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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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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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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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Improvement from West Wales Raiders but Workington Town register a good away win

West Wales Raiders 6 Workington Town 46

Workington Town came back from Llanelli with the two points but it was no walk in the park against West Wales Raiders, the 46-6 scoreline a very lopsided one after the Welsh tired in the last 10 minutes.

Winless West Wales had lost their last ...

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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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Ladies night at Workington bar for Jack's Journey

Workington's Gaslight Bar and Bistro are hosting a ladies night for the charity Jack's Journey on August 12.

Nicola Haworth, whose partner owns the Gaslight Bar, said: "We hadn't done anything different for a while, so decided to do a ladies' night and then we decided to do it for charity. ...

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Police arrest teenager who reported being sprayed in face near Maryport

A teenager who reported being sprayed in the face with an "unknown substance" has been arrested on suspicion of wasting police time.

The 17-year-old, who alleged the incident had taken place late on July 12 on the A594 between Maryport and Dearham, has been released under ...

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Tip offs to crime hotline rocket by 20 per cent across Cumbria in just 12 months

Tip offs made to the anonymous hotline Crimestoppers by residents in Cumbria rocketed by nearly 20 per cent in just a year.

New figures released by the county's police and crime commissioner Peter McCall show calls from the county shot up from 900 in 2016/17 to 1072 last year.

Police ...

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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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Roxanne Pallett: 'I feared I would die'

Ex-Emmerdale star Roxanne Pallet has spoken of her gratitude to the emergency services who rescued her after a horror crash.

The 36-year-old actress was left trapped after she crashed into a wall while competing in a stock car race.

Pallett, who is from Carlisle, lost control just ...

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Workington estate to get new cinema

A WORKINGTON estate will soon have a new cinema and live venue.

The Moorclose Community Centre has invested £40,000 in projection and sound system for its 215-seat theatre.

As well as showing a variety of films including the latest blockbusters, it will also be hosting live ...

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Patients praise A&E department in West Cumberland Hospital

PATIENTS have praised the care they have received from A&E departments in north and west Cumbria.

Almost nine out of every 10 patients who visited the Carlisle and Whitehaven emergency departments last month said they would recommend them to friends and family.

Almost 600 patients at ...

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REVIEW: Nile Rodgers and CHIC wow sell out crowd at Lytham Festival

THOUSANDS of people turned out to see disco legends Nile Rodgers and CHIC dance their way through their greatest hits.

Music fans young and old packed out Lytham Festival for the busiest night so far to enjoy a journey through five decades of disco and pop anthems.

Starting their ...

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Plea to find owner of dog which attacked man outside Whitehaven's Morrisons

THE family of a 75-year-old cyclist who was rushed to hospital in Newcastle after a terrifying dog attack are appealing for help to find the animal's owner.

Steve Lunt was knocked off his bike and bitten on his cheek, nose and arm by a dog which was tied up outside Morrisons in ...

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Police moving closer to Lillyhall HQ switch

Plans to build a new police HQ outside Workington have taken a step forward - but concerns have been raised on the effect of the move.

In January Peter McCall, Cumbria police and crime commissioner, confirmed land at Lillyhall was under consideration for a new police HQ to replace the Hall ...

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Trains between Carlisle and Glasgow/Edinburgh hit by points failure

A points failure between Carlisle and Carstairs is causing disruption to journeys between these stations.

The routes affected are:

TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport/Manchester Piccadilly and Glasgow Central/Edinburgh Virgin Trains between London Euston / Birmingham ...

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Legacy fund set up in memory of Cockermouth musician Bridget

The memory of a Cockermouth musician who died last week will be kept alive thanks to a fund set up in her honour.

Bridget Hilton, 74, was involved with music groups and other activities in Cockermouth and beyond.

She recently sourced music for Workington Playgoers’ Shakespeare ...

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Lakesman Triathlon pumps £1.7m into local Cumbria economy

THIS year's Lakesman Triathlon brought an estimated £1.72m into the local economy, figures have shown - 16 per cent up on last year.

The event, which is now in its third year, took place on June 17 and saw around 800 people complete in the full or half-distance triathlon.

The ...

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London Swing Orchestra to play concert for Mind in West Cumbria

London Swing Orchestra will play a charity concert at Theatre By The Lake, Keswick on July 29.

Keswick Rotary Club are presenting the highly acclaimed orchestra, and have nominated the charity Mind in West Cumbria as the main beneficiary of the concert.

Graham Dalby has led the jazz ...

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Woman suffers neck injuries after Workington town centre crash

Police and ambulance crews were called to deal with a crash in Washington Street, Workington.

Six police cars and three ambulances were called to the scene of the two vehicle crash.

It was reported to police shortly after 5pm today.

The crash involved a car and a van, with ...

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