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West Cumberland Times & Star
Bikers say goodbye to John, 74Bikers turned out in force to pay their last respects to a Workington man. Joh
Bikers say goodbye to John, 74
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 17 hours ago
Bikers turned out in force to pay their last respects to a Workington man. John Gambles, 74, died at his Moorclose home on May 14. The allotment holder was well-known in the town and was also a regular fixture at motorbike events across West... Read more
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The News and Star
Whitehaven aiming to bring in new faces ahead of Workington Town derbyWhitehaven are racing against time to get in some new fire-power ahead of Satur
Whitehaven aiming to bring in new faces ahead of Workington Town derby
The News and Star / Posted 19 hours ago
Whitehaven are racing against time to get in some new fire-power ahead of Saturday’s game with Workington Town. Just as they did last year, Haven want to debut two Frenchmen against their local rivals in the Summer Bash clash at Blackpool. Catalans... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Candidates hoping for Youth Parliament successTwo Workington students are waiting to find out if they've been elected onto th
Candidates hoping for Youth Parliament success
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 20 hours ago
Two Workington students are waiting to find out if they've been elected onto the UK's Youth Parliament. Molly Davies, 13, a year eight student at St Joseph's School, and Matthew Suddart, 16, a sixth form student at Workington Academy, have both put... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Design a banner for Workington competitionBudding artists will have an opportunity to showcase their skills and have thei
Design a banner for Workington competition
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 20 hours ago
Budding artists will have an opportunity to showcase their skills and have their work on display in Workington. Allerdale council is holding a competition to create colourful banners to promote the town. People should create artwork that reflects... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Two in the running to be Whitehaven's mayorelected mayor, Mike Starkie, took up post last May. Town councils are permitte
Two in the running to be Whitehaven's mayor
Whitehaven News / Posted 21 hours ago
elected mayor, Mike Starkie, took up post last May. Town councils are permitted to have their own mayors – as Millom and Workington do – and the mayoral regalia formerly belonged to Whitehaven Borough Council before a local government... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Salterbeck woman starts cemetery petitionA Workington woman has started a petition to stop Allerdale council removing fe
Salterbeck woman starts cemetery petition
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 22 hours ago
A Workington woman has started a petition to stop Allerdale council removing fences around graves at Salterbeck cemetery. The council has put notices at the gates of the cemetery stating that fences and enclosures are against the cemetery's rules... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
MP calls for palliative care to be savedchanges to local health services, yesterday. In an hour-long meeting, she rais
MP calls for palliative care to be saved
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted yesterday
changes to local health services, yesterday. In an hour-long meeting, she raised issues of concern to people in the Workington constituency, including the threat of beds being lost at the community hospitals. Mrs Hayman said: "I stressed... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Police chiefs’ gifts and invites recordand from the Police Federation to attend their annual Bravery Awards dinner in
Police chiefs’ gifts and invites record
Whitehaven News / Posted yesterday
and from the Police Federation to attend their annual Bravery Awards dinner in London. However, he turned down offers from Workington town council to attend their mayor making service in May last year and an invitation from developer McCarthy Stone... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Eat at the chef's table at Taste Cumbrianow for the pop-up restaurant, Trout Marquee events and masterclasses. For mor
Eat at the chef's table at Taste Cumbria
Whitehaven News / Posted yesterday
now for the pop-up restaurant, Trout Marquee events and masterclasses. For more information, visit www.tastecumbria.com, call 01228 612000, or visit the CN Newspapers offices in Workington or Whitehaven, or at Bank Street or Dalston Road in Carlis... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Bodybuilders put on a show of strength in a tribute to Barrow legendHe was the best at what he did. You couldn't ask for anyone better to coach you
Bodybuilders put on a show of strength in a tribute to Barrow legend
North-West Evening Mail / Posted yesterday
He was the best at what he did. You couldn't ask for anyone better to coach you." The competition was a double whammy for Workington friends Darren Fulton and Karl Gorman, who won their under and over 85kg classes, respectively. The pair then... Read more
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The News and Star
West Cumbrian man who killed himself had 'lost his way' - coroneryear but that support had stopped. Mr Robinson was born in Whitehaven and grew
West Cumbrian man who killed himself had 'lost his way' - coroner
The News and Star / Posted yesterday
year but that support had stopped. Mr Robinson was born in Whitehaven and grew up in Little Broughton, before moving to Workington. He left school at 16 and completed an apprenticeship in bricklaying. He went on to follow a career in the... Read more
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The News and Star
Sammut: I'm getting back to my best for Workington TownJarrod Sammut says he is yet to find his best form this season – but warned opp
Sammut: I'm getting back to my best for Workington Town
The News and Star / Posted yesterday
Jarrod Sammut says he is yet to find his best form this season – but warned opponents he is on the right track. The Workington Town star admitted he hasn’t been at the top of his game so far this term. But he says he is now battling back... Read more
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The News and Star
Whitehaven return from London defeat to find club burgled againhip. The Widnes player was being assessed by his Super League club and will ce
Whitehaven return from London defeat to find club burgled again
The News and Star / Posted yesterday
hip. The Widnes player was being assessed by his Super League club and will certainly miss Saturday’s big showdown with Workington Town at Blackpool in the Summer Bash. Winger Jordan Burns will be assessed during the week after suffering... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
New takeaway for WorkingtonA new takeaway has opened in Workington. Colette Stuart, of Pica, has opened a
New takeaway for Workington
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted yesterday
A new takeaway has opened in Workington. Colette Stuart, of Pica, has opened a new takeaway in Workington Michael and Colette Stuart, of Pica, run The Dinner Club on Wilson Street. It is open on Sundays between noon and 4pm and customers can buy... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
detailedstoryHe was the best at what he did. You couldn't ask for anyone better to coach you
detailedstory
North-West Evening Mail / Posted yesterday
He was the best at what he did. You couldn't ask for anyone better to coach you." The competition was a double whammy for Workington friends Darren Fulton and Karl Gorman, who won their under and over 85kg classes, respectively. The pair then... Read more
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footballconference
The National League Official Website - Young Brings in Two More New Signingsof a new-look backline. Reflecting on a hectic spell of transfer talks that en
The National League Official Website - Young Brings in Two More New Signings
footballconference / Posted yesterday
of a new-look backline. Reflecting on a hectic spell of transfer talks that ended with Hannigan and former Burnley, Workington and Clitheroe midfielder Lynch bolstering a re-shaped, rapidly-expanding Alty squad, Young said: �David is a... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Win £200 if you help paint Workington red.....Almost 60 shops in Workington are taking part in Paint the Town Red next weeken
Win £200 if you help paint Workington red.....
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted yesterday
Almost 60 shops in Workington are taking part in Paint the Town Red next weekend. Organisers are hoping more traders will get involved and help give the town a festival atmosphere on Saturday, June 4. Shops including Butterflies Cafe, Marks &... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Homeless and unemployed get £5,000 boost from raceas a greyhound racing weekend in memory of my late father Liam Murphy. He was a
Homeless and unemployed get £5,000 boost from race
Whitehaven News / Posted yesterday
as a greyhound racing weekend in memory of my late father Liam Murphy. He was a former Irish army officer and had pubs in Workington, Cockermouth and Whitehaven. “We organised the greyhound race at Shelbourne, Dublin in 2008 and invited all our... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Chemist concerns raised with Government by Workington MPWorkington MP Sue Hayman has met with the Government to talk about pharmacy fun
Chemist concerns raised with Government by Workington MP
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted yesterday
Workington MP Sue Hayman has met with the Government to talk about pharmacy funding, following concerns raised by Cockermouth's JWW Allison. She met with Alistair Burt, the pharmacies minister, and Dr Keith Ridge, the NHS chief pharmaceutical... Read more
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The News and Star
Former Workington Reds manager named Queen of the South bossFormer Workington Reds boss Gavin Skelton has been named as Queen of the South'
Former Workington Reds manager named Queen of the South boss
The News and Star / Posted 2 days ago
Former Workington Reds boss Gavin Skelton has been named as Queen of the South's new manager. Skelton guided Reds to a second-place finish in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division before leaving to join the Scottish outfit as assistant manager in... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Five people arrested on suspicion of affrayFive people have been arrested on suspicion of affray after an incident in a Wo
Five people arrested on suspicion of affray
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 2 days ago
Five people have been arrested on suspicion of affray after an incident in a Workington residential area. Five people were arrested on suspicion of affray after an incident at Findlay Place, Workington A 25-year-old man was taken to the West... Read more
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The News and Star
Joy for Roynon and Worrall at Cumberland Pairs meetingWorkington reserve Adam Roynon and Newcastle’s Steve Worrall emerged victorious
Joy for Roynon and Worrall at Cumberland Pairs meeting
The News and Star / Posted 2 days ago
Workington reserve Adam Roynon and Newcastle’s Steve Worrall emerged victorious from a keenly-contested Cumberland Pairs meeting at Derwent Park on Saturday evening, which fittingly saw all three Cumbrian-born riders in the field involved in the... Read more
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The News and Star
Cumbria police chiefs' gifts and invites recordpublication, to attend the Community Hero Awards at Dalston Hall in June last y
Cumbria police chiefs' gifts and invites record
The News and Star / Posted 2 days ago
publication, to attend the Community Hero Awards at Dalston Hall in June last year. However, he turned down offers from Workington town council to attend their mayor making service in May last year and an invitation from developer McCarthy Stone... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Concert to mark Battle of the Sommethe House of Commons, the House of Lords, the air cadets, the army cadets and t
Concert to mark Battle of the Somme
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 2 days ago
the House of Commons, the House of Lords, the air cadets, the army cadets and the sea cadets are all due to attend. Workington MP Sue Hayman and leader of Allerdale council Alan Smith are also set to be there. The concert ties in with the... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
20,000 flock to Keswick Mountain Festival50k on Sunday morning, dancing the night away or trying out the outside activit
20,000 flock to Keswick Mountain Festival
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 2 days ago
50k on Sunday morning, dancing the night away or trying out the outside activities.” Emma Gray, 27, and Jack Fryer, 30, of Workington were among those enjoying the festival. Emma said: “It’s an amazing venue. We come every year. It’s really laid... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
New protection for railway lineof further erosion and wave overtopping. In the aftermath of the storm, the li
New protection for railway line
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 2 days ago
of further erosion and wave overtopping. In the aftermath of the storm, the line had to be closed between Carlisle and Workington due to three landslides, while Network Rail staff also had to repair two flood sites along the track. Tony Potts,... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Thanks for your flood effortsRescue, mountain rescue teams, the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, Ahmadiyya Musl
Thanks for your flood efforts
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 2 days ago
Rescue, mountain rescue teams, the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association and Sellafield. Workington MP Sue Hayman attended and added her thanks to those who had helped. Councillor Smith said, the event was to mark... Read more
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The News and Star
Workington Town battle hard but can't overcome BatleyWorkington Town 24 Batley Bulldogs 31: A much-improved showing from Workington
Workington Town battle hard but can't overcome Batley
The News and Star / Posted 2 days ago
Workington Town 24 Batley Bulldogs 31: A much-improved showing from Workington Town saw them come up just short of a win against Batley yesterday. A couple of mistakes led to opportunities for the Bulldogs and John Kear’s resurgent side took full... Read more
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The News and Star
We played well in patches against Batley, says Workington Town coach VeiversWorkington Town boss Phil Veivers admitted they came very close to upsetting Ba
We played well in patches against Batley, says Workington Town coach Veivers
The News and Star / Posted 2 days ago
Workington Town boss Phil Veivers admitted they came very close to upsetting Batley after another improved performance yesterday. Town lost out by just seven points to John Kear’s side at the Zebra Claims Stadium and Veivers admitted Workington... Read more
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The News and Star
Cumbria stages its first IBFA bodybuilding qualifierevent yesterday and the atmosphere went wild as the crowd cheered on their body
Cumbria stages its first IBFA bodybuilding qualifier
The News and Star / Posted 2 days ago
event yesterday and the atmosphere went wild as the crowd cheered on their bodybuilders. It was a double whammy for Workington friends Darren Fulton and Karl Gorman, who won their under and over 85kg classes respectively. The pair, who... Read more
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The News and Star
Teacher slapped special needs pupil after being bitten - courtSchool in Whitehaven. Following the incident Smith was suspended from the schoo
Teacher slapped special needs pupil after being bitten - court
The News and Star / Posted 2 days ago
School in Whitehaven. Following the incident Smith was suspended from the school and was sacked on Friday. Ms Jackson told Workington magistrates that the child’s mother could not tell how the incident had impacted on her child, as the pupil... Read more
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The News and Star
Whitehaven RL coach upbeat despite heavy loss in Londonmoment being checked out of a possible dislocated hip.” Going back to the game
Whitehaven RL coach upbeat despite heavy loss in London
The News and Star / Posted 2 days ago
moment being checked out of a possible dislocated hip.” Going back to the game and looking forward to the clash against Workington at the Summer Bash next weekend, Coyle said: “I think we started really well and looked good in the first 10 or so... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Brave Town ‘played well in patches’Workington Town boss Phil Veivers admitted they came very close to upsetting Ba
Brave Town ‘played well in patches’
Whitehaven News / Posted 2 days ago
Workington Town boss Phil Veivers admitted they came very close to upsetting Batley after another improved performance yesterday. Workington Town celebrate with Brett Phillips after his try against BatleyPicture: TOM KAY Town lost out by just seven... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Teacher slapped special needs pupil after being bitten - courtSchool in Whitehaven. Following the incident Smith was suspended from the schoo
Teacher slapped special needs pupil after being bitten - court
Whitehaven News / Posted 2 days ago
School in Whitehaven. Following the incident Smith was suspended from the school and was sacked on Friday. Ms Jackson told Workington magistrates that the child’s mother could not tell how the incident had impacted on her child, as the pupil... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Cumbria stages its first IBFA bodybuilding qualifierevent yesterday and the atmosphere went wild as the crowd cheered on their body
Cumbria stages its first IBFA bodybuilding qualifier
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 2 days ago
event yesterday and the atmosphere went wild as the crowd cheered on their bodybuilders. It was a double whammy for Workington friends Darren Fulton and Karl Gorman, who won their under and over 85kg classes respectively. The pair, who... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Post office raidalarm. The intruders used an angle grinder in a botched attempt to break open
Post office raid
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 2 days ago
alarm. The intruders used an angle grinder in a botched attempt to break open the safe at Great Clifton post office, near Workington on Saturday. The bungling burglars set off the alarm at the shop after they entered the building at 4am by... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Cumbrian rapist's sentence will not be increasedsaid the victim had made clear she wanted Hay to stop but he had persisted desp
Cumbrian rapist's sentence will not be increased
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 2 days ago
said the victim had made clear she wanted Hay to stop but he had persisted despite her protests. Hay, of Hunday Court, Workington, has since expressed "profound remorse", added the judge, who was sitting with Mrs Justice Simler and Judge... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Unbeaten Vickerstown see off Lindal challengewith 58 not out, and Tom Heywood, with 36, took them to a good win at 142 for 7
Unbeaten Vickerstown see off Lindal challenge
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 2 days ago
with 58 not out, and Tom Heywood, with 36, took them to a good win at 142 for 7. Habib Baloch took 6 for 29 in 14.4 overs. Workington won the battle of the unbeaten sides at Cockermouth. The hosts were put in for the first match at Sandair this... Read more
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give me sport
Gareth Hock handed four-game ban for deliberate referee contactinternational’s actions at the weekend, when Hock came into contact with George
Gareth Hock handed four-game ban for deliberate referee contact
give me sport / Posted 3 days ago
international’s actions at the weekend, when Hock came into contact with George Stokes during the Vikings’ 36-0 win over Workington in the Tetley's Challenge Cup fifth round. It’s the second time the player, currently on a season-long loan at... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
HMRC jobs drop-inHMRC at Lillyhall can find out more tomorrow. A drop-in and information will b
HMRC jobs drop-in
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 4 days ago
HMRC at Lillyhall can find out more tomorrow. A drop-in and information will be held at the former Fashion Lounge unit in Workington town centre between 10am and 3pm. Between 100 and 150 fixed-term posts are being created at the Lillyhall office,... Read more
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The News and Star
Break-in at Cumbrian post office prompts security warningfollowing a burglary at a post office in west Cumbria. Intruders activated the
Break-in at Cumbrian post office prompts security warning
The News and Star / Posted 4 days ago
following a burglary at a post office in west Cumbria. Intruders activated the alarm at Great Clifton Post Office, near Workington, at 4am today. They enter the premises after breaking the padlock on the door and once inside used an angle... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Twinning chairman to step downThe chairman of Workington and District Twinning Association is due to step dow
Twinning chairman to step down
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 4 days ago
The chairman of Workington and District Twinning Association is due to step down and leave the committee after over 25 years. Margaret Jones is starting a campain to get the vicar replaced at St Michael's church Workington not a shared vicar as... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
HomeMargaret Jones is starting a campain to get the vicar replaced at St Michael's
Home
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 4 days ago
Margaret Jones is starting a campain to get the vicar replaced at St Michael's church Workington not a shared vicar as suggested the has been a minister at the church since 1150. pic kevin murphy 31/7/15 50079242F000.jpg... Read more
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The News and Star
Cumbrian rapist's sentence will not be increasedsaid the victim had made clear she wanted Hay to stop but he had persisted desp
Cumbrian rapist's sentence will not be increased
The News and Star / Posted 4 days ago
said the victim had made clear she wanted Hay to stop but he had persisted despite her protests. Hay, of Hunday Court, Workington, has since expressed “profound remorse”, added the judge, who was sitting with Mrs Justice Simler and Judge... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Five people arrested after drugs raidsmen, both from Whitehaven, were arrested for possession of drugs with intent to
Five people arrested after drugs raids
Whitehaven News / Posted 5 days ago
men, both from Whitehaven, were arrested for possession of drugs with intent to supply. They are on bail until June 6 at Workington Police Station. Police also entered a property on Queen Street at 11.31am. Two men and one woman were arrested... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Fostering was the best decision Pam ever madeCare Fortnight, which runs until May 29. One will take place at the children's
Fostering was the best decision Pam ever made
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 5 days ago
Care Fortnight, which runs until May 29. One will take place at the children's services officer on New Oxford Street, Workington, on Thursday,May 26, from 5pm to 7pm. More information is also available at www.cumbria.gov.uk/fostering or on... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
detailedstoryHMRC at Lillyhall can find out more tomorrow. A drop-in and information will b
detailedstory
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 5 days ago
HMRC at Lillyhall can find out more tomorrow. A drop-in and information will be held at the former Fashion Lounge unit in Workington town centre between 10am and 3pm. Between 100 and 150 fixed-term posts are being created at the Lillyhall office,... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Mobile flood advice is on the moveaccess flood resilience grants. Next week it will be in Keswick Market Square
Mobile flood advice is on the move
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 5 days ago
access flood resilience grants. Next week it will be in Keswick Market Square on Monday from 10am to 3pm and Hall Brow in Workington on Thursday from 10am to 3pm. It will visit Keswick Market Square again on June 1, 10am to 3pm, St Helen's... Read more
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The News and Star
Workington Comets battle back to claim League Cup win at RedcarRedcar Bears 43 Workington Comets 47: Workington Comets triumphed 47-43 over a
Workington Comets battle back to claim League Cup win at Redcar
The News and Star / Posted 5 days ago
Redcar Bears 43 Workington Comets 47: Workington Comets triumphed 47-43 over a plucky Redcar side on a tricky track, whose slick surface threatened upset, to clinch their first away win of the year. Comets’ League Cup progression now rests in... Read more
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The News and Star
Returning players must fight for Workington Town place - VeiversPhil Veivers warned Workington Town’s returning players would have a tough job
Returning players must fight for Workington Town place - Veivers
The News and Star / Posted 5 days ago
Phil Veivers warned Workington Town’s returning players would have a tough job to get their shirts back after the club’s victory at Sheffield last weekend. Town picked up their second win of the season last Saturday and Veivers was delighted with... Read more
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