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12 hrs ago | West Cumberland Times and Star

West Cumbrian high fliers on awards shortlist

The finalists for the CN Group Business Awards have been chosen, and judges say the standard is as high as ever.

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18 hrs ago | West Cumberland Times and Star

Plans for memorial to steel industry in Workington

County, borough and town councillor Marjorie Rae wants to put a slab of locally sourced limestone, carved with an image of the steelworks' Bessemer converter, on Bessemer Way.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

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Help shape outside of new Cumbrian leisure centre

People can help shape the outside space at Workington's controversial leisure centre by taking part in a public consultation.

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Whitehaven News

Parents fined as pupils take unauthorised leave

ALMOST half of all fines issued in Cumbria for unauthorised absence from school last year were given to parents in West Cumbria.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

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Cumbria police investigate sex attack on girl, 9, in park

Officers were called to the cafe in Vulcan Park, Workington, at 5.35pm yesterday after a report the youngster had been attacked.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

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Only six parents fined over school absences in Carlisle and Dalston

A Freedom of Information request submitted to Cumbria County Council shows that in the 2013/2014 school year, 39 parents and guardians were issued with fixed penalty notices.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

News and Star

Pilgrimages to Cumbrian man's slag bank memorial cross

Support for the metal and wooden cross likened by its creator to the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro has been gathering momentum, with one visitor to the Workington slag banks claiming the car park was "over-flowing" yesterday.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

West Cumberland Times and Star

Maryport churches host exhibitions

A quilt festival at St Mary's, in Netherhall, will show items made by Maryport women over the past couple of centuries as well as the patchwork patterns and designs used all over the world for quilts, clothing and soft furnishings.

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West Cumberland Times and Star

Facelift for Workington Hall if council can stump up the A 300,000

Tenders are due in today for work to repair and make safe the back of the hall and the gatehouse.

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News and Star

Carlisle court jury out in metal bar attack trial

A jury is out to consider its verdict on man accused of hitting another man over the head with a metal bar after a row over 15. Nicholas George Wilson, 32, of Smith Road, Salterbeck, Workington, is accused of striking Jack Greggain, who was 17 at the time of the incident, with the object in October last year.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Whitehaven News

'We told you so!' Firefighters' crisis warning 'proved right'

A "MAJOR delay" following a suspected arson attack on a Mirehouse home led to the blaze spreading across the property, firefighters claimed this week.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

West Cumberland Times and Star

Mourners pay tribute to the life of 'our little star'

Around 200 people were at St Michael's Church in Workington on Tuesday to remember the life of dancer, amateur actress and mother-of-two Louise Jane Ray.

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West Cumberland Times and Star

Big 'yes' to Lidl store plan

Two drop-in sessions were held on Monday and Tuesday at the town's Wave Centre to allow people to see the proposals for the 2,500-square-metre store.

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West Cumberland Times and Star

Isabelle's joy at surgery go-ahead

A Workington girl who suffers from cerebral palsy has been given the go-ahead for life-changing surgery and aftercare.

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Attack man facing long prison sentence, Carlisle court told

A 25-year-old Workington man faces being sent to prison after he admitted assaulting another man during a night out in Whitehaven.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

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A-level results day for Cumbrian students

At Netherhall School in Maryport celebrations were in the air as the long weeks of waiting came to an end.

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Whitehaven News

Fire crews issue a crisis warning

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT: Two of the Whitehaven firefighters wave their thanks to the drivers who were honking their support On several occasions in the past fortnight only two firefighters have been based at the station and that has meant BOTH fire engines have been "off the run".

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Jewish World Review

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd:

By now, many in the United Kingdom have such exaggerated concern for "health and safety" that they are sensitive to even the tiniest, most far-fetched risks.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

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Seaton murder that became milestone in UK history

As Maryport man Gwynne Owen Evans took his final steps to the gallows, no one had any idea that he was making history.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

West Cumberland Times and Star

Talks in Maryport over hospital food change plans

Town councillors met last week with Stephen Prince, from the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and Tracey Porter, matron of Maryport and Cockermouth cottage hospitals.

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