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Friday, 21 November 2014

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Youngsters who can inspire us all

WE are delighted to feature two inspirational young people in this week’s Whitehaven News, courageous youngsters who have faced severe health difficulties, which many people would struggle with.

Last updated 6 November 2014
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A story 100 years in the making

THE foundation of local papers is great human interest stories. Births, marriages and deaths; triumphs and tragedies; milestones and mayhem, it is the fascinating tales of ordinary peoples’ lives that is gripping.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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Attitudes that need to change in NHS Trust

THERE were a lot of angry people in Whitehaven this week. Loudest was the mass rally about the future of our hospital services. Perhaps more muted was the release of the Pow Beck report.

Last updated 9 October 2014
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Pow Beck: why heads must roll

COPELAND Borough Council has attempted to dupe the public over its failings in the Pow Beck Stadium fiasco.

Last updated 9 October 2014
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Remembrance is only the first step to take

LEST we forget”, exhorts every war memorial, and this week we all took time to remember the terrifying tragedy that was World War One. On the centenary of Britain entering into the European theatre of war, young and old lit candles, said prayers and tried to imagine the unimaginable.

Last updated 7 August 2014
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Community honours its military heroes

THIS week our community has remembered all those who fought and died in World War One and subsequent conflicts.

Last updated 8 May 2014
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Let arguments - for or against - do the talking

WHICHEVER way you look at it, getting enough signatures – with more to spare – to spark a referendum on the way our local council is run was a tremendous achievement.

Last updated 1 May 2014
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Spring heralds a summer of culture and fun

SPRING has sprung – or is in the process of doing so at least – and with it comes an upturn in our mood and aspirations. No, bear with us... there really is plenty to look forward to.

Last updated 10 April 2014
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Community spirit helps us weather the storm

WHEN faced with Mother Nature at her most ferocious, there isn’t much we can do. The wild weather faced last week by our coastline communities reminded us just how vulnerable we can be.

Last updated 9 January 2014
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Bob’s just the job

ARE there many more recognisable people in the world than Sir Bob Geldof? A man who has transcended music, into the world of politics and activism, his name has become synonymous with the fight to end poverty and social injustice.

Last updated 9 January 2014
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Show you care – help the elderly in Copeland

MORE than 100 people have already signed up to a new partnership between Age UK and Home Group– a fantastic £118,000 project trying to combat loneliness in Copeland.

Last updated 28 November 2013
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Recruitment a top priority

WITH the building of a new hospital, hopes are high for the future of Copeland’s healthcare.

Last updated 28 November 2013
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Gove’s labours lost

WITH the teachers on strike today, some parents are growing increasingly frustrated, but many are supportive and appreciate their reasons.

Last updated 17 October 2013
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Motorists: spare a thought for village life

ANGRY Low Moresby villagers fear there is an accident waiting to happen as motorists use the roads as a rat run.

Last updated 17 October 2013
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Fair play

THE Egremont Crab Fair was founded, by royal charter, in 1267 – making it one of the oldest fairs in the world.

Last updated 1 August 2013
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A chance for developers: but will they take it?

SHE might be an historic Georgian port but the face of this elegant old lady continues to change and to modernise. Whether that’s for the better or not is, as always, a matter for much debate and diverse opinion.

Last updated 1 August 2013
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A chance to clear the air over wind turbines

AS the wind of change blows through the moors of turbine-land, business, sustainable or otherwise, yet again clashed head on with local opinion this week.

Last updated 11 July 2013
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By Gove...

PARENTING is said to be the hardest job in the world. Trying to do the best for our children can, at times, be stressful, scary, exhausting, and simply frustrating.

Last updated 11 July 2013
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King Coal?

AT a time when we hear that UK Coal faces an uncertain future after an underground fire closed its largest deep pit, and when we also hear how vintage steam trains are fast running out of coal, here we have an Australian company, of all things, saying it is seriously looking at re-opening Whitehaven’s mining industry.

Last updated 30 May 2013
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A close vote – and then the decision is taken away

ANOTHER week, another wind turbine row. But this row, it seems, is bigger than most. The huge controversy surrounding the Drigg Moorside Farm turbine saga has prompted the government to step in – and a department working for Eric Pickles MP, the secretary of state for communities and local government no less, is deciding as we speak whether to take the decision-making power away from Copeland Council.

Last updated 30 May 2013
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