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‘It’s not every day you get a peloton race past your window’

tour22 CHRISTMAS had come early for Lee Wedgewood. The manager of Scotby Cycles was understandably delighted when he learned that the Tour of Britain would be passing right by his shop.

Last updated 13 September 2012
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Wildlife through a lens

pho1kirsty Ladybirds and lambs. Tarantulas and tigers. Beavers, birds and butterflies.

Last updated 11 September 2012
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Baron Walter’s big 750th party

andy DSC_0249xx RESIDENTS of historic Wigton turned up in droves to celebrate the event that made their town a hub of commerce.

Last updated 10 September 2012
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THE BIG PICTURE MAN

One corner of David Miller’s comfortable living room is taken up by a huge, wide-screen television set – ideal for watching visually stunning movies like Titanic, Jurassic Park or The Day After Tomorrow.

Last updated 8 September 2012
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Have you deeked the Potter page yet?

potter111 Pure ladgeful eh. A couple of chores have got this web cowie and they’re tekkin’ a lend o’ Carlisle crack and that like eh.

Last updated 5 September 2012
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az333 As it draws to a close, it would be fair to say the summer of 2012 hasn’t been great

Last updated 5 September 2012
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The train now singing on platform three...

africa001 Musicians are unruly, unpredictable creatures. Get more than three or four together and tempers fray, disagreements erupt and fights break out – and that’s just among members of the same band.

Last updated 4 September 2012
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Cumbrian lorry driver's career turns towards children's books

Tim Stead photo In the course of his career driving Eddie Stobart lorries, Tim Stead had to make a lot of turnings. Now the truck driver-turned-artist has taken another, into writing children’s books.

Last updated 21 August 2012
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Creating order out of chaos at Carlisle's problem academy school

Russ Wallace photo It was a problem that had reached Westminster back in early 2009. What to do about Carlisle’s problem academy?

Last updated 16 July 2012
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Will the shows still go on if the rain falls again?

Elsie Martlew photo Walls collapsing onto railway lines, cars swept into rivers, factories flooded, the River Caldew reaching the top of the arches at Caldewgate Bridge, the cricket ground at Blencathra coated in sludge and Threlkeld villagers damming their doorways with sandbags.

Last updated 2 July 2012
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When I’m at home I can’t wait to put my jogging pants on

Natasha Cooper photo Natasha Cooper is without doubt someone you’d notice if you passed her in the street.

Last updated 2 July 2012
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We live with MS and this is what it’s really like...

Sarah Ransley photo To look at, Sarah Ransley is the picture of health. You would never guess that she has a chronic illness – until she lists her symptoms.

Last updated 27 June 2012
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Carlisle football team retires to say farewell to founder member

Geoff Brown photo Geoff Brown’s story features no medals, no national anthems and no flaming torch carried through the streets.

Last updated 26 June 2012
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Hidden in the hills

LG books230612b When historians come to write the history of the early 21st century they’ll have to mention the work of David Clark.

Last updated 23 June 2012
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Carlisle man is literally making it in the world of Hollywood movies

Ben Sanderson photo In the weird and wonderful world of animation everything shifts: size, time, perspective. In other words, reality.

Last updated 19 June 2012
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School prom: A big day in young lives

Prom dress photo It started in America, now it seems there isn’t a secondary school in the country that doesn’t stage its own high school prom as a way for sweet 16s to mark their final school days.

Last updated 18 June 2012
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Neil’s our best dad by following in his own father’s footsteps

da1neil One of the biggest compliments you could pay Neil Daniel is to say that he brings up his sons as his father raised him.

Last updated 16 June 2012
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Bill’s Wembley memories from 1951 FA Cup vinyl

af 1951 1 If it’s details about football teams, players, scores or even just a general chat about football from the 1950s onwards you want, then Bill Martin is your man. He isn’t just a football fan with utter devotion to one particular team though.

Last updated 9 June 2012
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There’s excellence here – we just need more support

sm suejeff With two young children, Sue Jefferson should have been running around enjoying time with her family. But just a year after her youngest daughter Lucy was born, she started to experience severe pains in her joints that left her virtually immobile.

Last updated 7 June 2012
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It takes lots of time and love... but not money

douglas76 Dad-of-seven Anthony Stephanou says that if he won the Lottery, stopping work and spending time with his kids would be top of his wish list.

Last updated 7 June 2012
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