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12 min ago | North-West Evening Mail

Cumbria domestic violence victim speaks out after ex-partner convicted

Michael Jacques, 50, from Sandgate, Penrith, pleaded guilty at Carlisle Magistrates' Court on Friday and was sentenced to 140 days in prison suspended for 12 months.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Thewestmorland Gazette

a Devoted lollipop lady has retired from her South Lakeland school duties after more than 17 years.

Kirkby-in-Furness's Burlington CE School said goodbye to Gail Burns as classes broke up on Friday but she will not be replaced.

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News and Star

Stranded boats prompt RNLI safety warnings

Life-saving advice has been issued following two separate incidents where stranded sailors did not have life jackets or radios.

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News and Star

Police attend Currock Road crash

All of the cars involved are registered to Carlisle addresses. They are a Ford Focus, Honda Civic and Vauxhall Meriva.

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Megalithic Portal News

Castle Howe

Castle Howe is a small volcanic " lump" guarding Wrynose Pass and is locally known as a Neolithic hill fort.

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Darlington and Stockton Times

Runners prepares for tough five-day challenge

AN amateur runner is tackling a marathon challenge as he bids to raise money for a charity which helps children with cancer.

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The Northern Echo

a Folk festival lived up to its billing as a "right old song and dance" over the weekend.

The 25th Durham Folk Party attracted traditional musicians and dance troupes from across the North, making their now annual pilgrimage to the city for the last weekend in July.

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Boston Standard

Mark's tale of hope aims to inspire others

Abused in care, sectioned to a mental health hospital after attempting suicide and homeless for a short time, Mark Edwards had, by his own admission, a terrible start to life.

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News and Star

Burglar cried out after being hit with door he was hiding behind

A man came across a burglar in his home when he swung open a door and heard someone cry "Ouch!" Mark Whitehead, 27, had been hiding behind the door in the Workington home of Keith Elliott after targeting the house in a raid, a court heard.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

News and Star

Don't fret - Maryport blues festival headliner loses guitar

Talking before the show, he said the day had been stressful, but in the end it was the music that mattered.

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Newsday

'Distressed fish' given helping hand

The Environment Agency was alerted by a member of the public concerned at the plight of a number of salmon, trout and eels in Bitter Beck, which runs through the centre of Cockermouth.

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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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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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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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News and Star

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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News and Star

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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