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Tuesday, 03 March 2015

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Lulu named as Maryport Blues Festival headliner

lulu2702a Lulu has been revealed as the headline act for this year’s Maryport Blues Festival. (7 comments)

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Solfest is back with a bang!

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An appointment with the doctor in Aspatria

docmed 2702 Doctor and the Medics, most famous for their 1980s cover of Spirit in the Sky, will be in West Cumbria in July at the three-day Aspatria Music Festival.

Polar bear photo in top exhibition

P3polar 2702 A dramatic image taken by a West Cumbrian man will be featured in the world’s biggest photographic exhibition.

Beauty beats bullies with dress design

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UK first for West Cumbrian factory in prostate cancer fight

walkerpic2702 A Cockermouth factory has become the first business in the UK to offer its workers a test for prostate cancer. (2 comments)

Design a Cockermouth cake

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Branthwaite’s Olivia Mason is a national running champion

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Call for more cyclists to join Team Townend Challenge

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Tweet to win a meal for two at The Cottage in the Wood

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Northbound headliners released

dub 0602 The names of the headliners for West Cumbria’s newest festival – Northbound, at Wellington Farm, Cockermouth, from August 7 to 9 – have been released.

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PETROL WATCH: Check out fuel prices in Allerdale

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VIDEO: What to do if someone stops breathing

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News from around the county

Cumbria water firm fined £750,000

A Cumbrian utility company has been fined £750,000 after admitting allowing 7 million litres of raw sewage to flow into an estuary.

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Workington Reds captain: Red card was harsh

Captain Dan Wordsworth believes the nature of Workington Reds’ 2-1 victory at Frickley Athletic sums up the superb team spirit in the camp this season.

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