The details

Bonny Babies are back! Our popular contest opens next Monday (June 23) so book your appointment now. And this year you can find our photographers at even more venues.

Last updated 17 June 2014
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Family, friends, fighters: Cumbrian grandad and grandson both battling illnesses

Jim Ferguson and Will Birkett photo The ground floor of 140 Botchergate, Carlisle, looks as if a bomb might improve it. The place is being transformed into an art gallery but there’s still much to do.

Last updated 19 May 2014
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Day Bill Shankly led Carlisle United to Arsenal

Bill Shankly photo ‘This is your manager speaking.” At Brunton Park, 20 minutes before kick-off, this is how Bill Shankly would introduce himself to Carlisle United fans over the public address system.

Last updated 29 March 2014
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Cumbrian musician's War Horse performance to be broadcast live across world

War Horse photo A Cumbrian musician will tonight perform in several countries at the same time.

Last updated 27 February 2014
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Half term ideas for rainy and sunny days

Tullie House photo There's no reason to sit at home and feel bored this half term. There's loads going on around Cumbria, indoors and outdoors

Last updated 15 February 2014
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Top pianist returning to Keswick

Star pianist Yevgeny Sudbin makes a long-awaited return visit to Cumbria next month.

Last updated 2 February 2014
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The cinema where James Bond watches while you have a pee

Tom Rennie photo James Bond looks over your shoulder as you have a pee*. John Hurt is a big fan of the place and the late Michael Winner was worried that his Rolls Royce wouldn’t make it through the narrow streets to its doors so he could screen one of his movies.

Last updated 20 January 2014
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Carlisle man loses 14st even though he has insatiable appetite

Shaun Liddle photo Personal trainer Ian Harkness has worked with some superb athletes. He has trained Border Harriers, triathletes and people taking part in Iron Man endurance events.

Last updated 18 January 2014
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Carlisle punk band launch album for sale - and it's a cracker

af exiles 21 3 Sound Check by Adam Lewis: The band I’m writing about this week have been part of Carlisle’s rich musical tapestry for two decades, and they’ve experienced all the highs and lows known to man in that time.

Last updated 2 January 2014
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Can Carlisle's Castle Way cut it in the future?

Elsie Martlew photo Castle Way is 40 years old this week. There will be no celebrations. A midlife crisis feels more appropriate for this unloved stretch of tarmac. (27 comments)

Last updated 27 November 2013
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Top Gear presenter: Why I love the Lake District

Hammond photo Home. That’s what Richard Hammond calls Buttermere. He actually lives with his family in Herefordshire, but in his new book, the Top Gear presenter and host of Total Wipeout , Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab and Richard Hammond Builds a Planet reveals just how much he loves Cumbria and especially Buttermere.

Last updated 27 November 2013
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Cumbrian roadkill. To eat or not to eat?

Roadkill photo Roadkill. It’s a delicate subject. It gives a whole new meaning to Michelin food. To eat or not to eat? For a start, there’s the health issue: how do you know if it is fresh?

Last updated 23 November 2013
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Carlisle couple's story of adoption to urge others to help

familygenfdgf James and I first thought about adoption many years ago when we were finding conception difficult.

Last updated 7 November 2013
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The actor, musician and composer who got his first taste of showbiz in Cumbria

stephendaltrytfg003 You may have seen Stephen Daltry on TV lately. He’s the man whose computer crashes in the ad for Worcester Bosch Boilers.

Last updated 5 November 2013
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Is Cumbria paradise? Lake District scenes 'star' in new Britain’s best views book

Pretty Cumbria photo When bathed in sun, Borrowdale can seem a secret paradise.” Ullswater, by contrast, is “the aristocrat of the Lakes, aloof, photogenic and at ease with popularity”. (14 comments)

Last updated 15 October 2013
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Every little helps, but we need much more

 Julie Parker photo Labour leader Ed Miliband says he would cut business rates for small firms if he wins the next election. Would Labour’s business tax cut plans save the High Street?

Last updated 26 September 2013
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Bonny Babies 2013: Public voting ends

Public voting in this year's Bonny Babies competition has ended.

Last updated 13 September 2013
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Ex-SAS man turned best-selling author coming to Cumbria

Chris Ryan had been on the run for a week with no food and little water. He was part of an eight-man SAS team sent to destroy Scud missile launchers in Iraq during the first Gulf War in 1991.

Last updated 31 August 2013
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Battered into submission by deep fried double cheeseburger and sausage?

Deep fried food photo They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch. (5 comments)

Last updated 19 August 2013
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