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Wednesday, 05 August 2015

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'Unjustifiable' plan

Jamie Reed photo Proposals to close a court are “based on half-baked assumptions” and should be looked at again, says MP

Getting stronger

James Burns  photo A teenager who had life-changing surgery last month is is now well on the road to recovery

Child smokers

Cigarettes photo Almost a quarter of 15-year-olds surveyed in Cumbria admitted having smoked at least once, a new report shows

Ladies' night

Ladies Night 2015 4 SLIDESHOW There were lots of fancy hats and posh frocks on show at Ladies' Night at Carlisle Racecourse (16 comments)

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"

Proposal attacked

Cogra Moss photo A fight has begun to stop a Cumbrian reservoir from being drained and turned into a “swamp” (1 comment)

Officers leaving

Jerry Graham photo Fears raised that Cumbria police could lose skilled officers after the number of people quitting more than doubled

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

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130mph driver

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

Total warriors

Total Warrior photo SLIDESHOW More than 7,000 competitors took part in this weekend’s Total Warrior event near Shap

Dad's delight

Ian Blenkinsopp photo A Carlisle father is planning on doing more events next year after powering through the 800m at the British Transplant Games

Single delayed

Only The Young photo A Carlisle singer will have to wait a few days for the launch of his debut single - due to the Calais migrant crisis

Sport latest

Second half strikes secure win for Workington Reds

Matty Tymon photo Workington Reds produced a strong performance away at Kendal Town last night to secure a morale-boosting 2-0 win in the side’s penultimate warm-up match.

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