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Alert as lost boy wanders on rail line

A HUGE emergency call-out was launched on land and sea at Nethertown on Saturday when a small boy went missing and wandered onto the railway line.

Last updated 23 April 2008
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Historic photo sparks quest for information

A NOSTALGIC 130-year-old photo of a little girl, discovered under old floorboards, has set Kelly Doran on a personal quest for the child’s story.

Last updated 23 April 2008
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Pam bids farewell after 31 years

PAM McVeigh went to work at Copeland Council on a three-week contract – 31 years later she was still there! But now Pam, a customer services team leader, is retiring.

Last updated 16 April 2008
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Donald and Isobella dance their way through 60 years

Donald and Isobella Storr A WARTIME chance meeting at a dance in Harrington was the starting point for a long and loving relationship that saw Donald and Isobella Storr celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary last week.

Last updated 10 April 2008
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Street star to star

davidplatt CORONATION Street bad boy David Platt is heading for Workington next week.

Last updated 9 April 2008
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Two air cadets jet off to learn some new skills

TWO Whitehaven Air Cadets are packing their bags to fly out to Germany to undertake a week’s training with the Royal Air Force.

Last updated 9 April 2008
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Fundraisers home in on breakthrough in meningitis battle

lisabellfunds FUNDRAISING is on course to help find a cure for the strain of meningitis from which a popular Egremont schoolgirl died two years ago.

Last updated 9 April 2008
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Talented Aoibhinn follows in family’s dancing footsteps

Aoibhinn  McCool TALENTED young Irish dancer Aoibhinn McCool of Cleator Moor may be new to the game but she has swept the board coming home with four trophies and a gold medal from the Cumbria North Lancashire Open Dance Festival, held at Workington last week.

Last updated 3 April 2008
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Manager Mary says fond farewell

IT was fond farewells at Egremont for Mary Young, who retired this week after 10 years as manager at Ehen Court.

Last updated 2 April 2008
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Conservative candidate named

BRIAN Crawford has been unveiled as the Conservative candidate for the Millom Town Council by-election.

Last updated 2 April 2008
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David’s a real Trooper

davidprice AFTER just 20 weeks in the army, Whitehaven soldier David Price has distinguished himself winning a special award and a promotion.

Last updated 2 April 2008
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‘My uncle was a real war hero’

Brenan1 A HANDFUL of dusty war medals and a few family legends, about Great Uncle Ned, led a Whitehaven man on a four-year world-wide search for the truth.

Last updated 2 April 2008
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Florrence’s royal greeting

Florrence Lavery ONE of Whitehaven’s oldest residents was delighted to get a congratulatory telegram from the Queen last week.

Last updated 28 March 2008
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BNP councillor dies

WEST Cumbria’s sole BNP councillor, Nigel Williamson, has died suddenly at his home at the age of 51 after suffering a heart attack.

Last updated 26 March 2008
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Family expands its business empire

THE Graves family has expanded its West Cumbrian business empire with the acquisition of the Borrowdale Hotel.

Last updated 26 March 2008
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Terry’s run boosts children’s hospice

cerotarypres RUNNING all the way around Ennerdale helped Terry O’Connell from Whitehaven Rotarians raise more than £450 for Cumbria’s only hospice for young people.

Last updated 26 March 2008
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Miner turned JP steps down after 30 years

A CUMBRIAN magistrate who has spent 30 years helping ensure justice is done in the county has retired.

Last updated 19 March 2008
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New High Sheriff is ‘pricked’ out in ancient ceremony

CUMBRIA’S new High Sheriff was officially “pricked” into action by the Queen during an ancient ceremony at Buckingham Palace this week.

Last updated 19 March 2008
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Ross is the first winner

Nacro award ROSS Wilson, 18, from Whitehaven, is flanked by Dave Jefferson, left, of Story Construction; and Tony Riley, of NACRO, as he receives the inaugural Marie Messenger award from NACRO.

Last updated 19 March 2008
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Warship crew reaffirm links with the county

hmscumberland CREW members from Type 22 frigate HMS Cumberland were in Cumbria at the weekend in a visit designed to reaffirm the strong links the Royal Navy warship enjoys with the region.

Last updated 19 March 2008
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