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Monday, 06 July 2015

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Support for Dan

There was a sea of purple as students, bin women and even a number of dogs donned the colour in support of a brave teenager

More riders wanted

Blood Bikes photo A group of motorcyclists who perform a vital role ferrying blood supplies across Cumbria is seeking more volunteers

No lifebuoys

River Esk photo Lifebuoys were missing from the banks of the River Esk when a man drowned after diving in to save his daughter

House of fun!

Madness photo Pop band Madness helped to attract the biggest crowd of the year - more than 7,500 - to Carlisle Racecourse (1 comment)

Must improve

Cumberland Infirmary photo Bosses of the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle are being ordered to improve fire safety inside the hospital

Also in the news

Carlisle judge questions how fraudster able to become carer

Christine Coulthard photo A shocked judge has questioned how a heavily convicted fraudster was able to act as a vulnerable woman’s carer.
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Parking zones

Carlisle parking ticket photo Everyone living in the latest disc parking zones should know how to apply for new parking permits within the next fortnight

Regatta success

Talkin regatta photo SLIDESHOW Thunder may have delayed the start but competition at the annual Talkin Tarn regatta soon got back on track

Carnival fun

Whitehaven carnival photo SLIDESHOW Thousands enjoyed tours of the United States, Tanzania and the magical land of Oz – without leaving Whitehaven

Gold recording

Colt 45 photo Cumbria’s alt-rock-punks Colt 45 recorded Spandau Ballet’s 80s anthem Gold as a laugh - but the Spandau lads found out...

Dogs banned

Dog photo Dogs are being banned from some parks and open spaces in a bid to reduce fouling and increase safety (53 comments)

Still in motion

Belah play area photo A move to rejuvenate a play area on a Carlisle estate is continuing despite a series of setbacks

Oldest resident

Margaret Drever photo Grand old lady of Carlisle, Margaret Drever, has died at the age of 105

Off the buses

Stagecoach bus photo Angry passengers say a new £3m fleet of buses operating in Carlisle are not fit for purpose (24 comments)

Carlisle United latest

Atkinson: My short-term Carlisle Utd deal is great incentive

David Atkinson photo Promising defender David Atkinson insists he’s happy to have just six months to prove he can become a fixture at Carlisle United.

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