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Cumbrian Town’s Annual Festival A Success

Cockermouth was filled with a host of entertainment recently with the annual free music festival. Saxophonist Snake Davis and babies banging drums were some of the sights and sounds that were found at the festival. There were a great deal of fun events including the Sonic Picnic, Moky exercise sessions and drama performances from Kirkgate Youth Theatre. Musicians of all abilities had the opportunity to play along with saxophonist Snake Davis at Friends Meeting House before he took to the …

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Award-Winning Cake-Maker After Quitting Smoking

Thirty-four-year-old Michelle Moffat has proven her baking skills with only 18 months worth of practice. The mother of three from Rockcliffe in Cumbria has seen her new business take off and has now been making three to four cakes a week through orders on Facebook. She has already proved that there is nothing she can’t turn into a cake, after showing off her skills with toadstools, darts boards, handbags, hair straighteners, an iPod, Eeyore and R2D2 gracing her cakes.

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BGT Star In Demand

Steven Hall, the Cumbrian local who appeared on Britain’s Got Talent, is preparing himself for a future in show business. The telecommunications engineer, 53, took part in the nationwide Britain’s Got Talent tour and has recently signed with MIG, an entertainment management company. He finished seventh in the ITV show and is now being booked “left, right and centre”.

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City Hospital Cancer Unit Benefits From Carlisle Woman’s Skydive

Rhona Baty, a Carlisle travel agent has taken a big leap for charity with a sponsored skydive for the city’s hospital. Rhona leapt 14,500ft from a plane above Cark Airfield and raised an amazing £650 for the oncology department at Cumberland Infirmary. The money will go to help to fund an extension for the hospital’s chemotherapy patients. The Lowry Hill local jumped for her Mum, Pamela Bill, 63, who was treated for cervical cancer at the infirmary in 2009.

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Recycling Plan Helps Disabled

A Carlisle charity has started a new eco-friendly scheme that recycles walking frames, domestic and therapeutic equipment. The old disability aids are cleaned and reused under Disability Association Carlisle and Eden’s new scheme. The new project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and Cumbria County Council. Chief officer of DACE, Fred Wilenius, said: “Before we got this funding, all the disability aids people had finished with were being thrown into landfills. People were getting really cheesed off, so we …

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