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Six new schools, a cemetery and country parks could be created as part of new 'garden village' in Carlisle

Up to six new schools, three community hubs, a cemetery and country parks are among the major changes suggested for Carlisle - in the vision shaping up for St Cuthbert's Garden Village.

It has already been revealed the ambitious long-term plans include the prospect of up to 10,000 new ...

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New Carlisle McDonald's drive-thru given green light by city council

Carlisle is getting a third McDonald’s restaurant after the fast food giant won planning permission for a new drive-thru - but it won’t be open for 24 hours a day as originally hoped.

The chain, which already has outlets in Scotch Street and Kingstown, will soon be serving Big Macs ...

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Music on the Marr returns to Castle Carrock

FOUR days of music, food, drink and the arts were celebrated in one of the most unique events the county has to offer.

Music on the Marr returned to Castle Carrock for its ninth installment, in an annual celebration of traditional music.

As well as providing music from across the ...

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Eden Food & Farming Festival kicks off week of festivities with Penrith on a Plate

Hundreds of people ascended on Penrith for the official opening of this year's edition of Penrith on a Plate.

The week of celebrations started today, with the return of the Eden Food & Farming Festival to the town.

It is the first of many events over the next seven days, ...

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New Carlisle McDonald's drive-thru given green light by council

CARLISLE is getting a third McDonald’s restaurant after the fast food giant won planning permission for a new drive-thru - but it won’t be open for 24 hours a day as originally hoped.

The chain, which already has outlets in Scotch Street and Kingstown, will soon be serving Big Macs ...

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Carlisle City youngsters get a taste of the big time with prestigious friendly against Manchester City’s Under-12s

A young Carlisle football team enjoyed an experience to remember as they faced Manchester City’s Under-12s in a prestigious friendly.

Playing at the Premier League champions’ academy ground on Saturday, Carlisle City Navy Under-12s faced their Man City counterparts over four quarters, ...

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Lakesman Triathlon pumps £1.7m into local Cumbria economy

THIS year's Lakesman Triathlon brought an estimated £1.72m into the local economy, figures have shown - 16 per cent up on last year.

The event, which is now in its third year, took place on June 17 and saw around 800 people complete in the full or half-distance triathlon.

The ...

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Carlisle Cricket Club return to action with a double-header after a blank weekend

Carlisle Cricket Club will get back to some North Lancs and Cumbria League cricket tomorrow after a blank weekend.

Their scheduled clash with Cleator on Saturday was postponed at the request of the west Cumbrian club and will be played on a Sunday before the end of the season.

A ...

2018-07-20 19:29 open_in_new
Wife of Wigton dentist who died in Canada motorbike crash undergoes several operations

The wife of a dentist who died in a motorbike crash in Canada has undergone multiple operations as she bids to recover from the horror collision.

Paul Knight, 64, died on Saturday after a crash in Oliver, British Columbia, which involved his motorbike and two cars.

His wife Michelle ...

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With all the preparations almost done, the countdown is on to the opening game of the football season

The wait for the start of the new campaign is almost over.

Footballers at Annan Athletic, Penrith AFC, Carlisle City, Cleator Moor Celtic and Gretna 2008 are being put through their paces in pre-season. All their league seasons, except for Gretna’s which will start with a home fixture ...

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Silver for Scotby hammer thrower Nick Miller at inaugural Athletics World Cup

Cumbria's Premier hammer thrower Nick Miller won silver at the inaugural Athletics World Cup as Great Britain finished third.

Competing at the London Stadium over the weekend, the United States came top of the overall standings with 219 points, with 57 points more than second-placed Poland ...

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Cumbrian athletes Oliver Dustin and Megan Busby among the medals at English Schools’ Athletics Championships

There was plenty of success at the English Schools’ Athletics Championships as Cumbrians got among the medals.

Border Harrier Oliver Dustin won the senior boys’ 800m final in Birmingham in a time of 1:49:74, ahead of Kendal’s Alex Birkett in second.

And Carlisle’s Megan Busby ...

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Popular festival Music on the Marr returns - and it promises to be the greenest yet

A popular music festival which brings international and local artists to Cumbria says this year's event will be its greenest yet.

Music on the Marr goes ahead this week promising a boost to the local economy with acts performing over four days in the village of Castle Carrock, near ...

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Wife of Wigton dentist who died Canada motorbike crash undergoes several operations

The wife of a dentist who died in a motorbike crash in Canada has undergone multiple operations as she bids to recover from the horror collision.

Paul Knight, 64, died on Saturday after a crash in Oliver, British Columbia, which involved his motorbike and two cars.

His wife Michelle ...

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New gin shop to open in Carlisle city centre

A new gin shop will open its doors in Carlisle later this month.

The Little Gin Shop will be on Lowther Street, in a former jewellery shop close to the Lowther Arcade.

It will be run by Daniel White and Jack Lee from Hell Below bar on Devonshire Street.

They said in a statement ...

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Georgian home with lovely gardens on city edge

This handsome lodge, full of charm and period features, has been in Rosemary Harma's family for many years, thanks to the Cumberland News.

She explained: "Blackwell Lodge West came into the family in 1972 when my parents were visiting relatives in Carlisle. Lying on the floor beside my ...

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Parents of 19-year-old Matt speak out to raise awareness of suicide

A FAMILY who lost their 19-year-old son to suicide are speaking out to raise awareness of the hidden stresses faced by many young people.

Matt McElhone, of Lowry Hill, Carlisle, took his own life in October last year.

His parents, Catherine and John Tate, said it came as a shock to ...

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High profile floods figure to leave Cumbria

Andy Brown has had to have a thick skin. In the aftermath of Storm Desmond, with homes and businesses flooded, emotions were running high and the public wanted someone to blame.

Up stepped Mr Brown, the flood risk manager with the Environment Agency (EA), who is no stranger to a heated ...

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Former Natwest bank in Wigton listed for auction

WIGTON'S mayor hopes the former NatWest bank building in High Street is taken over by another business - as the site is listed for auction.

The former bank, which was closed last October, has been given a guide price of £55,000.

Community leaders and residents in the town hit out ...

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New Silloth president hopes to bring Rotary into the 21st century

THE new president of Silloth Rotary will be the youngest in both Cumbria and Lancashire - and he aims to bring the charity into the 21st century.

Owen Martin, 26, took over as president of the club in recent days and has set himself the task of making Rotary more inclusive.

He ...

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Talented Cumbrian dancer bags part in Mary Poppins musical

A talented Cumbrian dancer will be stepping in time with her chimney sweep brush as part of the cast of the hit musical Mary Poppins.

Laura Croucher, 19, hadn’t even finished her level six Diploma in Professional Dance when she landed her first professional role – in a stage production ...

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