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59 min ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

8,000 people say: Save our NHS pharmacies

Ronnie Kershaw, left, of the No Health Sell Off group, hands over signatures to the acting chair of Morecambe Bay Trust John Hutton HEALTH campaigners handed over an 8,000-signature petition to express their anger at the proposed sell-off of hospital pharmacies across Morecambe Bay.

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3 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

Disabled woman in desperate search for her rescue pet

A DISABLED woman believes she was the target of would-be thieves who 'inadvertently' let her blind dog loose in South Lakeland.

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3 hrs ago | West Cumberland Times and Star

Support is growing for Workington bypass demand

The councillor, who represents Harrington on Workington Town Council and Allerdale council and is chairman of Harrington Residents' Association, spoke at the county council's local committee last week.

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4 hrs ago | West Cumberland Times and Star

Classrooms put together in just a day

EASY DOES IT: Roland Hill sales and business development manager Karen Mitchell, right, lends a helping hand as a section of the classroom block is lowered into place watched by Cockermouth School's business manager Sue Bamforth The eight-classroom building was transported in modules for workers from Aspatria contractor Roland Hill to fitting it ... (more)

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

News and Star

Cumbrians have fun in sun with temperatures set to soar again

The summer sunshine is set to sizzle on until at least the weekend with forecasters predicting temperatures in Cumbria could reach 26C today..

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North-West Evening Mail

New consultation to launch into new homes near Ulverston

At a meeting today members of South Lakeland District Council's Cabinet voted to begin a second six week consultation on a draft development brief for land at Cross-a-Moor, Swarthmoor.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

The Westmorland Gazette: Single mum-of-two fined for striking police officer in the face

A TEACHING assistant required reconstructive sur-gery on her foot after a smash which saw a 63-year-old man drive his vehicle head-on into her car on the A65.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

'Dangerous' schoolbus driver injured every passenger in terrifying smash with lorry

A SCHOOL bus driver who injured everybody on board when he crashed into a heavy goods vehicle has admitted dangerous driving.

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North-West Evening Mail

Victory in battle for Ulverston wind turbines

The Planning Inspectorate has ruled in favour of community co-operative Baywind Energy and their partners Infinergy by approving the repowering of Furness Wind Farm, at Harlock Hill, near Ulverston.

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Morecambe Visitor

City council thumbs up for marina scheme

Controversial plans to build a 50-berth marina along with a 60-bed hotel in Carnforth have been given the green light.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Vikings invade corn mill

VIKING STRIFE: Warring Vikings 'invaded' a South Lakeland village at the weekend - drawing big crowds over two days to see what life was like in an ancient settlement.

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News and Star

Carlisle residents win battle over problem trees

Residents of a Carlisle street have won a lengthy battle against problem trees - while others claim they have been ignored.

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North-West Evening Mail

Millom clock tower owners ticked off by grant refusal

A FATHER and son have been left ticked off after they were refused grants towards a A 10,000 clock tower refurbishment.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

News and Star

Pigeon fanciers' fears after up to 1,000 birds go missing

Pigeon fanciers across Cumbria are waiting for scores of birds which failed to return from a race which started in the Lancashire town of Garstang.

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Salisbury Journal

Reassurances on N-plant cancer risk

Children currently living near Sellafield or Dounreay nuclear plants are not at an increased risk of developing cancer compared to peers in other parts of Britain , researchers have said.

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News and Star

Leisure centre go-ahead for Workington

Controversial plans for a new A 9.41m leisure centre in Workington have been given the go-ahead by Allerdale council planners.

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Police collision referred to IPCC

A crash between a police vehicle and a car in Cumbria has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Parking meters plans for Bowness, Ambleside and Kendal now 'on ice' after Tories call it in

UPDATED: Parking meters plans for Bowness, Ambleside and Kendal now 'on ice' after Tories call it in Coun James Airey, leader of the Conservatives on the county council, confirmed this afternoon that his group is formally seeking a review of the decision - called a 'call in'.

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News and Star

Cumbrian man facing 17 sex charges has case sent to crown court

A man from Cleator Moor charged with 17 sexual offences spanning a 35-year period has had his case sent to the crown court.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

CCTV image released after bike damaged at Grange rail station

BRITISH Transport Police officers have released a CCTV image of a youth they want to speak to after a bike was damaged at Grange-over-Sands rail station.

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