Four schoolboys accused of "gang-raping" a 15-year-old girl in a Workington field have gone on trial.Read the full story ›
A new sports hall costing more than £1million has opened at a school in Workington. The area's MP visited along with para athlete Simon Lawson for its official opening. Our reporter Graham Stothard was there:
A man has been charged with attempted murder after a stabbing in Workington.
It happened inside a house in Derwent Street in Workington. A 44-year-old man was taken to hospital with wounds to his head and body. He has since been released.
The Police say they have charged 37-year-old James Hawman with attempted murder. He is due to appear before magistrates in Workington.
Police are growing concerned about a 41-year-old man who is missing from Workington.
James Benson was last seen yesterday (27 September) at 12:25pm in the town centre.
He is described as white, 5'11", and of slim build with short black hair and full sleeve tattoos on both arms.
He may be driving a red Ford Transit, registration number: FV04 GZP.
Police are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch by calling 101.
Members of the public will also have the chance to take a vintage bus down to the Port to see the new £2m lifeboat the Dorothy May White.Read the full story ›
A man who allowed dealers to sell illegal drugs from his Workington home has been spared immediate prison.Read the full story ›
Members of the public are invited to a free performance of Macbeth at the Workington Hall park.
Organised by Workington Town Council and performed by theatre company Oddsocks, the play will be a comedic take on the Shakespearean tragedy.
It will be taking place on Friday 1st September and is described by Oddsocks’s artistic director and performer, Andy Barrow, as “Shakespeare for today. Seriously silly Shakespeare!”
Oddsocks is a theatrical experience for everyone. As actors, we’re putting on a party and everyone is invited. It's theatre that’s highly energetic, full of life and plenty of laughs! It’s Shakespeare, but not as you know it!”
Attendees can also take part in archery, which will be running all afternoon, and in tours by local performing arts company Trellis Arts from 2pm, ahead of the performance.
27-year-old Daniel James Roberts was jailed for disqualified driving, having no insurance, assaulting a police constable & violent behaviourRead the full story ›
30-year-old Ritchie Edgar was sent to jail for threatening his ill mother just three days after been spared prison for dangerous driving.Read the full story ›
Councillor Ann Bales was declared the new Mayor of Workington at a ceremony on Friday 26 May, at the Carnegie Theatre and Arts Centre,
Cllr. Bales confirmed her chosen charities as 'Cystic Fibrosis Trust' and 'Team Isla', which she will be raising money for over her year in office.
Former mayor, Councillor Joan Wright, raised over £7000 over the year for the charity Myeloma UK.
Councillor Barbara Cannon was announced as Deputy Mayor and Nicola Bales as Mayoress, supporting the Mayor in her duties.
Guests from Workington's twin towns, Selm and Val Du Reuil in France were also in attendance, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the twinning.