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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

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Planning appeals are on the rise in Allerdale

The number of planning appeals lodged against Allerdale council almost doubled in a year, new figures show. Between June 2011 and May 2012 there were 19 appeals lodged against planning decisions made by the council. That rose to 35 being lodged over the following 12 months.

Last updated 27 September 2013
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West Cumbria churches will not face widespread closure, says bishop

jamesnewcomertgrf The Bishop of Carlisle has insisted that West Cumbria will not see a widespread closure of churches. (1 comment)

Last updated 27 September 2013
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Workington theatre on track with £30,000 funding bid

Workington’s Theatre Royal is in line for a possible £30,000 grant to help put it at the heart of the community.

Last updated 27 September 2013
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Sportsmen recall the rise of Cockermouth cricketer Ben Stokes

benstokes7fgfgft Cockermouth cricket star Ben Stokes was always destined for big things, according to his former coaches and teammates.

Last updated 27 September 2013
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Pensioners stranded after Maryport bus is axed

busgonefggf A group of Maryport pensioners claim they have been left stranded on their estate after their local bus service was cancelled. (3 comments)

Last updated 27 September 2013
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Workington school awards its pupils

southfielda 2709 MORE than 100 pupils of Workington’s Southfield Technology College had their achievements recognised at an awards evening.

Last updated 27 September 2013
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Keswick School reveals science lab plans at awards night

keswickawardsfgg KESWICK School has announced plans for a new science laboratory.

Last updated 27 September 2013
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West Cumbrian whisky is launched

The first ever British blended premium whisky, made at a distillery near Bassenthwaite, was launched in Cockermouth yesterday.

Last updated 27 September 2013
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Appeal rejected for 34 new homes in Brigham

Plans for 34 new homes in Brigham will not go ahead after the Government rejected the scheme.

Last updated 27 September 2013
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Traders in Cockermouth make CCTV plea

cockertcddf Cockermouth traders want CCTV cameras to be switched back on in the town to help them stop shoplifters.

Last updated 27 September 2013
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Workington mum faces anxious wait during Kenya siege

lesleyjacksonfggf A Workington mother spent four anxious days waiting to find out whether her soldier son had been caught up in Kenya’s terrorist attack.

Last updated 27 September 2013
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Michael Buerk goes behind the scenes in Cockermouth

beurkpic Top TV presenter Michael Buerk has been in Cockermouth making a documentary about the town’s Wordsworth House.

Last updated 27 September 2013
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Plea for Workington dispersal order to continue

bryanrowefdg A Workington vicar has asked police to extend a ban on groups of young trouble-makers in the area around his church. (1 comment)

Last updated 27 September 2013
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£700,000 helps West Cumbrian firm create jobs

TISfront2009 A Workington engineering firm has secured £700,000 to support an expansion that will help create 70 new jobs.

Last updated 20 September 2013
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350-home estate could take up to 10 years to complete

strawbhowplans2009 It will take up to 10 years to complete a massive housing estate on the edge of Cockermouth, it was revealed this week. (1 comment)

Last updated 20 September 2013
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Seaton WI aim to banish ‘boring’ tag

seatonbookpejf2009 A group of Seaton women are swapping jam and Jerusalem for jiving and gyrating.

Last updated 20 September 2013
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Life-saving kit bought by St Michael’s congregation

andy defibbb A Workington church congregation has raised £1,000 in just 30 days to buy life-saving equipment.

Last updated 20 September 2013
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Church market plan blow for Maryport

christchurchghlkjljk Plans to save Maryport’s under-threat Christ Church by turning it into an indoor market venue have been scuppered. (3 comments)

Last updated 20 September 2013
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Ismay pair taste the first pint at new pub

ismayopening2009 A Maryport pub was opened this week by relatives of the man it has been named after.

Last updated 20 September 2013
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Maryport firm fined after worker cut off fingers in a saw

A Maryport company has been ordered to pay more than £16,000 for a health and safety breach which resulted in a worker having his fingers severed.

Last updated 20 September 2013
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