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The News and Star
Smith strike seals win for Workington RedsWorkington Reds 1 Marine 0: Workington Reds continued to claw back points on le
Smith strike seals win for Workington Reds
The News and Star / Posted 15 hours ago
Workington Reds 1 Marine 0: Workington Reds continued to claw back points on league leaders Blyth Spartans as they ground out a tough 1-0 victory over visiting Marine. In testing conditions, with rain and wind sweeping Borough Park, this was never... Read more
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The News and Star
Workington Town well-beaten by full-time SheffieldWorkington Town 12 Sheffield Eagles 42: Workington Town were outgunned and outc
Workington Town well-beaten by full-time Sheffield
The News and Star / Posted 15 hours ago
Workington Town 12 Sheffield Eagles 42: Workington Town were outgunned and outclassed by a Sheffield Eagles outfit who sharpened their Championship talons on the home side. Town were caught out several times in defence and could not find the... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Luxury lodge plansLuxury lodges are poised to be built as part of a new tourism development. Pla
Luxury lodge plans
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 17 hours ago
Luxury lodges are poised to be built as part of a new tourism development. Plans have been tabled to create 15 lodges - along with office and shop buildings - at Winscales, on the edge of Workington. They would be used to support attempts to revive... Read more
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The News and Star
Workington Town boss Veivers bitterly disappointed after Eagles defeatWorkington Town boss Phil Veivers was bitterly disappointed after his side got
Workington Town boss Veivers bitterly disappointed after Eagles defeat
The News and Star / Posted 18 hours ago
Workington Town boss Phil Veivers was bitterly disappointed after his side got ‘burnt’ at the hands of Sheffield Eagles yesterday. Town went down 42-12 in their opening Championship fixture with Veivers admitting that his side were ‘pretty average’... Read more
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The News and Star
Workington Reds stalwart May to call it a dayDefensive general Kyle May announced his intention to hang up his boots at the
Workington Reds stalwart May to call it a day
The News and Star / Posted 18 hours ago
Defensive general Kyle May announced his intention to hang up his boots at the end of this season, following Workington Reds’ gritty 1-0 victory over Marine on Saturday. The Reds stalwart said he felt it was the right time to end his playing career... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Cumbria MPs unite in call for Poppi inquiryMPs across the county have united in their call for an independent inquiry into
Cumbria MPs unite in call for Poppi inquiry
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 18 hours ago
MPs across the county have united in their call for an independent inquiry into the death of a baby girl. Each of Cumbria's six parliamentary representatives have now added their weight to official requests for the launch of an inquiry into the case... Read more
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The News and Star
Heavy defeats for Whitehaven and Workington TownWORKINGTON Town and Whitehaven both opened their Championship seasons with heav
Heavy defeats for Whitehaven and Workington Town
The News and Star / Posted yesterday
WORKINGTON Town and Whitehaven both opened their Championship seasons with heavy defeats to Yorkshire outfits. Haven were beaten 52-6 at Halifax, former Town winger Elliott Miller scoring the west Cumbrians' only try. It wasn't a lot better for... Read more
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The News and Star
Brain injury golfer feared he was millimetres from deathA golfer hit on the head by a stray ball feared he was millimetres away from po
Brain injury golfer feared he was millimetres from death
The News and Star / Posted yesterday
A golfer hit on the head by a stray ball feared he was millimetres away from possible death, a court has been told. Iain Gray, 69, of Winscales Avenue, High Harrington, suffered an injury to his brain at Workington Golf Club in April 2011. A county... Read more
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The News and Star
Workington Town's Mattinson given chance to prove fitnessWORKINGTON Town head coach Phil Veivers will give captain Graeme Mattinson an o
Workington Town's Mattinson given chance to prove fitness
The News and Star / Posted 2 days ago
WORKINGTON Town head coach Phil Veivers will give captain Graeme Mattinson an opportunity to prove his fitness on Sunday ahead of this weekend's game against Sheffield Eagles. Mattinson is recovering from shoulder surgery which he had in the... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Dewsbury Rams: Morrison wants Rams to put a strong marker down at SwintonCOACH Glenn Morrison admits Dewsbury Rams must hit the ground running. Rams ar
Dewsbury Rams: Morrison wants Rams to put a strong marker down at Swinton
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 2 days ago
COACH Glenn Morrison admits Dewsbury Rams must hit the ground running. Rams are aiming to improve on last year, when they finished sixth in the Kingstone Press Championship. They begin against promoted Swinton Lions at Salford’s AJ Bell Stadium... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Three Workington men arrested for theftThree Workington men have been arrested for theft after a shoplifting incident
Three Workington men arrested for theft
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 3 days ago
Three Workington men have been arrested for theft after a shoplifting incident at a Finkle Street shop. The three men, two aged 35 and one aged 36, were arrested yesterday afternoon after it was reported that a speaker was stolen from Peter Tyson at... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Non-league: Southport will show derby passion - MaamriaDINO MAAMRIA has called on his team to display the passion needed when they fac
Non-league: Southport will show derby passion - Maamria
Liverpool Echo / Posted 3 days ago
DINO MAAMRIA has called on his team to display the passion needed when they face Tranmere today. The two sides will meet for the first time in around 40 years and Maamria says his team is fully focused and prepared for a tough test against former... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Brain injury golfer feared he was millimetres from deathA golfer hit on the head by a stray ball feared he was millimetres away from po
Brain injury golfer feared he was millimetres from death
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 3 days ago
A golfer hit on the head by a stray ball feared he was millimetres away from possible death, a court has been told. Iain Gray, 69, of Winscales Avenue, High Harrington, suffered an injury to his brain at Workington Golf Club in April 2011. A county... Read more
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The News and Star
Signs look good for Cumbria's first deaf football teamCumbria's first deaf football club could become a reality within weeks, thanks
Signs look good for Cumbria's first deaf football team
The News and Star / Posted 3 days ago
Cumbria's first deaf football club could become a reality within weeks, thanks to the determination of one teenager. Thomas Rhodes is deaf in both ears, but has a cochlear implant which allows him some hearing. He is able to speak and lip read, and... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Health bosses committed to our hospitalsWorkington MP Sue Hayman has met with senior Government health bosses. Mrs Hay
Health bosses committed to our hospitals
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 3 days ago
Workington MP Sue Hayman has met with senior Government health bosses. Mrs Hayman met with Ben Gummer, hospitals minister, on Tuesday and Department of Health officials to discuss the plight of the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven and... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Build the barricade, Les Mis is coming to townWhen you think of the preparations involved in staging an amateur musical, coun
Build the barricade, Les Mis is coming to town
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 3 days ago
When you think of the preparations involved in staging an amateur musical, countless rehearsals running through lines, evenings spent learning songs and sessions perfecting dance routines probably spring to mind. Laura Johnston, Ian Johnston,... Read more
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The News and Star
Workington Town coach wants flying start to new seasonWorkington Town head coach Phil Veivers wants to see his side right the wrongs
Workington Town coach wants flying start to new season
The News and Star / Posted 3 days ago
Workington Town head coach Phil Veivers wants to see his side right the wrongs of the last two years and make a flying start to the 2016 season. In the last two seasons, Town have made slow starts to the year only to then string results together and... Read more
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The News and Star
Reds skipper Rowntree in race to get fit for Marine gameWORKINGTON Reds skipper Gari Rowntree is facing a race against time to be fit f
Reds skipper Rowntree in race to get fit for Marine game
The News and Star / Posted 3 days ago
WORKINGTON Reds skipper Gari Rowntree is facing a race against time to be fit for tomorrow's clash with Marine. The left-back was hurt following a tackle in Tuesday's match with Blyth which Reds won 2-0. Rowntree began to feel pain 15 minutes into... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Road closures harming businessesBusinesses along the Solway Coast are being devastated by ad hoc road closures
Road closures harming businesses
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 3 days ago
Businesses along the Solway Coast are being devastated by ad hoc road closures of Dubmill Point, it has been claimed. Bill James, the owner of Bank Mill Nurseries, near Mawbray, said the Allonby to Silloth road was closed when it could easily be... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Treasure trove awaits in WorkingtonA treasure trove of weird and wonderful items awaits discovery in a new shop in
Treasure trove awaits in Workington
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 3 days ago
A treasure trove of weird and wonderful items awaits discovery in a new shop in Workington. Hanratty's antiques and curios shop, in Murray Road, Workington, is set to open on Monday. It is the brainchild of Shane Ball, 27, of Derwent Avenue, Seaton... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Man sues golf club over brain injuryA long-time member of Workington Golf Club is suing the club after an accident
Man sues golf club over brain injury
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 3 days ago
A long-time member of Workington Golf Club is suing the club after an accident on the course left him with brain injuries. Iain Gray, of Winscales Avenue, Distington, suffered head injuries when he was struck by a ball while playing golf in April... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
New High Sheriff for CumbriaEGREMONT vicar, the Rev Richard Lee is to become the next High Sheriff of Cumbr
New High Sheriff for Cumbria
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 4 days ago
EGREMONT vicar, the Rev Richard Lee is to become the next High Sheriff of Cumbria. His installation will take place at the Crown Court, Carlisle, on Wednesday, April 6 (4pm). An ex-RAF Group Captain, Mr Lee is currently the team rector for the... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Enjoying time with grandparentsEvery child enjoys time with their grandparents. And there is one group in Wes
Enjoying time with grandparents
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 4 days ago
Every child enjoys time with their grandparents. And there is one group in West Cumbria which is devoted to the special relationship. Grandtots, which meets in Flimby, is dedicated to helping children enjoy playtime with their grandmothers and... Read more
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The News and Star
Whitehaven on the up, says full-back JouffretWhitehaven full-back Louis Jouffret says that the club has made big improvement
Whitehaven on the up, says full-back Jouffret
The News and Star / Posted 4 days ago
Whitehaven full-back Louis Jouffret says that the club has made big improvements since his last stint in west Cumbria. Jouffret joined Haven on-loan part way through last season and made nine appearances, he has since signed a one-year deal at The... Read more
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The News and Star
Reds goal hero Simpson happy to leave it to the hitmenJake Simpson says he is happy to leave the goal scoring to the strikers if Work
Reds goal hero Simpson happy to leave it to the hitmen
The News and Star / Posted 4 days ago
Jake Simpson says he is happy to leave the goal scoring to the strikers if Workington Reds can keep their run of clean sheets going. Simpson stunned the fans at Borough Park on Tuesday night with a cracking goal against Blyth from 30 yards out. But... Read more
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The News and Star
Abnormal load to cause delays on roadsMotorists are being warned of potential delays as an abnormal load travels thro
Abnormal load to cause delays on roads
The News and Star / Posted 4 days ago
Motorists are being warned of potential delays as an abnormal load travels through Cumbria today. Police will be escorting the slow moving vehicle from Carlisle to Siddick, Workington. The journey will start at about 9.30am from the M6 at junction... Read more
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The News and Star
Crime on Cumbria's buses on the riseCRIME on bus routes in Cumbria is increasing year-on-year, with exposure, sexua
Crime on Cumbria's buses on the rise
The News and Star / Posted 4 days ago
CRIME on bus routes in Cumbria is increasing year-on-year, with exposure, sexual offences and out-of-control dogs among a catalogue of reported incidents. Figures show the number of crimes on buses and coaches in the county has increased over the... Read more
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The News and Star
New High Sheriff for CumbriaA VICAR is to be installed as new High Sheriff of Cumbria at a ceremony in Carl
New High Sheriff for Cumbria
The News and Star / Posted 4 days ago
A VICAR is to be installed as new High Sheriff of Cumbria at a ceremony in Carlisle. The Rev Richard Lee of Egremont, will take over the role at the ceremonial event at Carlisle Crown Court on April 6. An ex-RAF Group Captain, Mr Lee is currently... Read more
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The News and Star
Workington Town's Whiteley on a missionWorkington Town utility man Perry Whiteley says he wants to make right the disa
Workington Town's Whiteley on a mission
The News and Star / Posted 4 days ago
Workington Town utility man Perry Whiteley says he wants to make right the disappointment of last season in 2016. Whiteley joined Town before the 2015 season after a stint in Australia and made 22 appearances during the year. "Last year a bit... Read more
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The News and Star
Cumbrian councils can keep all Moorside nuclear business ratesCOUNCILS in west Cumbria will keep all business rates resulting from the nuclea
Cumbrian councils can keep all Moorside nuclear business rates
The News and Star / Posted 4 days ago
COUNCILS in west Cumbria will keep all business rates resulting from the nuclear new-build at Moorside, Sellafield. Ministers were proposing that Whitehall should keep all the rates received from Moorside, where NuGen plans to build the UK’s biggest... Read more
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The News and Star
Teenager convicted of New Year's Day rapeA Workington teenager has been convicted of raping a woman. Calum Hay, 19, was
Teenager convicted of New Year's Day rape
The News and Star / Posted 5 days ago
A Workington teenager has been convicted of raping a woman. Calum Hay, 19, was unanimously found guilty of the offence today following a trial at Carlisle Crown Court. Hay denied a charge of rape following an incident which occurred on the evening... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Miracle baby survives heart surgery THREE times before she was six weeks oldDue to the severity of her condition, when mum Debbie Hodkin first rushed her d
Miracle baby survives heart surgery THREE times before she was six weeks old
Daily Mirror / Posted 5 days ago
Due to the severity of her condition, when mum Debbie Hodkin first rushed her daughter to West Cumberland Hospital from their home in Seaton, Cumbria, she was revived and moved to Newcastle's Freeman hospital, hours away from the family... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Thug attacked man as he fed ducksA Workington man has been jailed for attacking a teenager who was feeding ducks
Thug attacked man as he fed ducks
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 5 days ago
A Workington man has been jailed for attacking a teenager who was feeding ducks at a Lake District beauty spot. Carl Ward, 34, of Greengarth, Great Clifton, pleaded guilty to a charge of wounding, for which he was sent to prison for 10 months at... Read more
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The News and Star
Workington Reds beat league leaders Blyth to close gap to five pointsWorkington Reds 2 Blyth Spartans 0: Workington Reds pulled off a superb victory
Workington Reds beat league leaders Blyth to close gap to five points
The News and Star / Posted 5 days ago
Workington Reds 2 Blyth Spartans 0: Workington Reds pulled off a superb victory over table-topping Blyth Spartans at Borough Park. Aided by a spectacular strike from Jake Simpson, Reds took the upper-hand in this tense encounter that keeps them in... Read more
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The News and Star
Townsley joy as Workington Reds beat league leaders BlythA DELIGHTED Derek Townsley praised his Workington Reds side after they pulled o
Townsley joy as Workington Reds beat league leaders Blyth
The News and Star / Posted 5 days ago
A DELIGHTED Derek Townsley praised his Workington Reds side after they pulled off a superb 2-0 victory over table-topping Blyth. A superb strike from Jake Simpson broke the deadlock late in the second half and put Reds into the ascendency and they... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Compact squad capable of mounting a challengeON-LOAN FULL-BACK Danny Craven reckons Featherstone Rovers will mount a challen
Compact squad capable of mounting a challenge
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 5 days ago
ON-LOAN FULL-BACK Danny Craven reckons Featherstone Rovers will mount a challenge to the Kingstone Press Championship’s top-four this year. Rovers finished fifth last term, behind Leigh Centurions, Bradford Bulls, Sheffield Eagles and Halifax but... Read more
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The News and Star
Workington Reds beat league leaders BlythWORKINGTON Reds have pulled off a superb 2-0 victory over table-topping Blyth S
Workington Reds beat league leaders Blyth
The News and Star / Posted 6 days ago
WORKINGTON Reds have pulled off a superb 2-0 victory over table-topping Blyth Spartans at Borough Park. Aided by a spectacular strike from Jake Simpson, Reds took the upper hand in this tense encounter that keeps them in second position in the... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Tributes to deputy mayor Bill BaconTributes have been paid to William Bacon, deputy mayor of Allerdale, who has di
Tributes to deputy mayor Bill Bacon
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 6 days ago
Tributes have been paid to William Bacon, deputy mayor of Allerdale, who has died at the age of 80. As well as performing his official and council duties, Councillor Bacon, known as Bill, helped to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity... Read more
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The News and Star
Tributes paid to Allerdale's deputy mayor Bill BaconTributes have been paid to the former mayor of Workington and Allerdale, Bill B
Tributes paid to Allerdale's deputy mayor Bill Bacon
The News and Star / Posted 6 days ago
Tributes have been paid to the former mayor of Workington and Allerdale, Bill Bacon, who has died at the age of 80. Councillor Bacon helped to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity over the years. His wife Valerie said: "He was a loving... Read more
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The News and Star
Man jailed for vicious attack on teenager feeding ducksA THUG has been locked up for attacking a teenager who was feeding ducks at a L
Man jailed for vicious attack on teenager feeding ducks
The News and Star / Posted 6 days ago
A THUG has been locked up for attacking a teenager who was feeding ducks at a Lake District beauty spot. As victim Joseph Martin handed out bread to the birds close to the shore he was given a savage beating by Carl Ward, of Workington, on April 25... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Judge jails man who attacked teenager feeding ducks on shore of WindermereA THUG has been locked up for attacking a teenager who was feeding ducks at a L
Judge jails man who attacked teenager feeding ducks on shore of Windermere
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
A THUG has been locked up for attacking a teenager who was feeding ducks at a Lake District beauty spot. As victim Joseph Martin handed out bread to the birds close to the shore of Windermere, he was given a savage beating by Carl Ward on April 25... Read more
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The News and Star
Man on trial accused of New Year's Day rapeA MAN has gone on trial accused of raping a woman in Workington. Calum Hay, 19
Man on trial accused of New Year's Day rape
The News and Star / Posted 6 days ago
A MAN has gone on trial accused of raping a woman in Workington. Calum Hay, 19, denies an allegation which stems from an incident which is said to have occurred in the town on New Year's Day last year. Jurors at Carlisle Crown Court were shown a... Read more
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The News and Star
Workington Reds ace Tinnion eager for Blyth testIN-FORM Workington Reds star Conor Tinnion has declared himself fit to take on
Workington Reds ace Tinnion eager for Blyth test
The News and Star / Posted 6 days ago
IN-FORM Workington Reds star Conor Tinnion has declared himself fit to take on league leaders Blyth Spartans at Borough Park tonight. Tinnion was a doubt for Saturday's game at Mickleover Sports, which was called off, due to an ankle injury. But he... Read more
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The News and Star
Fatal crash motorist gets licence back earlyA MOTORIST banned from driving following a fatal road crash has won back his li
Fatal crash motorist gets licence back early
The News and Star / Posted 6 days ago
A MOTORIST banned from driving following a fatal road crash has won back his licence early. Jamie Crellin, 26, was disqualified for three in 2013 after pleading guilty to causing the death of 31-year-old motorcyclist Paul Fursey by careless... Read more
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The News and Star
Coward: Workington Town ready for Sheffield testWorkington Town prop forward Kris Coward believes his side are well prepared fo
Coward: Workington Town ready for Sheffield test
The News and Star / Posted 6 days ago
Workington Town prop forward Kris Coward believes his side are well prepared for this weekend's Championship opener against Sheffield Eagles. Town welcome the Eagles to Zebra Claims Stadium on Sunday for round one of the new season and, although the... Read more
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The News and Star
Whitehaven coach set to decide on trialist DobsonWhitehaven head coach James Coyle says that the club will make a decision on tr
Whitehaven coach set to decide on trialist Dobson
The News and Star / Posted 6 days ago
Whitehaven head coach James Coyle says that the club will make a decision on trialist Peter Dobson's future this week. Dobson has been in training with the club during pre-season and made his debut appearance in Sunday's 26-4 win over Newcastle... Read more
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The News and Star
Serial drug dealer jailedA SERIAL drug dealer has been jailed for almost seven years. Sean McDonald, 43
Serial drug dealer jailed
The News and Star / Posted 7 days ago
A SERIAL drug dealer has been jailed for almost seven years. Sean McDonald, 43, was handed an 80-month term after adding two more serious crimes to his lengthy list of convictions. On two separate occasions last year, police executed search... Read more
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The News and Star
Drunken burglar filmed himself on stolen phone - courtA BOOZED-UP burglar stole a phone from a pensioner's home and then used it to f
Drunken burglar filmed himself on stolen phone - court
The News and Star / Posted 7 days ago
A BOOZED-UP burglar stole a phone from a pensioner's home and then used it to film himself, a court heard. Angus Walton, 46, stole possessions from several people who were at the house in Workington to help the elderly occupant. Walton sneaked into... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Three Workington men arrested for theftTHREE Workington men have been arrested for theft after a shoplifting incident
Three Workington men arrested for theft
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 7 days ago
THREE Workington men have been arrested for theft after a shoplifting incident at a Finkle Street shop. The three men, two aged 35 and one aged 36, were arrested this afternoon after it was reported that a speaker was stolen from Peter Tyson at... Read more
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The News and Star
Baby joins fundraising push for lifeline that saved herTINY Layla-Mae Harkness is proving she's already a fighter, by undergoing major
Baby joins fundraising push for lifeline that saved her
The News and Star / Posted 7 days ago
TINY Layla-Mae Harkness is proving she's already a fighter, by undergoing major heart surgery three times before she was six weeks old. Just 10 weeks on, Layla-Mae is now doing so well after three lifesaving operations that she's helping her parents... Read more
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