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Gold Anchors for Cumbrian marina

Maryport Harbour and Marina, situated at the mouth of the Solway Estuary on the Cumbrian coast Credit: ITV News Border

Maryport's become the first marina in Cumbria to be awarded Gold Anchors.

The Gold Anchor Scheme's been going for more than twenty five years, and it recognises harbours that meet industry demands and take care of their customers.

Maryport Harbour got three anchors, meaning it provides convenient access to a fuel service, and has clear pollution and fire safety plans.

Maryport fish plant confirms closure

64 jobs will be lost with the closure of Brookside Products Limited Credit: ITV Border

Brookside Products Limited, in Maryport, has confirmed it will close.

The company, which smokes, prepares and packages salmon for the retail market, is said to have lost £4 million in the last three years. 64 jobs will be lost.

"The 30 day consultation period has passed and whilst initially there seemed to be a reasonable level of interest in the facility, discussions with interested parties have now come to an end and no formal offers have been received. We have explored all the options and there seems to be no viable alternatives. Sadly, this means the facility will now close.

We are very sorry we will have to close the factory but we have no alternative given the substantial losses in recent years. This is a sad day for us all.”

– Doug Aitchison, Director of Brookside Products

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Pier death man from Maryport

Police in Sussex have confirmed that the workman who died after falling from a fire-damaged pier in Sussex is from Maryport.

The family of the 44-year-old man have been told of his death.

The man died of head injuries after the incident on Eastbourne Pier which happened at 4pm yesterday afternoon.

Health and safety officers are investigating along with Sussex Police.

64 jobs at risk at fish smoking company

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64 jobs are at risk in West Cumbria, as company bosses have begun consultation talks that could see a fish smoker and processing plant forced to close.

Brookside Products Limited in Maryport is said to have lost £4 million in the last three years. The company, which smokes, prepares and packages salmon for the retail market, has informed all of the staff.

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Police search for missing Maryport man

Jeffrey William Baker, 47, was seen on CCTV at Carlisle train station Credit: Cumbria Police

Police searching for a missing Maryport man have released CCTV images in a bid to locate him.

Jeffrey William Baker, 47, was last seen leaving his friend's house in Workington at around 10:15pm on July 10. He was due to start work at 11am the following day but didn't arrive.

Mr Baker was spotted on CCTV at Carlisle Train Station at around 11:50am on July 11. He's described as being 6"2' tall, of medium build and bald. He was wearing a khaki jacket, a white T-shirt, blue jeans and trainers at the time of his disappearance.

Anyone with information as to Mr Baker's whereabouts is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 and quote log number 283.

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Rescue service boathouse is officially open

The new boathouse for the Maryport Inshore Rescue Service is officially open.

The service operates alongside all other emergency services and is on call 24 hours a day throughout the year. It is an Independent service, made up volunteers who save lives at sea, inshore and in floods.

The boat house officially opened today, Friday 20 June Credit: ITV Border

The former boathouse was built in 1865 but besides being too small it failed to meet modern standards.

The old boat house was built in 1865 but was no longer suitable Credit: Maryport Inshore Rescue Service

The new boathouse forms part of a wider £1.2m investment in Maryport Harbour by Britain's Energy Coast using funding from Sellafield Ltd and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

Official opening of Maryport boathouse

The team are on call 24 hours a day Credit: ITV Border

The new boathouse for Maryport Inshore Rescue Service will be officially opened.

It's part of the £1.2 million investment in Maryport harbour by Britain's Energy Coast. The original boathouse was built in 1865 but didn't meet modern standards.

The team from Maryport are on call 24 seven, providing a rescue service for those at sea and in flood waters.

Sports generator stolen in Maryport

The stolen generator Credit: Cumbria Police

A generator has been stolen from Maryport AFC. It happened at the sports field next to the Co-Operative Store on Curzon Street, sometime between Friday 6th June and Sunday 8th June.

Thieves broke into a container used by the Maryport Monsters junior football team and stole a red portable Nielsen generator. The container is used to store the team’s sports equipment.

PC Mark Ayton said:

“The generator is used by all members of the club from the junior to the senior teams. The club has a number of hardworking people who give up their time to coach the youngsters. We appeal for anyone with information to contact us so we can bring the people responsible to justice.”

Anyone with information should contact the police.

Farm based adult care centre opens in Maryport

Florence House is a new day centre that has been opened in West Cumbria for people living with disabilities or dementia. It has wildlife trails, dog walking, a petting zoo and gardening on offer.

The facility is designed to give those using it a broad range of activities and a higher quality of life.

Finola Miles reports.

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