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Friday, 31 October 2014

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Two killed instantly in car and motorbike tragedy - inquest

Iain Prestwich photo Two men died when a car did a U-turn across the path of a motorbike said to be travelling at about 100mph on the A66.

Last updated 31 October 2014
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Cage-fighting brothers guilty of assault

Two brothers have been found guilty of assaulting a man in Whitehaven.

Last updated 31 October 2014
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Merged Cockermouth school rated ‘good’ in first Ofsted report

Andrea Pattinson photo A Cockermouth primary school has been rated good in its first Ofsted inspection.

Last updated 31 October 2014
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West Cumbrian school shows signs of improving

A Whitehaven primary school is showing encouraging signs of improving.

Last updated 31 October 2014
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Cumbria firefighters to start strike action today

Firefighters are set to escalate their dispute over pensions as four days of strike action start today.

Last updated 31 October 2014
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Free parking move to encourage Xmas shopping in Carlisle

Parking is being made free in Carlisle city centre as part of efforts to boost Christmas trade.

Last updated 31 October 2014
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Alleygates may be installed in Denton Holme within weeks

Alleygates street photo New alleygates could be installed by Christmas to help cut trouble on a string of streets.

Last updated 31 October 2014
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Solar park plan set to get go-ahead despite opposition

Solar park site photo An 80-acre solar energy park which was aggressively objected to by residents in north Allerdale is poised to get the go ahead.

Last updated 31 October 2014
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Hopes fading Cumbrian man will be home from India for Christmas

John Armstrong photo Hopes of bringing a former soldier home from India in time for Christmas are rapidly dwindling following further legal delays.

Last updated 31 October 2014
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Cumbrian man wins £1m prize from insurance website

Steve Belcher photo A Cumbrian man is overjoyed after landing £1 million from a price comparison website.

Last updated 31 October 2014
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Warning of possible overnight flooding in Cumbria

The Environment Agency has issued an early warning of possible flooding in Cumbria.

Last updated 31 October 2014
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Cumbria police appeal after gang attacks teenager

A teenager was attacked by a gang of thugs in the street today.

Last updated 31 October 2014
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Finishing touches being put to annual Carlisle Fireshow

Carlisle Fireshow 2014 photo Finishing touches are being put to an imposing replica of a Tudor Castle – only for it to be burned down in an explosive show.

Last updated 31 October 2014
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Carlisle pensioner faces string of child sex charges

Arthur Cook photo A pensioner has appeared before magistrates charged with a string of sex offences against children.

Last updated 31 October 2014
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A596 reopens after fuel spillage

The A596 in north Cumbria has reopened following a fuel spillage that led two cars to come off the road.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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Death crash driver jailed by Carlisle court

Samuel McIlveen photo A speeding motorist who caused the death of his friend by driving dangerously on a country road has been sent to prison.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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Carlisle GP backs calls to legalise hard drugs

Peter Weaving photo A doctor has backed calls to legalise hard drugs – insisting more lives would be saved. (10 comments)

Last updated 30 October 2014
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Pop star Emeli Sande backs save hospital campaign

Emeli Sande photo Pop sensation Emeli Sande has added her weight to a high-profile campaign to save under-threat services at the West Cumberland Hospital.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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Sky’s the limit for Carlisle Youth Zone youngsters

Youth Zone flight photo What a way to spend the half-term holiday - soaring through the Cumbrian sky at 2,000ft in a private plane.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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RSPB wants help to stop birds of prey being killed in Cumbria

David Harpley photo A wildlife charity is appealing to Cumbria’s shooting community to take action to help stop the killing of birds of prey.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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