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Faulty straps on tags 'may have led to offenders being returned to jail'

Equipment used to monitor dozens of offenders or suspects in the community is faulty, it has emerged.

Straps used to secure electronic monitoring tags could incorrectly trigger an alert suggesting they have been tampered with, the Ministry of Justice said.

Testing indicates that

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Ministers would consider direct rule if powersharing talks fail, MPs told

The Government will countenance the reintroduction of direct rule in Northern Ireland if extended talks to restore powersharing fail, Secretary of State James Brokenshire has warned.

Mr Brokenshire said the intensity of negotiations needed to increase in the days and weeks ahead after a

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Carlisle man admits threatening to kill ex-wife

A Carlisle man will be sentenced later this month after he admitted threatening to kill his ex-wife.

Keith Gillan, 36, appeared at the city's crown court via video link to face three charges, two relating to crimes committed against his former wife, Jenny.

Gillan admitted making a

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Tributes after sudden death of former Cumbria education chief

Tributes have been paid to a former Cumbria County Council education chief who has died suddenly at the age of 53.

Caroline Sutton, who was known as Carrie, was taken critically ill on Friday and is understood to have suffered a number of strokes after being rushed to hospital.

She

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Ministers would consider direct rule if powersharing talks fail, MPs told

The Government will countenance the reintroduction of direct rule in Northern Ireland if extended talks to restore powersharing fail, Secretary of State James Brokenshire has warned.

Mr Brokenshire said the intensity of negotiations needed to increase in the days and weeks ahead after a

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Fans jeer Drake as rapper cancels Amsterdam concert again

Rapper Drake has been jeered by disgruntled fans after cancelling an Amsterdam concert at the last minute on doctor's orders.

Fans chanted "f*** Drake" and threw plastic cups on to the stage at the Ziggo Dome arena after waiting around 75 minutes for him to appear.

It marks the

today 12:49
Woman airlifted to hospital following three-hour rescue

A CARLISLE woman was airlifted to hospital following a three-hour mountain rescue.

It took 22 members of Cockermouth Mountain Rescue team to bring the woman to safety before she was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary by air ambulance.

The 64-year-old, who slipped on wet ground and

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Congealed food, unwashed residents, staff in tears - shock Carlisle home report

People left unwashed and unchanged, congealed food and staff in tears are among a catalogue of concerns about one of Carlisle's biggest care homes.

Watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found that residents at Kingston Court, on Newtown Road, were often not getting the care they

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Sci-fi show Humans returning for third series

Sci-fi drama Humans has been commissioned for a third series, Channel 4 has confirmed.

The critically acclaimed drama, which stars Gemma Chan, is set in a parallel present where families use life-like humanoids, known as synths, as household help.

Penned by Sam Vincent and Jonathan

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Sadness over Carlisle city centre bandstand’s last refrain

It was with much sadness that I noticed the article telling us that the bandstand at the Town Hall had been removed because it was going to cost £20,000 to have it repaired.

I made a special trip to see if it was true and it was!

It was gone, with the blocks where it used to rest,

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Captain believes Workington Town need to improve, despite comfortable win over Gloucestershire All Golds

Captain Jason Mossop believes Workington Town need to up their game against the League One heavyweights, despite beating Gloucestershire All Golds by more than 30 points on Sunday.

Town got their second win of the season against the All Golds at Derwent Park, with Mossop scoring his first

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West Cumbrian star happy to blow off the cobwebs ahead of Knockout Cup ties against Newcastle Diamonds

West Cumbrian star Craig Cook was happy to blow off the cobwebs with a trophy ahead of Workington Comets’ home and away Knockout Cup ties against Newcastle Diamonds this weekend.

Champion Cook won all five of his rides on his first meeting back at Derwent Park since rejoining Comets in

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Carlisle band Sugarspun set their sights on Kendal Calling

LESS than a year has passed since Carlisle pair Jamie McGraw and Ste Dixon came onto the scene as Sugarspun. Now, they have evolved from an acoustic duo to a five-piece alternative indie band.

Back in October, Cumbria Live's Lauren Page spoke to Jamie about Sugarspun's up and coming sound.

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Marine Alexander Blackman jailed for seven years but could be free within weeks

A Royal Marine who fatally shot an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan could be freed from prison within weeks.

Sergeant Alexander Blackman, 42, from Taunton in Somerset, was sentenced to seven years on Tuesday for diminished responsibility manslaughter following the recent quashing of

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More PCSOs wanted in Cumbria

Dedicated, committed and intelligent people interested in improving their local community are being invited to become Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs).

Cumbria Police are now recruiting PCSOs - uniformed staff who support the work of police officers within the community, often

today 11:43
Tributes after sudden death of former Cumbria education chief

Tributes have been paid to a former Cumbria County Council education chief who has died suddenly at the age of 53.

Caroline Sutton, who was known as Carrie, was taken critically ill on Friday and is understood to have suffered a number of strokes after being rushed to hospital.

She

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Daily News
Maryport date for solo blues man Matt Woosey

ACOUSTIC blues performer Matt Woosey is in the county for a series of dates, calling in on Maryport on Friday April 7.

The Germany-based musician appears at Her Citi café, in Crosby Street, to play a solo show as part of his UK tour.

The gig is sandwiched in between appearances in

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Professor Brian Cox makes space for role in Postman Pat

It's not a star role, but Professor Brian Cox has landed a part in children's TV show Postman Pat.

The physicist, 49, appears in animated form, voicing the role of space expert Professor Farrow in an episode of the show which airs on Wednesday.

In real life, the pop star turned TV

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Tycoon denies racism after 'coloured' tenants ban from homes due to curry smells

A property tycoon who banned "coloured" tenants from renting his homes because he claims they make them smell of curry has insisted he is not racist.

Fergus Wilson, 69, said it was an "economic decision" made after he was left thousands of pounds out of pocket from ridding a home of curry

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Woman airlifted to hospital following three-hour rescue

A woman was airlifted to hospital following a three-hour mountain rescue.

It took 22 members of Cockermouth Mountain Rescue team to bring the woman to safety before she was taken to Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary by air ambulance.

The 64-year-old, who slipped on wet ground and

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Yorkshire take vital step towards keeping international cricket at Headingley

The future of international cricket at Headingley looked brighter on Tuesday after Yorkshire agreed a new financial package with Leeds City Council.

Test fixtures at Yorkshire's famous headquarters from 2020 onwards appeared to be in serious doubt after it emerged last week that the

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Fans jeer Drake as rapper cancels Amsterdam concert again

Rapper Drake has been jeered by disgruntled fans after cancelling an Amsterdam concert at the last minute on doctor's orders.

Fans chanted "f*** Drake" and threw plastic cups on to the stage at the Ziggo Dome arena after waiting around 75 minutes for him to appear.

It marks the

today 13:23
Q&A on the ECB's proposed new Twenty20 tournament

English cricket's new city-based Twenty20 tournament is set to move a giant stride closer with agreement at Lord's on Tuesday to dispatch a postal vote, for the necessary constitutional change, to the 41 representatives of first-class counties, MCC and recreational boards. 

Here, Press

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CAS lifts Partizan Belgrade's three-year UEFA ban after club pay tax debt

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has overturned Partizan Belgrade's three-year ban from European club football after the Serbian club presented new evidence to show they have settled their national tax debts.

Partizan, currently second in the Serbian league, were given the ban by

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Latest news from Carlisle
today 14:29 Professor Brian Cox makes space for role in Postman Pat
today 14:29 Tycoon denies racism after 'coloured' tenants ban from homes due to curry smells
today 14:29 Faulty straps on tags 'may have led to offenders being returned to jail'
today 13:55 Ministers would consider direct rule if powersharing talks fail, MPs told
today 13:55 Carlisle man admits threatening to kill ex-wife
today 13:45 Woman airlifted to hospital following three-hour rescue
today 13:23 Yorkshire take vital step towards keeping international cricket at Headingley
today 13:23 Fans jeer Drake as rapper cancels Amsterdam concert again
today 13:23 Tributes after sudden death of former Cumbria education chief
today 13:23 Ministers would consider direct rule if powersharing talks fail, MPs told
today 12:49 Q&A on the ECB's proposed new Twenty20 tournament
today 12:49 CAS lifts Partizan Belgrade's three-year UEFA ban after club pay tax debt
today 12:49 Shanghai Shenhua's stadium damaged by fire
today 12:49 Yorkshire take vital step towards keeping international cricket at Headingley
today 12:49 What purpose is Cumberland Infirmary to be fit for?
today 12:49 Crunch NHS vote rushed - because of Cumbria County Council elections
today 12:49 End in sight for A66 overnight road closures in Cumbria
today 12:49 Fans jeer Drake as rapper cancels Amsterdam concert again
today 12:49 Woman airlifted to hospital following three-hour rescue
today 12:49 Congealed food, unwashed residents, staff in tears - shock Carlisle home report
today 12:39 Tributes after sudden death of former Cumbria education chief
today 12:39 Cumbria Constabulary seeks new PCSOs
today 12:39 Police appeal for help to find missing woman
today 12:39 End in sight for A66 overnight road closures in Cumbria
today 12:39 Crunch NHS vote rushed because of Cumbria County Council elections
today 12:39 Fine for 'slow' Cumbrian shoplifter
today 12:17 Coutinho ready for 'intense' Merseyside derby clash
today 12:17 Sci-fi show Humans returning for third series
today 12:17 Sadness over Carlisle city centre bandstand’s last refrain
today 11:43 Tesco to take £235m hit after reaching deal over accounting scandal
today 11:43 Man rescued from scaffolding in Carlisle
today 11:43 Heartbroken pregnant woman to arrange for family pet's destruction
today 11:43 Appeal for help tracing missing Cumbrian woman
today 11:43 Fine for 'slow' Cumbrian shoplifter
today 11:43 Captain believes Workington Town need to improve, despite comfortable win over Gloucestershire All Golds
today 11:43 West Cumbrian star happy to blow off the cobwebs ahead of Knockout Cup ties against Newcastle Diamonds
today 11:43 Carlisle band Sugarspun set their sights on Kendal Calling
today 11:43 Marine Alexander Blackman jailed for seven years but could be free within weeks
today 11:43 More PCSOs wanted in Cumbria
today 11:43 Tributes after sudden death of former Cumbria education chief
today 11:43 Campaign for action at crossroads near Carlisle where biker died
today 11:11 Carlisle girl's dream to go for gold at the Paralympics
today 11:11 Marine Alexander Blackman jailed for seven years but could be free within weeks
today 10:37 Google Home voice-controlled smart speaker gets UK launch date
today 10:37 India retain ICC's Test mace after series win over Australia
today 10:37 Aspatria gain five-point haul from comfortable victory over Littleborough
today 10:37 Carlisle edge closer to North Lancs Cumbria title after win at Bolton
today 10:37 Whitehaven release west Cumbrian former Wigan forward
today 10:37 Carlisle Utd chief: Billionaire saga was explored with the best of intentions
today 10:37 Dustin Johnson skips Houston Open to focus on Masters
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