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Thursday, 31 July 2014

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


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. (22 comments)

NEW PHOTOS: Sun shone on Sealy Spyatstock

spyatstock 1 Aspatria was alive with the sound of live music last weekend as the town hosted its first three-day music festival.

Classrooms put together in just a day

Cmouth Sch 004 2507 A new £800,000 two-storey classroom block was lifted into place at Cockermouth School this week.

George completes his final heat at Workington Comets supporters’ club

georgesermon 2507 Geoge Sermon, one of the founding members of Workington Speedway Supporters’ Club, has stepped down as chairman.r (1 comment)

Commonwealth baton honour for dairy man

marklee 2507 A farmer from Torpenhow carried the Queen’s Baton in the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony this week.

Excavation sheds more light on life in Roman Maryport

excavation2507a A view has emerged this summer of how the Roman frontier along the edge of the Solway Firth may have looked.

Time capsule message from Harrington pupils

becktime 2507 A Harrington school has been immortalised in a time capsule buried in the school grounds.

‘Truly glorious’, says RAF veteran as he soars again

douglasflies2507 A 92-year-old member of Cockermouth RAF Association stepped into a small plane – and back in time – during a recent remarkable day out for war veterans.

Support is growing for Workington bypass demand

HillaryHarr 2507 A Workington woman’s call for a new town bypass has been backed by councillors. (9 comments)

West Cumbria woman Harriet turns 100

harriethundred1807 Harriet Marsh celebrated her 100th birthday on Monday with her “babies” by her side.

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.

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News from around the county

Pilot scheme aims to tackle threat of bullying and stress in schools

Anne Burns photo More than 2,200 pupils in 13 schools across north Cumbria will be among the first to benefit from a new £500,000 initiative which aims to boost their mental health and improve how they cope with stress and worry.

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We'll have to be on our game against Whitehaven, says Workington's McAvoy

Liam McAvoy photo Workington Town’s Liam McAvoy has been named in the Kingstone Press Championship Team of the Week following the 12-8 victory against North Wales Crusaders, the club’s sixth win in a row.

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