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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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Cumbrian pensioner spent six weeks living in car in London in bid to recover life savings

Bernie Short photo A pensioner spent six weeks living in his car in London as he made a desperate attempt to recover his life savings from a scheme now being examined by the Serious Fraud Office.

Last updated 29 September 2014
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Tributes to Cumbria crash tragedy teenager

Josh Wilson photo Grieving relatives of a Cumbrian teenager who died in a motorbike crash have said they are "very proud" he decided to help others by becoming an organ donor.

Last updated 28 September 2014
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Missing ex-England rugby league international found safe and well

Stephen Holgate photo A former England rugby league international player who went missing sparked a police search mission which lasted more than 24 hours.

Last updated 27 September 2014
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Jealous thug's vicious attack on woman in front of their toddler

A thug launched a “wicked” attack on his partner in front of their two-year-old child, strangling her so hard she feared she would die.

Last updated 27 September 2014
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Man battling terminal cancer to marry soul-mate next week

Alison Sharpe and Rod Smith photo A man battling terminal cancer will marry his soul-mate next week after being told by doctors to hold the wedding as soon as possible.

Last updated 27 September 2014
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Protest campaign launched against nuclear power station near Sellafield

Moorside protest photo A protest campaign has been launched against plans for a new nuclear power station.

Last updated 27 September 2014
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Pop star and pupils lead way in World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Coffee morning photo Pop star Lee Brennan dished up coffee and cake as he led Cumbria’s charge in a tasty fundraiser.

Last updated 27 September 2014
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Woman used stiletto shoe as weapon in nightclub attack

Penrith nightclub photo A judge has aimed scathing criticism at a nightspot where a young mum attacked another woman by using her shoe as a weapon.

Last updated 27 September 2014
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One-way traffic returns after Taste Cumbria festival

Cockermouth's Main Street will return to one-way traffic after this weekend’s festival which hopes to attract tens of thousands of food-lovers.

Last updated 27 September 2014
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Nightclub to close; owner wants to build flats on site

Peter Watson photo News that a popular nightclub is to close has sparked a flood of opinions about how the shutdown will affect a town. (4 comments)

Last updated 27 September 2014
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Missing 87-year-old woman found

An elderly woman whose disappearance triggered a major search has been found.

Last updated 27 September 2014
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Man in critical condition in Newcastle hospital after crash

Whiteclosegate crash photo A man remains in a critical condition in intensive care following a five-vehicle crash near Carlisle.

Last updated 27 September 2014
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Carlisle man beat victim with For Sale sign

A man who beat another man with a For Sale sign he found in a Carlisle street has been jailed for two months.

Last updated 27 September 2014
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Cumbrian pensioner shouted racist abuse at neighbour

A pensioner who racially aggravated a neighbour is to face a crown court judge.

Last updated 27 September 2014
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Opening time for Lake District's first Wetherspoon pub

Keswick Wetherspoon pub photo Mayors, a magistrate and town crier are perhaps not always top of the guest-list for a pub opening.

Last updated 27 September 2014
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Cumbria MPs united in support of air strikes against Islamic State

Rory Stewart photo All of Cumbria's MPs backed the Prime Minister’s motion for British forces to join air strikes against Islamic State (IS) in Iraq.

Last updated 27 September 2014
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Serial arsonist fails to get sentence cut at Appeal Court

Arsonist John Brown photo An arsonist who terrorised a town - setting fire to his own neighbours' homes and even pretending to help rescuers - has failed to persuade top judges his sentence was too harsh.

Last updated 26 September 2014
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Cumbrian police officer guilty of off-duty assault

Cumbria police badge An off-duty policeman has been found guilty of assaulting a woman.

Last updated 26 September 2014
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Carlisle security firm in liquidation with £123k debts

Security firm bosses photo One of Cumbria’s best known security firms has gone to the wall with debts of £123,000 – the bulk of it owed to the taxman.

Last updated 26 September 2014
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Carlisle criminal gang banned from travelling together

Carl Filby photo A gang of criminals have been banned from travelling in any cars or vehicles together to try to stop them in their tracks.

Last updated 26 September 2014
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