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Thursday, 18 September 2014

A new start for apprentices

Gen2Oliver1209 Two-hundred West Cumbrian youngsters have taken the next step towards their long-term careers by starting apprenticeships with training provider Gen2.

COMMUNITY HEROES: Honour the heroes of our communities

Washington Square photo We have launched a campaign to find the unsung heroes and heroines in our community.

Workington councillor to step down

geraldhumes 1209 Workington Town Council’s Gerald Humes will not stand at next year’s election.

West Cumbrian high fliers on awards shortlist

bizawards2908pencil The finalists for the CN Group Business Awards have been chosen, and judges say the standard is as high as ever.

Lantern parade to boost West Cumbria town after roadworks

lanternevent1209 There is light at the end of the tunnel for Cockermouth traders – in the form of a major candlelit event aimed at drawing people back to the town.

VIDEO: Young film-maker Lee tackles a tough issue

leerielly 1909 A Great Broughton teenager has made a short film about depression in the hope of educating people about the illness.

Papcastle mum sets up charity in her front room

helenfaulds1209 A Papcastle mum, inspired by a trip to Ethiopia, has helped raise more than £65,000 for people in poverty from her front room.

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Law firm founded by Derrick Bird victim set to close

Kevin Commons photo One of north Cumbria’s best-known law firms looks set to close at the end of the year with the loss of around 30 jobs.

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Goalkeeper can become a Workington Reds great

Jonny Jamieson Jonny Jamieson can become a great goalkeeper for Workington Reds, but only if he continues to concentrate.

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