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Wednesday, 20 August 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
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Meerkat Man's honorary University of Cumbria fellowship

Simon Greenall photo The funnyman best known for voicing Aleksandr the meerkat was cheered as he brought down the curtain on another series of summer graduations for the University of Cumbria.

Last updated 19 July 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Dead whale washed up on Cumbrian beach still to be moved

Dead whale photo A dead whale washed up on the west Cumbrian coast more than a week ago is still beached and a decision has not yet been made about when it will be moved.

Last updated 19 July 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Debate over where to put 3,500 homes in Cumbria

Talks are to start over where to build more than 3,500 new homes.

Last updated 19 July 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Row over delays to £1m Carlisle arts centre

Carlisle old fire station photo A row has broken out over the time being taken to convert Carlisle’s Old Fire Station into an arts centre.

Last updated 19 July 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

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EastEnder Jake takes a Lakeland cruise

Jake Wood photo Soap star Jake Wood made the trip to Cumbria to sample one of its most popular attractions.

Last updated 19 July 2014
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Carlisle man behaving like lunatic scared mother

A knife-wielding man who scared his own mother while behaving “like a lunatic” at her home has been jailed.

Last updated 19 July 2014
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Cumbrian chip shop burglar snared by sausage

Police investigating a burglary at a chip shop found a half-eaten sausage.

Last updated 19 July 2014
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Carlisle city centre's longest-serving landlord relaxes into retirement

Harry Ross photo One of Carlisle’s most well-known pub landlords has revealed some of his favourite moments after calling time at the bar. (8 comments)

Last updated 19 July 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Tributes pour in for well-known Carlisle Utd fan

Paul Floyd photo The death of a devoted Carlisle United fan whose courage in the face of adversity impressed everyone who knew him has triggered a flood of tributes. (11 comments)

Last updated 19 July 2014
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Cumbrian motorist injured by missile

Police say a man suffered significant facial injuries after he was hit by an object thrown through the open window of his van.

Last updated 19 July 2014
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Carlisle taxi driver cleared of sex attack

Dariusz Kowalczyk photo A taxi driver has been cleared of carrying out a sex attack on a passenger.

Last updated 18 July 2014
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Thug who bottled man and stabbed woman at party jailed

Rhys Mason photo A knife-wielding thug who bottled a man then stabbed a woman after turning violent at a house party has been jailed for five years.

Last updated 18 July 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Carlisle man stole golf buggy, badly damaged greens and fairways

A man who stole a golf buggy and drove it round a golf course tearing up greens and fairways caused damage to the tune of £800.

Last updated 18 July 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Police flash floods warning as thunderstorms forecast for Cumbria

A weather warning is in place for Cumbria this weekend.

Last updated 18 July 2014
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Hundreds sign up for Carlisle's first colour run

colour run photo An energetic new fundraising event will add splashes of colour to Carlisle.

Last updated 18 July 2014
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Carlisle's only four-star hotel sold

Carlisle's only four-star hotel, the Hallmark in Court Square, has been sold in a £75m deal.

Last updated 18 July 2014
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Cumbrian woman now critical after house fire

andy policefiredfg A woman who suffered serious burns in a house fire remains in a “critical” condition this morning.

Last updated 18 July 2014
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Police swoop on Cumbrian drug dealers after calls from the public

Cannabis photo Two drugs criminals caught following concerns raised by members of the public have been spared immediate custody.

Last updated 18 July 2014
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Fund to help Cumbrian girl walk reaches £7,000

Nicola Pears photo Nearly £7,000 has been raised to help a little girl walk following an appeal in the News & Star.

Last updated 18 July 2014
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