A joint rescue exercise between Workington RLNI and Preswick Air-Sea Rescue has been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.
A Bristow Group coastguard helicopter had been scheduled to land on Derwent Park Sports ground in Workington, before taking part in a 60 minute rescue operation with Workington lifeboat crews.
However, lightning strikes forced the helicopter to divert back to Prestwick. The event has been re-scheduled for April 24.
People in Workington and Stainburn are being asked to keep their windows and doors closed this morning following a fire.
Police were called by the Fire Service at 5.26am to a barn fire on Stainburn Road.
The building is believed to have contained asbestos.
The old A66 to Stainburn has been closed while the Fire Service are on the scene.
A 21-year-old woman on trial for the alleged ill-treatment of a dementia sufferer at a Workington care home, has been cleared of charges.Read the full story ›
A man from Workington has been arrested following the robbery at the Post Office in Maryport yesterday.
The 47 year-old was arrested at the Lanes Shopping Centre in Carlisle this afternoon.
He has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and is being questioned by police.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident and are still appealing for any witnesses to come forward with information.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police in West Cumbria have been carrying out an armed search after a robbery at a Post Office in Maryport.
The robbery took place at the Post Office on High Street at around 11:30am. Staff were threatened by a man with a firearm, although no-one was harmed. High Street was closed for more than four hours after the incident.
Armed police are currently searching a property on Moss Bay Road, Workington, in relation to the robbery. An area of the road has been cordoned off and armed officers have been deployed as a precaution.
Police said there is no perceived threat to members of the public.
Cumbria Police are investigating an assault where a 19 year old man was bitten on the nose at 3.45am on January 1 2016.Read the full story ›
A cyclist was struck by a car and knocked off his bike as he cycled on Oxford Street in Workington.
The vehicle didn't stop and Cumbria Police is appealing for information to trace the driver.
It happened around 9pm on Saturday 9th January near the junction of Gordon Street.
The cyclist was not hurt but is said to have been left 'very shaken'.
The family of Bethany Ostle, a teenager who died in a road collision in Cumbria on Christmas Eve, has paid tribute to a daughter and granddaughter who was 'taken from us so young.'
"Bethany was a loving daughter, granddaughter, niece and cousin. Whilst she was taken from us so young, we had 17 wonderful years and she will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Bethany was an outgoing, confident, popular girl who had many friends and enjoyed living her life to the full.”
Bethany, from both Seaton and Workington, died following a two vehicle collision at 5.10pm on Christmas Eve on the Tallentire to Bullgill Road near Cockermouth.
She was a passenger in a blue Fiat Punto.
The driver of the Punto was an 18 year old man from Workington, who suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital.
The other vehicle involved was a white Mini Cooper driven by a man, aged 23, from Cockermouth.
He also suffered serious injuries.
Police say both men are in a stable condition.
Any witnesses to the crash are being urged to contact the police.
Streets throughout Workington remain flooded with multiple road closures and many homes still underwater.
A persistent shoplifter has been handed a criminal behaviour order and banned from Workington town centre following a string of thefts.Read the full story ›