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Reports of trees blocking road between West Cumbrian villages

High winds battered West Cumbria last night as Storm Ophelia made her way through the country.

Reports were received of trees blocking the road between Camerton and Broughton this morning.

A spokesman for Cumbria police said: "Winds have reached up to 70 mph on high, exposed, coastal ...

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Team Evie's Greg Johnston is an inspiration

A devoted dad who began fundraising in memory of his baby girl has now turned it into an important charity – and scooped a top national award for his efforts.

Greg Johnston has been named inspirational father of the year by the national charity Baby Loss Star.

Greg, 33, from Great ...

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Traffic chaos after Sellafield strike and severe weather

Motorists are facing traffic chaos this morning due to firefighters' strikes at Sellafield and last night's severe weather.

Traffic is backed up along the A595 to the nuclear plant with GMB members picketing at all five of the site's gates.

The firefighters planned a 12-and-a-half ...

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West Cumbrian poppy sellers celebrate award

Poppy sellers from the Cockermouth area came together to celebrate raising more than £14,000.

Representatives from schools, businesses and town groups gathered at the Town Hall where they were congratulated.

The Cockermouth group has been given the George Cole Award for its ...

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Plans for ex-Corus steelworks site set to be approved

Detailed plans for the next phase of the major redevelopment of Workington’s former steelworks site are set to be given the green light today.

Persimmon Homes wants to build over 650 homes on the former 31-acre Corus steelworks site and has outline planning permission for the ...

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Peace scholar at Rotary lunch

A peace scholar who has worked on international projects spoke to 45 Rotary members at an event in Workington.

Jody-Ann Anderson was invited by the Rotary clubs of Whitehaven Castle and Workington to talk at Hunday Manor Hotel, Winscales.

There was also an exhibition celebrating 100 ...

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Workington director of rugby: New Town coach's contacts will be Pryce-less

Leon Pryce will bring a wealth of knowledge and contacts to Workington Town, according to director of rugby Les Ashe.

Ex-England international and Super League star Pryce was revealed as the club’s new head coach on a two-year deal in a role which will also include commercial commitments ...

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Fringe players to get a chance as Reds travel to Colne in the Integro League Cup

Workington Reds will be looking to get back into the winning habit when they travel to Colne in the Integro League Cup tonight (7.45pm kick-off).

With a small squad to pick from, joint-managers Dave Hewson and Lee Andrews will go with largely the same squad as they would for a league ...

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Maryport rumbled but good wins for Grasslot and Blue Bell in County Cup

Horrendous weather couldn't keep West Cumbrian footballers from their pitches as the County Sunday Cup rumbled on at the weekend.

Seaton Royal Oak won 8-2 at Maryport United, with Brenden Wilkinson's hat-trick and goals from Cameron Caine, Steve Maxwell, Tom Powell, Ben Powell and Andrew ...

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Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus on target as Manchester City sink Napoli

Early goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus saw Manchester City maintain their winning start in the Champions League with a 2-1 victory over Napoli.

City struck twice in the opening 13 minutes at the Etihad Stadium to set themselves up for a result that lifted them six points clear ...

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Hugo Lloris' heroics help Tottenham secure draw at Real Madrid

Harry Kane was the headline act but Hugo Lloris stole the show as the Frenchman's stunning save helped earn Tottenham a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid.

Spurs took a surprise lead at the Santiago Bernabeu through Raphael Varane's own goal, only for Cristiano Ronaldo to level from the penalty ...

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Captain Thomas Bjorn believes Europe can regain Ryder Cup despite US strength

European captain Thomas Bjorn will stress the pain of losing to his team, but is confident a combination of talent and team spirit can see his side regain the Ryder Cup in France next year.

The United States are odds-on favourites to retain the trophy following a convincing victory at ...

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Jurgen Klopp praises Liverpool players after record-breaking Maribor win

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp felt his players fully deserved their record-breaking 7-0 Champions League victory in Maribor.

Two goals apiece from Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino and efforts from Philippe Coutinho, a first club strike from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Trent ...

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Pep Guardiola 'proud' of Manchester City after beating Napoli

Pep Guardiola claimed Manchester City had beaten one of the best sides he had ever seen after their hard-fought 2-1 Champions League win over Napoli.

Early goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus set up the win over the Serie A leaders at the Etihad Stadium, City's third successive ...

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Rescuers called out after ex-trawler battered by Storm Ophelia

Rescuers were called to Maryport harbour this morning after ex-hurricane Ophelia battered the coast.

An 100ft ex-trawler snapped its moorings and was swinging on its bowlines.

Maryport Inshore Rescue, Workington RNLI and Maryport and Whitehaven Coastguard attended.

The owner ...

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Barrow hospital to earn cash boost for ditching chocolate and fizzy drinks

HOSPITALS in Cumbria could receive a cash boost for ditching supersize chocolate bars and sugary snacks in vending machines and on-site shops.

The boss of NHS England has announced a move to ban the sale of large sharing packs of sweets from vending machines on hospital premises in a bid ...

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Backlash from headteachers over schools funding should be 'wake-up call' to Government

Cumbria's MPs have reacted to news that more than 70 school leaders from across the county have signed an open letter to Chancellor Philip Hammond over school funding cuts.

One said the move should act as a "wake-up call" to the the Government ahead of next month's Autumn Budget. ...

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Rescuers reveal final movements of walker found dead on Scafell Pike

Mountain rescuers have revealed the final movements of a walker found dead on the Cumbrian fells.

A major search operation was launched after Dawid Kancyr failed to return from a hike up Scafell Pike.

A body was found on Monday, two days after he went missing, on one of the steeper ...

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Revealed: Cumbria service station named one of the best in the country

A CUSTOMER satisfaction survey has named Tebay services as one of the most satisfying places to stop in the UK.

Transport Focus asked motorists to rate their overall experience was based on a range of factors; from the cleanliness of toilets to how relaxing they found their ...

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Mum-of-four died after routine op because of 'lack of oxygen'

Pathologists claim that a mum-of-four who was treated at the Cumberland Infirmary died of a lack of oxygen to her brain.

Sharon Grierson was admitted to the Carlisle hospital on November 11 last year for elective surgery to remove a lesion (polyp) on her right vocal cord - a procedure ...

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Suffering in silence: Disabled people in Cumbria targeted by abuse

DISABLED people are suffering in silence over abuse and bigotry directed towards them, campaigners in Cumbria claim.

Police figures show hate crime in the county went up by ten per cent last year.

But those championing the rights of disabled residents say the scale of the issue is ...

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