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Street lights on town road shot with an air rifle

Vandals are thought to have used an air rifle to destroy a series of street lights - just three months after they were installed. Despite initial fears that the popular Harriston to Aspatria link road would once again be left in the dark, Cumbria...

today, 13:23 in Regional North West
 

Street lights in town road shot with an air rifle

Vandals are thought to have used an air rifle to destroy a series of street lights - just three months after they were installed. Despite initial fears that the popular Harriston to Aspatria link road would once again be left in the dark, Cumbria...

today, 12:53 in Regional North West
 

RSPB plea: Help stop persecution and help prosecutions

Shooting organisations are being urged to do more to stop persecution and help prosecutions over bird of prey deaths. The RSPB has launched a confidential Raptor Crime Hotline to encourage whistleblowers to come forward with details about those...

today, 12:53 in Regional North West
 

Heavy machines at work on Carlisle Lake District Airport revamp

Work to ensure a work new era can take off at Carlisle Airport is continuing at pace. There is keen interest in the progress of the project to resurface the runway and build a new terminal building. Dozens of jobs will be created as part of the...

Saturday, 15:37 in Regional North West
 

Flood defence scheme plans go on show

Plans for flood defences and improvement work in Carlisle and its surrounding villages went on display this week. The Environment Agency showed off their proposals at a drop in session at Low Crosby Village Hall. Carlisle and the villags of Great...

Friday, 12:09 in Regional North West
 

Carlisle mum's plea for vital drug which can help ill daughters to be made available on NHS

A mum of two little girls who were born with an extremely rare genetic illness has made a heartfelt plea for people to support a campaign to make a vital drug available on the NHS. Gail Rich's daughters Nicole, five, and Jessica, two, suffer from...

Friday, 11:29 in Regional North West
 

It's time to honour our heroes

It's time to honour our heroes - champions of our communities who go above and beyond to make our lives better. Today we launch The Cumberland News Community Heroes Awards 2018. And we need your help to ensure those who selflessly and tirelessly do so...

Friday, 10:37 in Regional North West
 

Carlisle spice shop owner meets the Queen at Buckingham Palace

The owner of a spice shop in Carlisle met the Queen at an event to celebrate the achievements of the Commonwealth Diaspora community. Saj Ghafoor, who runs the HDM Spice Shop on Brook Street, attended a reception at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday...

Friday, 10:00 in Regional North West
 

Filmmaker wows with stunning drone's eye view of the Lake District

A filmmaker has created his very own love letter to the Lake District, with stunning aerial footage of Cumbria. Michael Lazenby's cinematic tribute to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, aptly titled The Lake District, has been viewed almost 450,000 times...

Friday, 08:38 in Regional North West
 

Chart-topping DJs Ultrabeat are coming to Cumbria

CHART-topping DJs Ultrabeat are coming to Wigton. On May 12, the Pretty Green Eyes stars will play at the the New Stocksman. Shooting to fame in 2003 with their chart-hit Pretty Green Eyes, Ultrabeat peaked at second in the UK chart. Four years later,...

Thursday, 22:14 in Regional North West
 

Chart-topping DJs coming to Cumbria

CHART-topping DJs Ultrabeat are coming to Wigton. On May 12, the Pretty Green Eyes stars will play at the the New Stocksman. Shooting to fame in 2003 with their chart-hit Pretty Green Eyes, Ultrabeat peaked at second in the UK chart. Four years later,...

Thursday, 16:27 in Regional North West
 

Cumbria sports club to host re-union

Aspatria Rugby Club is hosting a reunion for all past players and supporters. The informal event will take place on March 10, coinciding with Aspatria's home match with Burnley. Arrival is from 1pm and includes a complimentary pint, a pie and pea...

Thursday, 12:22 in Regional North West
 

Cumbria town centre facing more roadworks

Wigton town centre is facing yet more roadworks. From Monday Cumbria County Council workers will begin to resurface High Street with with the scheme expected to last for 12 working days, subject to weather conditions. Another major roadworks project...

Thursday, 12:22 in Regional North West
 

Cumbria quiz night raises almost £350 for charity

A quiz night in Silloth has helped to raise almost £350 for a lifeboat charity. On February 2, 14 teams gathered at Mrs Wilson's cafe in Silloth for the annual RNLI Quiz. A total of £348 was raised for the lifeboat group - £30 more than last year. The...

Thursday, 06:15 in Regional North West
 

Woman pieces together her father's mysterious past

A woman who appealed to The Cumberland News for help piecing together the jigsaw of her father's past has visited Cumbria. Anne Williams, of Wolverhampton, appealed to readers in December and, following an appeal by this newspaper, was able to find...

Wednesday, 11:35 in Regional North West
 
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