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Friday, 01 August 2014

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Workington cross man 'overwhelmed by support'

peternelson 0108 A Workington man, who erected a nine-foot crucifix overlooking the town as a tribute to his late wife, this week said he had been overwhelmed by support.

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. (27 comments)

Maryport rocks with the best of the blues

blues0108lads Maryport sang the blues in the sunshine at the town’s biggest music festival.

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.

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.

Rachel is a model warrior for charity

stobbartblurb0108 A Workington model is swapping corsets for trainers as she prepares to take part in the Total Warrior challenge tomorrow.

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.

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.

Charity ‘channel’ swim for Rebecca

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

Youngsters on court at Workington estate

moortennis 0108 It could be game, set and match for budding tennis stars on Workington’s Moorclose estate.

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.

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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Biggest west Cumbrian rugby league derby in clubs' histories

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