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Police appeal following alleged assault in Workington

Credit: Cumbria police

Cumbria police are looking for the man in this CCTV image in connection with an alleged assault.

The incident occurred at Workington bus station on Saturday 29 November 2014 between 7.20pm and 7.40pm.

The victim, a 16 year old girl, was uninjured.

Anyone who recognises the man, or has any information about the incident, should contact Cumbria police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Workington Labour candidate announced

Sue Hayman after her selection at Cockermouth School Credit: Workington Labour Party

Sue Hayman has been chosen as the Labour Party’s candidate for Workington at the upcoming General Election.

She is currently Cumbria County Councillor for Howgate and has previously worked for Cumbria-based Copper Consultancy, and in social services.

She will be looking to succeed Sir Tony Cunningham who is retiring after 14 years of service.

She joins Rozila Kana of the Conservative Party, Phill Roberts of the Liberal Democrats, Jill Perry of the Green party, and Mark Jenkinson of UKIP in the fight for the Workington seat.

37 jobs to be lost in Carlisle

John Lewis is set to close a depot in Carlisle Credit: PA

37 jobs are set to be lost in Carlisle as a John Lewis distribution centre closes.

The company has announced plans to close its depot at the Kingmoor Business Park.

A consultation process will now start with all employees, who are to be offered early retirement, voluntary redundancy or relocation to a new distribution centre in Milton Keynes.

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Staff shortage forces bed closures in Workington Hospital

A staffing shortage has temporarily closed four hospital beds in Workington Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

A staffing shortage has temporarily reduced the capacity of Workington Hospital.

Four of the fourteen beds normally in use have been closed, leaving just ten available.

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust says the situation has resulted from an "exceptional combination of circumstances" including an unplanned shortage of nurses.

It says the beds will reopen when the vacant positions are filled.

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