• Plans lodged to reuse farm site as funeral business

    PLANS have been lodged with the council to convert farm buildings in Wigton into use as a funeral directors business. Allerdale Council has received an application to refurbish a barn at East End Farm, Wigton and to build new offices and consultation

  • Fund set up to tackle holiday food poverty in Allerdale

    A LOCAL charity is helping to tackle holiday hunger thanks to a new fund set up by Cumbrian born businessman Mike Wombwell. The Allerdale Holiday, Activities and Food Fund is managed by Cumbria Community Foundation and will offer free food and

  • Carlisle 'summer splash' events return after two years

    SUMMER Splash events are due to take place in Carlisle, Brampton and Longtown for the first time in two years. Carlilse Matters have organised events for children featuring bouncy castles, fairground rides and other activities. The events will

  • Have you seen Alex's beloved spaniel Apollo?

    AN URGENT appeal has been issued by a woman whose beloved pet spaniel dog has gone missing during a Lake District walk. Alex Hodgson, 22, was enjoying a walk on Haystacks Fell in the Buttermere Valley on August 3 when her sprocker spaniel Apollo

  • Police release CCTV to help with phone theft investigation

    POLICE have released CCTV images to help with their investigation into a phone theft. The theft happened at a checkout in Matalan, Carlisle, on August 1 at 2:30pm, according to a police appeal released today (August 9). Officers would like

  • Simmo: How Blues can add more goals to their game

    Paul Simpson says persistence and practice can pay off as he bids to get more goals out of his Carlisle United side. While the Blues have made a positive start to the season, with four points from six, they could have had many more than the two

  • Firefighters tackle 'serious' fire resulting in a casualty

    Firefighters tackled a 'serious' fire causing one casualty. At 8:59am yesterday (August 8), fire crews attended the 'serious' property fire on Vulcans Lane, Workington. Firefighters used a defibrillator at the incident on one casualty and were

  • Firefighters rescue dog stranded in water

    Firefighters were tasked with rescuing a dog stranded in the water. At 1:11pm yesterday (August 8), three fire engines went to Greenbank Road in Penrith. Fire crews rescued one dog from the water using water rescue gear and were in attendance

  • Firefighters tackle early morning kitchen blaze

    In the early hours of this morning, firefighters dealt with a kitchen fire. Two fire engines attended the affected property, a home, on Lord Street in Millom at 1:22am today (August 9). One casualty was attended to by North West Ambulance Service

  • Prosecco thief admits his guilt

    A THIRTY-seven-year-old man has pleaded guilty to stealing two bottles of Prosecco from Tesco in Carlisle on August 5. Paul Murphy, from Colston Street, Newcastle, pleaded guilty to the theft when he appeared before the city’s Rickergate Magistrates

  • Carlisle STI hotspot according to study

    Carlisle is one of the North West’s hotspots for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) according to a new study. Health experts at FROM MARS have analysed data from across the country and have found that Carlisle ranks at the 6th highest in the

  • You send your best cat pictures to celebrate National Cat Day

    FOLLOWING in the pawprints of National Dog Photography Day, when you sent us your shots of man's best friend, it's now the turn of an altogether more aloof animal. We asked readers on our social media pages to send their favourite pictures of their

  • Top Irish folk duo to play in Rosley

    One of Ireland’s top country music duos are to play a concert at Rosley Village Hall on Sunday 21st August as part of their UK tour. Thomas Maguire and Fhiona Ellis started playing together in 2005 after Thomas and Fhiona both had successful solo

  • David William TODHUNTER

    TODHUNTER David William (Toddy) On 3rd August, peacefully at Kingston Court, David, aged 80 years. Devoted husband of Gladys, much loved dad of Linda and Paul, dear father-in-law of David and a cherished grandad of Lauryn, Lewis and Mia. Funeral service