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Guy Fawkes and Carlisle Castle

‘Remember, remember the fifth of November. Gunpowder, treason and plot.” Or should that be sausages, mulled wine and fancy fireworks?

Last updated 5 November 2011
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What’s wrong with a man having a makeover?

Mark English photo Clean shaven and dressed in a smart suit, Mark English is clearly a man who takes pride in his appearance and he isn’t afraid to admit it.

Last updated 31 October 2011
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The exotic waters of Cumbria

Turtle photo Take a stroll along a Cumbrian beach on an autumn day and you won’t normally expect to find a large tropical turtle.

Last updated 29 October 2011
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Rob Brydon: How I triumphed over heroic failures

Rob Brydon photo Ahead of a book-signing in Carlisle next week, top funnyman Rob Brydon tells Mark Green about his years of hardship and struggle before hitting the big-time.

Last updated 22 October 2011
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Is it safe to walk in Carlisle at night?

Abigail Finnegan photo Most people would agree that part of the appeal of living in Carlisle is that it feels safe.

Last updated 19 October 2011
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What hope is there for Cumbria's jobless?

Darren Porter photo Not everyone wants to chat about how their hunt for a job and a square wage is going.

Last updated 18 October 2011
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Is the UK becoming more polite?

Social civility was once what underpinned the British way of life, but those golden days are long gone and manners and politeness are in serious decline, right?

Last updated 12 October 2011
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Making sure we get the big picture

northsidebridge1010 The sunny woodland where Derrick Bird took his life. The hunt for Raoul Moat. The floods which devastated west Cumbria. Things are currently moving on at the BBC. The Beeb needs to cut 20 per cent from its budget over the next five years in response to the licence free being frozen.

Last updated 10 October 2011
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Our fancy feline friends

catman810e Cat owners are known to be a devoted bunch and more than once Carol Harvey refers to her cats as people.

Last updated 8 October 2011
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Cumbrian artist's new exhibition: Life on the Afghanistan frontline told by soldiers

Derek Eland photo For four weeks last winter in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Carlisle artist Derek Eland lived with British troops at frontline army bases. He shared their dangers, and their stories.

Last updated 6 October 2011
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Will raising the speed limit get us anywhere?

Drive along the M6, obediently sticking to the national speed limit of 70 miles per hour, and hundreds of vehicles will flash past you. Speeds of 80mph and more on our motorways are far from uncommon. (26 comments)

Last updated 5 October 2011
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Moor Row: It’s not the ninth, it’s number one!

Lindsey Jolly photo Driving into Moor Row on a Tuesday afternoon, the first thing that strikes you is how quiet it is.

Last updated 1 October 2011
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Arts centre marks new lease of life for Cumbria's last deep iron ore mine

Florence mine photo Once it was known for muck and grime, sweat and sinew and the raw materials for railways, bridges and buildings across Cumbria, the UK and round the world.

Last updated 28 September 2011
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Should relatives help care for the sick in hospital?

The NHS is struggling to cope with the demands of a steadily ageing population and costs are ever spiralling. (4 comments)

Last updated 28 September 2011
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'A whole new attitude to life when you learn to fly'

Carlisle flying photo The four-seater Cessna 172 chugs towards the runway at Carlisle Airport and pilot Alex Sandham runs through final checks.

Last updated 27 September 2011
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Cumbria care home uses animals and wildlfe to boost welfare

Wildlife feature photo When Janet Willis first met her husband William she thought he was a bit odd – because he was crazy about trees.

Last updated 26 September 2011
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Live the Dream: The big day for your big day

The region’s premier wedding show returns to Carlisle Racecourse tomorrow and it promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Last updated 24 September 2011
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‘It’s lovely having Viktorija here, she is like one of the family’

Homeshare photo It’s a long way from Lithuania to Penrith but Viktorija Gorelconokaite says she feels at home here. Not just in Cumbria, but right here in this large, handsome house in the town’s Brunswick Square.

Last updated 22 September 2011
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Should creationism be taught in school?

It is a war that has been waged for more than 150 years now. In one corner are the followers of Charles Darwin, who first developed the theory of evolution – that the world and its different species emerged gradually over millions of years by natural selection. (29 comments)

Last updated 21 September 2011
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Bonny Babies 2011: Girls aged one to three years

Bonny babies 2011 girls photo Here are the finalists in the girls aged one to three category of this year’s Bonny Babies competition.

Last updated 21 September 2011
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