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Folk flock to Carlisle city centre for X Factor auditions

X Factor auditions photo It’s Time. To Face. The Music! Then the theme tune starts. A pounding rhythm that quickens the pulse and makes you think that this singing contest might just be the most important event ever to grace the planet.

Last updated 2 May 2012
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Pirelli Rally: Life in the fast lane

Pirelli rally photo Hurtling along the gravel track, leaving a trail of dust in our wake, it looks like we’re going to career off the path any minute.

Last updated 28 April 2012
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Fortunes of your favourite club can influence the mood of the whole community

Borough Park photo Tomorrow is a day of contrasts for Cumbrian football. Workington Reds need a win to guarantee staying in Conference North.

Last updated 27 April 2012
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Why do people run such long distances?

Jos Naylor photo Is it the sense of achievement of pushing yourself to the limit and reaching the finishing line? Is it a way of just getting out and clearing the mind, of keeping fit. Or is it the ecstacy of the agony?

Last updated 25 April 2012
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Will you read your child a story tonight?

Ged Caig photo Tonight is World Book Night – a celebration of literature and reading. But a survey suggests dads across the UK are too busy to read to their children,

Last updated 23 April 2012
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Cumbrian teenager brought American blues club to its feet

Tom Hamilton-Hughes photo Split personality may be pushing it a bit. Tom Hamilton-Hughes is no Jekyll and Hyde.

Last updated 19 April 2012
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Can testing on animals ever be justified?

elainem001 Elaine Milbourn from Torpenhow, supporter of the Dr Hadwen TrustA lot of animal research is totally unnecessary. You can’t do something to an animal and find that it has the same effect on humans. Dan Bage, manager of Lush, CarlisleBev Francis-Green, myeloid leukaemia sufferer from KirklintonJESS STRANGWARD from Cockermouth, British Pharmocol-ogical Society

Last updated 18 April 2012
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Cumbrian actress bringing her play back home

Francesca Waite photo When Cumbrian-born actress Francesca Waite takes to the stage in a new production of Once in a House on Fire tomorrow, she’ll spot more than a few familiar faces in the audience.

Last updated 17 April 2012
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‘There’s lots of intrigue in my family. Murders, diplomatic assassinations...’

Karen Babayan photo From Iran to northern England. From sunshine to snow. From blood oranges dipped in salt to fish and chips.

Last updated 16 April 2012
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Art breaking out across Carlisle city centre

Carlisle art photo A group of talented photographers are hoping to create a buzz in the city by organising a series of exhibitions away from a formal gallery setting.

Last updated 12 April 2012
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Cumbria has plenty to sing about

Variety is the spice of life. And also of Carlisle Music City. It’s less than two months until the start of the first festival and the programme is coming together nicely.

Last updated 10 April 2012
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Don’t let Peggy’s death be in vain

I knew Margaret Masson, the 84-year-old woman who died in the train crash at Grayrigg five years ago. I know her family, through my sister-in-law, they are very close to my heart.

Last updated 10 April 2012
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Pompom sheep from around world made as part of Eden Arts Flock project

Pom pom sheep photo There’s Harriet the Herdwick hippy, sent in by Trish in Appleby, and made using Herdwick wool from Cumbrian flocks. And a sheep from Sarah in Redditch dressed in a mac.

Last updated 10 April 2012
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Benefits review is the real sickness

chrisgrayling104 All over Cumbria, all over the country, adults and children receiving benefits for any kind of disability are sweating over whether this much-needed help will continue.

Last updated 10 April 2012
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Costa queen of Cumbria

Costa coffee woman photo First impressions can be misleading. Take Kay Berry. The dark jacket suggests a businesswoman – no misunderstanding there.

Last updated 9 April 2012
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‘All dogs should be pampered’

Pampered dog photo She lives in the lap of luxury at different residences, owns a range of outfits for each season and has a gaggle of admirers.

Last updated 4 April 2012
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Tabletop war gaming - it's 'like hardcore Monopoly'

David Moon photo Some women think men are little boys who never grew up. If these ladies stroll into Greystone Community Centre, Carlisle, on a Saturday afternoon, they might feel the argument has been won.

Last updated 3 April 2012
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Giving up Cumbria to help children in India

She’s not sure if it’s as a result of spending some of her childhood in Bangladesh or just an in-built thirst for adventure.

Last updated 31 March 2012
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No hostage to fortune

Judith Tebbutt photo In a week or so, he will be patrolling pirate-infested waters, teaching a ship’s crew how to handle weapons and repel raiders.

Last updated 29 March 2012
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We do like to litter beside the seaside

The morning after the night before. Empty bottles, cans and takeaway cartons are strewn around.

Last updated 27 March 2012
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