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Improvements at failing Carlisle secondary school

Government inspectors say improvements continue to be made to turn around the fortunes of a failing secondary school in Carlisle.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

City Paper

Wild Beasts at 9:30 Club: Saturday, July 12

It would be almost too perfectly punny to say that indie rockers Wild Beasts stampeded onto hipster rock radar's with their 2009 album Two Dancers , but that's more or less what they did.

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Not enough progress made at north Cumbria's hospitals

An inspection of north Cumbria's hospitals has revealed a catalogue of concerns, including safety issues caused by staff shortages.

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Residents want compensation for roads chaos caused by office build

Albion Street and Rosemary Lane, which lead from Whitehaven's centre to the Kells estate, have been closed periodically for more than a year while the 18 million Albion Square is being built, prompting a residents' group to call for recompense.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Puppy, clothing and chainsaw taken in farm thefts

A PUPPY and a parcel of clothing were stolen from a Grayrigg farm between 1.30pm and 4.15pm on Monday.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Businessman's plan for Studio-Loft re-opening

Studio-Loft will be resurrected by Lakeland Radio presenter and local DJ Andrew Milliard and could be open in six to eight weeks.

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Granddad creates fairy garden in west Cumbria

Jim Higgins decided to make the village near to his home on Moor Row cycle track, Whitehaven, after coming across an enclosed piece of land among the trees last week.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Inspector gives nod to 30-pupil nursery plan after SLDC turns it down

A Government-appointed planning inspector has overturned a South Lakeland District Council decision to refuse change of use permission for a detached house at Long Croft, Preston Patrick, to be converted into a children's nursery, including works to the front garden to form an entrance and parking.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

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STAFF at South Lakeland District Council are to join public sector colleagues nationwide in a 24-hour walk-out tomorrow.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Family pay tribute to 'model student' who died after Ulverston collision

A WOMAN who died after a collision in Ulverston has been named by police as 19-year-old Jessica Quayle, of Ainslie Street, Dalton.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

New cattle testing regime call by Cumbria and Lancashire farmers amid continuing bovine TB concerns

CUMBRIAN and Lancashire farmers are calling on Defra to introduce post-movement testing of cattle which have been brought to the area from bovine TB hotspots and edge zones.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Man begs to be sent to jail after being caught drink-driving for a third time

A MAN begged to be taken into custody after being caught drink-driving for a third time, a court heard.

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Welcome return of Flimby's summer carnival

The weather was sunny and warm and almost every villager not taking part appeared to be watching the carnival from their front gardens or on the street.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

News and Star

Hundreds of vehicles at Cumbrian vintage rally

He has driven Mini Coopers for 20 years and yesterday he brought along his 1969 Mk2 vehicle, complete with a roof rack and picnic blanket laid out in front of it.

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Record number of visitors flock to Skelton Show

And with visitor numbers breaking all previous records, Saturday's event will be a hard act to follow in the county's show calendar.

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North-West Evening Mail

Warm welcome for A 26.8m South Cumbria jobs boost

EDUCATORS and businesses have welcomed news of a government cash boost that will create thousands of jobs and help train hundreds of apprentices in South Cumbria.

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Bottles of alcohol stolen from shop

Police said the theft occurred at the Co-op on Market Street in Carnforth at 8.20pm on June 13. This website and its associated newspaper adheres to the Press Complaints Commission's Code of Practice.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Hundreds of aging electricity poles to be upgraded in south Cumbria in 230,000 project

MORE than 500 aging electricity poles will be upgraded to ensure 2,000 customers in south Cumbria receive a reliable power supply to their homes and businesses.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Huge poppy to mark anniversary of WW1 carved into popular South Lakeland visitor attraction

A POPULAR South Lakeland visitor attraction is paying its own tribute to mark the anniversary of the start of the First World War.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Electricity North West is to invest 230,000 to deal with power blackouts in South Lakeland villages

Homes in Levens and Brigsteer, as well as parts of Kendal, went without electricity over the weekend after another power cut hit Cumbria.

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