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News & Star scoops national award for parking campaign

A victorious campaign backed by thousands to block planned parking charges from Cumbria’s streets has scooped a prestigious national award.

Last updated 16 May 2015
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Pair jailed for attacking man mistaken as paedophile

Two men have been jailed for a violent attack on a man they wrongly thought was a paedophile.

Last updated 16 May 2015
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Burglar tried to steal dead Carlisle pub landlord's trinket

A burglar tried to steal a trinket box which belonged to a pub landlady’s late husband, a court heard.

Last updated 16 May 2015
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Four years for courier who hid drugs in his body

Paul Pearson photo A stun gun-carrying drugs courier was arrested at a railway station with nearly £17,000-worth of heroin stuffed up his bottom.

Last updated 16 May 2015
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New owners hoping to restore Netherby Hall to former glory

Netherby Hall photo An historic mansion house built on the site of a Roman fort is to be restored and could be opened for the public.

Last updated 15 May 2015
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Wigton's Innovia staff to be consulted over strike ballot

Innovia Films photo A threat of industrial action is hanging over one of north Cumbria’s biggest employers.

Last updated 15 May 2015
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Carlisle man charged after £90K drugs seizure

A Carlisle man has appeared in court after police seized drugs worth about £90,000.

Last updated 15 May 2015
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Visiting times change at Cockermouth Hospital

A community hospital is changing its visiting times so staff have more time to support the families of their patients.

Last updated 15 May 2015
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Bank manager stops man being scammed for second time

A vigilant bank manager stopped a man being ripped off by conmen in Spain after they targeted him twice in the same scam.

Last updated 15 May 2015
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West Cumbrian school to be financial education centre of excellence

West Lakes Academy photo Students at a west Cumbrian school will soon be learning about personal finance.

Last updated 15 May 2015
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Solar park firm to appeal planning rejection decision

A developer behind plans for a solar farm on the edge of Workington plans to appeal against the decision to throw out the proposal.

Last updated 15 May 2015
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Police probe after yobs smash seating at rugby stadium

Kevin O Yobs caused damage at a rugby ground after forcing their way through security fences to smash stadium seats.

Last updated 15 May 2015
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Tributes to Cumbrian dad who died after flat fire

Grant Alexander Flynn photo Tributes have been paid to a devoted dad who died following a flat fire in Whitehaven last week.

Last updated 15 May 2015
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Cumbria council invites almost 2,000 staff to apply for voluntary redundancy

Anita Timperon photo Cash-strapped Cumbria County Council has written to almost2,000 of its employees inviting them to apply for voluntary redundancy.

Last updated 15 May 2015
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Workington's Tata Steel lands £20m Sellafield contract

Workington's Tata Steel is set to secure a deal with Sellafield worth about £20 million.

Last updated 15 May 2015
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Stagecoach making changes to bus routes across Carlisle

Michael Sanderson photo A bus service taking patients to a busy clinic is being axed – with low passenger numbers and congestion being blamed. (34 comments)

Last updated 15 May 2015
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Animal porn man caught due to computer scam - court

A man who downloaded “extreme porn” featuring animals handed himself into police after falling victim to a computer scam.

Last updated 15 May 2015
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Three jailed for 15 years for Carlisle vigilante attack

Shaun Dixon photo Three men have been jailed for a total of nearly 15 years after a man lost part of his finger in a revenge vigilante gang attack with a rock and knuckle duster.

Last updated 15 May 2015
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One lane of the M6 closed following accident

One lane of the M6 has been closed following an accident on the northbound carriageway.

Last updated 15 May 2015
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Better but still room for improvement at care home, says watchdog

Harriets photo A care home which has been under the spotlight for the past six months has been told it still needs to make improvements.

Last updated 14 May 2015
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