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Carlisle MP calls for alternative Brexit option

With Parliament just a few days away from voting on Teresa May's Brexit deal, Carlisle's MP John Stevenson says he hasn't decided how to vote.

The Conservative MP voted to remain and has had a record of being a rebel and while he says he hasn't made up his mind on how he'll vote, he says he doesn't like any of the three options: reversing Brexit, a second referendum or Teresa May's plan.

"I do not think it's in the interests of Carlisle or our country for a no deal, I also do not think it would be right to have a 2nd referendum because we had one in 2016. What I've got to decide is, is Theresa May's proposals the right ones or is there a 4th alternative? And I've long been a supporter of the Norwegian option."

– John Stevenson MP, Carlisle (Conservative)

Witness appeal after woman hit by car in Carlisle

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Police are asking for witnesses to come forward following an incident that occurred this morning in Carlisle.

It happened at around 7am in the Victoria Viaduct area and involved a vehicle and pedestrian.

The incident resulted in the roads closure for a number of hours.

The pedestrian is currently being treated for serious injuries at the Cumberland Infirmary.

It was initially thought that the pedestrian had suffered potentially life changing injuries.

Anyone with information, or dash cam/CCTV footage of the incident, are asked to contact the police.

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Two charged with drug offences in Carlisle

Two men have been charged with Conspiracy to supply class A drugs following an operation carried out by the North Cumbria Drugs Squad.

Connor White, of Eldon Drive, Carlisle, and Thomas Wright, of Harefield Road, Liverpool are due to appear in Carlisle Crown Court on 12 November.

The charges follow an operation carried out at Carlisle Railway Station on Thursday 18th October 2018. A quantity of money and drugs were seized. Another Man from Merseyside was also arrested but has been released under investigation.

New Look to close Carlisle store

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New Look is to close its store in Carlisle, putting around 35 jobs at risk.

The fashion retailer will cease trading from the property in The Lanes Shopping Centre on 3 November.

It's understood the decision may have been influenced by competition from rival businesses, as well as financial pressures.

Cumbria Pride held at Uni for first time

Hundreds of people turned up to take part in the Cumbria Pride event in Carlisle today.

A festival was held at Cumbria University following a parade through the city centre.

The event is an annual expression of solidarity between people of all types of sexuality and gender.

"It's a celebration of the diverse community that we live in but also to highlight issues around hate crime and homophobia and bi-phobia. It's got to be kept in the limelight just so people are more aware of equality."

– Pam Eland, Cumbria Pride
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