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Thursday, 27 August 2015

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News round up

Up to 35,000 people expected at Lowther Show this weekend

Lowther Show photo Up to 35,000 people are expected at one of Cumbria’s biggest countryside events this weekend.

Last updated 14 August 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Homes needed for Donald's Ranch animals

Donald The former tenant of Donald’s Ranch is hoping to find new homes for his final two animals following his eviction from the site.

Last updated 14 August 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

New man in charge at Eden Valley Hospice

Bill Mumford photo There is a new man at the helm of Carlisle’s Eden Valley Hospice.

Last updated 7 August 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Silloth hoping for magical first fairy day

Magical Mel photo Organisers are hoping for more than 1,000 fairies to sprinkle magic on Silloth as they prepare to host the town’s first fairy day.

Last updated 7 August 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Bid for new homes in area of outstanding natural beauty

West farm map A new housing development could be built on an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Last updated 7 August 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Failing Cumbrian care home put in special measures

Vulnerable adults have been so let down, their care home has been placed in special measures.

Last updated 7 August 2015
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Row over bid to add rights of way to woodland near Brampton

A row has broken out over an application to add a network of public footpaths to woodland near Brampton.

Last updated 7 August 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Steps taken to stop rot at Brampton's flower beds

Brampton flowers photo Brampton's neglected flower beds have been labelled an embarrassment. And a plan of action to rescue the “appalling” beds is now underway.

Last updated 7 August 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

German firm unveils plans for huge solar park near Carlisle

Solar park site photo Plans for a solar park the size of about 14 football pitches on the outskirts of Carlisle are set to be revealed. (4 comments)

Last updated 7 August 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

The fight’s not over despite eviction, vows ranch row man

Wigton ranch man photo The fight to save a beloved animal ranch was dealt a major blow as the final animal left the site.

Last updated 31 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Pageant set to bring more colour to Carlisle

Carlisle pageant photo The countdown is on to this year’s Carlisle Pageant, which will see the city’s streets brought to life.

Last updated 31 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Campaign launched to save Cumbrian town's last bank

Alston Barclays Bank photo A remote Cumbrian community has launched a campaign to save its only remaining bank from closure.

Last updated 31 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Brampton gearing up for Tour of Britain cycle race

David Jackson photo Businesses and residents in Brampton are preparing to welcome the UK’s biggest cycling race, as it passes through the heart of the town.

Last updated 31 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Solar energy park proposal for farmland at Skelton

A 20-acre solar energy park could be built on farmland between Penrith and Carlisle.

Last updated 31 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian athlete must raise cash to secure Rio 2016 Paralympics place

Simon Lawson photo A Cumbrian wheelchair athlete has his sights set firmly on Rio – but to secure a place at the 2016 Paralympics he first needs to raise thousands of pounds.

Last updated 31 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian ex-soldier accused of gun-running to stand trial in India

johnjomw An ex-paratrooper accused of gun-running in India will finally stand trial – 21 months after his arrest.

Last updated 31 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

2,500 jobs if Carlisle given enterprise zone status

Jane Meek photo Up to 2,500 new jobs would be brought to Carlisle if the city secures status as an enterprise zone.

Last updated 31 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbria County Council to act on coroner’s care plea

John and Meryl Parry photo Council chiefs say they will act on a coroner’s plea to crack down on care homes in the wake of a heartrending tragedy which saw an exhausted husband kill his Alzheimer’s stricken wife because he felt nobody could help them.

Last updated 31 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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

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