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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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Gritters being used to stop Cumbria's roads melting

Gritter photo Gritters have been deployed in Cumbria today because roads are melting.

Last updated 23 July 2014
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Man hurt in knifepoint robbery on Carlisle street

A man was cut during a knifepoint robbery on a Carlisle street.

Last updated 23 July 2014
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Cumbrians have fun in sun with temperatures set to soar again

Sunshine photo The summer sunshine is set to sizzle on until at least the weekend with forecasters predicting temperatures in Cumbria could reach 26C today..

Last updated 23 July 2014
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Anger over Cumbrian Sunday rail service snub

Train photo A rail group is disappointed a bid to run Sunday trains from Carlisle along the west Cumbrian coast has been rejected. (7 comments)

Last updated 23 July 2014
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Cumbria police use Tasers 81 times in year

Taser photo Tasers were used by police in Cumbria more than 80 times last year – a report has revealed.

Last updated 23 July 2014
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Carlisle sandwich thief was 'penniless and hungry'

A man who stole a sandwich from a Carlisle supermarket said he was hungry and had no money.

Last updated 23 July 2014
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Carlisle residents win battle over problem trees

Percy Road photo Residents of a Carlisle street have won a lengthy battle against problem trees – while others claim they have been ignored.

Last updated 23 July 2014
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Commercial space flight pioneer visits Cumbria

Stephen Attenborough photo One of the men leading the drive to launch commercial flights into space is heading to Cumbria to reveal more about the ambitious venture.

Last updated 23 July 2014
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Health chiefs say sorry for below standard of care for OAP - inquest

Elizabeth Berwick photo Health chiefs have apologised to the family of a pensioner who died in the West Cumberland Hospital for the “below standard” care she received.

Last updated 23 July 2014
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Cumbrian child porn accused denies sexual interest in children

A man accused of downloading hundreds of images of child pornography has denied having a sexual interest in children.

Last updated 23 July 2014
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Carlisle-based company fined for Langholm factory explosion

The Carlisle-based parent company of Border Fine Arts has been fined £10,500 after an explosion at its Langholm factory two years ago.

Last updated 23 July 2014
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Sir Ranulph Fiennes to visit cairn celebrating union ahead of independence vote

Border cairn photo Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes will visit a cairn on the England-Scotland border celebrating the strong bonds of the UK ahead of a vote on Scottish independence.

Last updated 23 July 2014
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Cumbrian areas have some of highest suicide rates in country

New figures have revealed that parts of Cumbria are suffering some of the highest rates of suicide and hospital admissions for self-harm in the country.

Last updated 23 July 2014
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Cumbrian drink-driver whose car overturned in crash banned

A drink-driver who crashed and overturned his car has been banned from the roads for over three years.

Last updated 23 July 2014
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Woman flown to Newcastle hospital after two-car crash

A woman was airlifted to hospital with suspected serious spinal injuries after a two-car crash.

Last updated 23 July 2014
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Very serious injuries for man whose hand caught in farm machinery

A man was airlifted to hospital with “very serious” injuries afterhis hand got caught in farm machinery.

Last updated 23 July 2014
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Auditions date set for Carlisle Sands Centre panto

It may be the middle of summer but preparations are underway for this year’s big Christmas pantomime in Carlisle.

Last updated 23 July 2014
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Silloth Kite Festival a soaraway success

Silloth Kite Festival photo Kites of all shapes, colours and designs took to the skies over Cumbria in the annual Silloth Kite Festival.

Last updated 23 July 2014
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Cumbria police ‘handling cuts well’

Richard Rhodes photo Inspectors say Cumbria’s police force is “performing well” in handling funding cuts by delivering savings and protecting the front line.

Last updated 23 July 2014
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Child porn images were downloaded by mistake, man tells court

A man downloaded hundreds of images of child pornography – some advertised as featuring children as young as three, a court has heard.

Last updated 22 July 2014
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