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House prices rise fastest in North West

Property in the region climbed 5.6% in the past 12 months, while London prices fell 0.7%. Source: BBC Cumbria

Man denies causing A6 crash death by dangerous driving

Ann Miller, 74, died six days after the head-on collision on the A6 near Penrith in Cumbria. Source: BBC Cumbria

Cumbrian craft tools fall foul of new knife law

A business in Stainton says the new law would make it illegal to post craft tools to customers. Source: BBC Cumbria

Storm Ali approach brings amber weather warning

The Met Office warns of winds of up to 80 mph, which could endanger life. Source: BBC Cumbria

Borderlands growth bid 'on target'

The multi-million pound cross-border economic development plans are ready to be submitted this month. Source: BBC Cumbria

'Colossal' drugs haul found in car boot on M6 near Carlisle

John Read is jailed after admitting possession of £700,000 of class B drugs with intent to supply. Source: BBC Cumbria

Man crushed by log while cutting timber in Newton Reigny

The man, who was in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene. Source: BBC Cumbria

Kevin Beattie: Tributes to 'complete footballer'

Former team-mates pay tribute to a player Sir Bobby Robson called the best defender England has produced. Source: BBC Cumbria

New base for Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team

So far this year the team has responded to 83 emergency calls. Source: BBC Cumbria

'Broken' rail franchise system to be reviewed

The government inquiry comes after the East Coast Mainline was brought back under its control this year. Source: BBC Cumbria

Carlisle United 0-2 Tranmere Rovers

Tranmere earn their first away win of the season with victory at Carlisle. Source: BBC Cumbria

Boreham Wood 1-1 Barrow

Boreham Wood extend their unbeaten run to five games after a last-gasp equaliser earns them a draw with Barrow. Source: BBC Cumbria

Thieving barmen stole £3,000 at Kendal Calling festival

Several Kendal Calling customers saw the pair putting money in their pockets rather than the till. Source: BBC Cumbria

North West councils dip into reserves to fund children's care overspends

A BBC investigation discovers that 20 of the North West's 23 councils had to draw on reserves last year. Source: BBC Cumbria

Northumbria police officer jailed for hitting neighbour with bar

Sergeant Stephen Light was "simmering with resentment" when he launched the attack, a court heard. Source: BBC Cumbria

British Steel to cut 400 jobs worldwide

A trade union has described the redundancies as "a body-blow to the workforce". Source: BBC Cumbria