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Horse box overturns in M6 crash

Horse box overturns in M6 crash

Traffic is currently at a standstill on the M6 in Cumbria following an accident. Emergency services are on their way to the scene, near junction 41 on the southbound carriageway. It is believed a horse box has overturned. Two lanes are reported to be blo

yesterday, 22:11 in Regional North West
 
Traffic at a standstill after M6 crash

Traffic at a standstill after M6 crash

Traffic is currently at a standstill on the M6 in Cumbria following an accident. Emergency services are on their way to the scene, near junction 41 on the southbound carriageway. It is believed a horse box has overturned. Two lanes are reported to be blo

yesterday, 19:01 in Regional North West
 

Plans revealed for £1.5m visitor complex on edge of Hadrian's Wall

Ambitious plans for a £1.5m visitor complex - including a heritage centre, bistro and microbrewery - on the edge of Hadrian's Wall have been revealed. Businessmen David Gaddes and Ian Hunter are hoping to transform a derelict farm site in Bowness-on-Solw

yesterday, 16:13 in Regional North West
 
Power restored in Carlisle after 500 homes and shops hit

Power restored in Carlisle after 500 homes and shops hit

Power has been restored to 500 homes and shops in Carlisle. It was the second major power cut affecting the city centre in three days. Shops were forced to close for up to an hour while engineers worked to identify and repair the problem. Electricity Nor

yesterday, 15:00 in Regional North West
 

Fundraiser planned in memory of former Cumbrian mayor

The memory of a respected Cumbrian mayor is the driving force behind a bid to raise thousands of pounds for a top cancer unit. Paul Pearson, who was the mayor of Wigton between 2012 and 2013, died just a few days before Christmas following a near year-lo

yesterday, 13:08 in Regional North West
 
Fresh power cut affecting 500 properties across Carlisle

Fresh power cut affecting 500 properties across Carlisle

More than 500 properties in Carlisle are currently without power. Parts of the city centre are affected. The cause of the power cut is not yet known. Electricity North West said: "We are aware of the power issues affecting 506 properties in the...

yesterday, 13:08 in Regional North West
 
Cumbria's success at national field trialling championships

Cumbria's success at national field trialling championships

CUMBRIAN men and their dogs have done themselves proud as they claimed three of the top prizes in the national field trialling championships. Jaseon Atkinson and his three-year-old Cocker Spaniel, Lily, claimed third place and guns choice in the 87th Coc

yesterday, 10:16 in Regional North West
 
Break-in at west Cumbrian department store

Break-in at west Cumbrian department store

Police are investigating a break-in at a west Cumbrian department store. The raid happened at the Dixons store in Whitehaven's Lowther Street last night. A large quantity of after shave and perfume were stolen. Police are appealing for witnesses to call

yesterday, 09:44 in Regional North West
 
Reds fans hailed lifesavers after spectator collapses at match

Reds fans hailed lifesavers after spectator collapses at match

TWO Workington Reds fans rushed to save the life of a fellow spectator who collapsed at Saturday's away match against Matlock. The man, in his fifties, suffered a cardiac arrest. He had undergone a triple by-pass operation last year, and was in a queue a

yesterday, 09:44 in Regional North West
 

Cumbrian cycling duo set of for ambitious trip to Great Wall of China

IT was a frosty start for an ambitious Cumbria couple when they set off on their biggest challenge to date - cycling to the Great Wall of China. Peter and Chris Lloyd, who live near Brampton, waved goodbye to friends, family and well-wishers who had gath

yesterday, 09:12 in Regional North West
 
Woman taken to hospital after ceiling collapse at bookies

Woman taken to hospital after ceiling collapse at bookies

A woman was taken to hospital after a ceiling collapsed at a Carlisle betting shop. It happened at the Coral branch in English Street, in the city centre, at about 6.30pm yesterday. Firefighters from the Carlisle East and Carlisle West stations were call

yesterday, 09:12 in Regional North West
 
Search launched in Eskdale for missing man

Search launched in Eskdale for missing man

POLICE have been searching the Eskdale area for a missing person who could be in Cumbria. Paul Leggott, 49, was last seen before Christmas in the Humberside area. He may also have been in the Doncaster area on January 4. Following investigations, officer

Saturday, 17:37 in Regional North West
 
Carlisle care workers hailed as ‘truly remarkable’

Carlisle care workers hailed as ‘truly remarkable’

Care home workers have been hailed as “truly remarkable” with a string of staff singled out for special praise. Barn Close in Carlisle was rated as outstanding for its responsiveness following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Workers w

Saturday, 15:29 in Regional North West
 
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn holds west Cumbrian rally ahead of by-election

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn holds west Cumbrian rally ahead of by-election

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has publicly backed Gillian Troughton to be Copeland's next MP. Mr Corbyn joined Mrs Troughton at a rally in Cleator Moor Civic Hall this morning, at which he urged voters to support the party's newly-selected candidate for th

Saturday, 15:29 in Regional North West
 
Gillian Troughton ‘honoured’ tobe Labour candidate in Copeland MP by-election

Gillian Troughton ‘honoured’ tobe Labour candidate in Copeland MP by-election

Labour's Parliamentary candidate for Copeland has spoken of her "honour" at her selection – as a polling date of February 23 was revealed. Gillian Troughton, a borough and county councillor, was selected by her party colleagues in a vote in...

Saturday, 15:25 in Regional North West
 


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