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More cancellations and anger as data reveals the true extent of disruption on blighted Northern rail service

THERE was no surprise among rail users last weekend as yet another series of cancellations hit the troubled Northern Rail services operating across the county.

On Saturday alone, six services running between Barrow, Carlisle and Windermere were cancelled, not to mention the number of

yesterday 19:13
Carlisle knifepoint park robbers jailed
Two men who robbed a woman in a park at knifepoint have been jailed.
yesterday 18:35
Van damaged in Whitehaven

Police are investigating an incident of criminal damage in Whitehaven.

A white, VW Transporter, suffered damage to the rear doors.

It happened on Bransty Road sometime after 11pm on Wednesday, September 13, and 8am the next morning.

Anyone with any information should call

yesterday 18:07
What date is the Carlisle Bitts Park fireshow this year?

It's probably the highlight of Cumbria's bonfire night celebrations - but it doesn't always fall on November 5.

Now organisers have revealed this year’s Bitts Park Fireshow will be held the night before, on Saturday November 4, so families can plan in advance.

The event, which

yesterday 18:07
REVIEW: Accomplished debut displays Beachmaster's rocky side

BEACHMASTER have taken their time to reach their debut album, but four years in it feels like they've settled into an identity that fits.

Their folk rock influences are no longer obvious, with the record dominated by an alternative rock, indie-punk sound - alt-punk, if you like - in a

yesterday 17:01
Rise in popularity of artisan gin sees increase in UK distilleries

The number of distilleries in the UK has increased by a fifth in the last year amid a sudden popularity in artisan gin, a new report shows.

And Cumbria is among those, with the county boasting three distilleries.

Accountancy group UHY Hacker Young revealed that nationally there are

yesterday 17:01
Reds star Conor Tinnion says players aren't panicking at slow start

Workington Reds star Conor Tinnion insisted the squad are not panicking despite their inconsistent start to the season ahead of tomorrow night's trip to Ashton (7.45pm kick-off).

Reds are on the road at Hurst Cross looking to recover from back-to-back defeats and Tinnion acknowledged that

yesterday 15:53
Songs of Nick Drake and contemporaries performed in Carlisle

VOCALIST and guitarist Keith James returns to Cumbria with another of his comprehensive covers sets, bringing the Songs of Nick Drake show to Carlisle this weekend.

He performs an introductory set of timeless songs by brilliant songwriters such as Richard Thompson, Roy Harper, Sandy Denny,

yesterday 15:53
Callers to Cumbria Police 101 number forced to wait EIGHT minutes

Callers to Cumbria Police's delay-hit 101 line had to wait an average of more than EIGHT minutes to get through last month.

Force chiefs revealed the amount of time people were left hanging on the phone for this service as they detailed a surge in 999 calls over the summer - fuelled by the

yesterday 15:53
Beating Glasgow ace was one of my best moments, says Comets racer Matt Williamson

Matt Williamson said his majestic ride for Workington Comets to beat Glasgow's Richard Lawson was one of his best speedway moments ever.

Williamson enjoyed another good meeting for the club on Saturday, scoring paid nine, with the highlight a spectacular ding-dong battle with

yesterday 14:45
Elderly man airlifted to hospital after leg break in Whitehaven

An elderly man was airlifted to hospital after breaking his leg in Whitehaven.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) was called to the town at 1pm yesterday.

They were asked to assist the North West Ambulance Service after the man, believed to be in his 70s, had broken his

yesterday 14:45
Cumbria Police deal with 'unprecedented levels' of emergency 999 calls over the summer

CUMBRIA Police had "unprecedented levels" of demand over the summer – exceeding even the emergency calls received during Storm Desmond.

The head of the National Police Chief’s Council, Sara Thornton, spoke out last week about the unsustainable strain being put on police forces

yesterday 14:45
Space aliens DO exist – here's why

David Ramshaw, Border Astronomical Society

I would say there's definitely life elsewhere in the universe.

Technology is improving all the time. Every week they're finding stars that have planets around them that are the right size and distance from the star to have similar

yesterday 13:39
Teenagers believed to be behind Cumbrian arson attack

Two teenagers are believed to have been the culprits of an arson attack in a Cumbrian town centre.

The disused Belle Vue farmhouse in Salkeld Road, Penrith, was set alight sometime between 2pm and 3pm yesterday.

Cumbria Police say that the offenders have broken into the building and

yesterday 13:39
Jake Bugg announces Cumbria date on solo acoustic tour

CHART-TOPPING singer-songwriter Jake Bugg has announced he will be appearing in Cumbria on tour next year.

Having stunned onlookers at the 100 Club in London with his first intimate solo show of the year followed by his acclaimed new album, Hearts That Strain, going Top 10 on release, he

yesterday 13:39
Former England captain backs Cumbrian Ben Stokes to move up the England batting order in the future

Michael Atherton believes Cumbrian all-rounder Ben Stokes "could easily move up to No.4 or No.5" in the future.

Cockermouth's Stokes has played a crucial role in helping England move into a 2-0 lead in their five-match One-Day International [ODI] series against the West Indies, ahead of

yesterday 12:31
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Reading FC and London Irish get new pitch from West Cumbrian firm

Reading's Madejski Stadium has the first dual-use pitch which makes use of a specialist product created by Cumbrian firm SIS Pitches.

The Maryport based firm has installed its SISGrass hybrid system at the venue, which is home to both Championship side Reading FC and Aviva Premiership team

today 00:33
Poetry supper event planned by West Cumbrian verse groups

Two West Cumbrian poetry groups are joining forces to take their passion for words to a wider audience.

Solway Poetry People and Parkhill Poets will host a poetry supper at Culterham Hall, Mawbray, on October 6.

The event will give each group the chance to showcase its

yesterday 19:13
Poetry supper event planned by West Cumbrian verse groups

Two West Cumbrian poetry groups are joining forces to take their passion for words to a wider audience.

Solway Poetry People and Parkhill Poets will host a poetry supper at Culterham Hall, Mawbray, on October 6.

The event will give each group the chance to showcase its

yesterday 19:01
More cancellations and anger as data reveals the true extent of disruption on blighted Northern rail service

THERE was no surprise among rail users last weekend as yet another series of cancellations hit the troubled Northern Rail services operating across the county.

On Saturday alone, six services running between Barrow, Carlisle and Windermere were cancelled, not to mention the number of

yesterday 19:01
Cumbria's bomb squad called out to incident

The bomb squad was called in to carry out a controlled explosion after an old piece of ammunition was found.

Passers by say they could hear the explosion more than a mile away from the site where police experts were carrying out their work.

Officers were called out to the scene, a

yesterday 18:07
Car tyres slashed in Workington

The tyres of a Fiat Punto car have been slashed in Workington.

Police are investigating the incident of criminal damage which took place on Walker Road, Workington.

It happened between 9.30pm on Saturday and 9.30am on Sunday.

Anyone with information should contact PC Fergus

yesterday 18:07
Keswick School honours pupils for achievements in and out of class

More than 175 Keswick School pupils were honoured at its annual prizegiving.

Former pupil James Sibbit presented the prizes, which were awarded for everything from academic achievement and sporting success to music and volunteering.

James was the highest-scoring student on the BSc

yesterday 18:07
Car tyres slashed in Workington

The tyres of a Fiat Punto car have been slashed in Workington.

Police are investigating the incident of criminal damage which took place on Walker Road, Workington.

It happened between 9.30pm on Saturday and 9.30am on Sunday.

Anyone with information should contact PC Fergus

yesterday 17:55
Latest news from Carlisle
today 00:33 Reading FC and London Irish get new pitch from West Cumbrian firm
yesterday 19:13 Poetry supper event planned by West Cumbrian verse groups
yesterday 19:13 More cancellations and anger as data reveals the true extent of disruption on blighted Northern rail service
yesterday 19:01 Poetry supper event planned by West Cumbrian verse groups
yesterday 19:01 More cancellations and anger as data reveals the true extent of disruption on blighted Northern rail service
yesterday 18:35 Carlisle knifepoint park robbers jailed
yesterday 18:07 Cumbria's bomb squad called out to incident
yesterday 18:07 Car tyres slashed in Workington
yesterday 18:07 Keswick School honours pupils for achievements in and out of class
yesterday 18:07 Van damaged in Whitehaven
yesterday 18:07 What date is the Carlisle Bitts Park fireshow this year?
yesterday 17:55 Car tyres slashed in Workington
yesterday 17:55 Keswick School honours pupils for achievements in and out of class
yesterday 17:55 What date is the Carlisle Bitts Park fireshow this year?
yesterday 17:01 Royal visitor to open Workington school building
yesterday 17:01 REVIEW: Accomplished debut displays Beachmaster's rocky side
yesterday 17:01 Rise in popularity of artisan gin sees increase in UK distilleries
yesterday 16:49 West Cumbria man charged with firearms offence
yesterday 16:49 Reds star Conor Tinnion says players aren't panicking at slow start
yesterday 16:49 Rise in popularity of artisan gin sees increase in UK distilleries
yesterday 16:49 Royal visitor to open Workington school building
yesterday 15:53 Carlisle Labour party must field all-women MP shortlist, rules NEC
yesterday 15:53 Reds star Conor Tinnion says players aren't panicking at slow start
yesterday 15:53 Songs of Nick Drake and contemporaries performed in Carlisle
yesterday 15:53 Callers to Cumbria Police 101 number forced to wait EIGHT minutes
yesterday 15:39 Beating Glasgow ace was one of my best moments, says Comets racer Matt Williamson
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yesterday 15:39 Callers to Cumbria Police 101 number forced to wait EIGHT minutes
yesterday 14:45 Beating Glasgow ace was one of my best moments, says Comets racer Matt Williamson
yesterday 14:45 Reading FC and London Irish get new pitch from Cumbrian firm
yesterday 14:45 Stagecoach bus drivers in Cumbria set to strike
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yesterday 14:45 Beating Glasgow ace was one of my best moments, says Comets racer Matt Williamson
yesterday 14:45 Elderly man airlifted to hospital after leg break in Whitehaven
yesterday 14:45 Cumbria Police deal with 'unprecedented levels' of emergency 999 calls over the summer
yesterday 14:33 Outdoor prayer space created in Cockermouth
yesterday 14:33 Stagecoach bus drivers in Cumbria set to strike
yesterday 14:33 Flimby man charged with possessing a firearm with intent to commit robbery
yesterday 13:39 Whitehaven man denies carrying an imitation shotgun and assaulting a woman
yesterday 13:39 Space aliens DO exist – here's why
yesterday 13:39 Teenagers believed to be behind Cumbrian arson attack
yesterday 13:39 Jake Bugg announces Cumbria date on solo acoustic tour
yesterday 13:25 West Cumbrian man denies carrying an imitation shotgun and assaulting a woman
yesterday 13:25 Workington school pupils produce music album
yesterday 12:31 The Southmartins bring the hits of two top bands to Carlisle
yesterday 12:31 Thieves steal boats from Cumbrian lake
yesterday 12:31 Former England captain backs Cumbrian Ben Stokes to move up the England batting order in the future
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yesterday 12:31 Emergency services dealing with incident on Cumbrian road
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