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Sir Tony Cunningham: time right to retire

by Paul Brand
Sir Tony says the time is right to stand down Credit: John Stillwell/PA Archive/Press Association Images

At the next election, Sir Tony Cunningham will be 62.

After a long career in politics as a councillor, MEP, MP and government whip, he ITV Border "the time just feels right to go."

There will be many in Labour eyeing it up as the party now searches for a new candidate.


Sir Tony Cunningham to stand down at next election

by Paul Brand
Workington MP Sir Tony Cunningham
Workington MP Sir Tony Cunningham has decided to stand down at the next election Credit: Sean Dempsey/ PA

The Workington MP Sir Tony Cunningham has decided to stand down at the next election after thirteen years in parliament.

Sir Tony told ITV Border on Thursday that he wanted to spend more time with his family.

Anti-psychotic medication lost in Workington

A quantity of medication has been lost in Workington.

The anti-psychotic tablets went missing at sometime on Tuesday, 24 June, in the Station Road area, leading towards Park Lane Clinic.

The medication, Quetiapin, is described as being packaged in blister packs, in a green and white box.

These drugs could cause harm if they are taken by people who do not medically require them.

Police are urging anyone who may find medication that does not belong to them to take it to their nearest police station or pharmacy.

Woman attacked in Workington graveyard

Police are appealing for information after a woman was assaulted in a graveyard in Workington.

The 52-year-old woman was attacked by an unknown man between 4.30 and 5pm on Wednesday 18 June in the graveyard of St Michael’s church, Dora Crescent.

She was left with injuries to her face and broken ribs.

Anyone who was in the area at the time - or who may have information that could help - should contact Cumbria Police on 101 and speak to PC Judith Mennim.


Tall ships leave West Cumbria this evening

Four tall ships that have been in Whitehaven Marina and Workington harbour are setting sail this evening.

They will head for Belfast before ending their journey at Liverpool on June 26th.

Two of the masted ships – the Mist of Avalon and the Maybe – arrived in Whitehaven harbour yesterday and have been open for the public to go on board and have a look around.

There's also been Chay Blyth’s Ocean Racing Yacht, a continental market and street theatre as part of a Tall Ships Weekend.

One of the ships at Whitehaven is carrying Sellafield apprentices the other has apprentices from United Utilities.

The companies have sponsored the young people to take part.Workington's ship is The Pelican which as been at the Port of Workington, because it is too big for Whitehaven’s harbour.

“Our apprentices are hugely important to us and we have an extensive apprenticeship programme in place across all our terminals.

“This experience will be something completely different for them, but they will learn a great deal about team work, which is an integral part of our approach.

“It is important to us that we help each and every one of them develop their career within the industry. We also encourage them to develop themselves as individuals, helping build their confidence and communication skills, which are just as important as the technical skills.”

– David Huck from Peel Ports, one of the company's supporting the event.

Armed police drama in Workington

Armed police were called after a man threatened to harm another man in Workington.

Police stopped a Vaxhall Astra in the Northside area of the town at 9.21pm last night.

No firearms were found.

A 35 year old man from Workington was arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill.He's in custody helping police with their enquiries.

Man arrested after Workington burglary

A 36-year-old man has been arrested after a burglary in Workington.

Police were called to the incident on Moss Bay at 6:09am this morning, 26 May.

The man matches the description given to police by the home owner, who came across the intruder before he left the scene.

Before fleeing the thief grabbed a chain from around the victims neck, pulling it off and causing minor injury to the home owner.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101.

Workington sees biggest rise in house prices

Workington has seen been named as one of ten coastal town with the biggest rise house prices of the last decade.

A recent survey, carried out by Halifax, found that house prices in seaside towns have risen by around £500 a month over the last ten years.

On average, property prices in seaside towns have grown by 42 per cent but in Workington that figure went up to 91 per cent.

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