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Friday, 24 October 2014

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Joining the fight

West Cumbrian GP heads to Sierra Leone to help tackle deadly Ebola outbreak

Fightback begins as Cockermouth Main Street reopens

tradersbags2410 Cockermouth is back in business – and traders are keen to spread the word.

Husband tells of vital support from West Cumbria hospice charity

johnfisher 2410 Hospice at Home West Cumbria highlighted a story a day to mark Hospice Care Week.

COMMUNITY HEROES: Honour the heroes of our communities

Washington Square photo We have launched a campaign to find the unsung heroes and heroines in our community.

Education zone opens in Workington

techzone 2410 The latest technology has transformed Workington’s Helena Thompson Museum into a history hub for the modern generation.

Support grows for Cockermouth floods film

filmsong2410 A COCKERMOUTH woman’s plan to make a film about the town’s revival after the 2009 floods has struck a chord with local people, many of whom are keen to help.

West Cumbrian village hall work pays off

villagehall2410 SEATON Village Hall is flourishing thanks to a £25,000 refurbishment.

Maryport girl becomes youngest qualified diver in Cumbria

youngdiver2410 A Maryport girl has become the youngest qualified diver in Cumbria.

West Cumbrian village bus service is axed

ednabusstop1710 Villagers were this week shocked to hear that the only bus service going through Brigham and Greysouthen will be axed following a county council decision to withdraw subsidies. (7 comments)

Flimby pupils fly high thanks to racing pigeon

pigeonschool 2410 A PIGEON named Poppy Flanders has become a little flying hero to the youngsters at Flimby Primary School.

Volunteer drivers step up after Maryport bus cuts

freddriver2410 People are being urged to use a voluntary social car scheme in response to bus service cuts in the Maryport area.

Council staff take a spin in Workington to help Laura speak

bikeathon 2410 Generous staff at Allerdale council teamed up to cycle 286 miles in one day to raise funds for a campaign to help a young woman speak for the first time.

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