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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


Traffic disrupted after crash in Carlisle

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Traffic was disrupted this afternoon following a collision between a car and motorbike in Carlisle.

The incident occurred on Harraby Green Road, where it is believed the driver of a Suzuki motorcycle flew over the bonnet of a Mercedes.

Police have not released any details regarding the injuries of those involved.

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