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Four men taken to hospital after two-car collision in West Cumbrian town

Four men have been taken to hospital following a collision in Cockermouth involving two cars and a pedestrian.

Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The collision took place at about 12.30pm at the junction of Windmill Lane and Grasmoor Avenue.

It involved a ...

yesterday 16:23 open_in_new
Police deal with two-vehicle collision in Cockermouth

Police are dealing with a two-vehicle collision in Cockermouth.

Windmill Lane has been closed while emergency services are at the scene.

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yesterday 15:17 open_in_new
Convenience store knifeman jailed

A man seen wandering around a convenience store with a 10in knife tucked into his trouser waistband has been jailed.

Ryan Neil Simpson, 38, received a 10-month prison term at Carlisle Crown Court.

He had previously pleaded guilty to possessing a bladed article in a public place on ...

yesterday 15:17 open_in_new
Cumbrians speak of horror during terrifying Manchester attack

A suicide bomber has killed 22 people, including children, as an explosion tore through fans leaving a pop concert in Manchester.

Some 59 people were also injured when the blast caused by an improvised explosive device carried by the attacker detonated at the Manchester ...

yesterday 09:47 open_in_new
Temperatures in Cumbria rocket for sun-soaked bank holiday weekend

Cumbria is poised to cash in on the hottest weekend of the year so far with temperatures expected to hit 26C.

Forecasters are predicting perfect bank holiday conditions - fuelling hope of a bank holiday boom for businesses and visitor attractions.

Hotels, B&Bs, cafes, restaurants and ...

yesterday 09:47 open_in_new
VIDEO: Search for The Voice in West Cumbria

You never know... the next winner of The Voice could be from Cumbria as talent scouts have held auditions in a family-run brewery.

ITV producers from the hit show featuring judges Will.I.Am and Tom Jones, contacted Ennerdale Brewery at Rowrah a few weeks ago to see if they could hold ...

yesterday 08:41 open_in_new
Children among dead as death toll rises after Manchester concert bombing

A suicide bomber has killed 22 people, including children, as an explosion tore through fans leaving a pop concert in Manchester.

Some 59 people were also injured when the blast caused by an improvised explosive device carried by the attacker detonated at the Manchester ...

yesterday 08:41 open_in_new
Temperatures in Cumbria rocket for sun-soaked bank holiday weekend

Cumbria is poised to cash in on the hottest weekend of the year so far with temperatures expected to hit 26C.

Forecasters are predicting perfect bank holiday conditions - fuelling hope of a bank holiday boom for businesses and visitor attractions.

Hotels, B&Bs, cafes, restaurants and ...

yesterday 08:41 open_in_new
Ukip local chairman quits amid 'vote Tory' comment backlash

A Ukip councillor who controversially endorsed Workington’s Conservative candidate instead of his own party’s prospective MP has resigned as chairman of the local branch.

But David Wilson, who represents Aspatria on Allerdale council, has insisted he will not be leaving Ukip.

Mr ...

yesterday 08:41 open_in_new
West Cumbrian bridge to shut

Delayed work to complete the resurfacing of a West Cumbrian bridge is due to take place.

Surface dressing work as due to be carried out on Broughton Bridge over two days last week but the work was delayed because of the weather.

Workmen are now due to close the bridge from ...

yesterday 07:35 open_in_new
Chinese investment hope for £10 billion nuclear plant

Chinese investors are interested in the £10bn Cumbrian new nuclear project, according to new reports.

A delegation from State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC), based in Beijing, is due in London this week to meet representatives from NuGen, which has plans for a power plant in ...

yesterday 07:35 open_in_new
Burglars target West Cumbrian home as occupants sleep

A West Cumbrian house was burgled last night as the occupants slept.

The break in happened at Beechwood Close, Maryport, between 9.45pm last night and 6.30am today.

Police said a number of items were stolen.

It is believed the burglar entered through the back or patio door, and ...

2017-05-22 20:23 open_in_new
Car pelted with stones in West Cumbria

A car has been targeted by vandals on a West Cumbrian Street.

The Ford C-Max, parked on Garth Road, Workington, was pelted with stones by four boys on the green area, opposite Ashmore Gardens, on Friday between 5pm and 6pm.​

Anyone who saw the incident or has any information is ...

2017-05-22 20:23 open_in_new
Top Conservative minister visits west Cumbria on election trail

A factory became the focus of the election trail as the woman who stood against Theresa May for leadership of the Conservatives visited Cumbria.

Andrea Leadsom, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, was at The Lake District Creamery, Aspatria, with Workington’s ...

2017-05-22 20:23 open_in_new
West Cumbrian bridge to shut tomorrow

Delayed work to complete the resurfacing of a West Cumbrian bridge is due to take place tomorrow.

Surface dressing work as due to be carried out on Broughton Bridge over two days last week but the work was delayed because of the weather.

Workmen are now due to close the bridge from ...

2017-05-22 20:23 open_in_new
Store calls for charity of the year nominations

Sainsbury's in Cockermouth is seeking nominations for its next charity of the year.

Nomination papers are available in store and any registered charity benefiting West Cumbria can apply.

The deadline for nominations is May 28 and customers will be able to vote for the shortlisted ...

2017-05-22 19:17 open_in_new
Man hurt in ladder fall at West Cumbrian hospital

A man has been taken to A&E after falling from a ladder at a West Cumbrian hospital.

The man, in his 40s, fell in the car park at Workington Community Hospital shortly after midday today.

He was taken by ambulance to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

An ambulance spokesman ...

2017-05-22 17:05 open_in_new
The Black Guards to reach fans worldwide with debut EP release

THREE months ago, very few people knew the name The Black Guards - now they're regularly heard by radio listeners across the world.

Since revealing their new moniker in February, the band formerly known as D'Bleedin Blaggards have been charting new territory, picking up plenty of praise ...

2017-05-22 17:05 open_in_new
Ambulance called after West Cumbrian hospital car park fall

Paramedics were called after a man fell in a West Cumbrian hospital car park.

The man, in his 40s, fell in the car park at Workington Community Hospital shortly after midday today.

He was taken by ambulance to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

Details of his injuries are ...

2017-05-22 15:59 open_in_new
Asda signs deal to sell vodka, gin and whisky from Lakes Distillery

A Cumbrian distillery has been given good reason to celebrate and raise a glass after it secured a deal to have three of its lines stocked on the shelves of one of the country’s biggest retailers.

Asda has agreed to sell vodka, gin and whisky produced at the Lakes Distillery in 18 of its ...

2017-05-22 14:53 open_in_new
Roles swapped as new Keswick mayor is elected

It was all change in Keswick as the town's mayor and deputy mayor swapped roles.

Existing deputy mayor Susan Leighton was unanimously elected mayor of Keswick by colleagues.

Following her appointment, outgoing mayor David Burn was elected to the role of deputy mayor, a post he took ...

2017-05-22 14:53 open_in_new