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Saturday, 30 August 2014

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News round up

Cheerleaders, canine capers and bands at Upperby Gala

Upperby Gala photo Revellers old and young gathered to eat ice cream, sit in the sun and take in the fun at a gala day.

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

North Cumbrian village turned into circus for annual festival

Hayton scarecrow festival A Brazilian football star, trapeze artists and a fortune teller have all made a village their home for the week.

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

Penrith's Winter Droving will be biggest yet

Winter Droving photo This year’s Winter Droving event in Penrith is set to be the biggest and best yet.

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

Man cut free by firefighters after two-car crash in Gretna

Firefighters cut a man free from his car after a serious crash.

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

Carlisle teacher back in saddle to thank rescuers after crash

Tom White photo Teacher Tom White sat astride his bike at the top of Honister Pass, taking a breather on a sunny day with the splendour of Cumbria spread out before him.

Last updated 23 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Coal firm explores Eastriggs depot potential

Mining photo Testing for a new coalfield potentially worth billions of pounds has reached another important stage.

Last updated 23 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carlisle United chaplain going coast to coast for cancer charity

Alun Jones photo Riding reverend Alun Jones will be pushing his false hip to the limit – all for a worthy cause.

Last updated 16 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Ready meals for Cumbria's community hospitals put to the taste test

Hospital food photo Ready meals due to be introduced to Cumbria’s community hospitals received a mixed reaction.

Last updated 16 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Book published celebrating 300 years of Cumbrian school

John Herbert photo Retired teacher John Herbert spent his entire career working at one of Cumbria’s oldest schools but now it is his latest venture which will enshrine him in its future after penning his debut book about its 300-year history.

Last updated 16 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carlisle mums launch children's book

Cycle sid photo Meet Cycle Sid. He lives in a town called Ridley Bottom and has his sights set on becoming a big star.

Last updated 16 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Hope for jobs as firms eye up military base near Carlisle

Longtown depot photo Businesses could start working on part of a military base saved from closure within a year – fuelling hopes of a jobs boost.

Last updated 16 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian conference focuses on efforts to safeguard upland farming

Major efforts are being made to safeguard the future of upland farming, a conference in Cumbria was told.

Last updated 16 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Stop-off points announced for Appleby Horse Fair

Details have been released of where gypsies and travellers can stop on their journeys to and from Appleby Horse Fair.

Last updated 16 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

£5m project to replace gas pipe near Carlisle

Work is about to start on a £5m project to replace a gas pipe under the River Eden near Carlisle.

Last updated 16 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Underground stream fails to sink £5m Carlisle arts complex

Carlisle College arts centre photo Builders had to do some quick thinking after an underground stream was discovered under the site of a new development.

Last updated 12 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Future's orange for sausages as shoppers snap up hospice special

Pioneer sausage photo Food matches made in Heaven – fish and chips, strawberries and cream, gin and tonic ... pork and marmalade?

Last updated 12 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Plea for more adult volunteers to support Cumbria's Scouts

Bear Grylls photo Increasing numbers of young Cumbrians are becoming Scouts – and more adult volunteers are needed to support them.

Last updated 9 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Work starts on £500,000 Cumbrian village hall

Bothel hall photo Work has started to build a new £500,000 environmentally-friendly community hub.

Last updated 9 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Protest warning over Carlisle cottage hospital closure threat

Reiver House photo Health bosses have been warned they would face strong protests if they tried to close Carlisle’s cottage hospital.

Last updated 9 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

New Carlisle Iceland store to create 22 jobs

Iceland shop photo Frozen foods chain Iceland is opening a second store in Carlisle, creating 22 jobs.

Last updated 9 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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