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Charity warns child sex offences at 'all-time high' in Cumbria

Data from the National Society for the Protection of Children shows that 538 crimes against children and young people were recorded in 2015/16, compared with 429 the previous year. Victims under 10 accounted for 153 cases last year, while 77 of the total

today, 00:41 in Regional North West
 

Four dead, 20 injured in Westminster terror attack

A police officer who was stabbed at the Houses of Parliament and his attacker are among the dead, according to Metropolitan Police Acting Deputy Commissioner and Head of Counter Terrorism Mark Rowley. He said: "Sadly I can confirm that now four...

yesterday, 19:08 in Regional North West
 

Anti-social youths ravage Barrow park

Barrow Park has been plagued by youths who have been drinking, littering and causing damage to public property. Last Saturday night Barrow Police conducted an operation with night-vision goggles to tackle the issue in response to complaints. They found y

yesterday, 18:42 in Regional North West
 

Car stolen in Barrow

A blue Renault Megane, registration MF04 BVP was stolen from Westmorland Street in Barrow last week. The car contained a number of personal items including a handbag, purse and child car seats. The incident occurred sometime between 10.30pm March 15 and

yesterday, 17:57 in Regional North West
 

South Cumbria MP caught up in London attack as terrorist shot dead yards away from him

A man is understood to have been shot by police officers after he drove across Westminster Bridge, running down a number of members of the public, before crashing into the gates of Parliament and stabbing a policeman. Up to 12 people may have been injure

yesterday, 15:59 in Regional North West
 

South Cumbria MP caught up in London terror attack and evacuated by police

A man is understood to have been shot by police officers after he drove across Westminster Bridge, running down a number of members of the public, before crashing into the gates of Parliament and stabbing a policeman. Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farr

yesterday, 15:28 in Regional North West
 

BREAKING NEWS: Reports of shooting outside Parliament in London - South Cumbria MP evacuated and House of...

The BBC is reporting that a police officer has confirmed at least one man has been shot outside Portcullis House in London. Other news agencies are reporting that a number of people have been shot. The Met Office has so far only confirmed that police wer

yesterday, 15:10 in Regional North West
 

BREAKING NEWS: Reports of shooting outside Parliament in London

The BBC is reporting that a police officer has confirmed at least one man has been shot outside Portcullis House in London. Other news agencies are reporting that a number of people have been shot. The Met Office has so far only confirmed that police wer

yesterday, 15:03 in Regional North West
 

Korean company looking to buy Toshiba's stake in Cumbrian nuclear project

Cho Hwan-eik has said the firm is looking to purchase the 60 per cent of Nugen - which has plans for a power plant at Mooside, near Sellafield - currently held by troubled Japanese giant Toshiba. He made the comment to reporters at a press conference in

yesterday, 14:44 in Regional North West
 

James Fisher's latest acquisition

The company - which has its headquartered in Barrow and a plant in Egremont - has acquired the entire share capital of rotor blade repair firm, Rotos 360, based in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. The deal could grow to £5m depending on profit targets in the next th

yesterday, 13:37 in Regional North West
 

A590 closed at Lindal overnight this week on Thursday and Friday

Highways England has spent £1.6m on the ambitious Lindal Dip project, which has effectively levelled the gradient of the A590. Since November, motorists have been hit by road closures, temporary traffic lights and reduced speed limits but now the end is

yesterday, 13:26 in Regional North West
 

Heavy snow causes hazardous driving conditions on the A590 and M6

Treacherous conditions have resulted in a number of collisions on the county's main roads. Police have urged motorists to take particular care on the A590, which has seen heavy snow especially around Lindale Hill. Delays are also being reported on the A5

yesterday, 12:24 in Regional North West
 

Emergency services called after two 'despondent' women spotted near Walney Channel

Furness Coastguard was paged at 4.55am this morning to reports of two despondent females at the Dock Museum, Barrow. The team mustered quickly and donned all water rescue kit in case the women were to enter the water. Barrow Lifeboat also provided safety

yesterday, 11:43 in Regional North West
 

Racegoers face hurdles after rail workers announce strike

Thousands of people flocking to Aintree racecourse face travel misery as RMT members for Southern, Merseyrail and Arriva Trains North announced they will walk out for 24 hours on Saturday April 8. Talks between rail bosses and the union have broken down

yesterday, 11:37 in Regional North West
 

Sands of time bring changes to communities, cars - and fashion

We today take a journey back in time through the Evening Mail's picture archives to look at places and people of years gone by. In some cases, the difference compared to what we see now is remarkable; in others just subtle changes are evident. From the p

yesterday, 11:37 in Regional North West
 


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