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2 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

Cyclist seriously hurt in Lakes crash

Emergency services are at the scene dealing with the aftermath of the crash, which occurred at Mecklin Bridge, Santon Beck, Holmrook, around 11.30am.

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4 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

Having money in Faith - 11-year-old wins Holker competition

A YOUNG visitor to a Cumbrian festival ended up opening a savings account at Ulverston's Furness Building Society branch after winning a A 50 cash prize.

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4 hrs ago | News and Star

Pilgrimages to Cumbrian man's slag bank memorial cross

Support for the metal and wooden cross likened by its creator to the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro has been gathering momentum, with one visitor to the Workington slag banks claiming the car park was "over-flowing" yesterday.

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5 hrs ago | News and Star

Objections to plans for 50,000 panel solar energy park

Livos Energy Limited has earmarked an 80-acre site at Westnewton, near Aspatria, to build a new solar energy park housing about 50,000 solar panels.

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9 hrs ago | News and Star

Taxi driver's A 1,000 bill after losing mobile phone appeal

A taxi driver has been left with a 1,000 bill after challenging a decision to have his licence suspended for driving while on his mobile phone.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

News and Star

Tesco rethink after west Cumbria store plan rejected

Tesco bosses are deciding on their next steps after plans for a new store in west Cumbria were thrown out Copeland's planning panel refused an application to build an express store in Egremont, brining 20 new jobs to the town.

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News and Star

CCTV cameras poised to return to Carlisle's streets

Carlisle has taken a major step to the return of on-street CCTV cameras, as police submit their first wave of planning applications.

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Whitehaven News

Developers shed light on solar park scheme

Homeowners in Bigrigg and Moor Row have had several meetings looking at the impact a new solar park will have.

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News and Star

Carlisle court jury out in metal bar attack trial

A jury is out to consider its verdict on man accused of hitting another man over the head with a metal bar after a row over 15. Nicholas George Wilson, 32, of Smith Road, Salterbeck, Workington, is accused of striking Jack Greggain, who was 17 at the time of the incident, with the object in October last year.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

The Westmorland Gazette: Bournemouth parking meters raked in 261,000

Opposition Tories on Cumbria County Council won a hearing on Monday to review the decision to bring in the meters.

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Whitehaven News

Family tell of devastation over mam's hospital death

THE grieving children of a Whitehaven woman whose death prompted an investigation into her hospital care say the medics she put her faith in failed their mum.

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This Is Lancashire

a Local veterans' group has received a "treasure trove of memorabilia worthy of a museum".

The haul was donated by Brian and Janette Hunter, following the death of Mrs Hunter's father John Morton Carruthers.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Whitehaven News

'We told you so!' Firefighters' crisis warning 'proved right'

A "MAJOR delay" following a suspected arson attack on a Mirehouse home led to the blaze spreading across the property, firefighters claimed this week.

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The Cumberland News

Cumbrian nuclear flights claim is 'scaremongering'

A claim that redevelopment of Carlisle Airport could lead to it transporting nuclear waste by air is "scaremongering", says Stobart boss Andrew Tinkler.

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News and Star

Demolition of historic Carlisle pub begins

Demolition work got underway this week on one of Carlisle's most historic pubs, clearing the way for the building of new homes.

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Thetelegraphand Argus

Saltaire is put on the map as starting point of new Dales walk

ROUTE: Chris Grogan, left, Clare Balding and Kath Doyle, of the Dales Way Association, with Sedbergh and the Howgill Fells beyond THE new 90-mile long distance walk, which starts in the World Heritage village of Saltaire and finishes in the market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland, has been added to the latest Ordnance Survey maps for the Yorkshire ... (more)

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News and Star

GCSE joy for thousands of Cumbrian pupils

But the early indications in the Carlisle area today suggest many local schools have defied predictions of falling success rates.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Revealed - the people in the famous Joseph Hardman sheep picture in Kendal

The picture, Kendal Rush Hour, was taken by Joseph Hardman in 1953 and shows 150 sheep being herded down Allhallows Lane as locals go about their daily business.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Bank holiday festival of 'green' activities planned for Wray Castle

A BANK holiday festival of activities on a green theme is being staged this weekend at Wray Castle and along Windermere's western shore.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Councillors to consider approving introducing levy on South Lakeland developments

A LEVY on developers who wish to build anywhere outside the national park is set to go before South Lakeland District Council's cabinet next week for approval.

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