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Large cross carried through Cockermouth

Easter in Cockermouth Credit: ITV

Around 70 churchgoers have been carrying a large cross through Cockermouth to mark the start of Easter weekend. The cross was carried from Cockermouth market square to the memorial gardens on Wakefield Road.

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A large cross is carried through Cockermouth Credit: ITV

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Art distracts town from roadworks

Artwork has been displayed around Cockermouth Credit: ITV Border

Traders in Cockermouth are tapping into their creative side to boost business during major roadworks in the town centre.

Some firms have reported a drop in trade, but they're hoping public artwork - along with scrapping some parking charges - will bring people back to the town.

Death in second A66 accident

A second collision on the A66 has claimed the life of a motorbike rider.

At 2.15pm yesterday, a rider on an MV Augusta motorbike was killed after being in a crash with a Volkswagon Tiguan on the A684 at Langston Fell, a few miles east of Sedbergh.

The car driver, aged 55, received light injuries and he was treated at the scene by an ambulance.

A motorcyclist and a car driver were also killed in a separate collision an hour before.

Investigations have begun into both incidents and anyone with information is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101.

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Two die in A66 road accident

A crash on the A66 Embleton has claimed 2 lives.

A 49 year old man from Wigton died when his Yamaha motorcycle collided with a Hyundai i10 car driven by a man from the Cockermouth area yesterday at 12.55pm on the A66 Embleton.

Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are appealing to anyone who may of seen the incident, and are also keen to speak to the driver of a Mitsubishi 4x4 which was towing a horsebox travelling towards Keswick who may have witnessed the collision.

Investigations into the incident is under way and anyone with information is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101.

Bomb squad called to World War II device in Cockermouth

The bomb squad has been called to the centre of Cockermouth after a World War II device was found in a property on station Street.

A member of the public called the police when the 'ordnance relic' was discovered.

A 50 metre cordon has been put in place and properties evacuated as the bomb squad make their way to the town.

"Police would like to reassure people that there is no risk to the public at this time.

"The road is currently closed as a precaution. If we thought there was a danger of the relic exploding the cordon would be greater."

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Station Road has been closed and motorists are asked to avoid the area. You can keep up-to-date with the situation on the roads at www.cumbria.police.uk/traffic.

Cockermouth School's space race success

A group of students from Cockermouth School have sent a ballon thousands of miles into space and captured images of the curvature of the Earth.

The team of year 11 student were given just £400 to build the "spacecraft".

It set off from the playing fields of the school on March 12th and was later found in Richmond, North Yorkshire.The school was set the challenge by REACT Engineering in Cleator Moor.

The seven girls and 10 boys succeeded in sending a camera into space to record images of the Earth from the upper atmosphere.This is their video.

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