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Fears resurrected West Cumbrian carnival could be cancelled

A West Cumbrian carnival could be cancelled at the last minute if volunteers do not come forward soon.

A small committee has revived the Maryport carnival which stopped because of a lack of money and helpers.

It is due to be held on Saturday July 8 and all the preparations have been ...

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Free fish and chips to mark Maryport lighthouse revival

Pirates, facepainting and free fish and chips will all help celebrate the revival of Maryport’s famous old lighthouse.

A day of fun for all the family is to be held to mark the renovation of the landmark.

The event is due to be staged on August 13 and will include facepainting, ...

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Report reveals £12k a year cost of living with motor neurone disease

The importance of Tony Hopper's fundraising efforts for a motor neurone disease charity has been highlighted by a new report revealing the cost of living with the disease.

Think-tank Demos claims people with MND and their families spend £12,000 on average every year as a direct result of ...

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Full weekend of Cumbrian coastline rail services announced

A new timetable will give Cumbria coast passengers a full weekend railway service next year.

Northern has announced that the timetable, due out in May 2018, will begin at 9.30am.

At the moment the first train out of Whitehaven to Carlisle leaves at 12.33pm and there is no service at ...

yesterday 17:31 open_in_new
Reboot to offer free entry for all-day tribute festival

The organisers of Reboot Tribute Festival have announced that entrance will now be free of charge.

A limited number of tickets for the all-day event - taking place at Workington Town RLFC at Derwent Park on Saturday July 1 - are available and can be booked via the CN Events website at ...

yesterday 16:15 open_in_new
On set with the stars of BBC TV's hit drama The A Word

A sun-soaked fellside a stone's throw from Keswick was my office on Tuesday afternoon.

After arriving at the Pencil Museum, just before lunch, I was immediately whisked off to "set" to mingle with the cast and crew of The A Word.

Phil, my minibus driver, took me down a familiar road ...

yesterday 16:15 open_in_new
David Walliams' First Hippo on the Moon hits Cumbrian stage

A stage show based on David Walliams' novel The First Hippo on the Moon will be appearing in Cumbria next month.

The production by Les Petits will hit the stage at the newly-reopened Rosehill Theatre, in Whitehaven, on Tuesday July 11.

The explosively funny space adventure sees two ...

yesterday 16:15 open_in_new
Cumbrian schools set to delay exam results publication

Schools are set to delay the publication of their GCSE and A Level results this summer, because of changes to exam grading.

Students will receive their results in August as planned, but they will not be released to the media until they have been formally verified.

The Cumbria ...

yesterday 16:15 open_in_new
Reboot to offer free entry for all-day tribute festival

THE organisers of Reboot Tribute Festival have announced that entrance will now be free of charge.

A limited number of tickets for the all-day event - taking place at Workington Town RLFC at Derwent Park on Saturday July 1 - are available and can be booked via the CN Events website at ...

yesterday 15:02 open_in_new
Villagers fill chapel to discuss homes plan

There was standing room only as more than 100 furious residents rallied to oppose plans for a major housing development in Seaton.

A public meeting was called last night at Seaton Methodist Chapel after the parish council discussed the plans for Low Seaton, submitted by the trustees of the ...

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Winners of Cumbria Tourism Awards announced

The winners of the Cumbria Tourism Awards have been revealed.

A total of 18 prizes were handed out at the event, the 15th of its kind, which presented by Cally Beaton, a comedian who is also the senior vice-president of media company Viacom International and the founder of Road Trip ...

yesterday 15:02 open_in_new
Missing woman seen in West Cumbria

Police are appealing for information after a missing woman was seen in West Cumbria.

Donna Jennings, 38, of Derbyshire, was dropped off by a taxi in Walker Road, Workington, late last night.

She is described as 5ft 2in, of slim build, with shoulder-length, red, curly hair.

It ...

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Lakesman triathlon hailed an economic success for Cumbrian community

Sunday's Lakesman triathlon has been hailed a success, with organisers estimating that it could have exceeded the £1.5 million that last year's inaugural event brought into the local economy.

Almost 400 athletes descended on the area over the weekend for the event, which started and ...

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Historic Cumbrian hall set to finally reopen to the public

An historic listed building will be reopened to the public after decades of uncertainty.

Workington Hall, which has been on the English Heritage 'at risk' register, will once again throw open its doors after safety work is carried out later this year.

The hall, which is a scheduled ...

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New classical programme brings acclaimed musicians to Cockermouth

THE new Cockermouth Music Society programme has been announced, featuring a host of established and critically-acclaimed classical performers.

The new season of concerts at Cockermouth’s United Reformed Church gets under way in September, and will run until March 2018.

Each new ...

yesterday 12:25 open_in_new
Historic Cumbrian hall set to finally reopen to the public

An historic listed building will be reopened to the public after decades of uncertainty.

Workington Hall, which has been on the English Heritage 'at risk' register, will once again throw open its doors after safety work is carried out later this year.

The hall, which is a scheduled ...

yesterday 11:05 open_in_new
Koreans to discuss Cumbrian nuclear new build at London meeting?

The company behind the plans for Cumbria's £10bn nuclear new build is set to meet top executives from a Korean company interested in buying into the project, according to new reports.

A report in the Korea Herald - citing "industry sources" - has said that NuGen, which has plans for a ...

yesterday 09:41 open_in_new
Koreans to discuss Cumbrian nuclear new build at London meeting?

The company behind the plans for Cumbria's £10bn nuclear new build is set to meet top executives from a Korean company interested in buying into the project, according to new reports.

A report in the Korea Herald - citing "industry sources" - has said that NuGen, which has plans for a ...

yesterday 00:24 open_in_new
Mixed reactions in Cumbria to Queen's Speech as May prepares for Brexit

Cumbria's politicians have clashed over the the government's plan for new legislation, outlined in today's Queen's Speech.

With a list of 27 bills, the Conservative government's list of parliamentary bills is inevitably dominated by Brexit and the looming task of ensuring laws currently ...

2017-06-21 20:53 open_in_new
West Cumbrian criminal damage incident investigated

Police are investigating an incident of criminal damage in West Cumbria.

A garden fence behind a house in Wastwater Avenue, Workington, was damaged between 7pm on Sunday and 10am on Monday.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or email 101@cumbria.police.uk quoting ...

2017-06-21 18:40 open_in_new
Cash stolen in West Cumbrian burglary

A purse containing £100 was stolen in a burglary in West Cumbria.

The purse, which also contained bank cards and a driving licence, was taken along with a pack of tobacco from a property in Maryport Road, Dearham.

The incident happened between 10.30pm on June 7 and midnight on June ...

2017-06-21 18:40 open_in_new