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North Cumbria's hospitals 'to come out of special measures'

Special measures are set to be lifted from north Cumbria's hospitals - after nearly four years.

It comes after inspectors from the Care Quality Commission found improvements had been made at both the Cumberland Infirmary and West Cumberland Hospital.

North Cumbria University ...

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Search for missing West Cumbrian girl, 15

A teenage girl is missing from the Workington area.

Police are concerned for the welfare of Macy Bentham, 15, who was last seen at 11am today at her home address on Inner Ling Road, Seaton.

Macy is described as white, 5ft 5in tall, of slim build with very-long dark brown hair. She ...

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Sudden death in Maryport Cemetery of man, 63

A man has died in Maryport Cemetery.

Police confirmed they were called to the cemetery at around 9am yesterday morning.

A spokesman said: "We were called following a sudden death of a 63-year-old man from Durham."

The death is not being treated as suspicious and the coroner ...

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Cumbrian students celebrate Dream Placement success

The achievements of 70 students were celebrated at an event at Energus, Lillyhall, to mark the conclusion of this year's Dream Placement project.

About 200 people, including students, parents, teachers and representatives of companies involved in the scheme attended the ...

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Maryport date for solo blues man Matt Woosey

ACOUSTIC blues performer Matt Woosey is in the county for a series of dates, calling in on Maryport on Friday April 7.

The Germany-based musician appears at Her Citi café, in Crosby Street, to play a solo show as part of his UK tour.

The gig is sandwiched in between appearances in ...

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Woman airlifted to hospital following three-hour rescue

A woman was airlifted to hospital following a three-hour mountain rescue.

It took 22 members of Cockermouth Mountain Rescue team to bring the woman to safety before she was taken to Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary by air ambulance.

The 64-year-old, who slipped on wet ground and ...

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Crunch NHS vote rushed because of Cumbria County Council elections

Key rulings on the future of health services across Cumbria were rushed through ahead of the local council elections, it has emerged.

The Cumbria Health Scrutiny Committee has come under fire after it failed to use special powers to refer controversial Success Regime plans to downgrade ...

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End in sight for A66 overnight road closures in Cumbria

Daily overnight road closures on the A66 in West Cumbria are set to end this week.

For more than a month the road has been closed from 8pm to 6am at Bridgefoot to allow maintenance to be carried out at Marron Bridge.

A Highways England spokesman said full overnight closures would ...

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Police appeal for help to find missing woman

Police are appealing for help to find a missing Whitehaven woman.

Gemma Rice, 25, was last seen at West Cumberland Hospital yesterday at 4.10pm.

She was wearing a black Adidas tracksuit and is described as white, with a red ponytail.

Police are concerned about her welfare and ...

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Cumbria Constabulary seeks new PCSOs

Cumbria police is on the lookout for new police community support officers.

The constabulary is seeking committed people to take on the uniformed role working alongside police officers in the community.

Chief Superintendent Mark Pannone said: "Police community support officers carry ...

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Tributes after sudden death of former Cumbria education chief

Tributes have been paid to a former Cumbria County Council education chief who has died suddenly at the age of 53.

Caroline Sutton, who was known as Carrie, was taken critically ill on Friday and is understood to have suffered a number of strokes after being rushed to hospital.

She ...

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Fine for 'slow' Cumbrian shoplifter

Most shoplifters go about their business swiftly and decisively...

But 45-year-old Michael James Roberts may have set a new Cumbrian record for low-speed crime when he pilfered biscuits from a shop in Workington – and took more than seven minutes to complete the task.

In a ...

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Security warning following Cumbrian burglaries

Residents are being warned to up their security following a spate of burglaries at homes in Workington.

There were three incidents over the weekend in the Moorclose and Westfield areas of the town.

In one, a man was disturbed in the bedroom of a house.

This happened at Rowe ...

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Are you ready for the new pound coin?

Cumbria is gearing up for change, as the new £1 coin comes into currency today.

The coin has been designed especially to combat fraudsters, as the Royal Mint estimates one in every 30 pound coins currently in circulation is a fake.

The 'round pound' has been in operation for 30 ...

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Bikers all revved up for Easter egg run

Motorcyclists are gearing up for an annual charity Easter egg run on Sunday.

The ride, organised by the Whitehaven Motorcycle Action Group, will see bikers travel from Keswick to Whitehaven collecting Easter eggs along the way.

The donations of eggs are given to local charities ...

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Break-in at West Cumbrian restaurant

Cash and alcohol were among items stolen during a break-in at a west Cumbrian restaurant.

Rafferty's Bistro in Curzon Street, Maryport, was targeted by thieves late last week.

A microwave was also stolen in the raid.

Together the items were valued at £840.

The burglary ...

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Plans to expand Seaton play area revealed

A mini football pitch and a new piece of equipment will be the latest addition to a play park in Seaton.

The play area on Jackson Street has recently been refurbished and expanded with new equipment by the parish council.

Students from Lakes College at Lillyhall have also designed ...

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Fundraising fashion fun

A fashion show and pop-up shop will be held next week to raise funds for Cockermouth's Kirkgate Centre.

Friends of the Kirkgate have organised the event which will take place at the centre at 7.30pm on Friday, April 7.

"It will be a night of catwalk glamour, prosecco and shopping ...

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Workington mum wins £100 in Mother's Day competition

A Workington mum won a £100 gift voucher thanks to her daughter's nomination in a Mother's Day competition.

Helen Bennett won the Mum In A Million competition run by Workington's supermarket branch of Asda at the weekend.

Her daughter Laura-Jade said: "She is such a caring person ...

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CCTV released after burglary at West Cumbrian branch of Greggs

Police have released CCTV images of two men they want to trace following a burglary at a Greggs branch in West Cumbria.

The incident, at Buddle Road, Workington, happened at 3.15am on March 4. Nothing was taken.

Anyone with information is asked to call PC 2395 Callon on 101.

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£250,000 boost for West Cumbrian estate

Work is under way to bring community facilities back to the heart of a west Cumbrian estate, thanks to a £250,000 boost.

The money was given to the Moorclose area after the closure of the estate's sports centre last year, when the council opened a new leisure centre at The Cloffocks, ...

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