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Special announcement: Thomas the Tank Engine is arriving in Carlisle

"Ladies and gentlemen: the train on Platform Four is Thomas the Tank Engine!" Passengers at Carlisle station were thrilled to hear this announcement by a boy who's chuffed to bits about trains. Three-year-old Harvey Bill won a Virgin Trains...

today, 09:07 in Regional North West
 
Parents fined for children not going to school

Parents fined for children not going to school

The parents of two girls have been left with hefty fines for failing to ensure that they regularly went to school. At Carlisle's magistrates' court, Cumbria County Council lawyer Jonathan Farnsworth outlined the case against the father of one child...

today, 08:17 in Regional North West
 
Keswick man denies disturbing ospreys' nesting site

Keswick man denies disturbing ospreys' nesting site

A Keswick man has denied disturbing the nesting site of ospreys near Bassenthwaite Lake. Paul Martin Barnes, 58, has been charged with intentionally or recklessly disturbing a male and female Osprey while they were in, on or near a nest containing...

today, 08:17 in Regional North West
 
100mph danger driver had taken cocaine

100mph danger driver had taken cocaine

A motorist who sped away from police at speeds of up to 100mph was under the influence of cocaine, a court heard. At Carlisle Crown Court, Robert Williams, 24, was given a suspended six month prison sentence and a one year driving ban after a judge...

today, 06:23 in Regional North West
 
Family of man killed at Carlisle scrap yard pay tribute to his life

Family of man killed at Carlisle scrap yard pay tribute to his life

The family of a "beloved husband and treasured dad" who was killed at a Carlisle scarp yard have paid tribute to his life. Paul Spence, 64, died on Thursday in a forklift incident at Michael Douglas Auto Salvage Ltd. A tribute released on...

yesterday, 22:31 in Regional North West
 

How many of these lost Carlisle pubs can you remember?

Carlisle's bar scene is ever-changing - so much so it's sometimes hard to keep up. Here are some pubs that are now firmly in the past - but will bring back happy memories for many. See how many of these pubs you can remember.

yesterday, 18:54 in Regional North West
 

B&M plan divides opinion in West Cumbrian town

Opinion is divided over plans to build a branch of B&M in Cockermouth. The household goods retailer wants to open a branch behind the Lakes Home Centre on Low Road. Traders in the town fear the move could harm town centre businesses, encouraging...

yesterday, 17:42 in Regional North West
 

Megacon attracts hundreds of cosplay fans to Carlisle

Wigs, wacky costumes and the wonderful world of cosplay descended on Carlisle as a growing convention attracted hundreds of fans. Megancon returned for a second year to Morton Academy today and people from across the county enjoyed a day of gaming,...

yesterday, 16:58 in Regional North West
 
Child taken to hospital following crash in west Cumbria

Child taken to hospital following crash in west Cumbria

A child has been taken to hospital following a crash in west Cumbria. The youngster was riding a bike which was in collision with a vehicle in Main Road, Distington, at lunchtime. A spokesman for Cumbria Police said: "There was an RTC involving...

yesterday, 15:27 in Regional North West
 
Road reopen following crash in west Cumbria

Road reopen following crash in west Cumbria

Police have confirmed that a crash in Distington has been cleared and the road is now reopened. Main Street, Distington, was closed both ways earlier due to a collision between Church Road and Hinnings Road. Main Street, Distington is now open again —...

yesterday, 15:08 in Regional North West
 
KFC closed after running out of chicken

KFC closed after running out of chicken

KFC in Carlisle is closed this weekend after running out of chicken. The friend chicken restaurant, in The Lanes Shopping Centre, is among stores nationwide to be affected by problems with deliveries. A company spokesman said: "We deliver our...

yesterday, 14:33 in Regional North West
 
Road closed following crash in west Cumbria

Road closed following crash in west Cumbria

A road in west Cumbria has been closed following a crash. Main Street, Distington, is closed both ways and there are reports of heavy traffic in the area due to a collision between Church Road and Hinnings Road. Main Street junction of Church Road in...

yesterday, 14:07 in Regional North West
 
Appeal for woman who helped assault victim in Carlisle

Appeal for woman who helped assault victim in Carlisle

A woman who helped another woman following an assault in Carlisle is being urged to contact police. The appeal follows an assault in Ridley Road, Currock, at about 5.50pm on Friday. The passer-by responded after the victim shouted out for help. “This...

yesterday, 12:19 in Regional North West
 

Heavy machines at work on Carlisle Lake District Airport revamp

Work to ensure a work new era can take off at Carlisle Airport is continuing at pace. There is keen interest in the progress of the project to resurface the runway and build a new terminal building. Dozens of jobs will be created as part of the...

yesterday, 12:04 in Regional North West
 
M6 repairs complete after spillage of PVA glue at Carlisle caused five-day road closure

M6 repairs complete after spillage of PVA glue at Carlisle caused five-day road closure

All lanes of the M6 have fully reopened after a spillage of PVA glue caused a five-day road closure. A lorry shed its load on Monday afternoon on the northbound side of junction 44 and the slip road and hard shoulder were closed off to motorists. A...

yesterday, 11:13 in Regional North West
 


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