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Friday, 31 July 2015

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Construction workers at Sellafield begin industrial action

More 1,200 workers at Sellafield have started a work to rule and overtime ban.

Last updated 31 July 2015
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Kendal Calling festival: Cumbrian man, 18, who died identified

kendal Calling police photo One man has died, two other people are in a critical condition and two more men are seriously ill due to suspected substance abuse at Kendal Calling.

Last updated 31 July 2015
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Praise for West Cumberland Hospital's gynae service

West Cumberland staff photo A hospital service which has treated more than 150 women since it was launched a year ago has been hailed a success.

Last updated 31 July 2015
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Man who duped OAP of £46,000 must pay back only £48

A conman who fleeced a vulnerable elderly woman out of almost £46,000 has been ordered to pay her compensation of just £48.

Last updated 31 July 2015
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Hopes growing that Primark coming to Carlisle

Carlisle BHS photo Hopes are growing that cut-price clothes chain Primark is finally coming to Carlisle – potentially taking over the closure-threatened BHS store.

Last updated 31 July 2015
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Six police assaulted at Carlisle railway station

Carlisle rail station photo Six police officers have been assaulted at Carlisle's railway station in less than 12 months.

Last updated 31 July 2015
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Cumbrian fitness guru marks 75th birthday with five major challenges

Barry Johnson photo It will be a superhuman effort at any age, but taking on five major challenges just days before his 75th birthday puts one Cumbrian man in a league of his own.

Last updated 31 July 2015
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Hundreds get ready to storm Cumbrian castle on colour run

Muncaster colour run photo A west Cumbrian castle will be ablaze with colour as hundreds of people take part in a charity fun run this weekend.

Last updated 31 July 2015
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Driver banned for hitting 130mph on bypass

Matthew Russell Hutchins photo A Cumbrian motorist has been banned from the road after he was clocked driving at 130mph on a bypass.

Last updated 31 July 2015
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Prison term for drug addict who blackmailed vulnerable pensioner

Paul Carr photo A drug addict who blackmailed a vulnerable pensioner was jailed by a judge who described his crime as a “murder of the soul”.

Last updated 31 July 2015
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Mayor quits claiming he was 'set up' by council

Bill Finlay  photo A town mayor has stood down from his role, claiming he was set up by a “kangaroo court”.

Last updated 31 July 2015
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Rare bee-eaters nesting in Cumbrian quarry; RSPB sets up viewpoint

Bee-eater photo Two pairs of rare bee-eaters have set up home and are raising chicks at a quarry in north Cumbria.

Last updated 31 July 2015
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Tenth Kendal Calling music festival starts in style

Kendal Calling photo Around 25,000 people are expected through the gates of the Kendal Calling music festival this weekend.

Last updated 31 July 2015
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Two teenagers in court charged with robbing boy, 16

Two teenagers have been charged with robbing a 16-year-old boy in a park.

Last updated 31 July 2015
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Stobart "double-crewing" to avoid Calais crisis

Stobart photo The migrant crisis in Calais is forcing Eddie Stobart to take special measures to safeguard their lorries and drivers.

Last updated 31 July 2015
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Stage is set for Tom Jones

Tom Jones stage photo A huge dome is towering over a corner of a Carlisle park, ready and waiting for the legendary Sir Tom Jones to come out and serenade the city.

Last updated 31 July 2015
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Rescue launched after reports of paraglider in trouble off Cumbrian coast

Two coastguard teams, a rescue helicopter and a lifeboat were scrambled to help after reports a paraglider had landed in the sea off the Cumbrian coast.

Last updated 30 July 2015
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Whitehaven mum-of-four avoids jail term for £33,000 fraud

A woman responsible for a £33,000 fraud has been spared an immediate jail sentence.

Last updated 30 July 2015
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Teenage driver behind bars after crashing into wall

A banned driver who crashed into seven parked vehicles and a garden wall has been given a custodial sentence.

Last updated 30 July 2015
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West Cumbrian business targeted by phone scam

A quick-thinking Workington business has avoided falling victim to a phone scam which purported to be from Cumbria police.

Last updated 30 July 2015
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