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Sunday, 21 September 2014

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News round up

Tax bills being finalised by Cumbrian councils

Authorities across Cumbria are in the process of finalising their council tax charges for the coming year.

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

Carlisle council unveils £1m arts centre vision for fire station

Carlisle arts centre graphic Plans have been lodged for the £1 million transformation of Carlisle’s old fire station into an arts centre.

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

Marmalade flies in for Cumbrian festival

Jane Hasell-McCosh photo It has been a record haul at this year’s World Marmalade Awards, with more than 2,000 jars sent in by amateur marmalade-makers.

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

North Cumbria flood villages get £10,000 to find solutions

Stockdalewath flood photo A pioneering community group has secured a £10,000 grant as part of its efforts to protect villages from freak flooding.

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

Gull-proof bags rolled out in bid to rid Carlisle streets of rubbish

Carlsle gull bag photo Thousands of households are getting special sacks to stop scavenging seagulls causing massive mess.

Last updated 21 February 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Pubs and breweries pumping £180m into Cumbria economy

Brewers photo Pubs and breweries in Cumbria are worth £180m to the county’s economy.

Last updated 21 February 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carlisle on-street parking fees plan hits snag

elsagainmw The wheels could come off the new on-street parking charges before they’re even brought in – if there’s no-one to enforce them.

Last updated 21 February 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian town could lose public loos to save £16k a year

johnmallyfggf Longtown could be at risk of losing its public toilets.

Last updated 21 February 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian woman in need of expert medical care launches online appeal

Sammy Armstrong photo A young woman who says her life is being destroyed by illness has resorted to an internet appeal to raise the funds she needs to see medical experts.

Last updated 21 February 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Football team's bus-driving pastor would have to pass on Wembley dream

Graham Emerson photo A promotion-chasing football team are praying their good form continues so their Cumbrian bus driver can shuttle players to all their games.

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

Carlisle sports masterplan needs to focus on pools

Trinity School headteacher Alan Mottershead photo Swimming provision for children should be at the forefront of a new sporting masterplan, it has been claimed.

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

£2m more to be ploughed into Carlisle College revamp

Carlisle College photo Another £2 million is being ploughed into the transformation of Carlisle College.

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

Hopes of reviving Cumbria Day

Hope has not been lost that Cumbria could once again host a day of celebration to toast the best of the county. (4 comments)

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

Further exploration planned at border coalfield

dc fietz8 A company exploring a coalfield which straddles the England-Scotland border is set to start drilling again next month.

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

Brampton's last gift shop to close due to rent rise

Jane Atkinson photo Brampton's last gift shop will close at the end of March – another victim of rising rents.

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

Tempers flare over plans for power plant on edge of Brampton

Brampton digester photo Tempers flared as hundreds of people turned out to hear controversial plans for a new power generator in Brampton.

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

New Cumbrian rescue team leader has big pair of boots to fill

Chris Higgins photo Chris Higgins knows how scary it is to be stranded on a mountain. Back in 2000 he was airlifted by helicopter from a peak in the Scottish Highlands after suffering an injury.

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

Obese Cumbrian mum offered no medical help with weight loss, she says

Georgina Freeman photo A mother was not offered any medical help after being told she was obese and her health was in danger.

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

Almost 200 fined in Carlisle clean-up push

Morven Anson photo Nearly 200 people have been hit with fines as the campaign to clean Carlisle’s streets shows no signs of easing.

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

Cumbrian villagers safeguard their 999 service

Alston Moor ambulance photo The people of Alston Moor area are celebrating after saving the town’s emergency ambulance.

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

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