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Thursday, 31 July 2014

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News round-up

Wind turbine site visit

PLANNERS are to visit the site of a proposed new wind turbine to assess its suitability.

A single 67-metre high turbine is proposed for land to the north east of Middle Gill Farm, Howgate, near Whitehaven.

It is expected that members of Copeland Council’s planning panel will make a decision, following the visit, and their October meeting.

Play time plans

A CHILDREN’S soft play centre with a mini-bowling alley is planned for the Lillyhall Industrial Estate, creating six jobs.

Maria Baker, of Whitehaven, has submitted plans to Allerdale Council for the change of use of the units on Blackwood Road. It will create two full-time and four part-time jobs.

The plans include a large soft play area, a baby and toddler soft play area, two party rooms and an arcade room with rides and games plus a two-lane bowling alley.

Man, 24, jailed

AN Egremont man has been jailed for 90 days.

Christopher Gavin Moore, 24, of The Willows, Egremont, admitted assaulting another man by beating. Magistrates at West Cumbria Courthouse jailed the defendant saying he had a “shocking record for violence’’.

Assault charge

A WHITEHAVEN man has been fined £1,000.

Trevor Riley, 50, of Pears House, admitted assaulting another person by beating and was also ordered to pay £85 costs and £15 victim surcharge by magistrates at West Cumbria Courthouse.

Offence denied

IAN Coulter has denied a charge of having an offensive weapon (a rounders bat) in a public place, Rydal Avenue, Whitehaven, on August 25. His case was adjourned until September 19 to fix a trial date. Coulter, 28, of no fixed address, was remanded on unconditional bail.

Failing to comply

A WHITEHAVEN motorcyclist has been fined £170 for failing to comply with a white line road marking.

Leslie Richard Burns, 37, of Main Street, Hensingham, admitted the offence. Magistrates ordered him to pay £50 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

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