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Friday, 29 May 2015

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Vintage item stolen from Cockermouth shop

Vintage plane Cockermouth Police in Cockermouth are hunting thieves who stole a vintage item from a town centre shop.

Last updated 28 May 2015
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John Nixon to go as Carlisle United MD

John Nixon photo Carlisle United's managing director is standing down.

Last updated 28 May 2015
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Fundraiser makes £2,500 to say thank-you to hospital

Paula Park photo A Carlisle mum is amazed at how much money people generously donated to the hospital which saved her son’s life.

Last updated 28 May 2015
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Cumbria benefits cheat ex-serviceman avoids jail

An armed forces veteran who pocketed more than £61,500 in a benefits scam has escaped an immediate prison sentence.

Last updated 28 May 2015
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Award for have-a-go gran who fought off shop robber

Rhoda Starkey photo A gran who bravely fought off a would-be robber with a pair of blunt scissors and a mop has been rewarded for ‘striking a blow for decency’.

Last updated 28 May 2015
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Cumbrian festival of maths is working out well

Maths festival photo Students are going numbers-mad as part of a festival to promote maths.

Last updated 28 May 2015
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Cumbria's fire service issues call for more volunteers

Cumbria's firefighters are looking for people to help them make communities across the county safe.

Last updated 28 May 2015
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Vicars and solicitors among customers who 'jump in' to sex shop

Sex shop photo We're a lot more free and easy these days when it comes to sex. Kind of...

Last updated 28 May 2015
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Cockfrock fundraiser in aid of arts centre revamp

Melanie Wheatley photo An event, focused on raising money for a west Cumbrian arts venue, is set to return by popular demand.

Last updated 28 May 2015
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Carlisle man's life saved by smoke alarm, says fire service chief

Carlisle flat fire photo The life of a Carlisle man whose flat was engulfed by flames was saved by his smoke alarm, an investigating fire officer has said.

Last updated 28 May 2015
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Pedal-paddle challenge to encourage Rivers Ride sign-ups

Rivers challenge photo Two charity fundraisers battled it out to find the quickest route from Keswick to Workington – one on a bike and the other in a canoe.

Last updated 28 May 2015
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Cumbrian winner of £2.7m lottery jackpot traced

A lottery jackpot of almost £3m has finally been claimed after months of appeals to the Cumbrian winner.

Last updated 28 May 2015
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Crab found stranded in man's garden - three miles from sea

garden crab photo A crab was the last thing a Gavin Clark expected to find in his garden.

Last updated 28 May 2015
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Award for Cumbrian couple who stepped in to help attack victim

High Sheriff award photo A courageous couple who intervened when two thugs beat up a man have been commended for their bravery.

Last updated 28 May 2015
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Theft-hit Carlisle church forced to close its doors

Keith Teasdale photo A vicar in Carlisle has made the hard decision to close his church for at least a month after a number of thefts. (1 comment)

Last updated 28 May 2015
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Woman hurt in attempted robbery on Carlisle street

A woman was targeted by a would-be robber as she walked down a quiet Carlisle street.

Last updated 28 May 2015
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Queen's Speech: Cumbria's reaction to Conservative Government's plans

John Stevenson photo The first Conservative Government’s Queen’s Speech in 18 years has been delivered – and Cumbria had plenty to pay attention to. (1 comment)

Last updated 28 May 2015
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Carlisle robbery accused had stolen cash from another shop, court told

A man accused of carrying out a knifepoint robbery at a shop had previously stolen cash from another store while armed with a blade, a court heard.

Last updated 28 May 2015
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Man made threats with knife on Carlisle street

A man threatened two people and brandished a knife after ill-feeling boiled over into a street confrontation.

Last updated 28 May 2015
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Man and child killed in A66 crash named

Michael and Tony Jopson photo A man and child who died in a road crash have been identified by police.

Last updated 27 May 2015
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Should churches lock their doors to deter thieves?

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