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Health campaigners call for meeting with new Copeland MP - as date set for Success Regime announcement

Campaigners are urging Copeland's new MP, Trudy Harrison, to meet to discuss the immediate plans for the future of the area's health services.

Yesterday it was announced that a decision on the Success Regime's controversial proposals for the West Cumberland Hospital would take place on ...

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Missing 15-year-old girl found in Carlisle

A 15-year-old Cumbrian teenager who went missing on Friday has been found.

Antonia Gillan, who was last seen at her Maryport home that morning, was located in Carlisle at about 4am today.

It's understood she had caught the train to Carlisle.

The teenager was also reported ...

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West Cumbrian teen raises hundreds in memory of much-loved gran

A Seaton teenager raised almost £600 in memory of her grandmother who died last month.

Rhianna Benson, 15, raised the cash for Cancer Research UK in memory of Elizabeth Benson, 74, of Workington, who died of cancer.

The St Joseph's school pupil was very close to her ...

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New weather warning issued for Cumbria as stormy weather continues to batter the UK

A weather warning of wind has been issued for Cumbria with gusts of up to 70mph expected.

The Met Office has issued the yellow wind warning which comes into force at 11am today and will remain in place until 6am tomorrow morning.

Meanwhile a flood warning remains in ...

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Flood warning and alerts in place for Cumbria

A flood warning and a string of flood alerts have been issued for areas of Cumbria following a spell of wet and windy weather.

Meanwhile the Met Office has removed its yellow warning for rain which it had expected to be in force until 10pm tonight.

A flood warning - meaning flooding ...

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More trauma survivors in Cumbria thanks to pioneering air ambulance

More people are surviving serious crashes and incidents in Cumbria than ever before, thanks to a pioneering new addition to the medical response.

Since May, the county's dedicated air ambulance - the Great North Air Ambulance's Pride of Cumbria helicopter - has been carrying fresh frozen ...

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Business boost for West Cumbria boat firm

A small Maryport boat repair firm is hoping to almost double its workforce in the coming months.

MPM Marine Ltd has secured a £100,000 a year contract to maintain the large Fred Olsen fleet of boats servicing the Barrow offshore wind farm.

It has also earned a £250,000 deal with ...

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Weather warning and flood alerts issued for Cumbria

FLOOD alerts have been issued for six areas of Cumbria while a weather warning for rain remains in place.

The Environment Agency this afternoon issued its lowest level of warning - flood alerts meaning that flooding is possible - for:

* Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster

* ...

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Flood alerts issued for Cumbria following heavy rain

FLOOD alerts have been issued for parts of Cumbria today.

The Environment Agency has issued a handful of flood alerts - meaning flooding is possible, be prepared - following heavy overnight rain.

The alerts are for:

Rivers Caldew and Petteril Rivers Ehen, Calder, Irt and ...

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Police appeal for help to trace girl, 15

Police have tonight issued an urgent appeal for help to trace a Cumbrian teenager.

Antonia Gillan, 15, has been missing from her home in Maryport since early this morning.

She was last seen at 6.30am but is believed to be in the Carlisle area.

Police say there was a sighting of ...

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Police deal with incident on A595 in West Cumbria

Police have been dealing with an incident on the main A595 in West Cumbria this evening.

A police van was parked on the roundabout at the Whitehaven end of the Lillyhall to Parton bypass around 9.20pm, shielding a blue Renault Megane, which appeared be damaged.

Cumbria police would ...

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Labour's Gillian Troughton wishes new Copeland MP well

Labour candidate Gillian Troughton has spoken out for the first time since she lost the battle to become Copeland's new MP.

It follows a historic by-election as Trudy Harrison, for the Conservatives, won the seat.

Mrs Troughton said:"I am disappointed not to have won this election ...

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Man taken to hospital after crash in West Cumbria

A man was taken to hospital after a crash on a West Cumbrian main road.

Two rapid response vehicles and an ambulance attended the scene at the Low Road roundabout, Cockermouth at around 1pm.

Three vehicles were involved.

A man described as being in his fifties was taken to the ...

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Three-vehicle collision in Cockermouth

Police and paramedics are at the scene of a three-car crash.

A rapid response vehicle, an ambulance and three police vans are currently at the scene near Papcastle roundabout, Cockermouth.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said they were called at around 4:15pm.

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Morecambe missile John McGuinness rides into town

John McGuinness, one of the top TT riders of all time, is coming to West Cumbria in April to speak to fans.

McGuinness will be joined by special guest, former road racer and race commentator Jamie Whitham, for a night at Whitehaven Civic Hall on Friday, April 21.

With 23 wins and an ...

2017-02-24 17:59 open_in_new
Your great efforts push the appeal over £100,000 mark

You've pulled out all the stops for our Lifeboat Appeal, which has now raised over £100,000.

The Whitehaven News, Times & Star and RNLI are working together, supported by Sellafield, to raise £150,000 for the new all-weather lifeboat for the west coast.

Over £10,000 has poured ...

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Fresh hope for Workington girl Emily in five-year cancer battle

The family of a Workington girl battling cancer for the fourth time has been given fresh hope, two years after doctors told them she was terminally ill.

Emily Shutt, of Railbank Drive, was diagnosed with leukaemia at the age of two.

Despite receiving a bone marrow transplant from her ...

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Man assaulted in West Cumbrian flat

A man has been assaulted at in a flat in a West Cumbrian town centre.

Police were called at 2.22pm about concern for a man's welfare.

Officers said the victim, who was injured at Derwent Street, Workington, was receiving medical attention.

Another man has been arrested on ...

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Vintage toys fetch hundreds as they go under the hammer in West Cumbria

Auction fans relived their childhoods in Cockermouth on Saturday at Mitchells' vintage and antique toy sale.

Among the top selling lots was an early 20th century Steiff teddy bear, which sold for £850, and a Stuart D10 steam engine that sold for £820.

A clinker built radio control ...

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West Cumbrian firm's safety record pays off for Team Evie fund

SAFETY in the workplace has resulted in £1,000 for West Cumbrian charity Team Evie.

Shepley Engineering and client Sellafield Ltd have donated £500 each to the charity to mark three months of work without accident or injury.

Staff member Craig Richardson said Shepley, one of the ...

2017-02-24 17:59 open_in_new
Theresa May hails 'astounding' victory in Copeland by-election during visit to Millom

A jubilant Theresa May has hailed an "astounding" victory for the Conservatives in the Copeland by-election during a visit to Millom.

Standing alongside the triumphant Tory candidate Trudy Harrison in the Cumbrian constituency, the Prime Minister said the result showed they were a ...

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