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Erik Pieters pays the price for unauthorised night out

Stoke have fined Erik Pieters two weeks’ wages for breaking a club curfew before the loss to Everton, Press Association Sport understands.

The Dutch left-back was pictured with his wife at the launch night of Club Arvina in Hale on Friday evening less than 24 hours before the Potters’ ...

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Ukraine lifts parliamentary immunity from pilot turned politician

The Ukrainian parliament has stripped a former military pilot who became a national heroine after spending time in a Russian jail of her immunity as a politician on charges of plotting a military coup.

In Thursday’s speech to politicians, prosecutor general Yuriy Lutsenko accused Nadiya ...

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Frampton to fight Donaire for WBO interim featherweight title

Carl Frampton’s fight with Nonito Donaire on April 21 will be for the WBO interim featherweight title, promoter Frank Warren has announced.

The winner of the already-significant fight, at Belfast’s SSE Arena, will therefore earn the right to challenge defending WBO featherweight ...

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Douglas Costa says Russia friendly can boost Brazil’s World Cup preparations

Brazil must make the most of their trip to Moscow so they can hit the ground running when they return to Russia for the World Cup, according to winger Douglas Costa.

The South Americans take on the 2018 hosts at the Luzhniki Stadium on Friday night, a venue which will stage the final of ...

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Beachmaster taking new album on tour across the county

CUMBRIAN rockers Beachmaster will be taking in towns across the county with a string of live dates to get April under way.

The Penrith band will be making their first appearances in Kendal and Workington since launching their new album last year, as well as returning to their favourite ...

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Tributes paid to teacher from Carlisle who died suddenly

A much-loved teacher who grew up in Carlisle has died suddenly.

Richard Doyle, who was Head of Sixth Form at Dallam School in south Cumbria, died at home of natural causes during the recent half term holiday.

The 52-year-old grew up in Carlisle, attending St Aidan’s ...

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Inquest opens into death of Russian businessman Nikolay Glushkov

An inquest into the death of Russian businessman Nikolay Glushkov has opened at West London Coroner’s Court.

Mr Glushkov was found dead in his home on Clarence Avenue, New Malden, on March 12 but four days later on March 16 the Met launched a murder investigation.

The inquest was ...

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Maryport man who resisted police officer appears in court

A Maryport man has appeared in court after resisting a police officer.

Stephen Henry Herald, 31, of Crosby Street, appeared at West Cumbria Magistrates Court in Workington this week.

He pleaded guilty to resisting PC 1581 Gorse in the execution of his duty on February ...

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When will the new royal baby be born?

The Duchess of Cambridge is gearing up for the birth of her third child as she carries out her final official engagements before going on maternity leave.

But when will the royal baby arrive?

Kate is thought to have gone overdue with both Prince George and Princess Charlotte, so a ...

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Report calls for creation of biometrics information watchdog

A watchdog should be created to oversee a statutory code of practice governing the use of DNA, fingerprints and images by police and other authorities, experts have recommended.

An independent advisory group reviewed the use of such information, known as biometrics, and called for a series ...

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The five people killed in the Westminster attack

One year after terror struck on Westminster Bridge, this is what we know about the five people who lost their lives in the attack.

– Andreea Cristea

Romanian tourist Andreea Cristea, 31, was on Westminster Bridge with her partner Andrei Burnaz when the car driven by Khalid ...

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Unilever shareholder hits out at poor engagement over Dutch move

A major Unilever shareholder has lashed out at the company’s lack of engagement over its decision to move its corporate headquarters from London to Rotterdam.

Columbia Threadneedle, a top 10 shareholder in the consumer goods giant, said Unilever needs to do more to convince investors ...

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New figures show more pupils took term-time holidays than previous year

More pupils took term-time holidays last year, according to new figures, while the proportion of parents fined for taking their youngsters out of school without permission fell.

Official figures show around one in six youngsters (16.9 per cent) missed at least a half day of lessons during ...

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Workington community centre recognised for work by High Sheriff

A Workington community centre has been recognised for its work by Cumbria's High Sheriff.

Moorclose Community Centre received a High Sheriff award at a ceremony yesterday at the Garden at Eden, Crosby-on-Eden, for their efforts.

The centre serves 1,500 people every week, with ...

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Graces lead impressive rock bill at The Brickyard

THE leading lights of the local rock scene share the stage at The Brickyard next month at Graces' latest headline gig.

The Penrith band - now based in Sheffield - are back home in Cumbria for their biggest gig on Friday April 6 at the Carlisle venue to date, joined by Beachmaster, The ...

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Clean hard-to-tackle household appliances using everyday items

USING a grapefruit to scrub the tub, cleaning vases with rice and fixing water marked furniture with a hairdryer are just some handy cleaning tips to help you spring clean on a budget.

The penny-pinching team at have found the best tips for keeping your ...

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Whitehaven camp confident they can take the sting out of Rochdale Hornets

The Whitehaven camp is comfortable about taking on another Championship side in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.

After disposing of Dewsbury 25-18 on Sunday, the Recreation Ground side will host Rochdale Hornets in the fifth round on April 22.

Chairman Tommy Todd said: “It’s at home ...

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There’s more to come from Workington Town prop Andrew Dawson, insists coach Leon Pryce

Workington Town boss Leon Pryce believes Sunday's performance was just the tip of the iceberg for powerful prop Andrew Dawson.

The forward ran his blood to water as Town came close to toppling Championship leaders London Broncos in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.

But Pryce is confident ...

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Donald Trump says ‘Crazy’ Joe Biden ‘would go down fast and hard’ in fight

President Donald Trump has lashed out at Joe Biden for wanting to “beat the hell out of him”, saying the former vice president “would go down fast and hard, crying all the way”.

The Republican president tweeted on Thursday: “Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough ...

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Egremont academy students celebrate World Down's Syndrome day

Caring students at an Egremont school donned odd socks to celebrate World Down's Syndrome day.

Pupils from West Lakes Academy took part in the event to raise awareness around Down's syndrome.

The day takes place on March 21 each year to signify the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st ...

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Missing woman, 83, found

A woman missing from Workington has been found safe and well.

Shirley Ramsden, aged 83, was last seen at Barepot Road, Barepot (Workington) at noon yesterday.

Police were concerned for the welfare of the woman, who is described as white, five feet tall, of a slim build, with grey ...

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