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Scotby hammer thrower Nick Miller wins two trophies

Scotby's Nick Miller enjoyed a double celebration as he was recognised for his performances this year.

Hammer thrower Miller, 24, recently won both the Freeborn Cup and the Bertram Trophy.

The Freeborn Cup is awarded for the longest throw of the year by a British thrower, with the ...

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Colchester boss admits former team-mate Clint Hill is one to watch for Carlisle Utd

Colchester boss John McGreal has earmarked former team-mate Clint Hill as a man to watch when his side hosts Carlisle United today.

The home manager and veteran Blues defender played together at Tranmere.

And McGreal says he is not surprised that Hill - 39 next Thursday - is still ...

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Carlisle Utd's Shaun Miller: We must regain never-say-die habits

Shaun Miller says Carlisle United must get back to last season's never-say-die ways as they again try to boost their campaign at Colchester today.

The Blues are seeking a better run of form after the opening 12 games of the season have left them 16th.

And striker Miller says the ...

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Every single one of us has responsibility for oceans, says David Attenborough

Immediate action is needed to tackle plastic pollution in the world's seas, Sir David Attenborough has said ahead of a major new TV wildlife series.

Speaking as details of the BBC's Blue Planet II were unveiled, Sir David said "every one of us" has a responsibility for the oceans and ...

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Man remains missing after Tower Bridge fall

A man remains missing after being seen to fall into the River Thames, detectives said.

City of London Police said the man was seen on Tower Bridge at around 5.50pm on Friday October 13.

A CCTV image of the unidentified man has been released. 

City police received reports from ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Experts rubbish claims of a 'hangover-free prosecco'

While "hangover-free" prosecco sounds like a great night out, there are concerns it could encourage binge drinking and is just the latest gimmick to tap into the thirst for the Italian wine.

Lidl stocked its shelves this week with Organic Prosecco Spumante, which is said to contain less ...

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Cumbrian cricketer Ben Stokes ties the knot with fiancee Clare Ratcliffe

England cricketer Ben Stokes has married his fiancee Clare Ratcliffe.

The couple tied the knot at the church of St Mary the Virgin in East Brent, near Weston super Mare, Somerset.

Among the guests were current England Test captain Joe Root, former captain Alistair Cook, fast bowler ...

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Northern Rail forced to cancel service in Cumbria

Rail passengers may face disruption in Cumbria tonight as Northern is forced to cancel another of its services.

The train operator tweeted to say the 6.19pm service from Maryport to Barrow had been cancelled due to a train fault.

The 3.33pm service from Barrow to Maryport was also ...

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Three teenagers arrested in relation to car theft in Carlisle

Police have arrested three teenage boys after a car was stolen from a Carlisle gym.

The white Citroen C1 was taken from the car park outside Lifestyle Fitness gym, Currock, on Monday at about 10.30am.

Officers say the suspect has then driven himself and friends around the nearby ...

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Carlisle City boss James Tose expects Keswick to be 'full of fight' for Cumberland Cup tie

Manager James Tose expects opponents Keswick to be "full of fight" when they host Carlisle City in the Cumberland Cup.

City will be looking to go one better in the cup competition this season, having reached the semi-final before they lost to Penrith on penalties at Frenchfield Park last ...

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Player-boss Peter Murphy looking forward to a return to action at Berwick Rangers for Annan Athletic

Peter Murphy cannot wait to return to action with Annan Athletic and admits: "It seems like it has been forever since we last played".

While other Scottish Professional Football League [SPFL] sides were involved in Irn-Bru Cup third round fixtures last weekend, Murphy's men were left with ...

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Carlisle Utd's Shaun Miller: We must regain never-say-die habits

Shaun Miller says Carlisle United must get back to last season's never-say-die ways as they again try to boost their campaign at Colchester today.

The Blues are seeking a better run of form after the opening 12 games of the season have left them 16th.

And striker Miller says the ...

2017-10-15 07:05 open_in_new
After a modest start, it's time for Carlisle United to raise the bar

Nicky Adams: serial League Two promotion winner. Mike Jones: League One midfielder by history and repute. Jamie Devitt: the fourth tier's assists king two seasons back. Shaun Miller: capable of 19 and 16-goal campaigns. Clint Hill: a career of great substance, mostly at higher levels.

Even ...

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Jamie Devitt goal at Colchester earns third straight away win for Carlisle Utd

Colchester Utd 0 Carlisle Utd 1: Sub Jamie Devitt scored his first Carlisle United goal to earn a third straight away win for Keith Curle's side.

Devitt broke the deadlock on 58 minutes at Colchester when he ran onto James Brown's long pass and slotted it across keeper Sam Walker.

It ...

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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 ...

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Cumbrian mountain rescue team trains for major flooding events

A CUMBRIAN mountain rescue team is ensuring it is better prepared for a major flooding incident.

Members of Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team will be training at the rivers in the town tomorrow.

A month's rain fell in the county in one day this week, causing chaos as roads were ...

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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, ...

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Monkey noises made towards woman in Carlisle racial abuse incident

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a black woman was racially abused in Carlisle.

Officers said a man rolled down his car window and made monkey noises and gestures towards the woman who was walking alone in West Tower Street in the city centre on Monday.

Police are appealing ...

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Man left with bloody face following assault in Cumbrian town

A man was left with a bloody face after he was assaulted in a Cumbrian town.

He was attacked by man in Senhouse Street, near Queen Street, Workington, at about 2pm, on Tuesday, October 10.

Witnesses are asked to contact police on 101 or Crimerstoppers, anonymously, on 0800 ...

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