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Police appeal after robbery at corner shop

Police appeal after robbery at corner shop

Cumbria police have released photos of a man who robbed a corner shop this morning. The raider - carrying a piece of wood with nails in it - fled with money after threatening a female assistant at By-Wise, on Vulcans Lane, Workington, at 10.10am. Police

today, 12:44 in Regional North West
 
Man who 'kicked woman's head like a football' avoids jail

Man who 'kicked woman's head like a football' avoids jail

An angry man kicked his partner's head like "a football" and stamped on her after she broke his window. Shocked witnesses watched as Paul Gary Carruthers lashed out at Lisa Newton as she lay on the ground in a Maryport street. It was said he...

today, 12:39 in Regional North West
 
'There’s too much else going on to worry about instead of another Scottish referendum'

'There’s too much else going on to worry about instead of another Scottish referendum'

In September 2014 Scots held a referendum on independence and narrowly decided against it. Just over 55 per cent voted to stay in the UK, with just under 45 per cent in favour of leaving. Since then the political landscape has shifted radically. The gene

today, 12:16 in Regional North West
 
Former Carlisle school set to be demolished

Former Carlisle school set to be demolished

A former Carlisle school is set to be demolished - making way for brand new "starter" homes. City-based firm McKnight and Son Builders have put forward plans for 15 terraced houses and 20 flats on the site of the former Caldewgate School,...

today, 11:48 in Regional North West
 
Fire destroys kitchen of north Cumbrian pub

Fire "destroys" kitchen of north Cumbrian pub

The kitchen of a north Cumbrian pub was destroyed by a blaze. Crews from Carlisle East and Longtown fire stations were called to the Robin Hood Inn, in Smithfield, yesterday morning. Four firefighters wore breathing apparatus to tackle the flames. Mark T

today, 11:21 in Regional North West
 
Crews called to north Cumbria car fire

Crews called to north Cumbria car fire

Two crews were called to reports of a car on fire in Wigton last night. Firefighters from both Wigton and Carlisle West fire station attended the scene, on West Street, shortly before midnight. A spokesman said that crews could not determine the make and

today, 10:52 in Regional North West
 

Cumbrians line up for bee tattoo in show of Manchester solidarity

Carlisle has again shown its solidarity and support to the people of Manchester following the horrific terrorist attack. A steady stream of people from across the city headed to Mike's Tattoos, on London Road yesterday to be inked with the Manchester wor

today, 10:34 in Regional North West
 

Cumbrians line up for bee tattoo in show of Manchester solidaroty

Carlisle has again shown its solidarity and support to the people of Manchester following the horrific terrorist attack. A steady stream of people from across the city headed to Mike's Tattoos, on London Road yesterday to be inked with the Manchester wor

today, 09:38 in Regional North West
 

Carlisle turns pink for hospice fundraiser

Nathan Condy was the star of the show, when he embraced Carlisle's pink celebrations. The city's market hall was a sea of pink on Saturday, as stallholders came together to raise money for a local cause. The event was part of "Love Your Local...

today, 08:07 in Regional North West
 
Stupidity landed Samurai sword thug in hospital

Stupidity landed Samurai sword thug in hospital

Stupidity landed a Samurai-wielding man in hospital - after cutting his foot while trying to break into his victim's home. The hapless criminal needed 11 stitches in his foot after kicking through the glass door of a flat in the city. Blair Dixon was cau

today, 07:07 in Regional North West
 
Carlisle College launches search to find a new principal

Carlisle College launches search to find a new principal

The search is on to find a new principal to lead Carlisle College following its recent merger with one of the largest education and training groups in the UK. Adverts have been published inviting candidates to throw their hat in the ring for the post, wh

yesterday, 18:04 in Regional North West
 
Wembley cup win for Carlisle school youngsters

Wembley cup win for Carlisle school youngsters

Youngsters from Carlisle's Newlaithes Junior School are Wembley cup kings. The school's year six football team - representing Carlisle Utd and Cumbria - beat Wycombe Wanderers 3-0 at the national stadium this afternoon to win the EFL Kids Cup. Congratula

yesterday, 15:33 in Regional North West
 
Cumberland Show: All you need to know about this year's event

Cumberland Show: All you need to know about this year's event

It is the key date in the summer country calendar - and this year, the Cumberland Show includes a number of new features at its new venue. Our guide to the show will tell you all you need to know. When is The Cumberland Show? It's on Saturday, June 17. B

yesterday, 14:56 in Regional North West
 
Cumbrian supermarket evacuated

Cumbrian supermarket evacuated

Shoppers and staff in a Cumbrian supermarket were evacuated after a fire scare. A spokeswoman for Morrisons confirmed that one of the fire alarms was activated in its Workington store at about 1.50pm today. The store was fully evacuated and a crew from W

yesterday, 14:27 in Regional North West
 
Rail passengers facing Bank Holiday travel disruption

Rail passengers facing Bank Holiday travel disruption

Rail passengers travelling between Carlisle and London are facing disruption tomorrow. Network Rail says that it is caused by damage to overhead power lines between Penrith and Oxenholme. As a result, services operated by Virgin Trains will not be operat

yesterday, 13:49 in Regional North West
 


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