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Sunday, 02 August 2015

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News round up

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

John Armstrong photo 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

Rain buckets down as Silloth Green hosts live performance of The Tempest

Tempest photo Hardy Shakespeare fans braved appropriately gloomy weather to watch a live performance of The Tempest on Silloth Green.

Last updated 27 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carlisle man taking part in British Transplant Games just year after life-saving surgery

Shane Statter photo A former soldier is running out on a football pitch just one year after a life-saving heart transplant.

Last updated 24 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumberland Breweries buyer is not billionaire in Carlisle Utd talks

The US billionaire who bought Cumberland Breweries at Great Corby is not the mystery man in talks to buy into Carlisle United.

Last updated 24 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

The man who plans to grant three wishes to Eden’s towns

David Hymers photo David Hymers likes a challenge – but his most satisfying one recently was helping to restore the ringtone to Garrigill’s telephone box and having it repainted.

Last updated 24 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Familiar fundraiser helping popular animal charity

Colin Powell photo A familiar face has returned to north Cumbria to lead the fundraising charge for a popular animal charity.

Last updated 24 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Calls to revamp neglected seafront shelter in Silloth

Silloth shelter photo Residents are demanding that action is taken to improve the look of a popular resting spot.

Last updated 24 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Network Rail get on board to transform Wigton’s train station

Wigton station graphic Progress is being made in a quest to transform a town’s railway station.

Last updated 24 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Work on open-air cycle track in Carlisle may start soon

Work on a new open-air competitive cycle track in Carlisle – the first in Cumbria – could start within weeks as the proposals are poised to clear another major hurdle.

Last updated 24 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Paralysed mountain biker able to ride again

Michael Bonney photo A mountain biker left paralysed from the neck down in a fall is able to ride the heights of Cumbria’s fells again.

Last updated 24 July 2015
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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