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Thursday, 18 September 2014

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New Beacon boss calls for support

THE new-style Beacon is a ‘cracking’ museum and local people can be very proud of their state-of-the-art facility.

Last updated 14 July 2014
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Walk to nowhere raises over £4,000

cefirt4life COPELAND members of the Fit 4 Life scheme have helped raise £4,750.

Last updated 13 October 2011
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Poet Gill’s work to feature in calendar

gilhandspic1a A LAMPLUGH poet’s work is to feature in a male nude calendar to raise money for diabetes research.

Last updated 13 October 2011
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New health role for MP Jamie

COPELAND’S MP will be on the NHS frontline in his new role as shadow health minister.

Last updated 13 October 2011
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Ava inspires fundraisers

CECRAWF FRIENDS and family of two-year-old year-old Ava Lofthouse have raised £630 following a prize bingo.

Last updated 13 October 2011
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US Navy to honour festival chief Gerard

THE man who has masterminded eight Whitehaven maritime festivals has been honoured – by the United States Navy.

Last updated 8 September 2010
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Tom wins award for his quality workmanship

EGREMONT painting and decorating contractor, Tom Greening, has won a prestigious industry award for his work on the historic engines at Tower Bridge in London.

Last updated 12 July 2010
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The way we were

cesmithbros Memories of Smith Brothers

Last updated 19 May 2010
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Golden couple live in US but still call Cumbria home

cestanley A COUPLE who emigrated Stateside in the 1960s and have lived in the Philadelphia area for more than 40 years, have just celebrated their golden wedding.

Last updated 9 September 2009
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The ‘toughest runner of them all’

cekrjoss A BIOGRAPHY of the legendary Lake District fell runner and shepherd, Joss Naylor, written by Keith Richardson, is to be published in September and launched at a special event at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick.

Last updated 12 August 2009
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Drawing on Distington memories

donhunterpic CANADIAN author and ex-pat Don Hunter’s latest novel may be set in the fictional location of Willow Creek but he drew on his childhood memories of the prisoner of war camp at Distington to help him write it.

Last updated 6 August 2009
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That's not your dad - it's mine!

cemayorbus OUR story of Whitehaven woman Jean Buchanan spotting her late dad in a 1950s photo of a Cumberland Motor Services bus driver with his conductor caused a bit of a stir with Hensingham reader Tom Sherwen. For it was a case of mistaken identity – and one of ‘that can’t be your dad, because it’s my dad!’

Last updated 5 August 2009
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Our Michael heads a cast of one

ceparkiehat THE sculpted head of Michael Little will be unveiled at a special ceremony at The Beacon, Whitehaven on Friday, August 21, and can be viewed by the public the following day.

Last updated 5 August 2009
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David installed as president

DAVID Saxon is the new president of Whitehaven Rotary Club. A charter night dinner last week saw the installation of David, 52, of Moresby Hall, as the new president of the club.

Last updated 15 July 2009
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Old bus photo of my father was just the ticket

philip1 OUR recent article about CMS bus conductress Margaret Philip brightened the day of reader Jean Buchanan who, from Margaret’s picture of her CMS driver dad, spotted her own dad, Fred Perry.

Last updated 8 July 2009
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Sekers: A story woven in silk

ceseker97 Margaret Crosby looks back on Sekers silk and its important role in our community

Last updated 3 July 2009
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The Diary

Ex-pat continues to tread the boards down under

Last updated 25 June 2009
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Honour for Ian

WHITEHAVEN fireman Ian Ridley is in the running for special recognition in the Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service awards which are due to be presented tomorrow night at a ceremony in Kendal.

Last updated 24 June 2009
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Minister quits government

WHITEHAVEN-born politician Jane Kennedy became the latest to quit Gordon Brown’s government last week.

Last updated 17 June 2009
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Area’s finest are honoured by Queen

mbgibbons A FORMER Whitehaven Grammar School head boy has been awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Last updated 17 June 2009
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