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Saturday, 18 April 2015

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School dye ban

A girl studying for exams fears she will be barred from classes unless she dyes her ginger hair a more “natural colour” (172 comments)

School to close

St Bees School photo St Bees School will close at the end of the summer term, its governors have confirmed (2 comments)

Farm blockade

Farm blockade photo A repossessed farm was blockaded as friends and neighbours of its former owner came together to prevent its sale

Poster error

Election billboard photo A woman fighting to re-take Carlisle for Labour says she is amused and confused by a billboard mix-up (46 comments)

New houses plan

Ewanrigg Hall photo Detailed plans have been lodged to build more than 120 homes and restore a decaying landmark at the same time

New jobs boost

Rosehill car park photo An industrial and retail development at Rosehill, Carlisle, is set to go ahead potentially creating 50 jobs

Fares rising

Stagecoach bus photo Bus operator Stagecoach is raising fares in Cumbria by an average of 2.5 per cent from Monday (30 comments)

Webchat: Stephen Haraldsen

Stephen Haraldsen photo Monday, 12noon-1pm: Live session with the Conservative candidate for Copeland, Stephen Haraldsen

Webchat: Lee Sherriff

Lee Sherriff photo Monday, 2.30pm-3.30pm: Live session with Labour's candidate for Carlisle, Lee Sherriff

HQ optimism

Botchergate boost photo A much anticipated £10.4 million council headquarters will provide an area of Carlisle with a significant boost

Over budget

West Cumberland rebuild photo The cost of redeveloping a major Cumbrian hospital has rocketed by almost £25 million (3 comments)

'Under attack'

Michele Twiss photo A woman says she has been forced to move out of her bedroom because of the noise of wind turbines near her home

Man's menagerie

Brian Boyes photo Community divided over OAP’s decision to share his home with noisy birds, including 38 chickens, 15 parrots and 5 pheasants

Also in the news

Police issue warning after thefts from vehicles in Lake District

Motorists are being urged to remain vigilant following a spate of vehicle thefts in rural parts of the Lake District.

Carlisle United latest

New investors in Carlisle Utd revealed by Lapping

Carlisle Utd badge A wealthy London businessman and a former Blues player can today be revealed as the latest investors backing Andrew Lapping's revamp of Carlisle United. (2 comments)

Sport latest

Whitehaven sign Leigh Centurions pair on loan

Whitehaven have bolstered their front-row options with the signings of Johnny Walker and Richie Beaumont on month-long loans.

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