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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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News round up

Carlisle auction of late TV celebrity's possessions

Clarissa Dickson Wright photo An eclectic mix of the possessions of one of Britain’s best-loved celebrities have been sold at auction in Carlisle.

Last updated 18 July 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Defence ministry withdraws objections to windfarm plans

Two major windfarms look likely to go ahead after the Ministry of Defence withdrew its objections.

Last updated 18 July 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Farmer’s wind turbine plan rejected by Eden councillors

A farmer's controversial application to build a large wind turbine in the Eden valley has been turned down.

Last updated 18 July 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Major flaws found in heating systems at homes in Cumbrian town

Jimmy Robb photo Major flaws have been confirmed in a controversial heating system that’s left social housing tenants saddled with hefty bills.

Last updated 18 July 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Double the delight for singer Maddy Prior at Cumbria university graduation

Cumbria uni photo VIDEO & SLIDESHOW It is a double celebration for folk musician Maddy Prior – scooping two awards in a week.

Last updated 18 July 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Hospitals takeover delayed over health inspectors’ patient fears

Jeremy Rushmer  photo A takeover of Carlisle’s Cumberland Infirmary is still on the cards, despite inspectors flagging up fresh patient safety concerns.

Last updated 11 July 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Treasures revealed in dig at north Cumbrian abbey

Abbey dig find photo A chess piece, a shoe sole and leather horse tack are the latest findings to have been uncovered at a north Cumbrian excavation.

Last updated 11 July 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian-made sausages so good even vegetarians eat them

mbsausages001 A pig farmer claims his free range sausages are so good they have been known to tempt vegetarians to change their diet.

Last updated 11 July 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Friends run 10 half marathons to raise cash for Eden Valley Hospice

Eden hospice runners photo A group of friends have handed over more than £11,000 to the Eden Valley Hospice after running 10 half-marathons in 10 months.

Last updated 11 July 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Community unites to help Cumbrian woman speak

Laura Oglanby photo A community has united in its efforts to raise money to help a 24-year-old woman who has never spoken a word in her life.

Last updated 11 July 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carlisle Mayor's assistant retires after 40 years

Pamela Martin photo Carlisle’s mayor may change every year but one person has remained consistent for the past 40 years – until now.

Last updated 11 July 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Campaigners out in force against plans for wind turbine

Wind farm protest photo Campaigners turned out in force to help boost a fighting fund set up to protest at plans for a giant wind turbine.

Last updated 11 July 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Head's plea after vandals attack north Cumbrian school

Geoff Norman photo The headteacher of a primary school targeted by criminals has pleaded for them to think about their community.

Last updated 11 July 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian MP's mass independence protest scaled back

Rory Stewart photo A bid to get 100,000 people holding hands across the England-Scotland border in a protest against Scottish independence appears to have collapsed.

Last updated 4 July 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Brave Noah's grand entrance to fundraising gala dinner

Noah Wall photo Guests at a gala dinner got more than they expected after being presented with a book based on a young disabled boy’s life.

Last updated 4 July 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Archbishop Tutu backs plans for Carlisle bishop's castle

Sarah Snyder photo Archbishop Desmond Tutu has backed plans to transform Rose Castle into an international centre of reconciliation.

Last updated 27 June 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumberland Show secretary hands in notice

Lorraine Phillips photo The Cumberland Show is looking for a new secretary.

Last updated 27 June 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

'Bedroom tax' should be scrapped in Cumbria, says new report

James Newcome photo The 'bedroom tax' should be scrapped in Cumbria and controversial benefits cuts are costing the county £138 million a year. (86 comments)

Last updated 27 June 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Speed curb on cards for road outside Dalston schools

Suzanne Brown photo Campaigners are close to winning their long-running battle to get drivers to kill their speed outside two village schools – but the local lollipop man isn’t sure it will make the area safer.

Last updated 20 June 20100
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Sad day as bulldozers move in to demolish Silloth social club

Silloth social club photo It was the end of an era as bulldozers moved in to begin the demolition of a popular social club.

Last updated 20 June 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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