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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

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Perfect weather for 'fabulous' Penrith Show - secretary

Penrith Show photo Cumbrians turned out in their thousands cramming all roads leading to one of the biggest, one-day stock shows in the north of England at the weekend.

Last updated 27 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Pets on parade at Animals Refuge's Summer Fair

Refuge open day photo It is one of Cumbria’s best loved animal charities – and it welcomed hundreds of visitors for its annual Summer Fair.

Last updated 27 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Rain buckets down as Silloth Green hosts live performance of The Tempest

Tempest photo Hardy Shakespeare fans braved appropriately gloomy weather to watch a live performance of The Tempest on Silloth Green.

Last updated 27 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carlisle man taking part in British Transplant Games just year after life-saving surgery

Shane Statter photo A former soldier is running out on a football pitch just one year after a life-saving heart transplant.

Last updated 24 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumberland Breweries buyer is not billionaire in Carlisle Utd talks

The US billionaire who bought Cumberland Breweries at Great Corby is not the mystery man in talks to buy into Carlisle United.

Last updated 24 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

The man who plans to grant three wishes to Eden’s towns

David Hymers photo David Hymers likes a challenge – but his most satisfying one recently was helping to restore the ringtone to Garrigill’s telephone box and having it repainted.

Last updated 24 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Familiar fundraiser helping popular animal charity

Colin Powell photo A familiar face has returned to north Cumbria to lead the fundraising charge for a popular animal charity.

Last updated 24 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Calls to revamp neglected seafront shelter in Silloth

Silloth shelter photo Residents are demanding that action is taken to improve the look of a popular resting spot.

Last updated 24 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Network Rail get on board to transform Wigton’s train station

Wigton station graphic Progress is being made in a quest to transform a town’s railway station.

Last updated 24 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Work on open-air cycle track in Carlisle may start soon

Work on a new open-air competitive cycle track in Carlisle – the first in Cumbria – could start within weeks as the proposals are poised to clear another major hurdle.

Last updated 24 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Paralysed mountain biker able to ride again

Michael Bonney photo A mountain biker left paralysed from the neck down in a fall is able to ride the heights of Cumbria’s fells again.

Last updated 24 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cash for new safe play surface at Penrith school

Outdoor sports facilities in Penrith have received a major boost.

Last updated 22 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Family fun at Penrith on a Plate event

Penrith on plate photo Food fans took a double-take as Gordon Ramsay appeared to peruse some of Cumbria’s finest produce.

Last updated 20 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Tributes to cyclist who died training for charity fundraising event

Ian Dixon photo A cyclist died suddenly while training for a fundraising event he spearheaded.

Last updated 17 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Heating row campaigner quits home at prospect of fourth freezing winter

Jimmy Robb photo The chairman of a campaign group fighting for affordable warmth in Longtown has left his home.

Last updated 17 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Wigton Town Council leads push to rejuvenate markets

Clare Stabler photo Ambitious plans are afoot to reform a town’s tired market scene.

Last updated 17 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Shepherd's bestseller named Cumbria's book of the year

Book of year photo A bestseller from a farmer with a phenomenal online following has been named Cumbria’s book of the year.

Last updated 17 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Funding crisis forces veterans charity to close Cumbrian branch

Malcolm Temple photo A charity supporting armed forces veterans will close today after its funding ran out.

Last updated 17 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Church diocese moving to new headquarters

West Walls photo Church chiefs have confirmed their Cumbrian headquarters is on the move.

Last updated 17 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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