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Thursday, 24 July 2014

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News round up

Tempers flare over plans for power plant on edge of Brampton

Brampton digester photo Tempers flared as hundreds of people turned out to hear controversial plans for a new power generator in Brampton.

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

New Cumbrian rescue team leader has big pair of boots to fill

Chris Higgins photo Chris Higgins knows how scary it is to be stranded on a mountain. Back in 2000 he was airlifted by helicopter from a peak in the Scottish Highlands after suffering an injury.

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

Obese Cumbrian mum offered no medical help with weight loss, she says

Georgina Freeman photo A mother was not offered any medical help after being told she was obese and her health was in danger.

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

Almost 200 fined in Carlisle clean-up push

Morven Anson photo Nearly 200 people have been hit with fines as the campaign to clean Carlisle’s streets shows no signs of easing.

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

Cumbrian villagers safeguard their 999 service

Alston Moor ambulance photo The people of Alston Moor area are celebrating after saving the town’s emergency ambulance.

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

Cumbrian car crash artist uses injuries to work with new perspective

Artist Dominic Richardson photo For many people a disability which affected their vision and one side of their body would be a massive setback.

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

Brampton ‘power to the people’ proposal

Tim Coombe photo Plans for Brampton to create its own power supply could be about to move forward.

Last updated 5 February 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

New Cumbria police dog handlers take to streets

Police dog handlers photo Cumbria's police dog unit has three new recruits ready to take to the streets with their four-legged friends.

Last updated 4 February 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Plans to build Tesco store in Wigton still alive

Tesco insists its bid to build a supermarket in Wigton remains very much alive.

Last updated 1 February 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Heritage Lottery Fund rejects Brampton Moot Hall cash bid

Moot Hall photo A bid to get lottery cash to help fund the restoration of an historic building has failed.

Last updated 1 February 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Trust says work is done after Rose Castle saved

Bryan Gray photo A trust which helped save Rose Castle from falling into the hands of developers has announced that its job is done.

Last updated 31 January 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Ex-Ofsted chief plans academies chain in Cumbria

Chris Woodhead photo The former chief inspector of schools in England is setting his sights on transforming standards of education in Cumbria.

Last updated 31 January 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Hayton Estates sells Gelt Woods to alternative energy company

Gelt Woods photo An ancient woodland at the centre of a high-profile criminal case has been sold.

Last updated 31 January 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

£33,000 playground for north Cumbrian village with no children

Brisco play area photo Plans for a new £33,000 playground have been unveiled – in a village with no children.

Last updated 31 January 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Interest in Crosby Garrett Roman helmet gives Carlisle economic boost

Roman helmet photo A unique Roman artefact has emerged as a champion of Carlisle’s cultural credentials – with traders and tourism chiefs keen for it to return.

Last updated 31 January 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Action group aims to safeguard future of Wigton pool

Wigton pool photo An action group is being formed to ensure that the reopening of Wigton’s swimming pool is not short-lived.

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

Facelift for Penrith railway station

Penrith railway station photo A train station is getting its first major overhaul in 30 years.

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

New 'impact fund' to help social businesses and charities in Cumbria

George Beveridge  photo Plans are being drawn up to secure millions of pounds to help boost and expand the work of Cumbrian charities and social enterprises.

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

Carlisle council's tax rise plans scrapped

Colin Glover photo A council tax rise has been scrapped amid claims that the Government is causing cash chaos.

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

New name as hospice aims to widen work with families across Cumbria

Jigsaw logo A new look is being unveiled today for the only children’s hospice in Cumbria.

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

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