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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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Leisure centre go-ahead for Workington

Workington leisure centre graphic Controversial plans for a new £9.41m leisure centre in Workington have been given the go-ahead by Allerdale council planners.

Last updated 22 July 2014
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Man's death linked to 'bad batch' of illegal drugs

A 'bad batch' of cocaine and heroin has been linked to a man's sudden death.

Last updated 22 July 2014
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Discount chain confirms it is to open on Carlisle retail park

 Heather Bradley photo Discount retailer Poundland has confirmed it is setting up shop on a Carlisle retail park.

Last updated 22 July 2014
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Pigeon fanciers' fears after up to 1,000 birds go missing

Les Blacklock photo Pigeon fanciers across Cumbria are waiting for scores of birds which failed to return from a race which started in the Lancashire town of Garstang.

Last updated 22 July 2014
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Wetherspoon to extend Carlisle city centre pub

Carlisle pub manager photo Pub chain JD Wetherspoon has revealed another wave of a multi-million pound investment in Cumbria.

Last updated 22 July 2014
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Carlisle's county councillors back on-street parking charges

Controversial on-street parking charges will be introduced in Carlisle after local councillors this morning voted in favour. (35 comments)

Last updated 22 July 2014
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Cumbrian man facing 17 sex charges has case sent to crown court

A man charged with 17 sexual offences spanning a 35-year period has had his case sent to the crown court.

Last updated 22 July 2014
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Thug stamped on man in supermarket row - then told police

A teenage thug punched a man to the ground and then stamped on him.

Last updated 22 July 2014
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£45,000 benefits fiddle woman faces prison

A benefit frausdster could face jail after she admitted falsely claiming nearly £45,000.

Last updated 22 July 2014
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Police vehicle crashes on way to emergency call - woman seriously hurt

A woman suffered serious injuries after the car she was driving was involved in a crash with a police vehicle on an emergency call.

Last updated 22 July 2014
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Toploader wow crowds at Spyatstock festival

Spyatstock festival photo There was plenty dancing in the moonlight as a music fans proved Cumbria can still pull-off festival success.

Last updated 22 July 2014
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Carlisle woman inspires friends to raise money for cancer unit

Hospital fundraiser photo A young woman bravely battling cancer has inspired friends to raise thousands of pounds to help the medics caring for her.

Last updated 22 July 2014
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Butchers’ bike ride to celebrate company's centenary

David Law photo A team of biking butchers are gearing up to pedal 100 miles in just a day to mark their firm’s centenary.

Last updated 22 July 2014
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Protest petitions over plans to keep dogs on leads in Allerdale's parks

More than 250 people have had their say on rules that will order dog owners to keep their pets on leads.

Last updated 22 July 2014
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Cumbria council awards emergency mowing contract

Accelerated grass growth across Cumbria this spring has forced council chiefs to use emergency powers to award a roadside maintenance contract.

Last updated 22 July 2014
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Strong crowds and top sounds at Music on the Marr

Music on marr photo Glorious music rang out over Castle Carrock at the weekend as this year’s Music on the Marr festival pleased fans from far and wide.

Last updated 21 July 2014
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Cyclist found on Cumbrian roadside dies in hospital

Police say a cyclist who was taken to hospital following concerns for his "welfare" has died.

Last updated 21 July 2014
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Huge bill to replace street lights being removed by Electricity North West

Council chiefs face a near £2 million bill to replace street lights being taken down by a power firm.

Last updated 21 July 2014
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New Workington academy school set to be delayed

Stainburn school photo Proposals to close two failing secondary schools in Workington are set to get the green light – but the shutdown is likely to be pushed back until summer 2015. (2 comments)

Last updated 21 July 2014
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Shoplifter banned from Carlisle city centre shops

A woman who police say has hundreds of previous shoplifting convictions has been given an antisocial behaviour order preventing her from entering a huge number of shops in Carlisle.

Last updated 21 July 2014
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