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Man injured during dog attack in Brampton

A man has suffered minor injuries after a Rottweiler attacked him and his dog in Cumbria.

The incident happened on Market Place in Brampton on June 30, but police have only now released the details.

Officers say a man walking his black labrador was attacked when the Rottweiler slipped its lead.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward, or anyone who may have had a similar incident happen to them in the area.

Brampton man jailed for failing to pay Council Tax

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A man from Brampton who failed to pay more than £3,000 in council tax has been jailed.

Stewart Forster, 43, of Beckside Gardens, failed to pay Carlisle City Council £3,413.85.

He was found guilty at Carlisle Magistrates' Court in November last year, and was ordered to repay the debt at £300 per month, and given a suspended committal sentence.

However he didn't pay up as ordered, and was arrested.

He's now been sentenced at the Magistrates' Court to 109 days in prison.

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New umbrella device to reduce stroke risk

It's something that affects thousands of people every year and now patients in our region will be among the first in the country to benefit from a new treatment to reduce the risk of strokes.

It's a small device implanted into the heart to stop blood clots.

Stan Rogers from Brampton in Cumbria is one of the first people in the country to benefit from the treatment, which is an alternative to blood thinning drugs. Lucy Taylor reports.

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Brampton 'Bus Buddies'

A pioneering scheme to get people out of their houses and onto the buses has been launched in Cumbria. It involves a team of volunteer 'bus buddies' who accompany passengers, and help them navigate routes and timetables.

For some it's about getting their independence back after losing their driving licence due to ill health. For others, it's simply about having a friend to travel with.

Katie Oakes joined them on the bus to Carlisle.

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