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The News and Star
Over-50s leisure sessions this weekendOver-50s living in West Cumbria can take part in gentle swimming and sports ses
Over-50s leisure sessions this weekend
The News and Star / Posted an hour ago
Over-50s living in West Cumbria can take part in gentle swimming and sports sessions at Workington Leisure Centre for just £2 this weekend. The sessions will be held by Greenwich Leisure Ltd, which runs the centre, and is part of Allerdale council's... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Over-50s leisure sessions this weekendOver-50s can take part in gentle swimming and sports sessions at Workington Lei
Over-50s leisure sessions this weekend
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted an hour ago
Over-50s can take part in gentle swimming and sports sessions at Workington Leisure Centre for just £2 this weekend. The sessions will be held by Greenwich Leisure Ltd, which runs the centre, and is part of Allerdale council's work to improve health... Read more
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The News and Star
Workington stretch their unbeaten run to four games after a Dave Symington penaltyWorkington stretched their unbeaten run to four games with a third successive v
Workington stretch their unbeaten run to four games after a Dave Symington penalty
The News and Star / Posted 4 hours ago
Workington stretched their unbeaten run to four games with a third successive victory. It wasn’t pretty but Workington got there in the end and, for the second game in a row, Dave Symington was the match winner. Although Phil Priestley saved his... Read more
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The News and Star
Yob who said he'd rape woman PC and kill her husband threatens court judgevan's] cage and it was only words, but they are nasty words.” He said police h
Yob who said he'd rape woman PC and kill her husband threatens court judge
The News and Star / Posted 4 hours ago
van's] cage and it was only words, but they are nasty words.” He said police had contacted the charity Turning Point in Workington on Bell's behalf and officials there were prepared to do an assessment, so there was a potential that the... Read more
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Derbyshire Times
Gladiators all set for tough FA Cup encountervocal home crowd as possible FA Cup glory draws closer in Saturday’s home clash
Gladiators all set for tough FA Cup encounter
Derbyshire Times / Posted 4 hours ago
vocal home crowd as possible FA Cup glory draws closer in Saturday’s home clash with Evo-Stik NPL Premier Division rivals Workington. Should the Gladiators win then they will be just one match away from the first round proper, a potential tie... Read more
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The News and Star
Go-ahead given for 300-bed hotel, shops and restaurantapproved. Allerdale council's development panel approved outline plans for the
Go-ahead given for 300-bed hotel, shops and restaurant
The News and Star / Posted 7 hours ago
approved. Allerdale council's development panel approved outline plans for the development at St Helen's Business Park, Workington, off the A596. It would include the 300-bed hotel, a car showroom, a large retail building for non-food goods, a... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Team plant bulbs across WorkingtonA team of volunteers have planted thousands of purple crocus bulbs in and aroun
Team plant bulbs across Workington
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 9 hours ago
A team of volunteers have planted thousands of purple crocus bulbs in and around Workington to raise awareness about the End Polio Now campaign. The project was organised by Workington Rotary club in partnership with Workington Town... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Meeting over Forgehill play areaA housing developer has met with planning officers over options for a Workingto
Meeting over Forgehill play area
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 9 hours ago
A housing developer has met with planning officers over options for a Workington play area. Representatives from Persimmon Homes met with Allerdale planning officers last week to discuss the provision of a play area at Forgehill Park. The developer... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Nearly new saleA sale of nearly new items for babies and children will be held in Workington n
Nearly new sale
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 9 hours ago
A sale of nearly new items for babies and children will be held in Workington next month. The event will take place in Salterbeck's Oval Centre on Saturday, October 22 between 10am and noon. Businesses taking part in the event include Rosalie's... Read more
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The News and Star
Inquest continues into death of delivery driver in WorkingtonDETAILS of a Workington firm's training and health and safety policies have bee
Inquest continues into death of delivery driver in Workington
The News and Star / Posted 19 hours ago
DETAILS of a Workington firm's training and health and safety policies have been revealed on day two of an inquest into a delivery driver's death. Richard Andrew Brown, of Bristol Road, Hull, died at Howdens Joinery at Clay Flatts, on November 10,... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Inquest continues into death of delivery driver in WorkingtonDETAILS of a Workington firm's training and health and safety policies have bee
Inquest continues into death of delivery driver in Workington
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 19 hours ago
DETAILS of a Workington firm's training and health and safety policies have been revealed on day two of an inquest into a delivery driver's death. Incident involving a forklift truck at Howdens in Workington on Monday. pic Tom Kay Monday 10th... Read more
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The News and Star
Preschool owner faces dog neglect trialneglecting her dog. Marie Elizabeth Staniforth, who owns Acorns Pre School in
Preschool owner faces dog neglect trial
The News and Star / Posted 21 hours ago
neglecting her dog. Marie Elizabeth Staniforth, who owns Acorns Pre School in Cleator Moor, appeared before magistrates in Workington yesterday accused of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal between January and February this... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Preschool owner faces dog neglect trialan earlier hearing Marie Elizabeth Staniforth, who owns Acorns Pre School in C
Preschool owner faces dog neglect trial
Whitehaven News / Posted 21 hours ago
an earlier hearing Marie Elizabeth Staniforth, who owns Acorns Pre School in Cleator Moor, appeared before magistrates in Workington yesterday accused of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal between January and February this... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Plans for 12-storey Workington hotel get green lightPlans for a 12-storey hotel in Workington have been approved. Allerdale counci
Plans for 12-storey Workington hotel get green light
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 23 hours ago
Plans for a 12-storey hotel in Workington have been approved. Allerdale council's development panel today approved outline plans for the development at St Helen's Business Park, off the A596. It would include the 300-bed hotel, a car showroom, a... Read more
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Newcastle United FC
Cameron Called Up By Scotland Underlevel, but Tuesday's announcement means he will make the step up to the under-2
Cameron Called Up By Scotland Under
Newcastle United FC / Posted yesterday
level, but Tuesday's announcement means he will make the step up to the under-21 set up for the first time. The teenage centre half is on loan at Newport until January 2017, having spent similar spells with Workington Reds and York City last sea... Read more
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The News and Star
Health chiefs: We have to act to make service safeWednesday, October 26, 1pm to 3pm, Masonic Hall Alston: Wednesday, October 26,
Health chiefs: We have to act to make service safe
The News and Star / Posted yesterday
Wednesday, October 26, 1pm to 3pm, Masonic Hall Alston: Wednesday, October 26, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Samuel Kings School Workington: Monday, November 7, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Carnegie Theatre Whitehaven: Tuesday, November 8, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, United... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Club wants answers after pitch destructionA Workington football team have been left without a pitch after vandals removed
Club wants answers after pitch destruction
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted yesterday
A Workington football team have been left without a pitch after vandals removed some of its turf. Salterbeck FC under-nines, who play home games at Garnet Crescent, were alerted to the vandalism over the weekend. It came just days after the pitch,... Read more
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The News and Star
Campaigners accuse health bosses of failing to listen to fearswest Cumbria, and challenged the Success Regime to work with the community to f
Campaigners accuse health bosses of failing to listen to fears
The News and Star / Posted yesterday
west Cumbria, and challenged the Success Regime to work with the community to find a solution that meets public demands. Workington MP Sue Hayman said she was very unhappy with the options put forward, and again said bosses have not... Read more
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The News and Star
Dog neglect trial set for courtand treat the cause of the dog's poor body condition”. The two-year-old dog, c
Dog neglect trial set for court
The News and Star / Posted yesterday
and treat the cause of the dog's poor body condition”. The two-year-old dog, called Spot by the RSPCA, was found on the Leconfield Industrial Estate in Cleator Moor in February. The trial at Workington Magistrates' Court is listed for t... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Dog neglect trial set for courtand treat the cause of the dog's poor body condition”. The two-year-old dog, c
Dog neglect trial set for court
Whitehaven News / Posted yesterday
and treat the cause of the dog's poor body condition”. The two-year-old dog, called Spot by the RSPCA, was found on the Leconfield Industrial Estate in Cleator Moor in February. The trial at Workington Magistrates' Court is listed for t... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Inquest starts into death of delivery driver in Workingtonlift truck, with heavy pallets on, and his vehicle, an inquest heard. Incident
Inquest starts into death of delivery driver in Workington
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted yesterday
lift truck, with heavy pallets on, and his vehicle, an inquest heard. Incident involving a forklift truck at Howdens in Workington on Monday. pic Tom Kay Monday 10th November 2014 50070261T004.JPG The fatal incident involving Richard Andrew... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Inquest starts into death of delivery driver in Workingtonlift truck, with heavy pallets on, and his vehicle, an inquest heard. Incident
Inquest starts into death of delivery driver in Workington
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted yesterday
lift truck, with heavy pallets on, and his vehicle, an inquest heard. Incident involving a forklift truck at Howdens in Workington on Monday. pic Tom Kay Monday 10th November 2014 50070261T004.JPG The fatal incident involving Richard Andrew... Read more
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The News and Star
Inquest starts into death of delivery driver in Workingtonfatal incident involving Richard Andrew Brown, of Bristol Road, Hull, happened
Inquest starts into death of delivery driver in Workington
The News and Star / Posted yesterday
fatal incident involving Richard Andrew Brown, of Bristol Road, Hull, happened at Howdens Joinery at Clay Flatts, in Workington on November 10, 2014. A five-day inquest, with a jury, began at Cleator Moor Civic Hall yesterday (Monday). They... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Priority road projects identifiedout on Cumbria's roads as a priority, according to a new report. These schemes
Priority road projects identified
Whitehaven News / Posted yesterday
out on Cumbria's roads as a priority, according to a new report. These schemes include an access bridge at the Port of Workington, a bypasses for Ulverston and Whitehaven and improvements to the A595 near Carlisle. All of the priority projects... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Priority road projects identifiedout on Cumbria's roads as a priority, according to a new report. These schemes
Priority road projects identified
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted yesterday
out on Cumbria's roads as a priority, according to a new report. These schemes include an access bridge at the Port of Workington, a bypasses for Ulverston and Whitehaven and improvements to the A595 near Carlisle. All of the priority projects... Read more
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The News and Star
Priority road projects identifiedout on Cumbria's roads as a priority, according to a new report. These include
Priority road projects identified
The News and Star / Posted 2 days ago
out on Cumbria's roads as a priority, according to a new report. These include schemes an access bridge at the Port of Workington, a bypasses for Ulverston and Whitehaven and improvements to the A595 near Carlisle. All of the priority projects... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Motocross rider backs ambulance campaignafter meeting the crew that saved his life. Scott Pohlman, 19, was competing a
Motocross rider backs ambulance campaign
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 2 days ago
after meeting the crew that saved his life. Scott Pohlman, 19, was competing at an event at Dean Moor Motocross Park, near Workington, last May when he lost control of his bike while trying to jump. He hit the floor at speed and sustained... Read more
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The News and Star
Urgent action needed at A66 accident blackspot, say campaigners"Why is a roundabout needed on a very busy road? If you can't turn right from B
Urgent action needed at A66 accident blackspot, say campaigners
The News and Star / Posted 2 days ago
"Why is a roundabout needed on a very busy road? If you can't turn right from Broughton turn left into Brigham then go towards Workington. Big waste of money on my opinion." Copies of the plans have been sent out and Kier is asking for o... Read more
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The News and Star
Revealed: Success Regime's plans for health services in CumbriaMaryport would close, with 104 beds consolidated across the remaining sites 2.
Revealed: Success Regime's plans for health services in Cumbria
The News and Star / Posted 2 days ago
Maryport would close, with 104 beds consolidated across the remaining sites 2. Beds at Alston, Wigton, Maryport and Workington would close, with 104 beds consolidated across the remaining sites 3. Beds at Alston, Wigton, Maryport and... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Revealed: Success Regime's plans for health services in CumbriaMaryport would close, with 104 beds consolidated across the remaining sites 2.
Revealed: Success Regime's plans for health services in Cumbria
Whitehaven News / Posted 2 days ago
Maryport would close, with 104 beds consolidated across the remaining sites 2. Beds at Alston, Wigton, Maryport and Workington would close, with 104 beds consolidated across the remaining sites 3. Beds at Alston, Wigton, Maryport and... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Revealed: Success Regime's plans for health services in CumbriaMaryport would close, with 104 beds consolidated across the remaining sites 2.
Revealed: Success Regime's plans for health services in Cumbria
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 2 days ago
Maryport would close, with 104 beds consolidated across the remaining sites 2. Beds at Alston, Wigton, Maryport and Workington would close, with 104 beds consolidated across the remaining sites 3. Beds at Alston, Wigton, Maryport and... Read more
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The News and Star
Young Workington Town star Tee Ritson walks away with three top awards from club's annual presentationYoung Workington Town star Tee Ritson walked away with three top awards from th
Young Workington Town star Tee Ritson walks away with three top awards from club's annual presentation
The News and Star / Posted 2 days ago
Young Workington Town star Tee Ritson walked away with three top awards from the club's annual presentation evening on Friday. Ritson, who has had a superb season, also winning a cap for Thailand, won the coveted players' player of the year trophy,... Read more
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The News and Star
Workington Reds get back on track with win thanks to Dave Symington's penaltyWorkington Reds 1 Grantham Town 0 Workington Reds got back on track in the Evo
Workington Reds get back on track with win thanks to Dave Symington's penalty
The News and Star / Posted 2 days ago
Workington Reds 1 Grantham Town 0 Workington Reds got back on track in the Evo Stik Northern Premier with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Grantham Town. Reds had to grind out the win in windy conditions at Borough Park and it was a penalty that... Read more
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The News and Star
Workington Reds boss Dave Hewson praises his side after 'ugly' win against Grantham TownWorkington Reds boss Dave Hewson praised his side for grinding out an 'ugly' wi
Workington Reds boss Dave Hewson praises his side after 'ugly' win against Grantham Town
The News and Star / Posted 2 days ago
Workington Reds boss Dave Hewson praised his side for grinding out an 'ugly' win against Grantham Town on Saturday. Reds clinched the 1-0 win with a Dave Symington penalty strike in the first half. And they also owed a big vote of thanks to keeper... Read more
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The News and Star
Body builder 'driven' to violence by steroids, court toldthe side-effects of the steroids. Prosecutor Pamela Fee described how Walsh ha
Body builder 'driven' to violence by steroids, court told
The News and Star / Posted 2 days ago
the side-effects of the steroids. Prosecutor Pamela Fee described how Walsh had been in the Blue Bell pub in King Street, Workington, on September 13 when staff became concerned for him because he seemed so intoxicated. They were unable to rouse... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Judge's sadness at drug user's latest crimesprison terms. Beccy McGregor, prosecuting, said police saw Passon acting suspi
Judge's sadness at drug user's latest crimes
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 2 days ago
prison terms. Beccy McGregor, prosecuting, said police saw Passon acting suspiciously in the Senhouse Street area of Workington at around 5am. "He was nervous and started dropping items out of his pocket, and putting them on to a wheelie bin... Read more
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The News and Star
Judge's sadness at drug user's latest crimesprison terms. Beccy McGregor, prosecuting, said police saw Passon acting suspi
Judge's sadness at drug user's latest crimes
The News and Star / Posted 2 days ago
prison terms. Beccy McGregor, prosecuting, said police saw Passon acting suspiciously in the Senhouse Street area of Workington at around 5am. "He was nervous and started dropping items out of his pocket, and putting them on to a wheelie bin... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Cumbria police launches recruitment driveto join our excellent team.” Recruitment evenings, which take place between 6.
Cumbria police launches recruitment drive
Whitehaven News / Posted 2 days ago
to join our excellent team.” Recruitment evenings, which take place between 6.30pm and 7.30pm, are to be held in Carlisle, Workington and Barrow. Wednesday, October 5: West Neighbourhood Policing Team, St Michael’s Church, Falcon Place,... Read more
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The News and Star
Workington Town part company with coach VeiversWorkington Town have parted company with Phil Veivers. The club's directors ha
Workington Town part company with coach Veivers
The News and Star / Posted 2 days ago
Workington Town have parted company with Phil Veivers. The club's directors have confirmed that the Aussie will not return as coach next season. The move follows Town's recent relegation from the Championship to League One after a disastrous,... Read more
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The News and Star
Cottage hospitals beds still at riska reprieve. The future of the community hospitals in Wigton, Brampton, Penrith
Cottage hospitals beds still at risk
The News and Star / Posted 3 days ago
a reprieve. The future of the community hospitals in Wigton, Brampton, Penrith, Alston, Keswick, Cockermouth, Maryport and Workington, along with the Copeland unit in Whitehaven is under review. It is part of a major overhaul of the troubled local... Read more
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The News and Star
Reds get back on track in leagueWorkington Reds got back on track in the Evo Stik Premier League with a hard fo
Reds get back on track in league
The News and Star / Posted 3 days ago
Workington Reds got back on track in the Evo Stik Premier League with a hard fought 1-0 victory over visitors Grantham Town. A 24-minute penalty from the boot of Dave Symington proved the difference between the two sides. Reds played some great... Read more
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The News and Star
Workington Comets manager Tony Jackson - 'we face an almost impossible task against Glasgow'Workington Comets manager Tony Jackson believes his side face an Everest-sized
Workington Comets manager Tony Jackson - 'we face an almost impossible task against Glasgow'
The News and Star / Posted 4 days ago
Workington Comets manager Tony Jackson believes his side face an Everest-sized challenge as they look to claw back a 39-point deficit in the League Cup semi-final against Glasgow tonight (7pm start). Comets trail 64-25 from Sunday's first leg and... Read more
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The News and Star
Midfielder Joe McGee - 'we must take our chances'Midfielder Joe McGee says Workington Reds must take their chances if they want
Midfielder Joe McGee - 'we must take our chances'
The News and Star / Posted 4 days ago
Midfielder Joe McGee says Workington Reds must take their chances if they want to stop the rot against Grantham today (kick-off 3pm). Reds haven't won any of their last six league matches and are hoping to put things right this afternoon at Borough... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Workington Leisure Centre's standards won't slip, council pledgesWorkington's new £11.3 million leisure centre will not be allowed to fall into
Workington Leisure Centre's standards won't slip, council pledges
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 4 days ago
Workington's new £11.3 million leisure centre will not be allowed to fall into disrepair, said Allerdale council leader Alan Smith. He was responding to a plea for Councillor Mark Jenkinson for the authority to take a proactive approach to... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Howdens death inquest set to beginAn inquest into the death of a delivery driver in Workington is set to begin on
Howdens death inquest set to begin
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 4 days ago
An inquest into the death of a delivery driver in Workington is set to begin on Monday. Incident involving a forklift truck at Howdens in Workington on Monday. pic Tom Kay Monday 10th November 2014 50070261T004.JPG Richard Andrew Brown, 48, of... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Sunday trading bid sparks new market fearsA trader's application to hold a stall in Workington has prompted fears the tow
Sunday trading bid sparks new market fears
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 4 days ago
A trader's application to hold a stall in Workington has prompted fears the town will end up with an “informal Sunday market”. Jagdeep Puri, of Clay Street, Workington, has applied to Allerdale council to sell phone accessories from an 8ft by 6ft... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Coffee afternoon at Legion clubSt John's Residents' Association in Workington will hold a coffee afternoon on
Coffee afternoon at Legion club
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 4 days ago
St John's Residents' Association in Workington will hold a coffee afternoon on Monday, September 26 from 1pm to 5pm at the Royal British Legion Club in St John's Court. Games are on offer and advice will be available on issues of concern. Admission... Read more
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The News and Star
Sunday trading bid sparks new market fearsA TRADER’S application to hold a stall in Workington has prompted fears the tow
Sunday trading bid sparks new market fears
The News and Star / Posted 4 days ago
A TRADER’S application to hold a stall in Workington has prompted fears the town will end up with an “informal Sunday market”. Jagdeep Puri, of Clay Street, Workington, has applied to Allerdale Council to sell phone accessories from an 8ft by 6ft... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Good sports lend a voluntary handstudents running a number of sports and activity sessions and supporting clubs
Good sports lend a voluntary hand
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 4 days ago
students running a number of sports and activity sessions and supporting clubs across the county.” Sarah Tyrer, 17, of Workington, started her training with Cumbria Youth Alliance in July and is finishing her course this month. She took a... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Boy, 15, placed on sex offenders' registerregister after pleading guilty to sex offences against a 12-year-old girl in we
Boy, 15, placed on sex offenders' register
Whitehaven News / Posted 4 days ago
register after pleading guilty to sex offences against a 12-year-old girl in west Cumbria. West Cumbria Magistrates Court, Workington He was sentenced today after appearing at West Cumbria Magistrates' Court charged with engaging in sexual... Read more
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