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Couple launch campaign for life-saving equipment after terrifying scare with son, four

A Little Broughton couple who had a terrifying experience when their young son suddenly became seriously ill have launched a campaign to have a defibrillator in their village.

David and Kristina Whitworth have two sons, Arthur, four, and Alfie, seven.

Their nightmare began when ...

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Win is vital to restore confidence says Workington Reds boss ahead of FA Cup tie

A Win is vital to restore confidence, declared Workington Reds boss Dave Hewson, ahead of their FA Cup tie at Knaresborough this afternoon.

With £9,000 at stake for the winners of the second round qualifying tie, this is a big match for the club.

But Hewson says it is even bigger ...

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Road closure in Brigham extended for another week after United Utilities work delayed

A road closure in a west Cumbrian village has been extended for another week.

Motorists face yet more disruption in Brigham, near Cockermouth, as a result of United Utilities pipe works.

Access to the A66, via St Bridgets' Church, has already been closed off for weeks - meaning ...

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Roxy plans music to celebrate glass making milestone

A glassmaker who hails from Keswick will hold an open house event at the town's newest art venue to celebrate the 10th anniversary of her business.

Roxy Denny is marking a decade since she launched RD Glass.

She will hold an anniversary open house on Greta Side on September ...

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Workington Town to ring the changes for trip to Doncaster for final game of the regular League One season

Workington Town are ringing some changes ahead of their trip to Doncaster tomorrow for the final game of the League One season.

The outcome of the game will not affect the final table, with the two sides already guaranteed play-off slots.

And Town are using the match to give some ...

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Farmer's bid to build home near rare breeds of horse dismissed

A farmer who wanted to build a home close to his animals to better care for rare breeds of horse has had his application rejected by councillors.

Robbie Manchester lives in a static caravan on his land near Dearham but applied to build a two-storey farmhouse on the site so he could be near ...

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Bikers in their 80s celebrate Diamond Wedding

With the motto of “live for the moment and plan for the future”, Harrington couple Katherine Jean and Lawrence Berwick couple are not your average octogenarians.

The pair – who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this week – share a love of motorbikes, which started when they ...

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NuGen chief vows to "fight tooth and nail" to salvage Moorside nuclear power project

The boss of NuGen has vowed to "fight tooth and nail” to salvage the £15 billion Moorside nuclear power station in an impassioned speech to industry leaders gathered in Cumbria.

Tom Samson, chief executive of the company set to develop the plant in West Cumbria, also told around 150 ...

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Section of A66 will close this weekend

A section of the A66 will be closed this weekend as part of a £5m improvement scheme.

The busy route was closed between Kirkby Thore and Low Moor, east of Penrith, at 10pm last night (fri) and will not reopen until 3am on Monday.

It is the third successive weekend closure due to a ...

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Police investigate second break-in at Cockermouth Antiques in a month

A shop in Cockermouth has been broken into for the second time this month.

Police are investigating the break in at Cockermouth Antiques, in Station Road, which happened overnight on Wednesday.

It was the second occasion in a month and involved a side door being damaged to gain ...

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Police investigate break-in at Cockermouth shop

Police are investigating a break-in at a Cockermouth shop.

Cockermouth Antique Shop on Station Road was broken into overnight on Wednesday, September 19 into Thursday, September 20.

They broke in via a side door, which was damaged in the incident.

Nothing was taken.

A ...

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Village to create planning blueprint to control house building

A West Cumbrian village wants to create a plan to stop over-development despite warnings a similar bid "caused civil war" in a nearby town.

Seaton Parish Council is gathering information on how to create a neighbourhood plan in an attempt to gain greater control over future ...

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‘Boxer’ Walker set to join Town Hall of Fame

Workington Town legend Arnold “Boxer” Walker is set to join an elite group of players in the club’s Hall of Fame.

Scrum half Boxer, who was voted the best number seven in the world in 1980, played at Town for nine years, between 1971 and 1979, making 191 appearances, scoring 53 tries ...

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Golden Apple Awards 2018: Vote now for your winner

From today people across Cumbria have the chance to vote for their education and learning heroes.

For the first time Cumbria's Golden Apple Awards has a People's Choice category.

Here we introduce the five finalists from around the county who are in line for the People's Choice ...

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Man arrested after report he had a blade

A Workington man was arrested after a report he had a blade.

Police were called to a property in Bassenthwaite just before 10.30pm yesterday and the 30-year-old was arrested on suspicion of affray.

He was later released with no further action to be taken.

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Public advised not to approach wanted man who breach sexual harm prevention order

Police are warning members of the public not to approach a man who is wanted for breaching a sexual harm prevention order.

Paul Hunter Redpath, 47, is also wanted for breach of notification requirements, and prison recall.

He is being sought by officers and was last seen in the ...

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Detectives warn drugs criminals Cumbria is no "soft touch" for their illicit trade

Drugs criminals are being warned that Cumbria is not a “soft touch” for their illicit trade.

A senior detective issued the warning after a string of drug-busting successes on the M6, with officers intercepting two motorway couriers – one carrying cannabis and amphetamine worth nearly ...

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Welcome selection headache for Workington Reds managers

Workington Reds manager Dave Hewson finally has a welcome headache – with players returning to the fray.

And it is perfect timing as the squad heads into their FA Cup clash at Knaresborough tomorrow afternoon (ko 3pm).

But Hewson admits that Niall Cowperthwaite is unlikely to ...

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Far from a summer of discontent for champions Cockermouth Cricket Club and Carlisle Cricket Club

As the dust settles on the 2018 North Lancs/Cumbria Cricket League season, Carlisle Cricket Club and champions Cockermouth Cricket Club have both had reasons to celebrate.

For Cockermouth, a 129-run home win over Wigton in their penultimate Premier Division fixture of the campaign ...

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Ford doesn’t believe in ‘bogey team’ nonsense as York get set to take on Whitehaven

Since they were re-formed in 2002, York City Knights have only beaten Whitehaven once – and that was 12 years ago.

Now, on the eve of Sunday’s big League One clash York coach James Ford is keen to kill-off any suggestion that the omens are against them as Haven are the Knights’ bogey ...

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Man charged with robbery and assaulting police officer following incident in Cockermouth

A man from the north east has been charged with robbery following an incident in Cockermouth.

Michael Ferguson, 28, of Weetslade Road, Cramlington, has been charged with four offences.

It follows on from an incident in Station Street on Wednesday. Cumbria Police has not given anymore ...

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