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Thursday, 21 August 2014

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Challenge completed

It was an emotional day for swimmer Gay Eastoe as she finally completed the mammoth fundraising challenge she started more than 20 years ago

Profits rise

Clover Fields photo Half-year profits at a major house-builder have soared by 57 per cent, ahead of analysts’ expectations

Bus services axed

Stagecoach bus photo Many evening and Sunday buses will be axed from Sept 8 because Cumbria council is withdrawing subsidies

Viaduct campaign

Waverley Viaduct photo A long-running campaign to get a disused railway viaduct reopened has reached the desk of a senior Govt figure

Social media errors

Paul Duhig photo Police staff made racist and threatening comments on social media, new details show (4 comments)

Home let down

mbbeacon edge A BUPA-run care home in north Cumbria has been found to be failing its residents in some basic standards

Fells frustration

Penny Kirby photo Walkers criticised after calling for help on top of the fells – and then forgetting to tell rescuers they were safe

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Drink-drive man admits causing death of Cumbrian pub manager

Ryan Glendinning photo A man faces a “significant” jail sentence after he admitted causing the death of a Caldbeck pub manager while driving under the influence of alcohol.

Tax discs abolished

Tax disc From Oct 1, tax discs that sit on vehicle windscreens become a thing of the past - but you must still pay up (58 comments)

Album signing

Collabro photo Girls queued in Carlisle to meet Britain's Got Talent winners Collabro at a special signing of their new album, Stars

Room for inn?

New Squares photo Plans for a Premier Inn as part of the next phase of a town's development has divided opinion among businesses (16 comments)

Dramatic drop

Clive Graham photo Infection rates at north Cumbria’s hospitals have dramatically improved, a new report reveals

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Carlisle United latest

Carlisle United boss gets reaction he wants after bad start to season

Graham Kavanagh photo Carlisle United boss Graham Kavanagh wanted a response after his side’s awful defeat against Wycombe and he believes he got that as United drew 0-0 with Cheltenham last night.

Sport latest

Workington Reds get season up and running

Martyn Coleman photo Workington Reds got their NPL season up and running with a 1-0 triumph over Ramsbottom – but boss Gavin Skelton was frustrated by Alex Salmon’s missed penalty.
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Should we have much stiffer penalties for pet owners who don't clean up after their dogs?

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