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Thursday, 10 July 2014

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News round up

Cumbrian MP's mass independence protest scaled back

Rory Stewart photo A bid to get 100,000 people holding hands across the England-Scotland border in a protest against Scottish independence appears to have collapsed.

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

Brave Noah's grand entrance to fundraising gala dinner

Noah Wall photo Guests at a gala dinner got more than they expected after being presented with a book based on a young disabled boy’s life.

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

Archbishop Tutu backs plans for Carlisle bishop's castle

Sarah Snyder photo Archbishop Desmond Tutu has backed plans to transform Rose Castle into an international centre of reconciliation.

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

Cumberland Show secretary hands in notice

Lorraine Phillips photo The Cumberland Show is looking for a new secretary.

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

'Bedroom tax' should be scrapped in Cumbria, says new report

James Newcome photo The 'bedroom tax' should be scrapped in Cumbria and controversial benefits cuts are costing the county £138 million a year. (83 comments)

Last updated 27 June 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Speed curb on cards for road outside Dalston schools

Suzanne Brown photo Campaigners are close to winning their long-running battle to get drivers to kill their speed outside two village schools – but the local lollipop man isn’t sure it will make the area safer.

Last updated 20 June 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Sad day as bulldozers move in to demolish Silloth social club

Silloth social club photo It was the end of an era as bulldozers moved in to begin the demolition of a popular social club.

Last updated 20 June 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Tories would 'rip out and skip' parking meters if they take control of Cumbria

James Airey photo Opponents to plans for on-street parking charges in Cumbria say the scheme is faltering and should be ditched. (3 comments)

Last updated 20 June 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbria county councillors reject allowances increase

Stewart Young photo County councillors have knocked back a proposed increase to their own allowances – instead opting to implement a series of cuts in payments.

Last updated 20 June 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Live music and theatre at Stepping Stones festival

Stepping Stones photo The fun of live music and theatre has been shared with a new generation as part of a north Cumbrian festival.

Last updated 17 June 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

TV's Fiona Bruce finds den of antiquity at north Cumbrian castle

Antiques Roadshow photo Historic items once belonging to nobility made their way home to be valued in front of more than 1,000 people as the Antiques Roadshow rolled into Cumbria.

Last updated 13 June 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian farmers appeal against slurry lagoon decision

Slurry lagoon photo Campaigners are gearing up for another fight against controversial slurry lagoon plans that triggered a record number of objections.

Last updated 13 June 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

On-street parking charges a huge mistake, says Carlisle MP

johnstevenson1111 An MP says county council chiefs are making a huge mistake by forcing through controversial parking charges.

Last updated 7 June 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Cumbrian woman smashes her London Marathon target in dad’s memory

mbruth1 Having signed up to run the London Marathon in memory of her dad, Ruth Forster had to raise a daunting £2,000.

Last updated 6 June 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian woman battling illness launches internet auction

Sammy Armstrong photo A young woman battling several rare illnesses is launching an internet auction to help a fundraising appeal.

Last updated 6 June 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Ray Bloxham reflects on a year as Carlisle's first citizen

mbray1 Having been fascinated by history and tradition for many years, Ray Bloxham is now officially part of it.

Last updated 6 June 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Pair step in to take the helm at Carlisle's Trinity School

mbtrinityheads Two deputy headteachers are taking over the running of the county’s largest secondary school. The governors of Trinity School in Carlisle have appointed Sheila Johnston and Derek Kay as co-headteachers for the 2014-15 academic year which will start in September.

Last updated 6 June 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carlisle's community hospital to close

rhouse1mw Carlisle's community hospital will close – and without any public consultation. (1 comment)

Last updated 6 June 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Pencil factory tour offered at Keswick auction

A charity auction takes place in Keswick next week with a tour of the Derwent Cumberland Pencil Company offered as a prize.

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

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