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Thursday, 27 November 2014

Into the lion's den - a West Cumbrian's man rags-to-riches tale

David McMillan ran away with the circus in 1961, aged just 15. He had no money and no possessions, but he was about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

West Cumbrian community stranded by tough bus cuts

busanger2111 A group of Cockermouth pensioners say some people have become “prisoners in their own homes” after a town bus service has been axed. (1 comment)

Obituary - Mary Burkett OBE, of Isel Hall

Mary Burkett Arts patron and writer Mary Burkett, of Isel Hall, near Cockermouth, has died aged 90.

‘Bill Barker will always be our hero’

northsidebridgegone1411 The wife of PC Bill Barker, who died in the 2009 floods, says the pain of his death will never disappear, but he will always be the family’s hero.

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Was Cumbria County Council right to scrap its plans for on-street parking charges?

Yes - we shouldn't have to pay

No - we'll just end up paying the county in some other way, like council tax

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