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Wednesday, 01 October 2014

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News round up

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

Carlisle mums launch children's book

Cycle sid photo Meet Cycle Sid. He lives in a town called Ridley Bottom and has his sights set on becoming a big star.

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

Hope for jobs as firms eye up military base near Carlisle

Longtown depot photo Businesses could start working on part of a military base saved from closure within a year – fuelling hopes of a jobs boost.

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

Cumbrian conference focuses on efforts to safeguard upland farming

Major efforts are being made to safeguard the future of upland farming, a conference in Cumbria was told.

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

Stop-off points announced for Appleby Horse Fair

Details have been released of where gypsies and travellers can stop on their journeys to and from Appleby Horse Fair.

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

£5m project to replace gas pipe near Carlisle

Work is about to start on a £5m project to replace a gas pipe under the River Eden near Carlisle.

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

Underground stream fails to sink £5m Carlisle arts complex

Carlisle College arts centre photo Builders had to do some quick thinking after an underground stream was discovered under the site of a new development.

Last updated 12 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Future's orange for sausages as shoppers snap up hospice special

Pioneer sausage photo Food matches made in Heaven – fish and chips, strawberries and cream, gin and tonic ... pork and marmalade?

Last updated 12 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Plea for more adult volunteers to support Cumbria's Scouts

Bear Grylls photo Increasing numbers of young Cumbrians are becoming Scouts – and more adult volunteers are needed to support them.

Last updated 9 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Work starts on £500,000 Cumbrian village hall

Bothel hall photo Work has started to build a new £500,000 environmentally-friendly community hub.

Last updated 9 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Protest warning over Carlisle cottage hospital closure threat

Reiver House photo Health bosses have been warned they would face strong protests if they tried to close Carlisle’s cottage hospital.

Last updated 9 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

New Carlisle Iceland store to create 22 jobs

Iceland shop photo Frozen foods chain Iceland is opening a second store in Carlisle, creating 22 jobs.

Last updated 9 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Crime rises but Cumbria still very safe, say police

Michelle Skeer photo Police chiefs have insisted Cumbria is still “very safe” after crime went up by nearly five per cent.

Last updated 9 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Hopes of reopening Aspatria pool fade after low turnout at meeting

Alan Reay photo A mayor says it is “awful” that a campaign to resurrect a closed swimming pool received so little support.

Last updated 2 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Farmer claims turbine could boost north Cumbrian village

Russell Bowman photo A farmer behind a plan for a huge wind turbine claimed it could be used to power village street lights as a campaign against it gathered pace.

Last updated 2 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carlisle schoolgirl makes a drama out of memory feat

Jasmine Metherell photo A talented schoolgirl actress will perform a solo hour-long play for a paying audience after committing the entire production to memory.

Last updated 2 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Safety barrier for Cumbrian bridge where dad died in crash

Crash bridge photo A safety barrier is being put up at a bridge where a father lost his life in a crash.

Last updated 2 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carlisle-based steel firm Thomas Graham buys Hunter Engineering

Thomas Graham takeover photo Thomas Graham, the Carlisle-based steel stockholder and industrial supplies company, has acquired Hunter Engineering.

Last updated 2 May 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

New marts chief promises to get back in the black

50062169F001 A marts company chief has vowed to get the firm back in the black despite being forced to write off millions of pounds of bad debt.

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

Debate on rural crime via Twitter

Stuart Hyde photo Cumbria's former Chief Constable Stuart Hyde is to host an online debate about rural crime.

Last updated 29 April 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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