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1 hr ago | North-West Evening Mail

South Cumbria services affected as workers walk out

PICKET lines were formed by disgruntled public sector staff as they walked out in bitter disputes with the government over pay, pensions and spending cuts.

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5 hrs ago | West Cumberland Times and Star

TV's Coast films in West Cumbria

In a show fronted by presenter and archaeologist Mark Horton, the programme will look at the excavations taking place at Camp Farm.

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9 hrs ago | News and Star

Cumbrian farmer fined for ignoring cow's eye cancer

A farmer has been fined for one of the worst cases of animal neglect seen by a veterinary inspector during his 34 year career.

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13 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

Kirkby Stephen man sentenced after police internet chat room 'sting'

A MAN who arranged to meet 'a 13-year-old girl' via an internet chatroom was caught out by the police, a court heard.

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16 hrs ago | News and Star

New plans to put brakes on speeding drivers in west Cumbria

Speeding drivers could be forced to slow down under a raft of new proposals to improve safety on Cumbria's roads.

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21 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

Rat infestation shuts Cumbrian brewery - 4,000 litres of beer to be...

Rat infestation shuts Cumbrian brewery - 4,000 litres of beer to be thrown away and 600kg of malt and grain seized Breaking news Rat infestation shuts Cumbrian brewery - 4,000 litres of beer to be thrown away and 600kg of malt and grain seized Rat infestation shuts Cumbrian brewery - 4,000 litres of beer to be thrown away and 600kg of malt and ... (more)

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22 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

300 runners and waist-high water as fundraisers take on Morecambe Bay

THREE hundred runners raced through thigh-deep waters and strong head winds across the sands of Morecambe Bay for CancerCare.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Whitehaven News

Tragic accident claims life of 55-year-old father

A DECISION to have something to eat when he arrived home after a night out, proved a fatal one for Sellafield security guard Brian O'Hare.

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Whitehaven News

Mining firm opens up to public view

THE West Cumbria Mining company which wants to open a new offshore coking coal mine, is hosting the first of two drop-in events next week, so the public can find out more about their proposals.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Get well wishes after senior councillor seriously injured in 30ft fall at home

Liberal Democrat Coun Jo Stephenson suffered a broken pelvis, punctured lung and chest injuries following an incident last Friday morning .

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Jobs, homes and growth on the menu after multi-million economy boost

THOUSANDS of jobs and homes are on the way to Cumbria after the Government announced a multi-million pound shot-in-the-arm to the county's economy.

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North-West Evening Mail

Residents urged to stay indoors at scene of Cumbria fire

Emergency services are urging people in the Kingmoor Road area of Carlisle to stay indoors and close their doors and windows.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Kendal charity to go mobile with pop-up shop in town centre

A mobile shop will set up in a prominent part of Kendal's Market Place - just a few yards from its shop at 17 Finkle Street and will sell items between 10am and 3pm.

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News and Star

Cumbria to lose one of its two coroners

Cumbria is set to lose one of its two coroners later this year leaving only one to cover the whole of the county - but council bosses say that services will be unaffected.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

After losing their Post Office, garage, school and shop, residents rally for their pub

A COMMUNITY in the Lune Valley has vowed to rally together to save one of the only major servicesit has left.

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TechEBlog

What This Geek Used Pencils For is Brilliant and There's No Writing Involved

Before we get into what this installation is all about, here are some interesting facts you may not have known about pencils: there's absolutely no risk of lead poisoning if you stab yourself with a pencil because it contains no lead - just a mixture of clay and graphite; graphite is a crystallized form of carbon that was discovered near Keswick, ... (more)

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Thewestmorland Gazette

County council staff in walk out over pay

The picket line outside Kendal's County Hall this morning. Right (Maddy Wilkinson of GMB and Jenny Martin of Unison THERE was no burning braziers or donkey jackets in Kendal today but strikers were out in t-shirts and shorts in the shadow of County Hall.

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News and Star

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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News and Star

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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