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Monday, 03 August 2015

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New roof go-ahead

Carlisle station photo Carlisle railway station looks set to get a new roof this year after concerns were raised about its safety

Braved the shave

David Moffat photo It's not often that a TV advert changes someone’s life but a cancer charity's ad did just that for one man...

Lucky man

Conrad Slack photo Doctor tells cyclist who smashed head-first into tree: "I've never seen a broken neck like it on someone who's still alive"

Slideshow Trawl good fun

Maryport trawler race photo Maryport's 9th annual trawler race may have had a difficult start but its success has proved that the event will continue

Rare bug

Cumberland Infirmary photo Medics in Carlisle have treated a patient who picked up a rare form of the E.coli bug while having dialysis in Egypt

Headteacher's joy

Mayfield head Gillian Temple  photo The head of a special school has spoken of her delight that pupils and families are to benefit from a £33m investment

130mph driver

Matthew Russell Hutchins photo A motorist has been banned from the road after he was clocked driving at 130mph on a bypass

Traffic plan

A69 road photo A plan to tackle traffic on one of Cumbria’s busiest roads has been backed by the Government (31 comments)

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Primark coming?

Carlisle BHS photo Hopes are growing that cut-price clothes chain Primark is finally coming to Carlisle

Big attraction

Bee eater photo 2 SLIDESHOW Birdwatchers have flocked to a north Cumbrian quarry to catch a glimpse of the very rare bee-eater

Case setback

John Armstrong photo The trial of a Cumbrian man forced to remain in India has been hit by yet another delay

Sweet drink

Mint cake liqueur photo A sweet much-loved by mountaineers and explorers for its high energy, is being reinvented as an alcoholic liqueur

Also in the news

Record entries and thousands through gates at Cockermouth Show

Cockermouth Show photo Thousands of people flocked to the Cockermouth Show on a sunny Saturday to enjoy a brilliant day of entertainment.

Sport latest

Workington Comets have title record hopes dashed

Speedway photo Workington Comets’ hopes of clinching a record sixth Premier League Fours title were dashed by an early exit at the semi-final stage.

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