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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

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A quarter of schoolchildren in Cumbria drinking alcohol

One in four secondary school pupils in Cumbria claim to have drank alcohol in the past week, a new survey shows.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Winter Droving festival lights up the streets of Penrith

droving photo Hundreds turned out for the 'right rural' gathering.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Cumbrian housing tenants hit out at new service charges

Angry tenants are resisting new service charges they face paying on top of their rent. (14 comments)

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Thousands enjoy Carlisle lights switch-on

carlisle lights 3 The Elves were the life and soul of the party at Carlisle's Christmas lights switch-on. (1 comment)

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Cumbrian youngsters 'sleep rough' to help homeless charity

ptroughsleep3 Fifteen primary schoolchildren swapped their cosy beds for cardboard boxes and newspapers to ‘sleep rough’ and raise money for a new homelessness service.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Police probe into aggressive dogs in Cumbrian town

Police are investigating after a series of complaints about aggressive dogs in Flimby. (4 comments)

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Stagecoach offers half-price deals on weekly bus tickets

stagecoachpicfggf Stagecoach is offering a week’s bus travel in Carlisle for only £5.45. (19 comments)

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Two Cumbrian criminals told to sell their homes

Two drugs criminals have been told they should sell their homes so a court can complete the process of stripping them of the cash generated by their offending.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Cumbrian man's epic 9,000-mile cycle ride to Hong Kong

Laurence Gribble photo While thousands of men are growing moustaches to raise awareness of prostate cancer, Laurence Gribble is taking the challenge a step further by cycling halfway across the world.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Carlisle burglar loses half his skull in horror fall

A burglar who fell from a roof while stealing a bicycle from a neighbour’s flat suffered a horrifying head injury that medics feared would kill him.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Drunk teen groped Carlisle taxi driver

A drunk teenager groped a woman taxi driver as she was taking him home from a night out.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Carlisle man fined for driving over roundabout

A Carlisle man has admitted driving straight across a mini roundabout in the Currock area of the city.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Cumbrian chef banned for drink-driving

A chef who was caught by police leaving a pub and trying to drive away has been disqualified from driving.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Cumbrian woman abused in supermarket car park

Police are appealing for information after a woman was verbally abused at Morrisons petrol station on the Derwent Howe industrial estate in Workington.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Christmas lights switched on in Whitehaven

ptfroze1 The Frozen Sisters gave Whitehaven a warm festive glow at the town’s Christmas lights switch-on celebration.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Pledge by bosses at new Cumbrian academy school

Every child attending Workington’s new academy will be “enabled to reach their potential”, its bosses told pupils and parents at a meeting.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Elderly Cumbrian woman attacked in her home

An elderly woman is in a serious condition in hospital after being attacked in her home by a man.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Missing Cumbrian girl, 17, found

Police have confirmed that a 17-year-old girl missing since Thursday has been found.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Cumbrian pensioner charged with sex offences against girl

A pensioner has appeared in court charged with a string of sexual offences against a teenage girl.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Burglars raid Cumbrian pet shop

Burglars stole cash including Christmas tips for staff after smashing their way into a shop.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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