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Blood donor session halted as people fall ill in heat

A blood donor session was halted after seven people took ill as temperatures rocketed to 29C.

Last updated 26 July 2014
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Hedgehogs save fish in west Cumbrian pond

River hedgehog photo An angling club has joined forces with the Environment Agency to save under-threat fish – by using hedgehogs.

Last updated 26 July 2014
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Joanna Lumley backs campaign against Scottish independence

Joanna Lumley photo Actress Joanna Lumley is backing a Cumbria-led campaign against Scottish independence.

Last updated 26 July 2014
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Cumbrian man cleared of heroin dealing charge

A man has been cleared of being involved in heroin dealing.

Last updated 26 July 2014
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Disgraced Wigton truck firm boss ordered to pay back £500,000

William Ross photo A disgraced truck firm boss has been ordered to pay back £500,000 of illegally-earned cash.

Last updated 26 July 2014
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£1.80-an-hour on-street parking charges approved for Whitehaven

Controversial on-street parking charges for Whitehaven have been approved.

Last updated 26 July 2014
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Cornet shines at Langholm Common Riding

Common Riding photo Langholm Cornet Dale Irving lived up to all expectations when he led nearly 200 horses around the boundaries on Common Riding day.

Last updated 26 July 2014
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Cumbrian charity cyclist lucky to be alive after hit and run

A west Cumbrian cyclist says he is lucky to be alive after being flung from his bike in a hit-and-run.

Last updated 26 July 2014
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Carlisle's Civic Centre could be knocked down

Civic centre photo Carlisle's Civic Centre could be flattened to clear the way for a massive shopping development. (88 comments)

Last updated 25 July 2014
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Ex-company boss must pay back £500,000 proceeds of crime

William Ross photo A haulage boss who conspired with others in a major tachograph scam has been told to pay back £500,000.

Last updated 25 July 2014
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Porn addict spared jail for child sex abuse images

Keith Bell photo A pornography addict who downloaded hundreds of images of children being sexually abused has walked free from court.

Last updated 25 July 2014
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Concerns persist over closure of Carlisle community hospital

Carlisle reiver House photo A politician remains concerned about the closure of Carlisle’s community hospital, despite reassurances from health bosses.

Last updated 25 July 2014
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Carlisle council to look at ways of easing parking meters pain

Colin Glover photo Senior city councillors are looking at how they can reduce fees in their car parks to help ease the pain of new on-street charges when they come into force.

Last updated 25 July 2014
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Cannabis worth £300,000 found in man's car near Carlisle

A motorist caught transporting cannabis worth more than £300,000 along the M6 near Carlisle has been told he faces an inevitable jail sentence.

Last updated 25 July 2014
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Closure of two Cumbrian schools to go ahead

Cumbria County Council photo The closure of two failing secondary schools in Workington has been agreed by senior county councillors – with a plea to government not to delay the creation of the academy replacing them.

Last updated 25 July 2014
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Long-time user denies heroin supply charge

A man who is on trial for allegedly being involved in heroin dealing told police that he had been using the drug for the last 17 or 18 years.

Last updated 25 July 2014
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Broken bottle danger at Cumbrian beauty spot

Park bottles photo Broken bottles and piles of rubbish are turning a Whitehaven beauty spot into a dangerous eyesore, it’s been claimed.

Last updated 25 July 2014
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Toddler signs up for colourful charity fun run

Prya Earl photo A toddler is the latest youngster to sign up to a new colourful fundraising event.

Last updated 25 July 2014
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Back our hospital or go away, campaigner tells bosses

Gerard Richardson photo A hospital campaigner has called on bosses to give an urgent commitment to retaining consultant-led maternity services in Whitehaven.

Last updated 25 July 2014
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Coroner slams 'substandard' care given to Whitehaven OAP

Elizabeth Berwick photo A coroner has slammed the “substandard” care given to pensioner, but has stopped short of saying that it caused her death.

Last updated 25 July 2014
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