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Heroic: Dale Cairnie, of Carlisle, presented with a High Sheriff's award for bravery after fending off two knife-weilding robbers.

Jason Pattinson, left and Damon Noble

Alan Hughes: jailed for attempted kidnap and attempted kidnap with intent to rape

 Heroic: Dale Cairnie, of Carlisle, presented with a High Sheriff's award for bravery after fending off two knife-weilding robbers.
Heroic: Dale Cairnie, of Carlisle, presented with a High Sheriff's award for bravery after fending off two knife-weilding robbers.
WITH VIDEO: Brave Dale fights off knife-wielding robbers - then goes straight back to delivering bread
A cool-headed delivery driver bravely fought off two knife-wielding robbers - and then calmly went back to his job taking bread to local shops.
Journey's end for banned driver whose wheel rolled away along the street
A banned motorist seen driving illegally around Carlisle by police fled when one of his van's wheels fell off.

Chris and Veronica Perrin will also be releasing their Brief Encounter Duo: The Purple Album

 Chris and Veronica Perrin will also be releasing their Brief Encounter Duo: The Purple Album
Chris and Veronica Perrin will also be releasing their Brief Encounter Duo: The Purple Album
Jazz night to raise funds for pancreatic cancer charity
VINTAGE jazz outfit the Brief Encounter Duo will be staging a charity concert in Carlisle this weekend.

John Armstrong and sister Joanne Thomlinson

 John Armstrong and sister Joanne Thomlinson
John Armstrong and sister Joanne Thomlinson
Fight to free imprisoned John faces uncertainty after judge's u-turn
Hopes of movement in the battle to free a Cumbrian man from an Indian prison have been left uncertain.

Tim Barker, of Silloth Rotary Club

 Tim Barker, of Silloth Rotary Club
Tim Barker, of Silloth Rotary Club
Cumbrian fowks' love fer theer dialect is still going strong
Some of the oldest words in Cumbria were showcased at an annual competition which aims to keep the county's traditional dialect afloat.

Josh Thomlinson calling for his uncle John Armstrong's release

A Petition is delivered to 10 Downing Street by family members of the Chennai Six

 Josh Thomlinson calling for his uncle John Armstrong's release
Josh Thomlinson calling for his uncle John Armstrong's release
I don’t see this as a campaign for justice anymore; this is now a campaign for freedom
Sister of imprisoned Cumbrian man speaks as her son, five, handed in petition to 10 Downing Street

Eleanor Hancock with husband Michael

 Eleanor Hancock with husband Michael
Eleanor Hancock with husband Michael
Retiring Carlisle vicar will continue to touch lives
She retires this weekend but Eleanor Hancock will continue to touch many lives.

Janice Watson from Prosecco Al Fresco

Lidl organic Prosecco Spumante

Colin Cox

 Janice Watson from Prosecco Al Fresco
Janice Watson from Prosecco Al Fresco
Experts rubbish claims of a 'hangover-free prosecco'
While "hangover-free" prosecco sounds like a great night out, there are concerns it could encourage binge drinking and is just the latest gimmick to tap into the thirst for the Italian wine.

A fireworks display

Police sergeant Gill Atkinson

 A fireworks display
A fireworks display
Fireworks launched at business premises in Cumbrian town
Youths have been sparking trouble by setting off fireworks in the centre of Wigton.
Carlisle fire crew called to release child stuck in gate
Firefighters were called out to help release a child that had got stuck in a gate.

Stephen Eames

 Stephen Eames
Stephen Eames
Health boss to face questions in Maryport over plan to remove hospital beds
A leading Cumbrian health boss will face questions in Maryport next week amid concerns that beds are to be removed from the local hospital imminently.

Joanne Thomlinson and Yvonne Machugh prepare to attend a lobby at the House of Commons

The cast of Emmerdale show their support

John Armstrong and sister Joanne Thomlinson

The families prepare to hand over the John Armstrong petition at Downing Street

 Joanne Thomlinson and Yvonne Machugh prepare to attend a lobby at the House of Commons
Joanne Thomlinson and Yvonne Machugh prepare to attend a lobby at the House of Commons
WITH VIDEO: Actors, politicians and families lobby for Chennai 6 freedom
Actors and politicians have joined family and friends to protest in London against the imprisonment of a Cumbrian man.
Yvonne MacHugh (holding box), the girlfriend of Billy Irving, and other family members, have been fighting for the men's release
Yvonne MacHugh (holding box), the girlfriend of Billy Irving, and other family members, have been fighting for the men's release
Yvonne MacHugh (holding box), the girlfriend of Billy Irving, and other family members, have been fighting for the men's release
Justice campaign for ex-soldiers jailed in India taken to Number 10
Desperate loved ones of six British ex-soldiers jailed in India are taking their justice campaign to Number 10 today, marking four years since they were first arrested.

Peter McCall, police and crime commissioner for Cumbria

Superintendent Justin Bibby

Wigton

 Peter McCall, police and crime commissioner for Cumbria
Peter McCall, police and crime commissioner for Cumbria
Yobs must not develop "no go zones" in Cumbria: crime commissioner
Anti-social behaviour is down - but fears remain about people not coming forward

Lidl will launch its "hangover-free" prosecco on Thursday.

 Lidl will launch its "hangover-free" prosecco on Thursday.
Lidl will launch its "hangover-free" prosecco on Thursday.
"Hangover-free" prosecco set to hit the shelves of Cumbria
A supermarket chain with stores across Cumbria is set to launch "hangover-free" prosecco.

Falling Red

Falling Red (photo by Avril Marie)

Dave Sanders of Falling Red (photo by Avril Marie)

 Falling Red
Falling Red
Falling Red return with new album and headline date in Carlisle
A hometown show is always 'the big one' for Carlisle rockers Falling Red, but even more so when they've got a new album to launch.
Missing west Cumbrian man found
A 19-year-old from west Cumbria who was reported as missing earlier today has been found.

David Nelson Mitchell, 49, of Granville Road, was jailed for nine years and four months for numerous child sex offences.

 David Nelson Mitchell, 49, of Granville Road, was jailed for nine years and four months for numerous child sex offences.
David Nelson Mitchell, 49, of Granville Road, was jailed for nine years and four months for numerous child sex offences.
Parents urged to protect their children online after Carlisle sex offender is jailed
A Detective Constable has called on parents to speak to their children about what they are doing online in order to ensure they remain safe.

Sir David Attenborough, who has come out top of a list "ethical champions" Britons want to feature on the new £20 note, a survey has revealed

The Prince of Wales

Sir Richard Branson

JK Rowling

One of the new £10 released in September, made with polymer from Innovia

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The plastic £5 note made with Innovia polymer

 Sir David Attenborough, who has come out top of a list "ethical champions" Britons want to feature on the new £20 note, a survey has revealed
Sir David Attenborough, who has come out top of a list "ethical champions" Britons want to feature on the new £20 note, a survey has revealed
David Attenborough tops poll to feature on the next Cumbria-made plastic banknotes
Plastic £5 and £10 notes already have Cumbria's marks on them - and now legendary broadcaster is a popular choice to appear when the next £20 goes into production.

Golden Apples 2017

Golden Apples 2017. The winners

Golden Apples 2017

Golden Apples 2017

Hilary Docker (left) and Hannah Croskery from Barrow in Furness.

(left to right) Amy Dempster, Many Woodburn, Helen Robinson and Catherine Amison from Furness College

Golden Apples 2017

Golden Apples 2017

Tracy Wardle (left) and Victoria Moore from Newtown Community Primary School in Carlisle

(Left to right) Tracy Studholme, Norman Foster, Sheila Johnston, Derek Kay all from Trinity School and Stephen Gilby from Richard Rose Central Academy in Carlisle

The winners

Best Early Years Provider Abacus Children's Day Nursery

Best Primary School winner Seaton c of E Junior School

Best Secondary School winner West Lakes Academy

Best Further Education Provider winner Furness College

Best Learning, Development and Training Provider winner HIT Training Ltd

Best Support Staff winner Ken Brown, Assistant Site Manager at West Lakes Academy

Best Teaching Assistant winners

Best Education Profession Newcomer winner Jordan Gale teacher at Fairfield Primary School, Cockermouth

Best Teaching Professional winner Norman Foster from Trinity School, Carlisle

Best Education and Learning Leader winner, Margaret Taylor, High Hesket C of E Primary

Best Student winner, Eli Hughes from West Lakes Academy

Best Apprentice - Joe Hambley

Golden Apples 2017

Golden Apples 201

Golden Apples 2017

Golden Apples 201

Golden Apples 2017

Golden Apples 2017

Winner of the Against All Odds award, Lance Gearing a student from Lakes College. The award was collected by college principal Chris Nattrass (left)

Golden Apples 2017

 Golden Apples 2017
Golden Apples 2017
Academy scoops hat-trick of Golden Apple Awards
West Lakes Academy in Egremont is the big winner at this year's Golden Apple Awards - Cumbria's premier event honouring education, training and skills.

John Armstrong

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Joanne Thomlinson

 John Armstrong
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John Armstrong
Imprisoned ex-soldier's appeal to be reheard after judge steps aside
An appeal by a Cumbrian ex-soldier will have to be reheard - after the judge finally admitted it is too complicated for him.

Ian McQuire

 Ian McQuire
Ian McQuire
Two Kiwis set to join St Benedict's as they bag first points of the season
St Benedict’s produced the shock result of the weekend - and aim to keep moving up the North One West table.

Back in it: Tom Morgan scores to make it 2-1 (Photo: Peter Bratley)

 Back in it: Tom Morgan scores to make it 2-1 (Photo: Peter Bratley)
Back in it: Tom Morgan scores to make it 2-1 (Photo: Peter Bratley)
Keswick's hockey sides suffer defeats at home
Two of Keswick’s hockey sides played home games and both suffered defeats.

Des Bird

 Des Bird
Des Bird
Carlisle headteacher to take over at Workington Academy
The 'dynamic' headteacher who has led the turn around of Carlisle's Morton Academy is leaving to take up the helm at Workington Academy.

The Greenhill Hotel, near Wigton

 The Greenhill Hotel, near Wigton
The Greenhill Hotel, near Wigton
Couple sell farm to take over top Cumbrian wedding venue
A couple have swapped wellies for weddings after deciding to sell their family farm to take over one of Cumbria's most prestigious venues.

West View, Ireby

Skiddaw View, Ireby

Moot Hall, Ireby

 West View, Ireby
West View, Ireby
3 of the best homes in Ireby
This unspoilt peaceful village nestles in the beautiful area to the north of Keswick known as Back of Skiddaw.

Potholes and uneven surfaces on the A7 road, Kingstown Road, Carlisle

Workmen on the roads

Photo: Tom Kay

Potholes and uneven surfaces on the A7 road, Kingstown Road, Carlisle

Potholes and uneven surfaces on the A7 road, Kingstown Road, Carlisle

Find out here which are Cumbria's most pothole-ridden roads
Thousands of complaints for routes across the county

Proposed new look house

Suttle House as it is now

 Proposed new look house
Proposed new look house
First-look at plans for historic Carlisle house saved from demolition
This the first look at an historic centre piece at the heart of a new housing development in Carlisle.

Lewis Norton

 Lewis Norton
Lewis Norton
Police dashcam footage appeal in hunt for missing Carlisle man
Police are appealing for help tracing any dashcam footage which may feature a missing Carlisle man.

Line-out: Keswick challenge for the ball

 Line-out: Keswick challenge for the ball
Line-out: Keswick challenge for the ball
Keswick miss first-team players as they fall to their first North Lancs/Cumbria defeat this season
Without five first-team regulars, Keswick suffered their first North Lancs/Cumbria defeat of the season.