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Cumbrian farmers pushed to the brink of suicide as prices collapse

The Rev Chris Blackshaw photo Tough times are pushing increasing numbers of farmers to think of suicide.

Last updated 21 August 2015
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Worse to come for Cumbria's dairy farmers, claims welfare group

Georgina Lamb photo There's worse to come for Cumbria’s despairing dairy farmers, a welfare group fears.

Last updated 14 August 2015
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Mart suspends director as financial ‘irregularities’ investigation launched

Malcolm Bendle photo One of the top men at a Cumbrian mart has been suspended and an investigation launched amid claims of financial “irregularities”.

Last updated 8 August 2015
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Milk protesters to clear north Cumbrian superstore's shelves

Chris Blackshaw photo Protesters are preparing to target a major north Cumbria supermarket as anger over milk prices escalates.

Last updated 7 August 2015
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Farmers claim Cumbrian MP would only meet them in London

Rory Stewart  photo Struggling dairy farmers were furious when told they will need to travel to London if they want to meet a county MP who they want to champion their cause.

Last updated 24 July 2015
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Penrith Show: What you need to know

Penrith Show photo The annual Penrith Agricultural Show is a great day out for families so we’ve put together an all you need to know guide to help you plan your day.

Last updated 24 July 2015
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Meat wholesaler’s collapse set to cost Cumbrian marts thousands

Bob Watson photo Cumbria's livestock marts are facing six-figure hits after the collapse of a meat wholesaler.

Last updated 17 July 2015
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Agency ignoring payments technology fiasco - claim

Farmers have been left “frustrated, angry and anxious” by the latest farm payments fiasco to affect the industry, claim farming leaders.

Last updated 17 April 2015
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Milk prices set for fresh New Year fall

Jim Paice photo Cumbrian dairy farmers continue to be battered with milk prices set to fall further in the New Year.

Last updated 5 December 2014
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Milk survival battle

dc nigekmiller6aa UNION officials are calling for a raft of measurers to help Scottish dairy producers struggling to cope with crippling milk price cuts.

Last updated 4 December 2014
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Good old-fashioned fun at Hesket Newmarket Show

Hesket show photo No fancy gimmicks, just plain good old-fashioned rural fun, that’s Hesket Newmarket Show.

Last updated 3 September 2014
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Keswick Show makes successful return

Keswick Show photo Stick-dressing, sheep shearing and the best display of three onions – Keswick Show is firmly back on the map after several problem-hit years.

Last updated 27 August 2014
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Cost of rural crime in Cumbria up to nearly £1m

The cost of crime in rural Cumbria has risen to nearly £1 million.

Last updated 15 August 2014
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Retailers blamed for Cumbrian beef producers’ peril

kthtwenmw Cumbrian farmers are now paying the price of shoppers turning away from British beef. Some farmers are haemorrhaging up to £400 on every animal they produce, because supply is outstripping demand.

Last updated 8 August 2014
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Council rejects plans for agricultural worker's house

Plans for an agricultural worker’s house at Tallentire, near Cockermouth, have been turned down by Allerdale council.

Last updated 3 July 2014
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Blencathra set to raise more than its £1.75m asking price

af blen 235 1 Offers are already on the table to buy Blencathra – with its £1.75 million asking price expected to be exceeded.

Last updated 30 May 2014
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Cumbrian farmers hope milk prices will bounce back

Robert Craig photo Hundreds of Cumbrian dairy farmers are counting the cost of milk price cuts – but with hope that they’ll bounce back.

Last updated 9 May 2014
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Slurry lagoon bid backed despite 1,400 objections

Plans for a massive slurry lagoon which have triggered the biggest number of objections ever recorded by Carlisle City Council are being recommended for approval.

Last updated 4 April 2014
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Objections to slurry lagoon swamp Carlisle council

Robin and Moira Fisher photo More than 1,300 people have voiced their opposition to plans to build a two million gallon slurry lagoon.

Last updated 21 March 2014
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Breakfast week will help Cumbrian farming families

Farmhouse breakfast photo Impoverished Cumbrian farming families will benefit from Farmhouse Breakfast Week 2014.

Last updated 11 March 2014
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