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1 hr ago | News and Star

A 12m Carlisle school proposal clears final hurdle

The decision of Cumbria County Council's ruling cabinet now paves the way for building on the former secondary school site on Edgehill Road to start.

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2 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

Senior Lake District councillor dies in hospital three weeks after 30ft fall at his Windermere home

A LEADING Lake District politician who fell 30ft out of a window three weeks ago died in hospital last night, Cumbria County Council said today.

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3 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

Warning as pet dog dies after swimming in River Kent - blue-green algae suspected to be cause

PEOPLE are being warned to be vigilant about where they allow their pets to swim after a dog died after swimming in the River Kent.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Thewestmorland Gazette

Cash available to help South Lakes flood victims

DOZENS of South Lakeland people affected by last winter's flooding could be eligible for grants to help protect them in future.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

The Westmorland Gazette: Weekend date in Grange-over-Sands for MP Tim

LAKES MP Tim Farron has met with health minister Earl Howe as he seeks to keep two Lake District doctors' surgeries open.

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North-West Evening Mail

Cumbria girl's 147-mile charity bicycle ride

OLD Cumbria girl is spending her summer holidays cycling more than 100 miles to raise A 1,000 for charity.

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North-West Evening Mail

Call for CCTV after Millom council staff verbally abused

Millom Town Council said it would not tolerate abuse of "any form" after a spate of verbal attacks on staff left councillors calling for 24-hour CCTV provision.

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Concerns persist over closure of Carlisle community hospital

Elsie Martlew, deputy leader of Carlisle City Council, believes plans to close Reiver House and care for more people at home are short-sighted.

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Long-time user denies heroin supply charge

A man who is on trial for allegedly being involved in heroin dealing told police that he had been using the drug for the last 17 or 18 years.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Summer fun fairs at the Glebe in Bowness

The Bowness-on-Windermere Festival of Fun will see a 'days gone by' fair set up on the Glebe from today until Sunday It's complete with traditional fairground rides including a carousel, swing boats and a helter skelter.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

The Westmorland Gazette: Devil's Bridge at Kirkby Lonsdale

Anybody who tombstones off the deadly Devil's Bridge could face prosecution for their 'senseless and dangerous' actions, say police.

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North-West Evening Mail

Triple showing for arts collective

Kendal Arts Community, a co-operative of multi-media artists, is showcasing its wide and diverse array of talents at three venues in their hometown Launching nearly three years ago to support and promote Kendal artists, artisans, craft workers, writers and musicians, it now has more than 150 active members.

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Lidl wants to build its largest UK store in west Cumbria

The company is to launch a public consultation on its proposal for a 2,500 square metre store which it has earmarked for Milltoft, off Curzon Street, Maryport.

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Toddler signs up for colourful charity fun run

Hundreds of people are expected to take part in next month's 'colour run' in the grounds of Muncaster Castle with Egremont toddler Prya Earl, staking a claim to be one of the youngest competitors.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Council fury over being 'forced' to quit historic building

ULVERSTON town councillors have accused South Lakeland District Council of 'forcing' them out of the town hall they have used for 120 years.

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Whitehaven News

School's out for ever for Hilary

Hilary Booth, 64, has been at St Bees Village School for 15 years and last week students and staff said a final goodbye.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Whitehaven News

Ministry scuppers bid for Sunday train service

COPELAND Rail Users' Group is "disappointed" that a bid for a summer Sunday service between Whitehaven and Barrow has been turned down.

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Armed police sent to deal with domestic incident

Police officers armed with taser guns were called to the scene of a domestic incident in Carlisle this evening which resulted in a man being arrested.

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Planning applications

14/00712/FUL, Higher Crookhey Farm, Garstang Road, Cockerham, construction of a building to accommodate a freezer unit adjacent to existing farm building, for Wallings Ice Cream.

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Not voting in parking charges meeting was protest, says Carlisle councillor

In anger at the "done deal" on imposed parking charges in Carlisle, councillors refused to cast their votes in a knife-edge debate - and lost their chance to scupper them.

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