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Police continue to investigate Carlisle robbery

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Police are continuing to investigate a Carlisle robbery that took place at around 3.45pm yesterday, Sunday 26 April.

Two males made off with a small amount of cash from "Foreways News, Food and Wine" on Blackwell Road.

After the incident, they were seen leaving on foot towards Beaumont Road.

They have been described as white males in their late teens to early twenties and were wearing blue coloured boiler suits and balaclavas.

No one was injured in the incident and anyone with information is asked to contact police.

Police hunt Carlisle robbers

Police are appealing for information after a robbery in Carlisle this afternoon (Sunday 26th April).

Police were called at around 3:45pm today with a report that there was a robbery at Foreways News, Food and Wine on Blackwell Road.

No one was injured during the incident.

Two people, believed to male, were seen leaving on foot towards Beaumont Road. They were wearing blue boiler suits and balaclavas.

Anyone with any information, or saw people matching the above description, are urged to call Cumbria Police on 101.


Tesco's Carlisle plans scrapped

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Supermarket chain Tesco has scrapped plans for a convenience store in Carlisle.

It won planning consent in January 2011 for a store on a former bowling green behind the Horse and Farrier pub in Wigton Road.

The decision comes as the brand has announced losses of £6.4 billion - one of the biggest in UK corporate history.

Prime Minister outlines 'Carlisle principle'

Prime Minister David Cameron. Credit: PA

David Cameron has outlined plans for an annual review of the impact of Scottish Devolution on the rest of the UK.

He announced what he's calling the "Carlisle principle" during a speech in Crewe this morning.

He says the aim is to make sure policies that devolve more power to Scotland, don't have a negative impact on other parts of the UK, in areas like air passenger duty, tax rates, university tuition fees or energy policy:

"I want to set out a new principle - you could call it the Carlisle Principle - that we will make sure that there are no unforeseen detrimental consequences to the rest of the country from Scottish devolution, for either England, Wales or Northern Ireland."

– Prime Minister David Cameron


Rail services from Carlisle to Scotland delayed

People travelling from Carlisle to Scotland, via Lockerbie, may be delayed by up to 20 minutes.

It's because of a train fault, and disruption is expected to last until 6pm.

Investigation after birds killed in Carlisle

Crows were amongst the birds killed. Credit: PA

Police are investigating the killing of a number of birds in a part of Carlisle.

Crows, magpies and seagulls are amongst the birds that have been killed in the last few weeks, in the vicinity of Hebden Avenue, Carlisle:

I would like to take this opportunity to remind owners of air weapons of their responsibility. Airguns may be used only on land where the user has full permission to shoot. This may be your garden, or private land owned or leased by an individual or club. Remember, wherever you shoot, you must ensure that all of your pellets remain within the boundary of the land to which your shooting permission applies.

“It is illegal to shoot an airgun on any land, including common land, river banks, public land, recreation areas or playing fields and land covered by water, i.e. lakes, ponds, canals and rivers where you do not have full permission from the lands owner or its tenant. It is also illegal to fire an airgun closer than 50 feet (15 metres) from the centre of a public highway, bridleway or footpath, if your shooting causes upset or inconvenience to those using the highway.”

– PC Neil Crawshaw, Cumbria Police
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