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Thursday, 24 April 2014

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News round up

Plans for 60 homes in Wigton prompt flood fears

Wigton housing site photo Plans have been submitted that could see 60 new homes built on open grazing and park land next to West Road in Wigton despite concerns over the risk of flooding.

Last updated 29 November 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Inspirational Carlisle woman named Cumbria Woman of the Year

Woman of year photo A young woman who continues to overcome her own disability and inspire others has been named Cumbria Woman of the Year 2013.

Last updated 29 November 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Success for Watchtree Wheelers in People's Millions

A project in north Cumbria which helps people of all abilities to enjoy cycling is the latest winner of a public vote to secure £50,000.

Last updated 28 November 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian swimming pool wants help to secure cash

A community leisure centre is calling for help in securing a vital cash injection.

Last updated 28 November 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Archbishop of York shocked at Cumbria's rising poverty levels

jsfront3mw The Archbishop of York has spoken of his shock at the county’s rising levels of poverty and malnutrition, saying: “This is Cumbria, not the Congo”.

Last updated 27 November 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbria university graduates have their big day at Carlisle Cathedral

Cumbria uni photo For most people working in a profession like nursing would be demanding enough.

Last updated 27 November 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Appeal to help keep open Indian school built with Cumbrian donations

indiaschoolmw003 ELEVEN years ago Cumbrian generosity helped open a school for poor children in India – but now it is facing its biggest threat yet.

Last updated 27 November 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian boy's miraculous escape from car crash

Alston crash boy photo A father has revealed his family’s anguish after his 11-year-old son was hit by a van on a remote country road.

Last updated 22 November 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carlisle salesman sells first and last tractor to same family 40 years apart

tractor photo A salesman has revved into retirement – selling his last tractor to the same man he sold his first.

Last updated 22 November 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Stobart chiefs in bid to halt contempt case

Peter Elliott photo Stobart boss Andrew Tinkler and one of his senior executives have launched a legal bid to stop contempt proceedings being brought against them.

Last updated 22 November 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

All creatures great and small prove big attraction

louiseemw003 Visitors to a remote farm might be forgiven for doing a double take – and then looking again – as they are confronted by a miniature farmyard.

Last updated 22 November 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Work to improve lighting on Cumbrian road

Work will take place next weekend to improve lighting along the A69 road at Warwick Bridge, near Carlisle.

Last updated 22 November 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian farmers falling victim to fly-tipping

Elsie Martlew photo Farmers are falling victim to rising cases of fly-tipping – costing them time and money.

Last updated 22 November 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Decision on building flats in Cumbrian village delayed

An eleventh-hour objection has delayed a decision on a controversial housing development.

Last updated 22 November 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian fundraisers invited to sleep outdoors for heating campaign

sleeplangmw Hundreds of hardy fundraisers are being sought to shiver in sub-zero temperatures – to help those suffering in the cold this winter.

Last updated 22 November 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

A596 crossing set to ease safety worries

phrobmw Nearly £90,000 is to be spent on safety measures on a busy road.

Last updated 22 November 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Concern at closed offices at Cumbrian railway stations

The RMT says ticket offices at Carlisle and Penrith stations are often shut when they should be open because Virgin Trains employs too few staff.

Last updated 22 November 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Crime writer hands out prizes at Cumbrian school

msathmw Author Matt Hilton has gone back to the school where his children were taught to share in the successes of today’s pupils.

Last updated 22 November 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Plan B for homes for elderly in Cumbrian village

bba,w A COMMUNITY group’s last-ditch effort to build homes for the elderly has ended in failure – but members have a plan B.

Last updated 22 November 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian woman named president of dental nurses association

nicoladmw A former Penrith woman has been named as the new president of the British Association of Dental Nurses.

Last updated 22 November 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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