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Wednesday, 05 August 2015

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News round up

Second solar park proposed for land near Westnewton

Another solar park is being proposed for rural north Allerdale.

Last updated 19 June 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Fears over cost of helping disabled Carlisle boy

Ryan Wilkinson photo A devoted mum fears a specialist extension to change the life of her disabled son may be abandoned because the cost will be too high.

Last updated 19 June 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

As Jurassic World hits cinemas, life-sized T-Rex takes shape in north Cumbria

T-Rex head photo A terrifying T-Rex is set to tower over north Cumbria.

Last updated 19 June 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Yobs spray paint over Carlisle park's stone circle

Carlisle stone circle photo Vandals defaced a stone circle in Carlisle’s Rickerby Park by spraying paint on it.

Last updated 19 June 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Struggling dairy suffers £22m losses

Troubled dairy co-operative First Milk has suffered losses of about £22m in the last year.

Last updated 19 June 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian rider taking part in last race as he battles cancer

Jim Snaith photo A man who has had a love affair with motorcycles for almost half a century says he’s taking part in his last race as he battles cancer.

Last updated 19 June 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

New power pylons will damage Lake District - claim

National Grid route graphic Conservationists claim the route for a corridor of power pylons worth £1.3bn will damage the Lake District.

Last updated 19 June 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Warning as blue-green algae spreads into north Cumbria river

River Gelt photo An alert has been issued over potentially toxic algae after it was found in a river.

Last updated 19 June 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Vintage rally at Silloth draws entries from far and wide

Silloth rally photo An impressive array of big boys’ toys took over The Green at Silloth for the town’s annual vintage rally.

Last updated 15 June 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Mobile post office services due to arrive in Eden village

Moves are underway to restore post office services to an Eden village.

Last updated 15 June 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Heritage plan for north Cumbrian chapel gets big cash boost

Wreay chapel photo A campaign to establish a heritage centre in a small religious building of huge importance has received a near £80,000 boost

Last updated 15 June 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Minister frustrated at delay in release of Cumbrian man in India

John Armstrong photo A Government minister says he’s frustrated by the time it’s taking to decide the fate of a former paratrooper trapped in India.

Last updated 12 June 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carnival and vintage rally aim to pull in big crowds

Carnival photo Thousands of people are expected to flock to north Allerdale for two of its biggest events this weekend.

Last updated 12 June 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Village's shop shuts but optimism growing over bid to buy it

John Foster photo Villagers have lost their fight to keep their only shop open – but insist talks about its purchase are looking more promising than ever.

Last updated 12 June 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Soldier’s accounts of war donated to Carlisle museum

John jackson photo A soldier's account of heroic actions during World War One have been gifted to a museum.

Last updated 12 June 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian village team aiming to break darts world record - and raise cash

Darts team photo A team of women have set themselves a big, big target – to smash the world record for non-stop darts playing.

Last updated 12 June 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Crash victim will never walk again, Carlisle court told

Sian Jordan photo A young woman will never walk again after a horror crash caused by her then best friend’s dangerous driving, a jury’s been told.

Last updated 12 June 2015
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

£12m community campus on Carlisle estate starting to look the part

Harraby campus photo This view from the sky shows just how massive a new £12 million community campus will be.

Last updated 12 June 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Patients face journey if town's only dental practice closed

Dental surgery photo A town is facing losing its only dental surgery as a consultation on its future gets underway. (1 comment)

Last updated 12 June 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Waverley Viaduct edges step closer to re-opening for walkers

Waverley Viaduct photo Campaigning to reopen a former railway viaduct is edging closer to success – despite plans to keep steel security fences blocking access.

Last updated 12 June 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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