Cumberland News

Manchester attack 'network' investigated as members of bomber's family held

The Manchester suicide bomber's "network" is the focus of the huge counter-terrorism investigation into the atrocity as members of his family were detained in Libya.

Salman Abedi's father, Ramadan Abedi, has been arrested in Tripoli, along with his brother Hashim, who Libyan security ...

yesterday 21:49 open_in_new
Game Of Thrones trailer leaves fans 'crying with excitement'

Game Of Thrones fans were left "crying with excitement" after the trailer for the upcoming seventh series of the show was unveiled.

The hugely popular fantasy programme is returning for its penultimate season in July.

The dramatic footage released on Wednesday warns fans that "The ...

yesterday 21:49 open_in_new
National General Election campaigning to resume on Friday

General Election campaigning will get back under way nationally on Friday after a three-day pause in respect for the victims of the Manchester bomb.

Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Greens, Plaid Cymru and the Scottish National Party all announced they will restart low-key local ...

yesterday 20:43 open_in_new
Nicole Kidman dazzles Cannes again at The Beguiled premiere

Nicole Kidman debuted yet another show-stopping look as she stepped out in Cannes for the premiere of her film The Beguiled.

The actress - who has four projects at the film festival - brought Hollywood glamour to the French Riviera in a shimmering, flapper-inspired gown.

The star, ...

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Chinese viewers able to watch 10-series Doctor Who run following new BBC deal

Doctor Who fans in China will be able to watch Steven Moffat's full 10-series run, and upcoming seasons, for the first time following a new deal with the BBC.

The new partnership will see Shanghai Media Group Pictures broadcast 206 hours of Doctor Who programming to Chinese audiences later ...

yesterday 19:37 open_in_new
Policeman guilty of misconduct over 'inappropriate' behaviour towards girls

A police officer has been warned he faces a prison sentence after he was found guilty of two counts of misconduct in public office in connection with "inappropriate" behaviour towards two teenage girls.

Pc Keith Burgess was convicted at Guildford Crown Court with regards to his ...

yesterday 19:37 open_in_new
Government loses court bid to block disclosure of Lansley's diary contents

The Government has failed in a Court of Appeal bid to block disclosure of the contents of a diary kept by former health secretary Andrew Lansley.

The ground-breaking case marks the first time the courts have considered the public right to see entries contained in a ministerial diary under ...

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Ronnie Wood thanks doctors after successful lung surgery

Rolling Stones star Ronnie Wood has thanked doctors who treated him for a small lesion on his lung.

A spokesman for Wood confirmed that during a routine medical screening, doctors discovered the growth, which was successfully treated with keyhole surgery.

Wood, 69, will require no ...

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Radio 1's Big Weekend to go ahead with heightened security

Radio 1's Big Weekend will take place this Saturday and Sunday with heightened security following the Manchester attack, the station's boss has said.

Radio 1 controller Ben Cooper assured music fans the Hull event will go ahead but with increased security involving armed police, dogs and ...

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Police broke down door after woman pregnant with twins collapsed, inquest hears

Paramedics called by a woman pregnant with twins had to get the police to break down her door after she collapsed on the bathroom floor, their inquest was told.

Chantelle Page, 28, and her daughters did not survive the coronary thrombosis she suffered, said to be a rare complication of ...

yesterday 16:19 open_in_new
Manchester terror attack police investigating 'network' over concert bombing

Police have confirmed they are investigating a "network" in connection with the Manchester bombing as it emerged an off-duty female officer was killed in the atrocity. 

As a huge inquiry into the attack continued, the father of perpetrator Salman Abedi claimed his son was innocent, ...

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Big Brother's new series to have political edge

The politically-charged new series of Big Brother will kick off on Monday June 5, Channel 5 has confirmed.

The reality TV programme, now in its 18th year, is to present a "culture clash of modern Britain", show bosses have previously said.

Returning host Emma Willis will present the ...

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Cancer cases reach all-time high - and numbers expected to grow

The number of cases of cancer in England have reached the highest level on record.

New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that 299,923 new cancer diagnoses were registered in 2015.

This is the equivalent of 822 every day.

Cancer Research UK warned that ...

yesterday 15:13 open_in_new
Sean Fitzpatrick 'free to go' as judge directs not guilty verdict

A judge has told former banker and bankrupt Sean Fitzpatrick he is a free man after directing a jury to find him not guilty of fraud.

The ex-chairman of the defunct Anglo Irish Bank had been on trial for the last 126 days accused of "artificially reducing" personal loans for a few weeks ...

yesterday 15:13 open_in_new
Ukip to launch manifesto as leader says democratic process must continue

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall has said the democratic process must continue as he confirmed his party will launch its manifesto on Thursday.

National campaigning in the General Election has been suspended since Monday's terrorist attack in Manchester.

Mr Nuttall has now become the first ...

yesterday 15:13 open_in_new
Palace visit for Cumbrian education expert

A Cumbrian woman has been to Buckingham Palace to receive her MBE for services to further education.

The Duke of Cambridge presided over the investiture during which Jennifer Foote, of Hutton Roof, near Penrith, received her insignia.

Mrs Foote has spent the last 14 years working in ...

yesterday 15:13 open_in_new
Unsung heroes celebrated at 100-year Order of the British Empire anniversary

The "honourable service" of the country's unsung heroes and celebrated figures has been recognised at a national service marking the 100th anniversary of the Order of the British Empire.

As the St Paul's Cathedral event, attended by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, began words of support ...

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Raids and three more arrests over Manchester Arena suicide bombing

Three men have been arrested in connection with the Manchester concert suicide bombing as a huge investigation into the attack gathers pace.

They were detained after police executed warrants in the south of the city, taking the total of people in custody to four.

Officers were also ...

yesterday 14:07 open_in_new
Spider-Man fans divided over superhero's new suit in latest film trailer

Peter Parker's new high-tech suit in Spider-Man: Homecoming has divided fans after more of it was revealed in the latest trailer.

The film's leading star, Tom Holland, is seen talking to his red and blue suit and deploying a parachute from it while in a sticky situation.

Another ...

yesterday 13:01 open_in_new
One-minute silence expected ahead of Monaco Grand Prix

Formula One will observe a one-minute silence ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix as a mark of respect to the victims of Manchester's terror attack on Monday night, Press Association Sport understands.

Twenty-two people were killed and 59 wounded after a bomb blast at the Manchester Arena ...

yesterday 13:01 open_in_new
Tyson Fury will not get boxing licence back until his doping case is over

The British Boxing Board of Control has flattened Tyson Fury's hopes of a quick return to the ring by confirming it will not lift his suspension until his doping case is resolved.

The 28-year-old lost his boxing licence last October, a day after he vacated his IBO, WBA and WBO heavyweight ...

yesterday 13:01 open_in_new