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Friday, 30 January 2015

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Two-day Western Lakes Film Festival to be held this summer

Gerard Richardson photo A new film festival is to be held this summer – complete with five cinema screens, including one open-air.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Delays to meningitis vaccine 'costing lives' claims Carlisle dad

Mike Story photo A man whose daughter was left disabled after contracting meningitis says it is “outrageous” that a long-awaited vaccine is still not available despite being licensed.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Plea for more to join Big Sleep to help keep elderly warm

Big Sleep photo A rallying cry has gone out for more people to sign up to an outdoor sleepover that will help the elderly keep warm this winter.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Longtown councillors to debate allotment tenancies

Allotment holders in Longtown could see new rules come into force if parish leaders decide to keep on a tenant who has moved out of the parish.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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MP to chair Cumbrian artist of year award panel

Rory Stewart photo Organisers of the inaugural Cumbrian Artist of the Year Award have appointed a chairman to their selection panel.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Taxi driver suspended after not securing wheelchair in cab

John Scott Kennedy photo A taxi driver has been suspended for two months after putting the life of a disabled woman at risk when he failed to strap her wheelchair into the back of his cab.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Job losses possible at chemicals plant says owner

A consultation is continuing into the future of 72 jobs at a Cumbrian chemicals plant.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Cumbria special constable admits fraud and theft

An award-winning special constable who has been policing streets in Cumbria for more than 35 years pleaded guilty to a string of fraud and theft offences this morning.

Last updated 21 January 2015
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Hostel for homeless ex-soldiers approved by council

A hostel for homeless ex-soldiers has been given the go-ahead.

Last updated 21 January 2015
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First Allerdale taxi fare rise for five years on cards

raycottierdfdfdf A hike in taxi fares is on the cards for Allerdale for the first time in five years. (6 comments)

Last updated 21 January 2015
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Unemployment in Cumbria falls again

Unemployment in Cumbria fell slightly last month, despite the loss of seasonal jobs.

Last updated 14 November 20122012
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Carlisle man cleared of attack at city taxi rank

A jury has cleared a man after he went on trial accused of attacking a man at a taxi rank.

Last updated 21 January 2015
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Cumbria police force to lose 155 officers in £10.8m cuts

Police photo Drastic cuts to the county’s police budget will see 155 fewer frontline officers by 2018/19 – a reduction of 14 per cent. (40 comments)

Last updated 21 January 2015
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Jailed jilted lover threatened to bury ex-partner under patio

A jilted boyfriend accused of suggesting that his former partner might be “found buried under the patio” has been jailed for two years.

Last updated 21 January 2015
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Talks aim to get groups to move into Civic Hall

Civic Hall photo Discussions are taking place between council chiefs and organisations hoping to move into Whitehaven’s Civic Hall, which has stood empty for more than a year.

Last updated 21 January 2015
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Carlisle taxi rank attacker took a cab home, trial jury told

A young man has gone on trial accused of attacking a man at a taxi rank.

Last updated 21 January 2015
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United Utilities outlines reasons for seven-mile Lake District fence

Thirlmere photo A water company which has sparked opposition to its plans to fence off common land in the Lake District has responded to the concerns. (5 comments)

Last updated 21 January 2015
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Women facing charges after alleged attack outside Carlisle nightclub

Three women accused of assaulting another woman outside a Carlisle nightclub have appeared before magistrates in the city.

Last updated 21 January 2015
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Under-pressure hospital forced to bring in extra beds

Whitehaven hospital photo West Cumbria’s hospital was under so much pressure this week that extra beds had to be brought in – from Wigton.

Last updated 21 January 2015
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Cumbrian shepherdess off to help train UAE crown prince's dogs

Katy Cropper photo A shepherdess will soon be showcasing her skills to a prince in a far away land.

Last updated 21 January 2015
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