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Former aquarium worker’s £118,000 theft charge

A former manager of Maryport’s Lake District Coast Aquarium has appeared in court accused of stealing nearly £120,000 from its owner.

Last updated 19 September 2014
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Cockermouth infant school mum eyes top award

carolynparker1909 When mum-of-three Carolyn Parker agreed to help count the dinner money at her children’s Cockermouth school 10 years ago, little did she realise it was the beginning of a journey that would lead to a national awards final.

Last updated 19 September 2014
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Cathy’s cooking up a storm

50068074T004 A celebration cake shop and caterers has opened in Maryport.

Last updated 19 September 2014
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Nature reserve under threat from beck silt

The long-term future of a popular Workington nature reserve hangs in the balance.

Last updated 19 September 2014
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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.

Last updated 16 September 2014
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Man, 36, arrested after serious sexual assault in West Cumbria

Police are investigating a serious sexual assault that occurred this morning.

Last updated 12 September 2014
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Workington councillor to step down

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

Last updated 12 September 2014
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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.

Last updated 12 September 2014
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West Cumbrian school feels a chill for a good cause

ice3 1209 Pupils at Allonby Primary School paid more than £50 last Friday to see staff members soaked in the ice bucket challenge.

Last updated 12 September 2014
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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.

Last updated 12 September 2014
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Testing smells at West Cumbria factory

A Workington facility that tests dead farm stock has been told to address concerns about odour from its premises. (4 comments)

Last updated 12 September 2014
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Fury over possible sale of war memorial land

Cockermouth's war memorial faces relocation if the town’s former fire headquarters are sold. (4 comments)

Last updated 12 September 2014
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Talks continue over Workington slag banks crucifix

crossman2208 A controversial crucifix which overlooks Workington has been granted a brief reprieve as talks continue about its fate. (21 comments)

Last updated 12 September 2014
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Sea Cadets band told to pipe down

cadetsband 1209 Workington Sea Cadets have been gagged because they are making too much noise. (7 comments)

Last updated 12 September 2014
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Robbery at Cumbrian beauty salon

Ego Salon Police shut off a Cumbrian street after a robbery at a beauty salon.

Last updated 12 September 2014
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Hunger for homes on controversial estate

The clamour for new homes in Cockermouth is at a high, as more than 100 people say they want to move into a controversial new estate planned at Strawberry How.

Last updated 5 September 2014
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Unusual timepiece is the star lot at auction

A rare astronomical clock will be the star lot at Mitchells Auction House in Cockermouth next week.

Last updated 5 September 2014
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Last school day for Joan

joanellis 0509 Cockermouth School’s development manager Joan Ellis has retired.

Last updated 5 September 2014
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Lottery backing for groups’ World War One drama

lottodrama 0509 Two drama groups are celebrating after their bid for lottery funding was not only accepted but also increased by £2,000.

Last updated 5 September 2014
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First day for West Cumbria's University Technical College

UTC0509Talisker West Cumbria’s newest education centre opened its doors to students this week.

Last updated 5 September 2014
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