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Homes plans for West Cumbrian village shown green light
Plans to knock down a crumbling group of buildings and replace them with up to 20 houses in a small village have been given the go-ahead.

Joanne Carr winner of Bonny babies in 1979.

Joanne Graves, nee Carr, 40, of Harraby, Carlisle - she won the News & Star's Bonny Babies competition (girls 1-3 category) in 1979

Joanne Carr winner of bonny babies in 1979

Siblings Jack (left) Unwin, six, and three-year-old sister Nellie, of Fergus Way, Morton West, Carlisle. Jack reached the final of Bonny Babies in 2012 and Nellie won the 1-3 girls category in 2015

Parents Simon and Rachel Unwin, of Fergus Way, Morton West, Carlisle with children Jack, now six, and three year old Nellie. Jack was a finalist in the News & Star's Bonny Babies competition in 2012 and Nellie won the girls 1-3 years section in 2015's competition

Winners of the News and Star Bonny Babies Competition 2009 receive their prizes, Saturday 12th December 2009.

(left to right front) Harry Stewart 1 and mum Paula, Evie O'Hagan 3 and mum Karen, Harvey Bell 3 and mum Lyndsey.

(left to right back) David Jackson commercial director of the Lanes, Anne Pickles associate editor of the News and Star and Tony Wiseman photographer.

Bonny Baby Winner 2009 in the Babies One Year and Under category Harry Stewart, aged 11 months, from Causeway Head, near Silloth, pictured with proud mum Paula Stewart

1998 Bonny Babies Charlie Stewart, with his proud mum Paula Stewart

Bonny Babies / Bonny Baby competition finalist Taylor-Mae Graham with mum Kayleigh Lambert from Carlisle.

Bonny Babies 2015 winner of the one to three years catergory, Nellie Rose Unwin aged 15 months from Fergus Way, Morton, Carlisle pictured with mum Rachel Unwin

 Joanne Carr winner of Bonny babies in 1979.
Joanne Carr winner of Bonny babies in 1979.
Bonny Babies 40 years on - look how previous winners turned out!
Joanne Graves has just turned 40, and she isn't the only one celebrating a milestone this year.

Try time: Grant McGlaughlin scores in the last minute for Kells against Wath Brow in the Conference League (Photo: Gary McKeating)

 Try time: Grant McGlaughlin scores in the last minute for Kells against Wath Brow in the Conference League (Photo: Gary McKeating)
Try time: Grant McGlaughlin scores in the last minute for Kells against Wath Brow in the Conference League (Photo: Gary McKeating)
Kells and Wath Brow forced to wait again to lock horns in the National Conference Premier Division
Kells and Wath Brow are having to wait again to lock horns in the National Conference Premier Division.

Distington's Scott George: His boot made the difference in the victory at Walney Central

 Distington's Scott George: His boot made the difference in the victory at Walney Central
Distington's Scott George: His boot made the difference in the victory at Walney Central
Distington return to the top of the Cumbria men's league - but rivals Hensingham have games in hand
Reigning champions Distington are back on top of the Cumbria men’s league - but rivals Hensingham have two games in hand.

Last year's winners Charlie Johnstone, Taylor-Mae Graham and Danny Hird

 Last year's winners Charlie Johnstone, Taylor-Mae Graham and Danny Hird
Last year's winners Charlie Johnstone, Taylor-Mae Graham and Danny Hird
Bonny Babies 2017: What you need to know
Bonny Babies are back! And 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of our popular contest, which opens on Monday, 26 June.

Sam Wilson

 Sam Wilson
Sam Wilson
Disabled athlete Sam Wilson launches appeal for new wheelchair
Born with cerebral palsy, Sam Wilson has spent her childhood in a wheelchair.
Resident receives medical treatment after house fire
A resident was treated for smoke inhalation following a house fire in Silloth.

Colt 45 - Reasons That You Never Smile/Your Car

Colt 45 in the studio, recording the follow-up to last year’s Snakes & Ladders EP

Colt 45 (l-r): Gareth Jenkins, Neil Harper and Adam Lewis

 Colt 45 - Reasons That You Never Smile/Your Car
Colt 45 - Reasons That You Never Smile/Your Car
Latest double-release coincides with Colt 45 Scotland dates
THE second release in a series of singles from Colt 45 has arrived, as the trio headed out on the road for their latest tour.
West Cumbrian village to retain councillor in boundary shake up
A west Cumbrian village is set to retain its own representative on Allerdale council, weeks after plans to scrap the post were revealed amid a major shake up.

Gelt Gladiator 2017

Children from Aspatria Hornets Rugby League Club

Gelt Gladiator 2017

Gelt Gladiator 2017

Gelt Gladiator 2017

 Gelt Gladiator 2017
Gelt Gladiator 2017
Hundreds brave the mud for popular Gelt Gladiator
Nearly 3,000 people had a muddy marvellous time at Gelt Gladiator.

Newton Faulkner

Snapped Ankles

Blast Furness at last year's Solfest (photo by Mark Regan)

 Newton Faulkner
Newton Faulkner
Newton Faulkner announced as Solfest headliner
The headliner for this summer's Solfest has been announced as Newton Faulkner.

Putting the boot in: Kells' Ross Gainford nailed a penalty to give his side a win

 Putting the boot in: Kells' Ross Gainford nailed a penalty to give his side a win
Putting the boot in: Kells' Ross Gainford nailed a penalty to give his side a win
The best rugby league has to offer are set to head to west Cumbria tomorrow to visit Kells
Siddal, the best team in amateur rugby league, are in west Cumbria tomorrow when they visit Kells.

Middleton Cup: Pictured are Cumbria’s four winning rinks from Saturday’s Middleton Cup match against Lincolnshire at Wigton. From left, Ryan Prince, Ryan Orchard, Mark Nanson, Ben Sherwen

Middleton Cup masters: From left, Lewis Baxter, John Bell, Stephen Farish, Paul Barlow

Easy does it: From left, Stuart Bowman, Kevin Harrison, Rick Gallagher, Stuart Irwin

Winners: From left, James Park, Paul Coulthard, Paul Wallace, Andrew Baxter

 Middleton Cup: Pictured are Cumbria’s four winning rinks from Saturday’s Middleton Cup match against Lincolnshire at Wigton. From left, Ryan Prince, Ryan Orchard, Mark Nanson, Ben Sherwen
Middleton Cup: Pictured are Cumbria’s four winning rinks from Saturday’s Middleton Cup match against Lincolnshire at Wigton. From left, Ryan Prince, Ryan Orchard, Mark Nanson, Ben Sherwen
Cumbria's Middleton Cup team get back in the groove with a win over Lincolnshire
Cumbria’s Middleton Cup side got back into the groove with a facile 18-4 win over Lincolnshire.

Got you: Elbra’s Craig Dowling gets to grips with Hensingham’s Liam Campbell

 Got you: Elbra’s Craig Dowling gets to grips with Hensingham’s Liam Campbell
Got you: Elbra’s Craig Dowling gets to grips with Hensingham’s Liam Campbell
Hensingham the only side in the Cumbria Men’s League with a perfect record after win against Ellenborough
Hensingham are still the only side in the Cumbria Men’s League who can boast a 100 per cent record.

Tyler Clark in the lady's toned category

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed competitiors from the lady's toned category

Mark Kilgarron helps fellow competitor Craig Madden

John Barbour competes in the Over 60 class

Alan Moore, left, and John Barbour lift the arms of Kyle Shields

Andrew Appleton after winning the Over 50 class

 Tyler Clark in the lady's toned category
Tyler Clark in the lady's toned category
Bodybuilders flex their muscles in Mr and Miss Cumbria competition
Oiled, glistening and toned . . . the best of Cumbria's bodybuilders took to the stage to flex their muscles in a bid represent the county at the Mr Britain finals.

Elbra's Kieran McCartney: Crossed the line in the clash with Glasson

 Elbra's Kieran McCartney: Crossed the line in the clash with Glasson
Elbra's Kieran McCartney: Crossed the line in the clash with Glasson
Maryport derby lives up to expectations as Ellenborough claim the win
The Maryport derby lived up to expectations in mid-week when Glasson and Ellenborough got to grips in the EB Lamb Amateur Cup.

Caine Barnes

 Caine Barnes
Caine Barnes
Super League hotshot to return to west Cumbria to take part in Workington Town open training session
Super League hotshot Caine Barnes will return to West Cumbria tonight to take part in a Workington Town open training session for young local players.

Dairy cows out grazing

 Dairy cows out grazing
Dairy cows out grazing
First Milk to change price for milk
Dairy farmers with First Milk will see a change in prices in June.

Cumbria's cadets and adult volunteers before they set off to Cyprus

 Cumbria's cadets and adult volunteers before they set off to Cyprus
Cumbria's cadets and adult volunteers before they set off to Cyprus
Cumbrian cadets jet off on 'training mission' to Cyprus
Cumbria's cadets have embarked on their first major foreign training expedition in more than 20 years.

Glasson's Luke Jackson on the charge against Ellenborough. The two sides are set to meet in the EB Lamb Amateur Cup tomorrow night

 Glasson's Luke Jackson on the charge against Ellenborough. The two sides are set to meet in the EB Lamb Amateur Cup tomorrow night
Glasson's Luke Jackson on the charge against Ellenborough. The two sides are set to meet in the EB Lamb Amateur Cup tomorrow night
After a blank weekend in amateur rugby league, the programme is set to come alive in the EB Lamb Amateur Cup
It proved to be a blank weekend in amateur rugby league circles after the only two scheduled games were postponed.

Keswick and Warwickshire county bowlers in Fitz Park. Photo: Ben Challis

 Keswick and Warwickshire county bowlers in Fitz Park. Photo: Ben Challis
Keswick and Warwickshire county bowlers in Fitz Park. Photo: Ben Challis
Subscription and Dalston win with only two Carliol League games played last Thursday
There were only two Carliol League games played last Thursday evening - Wetheral are on tour and some of the Courtfield members still consider football to be a more beautiful game than bowls.

David Wilson

 David Wilson
David Wilson
Ukip local chairman quits amid 'vote Tory' comment backlash
A Ukip councillor who controversially endorsed Workington’s Conservative candidate instead of his own party’s prospective MP has resigned as chairman of the local branch.

All action: Ellenborough in their clash with Walney

 All action: Ellenborough in their clash with Walney
All action: Ellenborough in their clash with Walney
Ellenborough almost make it a treble of major scalps but draw with Walney Central
Ellenborough had beaten big guns Distington and Hensingham in recent outings, and they almost made it a treble of major scalps.

From left, Andrea Leadsom and Clark Vasey with Robert Craig, of First Milk and Martin Ramsay

Andrea Leadsom with Podgy Paws owner Peter Harper, his dog Buddy and Trudy Harrison

 From left, Andrea Leadsom and Clark Vasey with Robert Craig, of First Milk and Martin Ramsay
From left, Andrea Leadsom and Clark Vasey with Robert Craig, of First Milk and Martin Ramsay
Top Conservative minister visits west Cumbria on election trail
A factory became the focus of the election trail as the woman who stood against Theresa May for leadership of the Conservatives visited Cumbria.

Northern Rail

 Northern Rail
Northern Rail
Rail disruption between Carlisle and Barrow
Rail passengers are facing disruption between Carlisle and Barrow this evening.

David Wilson

George Kemp

Clark Vasey

 David Wilson
David Wilson
Row erupts as Ukip councillor backs Tories over his own party
A row has erupted after a leading west Cumbrian Ukip councillor urged people to vote Conservative over his own party.

Atomic Kitten

 Atomic Kitten
Atomic Kitten
Townfest: What is it, where is it and how do I get there?
Pop fans can roll back the years when Townfest takes place at Derwent Park in Workington on Saturday.

Police Crime Commissioner for Cumbria Peter McCall.

 Police Crime Commissioner for Cumbria Peter McCall.
Police Crime Commissioner for Cumbria Peter McCall.
Police and farm chiefs to use social media as they take on criminals targeting west Cumbrian farms
Farming leaders and Cumbria Police have launched an innovative scheme that will use social media to tackle farm based crime in west Cumbria.

Norman Thompson

 Norman Thompson
Norman Thompson
Former Cumbrian scouts tell of predator leader's vile abuse
A terrified young boy resorted to sewing himself into his sleeping bag on camping trips to protect himself from his perverted scout master.

Point-to-Point at Aspatria

 Point-to-Point at Aspatria
Point-to-Point at Aspatria
Popular Cumbria racing event bows out after 25 years
An event which has been a staple of Cumbria's racing calendar for the last 25 years has been held for the final time.