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Pubs Raise A Glass To Discounted Rates

Pubs in Copeland have raised a glass to a £108,000 discount on their business rates. One hundred per cent of the 54 pubs that were eligible for the relief have now claimed their £2,000 discount through Copeland Borough Council. The £1,000 discount on a pub’s National...

Volunteers Wanted For Great North Swim

As thousands of swimmers from across the country are gearing up to take to waters of Windermere in this growing annual outdoor swimming event, a callout is being made for volunteer to join the fun. Over recent years the Great North Swim has grown its...

£22 Million Of Cocaine And Firearm Seized By Joint NCA And Metropolitan Police Unit

A man and a woman have been charged respectively with firearms and drugs offences as investigations by a joint NCA and Metropolitan Police unit targeted organised crime and associated violence from UK ports to London streets. The two investigations are part of sustained efforts to...

Learn To Sail

Ullswater Yacht Club is Pushing the Boat Out for the school half term holidays with a series of Learn to Sail courses for youngsters aged from eight. They can learn under the expert guidance of one of Ullswater Sailing School’s RYA qualified instructors. For absolute beginners,...

Government Announces New Standards For Fire And Rescue Services

Addressing the Local Government Association’s Fire Commission yesterday, the Minister for Policing and the Fire Service, Nick Hurd, announced a new approach to improve professional standards for fire and rescue services across England. While some professional standards currently exist for fire and rescue services, they...

Paramedic’s Brainwave Eases A&E Pressures By Keeping “frequent Callers’ Away

A senior paramedic’s light-bulb moment that has cut A&Es visits from “frequent callers” by up to 90 per cent is being rolled out across the country. The High Intensity User programme was the brainchild of Rhian Monteith, who was working as an advanced paramedic in...

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CCTV: Whitehaven Purse Theft

CCTV: Do you recognise this man? Police are investigating the theft of a purse at a Whitehaven supermarket. The incident occurred on 3rd May at the...

Business Energy And Industry Minister Meets With Cumbria LEP Board

The Minister for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Richard Harrington MP, has met with the Board of Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership,...
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Little Silver Book Brought Down £16m Tobacco Tax Fraudsters

A silver notebook helped HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) smash a North West illegal cigarette network that evaded more than £16 million in tax. Nine...

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Postponed A686 Hartside Roadworks To Start Monday

Essential resurfacing works on the A686 at Meathaw Hill between Hartside summit and the Leadgate Junction have been rescheduled to start on Monday 12...