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One from the family album

Senior moment:  Can you identify these ladies or the occasion? WHAT year, which occasion? This mystery picture belongs to the Lister family of Kells and, as is so often the case, it fell out of the family photograph collection with little information.

Last updated 20 September 2007
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Bingo birthday boy! Postie Raymond wins £25,000

A WHITEHAVEN postman scooped £25,000 at Workington’s Opera Bingo on Thursday. It was an unexpected birthday surprise for Raymond Murdock who turned 44 on Saturday.

Last updated 20 September 2007
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Family says thanks to hospital’s rehab unit

WITH GRATEFUL THANKS: A £1,730 cheque is presented to Ullswater Rehabilitation unit at The West Cumberland Hospital, thanks to the Bushby family, from Egremont. Pictured are (left to right) Maureen Campbell, Betty Nicholson, William Bushby, Claire Hagan (sister), Dorothy Bushby, Kitty Wilson (sitting). AS a special thank tou to the nursing team at Ullswater ward, at West Cumberland Hospital, the Bushby family turned a family wedding day marquee into a charity fund raising venue.

Last updated 13 September 2007
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Costly play

COPELAND councillors have been considering how to help parish councils cover the rising costs of insuring play areas.

Last updated 13 September 2007
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Grand Prix motor team was financed by local woman

REALIGNMENT:   Robin Hanson fights to correct the    Maserati’s slide, during The Grand Prix, at Crystal Palace, in 1937 A RESEARCHER is seeking help in finding out more about a wealthy Gosforth woman who was a backer of Britain’s motor racing scene in the 1930s.

Last updated 30 August 2007
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Moresby vicar retires after 10 years in role

THE Rev Canon Andy Edwards has retired from his role as vicar of Moresby which he has held for almost 10 years.

Last updated 30 August 2007
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Lowthers in legal battle over their £365m fortune

THE late Earl of Lonsdale, who belonged to one of Cumbria’s richest families, has left estate valued at more than £9.5m in his will.

Last updated 30 August 2007
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Palin to sign books at city centre shop

MICHAEL Palin will return to Carlisle to sign copies of his new book in October.

Last updated 30 August 2007
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Old Kent Road of Cumbria

MILLOM has been called the Old Kent Road of Cumbria – and Whitehaven was called Mayfair, by a borough councillor.

Last updated 30 August 2007
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Mum, 30, found dead

A FUNERAL service for former Whitehaven woman Kay Thornton, pictured, was held at Saltwell Park crematorium, Gateshead on Tuesday.

Last updated 30 August 2007
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Friends gather for Janet’s Run

FELL runners, orienteers, members of walking clubs and dozens of friends will gather on September 1 to say their farewells to a pioneering female fell runner from Wath Brow, who was one of the most popular figures in the sport.

Last updated 23 August 2007
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Labour aid

ONE of Cumbria’s richest men gave Labour politician Hazel Blears £10,000 to back her deputy leadership campaign.

Last updated 23 August 2007
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South Copeland events clash on Bank Holiday

TWO countr events have had a Bank Holiday diary dates clash.

Last updated 23 August 2007
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BNP to stand in by-election

THE British National Party (BNP) has invoked electoral law to call for a speedy by-election for the vacant seat on Whitehaven’s Harbour Ward.

Last updated 23 August 2007
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Artist Bryony shares her story of survival

FORMER Ennerdale and Wyndham School pupil Bryony Boughton (pictured) has used art as part of her battle to recover from a devastating stroke she suffered aged just 34.

Last updated 23 August 2007
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David prepares for disaster

TOURING COUNTRY: Sgt David Mulhatton, (left) from Whitehaven, currently in Ghana as part of a joint exercise to examine how to deal with natural emergencies. SOLDIER Sgt David Mulhatton, from Whitehaven, is currently in Ghana, West Africa, learning about dealing with natural emergencies such as earthquake and tsunami.

Last updated 23 August 2007
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Council boss retires

HEAD of environmental health at Copeland Council, Vic Emmerson is leaving, after 21 years with the authority.

Last updated 16 August 2007
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Local court team wins national award

A TEAM of court officials from the West Cumbria magistrates’ court has won the top prize at Her Majesty’s Courts Service National Awards ceremony, in London, last week.

Last updated 9 August 2007
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Yomping from coast to coast

TREATING THE WEARY WALKERS:  Margaret Kennedy, takes care of Lewis Taylor and  Russell Elliot Picture: Mike McKenzie TO help raise funds for the Cumbrian Air Ambulance, two West Cumbrian Navy technicians have been yomping 190 miles along the coast to coast footpath.

Last updated 9 August 2007
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Scouts get £760 boost

BOOST FOR SCOUT GROUP: Beavers, cubs  and scouts from the 1st Gosforth Scout Group receive a cheque for £766, awarded by Gosforth and Ennerdale Neighbourhood Forum. The money has helped with the purchase of new tables and chairs for the group. BOOST FOR SCOUT GROUP:

Last updated 9 August 2007
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