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Cumbrian cricket star due MRI scan on calf injury

Ben Stokes is out for the rest of the season due to a calf injury Credit: PA images

There are fears that Ben Stokes could be out for the rest of the season due to an injury.

It happened during the second Investec Test against Pakistan, England and Wales Cricket Board announced he will have an MRI scan on Tuesday on a calf injury he has suffered.

The England all-rounder from Cockermouth had to miss the rest of the series against Sri Lanka after he underwent knee surgery in May.

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Storm-hit school to reopen tomorrow

The school was badly damaged by the storm. Credit: ITV Border

A Cumbrian school, which was closed after being damaged by this morning's storms, will reopen tomorrow.

Cockermouth School was closed to all students today following "severe storm damage".

The school was badly damaged by the storm. Credit: ITV Border

Police concern for missing west Cumbria man

Missing man Barrie Lee. Credit: Cumbria Police.

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 30-year-old man who has gone missing in the Cockermouth area.

Barrie Colin Lee, of no fixed abode, was last seen at a friend’s property on Sullart Street, Cockermouth, at 8pm on Friday 1st July.

The missing man has connections to the Workington area.

Enquiries are ongoing to locate Mr Lee and police are appealing to anyone who may know of his whereabouts to get in touch.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police immediately on 101.

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NZ radio hosts suspended over Stokes row

Ben Stokes Credit: PA

Two radio hosts in New Zealand have been given a one-day suspension after broadcasting a rant from Cockermouth cricketer Ben Stokes’ mother- without her permission.

Deborah Stokes phoned the Auckland-based radio station to make a complaint against the two presenters, who had been mocking Stokes for his performance in the World T20 final.

She was told that her call was off-air, however she was actually put through to the on-air studio and the row was broadcast live.

In the phonecall, Mrs Stokes says she's “totally brassed off” by the way the presenters talked about her son.

"It's not even about the cricket. It's about the personal attack on him. They called him arrogant and then they called him some sort of name. They don't know him! They wouldn't have a blooming clue."

– Deborah Stokes talking on the radio

The presenters have been taken off-air for one day as a result.

Read about the messages of support for Ben Stokes following the defeat, here.

New 'one-stop' surgical clinic to launch in Cockermouth

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A new ‘one stop’ surgical clinic in Cockermouth will offer hernia and gallstone patients an improved service, according to NHS bosses.

Surgeons from North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust will start the weekly clinic at Cockermouth Community Hospital from 6 April 2016, seeing approximately 12 patients a week.

Currently, patients attend hospital for an initial appointment with a surgeon followed by a pre-assessment appointment and then await a date for surgery. The new clinic will offer patients both the consultation and pre-assessment during the same appointment and a date for surgery will also be provided at the end of the appointment.

“I am delighted to introduce the new clinic which offers many advantages to hernia and gallstone patients.

"Rather than attending the hospital on two occasions and then awaiting a date for surgery, patients can attend one appointment in Cockermouth and leave knowing when their surgery will be.

‎“We are planning to offer patients a choice of dates for surgery at the Cumberland Infirmary and the state-of-the-art facilities at the new West Cumberland Hospital."

– John Wayman, consultant general surgeon at North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust
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