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Thursday, 26 February 2015

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Cumbrian councillor played solitaire during meeting

Eric Nicholson photo A councillor has admitted spending up to two hours playing solitaire and doing his online banking – as the council debated 1,800 job losses.

Last updated 26 February 2015
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Severed fingertip discovered in West Cumbria

Police are appealing for information about a severed human fingertip found in Keswick.

Last updated 26 February 2015
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Cash raised in memory of Workington dad Kevin

Kevin Elliott 2002 The family of a Workington man who died on Boxing Day and staff at car firm Dobies have raised nearly £2,000 for the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.

Last updated 20 February 2015
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Workington band is still going strong

hammerheadupright Hammerhead may be 36 years old – but there’s no stopping this West Cumbrian rock band.

Last updated 20 February 2015
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Pupils take murderous revenge in Cockermouth

todd 2002 A blood-soaked tale of murderous revenge will be staged in Cockermouth next week.

Last updated 20 February 2015
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Workington hospital beds still reduced

The number of beds available for patients at Workington Community Hospital remains reduced because of staffing problems.

Last updated 20 February 2015
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Workington children make healthy food animals

northside 2002 Children from Northside in Workington made animals from fruit and vegetables as part of a healthy eating session.

Last updated 20 February 2015
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Village to fight end of vital West Cumbrian bus service

A group of villagers in Great Broughton and Little Broughton have vowed to find a solution to their local bus service being axed. (3 comments)

Last updated 20 February 2015
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New owner at Cockermouth pottery

50073802T000 When Yvette Green heard that a Cockermouth pottery was up for sale, she knew it was just what she wanted.

Last updated 20 February 2015
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Funding ‘disaster’ for town’s health services in Maryport

A move by the Government to take £176,000 from Maryport Health Services has been called “shameful” by Workington MP Sir Tony Cunningham. 

Last updated 20 February 2015
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Tributes to Workington dance festival champion

TSAnnO The show went on this week as an emotional tribute to a Workington woman who died on the first night of the dance festival which she’d organised for many years.

Last updated 20 February 2015
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Prizes to win for West Cumbria schools with lots of heart

heart2 2002 We’re calling on schools across the area to show their heart for the community and be in with a chance of winning hundreds of pounds-worth of prizes.

Last updated 20 February 2015
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New restaurants planned at Derwent Howe, Workington

Plans have been revealed for two new restaurants in Workington. (13 comments)

Last updated 20 February 2015
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Man sentenced to nine years for sexual assault

Michael Graham A man from West Cumbria was sentenced to nine years in prison today at Carlisle Crown Court.

Last updated 19 February 2015
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Could your business do with a £10k boost?

bizboostJF2 WE WANT to help businesses in West Cumbria grow.

Last updated 19 February 2015
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Hundreds collected for Times & Star Heart Start through Valentine fund-raisers

Her Citi valentine West Cumbria showed it had a heart over Valentine’s Day by raising hundreds of pounds to help fund life-saving defibrillators.

Last updated 18 February 2015
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Funding boost for Workington restaurant in defibrillator campaign

caspianheart 2301 The first agreed host in the Times & Star Heart Start campaign has made progress in its fund-raising thanks to the generosity of customers.

Last updated 18 February 2015
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Legionnaires’ disease ruled out in elderly man’s death

Test results have proved that a Cockermouth man who died last week did not have Legionnaires’ disease.

Last updated 13 February 2015
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Union award for former West Cumbrian headteacher

mikeNUT 1302 A former West Cumbrian headteacher has won a regional award in recognition of his work with the National Union of Teachers.

Last updated 13 February 2015
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HAVE YOUR SAY: Is Maryport in the market for stalls?

A market could return to Maryport – but only if townsfolk want one. (4 comments)

Last updated 13 February 2015
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