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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

New Look Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/PA Images

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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76-year-old woman dies after A66 crash

A66 was closed between Kemplay roundabout and Temple Sowerby. Credit: ITV Border

A 76-year-old woman from Carlisle has died following a crash on the A66 near to the Llama Karma Kafe, just outside Penrith.

The crash happened around 12pm on Tuesday 14 August and involved a white Renault Master and a silver Citroen C3.

The driver of the Renault Master was a 76-year-old man from Ipswich. He was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries. His condition is described as stable.

The road was closed for several hours and has since reopened.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision or have dashcam footage.

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101.

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