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11 hrs ago | News and Star

Cumbria set to fall silent to mark World War One centenary

August 4 is the centenary of the start of the conflict which saw thousands from the county killed or wounded.

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15 hrs ago | News and Star

Sea trials for innovative boat that could lead to more jobs

More jobs could be on the cards following the launch of an innovative vessel used to carry crews servicing off-shore windfarms.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

News and Star

Cumbrian man in court for chopping up fallen tree

Nicholas Hanna, 23, was caught with his chainsaw logging up the lower branches of a nine-metre Scots pine which had come down in a conservation area in west Cumbria.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

News and Star

Burglar cried out after being hit with door he was hiding behind

A man came across a burglar in his home when he swung open a door and heard someone cry "Ouch!" Mark Whitehead, 27, had been hiding behind the door in the Workington home of Keith Elliott after targeting the house in a raid, a court heard.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

News and Star

Long-time user denies heroin supply charge

A man who is on trial for allegedly being involved in heroin dealing told police that he had been using the drug for the last 17 or 18 years.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

West Cumberland Times and Star

Support is growing for Workington bypass demand

The councillor, who represents Harrington on Workington Town Council and Allerdale council and is chairman of Harrington Residents' Association, spoke at the county council's local committee last week.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

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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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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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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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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