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New Workington heads pledge to turn around troubled schools

twoheads1403 The new headteachers of Workington’s troubled Stainburn and Southfield schools are determined to lead them out of special measures.

Last updated 14 March 2014
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Three potential sponsors respond to Workington academy call

Three possible sponsors have come forward to back plans for a new academy in Workington.

Last updated 14 March 2014
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Cockermouth traders report drop in trade during Main Street closure

Trade in Cockermouth has declined following the decision to close the town’s Main Street to carry out a £1.7 million improvement scheme.

Last updated 14 March 2014
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Call for discounted supermarkets in West Cumbria

Social supermarkets, offering food and drink for up to 70 per cent less than commercial retailers, could be set up in West Cumbria.

Last updated 14 March 2014
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A caving experience and an ice rink could be on the way to Maryport

Exciting new attractions are being considered for Maryport’s Wave Centre after the success of its Clip ’n Climb venture. (2 comments)

Last updated 14 March 2014
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Obituary - John Harrison of Workington

johnharrison 1403 John Harrison, who built and ran Workington’s Cumbria Ballroom, has died aged 91.

Last updated 14 March 2014
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100 jobs masterplan revealed by M-Sport

malcolmwilsonfrontdf Plans have been revealed for a multi-million-pound expansion of M-Sport’s Dovenby Hall complex, which could create up to 100 jobs.

Last updated 7 March 2014
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Mutiny on Cockermouth's Main Street

mainstreetcopyfggf A Cockermouth landlord claims traders were misled following a sudden decision to close the town’s Main Street to carry out a £1.7 million improvement scheme. (9 comments)

Last updated 7 March 2014
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Gilcrux pub to reopen after flood

gilcruxpubfdgf A village pub near Maryport will reopen next week for the first time since it was flooded out before Christmas.

Last updated 7 March 2014
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Workington care home admissions suspended

Admissions have been suspended at a Workington care home after concerns were raised by nurses.

Last updated 7 March 2014
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Piglet boom at West Cumbria animal park

mwpiggies There has been a baby boom at a Bassenthwaite wildlife attraction.

Last updated 7 March 2014
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Pulling in beer lovers in Workington

mitchellkraussss Workington's only brewery will allow people behind the scenes for the first time this month.

Last updated 7 March 2014
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Council is selling Workington's Old Rectory

rectorypic 0703 Workington's Old Rectory is for sale.

Last updated 7 March 2014
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Woman found dead in Workington toilet named

Workington toilets A woman found dead in a public toilet in Workington has been named.

Last updated 5 March 2014
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Please park safely, say pupils

seatonparkers2802 Seaton pupils have joined the call to stop parents parking dangerously outside the gates of their village school. (4 comments)

Last updated 28 February 2014
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New Oval Centre manager

russell2802 A fresh face has joined Salterbeck’s Oval Centre in Workington.

Last updated 28 February 2014
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Calling time on Circuit Bar after 25 years

circuitbar2802b A bar in Workington town centre will close next week after 25 years.

Last updated 28 February 2014
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Mick’s one-man crusade to make danger junction safe

crumbleyumyum2802 A Great Broughton man’s campaign to improve safety at a busy A66 junction has taken a step forward. (4 comments)

Last updated 28 February 2014
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Crisis talks as whole of Cockermouth Main Street to close for £1.7m work

An emergency meeting was called yesterday after a shock 11th-hour decision to close the whole of Cockermouth’s Main Street for improvement work. (9 comments)

Last updated 28 February 2014
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Water pumped away from Maryport homes

Water is being pumped away from homes on a Maryport estate after a culvert became blocked this morning.

Last updated 24 February 2014
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