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More cancellations and anger as data reveals the true extent of disruption on blighted Northern rail service

More cancellations and anger as data reveals the true extent of disruption on blighted Northern rail service

THERE was no surprise among rail users last weekend as yet another series of cancellations hit the troubled Northern Rail services operating across the county. On Saturday alone, six services running between Barrow, Carlisle and Windermere were cancelled

today, 18:35 in Regional North West
 
Poetry supper event planned by West Cumbrian verse groups

Poetry supper event planned by West Cumbrian verse groups

Two West Cumbrian poetry groups are joining forces to take their passion for words to a wider audience. Solway Poetry People and Parkhill Poets will host a poetry supper at Culterham Hall, Mawbray, on October 6. The event will give each group the chance

today, 18:35 in Regional North West
 
What date is the Carlisle Bitts Park fireshow this year?

What date is the Carlisle Bitts Park fireshow this year?

It's probably the highlight of Cumbria's bonfire night celebrations - but it doesn't always fall on November 5. Now organisers have revealed this year’s Bitts Park Fireshow will be held the night before, on Saturday November 4, so families can plan in ad

today, 17:40 in Regional North West
 

Keswick School honours pupils for achievements in and out of class

More than 175 Keswick School pupils were honoured at its annual prizegiving. Former pupil James Sibbit presented the prizes, which were awarded for everything from academic achievement and sporting success to music and volunteering. James was the highest

today, 17:40 in Regional North West
 
Van damaged in Whitehaven

Van damaged in Whitehaven

Police are investigating an incident of criminal damage in Whitehaven. A white, VW Transporter, suffered damage to the rear doors. It happened on Bransty Road sometime after 11pm on Wednesday, September 13, and 8am the next morning. Anyone with any infor

today, 17:40 in Regional North West
 
Car tyres slashed in Workington

Car tyres slashed in Workington

The tyres of a Fiat Punto car have been slashed in Workington. Police are investigating the incident of criminal damage which took place on Walker Road, Workington. It happened between 9.30pm on Saturday and 9.30am on Sunday. Anyone with information shou

today, 17:27 in Regional North West
 
Cumbria's bomb squad called out to incident

Cumbria's bomb squad called out to incident

The bomb squad was called in to carry out a controlled explosion after an old piece of ammunition was found. Passers by say they could hear the explosion more than a mile away from the site where police experts were carrying out their work. Officers were

today, 17:19 in Regional North West
 

Rise in popularity of artisan gin sees increase in UK distilleries

The number of distilleries in the UK has increased by a fifth in the last year amid a sudden popularity in artisan gin, a new report shows. And Cumbria is among those, with the county boasting three distilleries. Accountancy group UHY Hacker Young reveal

today, 16:58 in Regional North West
 
Royal visitor to open Workington school building

Royal visitor to open Workington school building

A Workington school is preparing to welcome a royal visitor tomorrow. HRH the Duchess of Gloucester us set to visit Workington Academy to meet staff and pupils and official open its new building. Workington Academy was formed last year to replace Stainbu

today, 16:13 in Regional North West
 
Callers to Cumbria Police 101 number forced to wait EIGHT minutes

Callers to Cumbria Police 101 number forced to wait EIGHT minutes

Callers to Cumbria Police's delay-hit 101 line had to wait an average of more than EIGHT minutes to get through last month. Force chiefs revealed the amount of time people were left hanging on the phone for this service as they detailed a surge in 999 ca

today, 15:47 in Regional North West
 

Carlisle Labour party must field all-women MP shortlist, rules NEC

Labour's next MP candidate for Carlisle will be a woman - despite local members voting against an all-female shortlist. The party's National Executive Committee (NEC) has decided to impose an all-woman list, despite the views of the local party. Elsie Ma

today, 15:39 in Regional North West
 
Cumbria Police deal with 'unprecedented levels' of emergency 999 calls over the summer

Cumbria Police deal with 'unprecedented levels' of emergency 999 calls over the summer

CUMBRIA Police had "unprecedented levels" of demand over the summer – exceeding even the emergency calls received during Storm Desmond. The head of the National Police Chief’s Council, Sara Thornton, spoke out last week about the...

today, 15:04 in Regional North West
 
Flimby man charged with possessing a firearm with intent to commit robbery

Flimby man charged with possessing a firearm with intent to commit robbery

A man has appeared in court charged with possessing a firearm with intent to commit robbery. Darrell Eve, 28, of Main Road, Flimby, appeared at Workington Magistrates' Court today (Monday). He has been charged with carrying an air pistol with intent to c

today, 14:44 in Regional North West
 
Stagecoach bus drivers in Cumbria set to strike

Stagecoach bus drivers in Cumbria set to strike

More than 300 bus drivers across Cumbria are planning to strike following a dispute over pay. Stagecoach drivers from depots in Carlisle, west Cumbria, Penrith, Barrow and Kendal are set to stage a walkout on October 2. The stand-off between the company

today, 14:44 in Regional North West
 
Elderly man airlifted to hospital after leg break in Whitehaven

Elderly man airlifted to hospital after leg break in Whitehaven

An elderly man was airlifted to hospital after breaking his leg in Whitehaven. The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) was called to the town at 1pm yesterday. They were asked to assist the North West Ambulance Service after the man, believed to be

today, 14:37 in Regional North West
 


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