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News on Cumbria County, England continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

3 hrs ago | North-West Evening Mail

Unemployment across Cumbria falls by 4.1%

Figures released yesterday show unemployment has fallen by 77,000 nationally in the past three months bringing the rate of overall unemployment below seven per cent.

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7 hrs ago | North-West Evening Mail

Seven tonnes of food given to needy families in Barrow, Ulverston and Millom this year

SEVEN tonnes of food have been handed out to hungry families in Barrow, Ulverston and Millom since the start of the year, as shocking figures show demand at local food banks is soaring well above the national average.

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11 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

Campaign launched to save lives of motorcyclists on Cumbria's roads

DEATHS of motorcyclists have gone in to the red with five dead in Cumbria already this year - more than the whole of 2013.

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12 hrs ago | News and Star

Cumbria's highways chiefs pledge action after girl, 15, falls in front of car

Samantha, who suffers from cerebral palsy, fell out of her chair in front of a car outside Beacon Hill School in Aspatria.

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13 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

Nearly all parents applying for primary school placements in Cumbria get preferred choice

NEARLY all parents applying for primary school placements in Cumbria have found out that they have been successful in securing their first choice of school.

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13 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

COMMENT: - Fragile' areas of Lakes need protection against second homes

Their proliferation has driven away local families and undermined the long-term viability of once-bustling villages by turning them into sleepy weekend retreats.

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15 hrs ago | Longridge Today

Apprentice met Prince Charles on Lakeland visit

Ian Atkinson, 23, from Scorton, had just returned from a study trip to New Zealand and Australia in time to help with lambing a flock of 650 sheep on his family farm.

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16 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

an Online petition fighting plans to introduce on-street parking in Ambleside is gathering support.

The petition states: "I strongly urge you to seriously reconsider and understand the very real financial damage to Ambleside's economy the introduction of on-street parking charges will bring.

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16 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

New community policing base opens in Sedbergh

At the opening, from left, Richard Rhodes, Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, PCSO Danielle Ayers, and Tony Reed Screen, chair of the trustees of the building A NEW community policing base has opened in Sedbergh, to the delight of residents who said they had felt isolated and unsafe.

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16 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

Last chance to have your say on future of services on Windermere

The Lake Windermere Service Survey 2014 is being carried out by South Lakeland District Council and the Lake District National Park Authority .

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17 hrs ago | Todmorden Today

Police need help to find missing West Yorkshire man

Police are appealing for the public's help in locating a missing West Yorkshire man who is believed to be in the Cumbria area.

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17 hrs ago | Halifax Courier

Police need help to find missing West Yorkshire man

Police are appealing for the public's help in locating a missing West Yorkshire man who is believed to be in the Cumbria area.

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19 hrs ago | CBS News

Life for a Yorkshire shepherdess

Yorkshire shepherdess Amanda Owen and her daughter, Raven, 13, head onto the moors to feed the horses at Amanda's farm, Ravenseat, near Kirkby Stephen, England, April 15, 2014.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Thewestmorland Gazette

South Lakeland pub gets top community honour from Thwaites

THE Kings Arms at Burton-in-Kendal has scooped the Best Community Involvement accolade at the Thwaites Awards for Excellence 2014.

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News and Star

Taxi fares increase to be reviewed by Allerdale council

But some cabbies say they would have to make hundreds of fares to fund a change to their meter to accommodate a 10p price hike.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Kendal teacher aims to bag Munroes record

A KENDAL teacher is hoping to run his way into the record books by taking on the 'roof of Scotland' - 282 Munroes in 38 days.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Parents of missing man found dead in Windermere praise local community for its support

THE heartbroken parents of a missing man found dead in Windermere broke down in tears today as they praised the 'wonderful community spirit' of people in the South Lakes.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Kendal residents fear cul-de-sac could turn into a 'rat run'

CUL de sac residents have taken action against plans which could see their street turned into an access road for a 189-home estate.

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News and Star

Hundreds sign up to fight Cumbria on-street parking fees plan

From left, councillor Willie Whalen, Julia Clifford, Viv Dodd secretary of Carlisle City Centre Business Group, Jo Clifford from Curves, Jenny Key, of Neil's Carpet Shop, Chris Corrieri, from Brucciani's and Angela Corrieri, from Fun 2 Do Cumbria County Council's decision to introduce on-street charges was part of its multi-million pound savings ... (more)

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Kendal driving instructors highlight 'danger' spots

KENDAL'S driving instructors are urging the county's highways team to tackle road safety issues in and around the town.

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