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56 min ago | News and Star

Three firms consider bids to run Carlisle TV station

Ofcom, the Government agency which regulates the broadcasting industry, has advertised a licence to run a new station with a closing date of October 23. It is part of a national roll-out of local TV which has already seen stations set up for areas such as Norwich, Brighton, Grimsby, London and Glasgow.

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4 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

Planning applications received by the Lake District National Park Authority

Ambleside: Variation of condition 2 of planning permission NW1822 to extend occupancy period to between 1 March through to 4 January following year, at Blackbeck Tarn, Neaum Crag, Foulstep Lane, Loughrigg, for M. Hedley; replacement of doors to rear of building on south and north elevations, at Red Lion Inn, Main Street, Hawkshead, for Enterprise ... (more)

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8 hrs ago | News and Star

Cumbrian man on track for mammoth charity challenge

The 41-year-old, from Scaleby, near Carlisle, launched his Big 5 For Macmillan to mark the fifth anniversary of the death of his father, Lance Wood, and the fifth year of his LW Rock 4 Macmillan gigs.

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11 hrs ago | News and Star

Crime commissioner expenses whistleblower accepts redundancy

The woman who triggered a political storm for Cumbria's crime commissioner by leaking his travel expenses has left her job.

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15 hrs ago | The Cumberland News

Sixty join pilgrimage to Cumbria's 'Angel of the West'

And while the setting may be a world away from the splendour of Brazil's Corcovado mountain, the statue of a crucified Christ that now stands on top of Workington's slag banks is stirring deep and powerful emotions.

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19 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

Delight as pair of new Osprey chicks hatch at Haverthwaite wood

CUMBRIA is now home to three pairs of nesting ospreys as Natural England confirmed the arrival of two chicks at their Roudsea Wood reserve in South Lakeland.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Thewestmorland Gazette

Kirkby Lonsdale shopkeepers can win prizes for Edwardian weekend

SHOPKEEPERS in Kirkby Lonsdale are being offered A 100 in prizes to dress their windows, and their staff, in Edwardian style for the town's first Edwardian Weekend, from Friday to Sunday, September 5 to 7. The money is being put up by Kirkby Lonsdale Town Council chairman Allan Muirhead who said: "We want this inaugural weekend to be a real success ... (more)

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News and Star

Man and woman found dead after blaze near Cumbrian mansion

A man and a woman were found dead after a "ferocious" blaze tore through two large sheds in the grounds of a Cumbrian mansion.

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Lancashire Telegraph

Ex-servicemen take on coast-to-coast walk for Burnley charity

The walk, which starts on Monday from St Bees Head, in Cumbria, is raising vital funds for Salute, a charity which supports veterans on a range of issues when they move back into civilian life.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Tory MP calls for Carnforth platforms restoration

MORECAMBE and Lunesdale MP David Morris has presented a petition to the House of Commons which calls on Lancashire County Council to fund a feasibility study into restoring the platforms at Carnforth station.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

News and Star

30 jobs at risk as Cumbrian chemical factory faces closure

Evonik Goldschmidt UK Ltd told workers on Wednesday that it was about to enter into a 30-day consultation period.

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Mum calls for probe into crash in Cumbria which killed son

A grieving mother whose firefighter son died after his car hit a damaged bridge parapet has asked police to investigate the tragedy afresh.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Two dead after Windermere outbuilding blaze

TWO people have died following a fire in outbuildings on the shores of Windermere this afternoon, police have confirmed tonight.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Behind the News: Work continues to re-open the Lancaster Canal as far as Kendal

AFTER countless hours of muddy toil by volunteers, fuelled only by their enthusiasm for canals and many flasks of hot coffee, a major project known as the First Furlong is about to reach fruition on the Lancaster Canal.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

PODIUM: Don't just use the web for your research, says college principal

Anne Attwood, the principal of Furness College, extols the virtues of the internet but also highlights the need to teach people to look at other sources when carrying our academic research Broccoli, salmon, spinach - they might make an interesting quiche for my great-nephew's christening, but which recipe to use? I could have started working ... (more)

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Lake District mountain team hails 16-hour rescue effort in 'appalling' conditions

The voluntary-run Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team said six teams, a rescue dogs unit and an RAF helicopter were all involved in the 16-hour search this week.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Thewestmorland Gazette

Crowd gathers to see sheep flock through Kendal town centre as iconic photo is reproduced

A BOLD bid to recreate photograph of sheep being herded through Kendal town centre more than 60 years ago has been carried off without a hitch.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Young people with disabilities get training chance after 9,990 cash help

COWRAN Training Ltd at Pennington, near Ulverston, is to receive A 9,990 from the Big Lottery Fund to provide training support and work experience opportunities to young people with mild to moderate disabilities who are not in employment or education training or leaving special education with limited opportunities.

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North-West Evening Mail

Cumbria rail services back to normal after person struck by train

RAIL services in Cumbria have returned to normal after a person was struck and killed by a train near Lancaster this morning.

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North-West Evening Mail

Crash between driver, 84, and motorcyclist in Lindal causes delays

Police were called to Pennington Lane, next to the A590, at 2.38pm to reports of a collision.

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