Shops in Workington hope that a new police presence will help them guard against theft.
The flat-pack, "Cut-out coppers", have apparently deterred thieves in other areas - now Cumbria police have enlisted their help.
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One of the oldest 'Lord and Lady' titles in England is up for sale, for the lordship of the Manor of Arthuret in Longtown.
Carlisle United goalkeeper, Mark Gillespie, has signed a two year contract with Walsall FC.
A man has been arrested and another is fighting for his life after an attempted murder involving an axe in south Cumbria.