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Saturday, 31 January 2015

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Cumbrian man jailed for part in £1.1m Iceland fish fraud

ptfakefish A Cumbrian man is behind bars for his role in a £1.1m food fraud that saw almost 400,000 packs of ‘fake’ sea bass sold in Iceland shops across the country.

Last updated 31 January 2015
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Under 4 per cent of complaints against Cumbria police upheld

Paul Duhig photo Only about four per cent of complaints against Cumbria’s police officers were found to be true by internal investigators last year.

Last updated 31 January 2015
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Snow and ice warning for Cumbria

A weather warning comes into force this afternoon, lasting until midday tomorrow.

Last updated 31 January 2015
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Children's nurse to sue Cumbrian NHS trust

ptmelanieriley A children's nurse is planning to take legal action against an NHS trust she blames for wrecking her 20-year career.

Last updated 31 January 2015
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Labour’s election campaign HQ to open in Carlisle

Lee Sherriff photo Campaign headquarters for Carlisle’s would-be Labour MP Lee Sherriff were due to open in the city today.

Last updated 31 January 2015
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Knife threat man dropped weapon as he ran from scene

A man was threatened by another man with a knife.

Last updated 31 January 2015
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Go-ahead for new restaurant in Carlisle city centre

ptchloescloset A new restaurant could open in one of Carlisle city centre’s most thriving areas.

Last updated 31 January 2015
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Drivers will be fined for ignoring road closure, warns council

ptarrighi Drivers who flout a road closure will be fined, a Cumbrian council has warned.

Last updated 31 January 2015
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Yob doesn’t get to see his ‘good punch’ shown in Carlisle court

A judge refused to play CCTV footage during a court hearing – because he didn’t want a thug to see how good a punch he had thrown.

Last updated 31 January 2015
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Carlisle thug attacked partner as she held their new baby

sm jenskins A thug attacked his pregnant partner with a mop – then assaulted her again as she held their newborn baby.

Last updated 31 January 2015
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Cumbria council set to increase council tax

Cumbria County Council photo The amount of money people in Cumbria pay for council tax could rise by nearly two per cent if county council proposals are waved through. (14 comments)

Last updated 30 January 2015
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Man flown to Newcastle hospital after being knocked over

A man has been airlifted to hospital in Newcastle after being knocked over by a car.

Last updated 30 January 2015
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Stand-in Carlisle council waste boss getting £500 a day

Council chiefs have brought in an interim manager on £500 a day to run its refuse and street cleaning services. (5 comments)

Last updated 30 January 2015
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Man arrested after body found in woods near Carlisle

Moorhouse body photo A man has been arrested after a body was found in woods outside Carlisle.

Last updated 30 January 2015
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Investment in Workington port will put Allerdale on map - claim

Port of Workington photo Investment which is set to be ploughed into the Port of Workington will put Allerdale on the map, promises council leader Alan Smith.

Last updated 30 January 2015
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Exam league tables are misleading say Cumbrian heads

Headteachers in Cumbria have hit out at the Government’s exam league tables, claiming they are misleading.

Last updated 30 January 2015
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Eight years for man who bit off part of victim's face

Dale Thompson photo A thug who bit off part of a man’s face at a party is today beginning an eight-year prison sentence.

Last updated 30 January 2015
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Darts star 'Hawaii 501' throws down Cumbrian challenge

Wayne Mardle photo Darts fans will have the chance to pit their skills against one of the sport’s most well-known players.

Last updated 30 January 2015
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£600,000 sick pay bill for Cumbria Police

Richard Rhodes photo Cumbria Police had to pay out more than £620,000 in wages to officers and civilian staff who were off sick in just three months.

Last updated 30 January 2015
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Snow pictures from around Cumbria

dc noah Enjoy these pictures of snow covered Cumbria from snowmen to snow scenes, and swans to pet dogs. (3 comments)

Last updated 30 January 2015
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