VIDEO: Civic centre faces the bulldozers

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July 25, 2014

Plans to increase retail space in Carlisle has led the city council to consider knocking down the civic centre.
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Schools lose 189 years of experience

TEACHERS at Kendal’s two top secondary schools who have almost 200 years’ experience between them have retired.
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Unitary authority for Cumbria plan back on table

Unitary authority for Cumbria plan back on table

A fresh bid to have a single unitary authority created in Cumbria to replace the current two-tier council system could be up and running later this year.
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Cumbria girl’s 147-mile charity bicycle ride

Cumbria girl’s 147-mile charity bicycle ride

good luck  The Parker family, from the left, Michael, Ella, Zac and Gina.  Right, Ella kitted out for the 147.5-mile bike ride to raise money for Alice’s Escapes over the summer holidays  submittedA SEVEN-YEAR-OLD Cumbria girl is spending her summer holidays cycling more than 100 miles to raise £1,000...
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Blue-green algae detected in Windermere

SWIMMERS are urged to be cautious after the Environment Agency made a dangerous discovery in Windermere.
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Teenager rescued after fall on Duke of Edinburgh walk

PATTERDALE Mountain Rescue Team were called into action to rescue a 17-year-old on a Duke of Edinburgh expedition.
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Blue-green algae detected in part of lake

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July 25, 2014

The Environment Agency, which regularly inspects lakes and rivers and carries out water sampling, has informed South Lakeland District Council that there is evidence of blue-green algae in a section of water in Windermere lake.
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Ex-company boss must pay back £500,000 proceeds of crime

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July 25, 2014
Ex-company boss must pay back £500,000 proceeds of crime

William RossA haulage boss who conspired with others in a major tachograph scam has been told to pay back £500,000.
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Greater protection for victims of domestic abuse

LANCASHIRE Constabulary is offering more protection to victims of domestic abuse than ever before with the introduction of Domestic Violence Protection Orders (DVPOs).
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Three car pile up on M6 causes delays

A three car pile up on the M6 has caused a traffic jam.
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Barrow boys join top pop outfits

Barrow boys join top pop outfits

BARROW’S own pop opera group Voce are preparing for an opportunity of a lifetime, when they line up alongside a host of Britain’s Got Talent stars next month.
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Triple showing for arts collective

Triple showing for arts collective

A GROUP of artists are taking over a South Lakes town with not one...not two...but THREE exhibitions.
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Porn addict spared jail for child sex abuse images

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July 25, 2014
Porn addict spared jail for child sex abuse images

A pornography addict who downloaded hundreds of images of children being sexually abused has walked free from court.
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Summer fun fairs at the Glebe in Bowness

TWO summer fun fairs are coming to Bowness this weekend to help raise funds for good causes.
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Toxic algae found in Windermere water

Blue green algae which can be fatal to animals has been detected in Windermere water
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Monkey on the loose in Furness

A MONKEY has been spotted in a resident's back garden in Dalton.
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Funding threat to Ulverston building is ‘gun to councillor’s heads’

Funding threat to Ulverston building is ‘gun to councillor’s heads’

CLLR PHIL LISTERTHE slashing of funds to an iconic building is being used as a “gun to the head” of councillors.
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Eight hour snarl-up on M6 after lorry cement spill

MOTORISTS were stranded in their cars for eight hours last night after chaos struck on the M6 on one of the warmest days of the year.
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Help us to keep RAF past alive in new Story Homes HQ

Help us to keep RAF past alive in new Story Homes HQ

Workers from a former Royal Air Force depot are being urged to help influence a multi-million pound new development.
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Devil’s Bridge tombstoners will be prosecuted, say police

Anybody who tombstones off the deadly Devil's Bridge could face prosecution for their 'senseless and dangerous' actions, say police.
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Lakeland boss passes on tips to businesses

ONE of Cumbria’s most successful businessmen has passed on pearls of wisdom to the next generation of entrepreneurs.
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