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Tribute to blues legend BB King

kerifarish2003a Blues and rock musicians from across Cumbria will come together next month to celebrate the life and music of blues legend BB King, who died last month.

Last updated 22 June 2015
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Hay bale bear is birthday surprise

strawbear 1906 A visit to Tiffany’s in New York may seem like a wonderful way to spend a 40th birthday, but nothing can compare to a 14ft bear made of hay bales.

Last updated 19 June 2015
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Ringing the changes with rubbish

p1ringpulls 1906 A 12-month venture involving a Cockermouth group and lots of the town’s Guides, Rainbows and Brownies has paid for four children in the Philippines to be fed and educated for a year.

Last updated 19 June 2015
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Welcome break for Belarus children

chernobyl 1906 Twelve children from deprived Belarus families affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster have arrived in Cockermouth to spend a month with host families.

Last updated 19 June 2015
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Fund-raiser that’s a wheelie good idea

wheeliebins 1906 A group of West Cumbrian charities will tackle a “wheelie” unique charity challenge next Friday.

Last updated 19 June 2015
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Lauren takes Armed Forces Day march into new era

Lauren Bales photo Workington's sixth annual Armed Forces Day parade will take place in the town next Saturday. (1 comment)

Last updated 19 June 2015
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UPDATED: Workington police called after concerns over man's welfare

Concerns about a man’s welfare prompted police to turn out in force in Workington this afternoon.

Last updated 15 June 2015
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Scouting stalwart receives honour from the Queen

A Seaton man who has spent 57 years as a Scout leader in Workington has been honoured by the Queen.

Last updated 12 June 2015
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Sellafield worker given MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours List

Debbie Keighley A senior Sellafield worker and leading Girlguiding volunteer from Asby has been made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Last updated 12 June 2015
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Retirement for Workington rector

bryanrowefront1206 The rector of St Michael’s Church in Workington is to retire in October, 25 years after being ordained.

Last updated 12 June 2015
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We’re all running as a tribute to Tina

raceforlifefront1206 Friends and family of a Flimby woman are honouring her memory by running for charity and getting tattoos.

Last updated 12 June 2015
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Young Michaela wins lessons with the Royal Ballet School

A young dancer has secured a place at the Royal Ballet School on its junior associates programme.

Last updated 12 June 2015
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Surprise family link with Hillary Clinton discovered

chrisabbot 1206 A member of Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team has just found out he is related to American politician Hillary Clinton. (1 comment)

Last updated 12 June 2015
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District nurses brought in to help at care home

A Workington care home will draft in district nurses to support its residents with extra needs because it cannot attract staff to the area.

Last updated 12 June 2015
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Estate tucks in to Big Lunch

lunch3 1206 There were full bellies and big grins all round at a Workington community day to celebrate food and family on Sunday.

Last updated 12 June 2015
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Beer festival to help old buses move to new depot

beerfest 0506 A heritage group hopes that a fund-raising beer festival this month will help to secure its future.

Last updated 5 June 2015
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Obituary - Hannah Ferriady, of Workington

TSHannahFerriady A former Sunday school teacher and Workington dairy owner has died at the age of 100.

Last updated 5 June 2015
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Obituary - Tony Johnstone, of Maryport

tonyjohn 0506 Former Maryport mayor Tony Johnstone has died just four days after his 76th birthday. (1 comment)

Last updated 5 June 2015
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Maryport's trawler race postponed

trawler 3 Maryport's trawler race scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed at the last minute.

Last updated 5 June 2015
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New boost for Workington centre’s development

selina 2905 A Workington community centre has appointed a former charity fund-raiser as its new community development officer.

Last updated 29 May 2015
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