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Sunday, 21 December 2014

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News round up

Ex-teacher from Carlisle invited back to Downing Street - after 40 years

John Sander photo Former teacher John Sander remembers standing on the steps of Number 10 Downing Street around 40 years ago as a student doing an impression of Prime Minister Harold Wilson.

Last updated 14 November 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carlisle woman drops two dress sizes - by living off wartime rations

Sally Barber photo A woman has dropped more than two dress sizes in four months after stepping back 70 years to live off World War Two rations.

Last updated 14 November 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Pudsey pops in to see Carlisle primary school pupils

Pudsey bear photo Pudsey dropped into a school to surprise pupils ahead of today’s Children in Need fundraising marathon.

Last updated 14 November 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Lift-off for Cumbrian woman as she gains pilot's licence

Charlotte Brown photo When people tell Charlotte Brown that she has her head in the clouds, she takes no offence. It’s cost her a lot of time and money to get there.

Last updated 14 November 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Tesco withdrawal could be boost for Wigton

wigpicmw The withdrawal of plans to build a superstore in Wigton has sparked hopes of regeneration in the town.

Last updated 14 November 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carlisle great-great-granny Ada meets Ada junior

Five generations photo For most of the last century 92-year-old Ada Hawley has not liked her name. But an event just over two weeks ago has changed her view completely.

Last updated 14 November 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Terminally ill Cumbrian woman ticks off items on her bucket list

Nicki Butterworth photo Feeding penguins, a family Christmas dinner and touring an RAF helicopter are among the activities that a terminally ill woman has managed to tick off her bucket list.

Last updated 14 November 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

New call for decision on future of north Cumbrian village school

Improvements are being made at a troubled school that has just four pupils – but Government inspectors are renewing their calls for a decision to be made on its future.

Last updated 14 November 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Date debate as Carlisle gears up for Christmas lights switch-on

Carlisle lights photo Suggestions of changing the day of Carlisle’s Christmas lights switch-on are dividing opinion.

Last updated 14 November 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carlisle would welcome Primark 'with open arms' - MP

John Stevenson photo Carlisle's MP says the city would welcome clothing chain Primark “with open arms” after the firm set its sights on further expansion.

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

Trust's grants bring Carlisle projects to life

Botcherby photo Three Carlisle community projects costing £175,000 have made it over the final hurdle thanks to generous grants.

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

North Cumbria town loses police drop-in desk

Police desk photo People in Brampton have lost their central police desk drop-in service.

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

Debt-ridden Cumbrian farmers struggle to put food on the table

Georgina Lamb photo Some Cumbrian farmers are struggling to put food on the table as they spiral deeper into debt.

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

Carlisle's poppy spectacle for Remembrance

Forty thousand poppy petals will be dropped during an act of remembrance in Carlisle tonight.

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

Pressure on MPs over Carlisle hospital services

Elsie Martlew photo Councillors are piling pressure on MPs whose constituents routinely use the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle to ensure services there are not downgraded.

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

From Carlisle airport to New York for just £200?

Andrew Tinkler photo Stobart Group chief executive Andrew Tinkler says Carlisle Airport will open transatlantic connections – for around £200. (22 comments)

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

Duke of Westminster at Agri Expo in Carlisle

 Duke of Westminster photo The Duke of Westminster is expected to be among thousands of visitors at a major farming showcase in Carlisle today.

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

Borrowdale meet's successful return to traditional venue

Borrowdale show photo One of Cumbria’s most traditional rural gatherings has returned to its roots.

Last updated 28 October 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Young and old unite to launch poignant Poppy Appeal

Poppy Appeal launch photo WITH VIDEO Poppy sellers in Cumbria are asking people in the county to help make this year’s appeal a record-breaking one.

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

Good luck to X Factor singer from students at his old Carlisle school

X Factor photo WITH VIDEO Friends of Mikey Bromley are in no doubt that he has the X Factor.

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

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