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Cumbrian family take brain tumour campaign to Westminster

The grieving family of a Cumbrian man who lost his brain tumour battle has campaigned at Westminster in his memory. Audrey Todd and her daughter Vicky Mason attended a reception at Speaker’s House to continue their campaign for increased funding for rese

11 sec. ago in Regional North West
 
Carlisle building secures £1.9m grant

Carlisle building secures £1.9m grant

One of Carlisle's most historic buildings is carving itself a new future after landing a lottery grant of more than £1.9m. Five years of hard work has been rewarded with news that Carlisle Cathedral is to receive £1,918,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund

33 min. ago in Regional North West
 
Security warning following Cumbrian burglaries

Security warning following Cumbrian burglaries

Residents are being warned to up their security following a spate of burglaries at homes in Workington. There were three incidents over the weekend in the Moorclose and Westfield areas of the town. In one, a man was disturbed in the bedroom of a house. T

today, 08:11 in Regional North West
 
Young Carlisle app designers' bid to tackle cyberbullying

Young Carlisle app designers' bid to tackle cyberbullying

The young designers of a new smartphone app hope to help parents trying to protect their children from cyberbullying. Carlisle teenagers Ryan Edgar, Matthew Hunter and Owen Bird, who are in year nine at Richard Rose Morton Academy, earlier this month won

today, 08:05 in Regional North West
 
Break-in at west Cumbrian restaurant

Break-in at west Cumbrian restaurant

Cash and alcohol were among items stolen during a break-in at a west Cumbrian restaurant. Rafferty's Bistro in Curzon Street, Maryport, was targeted by thieves late last week. A microwave was also stolen in the raid. Together the items were valued at £84

today, 07:54 in Regional North West
 
Are you ready for the new pound coin?

Are you ready for the new pound coin?

CUMBRIA is gearing up for change, as the new £1 coin comes into currency today. The coin has been designed especially to combat fraudsters, as the Royal Mint estimates one in every 30 pound coins currently in circulation is a fake. The 'round pound' has

today, 07:39 in Regional North West
 
Cumbrian carer forced to quit after drink-drive conviction

Cumbrian carer forced to quit after drink-drive conviction

A young woman who crashed her car crashed into a metal barrier in a town centre, almost flipping it, was over the drink-drive limit. Care worker Carmel Bowman, 29, who admitted drink driving when she appeared at Carlisle's Rickergate magistrates' court,

today, 07:38 in Regional North West
 
House fire in Cumbria town

House fire in Cumbria town

The kitchen of a house on Park Road, Brampton, was extensively damaged in a fire tonight. No occupants were in the house, which was filled with smoke, at the time of the fire at about 7.50pm. A passing neighbour saw the fire and rushed to Brampton fire s

yesterday, 21:28 in Regional North West
 
Four men banned from Carlisle bars after violent incident

Four men banned from Carlisle bars after violent incident

Four men have been banned from drinking on Carlisle's Botchergate, after they admitted being involved in violence inside a pub. A judge at the city's crown court was told chairs were thrown and a snooker cue brandished during a disturbance in the Cumberl

yesterday, 17:25 in Regional North West
 
Cumbrian health campaigner pleads with court not to punish husband for assault

Cumbrian health campaigner pleads with court not to punish husband for assault

A high-profile Cumbrian health campaigner pleaded with a court not to punish her husband for assaulting her, insisting he is not violent. Siobhan Gearing wrote a lengthy statement defending her 33-year-old husband Paul, admitting that even though she had

yesterday, 16:52 in Regional North West
 
Cumbria police and crime commissioner launches youth commission group

Cumbria police and crime commissioner launches youth commission group

A project to involve young people in keeping their communities safe was launched today. Peter McCall, Cumbria's police and crime commissioner, spoke to young people at Workington Academy about the newly established Cumbria Youth Commission. He said:...

yesterday, 15:37 in Regional North West
 

CCTV released after burglary at Cumbrian branch of Greggs

Police have released CCTV images of two men they want to trace following a burglary at a Greggs branch in Cumbria. The incident, at Buddle Road, Workington, happened at 3.15am on March 4. Nothing was taken. Anyone with information is asked to call PC 239

yesterday, 15:22 in Regional North West
 

Cumbrian MPs left 'baffled' by health decision call for investigation

A Cumbrian MP says she has been left baffled by a controversial decision not to refer major health plans to the Secretary of State - and is now demanding the matter be investigated and potentially challenged. Reacting to news that Cumbria Health Scrutiny

yesterday, 15:08 in Regional North West
 
Carlisle branch of shoe retailer closes

Carlisle branch of shoe retailer closes

CARLISLE'S branch of upmarket show retailer Jones Bootmaker has closed, with the loss of six jobs. The firm has been bought by Leeds-based private equity firm Endless LLP after it s previous owners - Alteri Investors - appointed staff from accountancy gi

yesterday, 14:39 in Regional North West
 
Plans to upgrade north Cumbrian rugby pitch with artificial grass

Plans to upgrade north Cumbrian rugby pitch with artificial grass

Plans have been tabled to upgrade playing facilities at a north Cumbrian sports club. A new 3G artificial grass pitch is being proposed to replace the existing grassed pitch at Penrith Rugby Club's Winters Park ground. Plans also include a variety of new

yesterday, 14:14 in Regional North West
 


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