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Tale of Macbeth comes to Workington

The performance will take place at Workington Hall Parklands Credit: Workington Town Council

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!”

– Andy Barrow, Macbeth performer and Oddsocks Artistic Director

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.


New mayor for Workington

Workington's new mayor, Cllr. Ann Bales in the middle Credit: Workington Town Council

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.

Police appeal: Horses' manes cut in Workington

Horses in a field. Credit: Clive Gee/PA Wire/PA Images

Police are appealing for witnesses, after the manes of two horses were cut in Workington.

The incident happened between 5pm and 7:30pm on Tuesday 2 May.

The piebald horses were grazing in a field near to the Thomas Armstrong concrete plant on Derwent Howe, when their manes were cut.

Anyone with information should contact Cumbria Police on 101.


Police appeal after 'road rage' assault

It happened between Scaw Road and Lillyhall. Credit: ITV Border

Police are appealing for witnesses after a "road rage" assault in Workington.

It happened at around 1pm on Wednesday 19 April, between Lillyhall and Scaw Road in High Harrington.

Two vehicles were involved - a red Honda Civic and a red Vauxhall Vivaro van - and police say one of the drivers was assaulted.

They are urging anyone with information to contact them on 101.

Police appeal after white van driver offers lift to child

The incident happened in the Firth View Walk area. Credit: Google Street View.

Police are trying to find a white van driver, who offered a nine-year-old girl a lift in Workington.

It happened in the Firth View Walk area, in the morning.

The girl was approached by the white van with two people inside, and the driver asked if she would like a lift.

When she refused the van drove away.

The driver is described as having dark hair and he didn't have a local accent. He was driving a white Ford Transit van, and the other man was in the passenger seat.

Police are appealing for any witnesses with information to call Cumbria Police on 101.

UPDATE: Van driver 'stable' after falling ill at the wheel in Workington

Hall Brow in Workington. Credit: Google Street View.

A man is in stable condition after suffering what police say was a 'medical episode' before a collision in Workington.

He was driving a Peugeot van, which collided with a wall and lamppost in the Hall Brow area of the town at around 6:50pm on Thursday 6th April.

An off-duty police officer and members of the public helped the 59-year-old driver. He was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle, where his condition is described as stable.

Police have thanked motorists for their patience while they investigated the incident.

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