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Thursday, 23 October 2014

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Two weeks to act over Cumbrian parking permits charge

People living in West Cumbria have two weeks to take action against plans to bring in charges for parking near their homes.

Last updated 21 October 2014
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Artwork reflects Maryport history

marymosaic1710 A new piece of artwork captures the ancient and more modern history of Maryport.

Last updated 17 October 2014
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West Cumbrian village bus service is axed

ednabusstop1710 Villagers were this week shocked to hear that the only bus service going through Brigham and Greysouthen will be axed following a county council decision to withdraw subsidies. (7 comments)

Last updated 17 October 2014
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Dog-friendly Keswick pub set to reopen

doggun 1710 A popular Keswick pub is due to reopen tomorrow after a facelift. (2 comments)

Last updated 17 October 2014
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Maryport bus cuts hit traders

Cuts to the Maryport town bus service are already having an impact on local businesses. (1 comment)

Last updated 17 October 2014
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Award chance for Greysouthen writer

A book written by a Greysouthen woman, which was inspired by her grandmother’s memoirs, has been shortlisted in a competition.

Last updated 17 October 2014
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Green Maryport firm hailed by presenter Kevin McCloud

A Maryport company has been named as a “green hero” by TV presenter Kevin McCloud in recognition of its energy-saving products. (1 comment)

Last updated 17 October 2014
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Resounding ‘no’ to plan to sell-off Lorton community hall

More than 80 people packed into Lorton’s Yew Tree Hall on Wednesday night to discuss the building’s future – with a huge majority voting for the building not to be sold.

Last updated 17 October 2014
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Four Workington pubs sold

travellers 1710 Four pubs in Workington have been taken over by Chester pub group Admiral Taverns.

Last updated 17 October 2014
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Move to help save Cockermouth memorial

Cockermouth Museum Group has unearthed documents revealing the land on which the town’s memorial stands was bequeathed to the former urban district council in 1932.

Last updated 17 October 2014
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Super League final was grand for Cockermouth mascot

fairifledmascots1710 The stuff of dreams became a reality when 16 Cockermouth schoolchildren ran out on to the pitch at Old Trafford in Manchester last Saturday to the cheers of 70,000 people.

Last updated 17 October 2014
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Tata Steel plans to sell West Cumbria operation

More than 200 workers at Tata Steel in Workington face an uncertain future after the company announced it planned to sell off its long products business. (1 comment)

Last updated 15 October 2014
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Workington pub's 6am opening bid thrown out

A Workington pub has had its application to open until 6am for a one-off event thrown out because it is a trouble hotspot.

Last updated 10 October 2014
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70-space car park plan for West Cumbrian train station

Plans for a 70-space car park near Maryport Railway Station have been revealed. (2 comments)

Last updated 10 October 2014
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Workington academy move sparks criticism over process

The former chairman of governors of one of two Workington schools faced with closure this week said local people should have had a say in who will run the town’s planned new academy. (1 comment)

Last updated 10 October 2014
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Anger at third raid on West Cumbria church

brianchurchhfggf Maryport's largest church has been targeted by thieves for the third time this year.

Last updated 10 October 2014
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Head’s new homes in Cockermouth fear

The head of Cockermouth School has objected to a proposal to designate land nearby for possible housing development. (1 comment)

Last updated 10 October 2014
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Factory to close down with the loss of 30 jobs

Flimby's Evonik Goldschmidt factory will close on December 31 with the loss of 30 jobs.

Last updated 10 October 2014
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Alan pays back his life-savers

alan graham 1010 A team who saved a Bridekirk man’s life has been thanked by his family with a £2,000 donation.

Last updated 10 October 2014
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