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Sunday, 29 March 2015

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Rory Stewart photo High-profile Labour politicians have been urged to get behind a re-election campaign – of a Conservative MP

Barbed wire 'joke'

Cumbria police badge A pensioner is warning others to be vigilant and not fall victim to a cruel prank which left him with agonising injuries

Big impact

Debra Ramage photo The closure of a prominent west Cumbrian factory will see unemployment figures in the area rise by 13 per cent

Boxes blown up

Blown up postbox photo Dangerous explosives have been used by vandals to blow up post boxes in Cumbria (8 comments)

Parking plans

Carlisle hospital photo A park and ride scheme could be put in place to help ease parking woes at Carlisle hospital (23 comments)

Locked up

Ata Miah photo A restaurant boss has been jailed for threatening a woman who had been targeted by his notorious sex offender brother

Also in the news

Police make arrest in sneeze slap attacks investigation

A suspect has been arrested by police investigating a bizarre series of slap attacks on elderly people who sneezed.

Mountain theft!

Scafell Pike photo Tourism bosses are calling for the return of the top of Scafell Pike which was stolen to appear in a London art gallery (22 comments)

Working conditions

Mcvities photo Workers at McVitie's have rejected changes to their working conditions despite a warning from bosses (76 comments)

Starling mess

Little Angels Nursery photo Businesses are getting fed up with thousands of starlings which are making a mess and creating a stink (52 comments)

Contaminated mops

Cumberland Infirmary photo Dirty mops have been blamed for the spread of a sickness bug which sent north Cumbria’s hospitals into meltdown

Director wanted

Andrew Jenkins photo Carlisle Utd is advertising for a sales and marketing director as part of Andrew Lapping’s plans to revitalise the club

New home found

Bev Peascod photo A dog lover who has rescued animals from Greece, Romania and Croatia, has added another to her pack – from Afghanistan

Carlisle United latest

BREAKING: Trust votes to dilute stake in Carlisle Utd

Carlisle United badge Carlisle United's supporters trust has today voted overwhelmingly in favour of diluting their stake in Carlisle United as part of Andrew Lapping's £1.26 million investment proposals.

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