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Power cuts affect hundreds in Carlisle

A widespread power cut in Carlisle has affected 506 homes within the city centre Credit: PA

506 homes in Carlisle city centre are without power this morning.

Electricity North West say they were alerted about the power outage at 9.46am and believe homes on James street have been affected.

The power is expected to be restored by 11.46am.

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Labour names Troughton as Copeland by-election candidate

Gillian Troughton Credit: ITV Border

Gillian Troughton has been selected as the Labour Party's candidate for the Copeland by-election.

The Copeland Borough and Cumbria County councillor pipped Rachel Holliday and Barbara Cannon to the post. Mrs Troughton will now represent Labour in the race to succeed outgoing MP Jamie Reed.

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