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Call for action after caravans turn Lake District road into 'shanty town'

Calls have been made to prevent caravans turning a Lake District road into a "shanty town" after complaints about litter, mess and human excrement.

Keswick Town Council has received complaints about motor homes and caravans parking on the old A66 next to Long Bridge, ...

2017-08-18 02:17 open_in_new
Plan for Keswick pizza outlet gets council backing

Plans for a new pizza outlet in Keswick have been backed by the town council.

The Sourdough Pizza Co Ltd wants to change the use of part of the former Cars of the Stars museum.

If approved, it expects the outlet to create two full-time and five part-time jobs.

The town council ...

2017-08-18 01:11 open_in_new
VIDEOS: West Cumbria students celebrate A-level success

Students across West Cumbria are picking up A-level results today as they prepare to take their next steps in studies or work.

Staff at Netherhall School in Maryport are overjoyed at this year's results.

The school, which is in special measures, saw a rise in results across the ...

2017-08-17 20:23 open_in_new
Footage of old Cumbria to be screened in Workington

Films on Cumbria's coastal life in the past 100 years will be shown at a screening next month.

The North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University will screen the collection Moving North Coastal – Cumbria By The Sea at Workington's Carnegie Theatre on September 8. ...

2017-08-17 18:56 open_in_new
Quad bike stolen in barn burglary

A quad bike was stolen in a burglary at a Lake District barn.

The incident happened between 10.20pm yesterday and 6.30am today near Seathwaite, Keswick.

The burglar cut a lock and chain to get into the building and remove the quad bike.

Police want to speak to anyone who saw ...

2017-08-17 18:56 open_in_new
Dispute between Sellafield and unions over strike ballot meetings

A war of words has broken out between management and unions at Sellafield.

Unite, which has 2,000 members on the site, has hit out at managers of after its requests meetings to discuss a ballot for an ongoing pay dispute were "blocked".

Sellafield though have said the union's request ...

2017-08-17 17:40 open_in_new
Tributes to Skye Mitchell as A-level results announced

Heartfelt tributes have been paid to a late Millom teenager who would have received her A-level results today.

Skye Mitchell, 18, died following a collision on the A595 near to Bootle on July 14.

Millom School has today revealed that Skye achieved Bs in English literature, geography ...

2017-08-17 17:40 open_in_new
Barclays to shut down online and telephone banking during upcoming service upgrades

CUSTOMERS of Barclays who use online services are being warned to expect disruption over the next five months.

Barclays is carrying out work to allow the bank to prepare for new legislation requiring financial institutions to separate some retail and corporate banking activity from more ...

2017-08-17 16:31 open_in_new
The Romans and Celts to invade West Cumbria

West Cumbrians are getting the chance to meet their ancestors on Saturday.

A Roman Centurion and his lady, along with a Celtic chieftain and their friends will be visiting the Senhouse Roman Museum in Maryport from 10am to 5pm.

The public will be able to see a Roman surgeon at work ...

2017-08-17 16:31 open_in_new
North Cumbria A&E departments out-performing national average

Progress is being made in north Cumbria's accident and emergency departments - but it is still not hitting national targets.

The issue of A&E waiting times is one affecting most hospitals in England.

The efforts of staff at Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary and the West Cumberland ...

2017-08-17 15:25 open_in_new
Power cuts planned for West Cumbria

GCSE students may be left in the dark next week.

Netherhall School in Maryport has been advised that there will be no power in the school and five other properties along Netherhall Road from 9am to 1pm on Thursday, the day GCSE results come out.

Staff said they will prepare results ...

2017-08-17 15:25 open_in_new
Room to grow in former farmhouse

Barncroft is a former farmhouse which occupies a generous corner plot of land – and along with the main house there is an attached barn with plans drawn up for a two-bedroom annexe and outline planning approval for a separate detached bungalow.

The main house has been extended to ...

2017-08-17 15:25 open_in_new
Hidden house that's a family haven

With four daughters between them, Brian and Allyson Carty needed a larger-than-average home so they traded up several times and since 2005 have been happily settled in The Cottage, a detached house in the sought-after Rheda Park area of Frizington.

Brian, a train driver at Sellafield, ...

2017-08-17 15:25 open_in_new
West Cumbrian artist's work impresses society

An artist is celebrating after being awarded a bursary for her work.

Chelsea Atkinson has been battling anxiety for the past two years and said it means "so much to her" that her work has been noticed.

The Keswick Society of Art chose the 18-year-old as the recipient of this year's ...

2017-08-17 14:19 open_in_new
Decision on offshore coal mine in West Cumbria looms

A decision on proposals to revive West Cumbria’s mining industry could be made as early as next month.

West Cumbria Mining wants to mine coal off the coast of St Bees and move it via an underground conveyor to a new processing and storage building on the old Marchon site at ...

2017-08-17 14:19 open_in_new
Funeral date for Maryport stabbing victim

The funeral of Maryport stabbing victim William Richardson will be held on Monday.

Mr Richardson, 34, of Elizabeth Terrace, Maryport, was attacked on Senhouse Street in the early hours of Tuesday last week.

He was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and died on the ...

2017-08-17 13:13 open_in_new
VIDEOS: West Cumbria students celebrate A-level success

Students across West Cumbria are picking up A level results today as they prepare to take their next steps in studies or work.

Staff at Netherhall School in Maryport are overjoyed at this year's results.

The school, which is in special measures, saw a rise in results across the ...

2017-08-17 13:13 open_in_new
UPDATED: West Cumbria students celebrate A-level success

Students across West Cumbria are picking up A level results today as they prepare to take their next steps in studies or work.

Staff at Netherhall School in Maryport are overjoyed at this year's results.

The school, which is in special measures, saw a rise in results across the ...

2017-08-17 12:07 open_in_new
West Cumbria students celebrate A-level success

Students across West Cumbria are picking up A level results today as they prepare to take their next steps in studies or work.

Staff at Netherhall School in Maryport are overjoyed at this year's results.

The school, which is in special measures, saw a rise in results across the ...

2017-08-17 11:01 open_in_new
Tesco issues urgent product recall of cooking sauce

Supermarket giant Tesco has issued a product recall for one of its cooking sauce products.

Tesco is recalling a batch of its Creamy Leek and Bacon Cooking Sauce because it contains egg which is not mentioned on the label.

This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone ...

2017-08-17 11:01 open_in_new
Railway delays on west coast line

Trains on the West Cumbrian coastal line are delayed this morning.

Signalling problems between St Bees and Sellafield means that southbound and northbound trains are delayed until engineers from Northern Rail can attend.

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2017-08-17 09:55 open_in_new