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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

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Power cut leaves more than 180 homes in rural Cumbria without electricity

More than 180 homes in a rural area of Cumbria are without power due to a fault.

Last updated 31 March 2015
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Met Office issues weather warnings for Cumbria

Wind gusts of up to 70mph are forecast to strike the north west of England today, including Cumbria.

Last updated 31 March 2015
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Cumbrian great grandfather wins over £725k on Lottery

Robert Bruce photo An 85-year-old great grandfather has won £727,308 on the Lotto.

Last updated 31 March 2015
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Firefighters tackle Cumbria barn blaze

Firefighters are at the scene of a barn blaze in west Cumbria.

Last updated 31 March 2015
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Carlisle cheerleaders celebrate success at major championship

Cheerleaders photo Cheerleaders are celebrating scooping an impressive haul of silverware at a major championship in only their second competitive season.

Last updated 31 March 2015
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Tributes paid to Cumbrian man who died in house fire

Terence Satterthwaite photo The younger brother of a man who died in a house fire has paid tribute to a man who had an infectious laugh.

Last updated 31 March 2015
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Workington's Sir Tony now officially an ex-MP

Tony Cunningham photo In 2001 Destiny’s Child and Steps dominated the airwaves, the first Harry Potter film hit cinemas and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was the Premier League’s top goalscorer.

Last updated 31 March 2015
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Ex-Carlisle businessman fleeced by his ‘trusted accountant’, court told

A former Carlisle businessman made bogus claims for legal aid as he sought to pursue a crooked accountant who “took him for every penny”, a court heard.

Last updated 31 March 2015
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Cumbria council staff sickness blamed on stress

Barry Doughty photo Staff sickness at Cumbria County Council has been blamed on stress following job cuts within the authority.

Last updated 31 March 2015
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Man fined for stealing cheese and onion roll from Carlisle shop

A man who stole food from a Carlisle shop has been fined by magistrates and ordered to pay compensation.

Last updated 31 March 2015
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Householders need to make sure they lock up say Cumbria police

Figures from the first two months of the year show that nearly two thirds of house burglaries in Carlisle happened after residents left doors or windows unlocked or open.

Last updated 31 March 2015
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Cumbria council set to object to wind turbines plan

A council is set to join the list of objectors against plans to erect wind turbines in a pocket of rural Cumbria.

Last updated 31 March 2015
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Carlisle's Tory candidate going door-to-door again

John Stevenson photo John Stevenson has taken a step back in time to help a Carlisle postman deliver his round.

Last updated 31 March 2015
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Shadow minister impressed with Carlisle housing scheme

Lee Sherriff photo A shadow minister said she was “impressed” with a Carlisle housing development and vowed that her party would tackle the housing crisis.

Last updated 31 March 2015
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Man threatened PCSO who gave evidence against him in court

A man has been spared jail after threatening a police community support officer who gave evidence against him in court.

Last updated 31 March 2015
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West Cumbrian woman sentenced for harassment

A west Cumbrian woman has been sentenced by a court after she admitted harassing two people.

Last updated 31 March 2015
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Carlisle pub to close for £500,000 refit

A popular pub will close its doors for around eight or nine weeks while work on a £500,000 refurbishment takes place.

Last updated 31 March 2015
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Rail union demonstration in Carlisle

A rail union today demanded for money made on trains in the north to be ploughed into improving services in the region.

Last updated 31 March 2015
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Man found dead in wood by his wife, inquest told

A coroner has recorded a suicide verdict after hearing how a man was found dead in a wood by his wife.

Last updated 31 March 2015
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Record-breaking champion gurner dies, aged 63

Anne Woods photo Anne Woods - the world record-breaking champion gurner - has died aged 63.

Last updated 31 March 2015
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