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Saturday, 20 September 2014

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News round up

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

Dog warning for Appleby Horse Fair

The RSPCA has urged anyone heading to the Appleby Horse Fair this weekend to leave their dogs at home.

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

Cumbria council's new £10m headquarters move step closer

Carlisle photo A £10 million move that would revive rundown Botchergate is a significant step closer. (28 comments)

Last updated 30 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

No quick fixes for local NHS despite £47 million hospitals bailout

David Rogers photo A health boss has warned there is no quick fix for the challenges facing the local NHS, despite news of a £47 million bailout for north Cumbria’s debt-stricken hospitals.

Last updated 30 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Protest group logs number of lorries using main Cumbrian road

Bill Finlay photo An action group – set up to tackle the increasing numbers of large lorries using the busy A596 – says it will be compiling a list of complaints to send to local councils.

Last updated 30 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cheerleaders, canine capers and bands at Upperby Gala

Upperby Gala photo Revellers old and young gathered to eat ice cream, sit in the sun and take in the fun at a gala day.

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

North Cumbrian village turned into circus for annual festival

Hayton scarecrow festival A Brazilian football star, trapeze artists and a fortune teller have all made a village their home for the week.

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

Penrith's Winter Droving will be biggest yet

Winter Droving photo This year’s Winter Droving event in Penrith is set to be the biggest and best yet.

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

Man cut free by firefighters after two-car crash in Gretna

Firefighters cut a man free from his car after a serious crash.

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

Carlisle teacher back in saddle to thank rescuers after crash

Tom White photo Teacher Tom White sat astride his bike at the top of Honister Pass, taking a breather on a sunny day with the splendour of Cumbria spread out before him.

Last updated 23 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Coal firm explores Eastriggs depot potential

Mining photo Testing for a new coalfield potentially worth billions of pounds has reached another important stage.

Last updated 23 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carlisle United chaplain going coast to coast for cancer charity

Alun Jones photo Riding reverend Alun Jones will be pushing his false hip to the limit – all for a worthy cause.

Last updated 16 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Ready meals for Cumbria's community hospitals put to the taste test

Hospital food photo Ready meals due to be introduced to Cumbria’s community hospitals received a mixed reaction.

Last updated 16 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Book published celebrating 300 years of Cumbrian school

John Herbert photo Retired teacher John Herbert spent his entire career working at one of Cumbria’s oldest schools but now it is his latest venture which will enshrine him in its future after penning his debut book about its 300-year history.

Last updated 16 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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