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The battles that stained our green fields blood-red

reiverspread82a Two new books highlight the bitter and bloody wars fought across the Scottish borders.

Last updated 9 February 2011
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A mountain challenge for love of the Lakes

louise3 During the week Louise Walding is a London city slicker but every weekend she's back in Cumbria enjoying the great outdoors, and is currently in training to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. She tells Rosalind Gibb why

Last updated 8 February 2011
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Help to balance your budget

In the next few weeks we will be covering many important issues including budgeting, money management, benefits and grants, employment and pay, saving and borrowing and finally dealing with creditors.

Last updated 5 February 2011
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The other Wainwright

griffin5 Harry Griffin was a rock climber and a fell-walker. Thankfully for his readers, Harry was also a gifted communicator. He had a rare knack for describing Lakeland to anyone, regardless of their ability to scale its heights.

Last updated 5 February 2011
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Why we all want a taste of Chinese New Year

chin4 A Chinese take-away is so embedded in British culture it is almost our national dish. Many of us are living by numbers. A 45 with special fried rice or a 62 with noodles, perhaps.

Last updated 3 February 2011
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Author's tribute to 'magical' West Cumbria

brooks111 The house near Loweswater is higgledy-piggledy but homely; comfy sofas with tartan cushions, paintings of flowers hanging askew and a grand piano covered with clutter.

Last updated 3 February 2011
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Has the football world gone mad?

Steve Pattison photo The question has been asked before. But never has it been accompanied by quite so many screaming, flashing pound signs. (3 comments)

Last updated 2 February 2011
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New dance craze comes to Carlisle

Nuline dance photo Zumba was the keep fit craze of 2010, but what’s in store for 2011? Carlisle dance teacher Paul Turney thinks he has the answer: Nuline.

Last updated 2 February 2011
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Carlisle's quiz champions reveal secrets of their success

Sands quiz winners photo There’s something irresistible about a pub quiz. The chance to stretch your mind, test yourself against others, enjoy a bit of largely good-natured competition.

Last updated 2 February 2011
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Fascinating finds on Carlisle Northern Development Route

by11 Carlisle has been called ‘the 2,000-year-old city’ in publicity campaigns aimed at attracting tourists.

Last updated 2 February 2011
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When am I going to retire?

The Government has confirmed that the default retirement age (DRA) of 65 will be abolished from October 1 this year with phasing-in beginning this April.

Last updated 29 January 2011
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Is rationing petrol the answer to rising fuel prices?

Helen Gorrill photo Some drivers are finding their own ways to deal with soaring fuel prices. In the early hours of last Saturday morning, diesel was stolen from several cars on Moorhouse Road in Carlisle.

Last updated 26 January 2011
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Withnail and I - memories of a cult Cumbrian film

Withnail photo Just before the lights go up for the final time at the Penrith Alhambra, an emotional audience will watch the end of another era. The end of a friendship, between Withnail and I.

Last updated 25 January 2011
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Wilderness therapy is perfect antidote to the stress of modern life

Frank.jpg Using nature and the natural environment to reflect on life and its problems can help people regain a positive direction and sense of self says Frank Grant, Cumbria's only Wilderness Therapeutic Practitioner.

Last updated 24 January 2011
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Quirky items up for grabs at RAF Millom museum auction

lot60 Members of the Solway Aviation Museum will be among the keen collectors attending a sale on Thursday of all the fixtures and fittings of RAF Millom Museum. Rosalind Gibb discovers a few unusual items you could bid for

Last updated 24 January 2011
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Why should kids have all the fun?

parents4 Every year, older pupils at Brampton Primary School get the chance to go on an adventure break in the Lake District.

Last updated 24 January 2011
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In the lap of Cumbrian luxury

savoy22 The Savoy Hotel in London has been a byword for luxury for more than a century and when it recently underwent a £220m refurbishment the owners called on trusted firms to supply the highest quality furnishings and equipment.

Last updated 22 January 2011
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Will we ever learn from the Holocaust?

holo9999 Next week it will be 66 years since Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated and the horrors of the Holocaust were revealed to the world. But the racial hatred which led to the extermination of millions still exists, even in Cumbria, as a display at Tullie House reveals

Last updated 21 January 2011
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Will banning cheap booze put an end to binge drinking?

Paul Lee photo Walk through any town centre after hours at weekends and the effects of binge drinking are clear for all to see.

Last updated 19 January 2011
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Red squirrels facing extinction in 30 years

mbsquirrels1 Experts believe there may finally be light at the end of the tunnel in the battle to save the red squirrel from extinction. But last year wasn't a good one for the Cumbrian breed.

Last updated 19 January 2011
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