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Monday, 28 July 2014

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Cumbria council awards emergency mowing contract

Accelerated grass growth across Cumbria this spring has forced council chiefs to use emergency powers to award a roadside maintenance contract.

Last updated 22 July 2014
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Strong crowds and top sounds at Music on the Marr

Music on marr photo Glorious music rang out over Castle Carrock at the weekend as this year’s Music on the Marr festival pleased fans from far and wide.

Last updated 21 July 2014
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Cyclist found on Cumbrian roadside dies in hospital

Police say a cyclist who was taken to hospital following concerns for his "welfare" has died.

Last updated 21 July 2014
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Huge bill to replace street lights being removed by Electricity North West

Council chiefs face a near £2 million bill to replace street lights being taken down by a power firm.

Last updated 21 July 2014
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New Workington academy school set to be delayed

Stainburn school photo Proposals to close two failing secondary schools in Workington are set to get the green light – but the shutdown is likely to be pushed back until summer 2015. (2 comments)

Last updated 21 July 2014
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Shoplifter banned from Carlisle city centre shops

A woman who police say has hundreds of previous shoplifting convictions has been given an antisocial behaviour order preventing her from entering a huge number of shops in Carlisle.

Last updated 21 July 2014
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Celtic Nation in turmoil as owner sells, manager quits

Frank Lynch photo Celtic Nation was today plunged into turmoil after its USA-based multi-millionaire owner Frank Lynch sold the Carlisle football club and manager Willie McStay resigned. (30 comments)

Last updated 21 July 2014
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Sunsoaked sport festival in Carlisle draws the crowds

Carlisle sport festival photo People from all over Cumbria flocked to Carlisle’s Sheepmount stadium to enjoy the county’s very own Festival of Sport.

Last updated 21 July 2014
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Cockermouth hoping for investment boost after planning vote

Jonty Chippendale photo Cockermouth is in line for an investment boom as businesses line up to move into the town following changes to its planning laws.

Last updated 21 July 2014
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Talks held on rise of violent crime in Cumbria

Richard Rhodes photo Cumbria's crime commissioner says he’s taken up a worrying rise in violent crime with the chief constable.

Last updated 21 July 2014
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Arrest warrant issued for Carlisle sex trial man

An arrest warrant has been issued for a 44-year-old Carlisle man who faces three charges of sexually touching a woman without consent.

Last updated 21 July 2014
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Carlisle man turned to drug dealing after friend’s death

A young cocaine dealer who blamed his decision to peddle the deadly drug on the tragic death of his best friend has been locked up.

Last updated 21 July 2014
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Cumbrian man jailed for storing cocaine and cannabis

Derek Dowell photo A man who stored illicit drugs worth more than £22,000 at his home near Carlisle has been jailed.

Last updated 21 July 2014
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Cumbrian man due in court on 11 rape charges

A man will appear in court today accused of a string of sex crimes – including 11 charges of rape.

Last updated 21 July 2014
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Police issue appeal after retired race horse stolen

A retired thoroughbred racehorse has been stolen from a Cumbrian field.

Last updated 20 July 2014
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Drug abuse mum forged doctor's signature to get tablets

A young mum prosecuted for stealing her doctor’s blank prescription forms to get tranquillisers has been abusing drugs since she was 13.

Last updated 20 July 2014
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Pensioner "stable" in hospital after rush hour crash in Carlisle

A 70-year-old woman injured in an accident on one of Carlisle’s busiest roads was today in a stable condition in hospital.

Last updated 19 July 2014
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BBC Radio Cumbria disrupted by faulty fire alarm

BBC Radio Cumbria bosses have apologised after a faulty fire alarm led to the station's Carlisle HQ being evacuated early today.

Last updated 19 July 2014
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Patience praised as Carlisle fire finally dies out

Wastre fire photo Firefighters say they’re grateful for people’s patience shown as they dealt with the aftermath of a massive fire.

Last updated 19 July 2014
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Morris-dancing benefit cheat caught on film

VIDEO A man who claimed he was virtually unable to walk has been exposed as a morris-dancing benefits cheat.

Last updated 19 July 2014
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