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Residents support proposed alleygates

Alleygates are set to be introduced in more areas of Carlisle to try to reduce anti - social behaviour.

Cumbria County Council wants to know if residents in the Denton Holme area of the city are in favour of the scheme.

Alleygates have become popular in recent years to allow back lanes to only be accessible to residents.

Carlisle Archive Centre receives prestigious award

Carlisle Archive Centre has become the first in the country to receive a new national award for the quality of its services.

The state of the art building opened in 2011 after a £8million revamp.

They received the Archive Services Accreditation, which is rewarded to centres that meet the national standard for high quality.

The Cabinet Member for Public Health and Community Services, Patricia Bell, is delighted.


Farron's hospital petition sent to over 20,000

Liberal Democrat president and MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, Tim Farron Credit: PA

South Lakes MP Tim Farron has sent out petitions to over 20,000 people throughout the South Lakeland area asking them to join his campaign to protect the Westmorland General Hospital.

The MP is also holding a series of petition signing sessions following claims that the hospital could potentially close.


Appeal for missing boxer dog

Nott's & Yorkshire Boxer Rescue are appealing for information on a missing boxer dog called Murphy.

The dog has been missing since Monday afternoon and was last seen at Angle Tarn above Hartsop, between Troutbeck and Glenridding in the Lake District.

A helicopter has been sent over the area to see if he is laying injured.

Murphy is chipped and tagged and is wearing a red harness.

Residents left out in the cold

The plan to reduce energy bills included using solar panels. Credit: PA

Tenants in Longtown who are angry about freezing homes and soaring energy bills will meet again today as protests build.

Residents say that Riverside Housing Association's plan to reduce their bills using solar panels has failed. Instead, they've seen bills rise, leading some to go without proper heating for years.

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