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Friday, 31 October 2014

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Wind farm planning rules blow away

We’re told that planning decisions must be based purely on planning considerations; no emotion, no extraneous matters.

Last updated 7 June 2013
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Is there a way to revive our churches?

As we begin the most important Christian festival of the year, we sadly report on the problems facing some of our local churches.

Last updated 29 March 2013
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Time for parents to have say on schools

A new education model is clearly required to address the problem of falling pupil numbers across Workington’s secondary schools.

Last updated 1 March 2013
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Police are trying hard on the PR beat

A FLY-ON-THE-WALL series is currently giving West Cumbrian police national TV exposure.

Last updated 22 February 2013
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Christmas message for modern times

The nativity story tells it plainly enough – how an expectant mother took refuge in a stable and how, in a time of need, people came bearing gifts.

Last updated 21 December 2012
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Flood work hasn’t resolved everything

The opening of the new Camerton bridge this week has been rightly celebrated.

Last updated 14 December 2012
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Digging for the facts on nuclear store

A large turnout in Maryport this week showed the extent of concern growing around the possible location of an underground nuclear waste store in the area.

Last updated 23 November 2012
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A sound, democratic idea meets apathy

THE turnout at the polls to elect Cumbria’s first ever police and crime commissioner appears to have been predictably low.

Last updated 16 November 2012
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Roads that are driving us to despair

THE health and vitality of the West Cumbrian economy is in danger of being held back by the state of our main roads.

Last updated 9 November 2012
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A welcome fund that fights the cold war

AS THE clocks go back we’re hit by the harsh reality that winter is almost upon us.

Last updated 2 November 2012
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Welcome to our bridge of sighs

Workington's new Northside Bridge has a majestic sweep about it.

Last updated 26 October 2012
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We now need to rally round M-Sport

Sport has become very big business.

Last updated 19 October 2012
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Fighting to help our war heroes

The men and women who put themselves on the frontline of war deserve our respect.

Last updated 12 October 2012
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Athlete is struggling to go the distance

The legacy of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics has already changed many lives in the world of sport.

Last updated 5 October 2012
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Wind power plans blow away local democracy

Oh, the irony. As wind and rain rattled in across the coast this week, rows of turbines stopped turning. (1 comment)

Last updated 28 September 2012
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Let’s hope speedway has more miles in it

Speedway is fast, furious and it provides great family fare on a Saturday night in Workington.

Last updated 21 September 2012
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An ovation for our new look Carnegie

The curtain has just gone up on Workington’s new look Carnegie Theatre – and it looks like money well spent.

Last updated 7 September 2012
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Poor marks for exam board over grades debacle

Tens of thousands of pupils are thought to have been affected by this year’s English GCSE grading debacle. No doubt the controversy has hit many hundreds of students who sat the exams locally.

Last updated 31 August 2012
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Let’s hope sporting plans get a good start

With timing as impeccable as Mo Farah, new £10 million leisure centre plans for Workington are revealed today.

Last updated 16 August 2012
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Away from gold and glamour, a hard fight

The games have been truly glorious, but a harder reality beckons.

Last updated 9 August 2012
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