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Council to rethink plans for parking and road changes in town centre
Plans to extend free parking in a Cumbrian town centre have gone back to the drawing board.

Flood resilience work is planned for Etterby Road

DAVID HOLLINS

 Flood resilience work is planned for Etterby Road
DAVID HOLLINS
Flood resilience work is planned for Etterby Road
Bid to stop Carlisle road 'falling into River Eden'
A busy residential road is in danger of slipping into a river.
Will tactical voting swing General Election results across Cumbria?
Tactical voting could come into play across Cumbria at the upcoming General Election, as local people consider how they can use their vote to the biggest effect.
UPDATE: West Cumbrian school remains closed after gas leak
A west Cumbrian school has remained closed today because of a gas leak.

Ruth Alcroft

Paul Birks

Gillian Troughton

Rachel Holliday

Kerryanne Wilde

Helen Davison

Fiona Mills

 Ruth Alcroft
Ruth Alcroft
Cumbrian political parties inch closer to General Election candidates
Political parties across Cumbria are getting closer to selecting candidates for the upcoming General Election.

The peloton crosses Thirlmere Dam in 2016

 The peloton crosses Thirlmere Dam in 2016
The peloton crosses Thirlmere Dam in 2016
Tour of Britain route announced for 2017
After two successive years, the Tour of Britain will not be coming to Cumbria in September - but cycling enthusiasts won't have to travel far to see it.

The fire at SIS Pitches

Fire at SIS in Maryport

Picture: Cumbria police

The aftermath of the fire at SIS Pitches' warehouse on April 26 2017

The aftermath of the fire at SIS Pitches' warehouse on April 26 2017

The aftermath of the fire at SIS Pitches' warehouse on April 26 2017

The aftermath of the fire at SIS Pitches' warehouse on April 26 2017

The aftermath of the fire at SIS Pitches' warehouse on April 26 2017

The aftermath of the fire at SIS Pitches' warehouse on April 26 2017

 The fire at SIS Pitches
The fire at SIS Pitches
Investigation launched into cause of blaze at SIS Pitches warehouse
Firefighters are continuing to sift through the debris at the scene of one of the largest fires in Cumbria in recent years.
The judge said Effie was the first child diagnosed with EDS IV to be subject of a family court 'forensic inquiry'
The judge said Effie was the first child diagnosed with EDS IV to be subject of a family court 'forensic inquiry'
The judge said Effie was the first child diagnosed with EDS IV to be subject of a family court 'forensic inquiry'
Family court litigation halted as baby's rare medical condition discovered
Social services bosses who thought a baby had been shaken have halted family court litigation after discovering that she was suffering from a rare medical condition which causes "easy bruising", a judge has said.

Fire at SIS in Maryport

Picture: Cumbria police

Firefighters expect to deal with one of Cumbria's biggest blazes throughout the night
Firefighters expect to be at the scene of a huge fire which destroyed two Maryport businesses, until later this evening.
Students may need to take some "down-time" after finishing university, Mary Curnock Cook said
Students may need to take some "down-time" after finishing university, Mary Curnock Cook said
Students may need to take some "down-time" after finishing university, Mary Curnock Cook said
Obsession with graduate employment 'unhelpful', says outgoing Ucas chief
Students should not worry about employment while studying for their degree, the outgoing head of Ucas has said.
Ukip leader Paul Nuttall during his party's policy announcement at Marriott County Hall in central London
Ukip leader Paul Nuttall during his party's policy announcement at Marriott County Hall in central London
Ukip leader Paul Nuttall during his party's policy announcement at Marriott County Hall in central London
Muslim Council of Britain condemning Ukip 'bigots'
Muslim leaders are to criticise Ukip "bigots" over the party's so-called integration policy aimed almost entirely at followers of the faith.
Gritters to salt routes across Cumbria as temperatures drop
Cumbria's gritters are salting a number of key roads across the county tonight.

The Civic Centre, Carlisle underwater

 The Civic Centre, Carlisle underwater
The Civic Centre, Carlisle underwater
Future of Carlisle's flood-hit civic centre to be made within months
A decision on how to restore two floors of Carlisle's flood-hit civic centre is expected to be made over the coming months.

Darren Elliot

 Darren Elliot
Darren Elliot
Cumbrian town council could face second by-election
A second by-election could be held for Whitehaven town council following the resignation of another councillor.

Stewart Young

Ian Stewart

John Mallinson

Call for Cumbrian council elections to be delayed
Current county council leader Stewart Young is calling for the May local elections to be delayed to save money.

Kerryanne Wilde

 Kerryanne Wilde
Kerryanne Wilde
Time running out for floods charity
Time is running out for a charity that was a vital lifeline to thousands whose lives were devastated by Storm Desmond.

Celia Tibble

 Celia Tibble
Celia Tibble
Council opposes new houses - because of lack of school places
Plans to build a new housing estate in a west Cumbrian village have been met with opposition - after local children were refused school places.

View of Catbells across Derwent Water

 View of Catbells across Derwent Water
View of Catbells across Derwent Water
Row erupts over plans for 65-space car park beside Cumbrian fell
A Lake District protection charity has criticised plans for a car park at the foot of one Cumbria's most iconic fells.
Meet the Mirehouse Mams who are loving their exercise regime
Group goes from coffee mornings to playing netball, table tennis and badminton!

Artist's impression of how The Halston, Warwick Road, Carlisle, could look after its extension and renovations.

 Artist's impression of how The Halston, Warwick Road, Carlisle, could look after its extension and renovations.
Artist's impression of how The Halston, Warwick Road, Carlisle, could look after its extension and renovations.
Carlisle has its first 'superior' hotel
Carlisle hotel The Halston has become the first in the city to be awarded 'superior' status by Cumbria's county-wide tourism body.
Headingley Carnegie Stadium, which is set to host matches at the 2019 Cricket World Cup, will undergo redevelopment
Headingley Carnegie Stadium, which is set to host matches at the 2019 Cricket World Cup, will undergo redevelopment
Headingley Carnegie Stadium, which is set to host matches at the 2019 Cricket World Cup, will undergo redevelopment
Leeds City Council approves third-party investment for Headingley redevelopment
Leeds City Council has approved a proposal for a third-party investor to provide up to £35million towards funding the redevelopment of Headingley Carnegie Stadium.

John Macilwraith

 John Macilwraith
John Macilwraith
Cumbrian school primary places revealed
Less than one per cent of new starters did not receive one of their top three school choices.

Appeal: Annette Robson

 Appeal: Annette Robson
Appeal: Annette Robson
NHS campaigners refuse to give up
HEALTH campaigners are continuing to fight controversial decisions that mean plans to cut children's services and cottage hospital beds will not be referred to the secretary of state.

Cumbria County Council headquarters

 Cumbria County Council headquarters
Cumbria County Council headquarters
Social care shortage worst in Cumbria
Hospital patients in Cumbria stay in hospital for weeks longer than necessary because of an acute shortage of social care places, new figures show.

Twins Tyrone and (right) Thomas Marshall, seven, with their dads stall The Fudge Bar from The Lanes, Carlisle, at Taste Cumbria festival Kirkby Londsdale

Luke Christian co-founder of Lakeland Mues from Rosley at his stall at Taste Cumbria festival

Debra Knight of Two White Hats from Wigton giving a sample of her food to (right) Elizabeth Smith from Walney Island, at Taste Cumbria festival Kirkby Londsdale

Sarah Kay of The Mallow Maid from Dacre

The crowds at Taste Cumbria festival Kirkby Londsdale

Alan Sibbett of Shaw Meats from Aspatria at Taste Cumbria festival Kirkby Londsdale

 Twins Tyrone and (right) Thomas Marshall, seven, with their dads stall The Fudge Bar from The Lanes, Carlisle, at Taste Cumbria festival Kirkby Londsdale
Twins Tyrone and (right) Thomas Marshall, seven, with their dads stall The Fudge Bar from The Lanes, Carlisle, at Taste Cumbria festival Kirkby Londsdale
Cumbrian food and drink celebration draws in the crowds
A showcase of all that is great about food and drink in Cumbria is drawing in strong Easter crowds

Migrant children waiting for transport to a refugee centre in Presevo, Serbia

 Migrant children waiting for transport to a refugee centre in Presevo, Serbia
Migrant children waiting for transport to a refugee centre in Presevo, Serbia
Syrian refugees on their way to new life in Carlisle and Eden
Refugees from war-torn Syria will arrive in Cumbria this month.
Parents were told that getting a baby christened would hinder its chances of being adopted
Parents were told that getting a baby christened would hinder its chances of being adopted
Parents were told that getting a baby christened would hinder its chances of being adopted
Judge criticises social worker over baby christening comments
A council social worker who told a couple that it might be harder to place their baby son for adoption if he was christened has been criticised by a family court judge.

The new structure

The damaged bridge

During construction

 The new structure
The new structure
Footbridge damaged by Cumbrian floods finally reopens
A footbridge damaged by devastating floods has been officially reopened.
The planning application by developer Cuadrilla was refused by Lancashire County Council in 2015, but later granted following an appeal and a planning inquiry
The planning application by developer Cuadrilla was refused by Lancashire County Council in 2015, but later granted following an appeal and a planning inquiry
The planning application by developer Cuadrilla was refused by Lancashire County Council in 2015, but later granted following an appeal and a planning inquiry
Anti-fracking activists lose High Court ruling over Lancashire site
Campaigners fighting a Government decision to approve a fracking site in Lancashire have lost a High Court action.

Graham Kendall

 Graham Kendall
Graham Kendall
Call for action to make town centre safer as trips and falls 'costing NHS thousands'
A call has been made for drastic action to be taken in Keswick town centre to make it safer for locals and visitors.