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Thursday, 17 April 2014

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Unexpected item in bagging area!

A baby grasshopper has been discovered in a Whitehaven worker’s bag of Tesco mixed leaves – and she’s keeping it as a pet. (1 comment)

‘When I was finally diagnosed with Parkinson’s it was actually a relief’

cekane100401 John Kane’s diagnosis seven years ago, at only 51, brought to an end years of scans, tests, and referrals; and years of feeling “not quite right” – but not being able to put his finger on it. "I knew there was something wrong and needed to know what. Then I could decide what to do, how to treat it, and how to get on with the rest of my life..." (4 comments)

In The Whitehaven News this week...

Read how health visitor Liz has retired after a 40-year career helping Copeland's families. The Hensingham community has enjoyed a grass-cutting boost. There's Ofsted reports from St James' Infants and Juniors and Arlecdon School. We pay tribute to 'the voice of Cumbria' Glenn Tubman. And there's Easter fun to be had at Acorns Nursery, Valley Nursery and St Bridget's (Egremont) - on sale now.

Making your vote count...

electionvote YOUR questions about the referendum for an elected mayor answered.

Hensingham Centre perform Jesus Christ Superstar

50061887W007.jpg Hensingham Centre performed Jesus Christ Superstar at St James church, Whitehaven on Friday, April 11. Enjoy our slideshow of pictures.

Energy coast February 2014

Energy Coast feb 14 Click on the headline above to read the latest Energy supplement in e-edition format.

In Cumbria

EM In-Cumbria 9 front Click on the headline above to read the latest In Cumbria supplement in e-edition format.

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Easter Fun

50061767W005.jpg Easter fun for youngsters in Copeland. Browse through our slideshow and order prints from our photosales website www.whitehaven-news.co.uk/pictures


In the Whitehaven News' sports pages this week...

A Paralympic medallist recalls his Whitehaven childhood; Sellafield apprentice Jack Harris has been handpicked to compete in the World Kickboxing Championships; while Olympic archer Alan Wills helps Montreal School pupils hit the target. In the junior rugby ranks, Egremont enjoy success in both codes. And all the latest ARL, hound trailing, squash, orienteering, golf and netball news - on sale now

Haven's 2014 fixtures

Craig Calvert photo All Whitehaven's Co-operative Championship and Challenge Cup fixtures and results for 2014.

Whitehaven carnivals of yesteryear

S761371.jpg THE carnivals of yesteryear were certainly lavish affairs. Take a step back in time and look at some images from the 1920s and 1930s that demonstrate how the crowds turned out for this annual highlight of the summer months

You Say

Fight to save badgers is a sign of the times

letter CATCH up with views and comments from readers in this week's Letters Page. And if you wish to send a letter, write to letters.wn@whitehaven-news.co.uk

Strip stars are back by popular demand

fulllmontypic1 A TALENTED cast will prove that they’re Hot Stuff! as Whitehaven Theatre Group (WTG) brings back The Full Monty by popular demand.

Good clean fun for all the family

washpic1 MUSIC, song and rhythm will combine for a fun family-friendly show at Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake on Sunday.

In The Archives

Taken back in time

Catherine Clark and Jacqueline Moore from Whitehaven Record Office and Local Studies Library on special activity sessions with an historic twist (6 comments)
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