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The two men "effectively destroyed" their screaming victim when they held a knife to her face.

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The knife-wielding man demanded cash but fled empty-handed after being challenged by the shopkeeper.

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A group call police from Scafell to say they are stuck there after taking cannabis.

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Furness General Hospital urges patients to go elsewhere except in an emergency.

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More non-recyclable rubbish is being directed away from landfill sites in Cumbria, a council says.

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The force made improvements but still failed to "properly respond" in some cases, inspectors say.

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BBC Sport talks to Hughie Fury in the Lake District about his hardcore training regime before his fight with Joseph Parker.

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A fire in a garage at Clay Flatts, Workington, led to homes being evacuated.

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Mike Neville was the face of television news for more than 40 years as presenter of the BBC's Look North and then North East Tonight, Tyne Tees Television's news programme.

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Coventry's World Gurning Champion is ready to defend his title in Cumbria.

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Defender Danny Grainger scores twice as Carlisle win for the first time in six games with an emphatic 5-0 victory at Crewe.

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Sutton climb to the top of the National League table after a thrilling victory over Barrow.

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Community News

Avoid Your Home Flooding

Posted by Administrator : Monday 11th March 2013

BE PREPARED OR AT LEAST HAVE YOUR ARM BANDS READY. Flooding can be devastating for home owners but some simple tips could prevent heartbreaking and costly repairs. It is important that you understand about your property and local areas, so you can be aware of any potential flooding problems in the future.


Push For Local Apprenticeships

Posted by Administrator : Monday 11th March 2013

INVESTING IN THE LOCAL WORKFORCE. The Cumbria council and government have tried many initiatives over the years, one being local apprenticeships.

Are You Insured? Are You Covered?

Posted by Administrator : Thursday 7th March 2013

BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY! In this day and age it seems as if everyone is trying to sell you insurance for everything such as pet insurance, phone insurance, laptop insurance and tablet insurance.

Do You Support Your Local Businesses?

Posted by Administrator : Wednesday 6th March 2013

LENDING YOUR LOCAL SUPPORT. Do you use your local shop? Do you go to the local pub? Do you visit your local butcher? Many studies have shown that support in local businesses is on the up.

Keeping Our Local Parks Clean

Posted by Administrator : Sunday 3rd March 2013

GET THE MOST OUT OF LOCAL CLEAN UP’s. We all know it is awful when we see parks, beaches and riversides strewn with litter. It is bad for our children, us, our pets, plants, local wildlife and our Cumbria community.

Dealing With Stress At Work

Posted by Administrator : Monday 25th February 2013

ARE WE GETTING TOO STRESSED AT WORK? While some workplace stress is completely normal, excessive stress can interfere with your productivity and impact your physical and emotional health. This means your ability to deal with it can mean the difference between success or failure.

Local Weather

Maximum Temperature: 17C (63F), Minimum Temperature: 13C (55F), Wind Direction: South South Easterly, Wind Speed: 7mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1023mb, Humidity: 70%, UV Risk: 3, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:03 BST, Sunset: 19:01 BST

Maximum Temperature: 17C (63F), Minimum Temperature: 12C (54F), Wind Direction: South Easterly, Wind Speed: 15mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1018mb, Humidity: 69%, UV Risk: 3, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:05 BST, Sunset: 18:58 BST

Maximum Temperature: 15C (59F), Minimum Temperature: 11C (52F), Wind Direction: South South Westerly, Wind Speed: 6mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1018mb, Humidity: 73%, UV Risk: 3, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:07 BST, Sunset: 18:56 BST

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