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Bid to trace Cumbrian owner of photographs lost in Rome

Bid to trace Cumbrian owner of photographs lost in Rome
Do you recognise this man who Trevor Wood believes is from east Cumbria? Trevor Wood, 50, was on holiday … I don't think [the owners] were on the same cruise as us, because it was when we had just got off the coach. It was just like it had dropped …
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Hairy Biker gets invite to dance with thriving Barrow group

Hairy Biker gets invite to dance with thriving Barrow group
As a dance host, Tom has travelled the globe with the Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, sailing to Sydney and the South Pacific, and meeting celebrities including Tom O'Connor and Nicholas Parsons. Dancing is also a sociable pastime – 19 members of the group …
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Barrhead Travel outlines expansion plans
Last year Barrhead made its first ever acquisition, buying cruise retailer The Cruise Specialists. It also opened a new office in Cumbria. The Glasgow-based business said the cruise firm would ultimately boost its gross sales by £30m and increase its …
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Sir Bobby's Breakthrough Online Charity Auction kicks off by announcing the
You have the incredible chance to be a passenger in an M-Sport prepared Rally Car at a test / PR event in Cumbria. This amazing … A Fred Olsen world cruise for two experiencing the sights of Europe, the Far East and the Caribbean onboard the 'Balmoral'.
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Cumbrian business leaders head to Japan in bid to boost tourism
A HIGH level delegation of tourism businesses from Cumbria is flying out to Japan later this month on a mission to encourage more visitors from the Far East to travel to the county. The team of businessmen and women are members of the Lake District …
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Gran plunged into icy sea during botched cruise ship rescue, inquest told

Gran plunged into icy sea during botched cruise ship rescue, inquest told
But fellow passenger Colin Prescott described how the attempt to move her from the Ocean Countess cruise ship to a rescue boat went tragically wrong. Capturing the botched rescue on camera, he remembered how one onlooker fainted as she saw Mrs …
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Britain's best autumn and half-term outings
Natural world. Lowther Castle & Gardens Autumn Lights, Cumbria, October 1-26 …. See the fiery autumn colours along the Thames riverbank on a French Brothers cruise from Windsor, sailing upstream past Oakley Court, Queen's Eyot and Monkey Island, with …
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China: readers' tips

China: readers' tips
But China's underrated treasure is its countryside: cycling through rice terraces in tourist paradise Yangshuo, and sailing between the three gorges up the river Yangtze, which can be experienced equally well by luxury cruise or cheap hydrofoil ferry …
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Cross: Fawcett cruises to victory in Workington
Tony Fawcett (Team Scott UK) gave a commanding performance in lapping the whole field to claim victory in the senior event of round six of the CXNE Rat Race Series promoted by VC Cumbria. The event was held in the historic setting of Curwen Hall, …
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Pensioner Sea Fall Inquest: Narrative Verdict
Janet Richardson, 72, from Cumbria, was taken ill while on a cruise to Norway from Hull in April 2011. The inquest into her death at Carlisle Coroners Court heard how as she was being transferred from the ship to a boat waiting to take her to hospital, …
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Sea fall accelerated death, Janet Richardson inquest hears

Sea fall accelerated death, Janet Richardson inquest hears
The death of a woman who became ill on board a cruise ship was "accelerated" when she plunged into the sea while being transferred to a lifeboat, an inquest has heard. Janet Richardson from Cumbria was dropped into the icy Arctic Ocean. The 72-year-old …
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Cumbrian family to take legal action after botched cruise ship rescue
Recording a narrative verdict at her inquest, North and West Cumbria's coroner David Roberts concluded that although she was suffering from serious illness that would eventually have proved fatal, her death was accelerated by the near drowning in icy …
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Husband of Janet Richardson criticises rescue bid at inquest
Janet Richardson, 72, was plunged into the Arctic Ocean while being transferred from a cruise ship to a lifeboat after falling ill on a trip to see the Northern Lights. Mrs Richardson died three weeks after the rescue attempt in March 2011. Coroner …
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