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Magaret Thatcher: West Cumbria divided

thatch3ts1204 Lord Campbell-Savours, Workington’s former MP, said he deplored Margaret Thatcher’s policies but yearned for a Labour leader with her drive and passion.

Last updated 12 April 2013
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"Thatcher was a destroyer" - Robert McKeating

steel2 1204 Robert McKeating, 65, of Workington, was a representative for the Iron Steel Trade Confederation during the steelworkers’ strike of 1980. He gives his view on Margaret Thatcher’s premiership and the effect it had on West Cumbria (12 comments)

Last updated 12 April 2013
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New plans for Lorton Road housing estate

lortonroadimage1204 Controversial plans to build 24 homes off Lorton Road in Cockermouth have been resubmitted to Allerdale council. (4 comments)

Last updated 12 April 2013
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Your chance to quiz county council candidates

People living in Cockermouth will be able to question county council election candidates at a hustings event next Thursday.

Last updated 12 April 2013
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Cockermouth children's play centre gets a lifeline

peggyfiler1204head An under-threat children’s play centre in Cockermouth has been handed a lifeline. (3 comments)

Last updated 12 April 2013
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Jordan's Jungle demolition bid decision date

Plans to demolish a Cockermouth children’s play centre and youth cafe are likely to be given the go-ahead by planners next month. (1 comment)

Last updated 29 March 2013
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Town council divided over Story Homes Maryport estate plans

A plan to build 152 new homes in Maryport has divided the town council. (1 comment)

Last updated 29 March 2013
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Fury over West Cumbrian chapel profit claims

chapelleaflet2203 Claims that a Maryport chapel is being sold for profit have sparked an angry backlash from a town church leader.

Last updated 22 March 2013
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Dearham homes protest meeting

persimmon2203a More than 100 people crammed into Dearham Village Hall to protest about a proposal to build 114 new homes. (1 comment)

Last updated 22 March 2013
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Former Allerdale council leader retires from politics

tim flood 2203 Former Allerdale council leader Tim Heslop has retired from local politics after more than 20 years.

Last updated 22 March 2013
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Cockermouth new housing estate name row

Plans to name a housing development at Cockermouth’s former Sullart Street depot site in honour of the town’s literary past have met with town council opposition. (1 comment)

Last updated 22 March 2013
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Steel memorial for Workington gateway plan

A permanent memorial to Workington’s steel history will take pride of place on a town roundabout if plans get the go-ahead. (2 comments)

Last updated 22 March 2013
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Bedroom tax protest in Workington town centre

bedroom tax More than 50 people attended a rally in Workington town centre today to protest against the proposed bedroom tax.

Last updated 16 March 2013
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Pupils gear up for road safety campaigns

speedcampaign1503 Pupils from two Cockermouth schools will lobby county councillors today to support two road safety schemes.

Last updated 15 March 2013
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£1.8m Main Street revamp ditched over lack of cash

A £1.8 million plan to revamp Cockermouth’s Main Street has been shelved because there is not enough cash to carry out the work. (4 comments)

Last updated 15 March 2013
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Ousted Labour councillor to stand as Independent

marjrae 1503 Another Labour councillor has vowed to fight on as an Independent in the county elections after being dropped by her own party.

Last updated 15 March 2013
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Sir Tony sees how aid is working in Ethiopia

sirtonyethiopia001 Workington MP Sir Tony Cunningham has visited Ethiopia to look at the country’s health problems. (7 comments)

Last updated 8 March 2013
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1,000 objections over move to demolish soft play centre

More than 1,000 people have objected to plans to demolish a Cockermouth children’s soft play centre and cafe. (2 comments)

Last updated 8 March 2013
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Delay holds up Workington allotment work

An ultimatum will be issued to Cumbria County Council over its plans for the Richmond Park care home in Workington.

Last updated 1 March 2013
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Former Royal Marine calls time on his final mission for Cumbria

eddiem 0103 He has led Cumbria’s biggest council through £88million of budget cuts, a major review of pay inequalities and last month’s controversial decision that the county should pull out of a project to host an underground nuclear waste store – and all past the age that most people have retired. (3 comments)

Last updated 1 March 2013
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