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Parents. pupils and residents will be able to find out more about Cumbria's newest school at a public event today.
Two Workington Schools, Stainburn and Southfield Community Technology College, are being replaced by a single academy.
A drop-in session will be held from Midday at Stainburn School.
A man has been airlifted to hospital after suffering head and back injuries.
Paramedics from the Pride of Cumbria Air Ambulance were called to the scene in Workington on Saturday.
The man was flown to the RVI Hospital in Newcastle, where his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
Crowds are expected to gather in Workington to watch the first game in this year's Uppies and Downies tournament.
The game, which has been played for generations, will see the town split into two teams to battle it out to be hailed champions.
It all kicks off tomorrow at 6.30pm on the Cloffocks and competition is set to be fierce.
The closure of the Eastman factory in Workington, with a loss of 152 jobs, has been called "devastating" by Allerdale Borough Council:
“This is devastating news – particularly for those 152 people who have lost their jobs. I feel for every one of them and their families – this is a truly terrible day.
“When you consider that in February this year, there were 1,114 jobseekers in Allerdale this is a huge increase in this area’s unemployment figures. That’s a rise of more than 13% and really puts into context how losing such a major employer is so detrimental to the local economy.
“When the threatened closure was first announced, we met with the management of Eastman, and with other agencies and employers in the area, to see what we could do to help, and I will make sure that these meetings continue.
“We want to be involved in securing the future of the site and we want to see employment back on there as quickly as possible. We will be speaking to the company and our partners in West Cumbria to make sure this happens.”
The consultation period has ended, and it's been confirmed the Eastman chemical plant will be closed by the third quarter of this year.Read the full story ›
A permanent monument to mark Workington's past as one of the world's leading steel-making towns has been unveiled. It was produced by current steelworkers in recognition of a time when Workington steel was used on almost every major railroad in the world. Ryan Dollard reports.
Businesses, which were left without access to phones and the internet, say they will be seeking compensation for lost trade.
People in the Cumbrian village of Stainton were left without the services for seven days because of a power cut. They were reconnected yesterday. Paul Crone has the story.
"Openreach engineers are working hard to repair seven underground cables that have been accidentally damaged by contractors working for another organisation.
It’s extremely regrettable when Openreach suffers any kind of damage to its network. Our priority is always to restore the services of those affected as quickly as possible, which is what we’re trying to do in this case.
Engineers have worked hard to provide temporary services to those affected while they press on with the main job of replacing the damaged cables.
Due to the severity of the damage it’s going to be a complex process, which could take a couple of weeks to finish. Temporary traffic lights are required to enable the engineers to carry out the work safely and with minimum disruption to local people.
As a result of this incident around 300 fault reports have been received by Openreach from customers with different service providers, but more people may be affected."
Homes and businesses in Stainburn, Workington, have been given temporary Broadband and phone access, after seven power cables were accidentally cut last Friday.
Around 300 fault reports were sent to BT Openreach, and many people were without services for almost a week: