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What Cumbria needs most from the Budget

Gaynor Green photo Leading Cumbrian reveal their wishlist for this week's Budget.

Last updated 18 March 2013
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Aid worker returns from setting up a refugee camp in Jordan

rae888sirte I recently arrived back in Cumbria from north Jordan. Shivering, but no longer struggling to navigate stinging sandstorms or deal with the blistering hot days and chilly nights of the Syrian Desert. It was my job to manage a team who provided protection and services for children. We set up 18 tented safe play facilities where parents could feel confident we would look after youngsters, while they did their best to make their canvas homes as comfortable as possible and ensured they were registered for food.

Last updated 14 December 2012
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How long until Cumbria gets 4G or even decent 3G coverage?

4ga If time is money, then saving it has to be good for business – as Tim Ellis has been finding out. “We have to send large files by email not just around the country but across the world,” explains the company director.

Last updated 5 November 2012
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‘It is the most horrific time of your life, but they make it bearable’

hosp1room You never want to use a hospice. “But it is a phenomenal facility and I’m so proud of the work they do,” says Helen Skelton. The daredevil Blue Peter presenter speaks for thousands of Cumbrians and speaks from personal experience.

Last updated 12 October 2012
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Making the grade

andy moiratatt It’s the grouse season, in case you didn’t know. The time of year when businesses and politicians complain about falling standards in schools. There are claims that testing pupils’ skills and knowledge is too weak, that pass grades are too low, that the exams are too easy and the results are meaningless.

Last updated 7 September 2012
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Is the Lake District stealing north Cumbria’s thunder?

Victoria Farley photo It’s the old argument that never seems to go away: Them and us, north v south. Except this issue isn’t about the state of the UK and how different life is north of Watford.

Last updated 13 July 2012
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Carlisle cannot just rebrand 2,000 years of history

John Wyllie photo Branding and marketing nowadays is more important than ever. It seems we judge things not just by how they look, but by how they sound.

Last updated 8 June 2012
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Local newspapers: A special relationship underpinning community life

David Helliwell photo Community in Cumbria is as important to people who live here as is food, drink, the landscapes we love, the friends we cherish.

Last updated 25 May 2012
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‘I will have to give more or charities will receive less’ says ex-Greggs boss

Ian Gregg photo Ian Gregg is a worried man. You would not expect it of the man who took over the pies and cakes firm in 1964 and developed it into a national company and household name.

Last updated 20 April 2012
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Cumbria's pride takes battering in 'great places to live' survey

Cumbria is a great place to live. Isn’t it? Perhaps the conventional view should be re-examined. Because the county’s pride has just been battered by research which suggests exactly the opposite.

Last updated 13 April 2012
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Should the Government be allowed to snoop on what we do online?

Stuart Hyde photo It could be a scene from some nightmarish sci-fi future: Thousands of faceless government orderlies in open plan office cubicles, each monitoring little screens, checking on what internet sites we visit and the messages we send. (5 comments)

Last updated 5 April 2012
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Cumbrians putting their money where their mouths are to save services

The people of Hesket Newmarket didn’t want to lose their pub. So they decided to buy it and run it themselves. In Nenthead the locals didn’t fancy a 10-mile round trip to buy a pint of milk. So when the village shop closed, they bought it and ran it themselves.

Last updated 23 March 2012
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New light on Cumbria’s future energy needs

Solar panels photo It’s not the sunniest town in Cumbria. And Cumbria isn’t the sunniest part of the UK. And the UK isn’t the sunniest part of the world – or even Europe.

Last updated 16 March 2012
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Thank you for supporting Fairtrade, now can we get behind Cumbria?

Fairtrade photo They provide the food that we all need to live, yet their own survival is always at risk. They are at the mercy of big business. If prices drop for their products, they lose money and may find themselves pushed into poverty.

Last updated 9 March 2012
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Thanks Mr Gove, but we are already a part of our history

Linda Hodgson photo In history classes all over Britain pupils hear about the Jacobite rebellion, how Bonnie Prince Charlie stood before crowds and claimed the English throne for his father.

Last updated 2 March 2012
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Should Cumbria sell its water to the drought-hit south?

Thirlmere photo Here is the long term weather forecast for the UK: in Cumbria there will be steady rainfall throughout the year, except in autumn and possibly winter, when we will experience flooding. (2 comments)

Last updated 24 February 2012
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Recession-busting tips from Cumbria's market stall holders

Carlisle  indoor market photo First came the supermarkets. Then came the massive out-of-town stores, selling almost everything and open almost all the time. And then came the internet, offering discounts and even removing the need for shoppers to leave home.

Last updated 17 February 2012
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Should businesses dip into their profits to help boost Carlisle’s prosperity hopes?

Keswick BID men photo Jane Coulthard wants better signposting for independent shops. Mark Cole reckons outdoor events would improve trade on summer evenings. Barry Foster thinks the whole thing is a waste of time.

Last updated 10 February 2012
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Are apprenticeships the way to tackle youth unemployment and rising uni fees?

Sammi Whitten photo Sammi Whitten stayed on at school into the sixth form, but soon decided that it wasn’t for her. So the 17-year-old, from New Ousby near Penrith, left Ullswater Community College and signed up with RWP Training. (1 comment)

Last updated 3 February 2012
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Mixed views on whether Scotland should go it alone

Nick Stewardson photo Nothing much changes when you cross the Scottish border. No passport control. No chance of being turned back if your surname doesn’t start with ‘Mc’. (14 comments)

Last updated 27 January 2012
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