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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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Giving that comes with a reward

stuartwatson65 Stuart Watson happily admits that his reasons for becoming a volunteer were not entirely selfless.

Last updated 6 June 2012
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Getting safer and better every year

applebyhorse65e Tomorrow the population of Appleby will grow to around 12 times its usual size – just as it has been doing every June for around 300 years.

Last updated 6 June 2012
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A fine show of talent

uoc55j It has to be one of the biggest art shows anywhere. Studios, hallways, corridors and room after room at two of the University of Cumbria’s buildings are crammed with dazzling work never displayed before.

Last updated 5 June 2012
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Meet the Carlisle man who makes music from rubbish

Ben Gates photo When you walk into Ben Gates’ workshop you’re not quite sure where to look first.

Last updated 30 May 2012
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'I do enjoy being Keswick town crier. It really is a treat, an indulgence'

Bob Bryden photo Nestled among the northern fells, Keswick has long been popular with visitors and daytrippers. But though it’s favoured as a base for walkers or a pitstop for those on the Lake District tourist trail, the town is perhaps less well-known for its rich history.

Last updated 29 May 2012
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Is that Cumbria's summer sun over and done with?

Summer water fun photo The beach fills up as St Bees gets hotter than Nice and Malaga, the lawns of Bitts Park are covered by sunbathers as Carlisle sizzles, records are broken in Penrith and Workington as the mercury rises and ice cream sellers struggle to keep up with demand. (9 comments)

Last updated 29 May 2012
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First gig in 20 years for punk band Combo Zombo

Punks photo The Sex Pistols at Carlisle Market Hall could have been a legendary gig. The band was booked to play there in December 1976.

Last updated 23 May 2012
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Workington gets ready to Paint the Town Red

Sequins, stunt driving and stunning flavours from around the world all feature in a one day fundraising festival this weekend.

Last updated 18 May 2012
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I’m living with motor neurone disease, not dying with it

Fletcher ‘Fleck‘ Ditchburn photo In June 2011 Fleck Ditchburn, who has motor neurone disease, was rushed to hospital with a chest infection and pneumonia.

Last updated 17 May 2012
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Is ‘bob-a-job’ week still relevant?

Julia Mullarkey photo Community week is a brilliant idea. It gets Scouts involved in the community.

Last updated 16 May 2012
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'I wish I didn’t have MS. But I think I’m coming to terms with the fact'

Keswick MS man photo Which would you rather have – multiple sclerosis or cancer? Duncan Booth wasn’t given the option. He was given MS.

Last updated 12 May 2012
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We all have to do two or three different things

Peter Macqueen photo They just can’t be trusted, actors. They’re an unreliable, unpredictable lot. They’re in a world of their own and operate to a different time zone.

Last updated 12 May 2012
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People found it hard to accept I could not hear

Helen Atherton photo Teenage years are never easy but for Helen Atherton falling ill at the age of 15 had life-changing consequences.

Last updated 8 May 2012
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Enjoying territorial advantage

rotherham55 Attention! The sergeant major barks so loudly that it makes you jump two rooms away. In the gym hall where he is shouting a group of soldiers stands stiffly still, all eyes forward. They look professional, disciplined and slightly intimidating.

Last updated 5 May 2012
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With this fin, I thee wed

With everything from creative cakes and colourful flowers to stunning bridal gowns and striking photography, the region’s biggest wedding event was once again the place to be for anyone planning their nuptials.

Last updated 2 May 2012
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