Teen marks prom with Mini milestone

A teenager from Workington spent six years working on rebuilding and refurbishing a Mini, just to go the extra mile to his school prom.

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Council approve West Cumbrian school closure

Cumbria County Council have today approved the move to close two failing secondary schools in West Cumbria, in favour of replacing them with a single academy.

Southfield Technology College and Stainburn school in Workington will now close in August 2015, delaying the closure from the end of this year.

The proposed new academy will have 1,200 places for school children.


Teen's prom preparations go the extra mile

Many teenagers spend a lot of time and effort preparing for their school prom, but one 16-year-old from Workington went the extra mile.

Aiden Gregory was given a damaged Mini by his parents when he was just ten, to do up in time for his prom in the years ahead.

After six years of hard work and graft, Aiden was finally driven to the event at Workington's St Joseph's School last week.

Aiden with his dad Mark and the finished Mini
Aiden with his dad Mark and the finished Mini Credit: ITV Border


Workington residents want old leisure centres improved

The new leisure centre, if approved, would look like this
The new leisure centre, if approved, would look like this Credit: Allerdale Borough Council

Residents in a Workington ward are unhappy with plans to build a £9m leisure centre in their area.

People living in Moorclose want the money to be used to upgrade the existing sports centre in the town.

Plans to build the controversial new centre are to be discussed by members of Allerdale Borough Council at an open meeting this afternoon.

Workington leisure centre plans could get go-ahead

Plans to build a controversial new leisure centre in Workington could be given the go-ahead later today.

A planning meeting is being held by Allerdale Borough Council to discuss the proposal to build the new facilities at Cloffocks.

The council say the new nine million pound sports centre would replace two ageing buildings and benefit the town.

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