Cumberland News

Fight continues on home front as site gets go-ahead

Outline permission for a 50-home development has been given the go-ahead - but residents insist they will continue their fight to ensure the town does not become over-developed.

A raft of objections were lodged with Allerdale Council about the proposed scheme, on land off Lowmoor Road. ...

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Cake sale in aid of north Cumbrian teenager badly hurt in crash

Students and teachers descended on the sixth-form common room of Caldew School in Dalston as “Pickle’s Bakery” opened its doors for the first time.

The school’s sweet tooth was satisfied by the hundreds of cupcakes, biscuits, flapjacks and traybakes laid out in tins and tubs at ...

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iconic images of Carr's of Carlisle see light of day

Dust covered and undisturbed for generations, this treasure trove of photographs and posters can finally see the light of day.

The iconic images depicting the history of the famous Carr's of Carlisle factory, spanning almost 60 years, have been unearthed by archivists with the aim of ...

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Concern over plansto transport turbine blades through Longtown

COMMUNITY leaders in Longtown are frustrated about the lack of communication on how huge wind turbine blades will be transported through the town.

They expressed their concerns about REG Windpower's plans to bring the components and 46m-long blades through the centre of the town to the ...

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Opera singer Andrew returns to hometown to wow audience

Singer Andrew Johnston showed he had lost none of his talent for enchanting an audience when he returned to his hometown of Carlisle.

Andrew, who captured the public's heart and attention when he competed in Britain's Got Talent in 2008, performed to a packed Carlisle Cathedral along with ...

2017-02-18 19:09 open_in_new
Family needed for 1930s period home in Carlisle

Other than unpacking their bags, anyone who buys this house wouldn't need to do a thing to it.

That's the view of owner Steve Goodwin who said: "I've done a lot of work to it, once when I first moved in and again in the last couple of years. Everything has been done to this house – a ...

2017-02-17 14:33 open_in_new
Triplets surprise for goat farmer

You've got to be kidding . . .

This trio of newly-born rare breed goats proved a real surprise after arriving unexpectedly on a farm near Penrith.

Five-year-old mum, Peggy, a Golden Guernsey, had given birth previously to single kids and twins - but never to triplets, which is not ...

2017-02-17 13:27 open_in_new
Run-down home transformed into delightful des-res

The property, in Herbert Street, Carlisle, is owned by Martin and Hazel Broatch. Martin has spent the past five months updating it for 21st century living - with hopes that his efforts will signal the start of a successful career in property development.

"I've previously bought houses and ...

2017-02-16 18:43 open_in_new
Cumbrian dad hits out over meningitis vaccine delay

A dad who daughter was struck down by meningitis as a baby has criticised the Government for failing to act on a crucial vaccine that could save lives and prevent children being left disabled.

Mike Story, whose daughter Olivia lost both legs and an arm to the illness, is joining national ...

2017-02-16 17:35 open_in_new
Cumbrian school warning after pupils targeted via SnapChat

Pupils at one of north Cumbria's largest secondary schools are being targeted on social media.

Parents are now being reminded of the dangers of the internet.

Pupils at William Howard School, Brampton, have been contacted via the Snapchat app, leading to them receiving inappropriate ...

2017-02-16 17:35 open_in_new
D-Day for care home pensioner told to get rid of his dog or move

A pensioner is expecting to find out today whether he faces eviction from a care home.

Bob Harvey has been told he can no longer keep his miniature schnauzer - Darkie - at the Ecclefechan care home where the pair currently live. Bosses said that Darkie has "free rein" of Burnfoot Hall and ...

2017-02-16 17:35 open_in_new
Age of the steam train as hundreds marvel at Tornado through Cumbria

It was the first time in half a century that a steam locomotive had pulled a scheduled main line service in Britain - and it was on the iconic Settle to Carlisle railway where history was made.

The Peppercorn class A1 steam locomotive, Tornado, set off from Appleby on Valentine's Day ...

2017-02-16 17:35 open_in_new
Profits down at Nestlé

Nestlé has reported a drop in profits and made a commitment to make "significant" cost cutting over the next three years.

Its net profit for 2016 was 8.5bn Swiss francs (£6.78bn), down from 9.1bn in 2015.

This was at the "lower end" of the group's expectations for the year. It is ...

2017-02-16 17:35 open_in_new
Lakes International Comic Art Festival announces 2017 guest list

The UK's biggest celebration of comic arts has announced its guest list of world-renowned names, set to appear in Cumbria later this year.

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival will return to Kendal in October, with almost 50 top cartoonists, illustrators and writers confirmed for ...

2017-02-16 17:35 open_in_new
Dave Tangye: The man who tried to stop Black Sabbath's Ozzy Osbourne raising hell

One morning in the mid 1970s Dave Tangye felt a bit like Sherlock Holmes. Right... there’s Ozzy Osbourne asleep on the sofa. He’s still wearing the gamekeeper’s outfit he changed into after we got back from the pub last night.

He’d seen ducks on the pond behind his house and said: ...

2017-02-14 18:15 open_in_new
20 reasons to love Carlisle

Entertainment, culture, heritage and good crack: Carlisle has it all. Pam McClounie looks at 20 reasons to love the city. Why do you love Carlisle?

1. Bitts and Rickerby Parks Carlisle is very lucky to have such wonderful green spaces right next to the city centre. A stroll into the ...

2017-02-14 16:03 open_in_new
Dave Tangye: The man who tried to stop Black Sabbath's Ozzy Osbourne raising hell

One morning in the mid 1970s Dave Tangye felt a bit like Sherlock Holmes. Right... there’s Ozzy Osbourne asleep on the sofa. He’s still wearing the gamekeeper’s outfit he changed into after we got back from the pub last night.

He’d seen ducks on the pond behind his house and said: ...

2017-02-13 19:05 open_in_new
Laurel and Hardy fan club revived in Carlisle

Slapstick comedy kings Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy reeled out their funny double act in more than 100 films.

Now the genius of the pair can be celebrated in Carlisle.

Ollie played the overweight rhetorical brains of the lovable pair, and Stanley the bumbling soul whose ideas often ...

2017-02-13 17:59 open_in_new
Plans for 89 new homes near Carlisle thrown out by council

Plans for more than 80 homes on the outskirts of a village near Carlisle have been dismissed.

The outline application, by Bond Dickinson (Trust Corporation) Limited, for the development to the east of Corby Hill was refused by the city council's Development Control Committee, on the ...

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Condemned tower block at Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary to be demolished

A redundant tower block building at Carlisle’s Cumberland Infirmary has been condemned and is scheduled for demolition.

Having stood largely unused for years, there has long been talk of demolishing the building, which stands next to the main hospital.

At one point bosses were ...

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Special event will mark reopening of Settle-Carlisle rail line

Preparations are being finalised for a fitting celebration to mark the reopening of a stretch of a railway line left closed for more than a year.

And one of the most famous trains of all time - The Flying Scotsman - will be the guest of honour as the Settle to Carlisle route is restored to ...

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