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Carlisle council chief writes to House of Fraser boss Mike Ashley in effort to save the city store

CARLISLE'S council chief has written to retail tycoon Mike Ashley to "sell the city" - in a bid to save its House of Fraser store. Colin Glover has set out the case for the billionaire businessman to lift the threat of closure hanging over...

19 min. ago in Regional North West
 
Council leader's broadside to Sellafield over West Cumbrian funding

Council leader's broadside to Sellafield over West Cumbrian funding

The leader of Allerdale council has launched a staggering broadside against Sellafield Ltd, telling the firm it needs to do more than “sprinkle a bit of fairy dust” over West Cumbria. Alan Smith has thrown down the gauntlet to the nuclear company...

today, 16:43 in Regional North West
 
Expansion on the cards for Workington escape room

Expansion on the cards for Workington escape room

West Cumbria's first live escape room wants to expand after only 18 months in business due to its success. Lakes Escapes, which is based on Peart Road, Workington, wants to take over the former Nacro NCT building on Stanley Street. Owner Carol Watson,...

today, 16:26 in Regional North West
 

Animal park walkers don red panda suits for Skiddaw climb

Two workers from the Lake District Wildlife Park at Bassenthwaite are preparing to climb Skiddaw on Monday, August 27 dressed as red pandas to raise awareness of the animals' plight. The park's two resident red pandas are part of the European...

today, 15:53 in Regional North West
 
Boy, 6, left scarred after Rottweiler bite in Carlisle park

Boy, 6, left scarred after Rottweiler bite in Carlisle park

A six-year-old Carlisle boy was left scarred after a Rottweiler bit him as he played on a zip-wire in a popular city park. The dog's owner was this week told to do 100 hours of unpaid work in the community and pay the victim compensation after he...

today, 15:15 in Regional North West
 

BrewDog to open bar in Carlisle

Craft beer giant BrewDog is opening a bar in Carlisle - with the big-name arrival set to give a business boost to Botchergate and the city. The firm will open in the former Victory Amusements building next to Wetherspoons' Woodrow Wilson pub -...

today, 15:06 in Regional North West
 

Children's workshops pave the way for Harrington Kite Festival

Children have taken part in kite-making workshops ahead of a festival this weekend. Harrington Kite Festival is set to take place tomorrow and Sunday (August 18-19) at Harrington Marina. Children took part in workshops on Wednesday and yesterday at...

today, 14:30 in Regional North West
 
NuGen proposes Moorside site to be carried over into new Government policies

NuGen proposes Moorside site to be carried over into new Government policies

West Cumbria's Moorside site should be included in Government plans for new sources of energy, its developer said. NuGen has provided the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy with information to support the site being carried...

today, 14:05 in Regional North West
 

Carlisle grandmother found with taser stun gun disguised as torch in her home

A grandmother found in possession of a working taser stun gun disguised as a torch has been jailed for more than two years. Police swooped on Kelly Joanne Dargue's Carlisle home on March 15 after executing a drugs warrant, finding the prohibited...

today, 13:56 in Regional North West
 
Carlisle grandmother found with taser stun gun in her home jailed

Carlisle grandmother found with taser stun gun in her home jailed

A grandmother found in possession of a working taser stun gun disguised as a torch has been jailed for more than two years. Police swooped on Kelly Joanne Dargue's Carlisle home on March 15 after executing a drugs warrant, finding the prohibited...

today, 13:45 in Regional North West
 

Results success for Lakes College students

Students at Lakes College are celebrating after picking up their BTEC level three results. Equivalent to A-levels, the qualificatoins demonstrate learners' occupational and practical skills as well as including theory-based assessment. They carry UCAS...

today, 12:45 in Regional North West
 
Motorist caught driving high on cocaine twice in 12 days

Motorist caught driving high on cocaine twice in 12 days

A motorist arrested for driving under the influence of cocaine committed an almost identical offence 12 days later. At Carlisle's magistrates court, a defence lawyer said that the three-year driving ban that 21-year-old Joshua Edward Mossman must now...

today, 12:06 in Regional North West
 

Northbound music festival returns to Cockermouth tomorrow

The popular Northbound music festival will return to Cockermouth on Saturday. Heartbreak Remedy, Kin, Mojo Rising, the Postcard Band, the Reet Hot Chili Peppers and Sugarspun will all take to the main stage. Phil Ewing, bass player for Mojo Rising,...

today, 11:55 in Regional North West
 
Rory Stewart says he'll quit Government job if prison violence doesn't fall

Rory Stewart says he'll quit Government job if prison violence doesn't fall

Rory Stewart has pledged to resign as prisons minister if his campaign to tackle violence and drugs in struggling jails fails. The Penrith and the Border MP made the vow as he launched a £10m blitz to raise standards in 10 establishments that have...

today, 11:24 in Regional North West
 
Former police station's future to be decided

Former police station's future to be decided

THE FUTURE of Maryport Police Station will be decided next week, Plans for a seven flats, three terraced houses and a bungalow suitable for disabled people will be discussed by Allerdale council’s development panel on Tuesday. Developer Sarb Rai and...

today, 11:24 in Regional North West
 


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