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Man arrested following high street bank robbery

Man arrested following high street bank robbery

Detectives investigating a bank robbery have arrested a man in connection with the crime. Police Scotland say they have arrested a 40-year-old man, who is from County Durham, in connection with the break in at the Royal Bank of Scotland, in Main Street,

19 min. ago in Regional North West
 
Arrests made after drugs raids in Workington

Arrests made after drugs raids in Workington

Arrests have been made following drugs raids across in west Cumbria. Police officers executed two warrants in Workington on Wednesday as part of a drugs operation. The first was at an address in Cross Street around 11.45am where they arrested a 35-year-o

39 min. ago in Regional North West
 
Arrests made after drugs raids in Workington

Arrests made after drugs raids in Workington

Arrests have been made following drugs raids across in west Cumbria. Police officers executed two warrants in Workington on Wednesday as part of a drugs operation. The first was at an address in Cross Street around 11.45am where they arrested a 35-year-o

44 min. ago in Regional North West
 
Restraining order for thug who threatened to slit his ex-partner's throat

Restraining order for thug who threatened to slit his ex-partner's throat

A knife-wielding thug who threatened to slit his ex-partner's throat has been banned from contacting her for 15 years. Michael Carlton, 50, committed the terrifying offence after kicking his way into Vicki Ritchie's Distington home on September 6, Carlis

today, 09:03 in Regional North West
 
What's really being done to prevent another floods disaster

What's really being done to prevent another floods disaster

Questions are being asked about what's being done to protect Cumbria from more catastrophic flooding. A year to the day since Storm Desmond struck, the Government is being told that it to more - quicker and better - to try and stop devastation on such a

today, 09:03 in Regional North West
 
Fiver campaigner seeks bank of England meeting

Fiver campaigner seeks bank of England meeting

The man behind a petition against using animal fat in new £5 notes wants to take his case directly to the Bank of England. Doug Maw, 47, a hotel worker from Askin Street, Keswick, started the petition last week against the inclusion of tallow in the new

today, 08:15 in Regional North West
 
VIDEO: Spirit of Cumbria shone through Storm Desmond

VIDEO: Spirit of Cumbria shone through Storm Desmond

Storm Desmond was a disaster nobody in Cumbria will ever forget, bringing unprecedented floods that left homes and businesses underwater, and roads and bridges destroyed. CN Group’s Spirit of Cumbria Awards 2016 recognised the county’s flood heroes – tho

today, 06:50 in Regional North West
 
Grant to help animals socialize better

Grant to help animals socialize better

Woof woof! An animal charity has received a £50,000 grant to build an exercise area for dogs in its care to help them socialize better. Based at Newbiggin, near Penrith, Eden Animal Rescue cares for dogs, cats and other small animals. Every year, it reho

yesterday, 19:04 in Regional North West
 
Police take to Carlisle streets after armed police incident

Police take to Carlisle streets after armed police incident

A MANHUNT is continuing today following a serious assault which led to armed police being deployed in Denton Holme, Carlisle. The Denton Street and Graham Street area was on lockdown following reports of a fight between a group of men which happened at 9

yesterday, 13:19 in Regional North West
 
I’m longing for the day my son can tell me he loves me

I’m longing for the day my son can tell me he loves me

Nicola Clulow is praying for the day her severely disabled teenage son will be able to tell her that he loves her. Until now the Carlisle mum-of-three had given up any hope of 15-year-old Cameron Mitchell communicating the message every parent wants - as

yesterday, 12:18 in Regional North West
 

Cumbrian firm named happiest workforce in Britain

Chinese philosopher Confucius once said: "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." That famous quote is particularly apt for staff at the Outward Bound Trust, which has just been named the happiest...

yesterday, 11:09 in Regional North West
 
School playground to be transformed after winning Lottery bid

School playground to be transformed after winning Lottery bid

The playground of Brampton Primary School is set to be transformed after it won a £10,000 Lottery bid for new equipment. The money, from the Big Lottery Fund, will be used to upgrade the shared Early Years outdoor area - used by the school and the nurser

yesterday, 10:04 in Regional North West
 
Bedroom fire in west Cumbria

Bedroom fire in west Cumbria

Firefighters were called to a blaze at a house in west Cumbria. It happened just after 7pm last night in Skelsceugh Road, Frizington. Two crews from Whitehaven attended. The fire was in a bedroom. Firefighters wearing breathing equipment used a thermal i

yesterday, 09:43 in Regional North West
 
Manhunt continues in Carlisle following armed police incident

Manhunt continues in Carlisle following armed police incident

A MANHUNT is continuing today following a serious assault which led to armed police being deployed in Denton Holme, Carlisle. The Denton Street and Graham Street area was on lockdown following the incident, which happened at 9.15pm last night. There were

yesterday, 09:43 in Regional North West
 
Part of Carlisle on lockdown following incident

Part of Carlisle on lockdown following incident

Part of Carlisle is on lockdown following an incident. The Denton Street area of Denton Holme is cordoned off and police are conducting door-to-door enquiries. Police have yet to release a statement. Several police vans along with officers wearing riot g

yesterday, 09:43 in Regional North West
 


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