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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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Centre approved

Workington leisure centre graphic Plans for a new £9.41m leisure centre have been given the go-ahead by council planners (16 comments)

'Done deal' claim

Carlisle councillors photo A councillor who refused to vote in a crucial debate over parking charges said his decision was a protest

New shop jobs

 Heather Bradley photo A discount chain has confirmed it is setting up shop on a Carlisle retail park, creating up to 20 jobs

Pubs investment

Carlisle pub manager photo Pub chain JD Wetherspoon has revealed another wave of a multi-million pound investment in Cumbria


Percy Road photo Residents of a Carlisle street have won their long-running battle over problem trees

Taser use

Taser photo Tasers were used by police in Cumbria more than 80 times last year, a report has revealed

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Inspired fundraisers

Sam Don photo A young woman bravely battling cancer has inspired friends to raise thousands of pounds to help the medics caring for her

Rock and rockets

Stephen Attenborough photo One of the men leading the drive towards launching commercial space flights is coming to talk at a Cumbrian festival

Peregrine attacks?

Les Blacklock photo Fanciers fear bird of prey attacks may be the reason why up to 1,000 pigeons have yet to return from a race

Rail service snub

Train photo The Government has rejected a proposal to fund a trial run of Sunday services on a Cumbrian rail line (1 comment)

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Health chiefs say sorry for below standard of care for OAP - inquest

Elizabeth Berwick photo Health chiefs have apologised to the family of a pensioner who died in the West Cumberland Hospital for the “below standard” care she received.

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Star man quits Celtic Nation as Davie Irons takes charge

Wullie Gibson photo Star player Wullie Gibson has quit Celtic Nation as the turmoil continues at the Northern League club.
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Would you have welcomed a new Sunday rail service from Carlisle to west Cumbria?

I'd use local rail services more often but they're unreliable and expensive

I would have used the Sunday service

Our rail services are way behind most other countries. No wonder we rely so heavily on cars

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