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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

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Drugs man who burgled neighbour's home jailed

A criminal who burgled a neighbour’s home the day before he was caught with a stash of drugs has been jailed for 32 months.

Last updated 21 March 2015
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Coroner’s sadness at suicide of woman, 42

A coroner spoke of his sadness as he recorded a verdict of suicide on a woman who was found dead in her home.

Last updated 21 March 2015
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Booze ban on Carlisle trains

A crackdown on drunken behaviour on Saturday night trains from Carlisle is set to be stepped up.

Last updated 20 March 2015
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National nuclear college to be built in west Cumbria

Alan Smith photo A new multi-million pound facility to train the next generation of nuclear workers will be built in west Cumbria, the Government has confirmed.

Last updated 20 March 2015
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North Cumbria's hospitals to retain major incident status over weekend

Cumberland Infirmary photo North Cumbria's two acute hospitals will remain under major incident status throughout the weekend, say NHS bosses. (3 comments)

Last updated 20 March 2015
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Three arrests following robbery in Carlisle

Three people have been arrested by police after two incidents in Carlisle earlier today.

Last updated 20 March 2015
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West Cumbrian man denies railway arson charges

A man has denied being responsible for causing fires which resulted in more than £550,000 damage to property belonging to Ravenglass and Eskdale railway.

Last updated 20 March 2015
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Woman hurt in early hours attack on Carlisle street

A woman was hurt when a man attacked her and tried to steal her handbag, police say.

Last updated 20 March 2015
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Jail for Carlisle teen who attacked man with baseball bat

A teenager lashed out with a baseball bat and injured a man whose Carlisle home he had previously burgled, a court heard.

Last updated 20 March 2015
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Skygazers catch glimpse of solar eclipse in Cumbria

Eclipse photo Skygazers have been treated to a glimpse of the solar eclipse in Cumbria today. (3 comments)

Last updated 20 March 2015
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Rescue team to scrutinise St Bees School accounts

St Bees School photo The team hoping to rescue St Bees School has received a boost after reaching an agreement with the board of governors over access to its financial records.

Last updated 20 March 2015
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Man ran naked through streets, court told

A man has admitted four charges at court - including running naked through the streets.

Last updated 20 March 2015
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Cumbrian man cleared of planning to supply illegal drug

A young man caught with what an expert claimed were “80 potential” doses of an illegal drug has been cleared of intending to supply it.

Last updated 20 March 2015
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£700,000 price tag for former Cumbrian hotel

Nick Lawler photo A former hotel in west Cumbria has gone on the market for £700,000.

Last updated 20 March 2015
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Ex-world champion Nigel Benn raising charity cash at golf club

Nigel Benn photo Former world champion boxer Nigel Benn is set to make a rare public appearance at Whitehaven Golf Club next month.

Last updated 20 March 2015
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Threat to more than 50 Cumbria police call centre jobs

Michelle Skeer photo More than 50 jobs look set to be axed in the control room at Cumbria Police – with more officers instead of civilians manning phones. (21 comments)

Last updated 20 March 2015
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15 people transferred after major incident at north Cumbrian hospitals

Fifteen people have been transferred, after a lack of beds forced NHS bosses to declare a major incident at north Cumbria hospitals. (101 comments)

Last updated 20 March 2015
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£700-a-day PR consultant "saved Cumbria £200,000"

The woman at the head of Cumbria County Council has claimed a PR guru has found an additional £200,000 savings. (27 comments)

Last updated 20 March 2015
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Sainsbury's filling station plan rejected

Plans to build a filling station as part of a town centre regeneration scheme have been rejected.

Last updated 20 March 2015
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Man headbutted stranger outside Cumbrian pub

A night out ended in violence when a man who was annoyed at being thrown out of a pub headbutted a stranger.

Last updated 20 March 2015
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