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Kendal Calling 2017 kicks off with biggest opening day line-up ever

THE prospect of a double-headliner on the opening day had music-lovers flocking to Kendal Calling in their droves, as Cumbria's biggest music festival got under way today. Gates opened hours earlier than normal to accommodate the busiest Thursday line-up

21 min. ago in Regional North West
 

Funeral takes place of 'irreplaceable' teenager Skye Mitchell

A heartbroken community came together to say their heartfelt goodbyes to an "irreplaceable" 18-year-old. The funeral of Skye Olivia Mitchell was held today, almost two weeks after the Millom teenager died in an accident on the A595. Hundreds...

21 min. ago in Regional North West
 
Work continuing in bid to reopen flood-hit Carlisle restaurant

Work continuing in bid to reopen flood-hit Carlisle restaurant

It was one of the highest profile victims of the Carlisle floods. But as businesses and families continue to move back in or move on with life after the disaster of December 2015, the doors are still shut at Ristorante Adriano. The case of this popular d

today, 19:51 in Regional North West
 

Man dies following crash on motorway near Carlisle

A man has died following a serious collision on the motorway north of Carlisle. The 50-year-old from Glasgow was a passenger in a car which was involved in a crash with a lorry on the southbound A74(M) near Eaglesfield, between Lockerbie and Gretna. The

today, 19:51 in Regional North West
 
Work continuing in bid to reopen flood-hit city restaurant

Work continuing in bid to reopen flood-hit city restaurant

It was one of the highest profile victims of the Carlisle floods. But as businesses and families continue to move back in or move on with life after the disaster of December 2015, the doors are still shut at Ristorante Adriano. The case of this popular d

today, 18:37 in Regional North West
 
Criminal with 102 offences to his name jailed after salon break-in

Criminal with 102 offences to his name jailed after salon break-in

A criminal who tried to smash his way into a Workington hair salon during the night has been jailed for 30 months. Heavily-convicted Neil Andrew Ivison, 37, was sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court today. Ivison had denied charges of attempted burglary and

today, 18:00 in Regional North West
 

Yesterday's youth celebrates the start of Maryport Blues Festival

Maryport Blues Festival kicked off in style with a free concert celebrating days gone by. The free Yesterday's Youth event held in the main marquee, was open to residents of residential homes and the public. Stephen Bailey, formerly of Maryport and now l

today, 17:44 in Regional North West
 
Gelt Gladiator boss sentenced after competitors seriously hurt

Gelt Gladiator boss sentenced after competitors seriously hurt

The boss of Gelt Gladiator has been handed a suspended jail term after five people were seriously hurt during the endurance challenge. One female competitor suffered a fractured neck and was left with "life-changing" injuries, while a man...

today, 17:37 in Regional North West
 

Yesterday's youth celebrate the start of Maryport Blues Festival

Maryport Blues Festival kicked off in style with a free concert celebrating days gone by. The free Yesterday's Youth event held in the main marquee, was open to residents of residential homes and the public. Stephen Bailey, formerly of Maryport and now l

today, 17:17 in Regional North West
 
Cumbrian councillors back north of England transport project

Cumbrian councillors back north of England transport project

Leading Cumbrian councillors have backed a major transport body that will focus on improving links across the north of England. Stewart Young, Cumbria County Council leader, said once in place, Transport of the North (TfN) will be key in pushing forward

today, 17:17 in Regional North West
 
Jury discharged in takeaway worker rape trial

Jury discharged in takeaway worker rape trial

The trial of a takeaway worker accused of rape has been cut short. The jury in Turgay Denli's trial was discharged this afternoon. The 29-year-old had denied two counts of raping and sexually assaulting a woman in the Whitehaven area after giving her a l

today, 17:11 in Regional North West
 

Musician set for family tribute at Passchendaele commemorations

The emotions will be running high for a singer-songwriter when he performs in front of hundreds of people just yards from a World War One battlefield. Davy Holt, from Kirkpatrick Fleming, near Gretna, will highlight the life of his relative John Kimm, wh

today, 17:07 in Regional North West
 
Cumbria Police chief fears spending cuts still loom on horizon

Cumbria Police chief fears spending cuts still loom on horizon

The shadow of cash cuts still hangs over Cumbria Police, with the county's chief constable saying his force is "particularly vulnerable" to funding changes. Jerry Graham raised the spectre of financial uncertainty again - almost two years...

today, 16:24 in Regional North West
 
Safety warning after theft of 'highly flammable' magnesium

Safety warning after theft of 'highly flammable' magnesium

A safety warning has been issued following the theft of highly-flammable materials from an industrial site in Workington. The burglary happened at Peart Road, Derwent Howe, between July 17 and July 26. The items stolen included magnesium slabs - promptin

today, 16:15 in Regional North West
 

Cumbrian presenter's audience with Theresa May at LGBT reception at Downing Street

A Cumbrian journalist who became the first transgender woman to present an all-female TV talk show has been to Downing Street to meet the Prime Minister. Ex-ITV Border presenter India Willoughby, from Carlisle, had a special audience with Theresa May dur

today, 16:03 in Regional North West
 


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