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Friday, 24 October 2014

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Pair jailed for nine years for £30,000 drugs haul

Liam Wilson photo Two men have been sent to prison for more than nine years today for possession with intent to supply almost £30,000 worth of drugs.

Last updated 24 October 2014
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Roadworks misery ends for Cockermouth

Cockermouth is back in business – and traders are keen to spread the word.

Last updated 24 October 2014
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Unions' pension fears over Tata steelworks sale

 Tata Steel logo Unions have spoken out over plans by steel giant Tata to sell its long products business and have warned of possible industrial action over pensions.

Last updated 24 October 2014
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Cumbrian villages best in the country

Paula Skelly photo It is the quaintness and community spirit of St Bees and nearby Moor Row that attracts families.

Last updated 24 October 2014
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Possible Civic Centre move for Carlisle Tourist Information Centre

Civic Centre photo Carlisle's Tourist Information Centre could move into the Civic Centre.

Last updated 24 October 2014
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Ski slope part of Christrmas lights switch-on

mbjane1 SKIERS will no longer have to travel to the Alps to feel the adrenaline rush of hurtling down a slope this winter as a special attraction makes its way to Wigton.

Last updated 24 October 2014
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Catholic chapel forced to close

mbchurch2 BRAMPTON’S Catholic Chapel will close next week because funding cannot be found to keep it going.

Last updated 24 October 2014
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Karson aiming for a capital career

mbkarson A gifted youngster could be on the road to stardom after being snapped up by a London talent agency.

Last updated 24 October 2014
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Carers jailed for abusing elderly residents

Care workers photo Three care assistants who subjected vulnerable care home residents to months of systematic abuse were today behind bars.

Last updated 24 October 2014
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Anger over plan to axe 1,800 Cumbria County Council jobs

Dave Armstrong photo A union leader has described a cost-cutting drive that will see 1,800 jobs axed as an act of vandalism.

Last updated 24 October 2014
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Cars hit by wheels of agricultural machine near Carlisle

Tractor incident photo Two cars were damaged when they were hit by the wheels of an agricultural machine.

Last updated 24 October 2014
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Cumbrian GP to join battle against Ebola virus

Sean Hudson photo A Cumbrian GP is heading to Sierra Leone to join the battle against the deadly Ebola virus.

Last updated 24 October 2014
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Burglar targeted 'vulnerable' businesses, Carlisle court told

A burglar who stole from a shop in his home town and tried to break into another has been spared jail.

Last updated 24 October 2014
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Major changes revealed to Cumbria's hospitals

Jeremy Rushmer photo As feared by thousands of campaigners, west Cumbria’s maternity unit could close.

Last updated 24 October 2014
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Police close key north Cumbrian road

Police closed part of the A69 road near Carlisle this afternoon after a three-vehicle crash.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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Warning as 1,800 council jobs hang in the balance

Cumbria County Council photo Council chiefs are warning of "dark times" as they brace themselves for fresh budget cuts which will involve axing a further 1,800 jobs. (54 comments)

Last updated 23 October 2014
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Air ambulance called to two-car crash on busy Cumbrian road

An air ambulance was called to a two-car crash in which a woman had to be cut free from her vehicle.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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Historic Carlisle city centre area taken off at-risk list

Carlisle TIC photo Carlisle's city centre conservation area has been removed from English Heritage’s ‘at-risk’ register following improvements.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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Deaths fall after surgery move to Carlisle

Jeremy Rushmer photo Hospital bosses say fewer people are dying in north Cumbria following recent changes – including the controversial move to centralise high-risk surgery in Carlisle.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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