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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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Cable fault leaves 500 Cumbrian premises without power

More than 500 premises in Penrith were left without electricity after a power line fault.
By James Johnson Apr 15, 2014 4:50:17 PM
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Police identify body found in Windermere as missing Matthew Jordan

Police have confirmed the body of a man found earlier today in Windermere is that of missing Matthew Jordan.
By Pamela McGowan Apr 15, 2014 4:34:00 PM

Ramblers celebrate opening of new Cumbrian coastal path

A walk has taken place to celebrate the opening of a new coastal footpath from Allonby to Whitehaven.
By Pamela McGowan Apr 15, 2014 4:23:32 PM

Health workers to vote on strike action

Health workers across Cumbria are to be balloted over plans to take industrial action, including a strike.
By Pamela McGowan Apr 15, 2014 3:04:00 PM

Lifeboat launched to assist yacht

A LIFEBOAT was launched to assist a yacht having engine difficulties near Maryport.
By James Johnson Apr 15, 2014 2:59:33 PM

Boost for campaign to reduce motorbike deaths

Cumbria police today received a new Kawasaki motorbike to help promote its high-profile BikeSafe campaign.
By Pamela McGowan Apr 15, 2014 2:13:13 PM

Patients being prescribed gym sessions by doctors

A pilot project that gives discounted gym access to people with long-term medical conditions is expanding.
By Pamela McGowan Apr 15, 2014 1:58:27 PM

Demand for green energy prompts new jobs

A Cumbrian renewable energy specialist has expanded its Carlisle team to meet growing demand for green products.
By Pamela McGowan Apr 15, 2014 1:32:57 PM

Gucci, Choos and prawns

Katy Cropper photo A sheepdog trainer said she had “such a laugh” filming the Cumbrian series of Channel 4’s Come Dine With Me

Beaches fail test

Allonby beach photo Two Cumbrian beaches have failed to meet minimum water quality for the second year running (1 comment)

A local Star

Alison Sharpe photo A hardworking fundraiser is in line to scoop a top award for her remarkable efforts

Traffic concerns

Aldi logo Plans for a new supermarket have been delayed because people living opposite would never get there (17 comments)

Also in the news

Workington GPs to pilot scheme to improve patient care

Longer GP opening hours will cut around 100 visits to A&E, doctors have claimed, as part of a new £500,000 scheme.

Alleygates enquiry

Hugh McDevitt photo Residents living in parts of Carlisle are to be asked whether they want alleygates to be placed across their back lanes

BGT favourites

Simon Cowell photo WITH VIDEO Carlisle singer Matthew Pagan and his group Collabro are early favourites for BGT title (11 comments)

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Buyer found?

 Tata Steel logo Dozens of jobs could be saved at an under-threat Tata Steel foundry as a potential buyer has stepped in

Ink fans convention

Carlisle tattoo convetion photo Tattooists proved the big draw in Carlisle as nearly 2,000 people flocked to a celebration of body art.

Prices rise

Stagecoach bus photo Stagecoach has announced a rise in general fares in Cumbria – handing another problem to hard-hit high street shops

Memorial ride

Noel Daley ride photo Carlisle's streets became a sea of motorcycles as hundreds headed off in convoy in memory of a biker

Also in the news

Operation to crack down on Cumbria's rogue traders

A crackdown on doorstep traders in Cumbria found that six were unaware they had to offer customers a seven day ‘cooling off’ period after any home-based purchase.

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Carlisle United latest

Keeper Pickford won't be made scapegoat for Carlisle Utd 's Preston nightmare

Jordan Pickford photo Carlisle United No2 Davie Irons insists the Blues won’t make keeper Jordan Pickford the scapegoat for their worst defeat of the season.

Sport latest

Workington Reds boss questions loyalty of players

Dan Wordsworth photo Workington Reds’ survival chances have been dealt a major blow with up to five key players missing tonight’s must-win match with Gloucester City.
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Tattoos.... attractive body art or disfigurement? What do you think?

Love them! Tattoos are a great way to express yourself

Hate them. Goodness knows what they'll look like when these folks are 70

Pain for no gain. They're a passing fashion with risk

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