Cumberland News

Executive new-build with quality fixtures and fittings

Designed by well-known Carlisle builder Andy Best, Nancy Croft is an executive family home which has been constructed to a very high standard and with a host of luxury and environmentally friendly features.

The accommodation briefly comprises generous entrance hall, family dining kitchen, ...

2017-10-15 07:41 open_in_new
Man in 50s dies after incident at Kempton Park

A man in his 50s has died in as yet unexplained circumstances following an incident in the stable yard of one of the country's best-known racecourses.

Surrey Police said it was called to Kempton Park on Saturday night following a report of a "sudden death".

An investigation is ...

2017-10-15 07:41 open_in_new
Carlisle's cycling star Ellie Dickinson is already dreaming big ahead of the European Championships

She may be the baby of the group heading to the European Championships this month, but Cumbrian Ellie Dickinson is already dreaming of achieving something special in the senior ranks this season.

While still only 19, the track star already has a senior gold medal to her name after riding ...

2017-10-15 07:41 open_in_new
NHS staff to quiz patients on sexual orientation

Family doctors, nurses and other medical staff will be able to quiz patients on their sexual orientation under new Government plans.

Service users over the age of 16 visiting their local GP or hospital may be asked to confirm whether they are straight, gay, bisexual or other from ...

2017-10-15 07:41 open_in_new
MPs seek assurances over new steel worker pension scheme

Steel bosses could "pull the plug" on a new pensions scheme set up to secure the futures of 130,000 workers, a Commons committee has warned.

Tata announced details of a new fund to replace the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) earlier this year after workers voted to accept lower ...

2017-10-15 07:41 open_in_new
Soulful baker Julie's cakes are full of love and memories

Food can be a powerful thing. It provides tastes and smells and a doorway to another time, a happier place. The first thing Julie Jones states at the start of her book is that baking has always been associated with emotion for her. It comes from the heart.

Which is why she tagged herself ...

2017-10-15 07:41 open_in_new
North Korea and football fan security on agenda as Boris Johnson visits Russia

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is to visit Moscow for talks with his Russian counterpart on issues ranging from North Korea, Syria and Iran to the security of England football fans at next year's World Cup.

Announcing the visit, due to take place towards the end of the year, Mr Johnson ...

2017-10-13 21:09 open_in_new
Scotland look to new generation on the pitch as SFA begins hunt for new boss

Stewart Regan revealed the Scottish Football Association was looking for a new manager who can give youth a chance after deciding that Gordon Strachan's time was up.

Malky Mackay, the SFA's performance director, has been placed in interim charge of Scotland for a friendly against Holland ...

2017-10-13 21:09 open_in_new
UK, France and Germany 'stand committed' to Iran nuclear deal

Britain, France and Germany "stand committed" to the Iran nuclear deal and are "concerned by the possible implications" of Donald Trump's refusal to back it, Theresa May, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron said in a joint statement.

The US president accused Tehran of violating the spirit ...

2017-10-13 21:09 open_in_new
Carlisle Rugby coach David Stout pleased with 'exciting and important win' over Warrington

Carlisle Rugby Club produced a real show of character to snatch a 29-27 home victory against Warrington.

The result was in doubt right up to the last play of the game when Carlisle were awarded a penalty-try.

That’s an automatic seven points this season and was enough to edge ...

2017-10-13 20:03 open_in_new
Chancellor expresses regret over EU 'enemy' remark

Philip Hammond has said he regrets his "poor choice" of words after branding the European Union the "enemy".

The Chancellor, who has faced a wave of criticism from some Conservatives over his gloomy approach to Brexit, admitted that "passions are high" in the party but insisted he was ...

2017-10-13 20:03 open_in_new
Philip Hammond: The EU is the enemy and its leaders must behave like grown-ups

Philip Hammond has branded the European Union the "enemy" and called on its leaders to behave like "grown-ups".

The Chancellor, who has faced a wave of criticism from some Conservatives over his gloomy approach to Brexit, dismissed "bizarre" and "absurd" accusations that he is talking ...

2017-10-13 18:57 open_in_new
Patients could face A&E ban if they do not consult GP or 111 first

Patients could be banned from attending A&E departments unless they have a referral, an NHS England official has said, as she accused people of making a "day out" of it by taking a picnic.

The "talk before you walk" scheme would mean patients could not just turn to A&E for help without ...

2017-10-13 18:57 open_in_new
Swimming coach Greenwood could be stripped of 2016 award

The coach at the centre of the British para-swimming team bullying scandal Rob Greenwood could be stripped of an award.

UK Coaching, the British agency for sports coaches, would not comment publicly on Greenwood but Press Association Sport understands talks are ongoing about the 2016 High ...

2017-10-13 18:57 open_in_new
Holiday bug liars jailed as judge warns fraudsters: Expect the same

A couple have been jailed for making fake holiday sickness claims in a landmark case.

Liverpool Crown Court heard Deborah Briton, 53, and partner Paul Roberts, 43, tried to claim compensation by stating they and their two children had fallen ill on holidays to Majorca in 2015 and ...

2017-10-13 17:51 open_in_new
Henderson selection leaves Klopp unhappy

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp put himself on a collision course with Gareth Southgate after criticising the England boss' handling of Jordan Henderson.

The German was unhappy his captain played the full 90 minutes in both their recent qualifying matches, particularly the game against ...

2017-10-13 16:45 open_in_new
Malky Mackay takes interim charge of Scotland for Holland friendly

Malky Mackay will take interim charge of Scotland while the search for Gordon Strachan's successor begins.

Mackay, the Scottish Football Association's performance director, will oversee a friendly against Holland at Pittodrie on November 9.

SFA chief executive Stewart Regan made the ...

2017-10-13 16:45 open_in_new
Antonio Conte left with midfield headache after N'Golo Kante ruled out

Antonio Conte admits he may be forced to select defenders in Chelsea's midfield after revealing N'Golo Kante will be out for around three weeks with a hamstring injury.

Kante limped off in the first half of France's 1-0 win over Bulgaria last Saturday and is not expected to return until ...

2017-10-13 16:45 open_in_new
Laser scan gives fascinating 3D view of Carlisle's rediscovered Roman bath-house

Fans of Carlisle's most recent archaeological dig are being given a unique insight into how the Roman bathhouse there once looked.

The fantastically preserved building found beneath Carlisle Cricket Club has included walls, floors, and complete drainage systems, along with numerous ...

2017-10-13 15:39 open_in_new
Steve Harmison: If Ben Stokes misses any of the Ashes, I don't see England coming coming away with any positive results

England will struggle to win a single match in Australia without Cumbrian star all-rounder Ben Stokes, according to Steve Harmison.

Stokes remains at the centre of a criminal investigation after footage emerged of the 26-year-old in a brawl outside a nightclub in Bristol.

Having been ...

2017-10-13 15:39 open_in_new
Conte predicts three-week absence for Chelsea star Kante

Chelsea expect to be without midfielder N'Golo Kante for three weeks due to the hamstring injury he suffered on international duty.

Kante limped off in the first half of France's 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Bulgaria last Saturday and boss Antonio Conte is resigned to being without ...

2017-10-13 15:39 open_in_new