Archaeologists at a dig at Maryport in west Cumbria have found a Roman military altar. They have described it as a 'very special find'.
Archaeologists excavating a field in West Cumbria have found the site of an early Christian burial ground.
Archeologists digging for clues about life in Roman Maryport have discovered a new series of buildings on the site.
Tony McGeechan, Maryport Town Centre manager.
Volunteers have been out in force in Maryport today, July 24. Members of the 'Love Maryport' organisation, made up of local organisations and businesses, were picking litter, cleaning signs and benches and generally helping to give the town a facelift.
Allerdale Borough Council has already co-ordinated similar initiatives in other parts of west Cumbria in an effort to encourage community spirit and pride in local towns and villages.
Maryport is set be cleaned up in a community initiative. Allerdale Council has been appealing for local people to volunteer to help spruce up the town today, July 24.
The Council's Streetscene team will be cleaning the big, hard-to-reach signs.
Archaeologists at a Roman dig in Maryport have been showing off what they have found in their third year of excavations on the site.
The team, from the Senhouse Museum Trust and Newcastle University, have two years of work left to do.
Professor Ian Haynes, from Newcastle University said:
"We've opened three trenches here at Marport this year and we are currently in the trench that has opened up a classic Roman temple.
"It is the finest classical temple in the north-west of England. In fact it is the north-western most Classic temple in the Roman world."
Archaeologists from Newcastle University are exploring the past of the west Cumbrian coastal town of Maryport.
They are working with volunteers to discover more about the Roman altar stones found in the 19th century.
Last year they had a breakthrough - they found the altars had been reused as foundation stone for a later Christian building. This year they want to find where they were originally.
Watch Samantha Parker's report here:
Work has begun on a missing section of coast to coast cycleway in West Cumbria.
The Hadrian's Cycleway runs from Ravenglass to Tyneside and links in to the C2C route to Wearside.
The new four mile section, between Maryport and Allonby, will take cyclists on a safer route alongside the coast road.
Cllr Keith Little, Cumbria County Council.
A team, made up of professional archeologists and volunteers are aiming to uncover the history behind Roman altar stones found previously near the Senhouse Museum in Maryport, Cumbria.
Last year they discovered the temple stones had been reused in the foundations of another building.
This year they hope to discover where they were originally.
The parents of a two-year-old boy who died from meningitis B are calling on the Government to introduce a vaccine to fight the disease.
Jayne Hooks from Workington joined a Maryport charity group who handed in a petition at Number 10 Downing Street.
Jayne Hook lost her son Daniel to meningitis four years ago:
A teenager from west Cumbria who is battling brain cancer will be going on an all expenses paid holiday with her family, thanks to friends at her school.
All week students at Netherhall School in Maryport will have the chance to take part in fundraising activities to raise money for 15-year-old Rebecca Marnock.
Samantha Parker reports:
It has served the sailors and seafarers of west Cumbria for almost a century and a half, but Maryport Inshore Rescue Service boathouse is about to be demolished.
It will make way for a brand new building; part of wider investment in Maryport Harbour.
Andy Burn reports: