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Thursday, 02 July 2015

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Cumbrian railway links could be brought back to life

Nikki Wingfield photo A 19th-century railway which once formed the backbone of west Cumbria’s iron industry could be brought back to life as a heritage arts trail thanks to a grant of almost £50,000.

Last updated 24 June 2015
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Secret Cumbrian 'pencils' helped airmen escape Nazi Germany

Douglas Newham photo War veteran Douglas Newham has played a part in marking a Cumbrian tourist attraction’s secret role in helping airmen escape Nazi Germany at the end of World War Two.

Last updated 24 June 2015
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Combine harvester fire closes Cumbrian road

Combine harvester fire photo A road in east Cumbria will be closed for a number of hours after a combine harvester caught fire.

Last updated 24 June 2015
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Cumbria Children in Care awards celebrate those who make a difference to young people

Children care awards photo A social worker from Eden credited with building “trusting relationships” was among those recognised at the Cumbria Children in Care awards.

Last updated 24 June 2015
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First Milk chairman to stand down

Jim Paice photo The chairman of troubled First Milk has revealed he is standing down - as the company drops milk prices by another penny. (2 comments)

Last updated 24 June 2015
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Arts centre bids to raise £15k in 35 days on crowdfunding site IndieGoGo

Kate Parry photo An arts venue is calling for members of the community to help fit out spaces created as part of its redevelopment.

Last updated 24 June 2015
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Headteacher’s tribute to great man and friend Chris Woodhead

Chris Woodhead  photo A Cumbrian headteacher has paid tribute to a national education leader who had set his sights on helping to transform secondary schooling across the county.

Last updated 24 June 2015
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Carlisle mother found son dead on Christmas Day - inquest

A young man found dead by his mother on Christmas Day died because of the combined effects of cocaine use and his underlying heart condition, a coroner has ruled.

Last updated 24 June 2015
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Woman abused during "disability-based hate incident" at Seaton Carnival

Police are investigating after a woman was verbally abused in a "disability-based hate incident" during Seaton Carnival.

Last updated 24 June 2015
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One child taken to hospital after road crash

A three-vehicle crash partially blocked a stretch of the A595 road near Carlisle this evening.

Last updated 23 June 2015
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Death of man on Lakeland peak was accident, rules coroner

A family fell walk in the Lake District ended in tragedy when a man died following a 1,000ft fall from Helvellyn, an inquest heard.

Last updated 23 June 2015
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Cumbria police find body during search for missing man

George Atkinson photo Police searching for a missing 46-year-old man have found a body.

Last updated 23 June 2015
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Lorry incident causes A595 closure

A key Cumbrian route was closed after a lorry came off the road.

Last updated 23 June 2015
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Cumbrian mum's anger after Harrods bans son's wheelchair

Noah Wall photo The mum of a paralysed little boy banned from taking his wheelchair into Harrods will now give staff disability training. (23 comments)

Last updated 23 June 2015
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Carlisle feud families told by judge to cool down

A crown court judge has warned two feuding Carlisle families that an apparent dispute between them must be cooled.

Last updated 23 June 2015
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Cumbrian firm wins national rail award

Story award photo Cumbrian firm Story Contracting has won a prestigious title at the Rail Partnership Awards.

Last updated 23 June 2015
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Hundreds of jobs to go at rail firm with Carlisle depot

A national rail firm which has a depot at Kingmoor in Carlisle has confirmed that it aims to shed 234 jobs across the north of England.

Last updated 23 June 2015
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Swimming sheep rescued from island in Cumbrian lake

Rescued sheep photo 2 A rescue operation was launched to recover a swimming sheep after it got stuck on an island in the middle of a lake.

Last updated 23 June 2015
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Three deny charges over alleged £200k Carlisle drugs plot

Two men and a woman have denied being involved in an alleged £200,000 drugs conspiracy.

Last updated 23 June 2015
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Carlisle family fire drama

A father and daughter needed hospital treatment after a fire broke out in their Carlisle home.

Last updated 23 June 2015
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