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Thursday, 27 November 2014

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Long-serving Maryport trader Olive dies aged 88

olivedixon2111 One of Maryport’s longest serving traders has died at the age of 88. (2 comments)

Obituary - Mary Burkett OBE, of Isel Hall

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

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)

Maryport's Bill Barnes wins top community award

billbarneswins2111 A Maryport man has won a national award for his community work.

‘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.

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.

Peek inside new caves

wavecaves2111b This is the first look at a new £80,000 caving experience at Maryport’s Wave Centre, which will open in January.

West Cumbria's Beckstone flying high

50070437T000 Beckstone Primary School in Harrington received a major coo this week – thanks to a pigeon named after the school.

Work on £11.3m leisure centre scheme likely to begin on December 8

leisurecentre0711p3b Work to create Workington’s new £11.3 million leisure centre and swimming pool is due to start within weeks. (22 comments)

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

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