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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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Is this Cumbria's first electric taxi?

Could this be the first electric taxi in Cumbria? Credit: Solway Renewable Energy Ltd

A taxi firm in Workington believe they are the first in the county to use an electric car.

Sue's Taxis bought the eco-friendly car two weeks ago but it will become fully licensed later today, Wednesday 9 July.

Sue McKenzie, who owns the firm, trialled the car for three days and said both she, and passengers, were impressed.

She says one of the main selling points of the car is that it's quieter than a normal car.

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