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Thursday, 24 April 2014

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News round up

Carlisle gears up for house-building boom

Jane Meek photo Carlisle is on the brink of a building boom with a string of developments set to expand the city.

Last updated 7 March 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carlisle woman is seven stone lighter thanks to gym success

slimlisamw An inspirational woman who lost seven stone and halved her dress size says she has “got her life back”.

Last updated 7 March 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Parking shake-up in historic area of Carlisle

A shake-up of parking in Carlisle’s historic core is to go ahead. (26 comments)

Last updated 7 March 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Speed limit lowered on Carlisle bypass 'rat runs'

Carlisle rat runs photo Speed limits are being lowered on roads leading to Carlisle’s western bypass as safety concerns about vehicle volumes show no signs of easing. (53 comments)

Last updated 7 March 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian student sets her sights on epic Everest challenge

Maggie Wilson photo A student is preparing for an epic expedition to Mount Everest.

Last updated 7 March 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Threat to Hadrian's Wall toilets after 2,000 years

Hadrian Villagers living at the end of Hadrian’s Wall footpath are dismayed that a cut in funding will leave walkers with no public toilet at the end of their trek.

Last updated 7 March 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Former pub could be solution to Cumbrian town's parking problems

Brampton pub photo Plans to redevelop a pub could be the key to solving a town’s parking problems.

Last updated 7 March 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carlisle grandad’s £1,000 present as thanks for his Christmas gift

Phil Gibson photo A former policeman is taking on a 100km swimming challenge to thank medics who treated his grandson, who was born six weeks prematurely.

Last updated 7 March 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Community bus stalwart retires after 20 years

Joe Grainger photo A pillar of the Wigton community is retiring after more than 20 years of voluntary work with a community bus service .

Last updated 28 February 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Child safety fears at A69 crossing over unfilled lollipop post

Doreen Parsons photo Safety concerns have been raised for children forced to cross one of Cumbria’s major roads to get to school.

Last updated 28 February 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Duke of Gloucester to visit Wigton Youth Station

Duke of Gloucester  photo A member of the Royal family is adding a stop-off to his visit to north Cumbria.

Last updated 28 February 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Tax bills being finalised by Cumbrian councils

Authorities across Cumbria are in the process of finalising their council tax charges for the coming year.

Last updated 28 February 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carlisle council unveils £1m arts centre vision for fire station

Carlisle arts centre graphic Plans have been lodged for the £1 million transformation of Carlisle’s old fire station into an arts centre.

Last updated 28 February 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Marmalade flies in for Cumbrian festival

Jane Hasell-McCosh photo It has been a record haul at this year’s World Marmalade Awards, with more than 2,000 jars sent in by amateur marmalade-makers.

Last updated 24 February 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

North Cumbria flood villages get £10,000 to find solutions

Stockdalewath flood photo A pioneering community group has secured a £10,000 grant as part of its efforts to protect villages from freak flooding.

Last updated 24 February 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Gull-proof bags rolled out in bid to rid Carlisle streets of rubbish

Carlsle gull bag photo Thousands of households are getting special sacks to stop scavenging seagulls causing massive mess.

Last updated 21 February 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Pubs and breweries pumping £180m into Cumbria economy

Brewers photo Pubs and breweries in Cumbria are worth £180m to the county’s economy.

Last updated 21 February 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carlisle on-street parking fees plan hits snag

Elsie Martlew photo The wheels could come off the new on-street parking charges before they’re even brought in – if there’s no-one to enforce them.

Last updated 21 February 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian town could lose public loos to save £16k a year

John Mallinson photo Longtown could be at risk of losing its public toilets.

Last updated 21 February 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian woman in need of expert medical care launches online appeal

Sammy Armstrong photo A young woman who says her life is being destroyed by illness has resorted to an internet appeal to raise the funds she needs to see medical experts.

Last updated 21 February 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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