11:21 am, Fri 12 Apr 2013 Nuisance fires continue in west Cumbria
Two more fires started overnight
Another two nuisance fires have been started in west Cumbria since 8pm last night (11th April).
Two fire engines were called to an incident in New Road, Whitehaven, at around 8pm last night, where around 200 square metres of gorse and grassland was alight.
One fire engine attended a second incident in South End, Wigton, at around 5.30am this morning, where hedgerow had been set on fire.
Anyone with information on either fires is asked to contact police on 101 or
Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service.
5:08 pm, Sat 06 Apr 2013
Pensioner named after fatal crash near Wigton
Police have named the 88 year old driver who died in an accident on the the A596 at Wigton yesterday morning.He was George ATKINSON, 88 years from Thursby.The accident happend at 10:45 yesterday morning.
Mr Atkinson's silver Ford Fiesta was in collision with a lorry at the junction of Station Road.Mr Atkinson was taken to the RVI at Newcastle by air ambulance but died shortly after arrival.The driver of the HGV, a man in his 60s from the Silloth area, was uninjured.
The road was closed for 5 hours whilst collision investigation work and the recovery of the vehicles involved was undertaken. Officers from Cumbria Constabulary Roads Policing Unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision and are appealing for witnesses.
4:13 pm, Fri 05 Apr 2013
Police appeal for witnesses after fatal accident in Wigton
Police are looking for witnesses after a man died in an accident on the A596 near Wigton this morning (5th April).
The man, believed to be in his 80's and from Thursby, was driving a Ford Fiesta when he was involved in a head on collision with a Volvo lorry at around 10.45am.
He suffered serious head injuries and was airlifted to Newcastle Royal Victoria hospital for treatment, but later died.
The male driver of the Volvo, who is in his 60's and from Silloth, was uninjured.
Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to contact Cumbria’s roads policing unit on 101.
11:53 am, Wed 06 Mar 2013 Latest travel
A596 Wigton, Cumbria- Road re-opened
The A596 in Wigton, Cumbria, has re-opened following an earlier accident.
10:37 am, Wed 06 Mar 2013 Latest travel
A596 Wigton, Cumbria- Closed in both directions
The A596 in Wigton, Cumbria, is closed in both directions due to an accident involving a lorry and a car between Station Road and Thursby roundabout.
Traffic between Workington and Carlisle is being affected, and a diversion is in place via the A595 Roman Road.
1:42 pm, Sun 03 Mar 2013
Promotion after 21 wins for Wigton
Wigton have become the first rugby team in the country to be promoted after victory yesterday.
They won 40 - 31 away at second in the table Eccles to gain promotion from the North Lancashire and Cumbria, Northern Division.
After relegation last year, Wigton have bounced straight back in style.
In 21 games they have scored 995 points, and have won every game they've played, both home and away.
12:31 pm, Wed 12 Dec 2012 Border Travel
Cumbria: Wigton- Station road partially blocked
There are reports that Station Road in Wigton is partially blocked due to a lorry colliding with a bridge between New Street and the A596.
Police are en-route.
12:43 pm, Fri 07 Dec 2012 Wigton crash death man named
Tribute to 'well respected business man'
Mr Telford was killed in an accident near Wigton
Credit: Cumbria Police
The family of Michael, known as Mike, Telford have paid tribute to him following a fatal road traffic collision.
The accident happened on 6th December 2012, around 4pm on the B5302 near to Wheyrigg Hall close to the town of Wigton. Mr Telford was taken to the Cumberand Infirmary but was later died.
The family of Mike Telford have today paid tribute to a Husband, Father and Grandfather, they said:
"Mike was a well-known and respected Carlisle Business Man. He was the owner of Telford Group having Citroen and Skoda Car Dealerships in the City. Mike had a keen interest in Motor Sport and Cars.
"Mike leaves behind his wife Shirley, Son Gregor and daughters Kerry and Lindsay. Also Grandchildren Jessica, Ella, Harry, Jack and Thomas."
A second vehicle, a Vauxhall Corsa was also involved and the driver, a man aged 21 from Maryport was treated for minor injuries.
Police are appealing to anyone who was on that stretch of road around the time of the accident or just before to contact them on 101.
12:23 pm, Fri 07 Dec 2012 Wigton crash death man named
A man who died after a crash involving two cars near Wigton has been named. He was 75 year old Michael John Telford from Warwick on Eden in Carlisle.
The crash happened on the B5302 near to Wheyrigg Hall just after 4pm on December 6th.
Mr Telford, who had been driving a Citroen Kew, was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary died shortly after.
The road was closed for around five hours. A 21 year old male driver from Maryport was treated for minor injuries and is helping police with their enquiries. The road was closed for five hours.
A male driver of a Vauxhall Corsa aged 21, from Maryport was treated for minor injuries and is helping the police with their enquiries.
Anyone who may have witnesses the crash or have any information about what may have led to it should contact Cumbria Police on 101.
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