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Saturday, 02 August 2014

HAVE YOUR SAY: Shoppers give thumbs-up to plans for Lidl

Plans for a new Lidl supermarket in Maryport have been given the thumbs-up by townsfolk.

Tips and advice on offer for firms entering CN Group Business Awards

Julian Whittle photo Firms entering the CN Group Business Awards can get tips and advice from one of the judges.

Wordsworth drops in on poetry workshops

poetrytree0108 When Dave Cryer volunteered to run poetry workshops at Cockermouth’s Wordsworth House he had not reckoned on one of the poet’s direct descendants turning up.

Help for families to feed kids in school holidays

foodbankfront0108b Families struggling to feed their children during the school holidays now have somewhere to turn, thanks to the area’s foodbank.

Hundreds view options for A66 danger junction

A66dropinpair0108 More than 900 people attended drop-in sessions about plans to improve the busy Brigham and Broughton junctions of the A66.

University Technical College joins forces with Royal Navy

techcol5 0108 West Cumbria’s new University Technical College will become the first in the country to join forces with the Royal Navy.

Charity ‘channel’ swim for Rebecca

rebeccaswim 0108 A Maryport teenager will swim the equivalent distance of the English Channel for charity this month.

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HAVE YOUR SAY: West Cumbria's answer to Angel of the North

crossman2507 A Workington man says he pulled a bit of a Bansky – by erecting this 9ft-high tribute to the love of his life on a hilltop overlooking the town. (29 comments)

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Biggest west Cumbrian rugby league derby in clubs' histories

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