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Monday, 27 April 2015

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Man accused of Carlisle office burglary wrote to police chief

Ricky White photo A man arrested for a burglary wrote a letter to Cumbria’s top police officer protesting his innocence – but failed to mention his key line of defence, a court heard.

Last updated 3 April 2015
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Union claims Cumbria police call centre cuts will ‘take officers off streets’

dvarmmw Proposals to slash police control room staff numbers by more than a third have been labelled Draconian and ridiculous. (8 comments)

Last updated 3 April 2015
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Jury clears ex-Carlisle businessman of benefits fraud

Geoff Bell photo A former Carlisle businessman accused of fraud has been cleared by a jury of all charges.

Last updated 3 April 2015
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Drug addict who stole 30 Cumbrian school laptops jailed

A drug addict who stole 30 laptops from a west Cumbrian primary school has been jailed.

Last updated 3 April 2015
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Crews called to fire at derelict hotel in Workington

Fire crews were called to a blaze at a derelict hotel in Workington this morning.

Last updated 2 April 2015
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Record-breaking winter warmth appeal raises £107,000

Big Sleep photo Hundreds of vulnerable people were kept warm this winter thanks to a record-breaking fundraising appeal.

Last updated 2 April 2015
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Man admits having child porn images

A man has admitted possessing scores of indecent images of children.

Last updated 2 April 2015
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Trading standards issue pensions scam warning

Savers throughout Cumbria are being urged to make sure they do not fall victim to a pension scam.

Last updated 2 April 2015
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Binge drinking costs Cumbrian taxpayers £130m a year - study

Su Sear photo A copycat culture is one of the main reasons binge drinking is costing taxpayers more than £130 million a year in Cumbria, health experts say. (17 comments)

Last updated 2 April 2015
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Flood protection is top priority for Workington election candidate

Sue Hayman photo One of Cumbria’s parliamentary candidates has made flood protection a top priority.

Last updated 2 April 2015
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I did not want to be subsidised by family, says ex-businessman on fraud charges

Geoff Bell photo A former Carlisle businessman accused of providing “false” answers on a benefits application has given his side of the story to a jury.

Last updated 2 April 2015
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Fire alert over dangers of e-cigarette chargers

e-cigarette charger photo People who smoke e-cigarettes are being warned to unplug their chargers following a blaze.

Last updated 2 April 2015
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Cumbrian man's dash to buy girlfriend chocolates after row ends in court

A provisional licence holder wrote off a car he took without permission after going to buy chocolates for his girlfriend following a row, a court heard.

Last updated 2 April 2015
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Cumbrian nurses and care assistants asked to pay back wages

Nurses and health care assistants in Cumbria are being asked to repay hundreds of pounds – after allegedly being overpaid.

Last updated 2 April 2015
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Father wants child death investigation reopened

Poppi Worthington  photo The Cumbrian father of a 13-month-old girl who died over two years ago wants a fact-finding investigation into the case reopened, it has been revealed at the High Court.

Last updated 2 April 2015
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Drop-in session will reveal details about Cumbria's newest school

Sandy Todd and  David Dawes  photo Parents, pupils and residents will be able to find out more about Cumbria’s newest school at a public event next week.

Last updated 2 April 2015
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Carlisle brothers charged with burglary blame each other for crime

Ricky White photo Two brothers accused of jointly carrying out a Carlisle burglary blame each other for the crime, a court has heard.

Last updated 2 April 2015
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Protest at west Cumbrian hospital as inspection team arrives

Hospital protest photo Campaigners gathered outside west Cumbria’s troubled hospital as a team of inspectors arrived at the building.

Last updated 1 April 2015
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Bedroom tax would be axed by Labour Government, says shadow minister

Lee Sherriff photo A shadow cabinet minister claimed Labour was the party of the “mansion tax not the bedroom tax” on a visit to Carlisle.

Last updated 1 April 2015
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Prince Charles in Cumbria today

Prince Charles at Rheged photo 1 Prince Charles is today indulging his passion for the rural community with a visit to north Cumbria.

Last updated 1 April 2015
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