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Workington Comets make history with hat trick of trophies

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Workington Comets ended the most successful season in the team's history in triumph last night by winning the Championship Shield at Derwent Park.

The victory over Lakeside Hammers wrapped up a historic treble with the Comets having already won the Knockout Cup and Championship.

They overcame a two point deficit from the first leg to run out comfortable 98-82 winners on their home track.

WATCH: People warned after dog dies from being bitten by snake in West Cumbria

Tess the dog has died after being bitten by a snake in Workington.

People are advised to keep their dogs on a lead when walking them near long grass.

It’s the second attack in Cumbria in a week.


'No perceived threat' to school after teenager arrested

Police say there is "no perceived threat" to staff or pupils at a school in Workington, after a 15-year-old boy was arrested.

A malicious communications investigation is underway, after threats of an attack at the school were allegedly made.


Three hour rescue mission at the Port of Workington

HM Coastguard Helicopter at the Port of Workington Credit: Maryport Coastguard

Rescuers spent three hours freeing a man who had fallen below deck on a boat in the Port of Workington.

The crewman suffered suspected back injuries and the fire service worked alongside the coastguard, Workington lifeboat teams, and the North West Ambulance service to get the man to hospital.

He was taken to hospital by HM Coastguard in the Prestwick SAR Flight Rescue 199.

"We'd like to extend our thanks to all our partner agencies involved in a fantastic display of multi-agency interoperability for the quick response and excellent cooperation in this difficult and challenging callout.

We'd also like to extend our good wishes for a speedy and full recovery to the casualty."

– Maryport Coastguard spokesperson
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