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Solar park plan would harm West Cumbria's economy - warning

A planned solar park, with almost 50,000 panels, near Cockermouth could alienate visitors and damage West Cumbria’s economy, a leading tourism organisation has warned.

Last updated 1 July 2015
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Workington MP presses case for superfast broadband

WORKINGTON MP Sue Hayman has spoken in the House of Commons about improved broadband and mobile phone connectivity in West Cumbria.

Last updated 25 June 2015
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Council admits error in Workington flats plan decision

Plans for 14 flats in Workington that were approved on Tuesday are to be reconsidered after an error by council officers. (4 comments)

Last updated 19 June 2015
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Turbine rejection could force farmer to sell up

P1robbie 1906 A Dearham farmer fears he may have to leave the village where he has spent his whole life after his plans for a wind turbine were rejected. (1 comment)

Last updated 19 June 2015
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Controversial Workington flats plan given go-ahead

Fourteen new flats can be built in Workington town centre, despite neighbours’ concerns over parking. (2 comments)

Last updated 16 June 2015
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HAVE YOUR SAY: How much are our county councillors worth?

People in Cumbria are being asked to give their views on what should be a reasonable payment for county councillors. (3 comments)

Last updated 15 June 2015
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New Workington MP Sue Hayman gives maiden speech

Sue Hayman photo New Workington MP Sue Hayman has told Parliament that West Cumbria cannot miss out on Government plans to create a “northern powerhouse”.

Last updated 9 June 2015
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Mayor for Allerdale named

lauraspeaks1704 Allerdale mayor Len Davies, who raised £22,000 to help an Aspatria woman speak, did such a good job that he will continue in the role. (1 comment)

Last updated 21 May 2015
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New make-up of Allerdale council ruling executive

An independent councillor from Silloth has joined forces with Allerdale council’s top Labour members to lead the council for the next four years. (3 comments)

Last updated 21 May 2015
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New Workington MP pledges to be seen and heard

suepollingex 1505 Cumbria’s first woman MP is feeling the weight of expectation on her shoulders.

Last updated 15 May 2015
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Parish council results for Allerdale

Here are the results of the town and parish council elections in 2015 for the borough of Allerdale:

Last updated 15 May 2015
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Workington election error sees wrong person join council

A Workington man has missed out on joining the town council after an error at the election count. (3 comments)

Last updated 15 May 2015
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Counting votes and minutes during a long election night

poll9 1505 After a long day at the polls, Workington woke up to a historic change with the election of Sue Hayman as Cumbria’s first ever woman MP.

Last updated 14 May 2015
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Workington MP hopeful becomes councillor instead

markjenkinson 1004 A Seaton man failed to become Workington's MP but has gained a seat on Allerdale Borough Council. (2 comments)

Last updated 8 May 2015
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From MP to ‘regular dad’ – the future is family shaped for Sir Tony Cunningham

tonycun2 0805 Today, for the first time in over 30 years, former Workington MP Sir Tony Cunningham does not have a plan.

Last updated 8 May 2015
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Cumbria's first female MP elected for Workington

Sue Hayman 1004 Cumbria’s first female MP will represent Workington in the Houses of Parliament. (36 comments)

Last updated 8 May 2015
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Join us tonight for the General Election results and reaction

Keep up-to-date with all the election results tonight here.

Last updated 7 May 2015
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West Cumbria solar park plan refused

PLANS for a solar farm on the outskirts of Workington have been turned down. (14 comments)

Last updated 5 May 2015
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Decision due over major West Cumbrian solar park

Plans for a large solar park at Lillyhall near Workington are set to get the go-ahead next week.

Last updated 1 May 2015
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Wind turbine councillor denies ‘hypocrisy’ claim

lister2 0105 An Allerdale councillor has come under fire for claiming opposition to wind farms in his election leaflet just months after permission was granted for a turbine at his farm. (3 comments)

Last updated 1 May 2015
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