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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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All fired up

More than 50 events are already booked for Carlisle’s newest entertainment venue – and it doesn’t open until next month

Star Wars sequence filmed in Lake District

Star Wars image

An action sequence for the the Hollywood sci-fi blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been filmed in the Lake District.

Webchat: Bryan Burrow

Bryan Burrow photo Replay Webchat with the Green Party candidate for Penrith and The Border, Bryan Burrow

Webchat: Fiona Mills

Fiona Mills photo Weds, 12-1pm Live webchat with Ukip's candidate for Carlisle, Fiona Mills

Drug fears

ptsenhouseterrace Objections are pouring in against plans for a three-storey block of flats to be built in Cumbria

Love is best medicine

Rod Smith photo A man who was told by doctors to get married eight months ago because of his terminal cancer is defying the odds

Hitting trade

Ibrahim Kartal photo A takeaway boss says his trade has halved in two months due to work on the new council HQ in Botchergate (8 comments)

CCTV appeal

CCTV lanes photo Police want to trace a man in connection with a public order offence in The Lanes shopping centre, Carlisle

Also in the news

Dog drama in the Lake District

Nearly 30 mountain rescuers were involved in an operation to rescue a dog in the Lake District.

Election 2015

Cameron sets out Carlisle principle

David Cameron A Government partnership between Labour and the Scottish National Party would be a “match made in hell”, David Cameron has warned as he set out plans for a new Carlisle principle.

Meat theft

cctv photo2 Police want to speak to a man in connection with the theft of £130 of meat from the Iceland store in Lowther Street, Carlisle

School of rock

Benedict History has once again been made at a Cumbrian school as a team of performers dominated an annual dancing competition

Jobs warning

Suzanne Caldwell photo Employers are warning of a looming labour shortage as unemployment in Cumbria hits a new low (2 comments)

Lengthy delays

Road delays photo Long delays hitting motorists between Brampton and Carlisle could last for up to 18 months (18 comments)

School to close

St Bees School photo St Bees School will close at the end of the summer term, its governors have confirmed (32 comments)

School dye ban

Emily Reay photo A schoolgirl fears she will be barred from classes unless she dyes her ginger hair a more “natural colour” (198 comments)

Also in the news

Woman tells of sex assault on Newcastle to Carlisle train

A woman has told a court she was left shocked and upset by an alleged sexual assault on a late night train journey.

Carlisle United latest

Carlisle Utd slash prices of replica shirts

Nathan Buddle photo Carlisle United have slashed the prices of replica shirts ahead of the last two games of the season.

Sport latest

Workington Reds boss in team of the year

Gavin Skelton photo Workington Reds boss Gavin Skelton has been named in the Evo-Stik Premier Division’s Team of the Year – but believes that some of his outstanding stars should have been recognised.

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