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Boyfriend flies into drunken rage - after accidentally sitting on pot of baby food in Carlisle

Boyfriend flies into drunken rage - after accidentally sitting on pot of baby food in Carlisle

A drunken boyfriend flew into a rage after he accidentally sat on a pot of baby food which had been left on a settee. Allan Smith, 30, who had been drinking cans of lager, became so angry that his partner – 28 weeks’ pregnant with their second child –...

8 October 2018 in Regional North West
 
Police snare driver with 'stinger' after 70mph pursuit through Carlisle

Police snare driver with 'stinger' after 70mph pursuit through Carlisle

Police had to use a stinger device to stop a danger driver who sped through Carlisle at 70mph. Luke Robert Colin Whitfield was spotted by police in the city driving a BMW at speed about 11pm on September 8. Officers saw the 20-year-old motorist flying...

8 October 2018 in Regional North West
 
Carlisle United announcer Colin Carter thanks fans for support after collapse

Carlisle United announcer Colin Carter thanks fans for support after collapse

Carlisle United announcer and football referee Colin Carter has thanked friends and fans for their support after he collapsed on a pitch. Colin, 48, says he can't stop crying at the messages and is so humbled by the get well wishes. He is recovering...

8 October 2018 in Regional North West
 
Man in court for driving around car park at Booths in Penrith with woman on bonnet

Man in court for driving around car park at Booths in Penrith with woman on bonnet

A man has appeared in court and admitted dangerous driving - after he drove around a car park with a woman on the bonnet of his car. Johnny Ian Macaulay Noble, 22, was seen driving a red Seat Ibiza in the Booths supermarket car park, in Brunswick...

8 October 2018 in Regional North West
 
Woman, 18, hurt in crash on A596 at Aspatria

Woman, 18, hurt in crash on A596 at Aspatria

An 18-year-old woman suffered minor injuries in a crash on the A596 this morning. Police were called to attend the collision, which involved a Ford Fiesta at Heathfield Corner near Aspatria at 8.15am. A spokesperson said: "The female suffered...

8 October 2018 in Regional North West
 
England's oldest international footballer to become a freeman of Carlisle

England's oldest international footballer to become a freeman of Carlisle

England's oldest surviving international footballer will be formally instated as a freeman of Carlisle in a ceremony on Monday. Ivor Broadis, 95, who scored for England twice during the World Cup 64 years ago, has previously described the honour “as...

8 October 2018 in Regional North West
 
Theatre by the Lake visit for young mental health team

Theatre by the Lake visit for young mental health team

Teenagers working to promote mental health in their peers have been invited to a private question and answer session with the people behind a Theatre by the Lake play focusing on young people. The group, We Will, was born out of the Maryport Save Our...

8 October 2018 in Regional North West
 
Police launch county lines awareness campaign in Cumbria

Police launch county lines awareness campaign in Cumbria

Cumbria Police is raising awareness of how children and vulnerable adults are exploited by criminal gangs. County lines is a phrase which does not just refer to the transportation and dealing of drugs across counties but specifically the exploitation...

8 October 2018 in Regional North West
 

Maryport man's stables dream becomes a nightmare

A man fears he could be left penniless after a bid to turn an old spoil heap behind his house into a livery yard turned into a nightmare. Gary Robinson bought nine acres of land behind his home in Ewanrigg, Maryport, from Cumbria County Council in...

8 October 2018 in Regional North West
 
Podiatry services in north and west Cumbria in line for cuts

Podiatry services in north and west Cumbria in line for cuts

Podiatry services across north and west Cumbria are the latest in line for cuts. Thousands of patients who currently receive foot services could now be told their no longer qualify. They potentially include the elderly, those with mental illnesses and...

8 October 2018 in Regional North West
 
Hat-trick for Energy Coast UTC as West Cumbria shines at Golden Apple Awards

Hat-trick for Energy Coast UTC as West Cumbria shines at Golden Apple Awards

West was best at the 2018 Golden Apple Awards. Half of the awards went to heroes and champions across west Cumbria - including a hat-trick for Energy Coast UTC at Lillyhall. The highly-sought titles of best early years provider, best primary school,...

8 October 2018 in Regional North West
 

Cockermouth man to have photo featured in Countryfile calendar

When a Highland cow photobombed a landscape picture being taken by a Cockermouth man little did he know it was going to become a winning shot. Peter Skillen's photo, taken at Buttermere, beat more than 42,000 others to be chosen for the Countryfile...

8 October 2018 in Regional North West
 

Emmeline Pankhurst's great-granddaughter helped celebrate women in Cumbria

Emmeline Pankhurst’s great-granddaughter joined women in Carlisle to celebrate the success of females across Cumbria. Helen Pankhurst was pleased to come across the Celebrating Women in Cumbria parade when she visited the city on Saturday. She said:...

7 October 2018 in Regional North West
 
Landmark gasometer demolished in Carlisle

Landmark gasometer demolished in Carlisle

A landmark structure that has stood in Carlisle for nearly 100 years is being demolished. The old gasometer on Rome Street has stood the test of time but is being dismantled. A spokesman for Northern Gas Networks said: "The holder was built in...

7 October 2018 in Regional North West
 

More than 1,000 take part in Great Cumbrian Run 2018

More than 1,000 people lapped up the spirit of Cumbria as they took on the biggest race in the county's running calendar. Runners were cheered on from Mayor's Drive, at the Sheepmount Athletics Stadium, through the city centre and up London Road...

7 October 2018 in Regional North West
 
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