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Pair charged with robbery after incident near Workington church

Pair charged with robbery after incident near Workington church

Two people have been charged after an alleged robbery near St Michael's Church in Workington. Barry Woolf, 35, and Kelly Bonner, 26, of no fixed address, each face a charge of robbery. Woolf is also accused of possessing an offensive weapon. A police spo

News & Star, 7 min. ago
 

Sky and BBC confusion about Southport's location causes anger

It seems, despite Southport being part of Merseyside for 40 years, Sky and BBC are still not so sure. During coverage of the The Open , which is being hosted in Birkdale , a stream of golf pundits have been referring to the town as being in Lanchashire.

Liverpool Echo, 9 min. ago
 

South Cumbria hedgehogs’ hospital given generous makeover

It comes after a chance meeting between Irene Cannon, who runs Furness Hedgehog Rescue in Dalton, and Ian Noble, managing director of Wardgroup in Barrow. Mrs Cannon approached Mr Noble during the Heart of Ulverston Awards, to ask about some repair work

 
Dangerous driver jailed after head-on crash

Dangerous driver jailed after head-on crash

A driver whose dangerous and illegal over-taking manoeuvre led to him crashing his car head-on into another car, has been jailed for two-and-a-half years. Calum Wilkinson, 25, of Eaigle Terrace, Main Road, Flimby, was found guilty of causing death by dan

News & Star, 29 min. ago
 

Colwyn Bay promenade road won't re-open for another three weeks as waterfront work continues

Colwyn Bay promenade will not re-open for another three weeks as a multi-million pound waterfront project continues. Work on Phase 2 of the Colwyn Bay waterfront scheme started last August - with almost 1km of the existing promenade getting transformed.

Daily Post, 29 min. ago
 
Ellesmere Port refinery sign deal to fuel another major airline

Ellesmere Port refinery sign deal to fuel another major airline

Ellesmere Port’s oil refinery has signed up to fuel another major Middle East airline. Almost a year after announcing a deal to supply aviation fuel direct to Emirates in a company first, Essar – which owns and operates the Stanlow refinery – has confirm

Chester Chronicle, 33 min. ago
 

How much does it cost to eat at L'Enclume?

Lunch will set diners back £55 each - with an option of paying £49 on top for wine pairing. A typical lunch would include the following dishes: Smoked cod roe, parsley, flatbread; pork and eel with ham fat; broth of turnip, hen of the woods and pork fat;

 
Rescuers called to assist 71-year-old in Lake District unable to walk

Rescuers called to assist 71-year-old in Lake District unable to walk

MOUNTAIN rescuers treated a 71-year-old woman who was unable to walk while out in the Lake District. Keswick MRT were called at about 12.50pm yesterday to Blea Tarn, Little Langdale, were she had twisted her ankle while walking with a group. Two vehicles

News & Star, 49 min. ago
 
West Cumbrian supermarket names Workington RNLI as its charity of the year

West Cumbrian supermarket names Workington RNLI as its charity of the year

A West Cumbrian supermarket has named Workington RNLI as its charity of the year. Shoppers and staff of Sainsbury's in Cockermouth voted for the RNLI to be the supermarket's charity of the year. Over the next 12 months, it means the supermarket will dedi

News & Star, 56 min. ago
 

New sensory room helps Barrow pupils keep in touch

Ormsgill Nursery and Primary School, in Barrow, has officially opened its Thrill and Chill Sensory Room. The state-of-the-art sensory room can be used by all the pupils, including children with learning difficulties or anxiety issues. Whole classes, smal

 

Ulverston street furniture clutter to be addressed

Ulverston town councillors discussed the possibility of controlling the number of advertising A-boards on the pavement. Residents had approached several council members raising concern about the increasing clutter on the streets, and the potential hazard

 
Ellesmere Port cocaine and heroin dealer put behind bars

Ellesmere Port cocaine and heroin dealer put behind bars

A drug dealer has been taken off the streets of Ellesmere Port and put behind bars. Tony Skillicorn was jailed for 68 months when he appeared at Chester Crown Court on July 4, after earlier pleading guilty to two counts of possession with intent to suppl

Chester Chronicle, today, 12:28
 

Council backs move to stop all dealings with The S*n due to Hillsborough coverage

A council has voted to stop any dealings it has with The S*n due to the newspaper’s coverage of the Hillsborough disaster. Councillors at Cheshire West and Chester agreed to “ensure” that elected members and staff at the authority do not advertise nor gi

Liverpool Echo, today, 12:16
 

Liverpool council takes legal action and calls in National Crime Agency over stalled New Chinatown scheme

Liverpool City Council has begun legal action against Chinatown Development Company, the tenant of the stalled multi-million pound New Chinatown Development . The authority has also passed information to the National Crime Agency for it to investigate ex

Liverpool Echo, today, 12:12
 
Abbey Gate College celebrates 40 years with special gala concert

Abbey Gate College celebrates 40 years with special gala concert

Chester based independent school Abbey Gate College hosted a special gala concert as it marked its 40th anniversary. As part of the concert, 75 past choir members joined the current choir producing a spectacular sound of 140 voices. The concert was direc

Chester Chronicle, today, 12:04
 


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