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'No evidence' badger cull reduces bovine TB, MP says

Sue Hayman – whose constituency includes towns such as Wigton and Aspatria – claimed the government was doing this against advice from its own independent experts and the British Veterinary Association. Mrs Hayman’s remarks followed a landmark court...

yesterday, 14:55 in Regional North West
 

Barrow paedophile caught by vigilantes to be sentenced

Ian William Strickland pleaded guilty to a string of child sex offences after being confronted by paedophile hunters Dark Light outside his Barrow home on May 21. The 42-year-old was arrested, charged and remanded in custody after pleading guilty to...

yesterday, 14:18 in Regional North West
 

Barrow man accused of voyeurism to make bail application

Andrew Mark Wakefield, of Schooner Street, Barrow Island, has been charged with recording someone in a private place with the intention of watching it for sexual gratification in Barrow on April 24. The 53-year-old made his first appearance at South...

yesterday, 14:18 in Regional North West
 

Barrow's Morrisons store to introduce quieter hour for shoppers with autism

Designed to help customers who currently struggle with music and the other noise associated with supermarket shopping, it will take place every Saturday at the Morrisons store in the The Strand store between 9am and 10am. The Quieter Hour initiative...

yesterday, 14:18 in Regional North West
 

Armed cops storm Barrow home amid alleged money laundering and drugs offences

Officers including armed police attended a property in Marsh Street on Tuesday afternoon. A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of money laundering offences and possession of a Class C drug with intent to supply. He has since been released under...

yesterday, 14:18 in Regional North West
 

Lake District football coach accused of molesting children three decades ago

Anthony John Pickering, 56, is on trial at Carlisle Crown Court and denies 10 charges. These allege he indecently assaulted seven different boys, all aged under 14 at the time, more than three decades ago. Jurors have watched footage of interviews...

yesterday, 14:18 in Regional North West
 

Tour of Britain's return to Cumbria could give county a multi-million pound boost

Organisers and sponsors marked 50 days until British Cycling's premier event passes through the county by launching two Cumbrian stages at Whinlatter on Wednesday. Dominic Donnini, executive director for economy and infrastructure at Cumbria County...

yesterday, 14:18 in Regional North West
 

Sellafield launches three-person car sharing rule

Sellafield Ltd announced the new scheme today, which will also see a minimum of two workers having to share a vehicle from Yottenfews car park to the nuclear complex. The announcement follows on from the introduction of a park-and-ride scheme and...

yesterday, 14:18 in Regional North West
 

Ryanair cancels 600 flights next week due to ongoing strikes

The budget airline has said it has been forced to cancel 300 flights each day on July 25 and July 26. Flights to and from Belgium, Portugal, and Spain are affected. Close to 50,000 customers are set to be affected by the strike which has affected 12...

yesterday, 14:18 in Regional North West
 

Police investigate 'suspicious vehicle' reports after men seen climbing into Barrow backyards

The two men, with a white, flat-bed vehicle, were seen in the Anson Street area of Barrow this morning at around 8.30am. The men were seen climbing over walls into a number of backyards and removing items. Police said anyone who has had anything taken...

yesterday, 12:17 in Regional North West
 

Disgust at secretive cash payments to council leaders earning more than £79k

The Mail has obtained details of secretive honorariums paid to Cumbria County Council leaders, directors and other employees during the last three years. Between March 2015 and April 2018 a total of £183,074.64 in additional payments was paid in 123...

yesterday, 12:17 in Regional North West
 

OPINION: Secret payments must be scrapped

These monies are known as honoraria. Generally, honoraria are one-off payments, a token to recognise the employee’s good will in undertaking duties beyond the scope of their normal job. A one-off, but these payments for the county council are regular...

yesterday, 12:17 in Regional North West
 

Firefighters rescue horse trapped in muddy bog

Firefighters were called out at 7.32pm last night to reports of a horse stuck in a bog near Newby Bridge. When they arrived firefighters found the stallion stuck in the bog with its legs completely submerged. Crews used strops and lines to haul the...

yesterday, 12:17 in Regional North West
 

Quarry industry bosses issue warning after fatal fall of Barrow dad

Dad-of-one Chris Maitland was tragically killed when he jumped hundreds of feet into Hodge Close Quarry near Coniston last week. The 30-year-old had visited the area with friends when he jumped from the edge of the former slate mine. His body was...

yesterday, 12:17 in Regional North West
 

Can you be fined for using your hosepipe during a ban?

Martin Padley from United Utilities said the ban comes during what is believed to be the longest heatwave since 1976. "Despite some recent rainfall, reservoir levels are still lower than we would expect at this time of year and, with forecasters...

yesterday, 12:17 in Regional North West
 


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