People from all over Allerdale paraded through Workington today to remember the fallen of World War 1.
A hundred years ago this year hostilities began in Europe – leading to a conflict that claimed millions of lives. More than 500 men fromWorkington alone were killed in the fighting.
Civic leaders, cadets, community groups and the British Legion joined hundreds of people who marched through the town to the war memorial at Vulcan Park.
A short service saw the laying of a wreath to honour the fallen.
Soldiers have been parading through Workington today to mark 100 years since since the start of World War 1.
Several organisations took part in the parade, including the 4th Battalion Duke of Lancaster Regimental Band, the British Legion, cadets groups and local school children.
The parade started at 10.45am at Workington station and it will end with a service at St Michael’s Church.
A series of meetings about the future of healthcare in the region begins today.
Health bosses are currently writing a five-year plan designed to give people better services across Allerdale, Copeland, Carlisle and Eden.
Police in Allerdale are launching a specific operation to tackle livestock theft. It follows a large number of cases across the whole of Cumbria. Police are asking farmers to consider the following actions:
- Keeps hedges, fences and gates in good repair to assist security and visibility.
Be vigilant, make regular checks and encourage your neighbours to report the presence of strange vehicles.
If livestock is stolen, it is important that you can give police an accurate description.
- Ear tags and horn brands can help identify livestock. Freeze branding, hot branding or tattooing your postcode can also be carried out. Consider micro chipping or dye in your dip.
Police are investigating a spate of milk thefts in Allerdale.
Officers say thieves have been targeting homes in Silloth and Wigton over the last five months.
One suspect was seen jumping from a car to garb a bottle on a doorstep before running back to the car and driving off.
One of those said to be responsible for the thefts is said to be aged between 16 or 17 and of a slim build. He was seen in a grey hooded jacket.
Police ask that anyone with any information should call them on 101.
Shoppers across the region have been encouraged to support local businesses as part of the Government's Small Business Saturday initiative.
The scheme aims to highlight what independent retailers bring to their high streets and encourages people to shop locally.
Deborah Cosgove, Project Manager at Allerdale Borough Council, said: "We've been going additional work as to how we can actually support them in the longer term to be more sustainable to grow or even just to make sure they can cope over what can be very difficult times for people."
A council in west cumbria has come up with a new way to fight environmental crime like fly tipping and dog fouling.
Allerdale Borough has launched a system on their website enabling smartphone users to report any mess they see using satellite technology to pinpoint exactly where the problem is.
The council say it will also save the tax payers money.
Allerdale Borough Council have created a state of the art app to help fight environmental crime.
The softwear allows locals to use their mobiles to report everything from dog fouling and fly tipping, to graffiti and missed bin collections.
The app is the first of its kind and they hope, if it is successful, it will be adopted by other councils.
Police in Allerdale are warning people to look after their possessions after a recent spate of crime in the area.
The warning comes from officers based at Cockermouth's Police station after 17 incidents were reported in just four days.
The rural based police team say they usually deal with just a couple of incidents per day but they find crime does increase during the summer.