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Thursday, 24 July 2014

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Motorists told to avoid M6 southbound

An earlier accident on the Cumbrian border with Lancashire is causing heavy traffic and long delays, say police.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Collabro to headline Carlisle Christmas lights switch-on

Collabro photo Talent show champions Collabro – featuring Carlisle’s Matthew Pagan – will headline this year’s city Christmas lights switch-on.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Armed police sent to deal with domestic incident

Police officers armed with taser guns were called to the scene of a domestic incident in Carlisle this evening which resulted in a man being arrested.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Councils will be unable to veto underground nuclear waste plans - Government

Cumbria County Council will have no powers to stop future plans for an underground nuclear waste store. (3 comments)

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Man cut free after car overturns in Cumbria

A man has been taken to hospital after being cut free from a car which had overturned near Penrith.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Closure of two Cumbrian schools to go ahead

The closure of two failing secondary schools in Workington has been agreed by senior county councillors.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Not voting in parking charges meeting was protest, says Carlisle councillor

Carlisle councillors photo In anger at the “done deal” on imposed parking charges in Carlisle, councillors refused to cast their votes in a knife-edge debate – and lost their chance to scupper them.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Carlisle's Sands Centre axes its creche

Andy King photo Three workers will lose their jobs at The Sands Centre in Carlisle when a creche and other regular toddler activities are axed at the end of the month. (4 comments)

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Cumbrian men honoured for saving people from arsonist

Keswick fire men photo Three heroes who put themselves at risk to save the lives of others from a serial arsonist have been honoured with special commendations.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Emergency services called to two-car crash in Cumbria

Emergency crews are at the scene of a two-car crash.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Rare black goldendoodle pups among Carlisle litter

Goldendoodle photo They're one of the growing number of dogs which have resulted from mixing poodles with other breeds...

Last updated 24 July 2014
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More alleygates in Carlisle to reduce crime

Alleygates photo New alleygates are likely to be installed to help cut crime and trouble in the Denton Holme area of Carlisle.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Traders condemn new parking charges in Cumbrian town

Traders in Whitehaven have condemned plans to charge £1.80 an hour to park on six town centre streets.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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£16,000 handed to Cumbrian groups and charities

Groups and charities in the Carlisle area are celebrating after more than £16,000 was handed out by councillors.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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New support group for autistic people in Cumbria

Autism centre photo A new support group for children with autism and their families is being set up.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Housing deal at Cumbrian rugby club quashed

Darren Ward  photo Controversial plans for a housing development which would have pumped £1 million into a rugby club have been quashed at the eleventh hour.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Homeless couple praise Carlisle after run of bad luck

Robbed couple photo A vulnerable couple have praised Carlisle after a nightmare day that saw them sleeping rough.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Cumbrian cyclists injured in hit and run in Kent

Two young cyclists from Cumbria have been injured after being knocked off their bikes in a hit and run near Canterbury.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Cumbrian senior school criticised for serious weaknesses

Government inspectors say one of the smallest secondary schools in Cumbria has “serious weaknesses”.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Pupils praise progress of Carlisle's Central academy

School pupils photo Students have told government inspectors that the recovering Richard Rose Central Academy is ‘a good place to be’.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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