Cumbria

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Lake District slag heap could become landmark public art
Artist Roger Hiorns pitching alongside Rachel Whiteread, Piet Oudolf and Olafur Eliasson in scheme to celebrate Cumbrian coast

Mark BrownNorth of England correspondent

03, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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On the Coast to Coast from Cumbria to North Yorkshire: Wainwright route gains national trail status
New designation for one of England’s most famous walks – a lifeline for many small northern towns – brings £5.6m funding

Hugh Thomson

17, Aug, 2022 @11:39 AM

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Cumbria coalmine decision delayed again as critics condemn ‘zombie’ No 10
Campaigners told new deadline for decision on first new deep coalmine in more than 30 years is 8 November

Tommy Greene

11, Aug, 2022 @10:47 AM

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Undersea nuclear waste dump off Cumbria would imperil marine life, experts warn
UK looking for storage site for world’s biggest stockpile of untreated waste, including 100 tonnes of plutonium

Mattha Busby

29, Jul, 2022 @10:26 AM

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Key information about adopting mother not shared before baby’s murder, report finds
Leiland-James Corkill might not have been placed with Laura Castle had agencies collaborated better, investigation concludes

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

28, Jul, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Weir today, gone tomorrow: work starts to free Cumbrian river
Bowston is the largest river barrier removal planned for the UK this year and will allow fish and other species to move more freely

Graeme Green

04, Jul, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Country diary: Make hay while the sun shines? That can be tricky in Cumbria
Tebay, Cumbria: Getting the grass cut, baled and stored in the barn is one of the biggest and most important jobs of the year

Andrea Meanwell

01, Jul, 2022 @4:30 AM

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Country diary: Dawn light gilds the fells as a lone ring ouzel sings
Great End, Cumbria: Disturbance, predation, grazing patterns and climate change all pose a threat to the ‘mountain blackbird’

Carey Davies

28, Jun, 2022 @4:30 AM

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Burying of Victorian bridge in Cumbria must be reversed, says council
National Highways to be forced to remove 1,644 tonnes of gravel and concrete used to infill bridge arch

Matthew Weaver

16, Jun, 2022 @2:34 PM

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Lake District ‘rollercoaster theme park’ plans meet with opposition
Thousands sign petition to ‘save Langdale’ from attraction proposed at Elterwater Quarry

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

14, Jun, 2022 @4:22 PM

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Cumbrian councillors to vote on reversing infill of Victorian bridge
Planning officers advise committee to refuse road agency’s application for retrospective permission

Matthew Weaver

08, Jun, 2022 @4:27 PM

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Woman to serve minimum 18 years in jail for murder of baby she was adopting
Laura Castle shook Leiland-James Corkill to death in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, after losing her temper with him

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

25, May, 2022 @1:03 PM

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