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Saturday, 22 November 2014

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Obituary - Mary Burkett OBE, of Isel Hall

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

Last updated 21 November 2014
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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.

Last updated 21 November 2014
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‘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.

Last updated 21 November 2014
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Maryport's Bill Barnes wins top community award

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

Last updated 21 November 2014
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West Cumbrian family praise air ambulance

henleyhappy2111b A Seaton mum has praised the air ambulance that rushed her one-year-old son to hospital after he was badly scalded in an accident.

Last updated 21 November 2014
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Howdens remains closed after man's death

A Workington joinery firm will remain closed for the foreseeable future after a man died there last week.

Last updated 21 November 2014
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People power wins fight on parking charges

People power this week forced Cumbria County Council into an embarrassing U-turn over plans for on-street parking charges and paid-for residents’ permits.

Last updated 21 November 2014
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Settlement reached over lab man’s asbestos death

janeburns2 2111 A Brigham woman has been awarded substantial compensation for her husband’s asbestos-related death.

Last updated 21 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.

Last updated 21 November 2014
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Tesco’s every little adds up to £10,000 for diabetes help

A Workington supermarket has smashed its £10,000 fund-raising target on World Diabetes Day.

Last updated 21 November 2014
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2009 floods: Neighbours pitched in to help each other

floodsHallParkView1411 Maureen Spedding, of Hall Park View, Workington, saw her belongings under five feet of water during the 2009 floods. (1 comment)

Last updated 14 November 2014
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Prolific author Mary Burkett dies, aged 90

Mary Burkett OBE, owner of Isel Hall, near Cockermouth, has died at the age of 90.

Last updated 14 November 2014
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Will Noel have a deal for Workington's Kelly?

nodealwoman1411 A Workington mum is next week poised to make the deal of a lifetime on TV’s Deal or No Deal game show.

Last updated 14 November 2014
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Rebecca’s gift of love

rebeccap1pic0711 A Flimby youngster chose charity over birthday party bags when she was inspired by her teacher’s leukaemia battle.

Last updated 7 November 2014
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Wildlife group welcomes David Bellamy

Red Squirrels 004 0711 An amateur photographer from Cockermouth has scored a hat trick by having his work chosen to appear in a charity calendar for the third year running.

Last updated 7 November 2014
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Couple’s aid for Romania passes 2,000 boxes mark

romania1 3110 A Workington couple have shipped more than 2,000 shoeboxes to people in need in Romania over the last 20 years.

Last updated 31 October 2014
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Tennis match reaches 50 years

p3goldenwed 3110 A Maryport couple have celebrated 50 years of marriage with a £1,420 gift to charity.

Last updated 31 October 2014
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New WI aimed at helping women build friendships

newcockiWI3110 Women in Cockermouth looking for something to do in their spare time can now join the town’s new branch of the WI.

Last updated 31 October 2014
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Britain’s Afghan campaign was ‘worthwhile’ says mum

monkfamily 3110 If the war in Afghanistan had not been worthwhile, then a West Cumbrian soldier died in vain.

Last updated 31 October 2014
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