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Carlisle MP welcomes police funding review

Carlisle MP John Stevenson is welcoming a government review into the way budgets will be allocated to police forces in the future.

Mr Stevenson criticised the previous review, saying that Cumbria was put in the same bracket as metropolitan cities like Manchester and London.

He says the county now has another chance to emphasise the unique challenges the region faces.


Severe train delays at Carlisle station

There are major delays to trains arriving and departing Carlisle station due to signalling problems between Glasgow and Lockerbie.

Virgin trains say they have requested coaches to replace services.

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Police searching for three men following Carlisle robbery

Map of where the robbery happened Credit: ITV Border

Police are investigating a robbery that happened in Carlisle in which three men wearing balaclavas broke into a Bargain Booze shop in the city.

Officers were called at 8.46pm on the 19th September following a robbery at the store on Beechwood Avenue.

Three men, wearing black balaclavas are reported to have entered the shop before demanding money and cigarettes.

The three men then left with an unknown amount of cash and a large amount of cigarettes.

They've been described as being tall and of slim build.

One of them was carrying an orange bag for life which has been used to carry the stolen cigarettes.

“We are appealing to members of the public who have may have seen three men acting suspiciously in the Stanwix area this evening to contact us.

“The two staff members on duty have been subjected to a terrifying ordeal and are understandably shaken.

“At this time we do not know if the three men have made off on foot or in a vehicle. Any information, no matter how insignificant you may deem it, could help trace those responsible.”

– Detective Inspector Jenny Beattie


Carlisle gets colourful for Cumbria Pride

Thousands of people are celebrating Cumbria Pride in Carlisle today.

The aim is to promote equality, diversity and to protect the future of LGBT communities of the county.

Cumbria Pride says it aims to be a strong voice for Cumbria's LGBT community and provide a safe environment to engage communities in the celebration of their sexual orientation.

Busy weekend for air ambulance

Great North Air Ambulance Credit: GNAA

The Great North Air Ambulance was called out to three incidents in Cumbria over the weekend. On Saturday afternoon a 35-year-old man was flown to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary after suffering a neck injury while playing rugby at Carlisle Rugby Club. He arrived at hospital in a stable condition.

On Sunday morning a 46-year-old man from Preston sustained leg injuries after becoming trapped between two cars at Bowness-on-Windermere. He was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital.

The air ambulance was in action again in the afternoon when paramedics treated a 45-year-old woman who'd fallen from a bike near Ulverston.

Primark opening date announced for Carlisle store

Primark will open in October. Credit: PA

Retail giant Primark has announced the opening date for its new Carlisle store.

The budget clothes shop will open its doors to the public on Thursday, 6 October, in the Lanes Shopping Centre.

It'll be based in the building that used to be occupied by BHS, and is expected to create 144 jobs in the city.

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