Cumberland News

Youth arrested over threats to LGBT Pride event

A teenager has been arrested after threats were reportedly made to people attending an LGBT event.

Cumbria Police initially warned people to consider staying at home after they received intelligence that a man was planning to attack those attending the LGBT Pride event at the New Empire in ...

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Hundreds face housing chaos as tower blocks evacuated over cladding fears

Hundreds of residents of a London housing estate have found their lives thrown into chaos after their tower blocks were evacuated amid safety fears linked to the Grenfell disaster.

From families with newborn babies to a Second World War veteran, residents of the Chalcots estate in Camden ...

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Quarter of flights to two busiest airports delayed, research shows

A quarter of flights to two major Scottish airports have been delayed in the past year, according to new analysis.

The Which? study found passengers using Edinburgh Airport were most likely to face delays, with 27% of more than 110,000 flights delayed by at least 15 minutes in 2016-17, up ...

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Lewis Hamilton preparing for tough weekend in Baku

Lewis Hamilton fears he faces an uphill task to land his Mercedes on pole position for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix following Friday's troubled practice.

Hamilton ended the day at the Baku City Circuit well off the pace in a lowly 10th after he failed to deliver an error-free lap during the ...

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Eoin Morgan: England's decider against South Africa will not be a grudge match

Eoin Morgan has rejected the idea that England's NatWest International T20 decider with South Africa has become a grudge match following Jason Roy's bizarre dismissal at Taunton.

Roy became the first player in international T20 cricket history to be given out for obstructing the field ...

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Fiji defeat Scotland in Suva

Scotland's mission to finish their summer tour unbeaten failed as they lost 27-22 to Fiji in Suva.

The Scots won the try count by three to two but their discipline was poor and they were ripped apart by the brilliant handling of Leone Nakarawa and five penalties from fly-half Ben ...

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Man badly hurt falling into brook after drinks at rugby club loses damages fight

A man who suffered serious injuries when he slipped into a brook while walking home after a Friday night's drinking at a Welsh rugby club has lost a High Court damages fight.

Paul Singh fell feet first down a steep slope shortly after leaving Llanishen Rugby Club in Cardiff in the early ...

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Fire safety fear forces evacuation of London tower blocks

A major evacuation is taking place at a London housing estate over fire safety fears after the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Some 800 households in five tower blocks on the Chalcots Estate in Camden are being moved to temporary accommodation after firefighters said they could not guarantee the ...

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Kirk signs Armed Forces Covenant to strengthen support for personnel

The Church of Scotland is strengthening its commitment to supporting military personnel, veterans and their families by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

Right Rev Dr Derek Browning, Moderator of the General Assembly, is signing the covenant at Edinburgh Castle on Saturday ...

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London demonstrations limited due to 'current tensions'

Demonstrations in London by the far-right English Defence League and anti-fascist groups will be limited by police because of "current tensions".

Scotland Yard said it was taking action under public order laws over the marches planned for Saturday "due to concerns of serious public ...

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Anger, fear and confusion over evacuation of tower blocks

Chalcots Estate residents have spoken of their anger, fear and confusion over the evacuation of their homes, with some saying they only found out by watching television news.

As many prepared to spend the night in temporary accommodation, including a leisure centre and library complex in ...

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Fire safety fear forces evacuation of London tower blocks

A major evacuation is taking place at a London housing estate over fire safety fears after the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Some 800 households in five tower blocks on the Chalcots Estate in Camden are being moved to temporary accommodation after firefighters said they could not guarantee the ...

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Daryl Powell admits his side were given extra motivation to beat Leeds

Daryl Powell admits Castleford were motivated by Brian McDermott’s bullish pre-match talk as they inflicted a seventh straight defeat on Leeds to move seven points clear at the top of Super League.

The Rhinos coach had warned the Tigers that Leeds were gunning for them and claimed the ...

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Demarai Gray urges club managers to give young English talent more opportunties

Demarai Gray believes England's young guns must be given more of a chance with their club sides as he revealed his frustration at Leicester.

The 20-year-old scored the opener in Thursday's 3-0 win over Poland as the England Under-21s reached the semi-finals of Euro 2017. 

It is the ...

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Morgan: Roy's dismissal proves spirit of game is open to interpretation

England captain Eoin Morgan suggested the "spirit of the game is open to interpretation" after South Africa's successful appeal against Jason Roy proved the turning point in their NatWest International T20 defeat.

South Africa levelled the three-match series at 1-1 with a three-run victory ...

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Five Camden tower blocks being evacuated over fire safety fears

A major evacuation is under way on a London housing estate over fire safety fears in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Some 800 households in five tower blocks on the Chalcots Estate in Camden are being moved to temporary accommodation after firefighters said they could not ...

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Police say 'full facts' must be established over death of man after traffic stop

Police officers understand the need for "answers", a senior officer has said, as a family grieves for a man who died after a traffic stop.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has launched an investigation into Edir Frederico Da Costa's death, six days after he was stopped ...

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800 households to be evacuated from Camden high-rises to allow fire safety works

Eight hundred households are to be evacuated from a council estate in north London in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire to allow "urgent fire safety works" to take place.

The high-rise buildings on the Chalcots estate in Camden were being emptied on Friday evening after firefighters said ...

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England count cost of controversial Jason Roy dismissal in loss to South Africa

England were left to count the cost of Jason Roy's controversial dismissal for obstructing the field as South Africa levelled their NatWest International T20 Series with a three-run victory at Taunton.

Eoin Morgan's men had to chase down South Africa's 174 for eight after Surrey seamer ...

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Residents to be evacuated from tower block to allow fire safety upgrade

Residents are to be evacuated from a council tower block over fire safety fears in the wake of the Grenfell Tower blaze.

Camden Council leader Georgia Gould said the Taplow building would be "temporarily decanted" to allow "urgent fire safety works" to take place.

The council had ...

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Tom Curran shines on debut as England keep South Africa in check

England were in a strong position to wrap up their NatWest International Twenty20 Series against South Africa after reducing the Proteas to 174 for eight at Taunton.

South Africa's total on a small ground hosting an England game for the first time since the 1983 World Cup looked well below ...

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