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Monday, 03 August 2015

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People should tolerate 'harmless' town centre gulls, says wildlife officer

Rob Gorse photo A police officer has hit out at those pressing for a cull of seagulls in a town centre, saying the birds are harmless.

Last updated 3 August 2015
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Carlisle must attract younger residents to maintain working age

Darren Crossley photo Carlisle needs to attract new residents to avoid a drop in its working age population.

Last updated 3 August 2015
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Potters descend on Cumbria for 22nd annual Potfest

Potfest photo It was a show of skill, craftsmanship and creative expression as talented potters from throughout the UK and Europe descended on Cumbria.

Last updated 3 August 2015
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Record entries and thousands through gates at Cockermouth Show

Cockermouth Show photo Thousands of people flocked to the Cockermouth Show on a sunny Saturday to enjoy a brilliant day of entertainment.

Last updated 3 August 2015
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Trial of Cumbrian man in India delayed again

John Armstrong photo The trial of a Cumbrian man forced to remain in India has been hit by yet another delay.

Last updated 3 August 2015
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Heroin pair given prison warning by Carlisle judge

Two people from Workington have admitted possessing heroin with intent to supply the class A drug.

Last updated 3 August 2015
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Head teacher's delight at £33m school campus investment

Mayfield head Gillian Temple  photo The headteacher of west Cumbria’s special school has spoken of her delight that pupils and families are to benefit from a £33 million investment.

Last updated 3 August 2015
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Man who contracted rare bug during dialysis treated at Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary

Cumberland Infirmary photo Medics at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle have treated a patient who picked up a rare form of the E.coli bug while having dialysis in Egypt.

Last updated 3 August 2015
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Cyclist confounds medics after breaking neck in crash

Conrad Slack photo A cyclist involved in an accident realised how serious his condition was when a doctor told him he’d never seen a broken neck like it on someone who was still alive.

Last updated 3 August 2015
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Carlisle cannabis user became dealer to support habit

A cannabis user who became a dealer to support his habit has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Last updated 3 August 2015
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Charity's 'Brave the Shave' advert was turning point for Cumbrian police officer

David Moffat photo It's not often that a TV advert changes someone’s life but seeing Macmillan Cancer Support’s ‘Brave the Shave’ advert marked a turning point for David Moffat.

Last updated 3 August 2015
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Air ambulance called to incident in Maryport

The Great North Air Ambulance at Maryport Police and the Great North Air Ambulance were called to an incident in Maryport after a man was injured.

Last updated 3 August 2015
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Person cut free from vehicle following Calthwaite crash

One person had to be cut free from a vehicle following a crash near Calthwaite this morning (Monday).

Last updated 3 August 2015
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Delight as reorganised trawler race draws boats and crowds

Maryport trawler race photo Maryport's ninth annual trawler race may have had a difficult start but its eventual success has proved that the event will continue.

Last updated 3 August 2015
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Carlisle nightclub attacker given second chance by judge

A man who failed to comply with a crown court order has been given another chance by a judge.

Last updated 3 August 2015
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Kendal Mint Cake turned into alcoholic liqueur

Mint cake liqueur photo A sweet much-loved by mountaineers and explorers for its high energy, is being reinvented as an alcoholic liqueur.

Last updated 3 August 2015
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Man 'ran amok' in Carlisle city centre with machete

A man who “ran amok” with a 2ft-long machete in Carlisle city centre has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Last updated 3 August 2015
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Carlisle railway station to get new roof

Carlisle station photo Carlisle railway station looks set to get a new roof this year.

Last updated 3 August 2015
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Major delays for Carlisle rail passengers

Rail passengers face major delays between Carlisle and Glasgow, after a train derailed.

Last updated 3 August 2015
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Rescuers aid Lakes fell walkers 'chased by wild animals'

Sheep photo Two walkers who ventured off the beaten track had to be helped by members of a mountain rescue team after being chased by sheep.

Last updated 3 August 2015
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