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Cumbrian ladies who are loving living

Jill Leyland photo Glamour and pampering is a major theme of this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Last updated 6 October 2010
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Urgent protection needed for Cumbria's wild birds

Osprey photo It’s about this time of year when the barbecue and patio dining set are packed away and the birdfeeders are brought out of storage.

Last updated 5 October 2010
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Carlisle exhibition celebrates Girl Guides

Girlguiding photo "Some people still think Guides is just about a few tents in a field and learning embroidery. But things have moved in," says Julie Wooding, Learning and Access manager at Tullie House, where a new exhibition looking at the Girl Guide movement today has opened. Rosalind Gibb reports.

Last updated 4 October 2010
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DRAGON SAVIOUR

andy iguanaandfred As a lad growing up in Cumbria, Frederic Burton became fascinated by wildlife and nature. In particular, he loved to examine it close-up – in the house, if possible.

Last updated 29 September 2010
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A prickly problem for hedgehogs

wild1hog2 A wildlife survey has shown there are more hedgehogs than ever visiting our gardens. But they need our help.

Last updated 27 September 2010
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The city pub where nobody called time

cumb009 Gleaming new bars line both sides of Botchergate in Carlisle and a few nights a week they are packed with revellers.

Last updated 25 September 2010
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Original species

wildlife249b A lone penguin chick on the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, a bright-eyed, elusive jaguar spotted in Mato Grosso, Brazil and a bald eagle capturing its prey mid-flight in Colorado, USA.

Last updated 24 September 2010
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Leave the car at home today? So how will I cope on Cumbria's public transport?

Train photo On World Car Free Day everyone is being urged to find a green alternative to driving. But it's easier said than done in Cumbria.

Last updated 22 September 2010
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‘Costly, infrequent, we have a dreadful bus service’

car001 Dianne Standen runs Artisan craft shop in Cockermouth. Its opening hours are from 11am to 4pm – because these are the only times she can get there.

Last updated 22 September 2010
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Why putting on the kettle can help save lives

Anita Barwick photo Anita Barwick sits down and the photographs she’s carrying are carefully placed face down on the table in front of her.

Last updated 21 September 2010
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Where to get a cuppa to help the fight against cancer

THE World’s Biggest Coffee Morning organised by Macmillan Cancer Support is the UK’s third largest charity fundraising event.

Last updated 21 September 2010
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‘You can live happily with cancer’

coffee222 Sue Thompson had been through the trauma of cancer scares before, but this time she had a feeling it would be bad news.

Last updated 21 September 2010
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Housing benefit cut means "I’ll end up on the streets"

sm brian hedley Housing benefit is the latest victim placed on a long list of planned Government cuts. Following a protest rally in Carlisle the News & Star looks at the effect the cuts could have

Last updated 20 September 2010
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When Housewife, 49, finally found peace

nella123wood Nella Last dreamed of another life where she was different and special.

Last updated 18 September 2010
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The magic of mushrooms

mush5 Fungus foraging – the term sounds as deeply unsexy as it is possible to get.

Last updated 18 September 2010
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Last updated 18 September 2010
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Wedding show returns to Carlisle Racecourse

Live the Dream photo The Live the Dream Wedding Show takes place again this month and has to be the number one destination in Cumbria if you’re getting married.

Last updated 14 September 2010
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Eco-friendly driving gives fuel for thought

Alexander Rhodes photo If we're not going to walk, cycle or use public transport we can at least drive in a more eco-friendly way. And it can save us hundreds of pounds as well as gallons of petrol, as Stephen Blease discovers

Last updated 14 September 2010
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We lived the dream, so can you

wedtue1 When she woke up on the morning of her wedding day Claire Donnelly couldn’t wait to put on her wedding dress.

Last updated 14 September 2010
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On the catwalk...

IT’S ONE of the first things most brides-to-be think about when they’re starting to plan their big day.

Last updated 14 September 2010
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