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Boy's killing by army rubber bullet in Belfast in 1972 unjustified, says coroner

The killing of a boy shot by an army rubber bullet in Belfast in 1972 was not justified, a coroner has ruled.

The soldier who fired the baton round that fatally wounded 11-year-old Francis Rowntree used excessive force, coroner Brian Sherrard said in his preliminary findings.

Mr

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India Willoughby speaks out as part of Anti-Bullying Week

India Willoughby supports the stance taken by the Church of England.

India, who has a son, was born a man and went by the name Jonathan. In 2015 she made the final step in her transition by having gender reassignment surgery.

The former Lookaround newsreader is now a newscaster

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Helicopter and aircraft collision in mid-air results in 'number of casualties'

A mid-air collision between a helicopter and an aircraft has resulted in a "number of casualties".

Both of the aircraft are understood to have come from Wycombe Air Park and collided near Waddesdon, in Buckinghamshire, shortly after midday.

Air crash investigators have been called to

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Use of physical restraints on mental health patients in Cumbria almosts doubled in two years

RESTRAINTS on mental health patients across Cumbria have almost doubled in the last two years, according to new figures.

Cumbria Partnership NHS foundation trust, which operates a number of mental health services including the Ramsey Unit in Barrow's Furness General, Kentmere in Kendal and

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What has happened to this bin in Carlisle city centre?

Did it get hit by a car? Or did something else cause the bin and the pavement to be damaged?

A News & Star reader sent us this photo of the rubbish bin outside of the Tesco store in Victoria Viaduct, Carlisle, which was taken this morning.

The member of the public believed there had

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Cloudy Dream looks to help awaken northern slumber at Cheltenham
After several seasons without sending little more than a sprinkling of worthwhile contenders to the major southern meetings, prospects are on the turn for the North.
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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte: If we want to catch Man City we must win every game

Antonio Conte believes Chelsea must win every remaining Premier League game to beat Manchester City to the title.

On Saturday the Blues go to West Brom, where the title was secured in May in Conte's first season as boss, with a deficit of nine points to Pep Guardiola's City after 11

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Cumbria Police investigate new 'Snapchat' drug

Cumbria Police are investigating a dangerous new 'Snapchat' drug, which left a teenager in hospital.

The fourteen-year-old, from Mirehouse, Whitehaven, was discharged from hospital on Sunday.

It is believed at least six other teenagers were also ill after taking the yellow pills,

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Cumbria County Council building in Carlisle city centre to be demolished

Work to demolish part of Cumbria County Council's former home in the heart of Carlisle will begin in the new year.

It is expected to take until summer 2018 for the Lonsdale Building and buildings in the Lower Gaol Yard area to be knocked down and the area cleared.

They sit close to

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Missing teen Gaia Pope's father says her epilepsy may make finding her harder

The father of a missing teenager fears her epilepsy may have played a part in her disappearance as searches to find her continue.

Richard Sutherland said his daughter Gaia Pope had been warned by doctors that she was at risk of sudden death from epilepsy.

The 19-year-old has not been

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Christmas deliveries all packed up in Brampton

Hundreds of Christmas deliveries for some of the world's most deprived children are set to be loaded up in Brampton this weekend.

More than 200 shoe boxes have been put together by people from the town in response to the Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child.

The collection,

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba ready to return for Manchester United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba will return to the Manchester United squad for the match against Newcastle on Saturday.

Striker Ibrahimovic has not played since suffering career-threatening cruciate knee ligament damage in April, since when he has left the club and rejoined. Star

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Former Cumbrian pub turned into new Indian restaurant and takeaway

A former pub has been converted to an Indian restaurant and takeaway.

The Crown Inn, which closed suddenly in 2015, has been relaunched as Crown Inn Spice.

Alamgir Alam, 28, who formerly ran Spiceland in Egremont before selling the business and moving to Birmingham, has returned to

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WATCH: Giant wind turbine blades transported through north Cumbrian town

Giant blades the height of Carlisle's Civic Centre have been transported through a north Cumbrian town.

The 49m long blades are the final components for the Hallburn Wind Farm development near Longtown.

They were delivered this week in a three-vehicle convoy escorted by police

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Bitts Park murderer: Why I'm innocent

A former bartender serving a life sentence for murder has spoken publicly for the first time since he was jailed, saying: "I'll never admit to a crime that I didn't do."

It is now 13 years since a Carlisle Crown Court jury convicted Tommy Grecian of murdering homeless Jimmy

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Jurgen Klopp 'feeling good' after returning to work at Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said he "feels really good" on his return to work after he was admitted to hospital earlier this week.

The German underwent a series of checks before being discharged on Wednesday evening.

"I feel really good. I am 50 now - maybe I need to get used

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Daily News
Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill 'free to hold talks with Scotland'

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill is free to hold talks over the Scotland job in the coming days, Press Association Sport understands.

Irish Football Association board members gathered for a scheduled meeting on Friday afternoon but a long-standing agreement with O'Neill means

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Fears developers will not invest in Allerdale if Government housing proposal goes ahead

A leading councillor has spoken out of the fear developers will not invest in Allerdale if a plan to change the way the number of houses needed in the district is calculated.

The Government is consulting local authorities on the proposal which wants to ensure housing is built to meet local

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Body found next to railway lines is missing dad Chris Dixon

POLICE have confirmed a man found dead at the side of the railway lines is that of 32-year-old Chris Dixon who went missing three weeks ago.

Police were called to the area of the railway between Park Avenue and Marsh Street in Barrow yesterday at 11.30am after the body was spotted by a

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Daughters honour Dad's memories with Christmas cards

The dreams of a West Cumbrian man are being kept alive by his family.

In 2014 Kerry Gate, who now lives in Newcastle, and her sister Tanya Peers deputy head teacher at Flimby School, published an illustrated story that the late Donald Hastings told them as children.

This year they

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Cockermouth to switch-on its lights

Cockermouth is due to hold its Christmas lights switch-on this weekend.

The town will hold its festive celebrations on Sunday and the lights will be switched-on at 5pm.

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Quest for new on-call firefighters

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) is launching a fresh recruitment drive to find additional on-call firefighters.

It is recruiting on-call firefighters at a number of stations across the county.

Earlier this year a recruitment campaign to find on-call firefighters proved

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Taxi driver found guilty of murdering his two children

A father who killed his two young children with a petrol-soaked cloth and then tried to kill his wife in a gas explosion has been found guilty of murder.

Jurors heard taxi driver Endris Mohammed attempted to murder his partner, Penil Teklehaimanot, by tampering with a gas pipe and setting

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The north's leading trainers eyeing Northern Light Series at Carlisle

Leading trainers have targeted some of their top prospects for a trip to Carlisle and a crack at the £125,000 finals day of a new race series.

Qualifying races for the British Horseracing Authority [BHA] Northern Lights Series end this Wednesday – but plenty of fancied runners have

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Latest news from Carlisle
today 17:27 Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill 'free to hold talks with Scotland'
today 17:27 Fears developers will not invest in Allerdale if Government housing proposal goes ahead
today 17:27 Body found next to railway lines is missing dad Chris Dixon
today 17:27 Daughters honour Dad's memories with Christmas cards
today 17:27 Cockermouth to switch-on its lights
today 17:27 Quest for new on-call firefighters
today 17:11 Taxi driver found guilty of murdering his two children
today 17:11 The north's leading trainers eyeing Northern Light Series at Carlisle
today 17:11 Boy's killing by army rubber bullet in Belfast in 1972 unjustified, says coroner
today 17:11 India Willoughby speaks out as part of Anti-Bullying Week
today 16:41 Pep Guardiola thinks there is room for improvement for Manchester City
today 16:41 BREAKING NEWS: Body found next to railway lines is missing dad Chris Dixon
today 16:41 Pub bosses meet celeb Kym Marsh after winning top award
today 16:41 Poppy Appeal collection box stolen from Carlisle station
today 16:41 Helicopter and aircraft collision in mid-air results in 'number of casualties'
today 16:41 Use of physical restraints on mental health patients in Cumbria almosts doubled in two years
today 16:41 What has happened to this bin in Carlisle city centre?
today 16:25 Chelsea boss Antonio Conte: If we want to catch Man City we must win every game
today 16:25 Pep Guardiola thinks there is room for improvement for Manchester City
today 16:25 Helicopter and aircraft collision in mid-air results in 'number of casualties'
today 16:25 BREAKING NEWS: Body found next to railway lines is missing dad Chris Dixon
today 16:25 Use of physical restraints on mental health patients in Cumbria almosts doubled in two years
today 16:09 Pep Guardiola thinks there is room for improvement for Manchester City
today 16:09 Helicopter and aircraft collision in mid-air results in 'number of casualties'
today 16:09 Victoria Bell one of the stars of the show as Carlisle Squash Club host their first-ever professional tour event
today 16:09 Gary Graham 'really proud' of Newcastle Falcons team-mate and fellow Cumbrian Chris Harris after his Scotland debut
today 16:09 Cloudy Dream looks to help awaken northern slumber at Cheltenham
today 15:39 Eddie Jones: Michael Cheika should take up issues with referee rather than media
today 15:39 Missing teen Gaia Pope's father says her epilepsy may make finding her harder
today 15:39 Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba back in Manchester United squad
today 15:39 Helicopter and aircraft in mid-air collision over Buckinghamshire
today 15:39 Police probe fire at Cumbrian library
today 15:39 Chelsea boss Antonio Conte: If we want to catch Man City we must win every game
today 15:39 Cumbria Police investigate new 'Snapchat' drug
today 15:39 Cumbria County Council building in Carlisle city centre to be demolished
today 15:23 Eddie Jones: Michael Cheika should take up issues with referee rather than media
today 15:23 Missing teen Gaia Pope's father says her epilepsy may make finding her harder
today 15:23 Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba back in Manchester United squad
today 15:23 Police probe fire at Cumbrian library
today 15:07 Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba ready to return for Manchester United
today 15:07 Eddie Jones: Michael Cheika should take up issues with referee rather than media
today 15:07 Missing teen Gaia Pope's father says her epilepsy may make finding her harder
today 15:07 Christmas deliveries all packed up in Brampton
today 14:37 Figures show significant pay increases for top academy leaders
today 14:37 Businessman's husband tells murder trial partner shot after panic button pressed
today 14:37 Boy's killing by army rubber bullet in Belfast in 1972 unjustified, says coroner
today 14:37 General Election candidates 'overwhelmingly white and male'
today 14:37 Housebuilder Persimmon told to stop work on 500-home estate in Cumbria following complaints
today 14:37 Maryport to switch-on its Christmas lights this weekend
today 14:37 Man in court for sexually assaulting woman in Cumbrian takeaway
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