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Morpeth :: United Kingdom | over 3 years ago

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Christopher Thomond for the Guardian "Here's the latest must-have bag," says Jonty Chippendale, brandishing a smart hessian carrier with stylised flood waves and the slogan: "Cockermouth open for business."...More than 2,000 of the first line have

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Workington :: United Kingdom | over 3 years ago

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Rii Schroer / Rex Features Cumbria's the wettest place in England...It lashed the county so hard between 18 and 20 November 2009 that bridges collapsed and more than 1,300 homes were flooded. Thousands of people were evacuated, a policeman was swept

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Workington :: United Kingdom | over 3 years ago

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Millions of homeowners living near the sea or rivers face being hit with a new "flood tax" under controversial coalition plans to plug a £260m shortfall in spending on flood defences. The controversial proposal comes as the residents of Cumbria

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Workington :: United Kingdom | over 3 years ago

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A man suffered horrific burns to his face after he was engulfed in a fireball  at work. David Lightfoot,  had been asked to do some welding  work on a silo at a chemical plant. The silo contained 380-tons of highly inflammable Terephthalic acid, a 

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Workington :: United Kingdom | almost 4 years ago

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Pc Bill Barker's Cumbria flood death an accident Pc Bill Barker had been with the Cumbria force for 25 years The death of a police constable who fell from a bridge that collapsed during the Cumbria floods was an accident, an inquest jury has ruled.

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Workington :: United Kingdom | almost 4 years ago

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An inquest into the death of a hero policeman killed in Cumbria's floods will begin today. Pc Bill Barker, 44, was directing traffic off the Northside Bridge in Workington when it collapsed beneath him at around 4.40am on November 20 last year. The

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Whitehaven :: United Kingdom | 4 years ago

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Semi-professional player Garry Purdham, 31, was one of 12 people shot dead by Cumbria gunman Derrick Bird on 2 June. Rob Purdham told BBC Sport: "There's such a big hole left from where my brother was and there's so much to do." "I just felt a part

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Workington :: United Kingdom | 4 years ago

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Despite boasting the highest average rainfall in England, the area has recorded its driest winter and spring since 1929 Photograph: Jon Sparks/Corbis One of Britain's soggiest holiday areas is so enjoying one of its longest dry periods that a local

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Leeds :: United Kingdom | 4 years ago

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EDT Last updated on Friday, Jun. 04, 2010 6:34PM EDT I t is the place where William Wordsworth wandered lonely as a cloud, where Beatrix Potter found a home for her fictional bunnies, where Withnail, in the classic film Withnail & I , was kicked out

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Whitehaven :: United Kingdom | 4 years ago

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Garry Purdham, 31, a former player with Workington and Whitehaven who recently returned to his old amateur club Egremont Rangers, was among the 12 people killed by Derrick Bird. Rob Purdham, a former Whitehaven player who represented England in the

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