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Egremont surface flooding next issue to be tackled

Surface water flooding issues in Egremont are on the cards next for the Environment Agency and Flood Action groups following the completion of river defences in the town.

Last year's flooding in Egremont Credit: Kelly Cricket

Culverts near the Orgill Estate will be monitored and cleared, and a long term plan put in place.

Flood waters last year nearly reached windows Credit: Kelly Cricket

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£33K raised for Danica's Dream Fund

Danica Maxwell was just 15-years-old when she died from cancer nearly three years ago.

Her parents have since raised more than £33,000 to help other children with the disease.

Danica's Dream Fund was set up in memory of the Egremont teenager who spent her time in hospital worrying about other patients and telling her parents she wished she could relieve their suffering.

Samantha Parker reports:

Anger over Egremont public toilets closure

Thousands of people have signed a petition in west Cumbria against the closure of public toilets. The facilities in Whitehaven, Cleator Moor and Egremont are now shut.

It is part of plans by Copeland Borough Council to save more than £26 million over the next two years.

Owners of cafe's say people are now using their toilets without buying anything and that is putting them out of pocket:

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Celebrity sculptor will return to Cumbria

A world-renowned celebrity sculptor is returning to his native patch of Egremont, with the hope of inspiring young people to achieve their dreams.

Paul Bainbridge is visiting the region as part of an innovative programme at Egremont's West Lakes Academy, which has revealed a number of great Cumbrians as part of its Ambassador Programme.

Mr Bainbridge has received commissions from celebrities including Sean Connery and Stephen Spielberg.

Egremont mineshaft capped

A mineshaft which collapsed in Egremont in November will be capped today, 7th January.

Nine homes were evacuated following the collapse which saw a drilling rig disappear into a 25 metre hole.

The householders were forced to live in temporary accommodation for five weeks as Copeland Borough Council, who own the land, made the area safe.

The residents were allowed to go back home just before Christmas.

Once the mine is capped the area will then be landscaped.

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