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Cumbrian town makes history with referendum

History has been made in Cockermouth after people backed proposals for relaxed planning laws to be introduced in the town.

Last updated 18 July 2014
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Road closure agony drags on for Cumbrian traders

Cockermouth Main Street photo Struggling traders in Cockermouth have been hit with another blow as the completion date for controversial roadworks has been put back to October. (19 comments)

Last updated 18 July 2014
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New housing will put an end to Cumbrian rat run

There are hopes a new housing development could stop motorists using a road as a rat run. (12 comments)

Last updated 18 July 2014
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North Cumbrian GP suspended after alleged incident

Dalston GP practice photo A family doctor from a practice that has been criticised for its poor hygiene standards has been suspended following an alleged incident.

Last updated 18 July 2014
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Road closure blow for Maryport Blues Festival organisers

There will be no takeaway food vans allowed on Senhouse Street during the three-day Maryport Blues Festival, which starts next Friday. (19 comments)

Last updated 18 July 2014
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Cumbria police appeal after man dragged from taxi

A man was dragged from a taxi and punched in the head repeatedly in what police described as “an unprovoked attack”.

Last updated 18 July 2014
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Biker flown to Newcastle hospital after crash

VIDEO A motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a crash with a car.

Last updated 17 July 2014
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Carlisle man cleared of planning to supply heroin

A man has been cleared of planning to supply heroin which he said was for his own use.

Last updated 17 July 2014
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West Cumbrian pair jailed for burgling house

Two men have been jailed for 16 months each for burgling a house in Workington.

Last updated 17 July 2014
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Police drop inquiry into man who tidied up Cumbrian cycle path

Jim Higgins photo People power has triumphed as a police probe against a pensioner who removed metal railings while tidying up an overgrown cycle track has been dropped.

Last updated 17 July 2014
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Human waste left behind in Carlisle park

Keenan Park camp photo Human waste and toilet paper was left in woodland after travellers set up an illegal camp on a Carlisle park.

Last updated 17 July 2014
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Woman badly burned in house fire moved to Newcastle hospital

A woman was hospitalised with serious burns after a house fire

Last updated 17 July 2014
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Fed-up Cockermouth traders demand to know why roadworks have stopped

Cockermouth Main Street photo Fed-up shop owners are demanding answers about why major road works which have closed off a main street for months have ground to a halt.

Last updated 17 July 2014
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‘Personal vendetta’ will not stop charity barn dance

A personal vendetta between two families put a charity barn dance in jeopardy – but councillors ruled the event can go ahead.

Last updated 17 July 2014
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Allerdale council restricts how close wind turbines can be to homes

Wind turbine photo Allerdale council has made history by becoming the first authority in the country to put a limit on how close to homes wind turbines can be built. (5 comments)

Last updated 17 July 2014
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Police check caught out banned Cumbrian driver

A north Cumbrian motorist who called in to a police station found himself charged with driving while banned.

Last updated 17 July 2014
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National Grid to start debate on route of nuclear power station power lines

Power lines graphic A consultation begins this autumn on the route of high-voltage power lines to carry electricity from a new nuclear power station at Sellafield. (8 comments)

Last updated 17 July 2014
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New inquest date for woman mauled to death at Cumbrian zoo

Sarah McClay photo A new date has been set for the inquest into the death of a zookeeper killed by a tiger as she worked.

Last updated 17 July 2014
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MP calls for taskforce to tackle NHS problems in Cumbria

Jamie Reed photo An MP wants the Government to step in and set up a taskforce to tackle problems within the NHS in Cumbria.

Last updated 17 July 2014
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Carlisle taxi man denies ‘rape lies’

Dariusz Kowalczyk photo A taxi driver accused of sexually attacking a passenger has denied inventing a string of lies to cover his alleged crime and continued to insist it was the woman who made an advance on him.

Last updated 17 July 2014
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