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Euro MP in call for one-baby families

Cumbrian Euro MP Chris Davies believes young couples should have no more than one child in a bid to stop global warming.

Last updated 15 November 2007
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Hero’s medals go on show

medals: His Military Cross EGREMONT British Legion Club will on Sunday be honouring one of the “few” praised by Churchill for their crucial part in halting Germany at the Battle of Britain.

Last updated 8 November 2007
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Memorial for meteorologist

A PLAQUE to commemorate meteorologist John Fletcher Miller is to be erected at the house where he was born, 7 High Street, Whitehaven, on Tuesday, November 13, at 11am. This is a week later than originally intended due to a couple of hitches. Whitehaven and District Civic Society, behind the project, is planning the unveiling ceremony.

Last updated 8 November 2007
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Follow shining example of sterling volunteers

THE Queen’s representative in Cumbria has urged more people to become volunteers.

Last updated 8 November 2007
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Pedal power helps unit

baby unit boost:  The Special Care Baby Unit at the West Cumberland Hospital is £1,000 better off – thanks to June Hodgson from Ennerdale who completed the C2C in just three days with her daughter Charlotte Pridmore. With June at the presentation in the unit are special care nurses (from left) Joanne Edmondson; Adele Sacker; Hilary Windsor; Lisa Fyfe and Claire Peter baby unit boost:

Last updated 8 November 2007
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Red Pike, Blue watch

walking watch: Whitehaven Fire Station’s Blue Watch took on the challenge of the 25-mile Red Pike Hike, from Keswick to Keekle over Red Pike, to raise more than £1,000. Eleven took part in the hike and the money was split between the Fire Service National Benevolent Fund (£500) and Cancer Research UK (£565). Present at the handover were (l to r): Neil McFadyen, Mick Gregson, Caroline Hodgson, John Wall (secretary Fire Service Benevolent Fund), Cheryl Wilson, Mike Worsley, Mark Frain, Joe Dreghorn, Ade Kevern, Helen Wilkinson (treasurer of Workington Friends of Cancer Research UK), Ian Ridley and Joe Little.Picture: John Story walking watch:

Last updated 8 November 2007
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Grateful mum is inspired to lead new ‘dangers-of-gas’ campaign

THE Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is asking North West residents when they last have their gas appliances checked" .

Last updated 1 November 2007
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Clean up team earns Mayor’s gratitude

ABOVE: The litter picking team  pictured, ready and eager to get to work,   at Sandwith.  THE mayor of Whitehaven has praised a group of volunteers who spent spare time picking up litter.

Last updated 1 November 2007
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BNP ‘wins’ first seat in county

THE secretary of the Copeland branch of the right wing BNP has gained its first council seat in Cumbria.

Last updated 1 November 2007
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Sew and Sews celebrate 10 years

FINE DISPLAY: The quilting group called Calder Sew FINE DISPLAY:

Last updated 1 November 2007
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Tom’s final voyage

REVISITING THE PAST:  Tom Coyne looks through some old photos of his time in Whitehaven with Joe Ritson, right, and John McCrickett.

Last updated 25 October 2007
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Pupils prove you’re never too young to learn yoga

new skills make for  a fine start in life:  new skills make for a fine start in life:

Last updated 25 October 2007
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Rev Kelly joins team ministry

POPULAR priest the Rev Canon John Kelly is to join the team ministry at Whitehaven and will assist the Rector, the Rev John Bannister, in the work of the parish.

Last updated 18 October 2007
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Leila joins team

LEILA Cox of Asby is the latest addition to Copeland Council’s communications team. Born in Whitehaven, the daughter of John and Lee Cox, Leila, 35, has previously been a co-ordinator with the Cumbria Community Foundation based at Cockermouth. She joins senior communications officer Ian Curwen and will be editing the council’s seasonal publication Copeland Matters.

Last updated 18 October 2007
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Pupils’ posters win prizes

prize pupils prize pupils:

Last updated 18 October 2007
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Regeneration dreams are real, conference told

A WEST Cumbria conference heard from Bob Pointing, head of regeneration body West Lakes Renaissance that “dreams are now happening’’.

Last updated 11 October 2007
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Youngsters put their own watermark on coastal art

COAST FEATURE: The childrens’ interpretation of a lighthouse YOUNG people from Whitehaven have worked with artist Paul Smith to create a series of designs to be incorporated into the improvements that will take place along the Whitehaven coast.

Last updated 11 October 2007
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Cash for children

A CHARITY show in aid of NCH children’s charity will feature the Swinging Blue Jeans, pictured.

Last updated 11 October 2007
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Allerdale councillor steps down after disagreement over Alliance

A POLITICAL defection at Allerdale Council will not change the controlling Alliance at the helm of the authority.

Last updated 11 October 2007
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Dance success for Lisa, 15

GRACEFUL & ELEGANT: Lisa Thomason shows one of the ballet posesPicture: Mike McKenzie LISA Thomason’s dream to become a dance teacher moved a step or two nearer with the news that she had passed her major intermediate diploma with the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance.

Last updated 4 October 2007
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