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1 hr ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

Get well wishes after senior councillor seriously injured in 30ft fall at home

Liberal Democrat Coun Jo Stephenson suffered a broken pelvis, punctured lung and chest injuries following an incident last Friday morning .

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2 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

Jobs, homes and growth on the menu after multi-million economy boost

THOUSANDS of jobs and homes are on the way to Cumbria after the Government announced a multi-million pound shot-in-the-arm to the county's economy.

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6 hrs ago | North-West Evening Mail

Residents urged to stay indoors at scene of Cumbria fire

Emergency services are urging people in the Kingmoor Road area of Carlisle to stay indoors and close their doors and windows.

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6 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

Kendal charity to go mobile with pop-up shop in town centre

A mobile shop will set up in a prominent part of Kendal's Market Place - just a few yards from its shop at 17 Finkle Street and will sell items between 10am and 3pm.

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7 hrs ago | News and Star

Cumbria to lose one of its two coroners

Cumbria is set to lose one of its two coroners later this year leaving only one to cover the whole of the county - but council bosses say that services will be unaffected.

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7 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

After losing their Post Office, garage, school and shop, residents rally for their pub

A COMMUNITY in the Lune Valley has vowed to rally together to save one of the only major servicesit has left.

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9 hrs ago | TechEBlog

What This Geek Used Pencils For is Brilliant and There's No Writing Involved

Before we get into what this installation is all about, here are some interesting facts you may not have known about pencils: there's absolutely no risk of lead poisoning if you stab yourself with a pencil because it contains no lead - just a mixture of clay and graphite; graphite is a crystallized form of carbon that was discovered near Keswick, ... (more)

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11 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

County council staff in walk out over pay

The picket line outside Kendal's County Hall this morning. Right (Maddy Wilkinson of GMB and Jenny Martin of Unison THERE was no burning braziers or donkey jackets in Kendal today but strikers were out in t-shirts and shorts in the shadow of County Hall.

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16 hrs ago | News and Star

Improvements at failing Carlisle secondary school

Government inspectors say improvements continue to be made to turn around the fortunes of a failing secondary school in Carlisle.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

City Paper

Wild Beasts at 9:30 Club: Saturday, July 12

It would be almost too perfectly punny to say that indie rockers Wild Beasts stampeded onto hipster rock radar's with their 2009 album Two Dancers , but that's more or less what they did.

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News and Star

Not enough progress made at north Cumbria's hospitals

An inspection of north Cumbria's hospitals has revealed a catalogue of concerns, including safety issues caused by staff shortages.

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Residents want compensation for roads chaos caused by office build

Albion Street and Rosemary Lane, which lead from Whitehaven's centre to the Kells estate, have been closed periodically for more than a year while the 18 million Albion Square is being built, prompting a residents' group to call for recompense.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Puppy, clothing and chainsaw taken in farm thefts

A PUPPY and a parcel of clothing were stolen from a Grayrigg farm between 1.30pm and 4.15pm on Monday.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Businessman's plan for Studio-Loft re-opening

Studio-Loft will be resurrected by Lakeland Radio presenter and local DJ Andrew Milliard and could be open in six to eight weeks.

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Granddad creates fairy garden in west Cumbria

Jim Higgins decided to make the village near to his home on Moor Row cycle track, Whitehaven, after coming across an enclosed piece of land among the trees last week.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Inspector gives nod to 30-pupil nursery plan after SLDC turns it down

A Government-appointed planning inspector has overturned a South Lakeland District Council decision to refuse change of use permission for a detached house at Long Croft, Preston Patrick, to be converted into a children's nursery, including works to the front garden to form an entrance and parking.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

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STAFF at South Lakeland District Council are to join public sector colleagues nationwide in a 24-hour walk-out tomorrow.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Family pay tribute to 'model student' who died after Ulverston collision

A WOMAN who died after a collision in Ulverston has been named by police as 19-year-old Jessica Quayle, of Ainslie Street, Dalton.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

New cattle testing regime call by Cumbria and Lancashire farmers amid continuing bovine TB concerns

CUMBRIAN and Lancashire farmers are calling on Defra to introduce post-movement testing of cattle which have been brought to the area from bovine TB hotspots and edge zones.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Man begs to be sent to jail after being caught drink-driving for a third time

A MAN begged to be taken into custody after being caught drink-driving for a third time, a court heard.

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