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A66 closed near Workington after serious crash

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The A66 is closed near Workington after a serious crash involving a HGV and a car.

The collision happened at Stainburn at around 7.20am this morning.

There's believed to be one casualty - the male driver of the Ford Focus car.

The road is closed in both directions between the Stainburn roundabout, along the Great Clifton bypass, to the A595 Bridgefoot roundabout.

The road is expected to remain closed for the rest of the morning.

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Two charged with drug offences in Carlisle

Two men have been charged with Conspiracy to supply class A drugs following an operation carried out by the North Cumbria Drugs Squad.

Connor White, of Eldon Drive, Carlisle, and Thomas Wright, of Harefield Road, Liverpool are due to appear in Carlisle Crown Court on 12 November.

The charges follow an operation carried out at Carlisle Railway Station on Thursday 18th October 2018. A quantity of money and drugs were seized. Another Man from Merseyside was also arrested but has been released under investigation.

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