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Have your say on revamp to council

Have your say on revamp to council

Time is running out for residents to have their say on plans that could lead to a cut in the number of councillors in Cumbria. Allerdale Council could see its number of elected members drop from 56 to 49 by May 2019. The independent Local Government Boun

yesterday, 21:00 in Regional North West
 
Children get hands on with exotic insects

Children get hands on with exotic insects

They're not the usual kind of customers at Carlisle library... But bugs and beasts took over the children’s area as part of a half term session to educate kids about some of the world’s most weird and wonderful insects. Guy Tansley, of Bugsnstuff, brough

yesterday, 18:02 in Regional North West
 
Man taken to hospital after falling through roof

Man taken to hospital after falling through roof

A man in his twenties was taken to hospital after falling through a roof. The Great North Air Ambulance Service was call to Kirkby Stephen on Thursday at about 2.30pm. The trauma team, who arrived in the rapid response car, assessed and treated the man a

yesterday, 17:30 in Regional North West
 
Historian digs into Cumbrian village's past

Historian digs into Cumbrian village's past

A historian is calling on residents of a Cumbrian village past and present to come forward as he looks to uncover its 150-year story. Henry Barker has lived in Harriston, near Aspatria, all his life. Now, he wants to tell the story of the village and rev

yesterday, 15:33 in Regional North West
 
Rail passengers face cancellations and delays in Cumbria

Rail passengers face cancellations and delays in Cumbria

Buses will replace cancelled trains between Carlisle and Whitehaven tonight as other services are delayed. Northern Rail has had to cancel two services due to staffing issues and alternative transport for passengers has been arranged. The 7pm service fro

yesterday, 15:33 in Regional North West
 
Labour's Copeland defeat leaves party further from power than any time in the last 50 years

Labour's Copeland defeat leaves party "further from power than any time in the last 50 years"

LABOUR'S defeat in the Copeland by-election has prompted heavy criticism from David Miliband who said the party is now further from power than any time in the last 50 years. The US-based former foreign secretary said he was "deeply...

yesterday, 14:52 in Regional North West
 
John gets jump start from a legend

John gets jump start from a legend

Legendary jockey Sir AP McCoy has thrown his weight behind a Carlisle runner's charity challenge. The greatest jump jockey of all time endured an eight-hour journey through traffic chaos caused by Storm Doris to support tyre factory worker John Reay and

yesterday, 14:03 in Regional North West
 
Developer to revise plan for homes on Carlisle factory site

Developer to revise plan for homes on Carlisle factory site

A HOUSING developer will make a final attempt to secure planning permission for homes on the site of a former factory - after an appeal over previous plans was dismissed by the Secretary of State. Citadel Estates Ltd has said it will submit a blueprint o

yesterday, 14:03 in Regional North West
 
Former Farm Foods store to become hair salon

Former Farm Foods store to become hair salon

The former Farm Foods shop in Carlisle city centre is being taken over by a new hair and beauty salon called Gabriel Ruane. Gabriel Ruane Salon hair is a concept brand and the visionary’s behind this are director Koln Murray and creative director, Kath P

yesterday, 13:07 in Regional North West
 
Health campaigners call for meeting with new Copeland MP - as date set for Success Regime announcement

Health campaigners call for meeting with new Copeland MP - as date set for Success Regime announcement

Campaigners are urging Copeland's new MP, Trudy Harrison, to meet to discuss the immediate plans for the future of the area's health services. Yesterday it was announced that a decision on the Success Regime's controversial proposals for the West Cumberl

yesterday, 13:07 in Regional North West
 
Flood warning and alerts in place for Cumbria

Flood warning and alerts in place for Cumbria

A flood warning and a string of flood alerts have been issued for areas of Cumbria following a spell of wet and windy weather. Meanwhile the Met Office has removed its yellow warning for rain which it had expected to be in force until 10pm tonight. A flo

yesterday, 13:01 in Regional North West
 

Plans to improve safety for Carlisle pedestrians are '5 years too late'

Measures to improve pedestrian safety are set to be implemented near a Carlisle housing development - "five years too late". That's according to Robert Betton, city ward councillor for Botcherby, who says the works - including a footpath -...

yesterday, 10:19 in Regional North West
 
Viaduct campaigners submitproposal for bridleway link in Carlisle

Viaduct campaigners submitproposal for bridleway link in Carlisle

MORE than eight years after they started a campaign to re-open an historic railway viaduct, those behind the plans have reached a huge milestone. Members of Carlisle Waverley Viaduct Trust (CWVT) have submitted official proposals to Carlisle City Council

yesterday, 10:04 in Regional North West
 
Cumbrian beauty spot attracts growing number of visitors

Cumbrian beauty spot attracts growing number of visitors

THE number of visitors enjoying Talkin Tarn – one of north Cumbria’s top beauty spots – is on the up, with additional income being reinvested to continuously add to its appeal. The country park’s increasing popularity is reflected in the number of pay an

yesterday, 10:04 in Regional North West
 
Motorcyclist, 17, in hospital following serious crash near Carlisle

Motorcyclist, 17, in hospital following serious crash near Carlisle

A 17-year-old was taken to hospital following a serious crash on a busy Cumbrian road. He was driving a motorbike which was involved in a collision with a Mitsubishi pick-up truck at the junction of the A596 and Station Road, at Wigton, yesterday evening

yesterday, 10:04 in Regional North West
 


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