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Friday, 25 July 2014

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Cumbrian MP's Border monument plan to mark 'the Union'

Abandoned plans to get 100,000 to hold hands across the England-Scotland to show the strength on the United Kingdom border will be replaced with a permanent monument.

Last updated 7 July 2014
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Police foil drug deal after following women from Carlisle rail station

Police foiled a plot to push more than £30,000-worth of cannabis on to the streets of Carlisle after following two women from a train station.

Last updated 7 July 2014
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Street row man had Samurai sword, Carlisle court told

A man came out of his house armed with a Samurai sword during a street dispute.

Last updated 7 July 2014
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Honour to be starting tour in Carlisle, says Collabro's Matthew Pagan

Collabro photo Matthew Pagan turns 21 later this month but there is no party planned.

Last updated 7 July 2014
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Cumbria police found seven air guns in collectors’ home

A military memorabilia collector who was found with seven air guns in his house has been spared jail.

Last updated 7 July 2014
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2,000 jobs hope as Government backs Growth Deal

 George Beveridge photo Deal means eight major schemes to go ahead including new road in Carlisle and business and transport hub on defence site. (15 comments)

Last updated 7 July 2014
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Rise in number of children accused of sex abuse

There has been a big rise in the numbers of children accused of sex crimes in Cumbria. (10 comments)

Last updated 7 July 2014
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Medics wrong to discharge depressed Carlisle lawyer from care - coroner

Nicholas Richards photo Doctors were wrong to discharge a severely depressed man from care less than a month before he killed himself, a coroner has ruled.

Last updated 6 July 2014
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Petition calls for Copeland council leaders to resign

Elaine Woodburn photo Copeland council’s ruling executive is under heavy fire with demands for some senior councillors to resign.

Last updated 6 July 2014
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Poor broadband signal means no temporary Post Office in Keswick

Roger Purkiss photo A Post Office closure is causing a headache for pensioners wanting to get their hands on cash.

Last updated 6 July 2014
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Pizza firm Domino's offers 'finder's fee' for sites in Cumbrian towns

Domino pizza logo Pizza chain Domino’s wants to open outlets in Workington and Whitehaven, and is prepared to pay an £8,000 “finder’s fee” to secure sites.

Last updated 5 July 2014
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Sale of iconic Cumbrian mountain Blencathra still shrouded in mystery

Debbie Cosgrove photo Blencathra has a new owner – and it’s not the community campaigners who battled to keep it in Cumbrian hands.

Last updated 5 July 2014
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Cumbrian teenage computer game designers in line for BAFTA

Caldew BAFTA photo Three teenage computer game designers are in the running for a Bafta.

Last updated 5 July 2014
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Cumbrian drug dealer who struggled to grow up sent to jail

A drug dealer who has “struggled to grow up” has been sent to prison.

Last updated 5 July 2014
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Cumbrian former Japanese prisoner of war dies aged 96

Stan Sharpley photo One of Cumbria’s oldest war veterans, who spent three years in a Japanese prisoner of war camp, has died at the age of 96.

Last updated 5 July 2014
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Anger over cash package for Cumbria's failing children's director

juliamorrisonnn4 The woman in charge of Cumbria’s crisis-hit children’s services team as it was twice condemned as inadequate walked away from her job with an £87,000 golden goodbye. (18 comments)

Last updated 4 July 2014
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Carlisle's new Halston hotel to create 100 jobs

Halston photo Developers behind a major new multi-million pound dining and hotel complex say it is set to create up to 100 jobs in Carlisle.

Last updated 4 July 2014
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Blencathra sold to unnamed buyer

ptblencathraaaaaa An iconic Cumbrian mountain has been sold - but not to community campaigners. (23 comments)

Last updated 4 July 2014
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Tesco planning Brampton store

Tesco wants to open a store in Brampton – and has been linked with a move to the town’s former HSBC bank. (25 comments)

Last updated 4 July 2014
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Ambitious Cumbrian teenager organises town centre markets

Luke Johnston photo A teenager who has only just finished sitting exams is embarking on his latest challenge – organising a town centre market.

Last updated 4 July 2014
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