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Friday, 27 February 2015

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Oscar selfies

Hollywood icons and blockbuster film stars attended the glitzy Oscars on Sunday – alongside two Cumbrian actors who are now living in Beverly Hills

Festival headliner

Lulu photo One of the legends of British pop music is to top the bill at a Cumbrian music festival later this year

For cod's sake...

Mark Vollers photo Aquarium bosses have been urged to change their menu – so it doesn’t include fish (20 comments)

Tributes paid

Paul Harrison photo Tributes have flooded in for a popular former rugby player and club doorman who has died suddenly (7 comments)

No apology

Eric Nicholson photo Councillor admits spending up to 2 hours playing solitaire and doing his online banking - during debate about 1800 job cuts (41 comments)

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Taxpayers footing £15m interest bill on £5m loan

Copeland taxpayers will have to pay £15 million in interest charges on a £5m loan the district council took out more than a decade ago.
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New trade

bush photo A Cumbrian teacher has packed in a secure job as a teacher to take over a pub - and he says it's a dream transfer

In the bag

ptstobartbag From Cumbria to the catwalk – an Eddie Stobart truck has been causing a stir at London Fashion Week

Something to Crowe about

JFp2326025 Legendary Gladiator actor Russell Crowe and rugby league stars welcomed a Cumbrian company to the game’s showpiece event

iPhone theft

cctv photo Police want to speak to this man after an iPhone6 smartphone was stolen from the Game store in Carlisle city centre

Move criticised

Lord Roger Liddle photo Two Cumbrian peers have hit out at a plan that will freeze county councillors out of an underground nuclear dump decision

Face of campaign

Paula David photo A Carlisle woman is at the centre of a campaign to raise the profile of bladder cancer

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We need second jobs

Rory Stewart photo MPs must be allowed to hold second jobs to avoid becoming professional politicians, says Rory Stewart (30 comments)

Whatever Barca can do...

Veteran footballers Carlisle's walking football veterans have strolled off with a title at their first attempt – beating Manchester City to boot

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Government promises railways boost for Cumbria

Rail passengers in Cumbria have been promised more seats, more services and new trains under franchise plans announced by the Government.

Carlisle United latest

Curle: I have not lost Carlisle Utd dressing room

Keith Curle photo Carlisle United manager Keith Curle has insisted that dressing-room harmony at the club remains intact despite the damaging fall-out with two players over training.

Sport latest

Workington Reds boss wary of Frickley threat

Gavin Skelton photo Boss Gavin Skelton is anticipating a tough battle when Workington Reds lock horns with relegation-threatened Frickley Athletic tomorrow.

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