A burglary at a building site has prompted police to encourage people to protect their businesses and homes.
Between Saturday 24th May to Tuesday 27th May, a building site near Penrith was burgled.
Two containers had been forced open and expensive power and plant equipment was stolen.
Police recommend using Smartwater which helps to track criminals. It is a forensic property marking kit. On arrest, suspects are checked for traces of the marking system.
Smartwater will dry clear on the offender’s hair, skin and clothes and can last for weeks. Once detected, police can pinpoint it to a location or crime.
“I would urge everyone to mark their property with UV pens or forensic marking kits as it significantly increases the chances of us being able to reunite stolen property with its rightful owner. Make sure you are always vigilant about your home and business security.”
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Adam Vaughan from Cumwhinton near Carlisle is hoping his social media invention will attract the attention of wealthy investors, and that his device will eventually be commercially produced.
He has built a 'twittertape' - a device which prints out his tweets onto old fashioned ticker tape
Paul Crone went to investigate the gadget further.
Web development manager Adam Vaughan from Cumwhinton near Carlisle is hoping his unique twittertape machine will attract the attention of investors.
Adam has combined the old with the new by building a device which prints out his tweets onto old fashioned ticker tape. The 33 year old says the twittertape machine has attracted much interest and is now hoping it can be commercially produced.
Work has started today to bring super fast broadband to Cumbria.
Local businesses are 'delighted'.
Work starts today on bringing super-fast broadband to homes and businesses in Windermere, nine months ahead of schedule.
The roll-out of fibre-optic broadband to the Cumbria region is planned over the next eighteen months.
A proposal to build the tallest wind turbines in Cumbria will go to a public inquiry.
They would be 132 metres high, the height of the viewing platform at the top of Blackpool Tower.
The turbines would stand near Killington Lake, between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks.
Tim Backshall reports:
A community in South Cumbria could pave the way for areas all over the country to be part of a high-speed broadband network without waiting for any big companies to install fibre-optic cable in their area.
Homes and businesses in Garsdale and Dent have teamed up to create their own community broadband company and are hoping to connect their homes in the New Year.
They have set up their own broadband company called Fibre GarDen and the community has shares in it.
Businesses in South Lakeland have been getting expert advice on how to sell themselves online.
Fiona Marley Paterson reports.