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Magical way for Theatre of Youth to mark 20 years

A performance of the tale of a boy who never grows up is helping a Whitehaven youth theatre group mark its 20th birthday. Whitehaven Theatre of Youth is celebrating its anniversary by putting on Peter Pan Jr in the town's Civic Hall until Saturday....

today, 14:30 in Regional North West
 
J Edgar & Son scoops top Motor Trader Industry honour

J Edgar & Son scoops top Motor Trader Industry honour

A West Cumbrian motor dealer is celebrating after scooping a top industry award. J Edgar & Son won the Aftersales Excellence Award at the Motor Trader Industry Awards for its Hyundai dealership at Dunmail Park, Workington. Now in their 28th year,...

today, 14:30 in Regional North West
 
Genesis Homes celebrates first birthday in new Penrith offices

Genesis Homes celebrates first birthday in new Penrith offices

An expanding construction firm has celebrated its first year in new offices with a barbecue in the sunshine. Genesis Homes opened its door to guests to mark the occasion at its newly-refurbished headquarters in Penrith. Among the guests were John...

today, 14:30 in Regional North West
 

Chernobyl children get arty at Cockermouth School

Cockermouth School pupils welcomed children from Chernobyl with an art exhibition and art lesson on July 4. North West Cumbria Friends of Chernobyl's Children had twelve children staying with host families in and around the Cockermouth area. The...

today, 14:30 in Regional North West
 
Excitement rising for Broughton Carnival tomorrow

Excitement rising for Broughton Carnival tomorrow

EXCITEMENT is rising in Great and Little Broughton as the 71st carnival is set to take place tomorrow. This will be chairman John Dobie’s 40th year on the carnival committee. Everyone is welcome to join the parade and entrants to the carnival should...

today, 14:30 in Regional North West
 

Nearly 12,000 on-street parking fines handed out in Carlisle in last year

Rogue parking during the school run in Carlisle is causing safety fears for children and fuelling complaints. Traffic enforcement officials at Cumbria County Council have visited a string of sites to crack down and warn about the dangers. A new report...

today, 14:30 in Regional North West
 

Parents of 19-year-old Matt speak out to raise awareness of suicide

A FAMILY who lost their 19-year-old son to suicide are speaking out to raise awareness of the hidden stresses faced by many young people. Matt McElhone, of Lowry Hill, Carlisle, took his own life in October last year. His parents, Catherine and John...

today, 14:30 in Regional North West
 

Drought order made to draw water from three lakes

United Utilities wants to draw water from three of Cumbria's lakes to ensure supplies as the dry summer continues. The move comes as Haweswater and Thirlmere reservoirs stand half-empty. The water company has applied for drought permits for Ullswater...

today, 14:30 in Regional North West
 
Cumbrian farmer facing jail sentence after admitting 10 allegations of causing suffering to sheep

Cumbrian farmer facing jail sentence after admitting 10 allegations of causing suffering to sheep

A north Cumbrian farmer is facing a possible jail sentence after he admitted a raft of offences, including 10 allegations of causing sheep in his care unnecessary suffering. Daniel William Waring, 48, who farms at Haithwaite Farm, Penton, appeared...

today, 14:30 in Regional North West
 
Police investigating after woman urinates on train between Carlisle and Workington

Police investigating after woman urinates on train between Carlisle and Workington

Transport police are investigating after a woman urinated on a train heading towards west Cumbria from Carlisle. Officers from the British Transport Police were called about a "disruptive passenger" during a journey between Carlisle and...

today, 14:30 in Regional North West
 

REVIEW: Poptastic Steps wow crowds at Lytham Festival

POP fans from across the North gathered to see pop superstars Steps take to the stage at Lytham Festival. And the boot-scooting 90's favourites did not fail to disappoint. Blasting out some of their biggest hits Steps fans young and old danced along...

today, 00:14 in Regional North West
 
Festival ban may kill village pub

Festival ban may kill village pub

A village pub will struggle to survive the winter if a decision to ban a festival is not overturned. Nathan Todd, who runs the Royal Oak pub in Seaton, applied to Allerdale council to hold its second Oaktoberfest, a two-day event with real ale and...

yesterday, 18:59 in Regional North West
 
Cyclist in his 60s seriously injured following road traffic incident in west Cumbria

Cyclist in his 60s seriously injured following road traffic incident in west Cumbria

A cyclist in his sixties is in a serious condition after a crash in west Cumbria. Police are investigating the incident, which took place in West Croft Terrace, Lowca, at about 2.45pm on Tuesday. The road is adjacent to the entrance to Lowca Rugby...

yesterday, 18:59 in Regional North West
 

Sir David Attenborough sends message of support to Carlisle and Eden pupils trying to tackle litter problem

Environment champion Sir David Attenborough has sent a message of support to young people tackling the problem of litter. Youngsters from three schools in Carlisle and Eden created a 6ft high litter monster, which is currently on show as part of the...

yesterday, 17:19 in Regional North West
 
Family tell of desperate attempts to save depressed social worker who took her own life

Family tell of desperate attempts to save depressed social worker who took her own life

The heartbroken family of a depressed senior social worker who took her own life have told of their desperate attempts to get the help she needed. A coroner ruled that Annie Peel, 66, a social worker in Cumbria for 28 years, took her own life after...

yesterday, 17:19 in Regional North West
 


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