Lynne Herald, aged 40, of Beckgreen, Egremont, was sentenced to 160 days imprisonment at West Cumbria Magistrates’ Court earlier this month, 4 August 2017.
She was jailed following an incident on 6 May where a member of the public contacted police over suspicions she had travelled to the Co-op store at Egremont under the influence, where she was found to be four times over the legal limit.
Herald was also convicted for driving a vehicle without insurance while disqualified. The investigating officer says driving under influence of alcohol or drugs will not be tolerated:
Herald may have only travelled a relatively short distance, but it is only due to luck that there was no collision where someone could have been injured. The fact she is a repeat offender only further highlights her disregard for the law."
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Musical duo, Red Dirt Skinners, will be performing live in Cumbria on Friday, 16 June.
The group will be performing their folk and country music mix at the Florence Arts Centre in Egremont.
This follows their last performance in the region in December 2016.
Workshops will be held at an arts centre in West Cumbria, where attendees can try partake in different activities.
Activities on offer at Florence Arts Centre, in Egremont, include stitching, painting, playing the ukulele and learning to do calligraphy.
We’ve been working together with a number of local artists to open up the arts centre to more and more workshop opportunities and we’re excited to see such a diverse range on offer this year. Clearing out some of the back rooms has given us more spaces, plus for the first time we can use our own secret garden too! We hope to continue building a roster of classes so that FAC is a place where people can not only be entertained but be inspired and encouraged to learn new skills.
The workshop is being held in conjunction with a calligraphy exhibition at Florence's gallery, where a member of the Eden Valley Scribes will give informal handwriting sessions with member of the public for free, It will take place on Saturday 13th May and Saturday 20th May.
TV star and Professor of Particle Physics, Brian Cox, will headline a science festival that is being held in Cumbria.
The Infinity Festival is a programme for secondary school students, which will be held in September at West Lakes Academy in Egremont.
More than 200 13-14 year old pupils will attend, and it's hoped the festival will inspire them to consider studying science, technology, engineering and maths.
We are absolutely delighted to be supporting the React Foundation, the festival’s organiser, who’ve brought experts in robots, insects, crime mapping, aircraft design, nuclear reactors and other areas to Cumbria and who do so much to inspire young people into STEM.
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Police searching for a missing man from Egremont in Cumbria have confirmed that a man’s body has been found in the River Eden at Egremont.
Formal identification has not yet taken place and enquires are ongoing but police do not believe the death to be suspicious.
David Hornsby was last seen on Beckgreen at approximately 2am on the 24th of December.
The police are appealing to anyone who may have seen Mr Hornsby to get in touch. Anyone with any information is asked to contact police immediately on 101.
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Revellers at Egremont's winter wonderland Christmas lights switch-on will be able to park for free this weekend.
The free parking is available from midnight to midnight on Sunday in Copeland Borough Council's town centre car park.
The event had been due to take place yesterday but was put back a week due to the bad weather.
“The winter wonderland and lights switch on are a big part of the annual events in Egremont and it was unfortunate that the weather was so bad last week.
"I am delighted Copeland Council have been able to support the rescheduled Christmas event this Sunday, and have arranged for the free car parking.
“I hope the weather will be fine and the free parking will encourages more people to attend this Sunday (December 6) to support this great community event."