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Carlisle carer stole cash from disabled woman she said was a friend

A disabled woman whose professional carer stole cash from her purse says she is appalled magistrates allowed her to walk free. Callous Shirley Coope, 51, claimed that she had regarded multiple sclerosis sufferer Lindsay May, 64, as a friend as well as an

yesterday, 16:13 in Regional North West
 
Carlisle chip shop owner calls it a day after half a million fish suppers

Carlisle chip shop owner calls it a day after half a million fish suppers

In more than three decades, chip shop owner Saad Sahib thinks he’s served nearly half a million fish suppers. It’s no wonder he’s decided to hang up his apron and retire from frying to concentrate on other business. Nevertheless it was a difficult move t

yesterday, 15:28 in Regional North West
 
Cumbria council accused of bullying as floods charity CERT UK faces eviction

Cumbria council accused of bullying as floods charity CERT UK faces eviction

A furious charity boss says her organisation will soon be left homeless following a political fall out with council leaders. Kerryanne Wilde, chief executive of CERT UK, formerly Eden Flood Volunteers, has accused members of “political bullying”, claimin

yesterday, 13:15 in Regional North West
 

Warning ambulance pressures will worsen if Success Regime health cuts go ahead

Campaigners are questioning how Cumbria’s ambulance service will cope with more work after inspectors flagged up major staff shortages and delays handing over patients at A&E. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) this week ordered the North West...

yesterday, 11:52 in Regional North West
 
Double delight for steam fans on Carlisle-Settle rail line

Double delight for steam fans on Carlisle-Settle rail line

Railway fans are poised for a double celebration along an iconic line. Not only will they be able to enjoy a trip uninterrupted by service changes, but a lucky few will be able to power along it on two of the world’s most famous steam locomotives. The Ca

yesterday, 10:45 in Regional North West
 
Drovers Rest near Carlisle clinches Pub of the Year awards hat-trick

Drovers Rest near Carlisle clinches Pub of the Year awards hat-trick

A popular pub is toasting yet more success by landing a top title for the third year in a row. The Drovers Rest at Monkhill, near Carlisle, has been named pub of the year by the Campaign for Real Ale’s Solway branch. It is an accolade which continues an

yesterday, 10:16 in Regional North West
 
Tributes paid to Lilliput Lane founder who has died, aged 72

Tributes paid to Lilliput Lane founder who has died, aged 72

Tributes have been paid to Lilliput Lane founder David Tate following his death at the age of 72. The Brampton businessman’s family and friends say he will be remembered as a generous man of exceptional ability and determination, who loved colour and nat

yesterday, 09:22 in Regional North West
 
Cumbrian bus route facing the axe saved at 11th hour

Cumbrian bus route facing the axe saved at 11th hour

A bus route along the Solway Coast which was due to be axed later this month has been saved at the 11th hour. Wigton-based coach firm Reays announced they were pulling the number 60 service from Skinburness and Silloth, to Maryport because a lack of pass

yesterday, 07:58 in Regional North West
 
Police return to hospital over new saline bags scare

Police return to hospital over new saline bags scare

DETECTIVES investigating damage to saline bags at Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary have been called back in amid fresh concerns. It was feared more bags of fluids had been tampered with at the hospital. But bosses have confirmed that, following investigat

yesterday, 07:58 in Regional North West
 
GP leader leaps in to defend doctors across Cumbria

GP leader leaps in to defend doctors across Cumbria

A GP leader has leapt to the defence of family doctors across Cumbria after the Government sought to offload blame for high-profile NHS problems. Furious Peter Weeks, chairman of the Cumbria Local Medical Committee (LMC), has written to all GPs in the co

Thursday, 14:52 in Regional North West
 
Payment delays and floods recovery 'creating real hardship for farming families’

Payment delays and floods recovery 'creating real hardship for farming families’

Charity helplines have been inundated with cries for help as the county’s producers battle with the fall-out from delayed farm payments and the devastating legacy of last winter’s floods. One major farming charity revealed how it had paid out more in fin

Thursday, 14:52 in Regional North West
 
Number of firefighters covering Cumbria now unsafe, claims union

Number of firefighters covering Cumbria now unsafe, claims union

Carlisle was left with just four or five full-time firefighters to keep the city safe on a single night, a union has claimed. The level of professional fire protection being offered to the city has been cited by the county’s Fire Brigades Union (FBU) as

Thursday, 14:52 in Regional North West
 
'Lost' holy well said to have mystical powers rediscovered near Carlisle cricket ground

'Lost' holy well said to have mystical powers rediscovered near Carlisle cricket ground

A “lost” holy well credited with having mystical healing powers has been rediscovered near a Carlisle park. Obscured by undergrowth next to a footpath near to Carlisle Cricket Club, the ancient Homeacres Well had languished in obscurity for decades, its

Thursday, 14:52 in Regional North West
 
Dozens of families risk losing their homes due to benefits clampdown

Dozens of families risk losing their homes due to benefits clampdown

Dozens of families face losing their homes as a Government clampdown on benefits hits home, a charity has warned. Seventeen families who were at risk of eviction appeared before the county court in Carlisle on a single day, including some driven there by

Thursday, 14:52 in Regional North West
 
UKIP's North Cumbria chairman resigns over appalling national leadership

UKIP's North Cumbria chairman resigns over "appalling" national leadership

UKIP's North Cumbria chairman has announced his resignation from the party. John Stanyer, former North West chair who also led Cumbria's Vote Leave campaign, said he is defecting to the Conservative party because of the little faith he has left in UKIP's

Thursday, 14:52 in Regional North West
 
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