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Thursday, 17 April 2014

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Figures reveal drop in the number of road casualties

THE number of road casualties throughout Cumbria has dropped dramatically in the past five years.

Last updated 20 February 2014
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Calls to delay vote on elected mayor

COPELAND Council has requested that a potential vote to appoint its first directly elected mayor is delayed to save the authority money. (8 comments)

Last updated 20 February 2014
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How council’s new budget will hit you

CREMATION and cemetery fees look set to go up by around £30 in Copeland as the council sets its budget for the coming financial year. (2 comments)

Last updated 20 February 2014
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Would you share your NHS records?

CONTROVERSIAL plans to share Copeland patients’ medical records have been put on hold. (4 comments)

Last updated 20 February 2014
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Tributes paid after death of popular family figure

TRIBUTES have been paid to a popular Whitehaven man who has died suddenly. (6 comments)

Last updated 20 February 2014
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Refunds paid over bedroom tax error

TWENTY-SEVEN people in Copeland have successfully claimed refunds after an error implementing the controversial bedroom tax. (5 comments)

Last updated 20 February 2014
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Little interest in council plans

twcouncil TIME is running out for residents to give their views on a the formation of a new town or parish councils for Whitehaven. (1 comment)

Last updated 20 February 2014
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Shop local plea pays dividends

gosforthfund A CAMPAIGN to ‘shop local’ is certainly paying off for the village of Gosforth where it has produced some cash help for a school, a nursery and a church.

Last updated 20 February 2014
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Nursing student Ashley delighted by support

twash A WHITEHAVEN student has extended thanks to a host of donators who will help her help others in Kenya.

Last updated 20 February 2014
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‘Government plans will kill off traditional childminder’

A WHITEHAVEN childminder says government plans to admit two-year-olds to school nurseries is a “smack in the teeth’’ for her profession. (3 comments)

Last updated 20 February 2014
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Protestors call for N-site deer to be saved

twdeer THOUSANDS of people are demanding the deer threatened with death in a controversial cull are saved. (5 comments)

Last updated 20 February 2014
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Bee more friendly to wildlife – plea

twbee BEE more friendly to Copeland’s wildlife is the message from local beekeepers.

Last updated 20 February 2014
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Lost birds saga with a tweet ending

cdonaldson A “DELIGHTED” canary breeder has been reunited with most of his beloved birds after they were feared lost.

Last updated 20 February 2014
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Classroom visitor is a hoot

CEBEESOWLS CHILDREN at St Bees Prep spent some time getting wise with the owls from Muncaster Castle.

Last updated 20 February 2014
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Nursery unhappy at Ofsted downgrading

THE ABC Egremont nursery has been told it must improve after an Ofsted visit prompted by a safeguarding incident.

Last updated 20 February 2014
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St Bees Triers running club training on Dent Fell

50059614W004.jpg FOUR members of St Bees Triers running club were on a training exercise as they prepared for the club's 24 hour 'Climb Everest Challenge' on Dent Fell.

Last updated 19 February 2014
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A NEW TRADITION: Pick up your new-look Whitehaven News!

This month has seen a milestone in our 162-year history as we changed the format of our print edition from a broadsheet to compact.

Last updated 14 February 2014
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Fundraisers ramp up the red for vital heart charity

dixonsred2 “BRITISH Heart Foundation saved my life.”

Last updated 13 February 2014
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Children’s graves toppled by yobs

gravefell NEARLY 40 infants’ headstones have been desecrated in Egremont cemetery. (3 comments)

Last updated 13 February 2014
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Jolan pitches into The Voice

cejolan05 “KYLIE Minogue said I was good-looking, gave me a kiss and said ‘don’t give up’.” (1 comment)

Last updated 13 February 2014
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