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8 hrs ago | News and Star

Pigeon fanciers' fears after up to 1,000 birds go missing

Pigeon fanciers across Cumbria are waiting for scores of birds which failed to return from a race which started in the Lancashire town of Garstang.

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12 hrs ago | West Cumberland Times and Star

Leisure centre go-ahead for Workington

Controversial plans for a new A 9.41m leisure centre in Workington have been given the green light by Allerdale council planners.

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14 hrs ago | News and Star

Protest petitions over plans to keep dogs on leads in Allerdale's parks

More than 250 people have had their say on rules that will order dog owners to keep their pets on leads.

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19 hrs ago | Chronicle Live

Former kickboxing champion Freddie Ibbotson aims to put boot into cancer

Bodies are being brought to the Netherlands to be identified, as the families of John Alder and Liam Sweeney wait to get their loved ones home Keep up to date with all the action from Newcastle United's pre-season clash with Sydney FC at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand Battling Freddie Ibbotson has endured bowel, liver and lung ... (more)

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

News and Star

Huge bill to replace street lights being removed by Electricity North West

Council chiefs face a near A 2 million bill to replace street lights being taken down by a power firm.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

News and Star

Drug abuse mum forged doctor's signature to get tablets

A young mum prosecuted for stealing her doctor's blank prescription forms to get tranquillisers has been abusing drugs since she was 13. A crown court judge heard how Workington woman Rebecca Williams, 23, who already has convictions for 14 offences, began dabbling in drugs a decade ago when she was still a schoolgirl.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Cumbria County, England, Medicine, Valium, Valrelease, Diazepam (generic)

Chronicle Live

Thug threatens lunges at and threatens to kills prosecutor during courtroom rant

Joel Tomlinson made the threats to the prosecutor during a hearing concerning his brother at Workington Magistrates' Court, in Cumbria Joel Tomlinson had to be restrained by police officers as he tried to lunge towards the solicitor during a hearing concerning his brother at Workington Magistrates' Court in Cumbria.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

West Cumberland Times and Star

West Cumbria woman Harriet turns 100

FAMILY CELEBRATION: Harriet Marsh, 100, with son Ben Marsh, left, and brother Joseph Messenger, right, at the Dales Care Home in Maryport Harriet, known as Hettie to her family, is from Workington but is now in the Dales home in Maryport along with her son Ben, who is 75. Hettie was delighted with the party which was shared with staff at the Dales.

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West Cumberland Times and Star

Seaton protest launched against Iggesund turbines plan

Seaton residents have launched a major campaign against a plan for three new wind turbines at the nearby Iggesund Paperboard site.

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West Cumberland Times and Star

Performing arts hub planned for Workington

LET'S DANCE: From left, community centre manager Gillian Thompson, community centre director Mike McDonald, dance teachers Catherine Robinson and Melanie Preston, and Maria Pattinson Maria Pattinson, owner of the Maria Frances School of Dance, which has sessions at Cockermouth's Scout hut, will open the Studio 9 Dance and Fitness Centre at the ... (more)

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West Cumberland Times and Star

Workington care group is getting ready for Christmas

A Workington care group is holding a series of fund-raising events so it can throw its patients a Christmas party.

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West Cumberland Times and Star

'Bedroom tax' hitting Cumbrian social landlords and tenants alike

The claims comes in the wake of a major report published by the Cumbria Commission on Welfare Reform, which called for the abolition of the tax.

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News and Star

Fund to help Cumbrian girl walk reaches A 7,000

Nearly A 7,000 has been raised to help a little girl walk following an appeal in the News & Star.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

News and Star

West Cumbrian pair jailed for burgling house

George Stephenson, 38, of St Mary's Court in Workington and Alan Kendrick, 37, of Brisco Mount in Egremont, both pleaded guilty to breaking into an address in Shore Road in June.

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News and Star

Woman badly burned in house fire moved to Newcastle hospital

The fire was in the building's living room and was tackled by crews from Workington and Whitehaven, who were at the scene for almost two hours.

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Whitehaven News

New mining project engages community

THE company looking to extract up to three million tonnes of coal a year from a proposed new drift mine near Haig Pit has ruled out moving it by road.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

News and Star

Couple launch campaign to pay for life-changing operation for daughter

A desperate couple have launched a A 25,000 fundraising campaign to pay for a life-changing operation for their little girl.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

News and Star

New plans to put brakes on speeding drivers in west Cumbria

Speeding drivers could be forced to slow down under a raft of new proposals to improve safety on Cumbria's roads.

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West Cumberland Times and Star

Careers fair in former record shop is big hit

It gave school leavers and job seekers the chance to speak to local employees about vacancies, apprenticeships, training and further education in a variety of fields including retail, construction and IT.

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News and Star

Cumbrian farmer fined for ignoring cow's eye cancer

A farmer has been fined for one of the worst cases of animal neglect seen by a veterinary inspector during his 34 year career.

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