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Monday, 21 April 2014

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Johnny Ball to help promote engineering at Energus

TV presenter Johnny Ball will be hosting an exhibition and lecture event next month.

Last updated 10 April 2014
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Temporary stop in bus station work

DEMOLITION of Whitehaven’s bus station has been temporarily halted. (5 comments)

Last updated 10 April 2014
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PM declines prognosis on hospital future

dcameron THE PRIME minister has declined to give any assurances as to what future services will be retained at the West Cumberland Hospital.

Last updated 10 April 2014
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80th anniversary for town’s revamped council building

twtc3 THE Cleator Moor Town Council building has been officially reopened on its 80th anniversary. (2 comments)

Last updated 10 April 2014
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Unexpected item in bagging area

cegrasshopp03 A BABY grasshopper has been discovered in a Whitehaven worker’s bag of Tesco mixed leaves – and she’s keeping it as a pet. (1 comment)

Last updated 10 April 2014
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Cleared for landing! Red Devils to drop in for town celebration

ceredevs02 THE world-famous Red Devils parachute team will drop into Whitehaven Harbour to help celebrate the town’s World War One Week.

Last updated 10 April 2014
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Our other VC heroes

ANOTHER World War One VC recipient from our area was Harry Christian, who for 40 years was landlord of the Parkhead Inn, Thornhill, Egremont.SILECROFT-BORN Lance Sgt Thomas Mayson, who disabled an enemy machine gun to win his VC during action at Wieltje, Belgium, in July 1917, is remembered on a memorial in St Mary’s Churchyard, Whicham.

Last updated 10 April 2014
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Whitehaven’s hidden links to the Victoria Cross

viccross WHITEHAVEN has only had one recipient of the Victoria Cross, Private Abraham Acton (1892–1915), for his bravery during World War One. Yet Acton was not the only soldier from that conflict with links to Whitehaven to be nominated for this military decoration of the highest order.

Last updated 10 April 2014
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Dolly’s bid to complete ancestors’ war record

OF four Whitehaven miners, the ancestors of Dolly Daniel who went off to serve in World War One, two never came back. They died in action in France.

Last updated 10 April 2014
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Underground courage of the quiet hero

pchambers READER George Chambers was particularly interested in our recent article on WWI Military Medal winner Robert Houston Crosby, because his story mirrored much of that of his own grandfather Peter Chambers.

Last updated 10 April 2014
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Memorabilia recalls daring exploits of a modest man

awilsonwar001 ALAN Wilson’s Uncle John was a brave man. He served in World War One and was awarded the Military Medal for a night-time attack on an enemy gunpoint. He shouldn’t really have been there.

Last updated 10 April 2014
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MY FATHER, THE QUIET HERO

crosbymed001 BOB Crosby of Frizington is 85 and a proud man. Who wouldn’t be when their father had been awarded the Military Medal for bravery in that terrible conflict, World War I. Not once, but twice.

Last updated 10 April 2014
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War show marches on

AN exhibition marking the centenary of World War One could soon be touring the county – and the lead organisation is Haig Mining Museum.

Last updated 10 April 2014
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Recalling a community’s pride in flagship hospital

CEQMHOSP02 THIS autumn marks 50 years since West Cumberland Hospital was formally opened by the Queen Mother.

Last updated 10 April 2014
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Forty years since the creation of Copeland

twmay IT is 40 years this month since Copeland came into being when local government reorganisation changed the face of the whole county.

Last updated 10 April 2014
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Fundraising campaign which led to hope and a breakthrough vaccine

cebellfam02 EGREMONT parents who lost their teenage daughter to meningitis have raised £35,000 towards a life-saving vaccine. (1 comment)

Last updated 10 April 2014
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Jamie Reed on elected mayors and a town council

Jamie Reed 1004 AT A public meeting in Hensingham last week, I was asked my view about the proposal for an elected mayor for Copeland. The prevailing public mood regarding these proposals – as far as I can make out – is one of confusion. (4 comments)

Last updated 10 April 2014
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Chris Whiteside says improving services means using money better

cewhitey1004 WHOEVER wins the next few elections, and regardless of whether Britain stays in the EU, the days when governments and councils had lots of money to spend are gone. Nothing any party can do will bring them back for many years.

Last updated 10 April 2014
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Ian Rule asks: Why is Copeland left picking up the bill?

ceianrule1004 WE are always beset by political problems. What seems to me to be special about the present is that most of our problems derive from two sources. The first is debt; the second is a constitutional issue.

Last updated 10 April 2014
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