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Thursday, 17 April 2014

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Mum set fire to her own car to 'cover up' earlier collision

A mother who set fire to her car and then claimed it had been stolen has been given a suspended prison sentence at Carlisle Crown Court.

Last updated 17 April 2014
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Cumbria's highways chiefs pledge action after girl, 15, falls in front of car

Samantha Wilson photo Highways chiefs have vowed to act after calls for improved disabled access outside a school.

Last updated 17 April 2014
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Four 'places of safety' for Cumbria's young people

A new map has revealed Cumbria has four health-based “places of safety” for young people – an improvement on many parts of the country.

Last updated 17 April 2014
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International flavour to Carlisle city centre market

Carlisle market photo Carlisle's high street was transformed into a world of bright colours and sweet smells as the Easter international market arrived in town.

Last updated 17 April 2014
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29 children refused places at Carlisle's Newlaithes infants

Alan Toole photo Dozens of children have been denied places at their first choice schools across Cumbria.

Last updated 17 April 2014
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Cumbrian fire crews tackle large blaze involving tyres

Householders were urged to close their doors and windows as firefighters tackled a large blaze.

Last updated 17 April 2014
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On-street parking charges will not be good for Keswick, says deputy mayor

A town's deputy mayor has added her voice to growing opposition against Cumbria County Council’s plans to introduce parking charges.

Last updated 17 April 2014
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Cumbrian theatre waiting for revamp funding decisions

Richard Elder photo Hopes are high that Rosehill Theatre’s £4.5 million revamp will go ahead this year.

Last updated 17 April 2014
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New homes plan for Cleator's former Kangol site

Ninety-two new houses could be built on the former Kangol site in Cleator.

Last updated 17 April 2014
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Jail for man who ran cannabis farm on edge of Carlisle

A joiner has been jailed for two years after admitting running a cannabis farm, on the outskirts of Carlisle, and stealing the electricity to heat it.

Last updated 17 April 2014
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Cumbria police tell drivers to heed roadworks signs - or risk fine

Sean Prince photo Police are warning motorists to drive safely in a Cumbrian town or risk a fine and penalty points.

Last updated 17 April 2014
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Take That star Gary Barlow gets support from Cumbria uni graduate

A former Cumbria university student will support Take That star Gary Barlow at his concert in Birmingham this weekend.

Last updated 17 April 2014
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Two arrested after Carlisle man attacked and robbed

Two people have been arrested after a man was attacked and robbed in Carlisle.

Last updated 17 April 2014
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Carlisle driver clocked at 132mph - court

A motorist has admitted driving dangerously at up to 132mph on the M74 near Gretna.

Last updated 17 April 2014
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Man accused of throwing bottle cleared of assault

A Whitehaven man accused of assault has been found not guilty.

Last updated 17 April 2014
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Cumbrian man found guilty of sexual touching

A man has been found guilty of sexually touching a woman and trespassing with the intention of committing a sex offence.

Last updated 17 April 2014
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Carlisle museum staff cherry-pick £19m helicopter job

Solway museum photo It was far from a typical day at work, when museum volunteers were called upon to help repair a stranded £19m military helicopter.

Last updated 17 April 2014
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Cumbrian cake designer's creations turning heads

Andy Nuttall photo Crumbs! A chef has created a range of lifelike 3D cakes that look too good to be eaten.

Last updated 17 April 2014
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Countdown starts to annual Race for Life in Carlisle

Race for Life photo The countdown is on to this year’s Race for Life events, and the women of Carlisle are being urged to step up and take part.

Last updated 17 April 2014
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Biker taken to hospital after Wigton crash

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after a crash near Wigton.

Last updated 16 April 2014
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