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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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Transgender Carlisle Scrabble champion took her life to escape abuse

Mikki Nicholson photo A former UK Scrabble champion killed herself by stepping in front of a moving train after suffering abuse because of her status as a transgender person.

Last updated 21 April 2015
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Cumbrian man fighting terminal cancer defying the odds

Rod Smith photo A man fighting terminal cancer continues to defy the odds.

Last updated 21 April 2015
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Fears over drug abuse if Cumbrian flats plan gets go-ahead

ptsenhouseterrace Objections are pouring in against plans for a three-storey block of flats to be built in the centre of Workington.

Last updated 21 April 2015
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Man caught growing £19,000 of cannabis at Carlisle home

A man was told a prison sentence is "likely" after drugs with a potential value of £19,000 were found growing at his house.

Last updated 21 April 2015
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Carlisle delivery driver stole stock from shop

A delivery driver who stole thousands of pounds worth of stock from a shop while on his milk rounds has escaped a prison sentence.

Last updated 21 April 2015
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Takeaway boss blames council building site in Carlisle for lack of trade

Ibrahim Kartal photo Cumbria County Council’s new £10.4m HQ is scheduled to open next spring. It will house about 700 workers and it will save the council nearly £1m a year by reducing its number of offices. It may also help to regenerate Botchergate. (8 comments)

Last updated 21 April 2015
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Probation staff could be replaced by machines

Probation officers could be replaced by cash-machine-style kiosks which allows criminals to check-in with a fingerprint.

Last updated 21 April 2015
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Reluctant Cumbrian marathon man's big challenge

A man who admits he “never wanted to run a marathon” is taking on the country’s biggest running event in aid of Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s children’s hospice.

Last updated 21 April 2015
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New Carlisle arts centre all fired up

sean hughes More than 50 events are already booked for Carlisle’s newest arts and entertainments venue – and it doesn’t open until next month.

Last updated 21 April 2015
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Cameron sets out Carlisle principle

David Cameron A Government partnership between Labour and the Scottish National Party would be a “match made in hell”, David Cameron has warned as he set out plans for a new Carlisle principle.

Last updated 21 April 2015
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Carlisle man gets 18 years for mowing down neighbour

Chertsey Mount photo A driver who deliberately mowed down his neighbour after earlier accusing him of imprisoning a sex slave in his flat has been jailed for 18 years.

Last updated 21 April 2015
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Pensioner drove off after causing crash at lights in Carlisle

A pensioner who drove through a red light and crashed in Carlisle said he had no idea he had to report it to police.

Last updated 21 April 2015
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Cumbrian soldier admits going AWOL

A soldier who went absent without leave has appeared in court in Carlisle.

Last updated 21 April 2015
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Violent residents attacked others at Carlisle care home

A man left in his own urine, a woman with food-spattered clothes, violent residents and cleaning staff forced to step in to support under-pressure care assistants.

Last updated 21 April 2015
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Man tried to con £300 from Cumbrian pensioner

A man tried to con a pensioner out of £300 by falsely claiming he had done painting work for her, a court has heard.

Last updated 21 April 2015
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Dog drama in the Lake District

Nearly 30 mountain rescuers were involved in an operation to rescue a dog in the Lake District.

Last updated 21 April 2015
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Foodbank opens in Carlisle Railway Station

Railway food bank photo Commuters to and from Carlisle are being encouraged to show their generosity and donate to a foodbank in the city’s train station.

Last updated 21 April 2015
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Third Sector and rural issues in the spotlight

Election candidates will be under the spotlight at a hustings event organised by the county’s volunteers later this week.

Last updated 21 April 2015
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Labour's pledge to help disabled people

Lee Sherriff photo Labour has launched a manifesto to reach out to disabled people in the hoping of winning their votes.

Last updated 21 April 2015
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Risk to Cumbria police increases due to cuts

policebeatfgfdgf The chairman of the main police union in Cumbria says cuts to the service are “increasing the daily risk” to officers.

Last updated 21 April 2015
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