Nearly 1,600 people including local schoolchildren broke the world record for the biggest ever human pound sign in Wigton this morning.
The crowds gathered at Wigton Showfield for the stunt to recognise the town's role in the production of the new polymer £5 note.
The event was organised by North Allerdale Development Trust and smashed the previous record of 800 people.
Wigton-based Innovia is the firm behind the polymer technology used in the Bank of England's new £5 note.
Olympic distance runner and world medal winner, Jenny Meadows, will be the special guest at the event in Maryport.Read the full story ›
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Over the next eight years the populations of all but nine local authorities in England will increase. Four of those are in Cumbria.Read the full story ›
Plans are almost complete for the launch of Wigton market on Friday 11th March.
Allerdale Borough Council and Wigton Town Council have been working together to build on the monthly produce and craft markets which have been taking place over the past year.
The market will be held every Friday on the recently refurbished Corn Market Area in front of St Mary’s Church, in the Market Hall, with potential plans to extend into the southern end of Water Street car park.
Around 20 stallholders are expected for the first market day.
“It’s going to be great to see a bustling market back in Wigton again, and we’re really pleased to be able to support Allerdale Borough Council and Geraud Markets to get this initiative up and running.”
“This council has made a commitment to investing in our town centres to ensure that they thrive and are interesting and welcoming places to be. Wigton has had a market charter since the 1200s and we’re very pleased to be able to launch this new market.
"We know markets are just one way of attracting people to a town and that they add to its atmosphere and appeal so I wish the traders at the new Wigton venture every success.”
Residents in west Cumbria are being asked for their views on how £3.5 million can be cut from public services in Allerdale over the next four years.
Allerdale Borough Council has launched a public consultation that runs until 14 January and is urging as many people as possible to contribute.
The council says savings are needed due to a reduction in funding the authority receives from central government.
A local authority's plan to ban dogs from certain parts of its parks is polarising opinion on social media.
Allerdale Borough Council is bringing in the measures to make areas in which children and sports teams play cleaner, and safer.
Not fair for the genuine people who do clean up their dogs mess it takes a few seconds to clean it up it's a minority who don't."
It only penalises responsible dog owners ........such a shame they've had to go to such extremes."
About time,so many people think that dogs are humans. Reality check they are dogs."
What annoys me is they never provide bins. Pick it up then do what with it. I do pick mine up but, annoys me there is never a bin to dispose it in?"
Allerdale Borough Council is cracking down on owners who let their dogs foul in the district's parks.
Dogs have been banned from certain areas, as Hannah McNulty has been finding out:
The council has banned dogs from parts of around 20 parks in the district, and owners who break the rules will face heavy fines.Read the full story ›
A series of community events designed to make Allerdale in west Cumbria a better place to live are underway.
The district's annual town centre clean-up sees volunteers team up with the council.
Lori Carnochan went along to the first event: