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Cumbria Education Trust Confirmed As Sponsor Of The Whitehaven Academy

Cumbria Education Trust
Cumbria Education Trust (CET) has been confirmed by the Secretary of State as the new sponsor of The Whitehaven Academy following a resolution that was passed by CET’s Board of Trustees. Since being named as the DfE’s preferred sponsor in March, the CET team has...

Fire On A Railway Embankment In Nethertown

Cumbria Fire
Yesterday, at 20:19 firefighters were called to a fire on a railway embankment on Ocean View, Nethertown. A spokesperson for Cumbria Fire and Rescue said, "Approximately 100 square metres was on fire and crews used a relay with hose reel jets to extinguish the fire." Help...

Officers Investigating Following Assault In West Cumbria

Cumbria Police received a report late yesterday evening (12 July) of a 17-year-old having been sprayed in the face with an unknown substance. The incident happened by the A596 between Maryport and Dearham, in the Ellenborough area, with the victim being sprayed as he walked...

Conference Hears A Wealth Of Research Work Underway

Diane Edit
Students researching subjects as diverse as efforts to improve connectivity in rural areas and the fitness of people in later life were among fifty PhD researchers to take part in a conference at the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria. The event aims to...

Theft Of Garden Furniture: Kirkby Thore

Neighbourhood Watch
Cumbria Police say that there have been two reports of theft, of garden ornaments from gardens in the Kirkby Thore area. A spokesperson for the Police said, "a silver Estate car may be linked to the incidents (no further details)." If you have any information, please...

Coastguard Issue Killcord Safety Advice To Sailors

HM Coastguard
HM Coastguard has issued important killcord safety advice after two men were thrown from their speedboat earlier this afternoon. At around 2.25pm today (12 July) HM Coastguard received a number of 999 calls reporting that two men had been thrown from a speed boat which...

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Girl Stuck In A Gate In Whitehaven

Yesterday, at 17:51 firefighters were called to help rescue a girl who was stuck in a gate on Meadow Road, Whitehaven. A spokesperson for Cumbria...

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Outbreaks Of Koi Herpesvirus (KHV) Disease In 2018

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West Lakes Academy Positioned Second Place In National Rock Final Challenge

Last night, the 2018 Be Your Best Rock Challenge® National Final took place at Magna Science Adventure Centre, Rotherham. Nine schools from across Dorset,...

Theresa May: I Am Not Going To Brussels To Compromise Our...

Prime Minister Theresa May: "Our Brexit deal for Britain seizes the moment to deliver the democratic decision of the British people and secure a bright...