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Drunken Carlisle teenager chased from houses he was trying to burgle

Connor Dalgleish photo A 64-year-old man who woke up to strange noises in his house in the middle of the night got out of bed to investigate – and found a burglar coming up the stairs towards him.

Last updated 8 December 2012
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Carlisle royal sick bag artist's new product to mark Duchess of Cambridge pregnancy

Lydia Leith photo Some raised eyebrows when artist Lydia Leith came up with some alternative memorabilia when Wills and Kate tied the knot.

Last updated 8 December 2012
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Cumbrian women unimpressed with Government's grants for new childcare businesses

Joanne Routledge photo A new pot of cash could entice “female entrepreneurs” to set up childcare businesses, as the Government battles to help more women return to work.

Last updated 15 November 2012
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Only 1 in 3 say they will definitely vote in Cumbria police election - poll

Police photo When the Prime Minister comes to Cumbria, you can bet there’s an election looming.

Last updated 12 November 2012
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Child benefits which aren't for everyone

cb4 A big change in how the British benefits system works is underway. Letters have gone out to households across Cumbria advising them about a forthcoming change to Child Benefit.

Last updated 30 October 2012
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Cumbria's elderly facing stark choice between warmth and food

Tony Cunningham photo Utility companies raising gas and electricity prices are signing a “death warrant” for the elderly.

Last updated 15 October 2012
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We should never turn a blind eye to this shocking abuse

Jimmy Savile photo For Abigail Finnigan, chief executive of Carlisle-based charity Safety Net, the sheer size and scale of both the abuse claims by Savile’s victims, and the organisations and people who knew about them, do not surprise her.

Last updated 13 October 2012
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A Jerusalem without the ladies’ jam?

Shards of flying conkers potentially blinding children can begin to explain the forced wearing of goggles by competitors, while other people begrudgingly accept the dangers flip flops might pose in a workplace.

Last updated 11 October 2012
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Carlisle Mencap's new children's respite centre is 'dream come true'

Grace Little centre photo It was Grace Little’s dying wish to thank the people who helped look after her disabled son.

Last updated 9 October 2012
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Why catching flu shouldn’t be sniffed at

Flu injection photo Flu is often used as an umbrella term for all of the illnesses, including bad coughs and colds, that strike most of us at some point each winter.

Last updated 8 October 2012
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What you will be paying extra for next time you shop

Cash-strapped shoppers will be the ones to suffer most under the new VAT changes, an expert claims.

Last updated 3 October 2012
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Our heritage of infamy, murder and intrigue!

cit003 It’s one of the most historically significant buildings in the city, but it’s unlikely that it catches many an eye among residents or those on the way to work.

Last updated 6 September 2012
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First rungs on the ladder

fire01 Eight new prospective firefighters looked on excitedly and with a little apprehension at the launch of a new apprenticeship scheme.

Last updated 4 September 2012
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Does the school uniform have to be so expensive?

uni02 With a new school year about to start, parents across Cumbria are frantically rushing around trying to get their hands on those final pieces of uniform.

Last updated 3 September 2012
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Nuclear waste disposal: The definitive report condensed

Nuclear dump graphic The experts call it a “geological disposal facility”. Opponents call it a “nuke dump”. They all agree it’ll contain “high level and intermediate nuclear waste”. (22 comments)

Last updated 2 September 2012
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Is there a cure for the summer time booze in Cumbria?

Ros Willatt photo Bottles of strong cider, spirits and cans of cheap lager fill a table at Carlisle police station. They have all been seized from underage drinkers in the city.

Last updated 27 August 2012
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Will the Solway Air Museum ever be able to reach for the skies?

It occupies just under three acres at Carlisle Airport yet Solway Aviation Museum is packed with history.

Last updated 14 August 2012
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The fight to save Carlisle's Lonsdale building is over

Edna Croft photo The Beatles. The Rolling Stones. Jimi Hendrix. Johnny Cash. The Kinks. The Bee Gees. It takes a leap of imagination to picture the days when the biggest stars in the world performed on Warwick Road, Carlisle. (38 comments)

Last updated 6 August 2012
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Rangers in Scottish Division Three means good and bad news for Annan

They may not be exactly on their hands and knees rolling out the red carpet in Annan for the arrival of the mighty Rangers, but certainly the green carpet is being laid.

Last updated 17 July 2012
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All in a day's work for CSI Cumbria

Ian McCrone photo From murders and suicides to road, plane and train crashes, Ian McCrone has seen it all.

Last updated 14 July 2012
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