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NHS Cumbria Clinical Group to hold annual meeting in Workington

All members of the public are welcome to attend the meetings. Credit: NHS North Cumbria

NHS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) next Governing Body Meeting and Annual General Meeting is set to take place on Wednesday 2 August in Workington.

The meeting will be held at The Oval Centre, Salterbeck Drive, Salterbeck.

This will come before the Annual General Meeting which will take place in the same location from 1.00pm.

All members of the public are welcome to attend the meetings.

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Police appeal for potential witnesses of Whitehaven assault

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Police are investigating a grievous bodily harm assault which took place in Whitehaven on Sunday 2nd July, in which a 30-year-old woman was seriously injured.

Two women, aged 25 and 36, both from Whitehaven, were arrested in relation to the assault and have been released under investigation.

Police wish to speak to potential witnesses, including a taxi driver who they say picked up a lone female passenger that day, between midnight and 2am from Whitehaven Town Centre, and took the fair to Derwentwater road in Whitehaven.

Driver who died in A7 lorry crash near Longtown named

The HGV crossed over the A7 road near Camelot Holiday Park Credit: ITV Border

The man who died after the heavy goods vehicle he was driving crashed off the A7 near Longtown has been named as Ian Ewart, from Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway.

Police believe the lorry crashed after the 48-year-old had a medical episode at the wheel of the HGV around 6pm on Monday 17 July.

He was unresponsive when found and died after being taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

Police are appealing for witnesses to get in touch by calling 101.

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Burst sewer affects Whitehaven harbour

The burst pipe has caused some damage to the road Credit: Creative Commons

Visitors to Whitehaven harbour are being warned to expect some disruption after a sewer burst on West Strand yesterday evening.

The burst caused some damage to the road and has resulted in temporary access arrangements at the West Strand Marina and car park, Old New Quay car park and The Beacon Museum.

Initial repair work in the early hours of Friday 21 July revealed that the pipe, which normally carries wastewater from the local pumping station up to Whitehaven treatment works, is covered in concrete.

United Utilities say they took the decision to stop work at 3am and continue this morning:

We’ll continue to liaise with Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners and Copeland Council to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and minimise any disruption in the harbour area over the weekend.”

– Andrew Kendall, Area Business Manager, United Utilities
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