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Opticians’ employee admits taking £1,500 over course of six months

A former Specsavers employee was ordered to do unpaid work after she admitted stealing more than £1,500 from the shop.

Jessica Marie Bromby, 24, of Park End Road, Workington, appeared before judge Gerald Chalk at North and West Cumbria Magistrates Court on Friday.

She admitted fraud ...

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Book released about Whitehaven's mining heritage

A NEW book exploring the literary and artistic heritage of mining in Whitehaven has been released.

From the Mines to the Mountains, by Lancaster University lecturer Christopher Donaldson and author/publisher Stephen Matthews, attempts to create a fresh outlook on the harsh industrial ...

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Whitehaven man jailed for punching ex-partner leaving her with broken nose

An angry ex-boyfriend with a record for domestic violence told a former partner that all his problems were her fault - and then punched her.

Victim Stacey Adams suffered a broken nose in the attack, carried out by Whitehaven man Krys Ritson. But the defendant's barrister Tim Evans said ...

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Teenage lifeguard hailed a hero after saving life of girl, 4, at community swimming pool

A teenage lifeguard has been hailed a hero after his quick actions helped save the life of a little girl at a community swimming pool.

A Level student Declan Sutcliffe used all of his training to perform CPR on four-year-old Isla Bond, who had jumped into the water without her arm bands on ...

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62 jobs at risk as plans revealed to close Muller depot in Carlisle

Müller has announced it plans to close its Carlisle depot, putting 62 jobs at risk.

It said the move follows changes in milk distribution practices and the firm's mix of customers.

A statement said: "Traditionally milk was transported from distribution depots directly to ...

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Kendal Calling teams up with new Festival Safe campaign

CUMBRIA'S largest music festival returns on Thursday, and police teams are already on the site with drugs dogs carrying out strategic sweeps of the grounds and surrounding areas.

Kendal Calling takes place at Lowther Deer Park, near Penrith, from Thursday until Sunday, with 25,000 people ...

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Rottweiler owner ordered to pay compensation following attack on small dog after escaping from garden

A dog owner will have to pay more than £750 in compensation after her Rottweiler escaped and attacked another canine.

Miranda Fabian's dog was in the front garden of her home in Mardale Road, Wigton, along with two other dogs on April 9 when a small dog walked past the property.

The ...

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Whitehaven player-coach Carl Forster: There was no 'champagne rugby' in win over London Skolars but we got the job done

Whitehaven player-coach Carl Forster accepted it had been “scratchy” and there was no “champagne rugby” for the fans.

But he still praised his side for another important win in League One, a hard-fought 28-18 success against London Skolars.

“The most important thing was to ...

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"Violent sexual predator" jailed for life for raping three women he met on Plenty of Fish dating website

A "violent sexual predator" who raped three women he met through an internet dating website has been handed a life prison sentence.

Lee Savage, 25, was sentenced today for brutal sex crimes he committed against females from Cumbria, South Tyneside and Dumfries and Galloway.

Savage ...

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Coach Leon Pryce pleased with Workington Town's win at West Wales Raiders

Workington Town coach Leon Pryce was pleased to have secured a win over a West Wales Raiders side who asked them a lot of questions over the 80 minutes.

Town won 46-6 but didn’t have everything their own way and Pryce gave both his attack and defence the credit for a good ...

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The Wright thing to do: Carlisle United match will be former midfielder Anthony's testimonial game

Workington Reds' friendly with Carlisle United tomorrow night will serve as a testimonial game for midfielder Anthony Wright who retired at the end of last season.

Wright played 489 games for Reds in 13 seasons and was a hugely popular member of the Workington squad.

Current joint ...

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Carlisle burglar raided couple's home as they slept - just hours after attending his own father's funeral

A burglar who had just been released from jail raided a Carlisle couple's home as they slept - stealing a jacket containing its owner's Sellafield security pass.

The city's crown court heard how Kieron Lowe, 38, who had earlier in the day been to his father's funeral, stole jackets worth ...

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Carlisle burglar raised couple's home as they slept - just hours after attending his own father's funeral

A burglar who had just been released from jail raided a Carlisle couple's home as they slept - stealing a jacket containing its owner's Sellafield security pass.

The city's crown court heard how Kieron Lowe, 38, who had earlier in the day been to his father's funeral, stole jackets worth ...

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Whitehaven schoolchildren head for holidays - via the African savannah

AN end of year performance at a Whitehaven primary school transported the audience to the great African savannah.

After weeks of rehearsals, singing and acting, year two pupils at St James' Infant School put on three "amazing" performances of The Lion King for their families.

Head ...

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Carlisle man who was reported missing has been found

Alan Burr from Carlisle was reported missing by police on Friday.

However, officers have confirmed that he has now been found.

Cumbria Police issued the following statement: "Thank you to all who shared the appeal."

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Injury-ravaged Whitehaven dig deep to beat London Skolars

Whitehaven 28 London Skolars 18

It wasn’t pretty, not a great advert for League One, but again, Whitehaven got the job done.

Carl Forster’s injury-hit squad had once more ran out of options from the bench but they were able to see it through.

Two points were all that ...

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Reds continue unbeaten pre-season with home draw against Consett AFC

Workington Reds 3 Consett 3

Four matches into their long pre-season build-up, Workington are still undefeated with two wins and two draws.

The management team of Lee Andrews and Dave Hewson had set a target of going through the series of friendlies with an unbeaten record, with the ...

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Scorer Hallam Hope has been 'a shining light' in Carlisle Utd's pre-season, says manager John Sheridan

Hallam Hope has been praised by manager John Sheridan as “a shining light” in Carlisle United’s pre-season.

The 24-year-old frontman was on target in the Blues’ 1-0 victory at AFC Fylde.

“He looks really match-sharp at the moment,” Sheridan said.

“If there is a ...

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Singing tributes at 'world's greatest war memorial'

SINGING tributes have been paid at a unique memorial to remember 100 years since the end of First World War.

More than 60 singers climbed a total of 25 miles and 3,000 metres to perform a specially commissioned song on each of the Lake District peaks, including England's highest mountain ...

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Six new schools, a cemetery and country parks could be created as part of new 'garden village' in Carlisle

Up to six new schools, three community hubs, a cemetery and country parks are among the major changes suggested for Carlisle - in the vision shaping up for St Cuthbert's Garden Village.

It has already been revealed the ambitious long-term plans include the prospect of up to 10,000 new ...

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Police investigating after assault on teenager

Police officers are appealing for information after an 18-year-old was left with a broken nose.

The teenager suffered facial injuries including a broken nose and swollen face following the incident on Finkle Street, Workington, on Friday at around 9pm.

A Cumbria police spokesman ...

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