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1 hr ago | News and Star

I didn't have axe when I robbed store, Carlisle man tells court

A man has admitted robbing an assistant at a Carlisle off-licence in the Currock area of the city - but he denied carrying an axe.

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5 hrs ago | North-West Evening Mail

Fighting talk excites Barrow medieval fair crowds

A medieval fair at Furness Abbey drew in crowds who learned more about the period from the Iron Shepherds' Living History group's displays and re-enactments of life in medieval England.

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10 hrs ago | North-West Evening Mail

Dedicated Cumbria girl cycles her way into heart of her community

The Parker family, Mike, daughter Ella, son Zac and Gina finish the Super Cycle at the General Burgoyne in Urswick to raise money for Alice's Escapes.

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14 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

Porn images man is jailed for nine months

AN UNREPENTANT and 'perverted' man from Kendal has been jailed for nine months for possessing dozens of pornographic images featuring children from cartoons such as The Simpsons.

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18 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

A man and a woman were rescued from the sands at Greenodd.

Ulverston Inshore Rescue were called into action at 5pm yesterday, September 1, and quickly mobilised an all terrain vehicle and a rapid response quad bike.

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21 hrs ago | Whitehaven News

Whitehaven school's roads reminder to parents

The road, on Solway View, has been closed for a month as Northern Gas Network carries out maintenance work, which is expected to continue until mid-September.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

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Three firms consider bids to run Carlisle TV station

Ofcom, the Government agency which regulates the broadcasting industry, has advertised a licence to run a new station with a closing date of October 23. It is part of a national roll-out of local TV which has already seen stations set up for areas such as Norwich, Brighton, Grimsby, London and Glasgow.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Planning applications received by the Lake District National Park Authority

Ambleside: Variation of condition 2 of planning permission NW1822 to extend occupancy period to between 1 March through to 4 January following year, at Blackbeck Tarn, Neaum Crag, Foulstep Lane, Loughrigg, for M. Hedley; replacement of doors to rear of building on south and north elevations, at Red Lion Inn, Main Street, Hawkshead, for Enterprise ... (more)

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Cumbrian man on track for mammoth charity challenge

The 41-year-old, from Scaleby, near Carlisle, launched his Big 5 For Macmillan to mark the fifth anniversary of the death of his father, Lance Wood, and the fifth year of his LW Rock 4 Macmillan gigs.

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Crime commissioner expenses whistleblower accepts redundancy

The woman who triggered a political storm for Cumbria's crime commissioner by leaking his travel expenses has left her job.

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The Cumberland News

Sixty join pilgrimage to Cumbria's 'Angel of the West'

And while the setting may be a world away from the splendour of Brazil's Corcovado mountain, the statue of a crucified Christ that now stands on top of Workington's slag banks is stirring deep and powerful emotions.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Delight as pair of new Osprey chicks hatch at Haverthwaite wood

CUMBRIA is now home to three pairs of nesting ospreys as Natural England confirmed the arrival of two chicks at their Roudsea Wood reserve in South Lakeland.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Thewestmorland Gazette

Kirkby Lonsdale shopkeepers can win prizes for Edwardian weekend

SHOPKEEPERS in Kirkby Lonsdale are being offered A 100 in prizes to dress their windows, and their staff, in Edwardian style for the town's first Edwardian Weekend, from Friday to Sunday, September 5 to 7. The money is being put up by Kirkby Lonsdale Town Council chairman Allan Muirhead who said: "We want this inaugural weekend to be a real success ... (more)

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Man and woman found dead after blaze near Cumbrian mansion

A man and a woman were found dead after a "ferocious" blaze tore through two large sheds in the grounds of a Cumbrian mansion.

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Lancashire Telegraph

Ex-servicemen take on coast-to-coast walk for Burnley charity

The walk, which starts on Monday from St Bees Head, in Cumbria, is raising vital funds for Salute, a charity which supports veterans on a range of issues when they move back into civilian life.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Tory MP calls for Carnforth platforms restoration

MORECAMBE and Lunesdale MP David Morris has presented a petition to the House of Commons which calls on Lancashire County Council to fund a feasibility study into restoring the platforms at Carnforth station.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

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30 jobs at risk as Cumbrian chemical factory faces closure

Evonik Goldschmidt UK Ltd told workers on Wednesday that it was about to enter into a 30-day consultation period.

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Mum calls for probe into crash in Cumbria which killed son

A grieving mother whose firefighter son died after his car hit a damaged bridge parapet has asked police to investigate the tragedy afresh.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Two dead after Windermere outbuilding blaze

TWO people have died following a fire in outbuildings on the shores of Windermere this afternoon, police have confirmed tonight.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Behind the News: Work continues to re-open the Lancaster Canal as far as Kendal

AFTER countless hours of muddy toil by volunteers, fuelled only by their enthusiasm for canals and many flasks of hot coffee, a major project known as the First Furlong is about to reach fruition on the Lancaster Canal.

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