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Breaking news updates from Cumbria on Wednesday July 17

Live breaking news from Cumbria on July 17, with updates on emergencies, crime, court, traffic, roads and weather.

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What bus services are set to be improved in Cumbria

THE council has given the green light for over £1.5 million of government funding to be used to improve bus services in Cumbria.

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Cumbria mountain rescue teams deal with 392 callouts this year

CUMBRIA Mountain rescue teams have so far dealt with 392 callouts this year - numbers are higher than last year.

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Lake District National Park Authority wins big at planning awards

The Lake District National Park Authority has been named the Planning Authority of the Year at the recent Royal Town Planning Institute (North West) Awards, scooping a total of five accolades.

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National Lottery funding for Houghton charity Susan's Farm

Susan's Farm, which encourages people to engage in meaningful outdoor activity, has received £181,331 in National Lottery funding.

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I Love Cafe, Carlisle marks two significant milestones

THE owners of Carlisle's beloved I Love Cafe are celebrating after marking five years in charge - and one year at their new location.

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Hospital staff in Whitehaven create sustainable cloth hats

HOSPITAL staff have been creating their own reusable cloth hats.

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Carlisle MP Julie Minns welcomes probe into United Utilities

CARLISLE'S newly elected MP has welcomed Ofwat's decision to open an enforcement case against United Utilities as part of its ongoing investigation into how companies manage their wastewater treatment works and networks.

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Over £10,000 raised in charity hike in memory of James Thistlethwaite

OVER £10,000 has been raised in a charity walk in memory of a Cumbrian police officer who took his own life last year.

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Five local authorities establish Foster With Us initiative

A new recruitment hub has been launched to recruit foster carers across Cumbria and Lancashire, as 152 children await foster homes in the region.

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Frizington teenager helps others battling childhood brain tumours

A ‘DETERMINED’ west Cumbrian teenager who bravely fought a brain tumour is now helping others facing the same devastating diagnosis.

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Meet the Carlisle bouncer who specialises in hypnosis

MEET Carlisle bouncer Wayne Shepherd who specialises in hypnosis.

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Abbey Singers choir to perform at Carlisle Cathedral

CARLISLE Cathedral will be hosting its next live music event. 

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Cumbria's High Sheriff hails community leadership programmes

The High Sheriff of Cumbria, Chris Holmes experienced firsthand the benefits of community engagement and leadership programmes run by the Centre for Leadership Performance (CforLP) during his recent visit.

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University of Cumbria graduations get underway

Graduations are underway for the University of Cumbria, with over 1000 people to have graduated by the end of the week.

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Whitehaven mayor Graham Roberts says 'the town is on the up'

WHITEHAVEN's mayor has said that 'the town is on the up.'

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Blackburn Beverley XB259 makes final journey from Hull to Carlisle

The final pieces of a historic RAF plane are currently being transported to a Carlisle museum.

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Carlisle residents warned over vapes causing sewer blockages

The sewer system in Carlisle is facing an unusual problem – vapes.

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Wigton preschool to open new location to expand childcare provisions

A Wigton preschool is set to open a new sister location to ensure that it caters to 'the childcare needs of its community'.

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University of Cumbria announces honorary doctorate recipient

Cumbria’s university has announced this year’s honorary doctorate recipient.