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Badgers could be culled in Cumbria in fight to halt a deadly disease

The Government has opened the door to a badger cull in Cumbria as the fight against a deadly cattle disease intensifies. It has announced that it is to allow the action in the area of England at low-risk from bovine TB which includes the county. The...

today, 15:07 in Regional North West
 

Family of missing Cumbrian woman remember to smile in the wake of terrible loss

Mystery surrounded Kate Osborne’s disappearance in Bali 15 years ago. And not a day goes by when she isn’t in her mother’s thoughts. Kate was a free spirit, brave and compassionate. She had a wonderful smile and loved to laugh – and this is what her...

yesterday, 12:38 in Regional North West
 

Cumbrian mum's tribute to missing daughter

The mum of a young woman thought to have been murdered in Bali says she’s determined her daughter’s memory will not be forgotten. Few people can relate to the heartbreak that Liz Osborne and her family have been through over the past 15 years. But,...

yesterday, 12:38 in Regional North West
 

Cumbrian mum's tribute to missing daughter

The mum of a young woman thought to have been murdered in Bali says she’s determined her daughter’s memory will not be forgotten. Few people can relate to the heartbreak that Liz Osborne and her family have been through over the past 15 years. But,...

yesterday, 12:38 in Regional North West
 

Role models inspire pupils at north Cumbrian schools

The world’s youngest airline captain and a five-time commonwealth medallist visited primary schools in north Cumbria to inspire the next generation. Globetrotting badminton player Lauren Smith and EasyJet’s Kate McWilliams paid separate visits to...

yesterday, 12:38 in Regional North West
 

Reunion planned to mark 50th anniversary of Carlisle school closure

Pupils from a Carlisle school which closed half a century ago are due to be reunited. Lynda Arnold (nee Cook) is planning to mark the 50th anniversary of the closure of the Creighton Margaret Sewell School and is hoping to reach as many former pupils...

Monday, 16:19 in Regional North West
 

Staff shortages at Carlisle's infirmary revealed

Carlisle's A&E department has been experiencing significant staff shortages, with nurses having to be sent across from west Cumbria to plug gaps. The Cumberland Infirmary has at times had a "significant deficit in nursing numbers", while...

Friday, 07:06 in Regional North West
 

Amateur boxing event planned to honour oldest championship belt in the sport - created in Cumbria

An amateur boxing event has been planned to honour the oldest championship belt in the sport - created in Cumbria. Started in 1909, the Lonsdale Belt was set up by Hugh Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale, who was a big boxing fan. He had residences at both...

13 May 2018 in Regional North West
 

Event will help causes close to mum's heart

A WIGTON woman is hosting an event to raise money for two causes that are close to her heart. Carol Harrison, of Aikhead House in the town, will be hosting a charity dinner in Kirkbride to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance (GNAA) - and a...

13 May 2018 in Regional North West
 

Rivers scheme receives £1.2m boost

AN eight-year programme to return the rivers in the Eden catchment to their former glory has been given a £1.2m boost. It is hoped that the restoration work on six key rivers – Caldnew, Eamont, Lowther, Leith, Lynennet and Scandal Beck – will not only...

13 May 2018 in Regional North West
 

Pilot involved in fatal aircraft crash on way back to Carlisle Airport was not qualified to fly in conditions

A pilot involved in a fatal light aircraft crash while on his way back to Carlisle Airport was flying in conditions for which he was not qualified, an accident report has revealed. Pilot Anthony Woodward, 62, and his friend Robert Archer, 57, died...

12 May 2018 in Regional North West
 

Stobart Group reveals profits rise to £100m

Stobart Group has released its results for the year. The owner of Carlisle Lake District Airport, said profits had increased across all divisions. Its profit before tax increased to £100.6m, partially realised Eddie Stobart investment generated profit...

12 May 2018 in Regional North West
 

New distribution centre could be created at Carlisle's Kingmoor Park as part of £4.9m development

A new distribution centre could be created at Carlisle's Kingmoor Park as part of a £4.9m development taking shape. One firm is showing "strong interest" in occupying some 20,000 sq ft of space in the 55,000 sq ft development of 19 new...

12 May 2018 in Regional North West
 

Warning as stunning Rannerdale bluebells under threat

It's stunning carpet of bluebells has made it a favourite place for thousands of nature-lovers and photographers from all over the world drawn to its beauty. But it seems Rannerdale in the North Lakes has become too popular for its own good, and the...

12 May 2018 in Regional North West
 

Council chiefs demand urgent Government action over Carlisle's crumbling Central Plaza hotel

Council chiefs have been accused of “sleeping on the job” as they demand urgent Government action to tackle the crisis of Carlisle’s crumbling Central Plaza Hotel. City MP John Stevenson says authority leaders have done little to stop the problems...

11 May 2018 in Regional North West
 
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