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Host of Bonfire Night shows on offer around Cumbria

A host of fiery events will be lighting up the skies to celebrate Bonfire Night.

Last updated 5 November 2014
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Police probe after Carlisle Fireshow assault

Police in Carlisle are investigating after a man was punched in the face repeatedly after the city's fireshow.

Last updated 5 November 2014
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Ex-Carlisle coach driver admits sex abuse of boy

Peter McLaughlin photo A former coach driver who lived in Carlisle has admitted indecently assaulting a schoolboy.

Last updated 4 November 2014
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Tragic death of 'gentle giant' gym instructor, 31

Darren Mitchell photo A man known in his hometown as a “gentle giant” died suddenly aged just 31, a coroner heard.

Last updated 4 November 2014
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Four lives saved by tragic Carlisle mum, 29

Danielle Forrester photo The grieving family of a 29-year-old mum who died suddenly are taking comfort from the fact that she helped save the lives of four others.

Last updated 4 November 2014
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Woman killed in road crash named by Cumbria police

Holly Rebecca McGreevy photo The family of a young woman killed in a road crash have paid tribute to the sweetest, kindest girl in the world.

Last updated 4 November 2014
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Woman trapped in car after crash cut free by firefighters

Police, fire and ambulance crews have tackled a collision on the A594 near Dovenby.

Last updated 4 November 2014
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Two-week road safety blitz catches almost 400 drivers breaking law

Shaun McKeown photo Almost 400 drivers were found to be breaking the law in a two-week safety blitz on one stretch of a busy Cumbrian road. (38 comments)

Last updated 4 November 2014
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£40,000 scheme to prune problem trees in Cumbria

Broad Street photo A £40,000 scheme to prune problem trees has been launched – but some residents could be waiting years for their current complaints to be dealt with. (11 comments)

Last updated 4 November 2014
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Ex-England cricketer in Cumbria to prepare for rally

Graeme Swann photo Former England spinner Graeme Swann took a turn around Cumbria in a rally car – as he prepares for the fastest delivery of his life.

Last updated 4 November 2014
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Cumbrian man who smashed up pool table with axe spared jail

A man who used an axe to smash up a pool table as his family hid behind a barricaded bedroom door has walked free from a court.

Last updated 4 November 2014
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Adoption dolls given the perfect send-off by Carlisle pupils

Adoption dolls photo A charity is urging people to consider adopting no matter who they are – they just need to be able to love and stick with a child.

Last updated 4 November 2014
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Cumbrian peer backs plan to abolish House of Lords

Roger Liddle photo One of Cumbria’s peers is giving his full backing to Labour’s plan to abolish the House of Lords and replace it with a wholly elected upper house.

Last updated 4 November 2014
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Road delays for Sellafield staff

Delays are likely on a west Cumbrian road used by Sellafield traffic while United Utilities lay a new water pipe.

Last updated 4 November 2014
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Carlisle heroin stash drug gang jailed for 30 years

Dean Smith  photo Three criminals who bungled an audacious attempt to retrieve a £1m drugs stash from a secure car compound in Carlisle have been jailed for a total of 30 years.

Last updated 4 November 2014
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Cumbrian supermarket's charity drive boosted by Halloween

Tesco Halloween event photo Halloween charity events have brought a supermarket closer to its £10,000 fundraising target.

Last updated 4 November 2014
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Carlisle man waved knife in girlfriend's face after night out

A man who brandished a knife at his partner after beating her following a night out has avoided an immediate prison sentence.

Last updated 4 November 2014
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Cumbrian woman's fraud case collapses

The prosecution of a woman over fraud and theft allegations has collapsed – more than two years after she gave police evidence that proved her innocence.

Last updated 4 November 2014
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Historic Cumbrian railway line staff in strike ballot

Workers on an historic railway line are to be balloted for strike action after one of them was made redundant.

Last updated 4 November 2014
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Comedian Alan Carr and tenor Russell Watson to play Carlisle gigs

Alan Carr photo TV comedian Alan Carr and best-selling tenor Russell Watson are the latest acts to confirm they are coming to Carlisle next year. (5 comments)

Last updated 4 November 2014
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